From Single Cell to Galactic God, evolve your creature in a universe of your own creations. Play through Spore's five evolutionary stages: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Each stage has its own unique style, challenges, and goals.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,569 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 19, 2008

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From Single Cell to Galactic God, evolve your creature in a universe of your own creations.
Play through Spore's five evolutionary stages: Cell, Creature, Tribe, Civilization, and Space. Each stage has its own unique style, challenges, and goals. You can play how you choose — start in Cell and nurture one species from humble tidepool organism to intergalactic traveler, or jump straight in and build tribes or civilizations on new planets. What you do with your universe is up to you.
Spore gives you a variety of powerful yet easy-to-use creation tools so you can create every aspect of your universe: creatures, vehicles, buildings, and even starships. While Spore is a single-player game, your creations are automatically shared with other players providing a limitless number of worlds to explore and play.

Features

  • CREATE Your Universe from Microscopic to Macrocosmic — From tide pool amoebas to thriving civilizations to intergalactic starships, everything is in your hands.
  • EVOLVE Your Creature through Five Stages — It's survival of the funnest as your choices reverberate through generations and ultimately decide the fate of your civilization.
  • EXPLORE Other Players' Galaxies — Will your creature rule the universe, or will your beloved planet be blasted to smithereens by a superior alien race?
  • SHARE with the World — Everything you make is shared with other players and vice versa, providing tons of cool creatures to meet and cool places to visit.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP with Service Pack 1 and Vista
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium® 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (768 MB RAM for Vista)
    • Graphics: 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    • DirectX®: The latest version of DirectX 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: At least 4 GB of hard drive space, with at least 1 GB additional space for creations
    For computers using built-in graphics chipsets under Windows, the game requires at least:
    • Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above
    • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent
    • 768 MB RAM
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION, END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER ONLINE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON www.ea.com.
Helpful customer reviews
802 of 883 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2014
Tried to befriend another creature by dancing, it laughed at me so i made it extinct 10/10
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132 of 151 people (87%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
25.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I can finally murder innocent creatures as a potato. I will soon be the galactic dic-tater.

11/10
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116 of 131 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
I rage quit on my first race so I created a new race and massacred my old race. 10/10
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83 of 100 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
made a spaghetti monster with 6 arms, 4 legs, claws and wings. it rules the galaxy now.
10/10

(Note: my game time is actually way longer, i didn't play on steam version alot)
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56 of 60 people (93%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
242.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
I spent an entire week trying to befriend the Groxs, I did it.
In a split secound I get a call from every creature in the Galaxy. They all wanted to murder me.
Never have I been so satisfied.
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58 of 65 people (89%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
I stole a tree. It started planetary war. I then exterminated their entire species 10/10 best genocide simulator ever
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2014
It's fantastic being able to design and play as your own creatures. The design possibilities are nearly limitless. Creating and messing around briefly as your creatures is really the only great part about this game. The Cell, Tribal, Civ, and Space stages are mostly just disappointing and tedious. If you have a day free, you can play all the way from Cell stage to Space stage in a single sitting. Space is agreeably the worst part of the game sense you are set as a single ship managing your entire empire. (And no expansion fixes that)

I'm pretty upset that they gave up on this franchise. I feel like it could have easily become amazing and complex over generations like the Sims franchise.

TL:DR Only get this game when it's on sale.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Created a Homo sapien. The other creatures laughed at me. I went all 'Murica on them. There were no survivors
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
316.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
An enemy tribe stole my food, my tribe stole their lives and food.


A good game for people who like to create and use their imagination. Also nice for making creatures or characters from movies or other games.

+ A bunch of hints for new players (How to move the camera, etc.)
+ Lots of differrent and funny or cute animations!
+ Wide variety of parts to put on your creature.
+ Fun stages! (not all)
- The final stage gets a bit boring after a while.
- Too small complexity bar.
- Very small planets. (Exploring planets is a bit boring when the planet is really small.)
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
Ok, my favorite part about this game is, how you can create your OWN creature, and get to watch it grow and evolve. It basically never ends. One thing though, is that the space stage is kinda boring. I would have loved it more if, you can still play as your creature, and not like overseeing everything. You only get to do that in the Cell and Creature stage, if they kept leeting you play as your species, that would make this game EPIC! If I saw my creature, in the space stage land on a planet, and get to socialize with other intergalactic beings, I wouldn't stop playing the game. But, I really recommend this game, if you are creative!
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
85.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Wasted Potential: The Game EA Edition










still love it though
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24 of 29 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
Tons of fun in this game with friends. Always interesting to create the most hillarious things i can imagine give them wierd names and amuse the mates. You have to be a real trash bag not to enjoy this game. Great for kids and great for those of us with imagination.
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43 of 65 people (66%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
When I was young I used to make all the ugly people from my school as my creatures 10/10 would make fun of the weird kids again
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
Spore is a bit incredulously ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

