Plague Inc: Evolved is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero' - now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (5,948 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 20, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Plague Inc: Evolved is in Early Access because it is currently in active development and features dangerous pathogens – so please wash your hands after playing to avoid infection!

On a serious note, it is in Early Access because the game is stable and polished but not currently feature-complete. Early Access is a great way to get player feedback on features as they are added in - helping to make Plague Inc. perfect!

Over 35 million people have played Plague Inc. to date and their input has been invaluable. Please get in touch and let me know how you want the game to evolve!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We are working very hard to add in new content and cool features and hope to be out of Early Access in a few months.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The Early Access version is stable and polished with the core game complete. The Full Version will have additional features added.

So far - we have added:
  • The mind controlling Neurax Worm special disease type
  • The zombie-making Necroa Virus special disease type
  • The Simian Flu from the Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie!
  • 18 Official Scenarios
  • Custom Scenario Creator
  • Speed run gameplay mode
  • 3 new cheats and greatly enhanced cheat functionality
  • Mac support

We are still working on:
  • Competitive Multiplayer mode
  • Co-operative Multiplayer mode
  • Linux support

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“At the moment, the game is stable and polished with the core game complete and we are working on additional features. Please only buy the game now if you are OK with this and understand that you may also encounter bugs (not the good, world-killing kind...).”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“We may increase the price when the game comes out of early access but this has not been decided yet”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Player feedback and comments are incredibly important for the development process of Plague Inc: Evolved. We are extremely grateful for having such a passionate group of players and we make sure not to take it for granted.

Players will be able to send us feedback and ideas via the steam forums, the in-game contact form, twitter, Facebook etc. We will also use polls and specific forum threads to gather targeted feedback as required.

Developer commitments:
  • Be open and honest with players
  • Clearly communicate our development plans
  • Always post a change log when an update is released (I hate it when this doesn't get done :P)
  • Read every single comment on the forums and be an active presence
  • Respond to every support email
Note - due to Steam Friends limit - I can't accept every friend request - sorry! I will refresh my friend list every month or so in order to talk to new people.”
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"A strategy simulation where the goal is to wipe out the earth as quickly and quietly as you can. Good luck."
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November 25

Development Log - Scenario Creator and Multiplayer

The next update is nearly here! More info on what it will contain as well as other things we are working on below...

Scenario Creator to get Events Lab update

In the next few days, the beta for the most powerful Scenario Creator update yet goes live. The Events Lab adds vast scripting / mod options on top of all the other labs you can already use. With this you will be able to make killer robots stampede through countries, have zombies that spontaneously explode, or just put the entire population of Greenland in a rocket and send them to the moon! The only limit will be your imagination (and scripting skills :P).

New Featured Community Scenarios

Players are making some awesome scenarios and Featured Scenarios highlight some of the most inventive and polished creations. Here are the latest Featured Scenarios - congrats to authors!
Cult of Cthulhu by Morrolan
Primeval Anomalies by brothercake
Last Judgement by Fallon
Animatronic by 男性を負担
Human Hives by SKello89

You can check out these and thousands of other scenarios in game now!

Multiplayer development

With the Scenario Creator almost complete, development time is shifting over to Multiplayer. I'm having a great time as I get to pull out my design hat and develop new systems that really shine in a player vs player environment. The current focus is competitive multiplayer and we will move onto co-operative multiplayer after that.

More on this soon!

James

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October 31

Early Access Evolution 11 released - Multi-language support for Custom Scenarios! (and dev log)

Evolution 11 notes
I'm amazed by the quality of custom scenarios that the community is making and one piece of feedback we have repeatedly got is that people want to be able to translate their scenarios without having to make multiple different versions on the Steam Workshop as this splits the community.

Your wish is my command and I am pleased to say that we have therefore added the ability to have multiple languages for your scenario which means that people can play the scenario in their own language! If their language isn't available, then the creator can also set which language it will default to in this case.

This update also includes a number of tweaks and fixes for the game - see change log below.

Development log
I'm keen to make sure that great custom scenarios get discovered by players and we are starting to look at them to see which scenarios should be featured. There are load of scenarios to look at so if you are interested in helping out - then please follow this link to become a Custom Scenario Creator Judge.

Our Early Access journey continues and the next Evolution (12) will add immense power to the Scenario Creator in the form of the Events Lab. This will allow you to create game-changing events and narrative pop ups for your scenario using powerful mod/scripting tools. The only limit is your imagination :P

We are also hard at work on multiplayer now and are having a lot of fun testing it in Office Zero. Will share more news soon!

Happy Halloween!

James

Major changes:
Scenario Creator

  • Translations option - SC allows creator to export game strings, edit the files and import back in so that the same scenario can host multiple languages.
Main Game
  • Graphs for population now area graphs.
  • Updated main game population bar tool tips.
  • Added Custom Scenario search tagging filter for Languages.
Full change log can be found on our forum.

