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 (4,217 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
441 of 483 people (91%) found this review helpful
41 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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382 of 467 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
64.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
This game is providing me with what I have always dreamed of. ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THE ENTIRE GALAXY! if I play my cards right.
Every stage of this game is good fun. I abolutely love this game.

My only complaint is that in the final stage of the game your empire becomes soo large that personally dealing with every little thing and trying to handle the spice trading for your entire empire with your one player controlled ship really started sucking. I wanted to be able to Age of Empires style delagate responsibilities to computer controlled characters. like trading, like military action, like colonization. I wanted to end up being the emperor who could just watch the empire I had built continue to grow, and spread, and take everything over everything. After the setup and planning you do in the first stages of the game, only require minimal player interaction, which would leave me (the emperor) the freedom to go do whatever I wanted. (like finding galactic adventures and lvling my captain. that was fun.)

That said, this game is fun and totally worth the cost. Its just not made to allow you to be able take over the galaxy to the scale that I had wanted, in other words its sort of soft-capped out. There comes a point when you reach a size where you simply cannot manage everything personally, and you start losing planets as fast as you are gaining them.
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788 of 1,090 people (72%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
This game has created the only things i can call family and friends.
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603 of 833 people (72%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
4.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
10/10

Best Genocide Simulator Ever.
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153 of 196 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 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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956 of 1,431 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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 aesthetics rather than gameplay.
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103 of 136 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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98 of 130 people (75%) found this review helpful
55.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
This game is super fun. Getting to make your own species and going though the stages. You can make anything you want from something like Godzilla or something like a human. On top of all of this if you just wanna create something theres a creator to! You can make anything! There might be some bugs but sometimes its funny. (Btw you can't play multiplayer on this game anymore!)
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117 of 162 people (72%) found this review helpful
5 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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71 of 92 people (77%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
A classic game from my earlier teenage years. The game is absolutely fantastic if you play in bursts - if you play for too long it gets boring, but the trip from single cell to space conquering species never gets old.
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234 of 366 people (64%) found this review helpful
6 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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116 of 173 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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63 of 93 people (68%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
It's really fun to play, but wish they would fix the crash i'm having at the tribal stage :/ yet i do recommend this to other gamers if you love the power to mold the game the way you want
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48 of 68 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
I would completely reccomend this game to anyone who has an interest in any growth and development game. This game brings originality and uniqueness to the genre of God Games.. While I must say how much i dislike EA, not supporting the servers for Spore anymore..(especially for the current price they are selling the complete pack for) I still find myself enjoying single player alot. If you have ever wanted to be involved in the evolution process of a species, or ever wanted to fly the galaxy while expanding your civilization to other planets in the universe, or simply just create a species, just to watch it get erradicated or destroyed by another sentient species, Then I highly suggest you check out Spore!
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52 of 75 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
167.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
What can I say? Spore to me, is the BEST game on earth! I highly recommend this game! and if you happen to come across it and its on sale I would REALLY get it if you have some spare money. It really unleashes creativtiy. I love how you can change the spine and size. once again I highly recommend this game!
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49 of 70 people (70%) found this review helpful
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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37 of 51 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
Amazing game with great gameplay unbelievable opportunities for creativity and fun!
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50 of 75 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
I like the first two stages, everything afte tribal is okay, and space sucks and it gets boring. It is fun to make creatures tho.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Worth the 20 bucks
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11 of 11 people (100%) 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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