It introduces something amazing, an entirely new concept with you, but when you get about halfway through the game it takes that all away from you with hardly any reason or meaning why.

Playing a new game, you start as a little microbe thing with some very basic gameplay and some addictive mechanics. The goal of this stage is to eat and get bigger until you fill up the meter at the bottom, it's promising but gets boring fast which is just as well because the stage can be over that fast if you want it to be and you can move on to become a proper Spore creature, going into Creature stage.

Creature stage... is the best part of the game. This is the part where you're shown an almost infinite variety and customizability combinations in the creature editor, with all sorts of interesting options and different things. You can make a four or six legged monstrosity with ♥♥♥♥ing spikeballs coming out of it's nose or maybe a ball with a pair of legs and four arms, with a ridiculous variety of hands, mouths, eyes, assortments of weapons and the likes.

And if that didn't already appeal to you, on top of all this, you're shown an expansive world with other species which you can befriend or extinct and giant ♥♥♥♥ing creatures you can attempt to slay if you get powerful enough for thrills. And this courses through an ENTIRE PLANET of these other species and massive creatures. This appealed to me so much that I absolutely loved everything about it, it was so thrilling, it was absolutely majestic and wonderful.

But then comes Tribal stage. Once you're filled on the meter at the bottom and maybe have the full look for your creature that you want, the content was pretty stunted there. Personally, I would have loved to have the whole game be Creature stage, just getting progressively better.

Instead, it's all taken away from you. You're shown an entirely different genre of game in some sadistic attempt to radically change your idea on playing the game. Initially, I dismissed this as EA's standard policy to alienate their entire ♥♥♥♥ing demographic and tried to make sense of it, but no.

Your love that you put into your creature to maybe make it more socially friendly or combat advantageous in Creature stage? Poof. The only things you retain from Creature stage are the actual planet (which is no longer free-roam), the other species on it (now lowered to domestic pets and other rising tribes which are pretty generic and bland) and the look of your creature as well as it's voice and how it moves (like if you have a four-legged creature, it moves the same way it did when you were controlling it yourself, but it's generic and loses it's charm). The whole game turned into this forced, linear pathway that is completely different from what was shown to you earlier.

Tribal was pretty short, though. Civilisation stage... Ugh. It introduced an entirely new editor, but it was like it was trying to shoehorn user creativity back into the game, but with no real purpose. The things in Creature stage were actually relevant to the gameplay, like combat and social, with the other idea of it being whatever the ♥♥♥♥ you want and it can apply to the actual gameplay, like moving on. While Civilisation stage things do have the element of application to gameplay, it's just less and less content. There's only the coolness in making vehicles. That's it.

Space stage is another step where the Civilisation stage was going in the first place, you deal in planets instead of nations/cities, you deal with a galaxy instead of a world... It's incredibly boring, though. There's combat segments and some customization, but the game lost all charm for me at this point.


But yes, if you agree with everything I said and want to buy the game, then NEVER progress past Creature stage unless you REALLY want to. It's not that rewarding. Incredible beginning content with incredible mechanics, but really sucks later on.
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20 of 28 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 28
Like Skyrim with aliens
11/10
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
32.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
i made a ♥♥♥♥♥ and killed everyone 10/10
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Okay....soo I am reviewing this from when I played it many years ago shortly after it came out on PC. At the time I remember looking this game up and seeing its promise for a in-depth evolution system which seemed almost too complicated for me to understand but sure looked fun as hell~

So I got it on a CD at some point and I remember playing it all night and day. It was a few weeks before I stopped but while playing it I felt like it was missing something, like I was playing half of the game that was promised. At the time I was on end-game stuff which is the spaceship stage (which pretty much never ends). So I started to realize it isn't really complicated and in-depth as it was promised to be. It seems more basic and nothing super advanced.... but I still loved it. Its a shame though because it could of still been something much MUCH bigger if it had more depth. Also apparently some of the Sport EA servers are shut down now so there isn't much of a community for the game now.