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About This Game



Plague Inc: Evolved is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation. Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero' - now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

Plague Inc. is so realistic that the CDC even asked the developer to come and speak about the infection models in the game! http://blogs.cdc.gov/publichealthmatters/2013/04/plague-inc/.

Over 35 million players have been infected by Plague Inc., and Plague Inc: Evolved combines the original critically acclaimed gameplay with significant, all-new features for PC:

  • Infectious Multiplayer - cooperative and competitive gameplay modes let you team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator - hit the lab and develop your own custom scenarios, creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • Blinding Graphics - including full 3D disease models taking you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams showing humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlighting the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ.
  • Deadly Data - predict government responses with priority indicators, geek out with loads of new stats and graphs, and analyse your best strategies with end-of-game replays.

Please note that Plague Inc: Evolved is currently in Early Access (see above for more details). We are currently hard at work and will be adding / polishing features over the coming weeks. More information: http://www.ndemiccreations.com/en/31-plague-inc-evolved-early-access.



  • 10 Different Disease Types – Master every pathogen; from bacteria to bio-weapons and mind control to zombies, end humanity by any means possible – different diseases will need radically different approaches.
  • Infectious Multiplayer – Cooperative and Competitive gameplay; team up to fight the cure with friends, or compete in a race to kill the world.
  • Contagious Content Creator – Hit the lab; develop your own custom scenarios - creating new plague types and worlds. Bring your deadliest ideas to life and share them with Steam Workshop.
  • 18 Unique Scenarios – Adapt your strategy; scenarios create further challenges for your pandemic – how will you handle a new strain of Swine Flu, or infect a world in Ice Age?
  • Stunning Graphical Features – Watch your disease take hold; witness your pathogen mutate in real-time disease models, see humanity's struggle at street-level on city-cams, and watch the full effect of your mutations organ-by-organ on the body scanner.
  • Hyper-Realistic World – Strategize in the real world; advanced AI and use of real-world data and events make Plague Inc: Evolved a highly authentic simulation of a world-ending pathogen. Even the CDC likes it!
  • Deadly Data - Geek out with stats and graphs; monitor infection and death levels, track government reactions and cure efforts, then review your plague's success (or failure!) with full game replays.
  • And much more... - Including speed runs, Mega-Brutal difficulty and genetic modification... Plus loads of new disease types and scenarios in future (free!) updates.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512MB)
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
    Minimum:
    • OS: 10.6.x (Snow Leopard)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled (Case Sensitive)
    Recommended:
    • OS: 10.9.x (Mavericks)
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M (1GB GDDR5) / Intel Iris graphics or greater
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets: Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950. This game is not supported on volumes formatted as Mac OS Extended Journaled (Case Sensitive)
Helpful customer reviews
109 of 113 people (96%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
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Have you ever dreamed of being able to eradicate humanity from Earth? A virus so strong that it would spread all around the world, infecting every person just to end up killing absolutely everyone? Well... you better start playing Plague Inc: Evolved.

At the start of each game, you have your choice of disease, ranging from bacterium to prion (mad cow disease) to some more wacky, video game-y plagues like a viral bioweapon and worms that take control of people's brains (as in Resident Evils ).
The first plague type you’ll get to play is the Bacteria, you have to beat the game in Normal or above in order to unlock the next kind of plague.
From there, you pick a starting country and begin infecting everyone you can. When it comes to the plague itself, players are given three sections to evolve, which are, transmission, symptoms and abilities; here is where strategies come alive, as by evolving your plague is that people get infected, get sick, and finally die, but at the same time, the more dangerous the virus is, the more noticeable it will become.
After beating the Bacteria game and killing every single human with it, you unlock the Virus, a vicious plague that will mutate over time, making it really hard to contain, and forcing players to adjust their previous strategy accordingly.

Picking a wealthy country as your first target, while making it difficult to spread disease quickly, allows you to farm some of the continuous and randomly spawning DNA points, helping you get some valuable upgrades before people begin to take notice.
It's also a lot easier to spread sickness around the globe from a country like the United States, which has a lot of land and sea trade routes to other locations, versus a country like Algeria, which can only spread your disease to neighboring countries.
It's a surreal experience, and one that's unique within gaming. Even so, there are a number of features I'd like to see in the final product.
Everything on display so far is about infection, control, and then extermination. Surviving in this world would be remarkable, particularly if you could form a kind of seasonally recurring pathogen. Killing everyone is plenty of fun and certainly a challenge on the higher difficulty levels.

Even in its beta state, Plague Inc: Evolved is a worthy expansion of its predecessor, but it's also one that makes me want more.I love the mix of reality and macabre humour in Plague Inc.
The game isn’t a finished yet, but even this isn’t an issue as there are constant updates.


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158 of 193 people (82%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
infected america with a virus called ebola. the only country that survived the pandemic was west africa. 11/10
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Early Access Review
Excellent playable early access game! Well worth buy!
Very educational and really interests me in new possible career choices...

