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 (4,379 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.
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586 of 642 people (91%) found this review helpful
37 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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680 of 920 people (74%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
10/10

Best Genocide Simulator Ever.
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189 of 234 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
It's a great game. But $20 is a little bit pushing it.

Well, there are tons of sales, and as I'm writing this there's one right now, so you might want to wait for one.

Gameplay:
Evolving you creature is something I found super fun. The graphics are really nice and the animals are cute....most of the time...

I also love the feature that your behavior effects your reputation as a species, you might be a vicious killer, or a very social creature that likes friends.

Unfortunatly, personally I find the extreme change of gamplay a little boring. It starts off as you evolving, killing or befriending other creatures, and eating them or plants. Then it locks the way you look and that's kind of sad, transforming it into a full on tactical birds-eye view of your planet, defending off enemies, and eventually going into..space?

So I see what to developers were doing, a little cell in the ocean to advanced beings in space, but it just didn't seem all that interesting to me at that point.

Depending on what you like, it has an ok replayibility level, but I like going into create and making my own cool animals.
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122 of 159 people (77%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Spore has left me with very mixed emotions. I LOVE going through the Cell stage and then playing through the Creature stage (4.5 out of 5 stars to that point). The first night I downloaded the game, I had planned to only play a half hour or so before bed, which turned into 3+ hours and having to be harrassed by my husband to finally shut down the notebook. I was starting to become an addict already!
And then the Tribal phase happened.
There is a very natural flow between the Cell and Creature stages, with a little more complexity added when you begin to move the camera around. The game is entirely at your own pace and you aren't penalized for taking your time to explore, look for additional parts, or make more friends. It's truly a casual game. And then Tribal turns the game entirely into a Tower Defense game where you have to control multiple units and every minute you spend trying to build a strategy is held against you as the other tribes start to hate you more, attack your village, and steal your food. To add to the fun, the interface is confusing and unintuitive. At that point, the game fell to 3 out of 5.
I've made it through Tribal once and into the City/Civilization stage. And that is as far as I'll ever go in this game. The Cell and Creature stages have lots of replayability, which is why I can still recommend the game despite my obvious dislike of the rest of the stages. I bought this game when it was on sale so I feel like it was a pretty good buy for the parts I enjoy.
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146 of 196 people (74%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
i tried to be allies with someone; they yelled at me; i nuked them; 10/10
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996 of 1,514 people (66%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
It's fun at first, but it lacks replayability.

The cell stage is mildly entertaining while you decide what kind of life-form you want to grow up to be (though I guarantee you'll pick Omnivore if you can help it).

While it's a matter of survival in your animal form, the game really feels fresh and new. In fact, I would've liked it more if the animal stage was a lot longer. The way you interact with other animals, the way you take on larger creatures or even epic monsters, the migration patterns of your herd and exploring the wide world is really fun and really engaging.

But after the animal stage, the game becomes a very basic, very lackluster real-time strategy game. The tribal and civilization stages are nothing more than mash-ups of Age of Empires and Civilization, the only bonus being that you get to design your stuff. There's nothing here that you haven't seen before, from three-choice politics to point-and-click control of armies comprised entirely of a single land vehicle type, which you will no doubt convert to a fleet made entirely of aircraft due to them not being limited as to where they can travel.

But the biggest letdown was the space stage. Instead of starting at one vessel and working your way to commanding a whole fleet with which to explore and conquer as you see fit, you're stuck with a single ship occassionally accompanied by a few brainless AI ships who are utterly useless against the more powerful space empires and tend to die pretty quickly. Oh, sure, you can upgrade that one ship, but there's no real sense of progress being made.

The graphics aren't that great, with everything looking about as well polished as that old CG television show Reboot, just with improved animation. If the textures and shapes were a bit more complex it might stand out.

I'd recommend this game only if it's on sale or free for a weekend, because it really isn't worth paying full price for this. It has enough juice for about 1 playthrough, but afterwards I really can't see any reason to go 'round again except to make different choices that will ultimately lead to the same result. But if you take the path of least resistance, you'll end up making the same choices each time.

Ultimately, it's a good concept, but the mid-to-late game mechanics really feel uninspired, like too much focus was given to aesthetic customization options rather than gameplay mechanics.
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132 of 193 people (68%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I absolutely love Spore, and I have since 2011. I decided to download this game after many years on my Windows 8 and it runs perfectly. Still works and does not crash. The Steam convertion for it was great.

Thanks,
Squidrex
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258 of 396 people (65%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
Ate some species's children then tried to befriend them. They atacked me so I made them extinct.

10/10
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54 of 78 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
If you like to have a LOT of freedom in how you create a character, this is a wonderful game for you. I've always had a lot of fun with Spore. Creature stage is definitely the most fun, but no matter how you approach the game you'll find a way to make it work for you. Definitely worth taking for a spin!
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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
16.5 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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14 of 15 people (93%) 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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 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
5 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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27 of 40 people (68%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
Got bullied by space monkeys. 10/10 would re-create the human race again.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
My opinion of this game may be due to the fact that it provides a lot of nostalgia becuase I used to play it at my best friend's house as a kid, but I really enjoy playing it to this day and i would recommend it to anyone with a creative sense. 8/10
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
32.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
i made a ♥♥♥♥♥ and killed everyone 10/10
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 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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8 of 8 people (100%) 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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