To keep it short...the game is really fun if you like a mixture of RPG, Sims, Strategy games with heavy customization to keep it personal and unique to every person. I highly recommend this game still even if it is a bit dull around the edges.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
116.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
there are multipul stages im going to talk about and i hope you enjoy

cell stage
+You do everything favorite thing to do EAT FOOD!
+You can go herbavore and eat seaweed But the best is going carnivore where you munch on other cells
+The stage is basic and has some challenges

Creature stage
+You can concer creatures nest's to get more xp or impress them by singing if there too cute to kill
+has 3d modles so there are more ways than one to make youre creature if you have the parts.
+large region to explore (well it seems untill you get farther.
+its kind of a strategy but wiht animal tactics like bite and spit

Tribal stage
+ you can hunt animals.
+get more tribal members
+Attack tribes or give them a orcestra (yes there are instruments in this stage)
-befriending animals dosent affect deffence or anything at all they just stnad there behind youre tent.

Civalization stage
+ its a strategy but with an army
+ If you have bfrended a president from a different civalization they can send trading routes
-(listen up) There is so much reducolusness thing that a civalisation would attack you theres a meater and if you do anything like this youre nebors will be angry
like
.using nuclear weps
.attacking them
.having more land than them
.insulting them (they seem as its Ok if you call them limless space slugs)

SPAAAAAACCCCEE! stage
+you can go galaxy to galaxy and claim homes.
+react with otheres who reach the space stage.
+ attack lower stages like civalization and tribes (its holarious as long its not planed on the cute animals)



This game in general is like the best one ibe bouht because i knew this game would be fun But even thogh there are crashes in certan times but after playing it for a while i got pretty fun and the crashes seem to appear less than before.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
222.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
I absolutely love creating all sorts of weird monsters and creatures in this game!

That aside, I do love this game, but it's nowhere near perfect. The grindy nature of this particular game genre (God Simulators, etc.) kinda wears thin after a while of playing it, making Spore a game that's better in short bursts. Aside from the creation of critters and buildings, the way the gameplay changes keeps it interesting, and the space level (once you make it) is actually quite deep and complex.

Recommended? Yes, but only if you liked playing with legos as a kid (which should be everyone) or love God Sim games (which definitely isn't everyone's cup of tea).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I am extremely happy to own this game on Steam.I probably spent hundreds of hours playing this game throughout all of it's stages.

Spore is a rather complex game even if it comes off as a bit childish.

It has 5 completely different game stages:

In the first one you start as a cell trying to survive.As you progress,you start to evolve into a multicellular organism,develpoing more and more features like better eyes,horns and so on.In the end your ''fish'' will evolve enough for it to go on land.

This is where the second stage of the game begins.You are now a land animal fighting/socialising with other species and exploring the world.Same as in the first stage you evolve continuously.

The Third stage,is the tribal stage.Your animal is smart enough to form a tribe,craft tools,build houses and create a form of government.Your mission is to conquer the surrounding area by war or diplomacy.

After that,the fourth stage begins.Now you must conquer the entire planet by the same principle.But now along war and diplomacy,you can establish your domination by trade.This stage represents the stage we are in.Tanks,nuclear bombs and lots of trading.

Now begins the space age.You now control the entire solar system and begin exploring the Milky Way galaxy.This is by far the best stage of the game because of it's depth.It is for sure addictive to explore planets and venture into the unknown meeting space empires,undeveloped planets and so on.You can terraform planets,blow them up,colonise them or just explore for artifacts and more hidden items.

The game is fun but it has it's weak points.It could have been so much more.The tribe and industrial age stages are dull and unremarkable.They play as RTS games with a bit of diplomacy mixed in there.Nothing special and it could have been much improved.

This game is a unique sandbox space exploration simulator and my only regret is that Maxis limited themselves when creating this game.It could have been one of the best games of the 2000's..let's hope they plan a Spore 2.

The seemingly unlimited customization combined with tons of free user created content gives the game amazing replay-ability.I recommend this game to everyone.At least to try it once.
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