WTB: Live Ebola culture, paying well !!!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
36.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
Learning something about diseases while exterminating humanity, all to an awesome soundtrack - Loving it!
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Early Access Review
In the immortal words of Bender: "Kill all humans!"
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Early Access Review
If you have ever played the flash game "Pandemic" or "Pandemic 2" and enjoyed it, this game is for you.
While it contains and makes use of many features and standout areas the flash games utilise, it offers a much more in depth gaming experience. With many different scenarios to try along with the ability to choose to play both your own custom scenario and those others have created, you'll be playing for a long time. Not only this, but to enhance you overall experience, the challenge of unlocking each scenario and different genes and "cheats" (for the lack of a better word) means that it isn't a pushover game that can be completed in mere hours and actually requires a certain amount of strategy, calculated moves and thought.
I'm not one for strategy games usually, however this one has peaked my interest and I strongly suggest people buy it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Early Access Review
I named a virus after my friend after he ate the leftover pizza I was saving. He was not pleased.

10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Early Access Review
After playing the iOS game I really wanted to try it out on PC, I was not disapointed. Much nicer graphics, 3D View, Better stats. There are lots of different ways to play and different ways to wipe out the human race.

Only one bad thing, the mouse point changes over sertain countries.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
Early Access Review
What a idea is that?How Perfect,
When i have seen this game,i just using a iphone and just wanna find a fun and nice scenario game.I paid this game 1 Dollars from App Store then,i played it and love it.Then every night i started to play this ♥♥♥♥ and just wanna play and complete challanges you know.Then i found Steam(WHAT A GREAT PLACE)I have seen this game on steam like 6 months ago and just wanna buy it on summer sale but unfortionatly my prepaid credit card got no money on it,then 2 months later i bought it.Its a perfect game and very very interesting.Its a good idea to create a virus and control it which idea we can always see in the movies and TV Series like:The Last Ship or WD.But real thing its not too diffrent from the iphone application,the only diffrence is the scenario creator that can make anyone to create their own scenario.This is a amazing thing because its not a very big deal like 9.99 dolars.MORE SCENARIOS=MORE CHALLANGE!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
Simply put, I love this game.

I was a huge fan of the Pandemic series (and still possess a hatred for Madegascar because of Pandemic III) so when I found Plague Inc on iOS i was very excited, and now to have it on my laptop, well, my free time is totally swallowed up.

Plague Inc is simple to play but does require a good amount of strategy to master; that is part of it's charm. There is a huge amount of replayability either through trying out harder difficulties, changing which genes you select at the start or what syptoms you use to wipe out humanity quickly.

Being able to name my disease has always been one of the things I've loved about Pandemic, and now Plague Inc. Some of the pop ups can be hilarious as a result, "♥♥♥♥♥♥ begins to spread" still being on the top of my favourites list...

I'm really looking forward to the multiplayer update that is coming in the future. I bought the game for my girl too, and I want to kick her ♥♥♥!

I'm yet to try the content creator but, like the rest of Plague Inc, I am sure it'll be awesome.

Yes, money well spent. No doubt I will be playing Plague Inc for a long time to come.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Early Access Review
Worth the price. Amazing.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Early Access Review
diarrhea zombies 11/10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
In theory, with this game, I can summon a Cthulu virus upon the Earth, taking over the world slowly but surely.

10/10

Loved the mobile version, love this one, too.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Early Access Review
There is a patern into how to win once you get used to it, but it doesn't make it any less fun to play. Excellent game, been following it since it was just a tiny flash game I found on ♥♥♥♥♥s world!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Early Access Review
You can wipe out humanity, nuff said.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Early Access Review
8/10
I Love this game,especially this teaches me about Geography,Symptom Names.
But i give it 8/10 because you need optimisation for the game Ndemic creations.
still recommended to buy this game,it gets so much fun with custom scenarios/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Early Access Review
I have this weird thing for diseases the way most people have a thing for car accidents and this game feeds my addiction. On that note, I love it, the whole 'real world' scenario is fantastic (despite the fact that I love starting all the chaos in India-- crowded spaces = swiftly moving death plague) and I would recommend this game for everyone (if they like playing God...)

I would like to add that it's a damn good thing I never went into science because I am fairly certain I'd have destroyed us all by now.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
First of all, I have way more than 86 minutes on Plauge Inc: Evolved. It only says 86 minutes because most of my time on this is when I was offline.

I don't even know where to start this. First off, you get to kill the whole freaking world. Now doesnt that sound great! Anyway what you do is you create a disease to kill the world. In the beggining you choose the disease type, then you name it and finally, the best part, you get to kill the world.

So far, I haven't encountered any glitches. This game has many features encluding the game senarios or you can make/ play your own or others games.

Overall, great game and great price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
Early Access Review
though not even in beta, already one of the best and most challenging games i've ever played!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Early Access Review
"Conquering the world with weapons doesn't worth it. But, it'll be worth it if your weapon is really small things" ~My biology teacher.
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