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.
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Release Date: Feb 18, 2016

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June 1

Popular Scenarios Update

To celebrate the end and successful funding (over 1000%) of our Kickstarter Campaign for Plague Inc: The Board Game, we have updated the list of Popular Scenarios. These new scenarios have been trending recently, and we wanted to see what you think. We hope you'll enjoy them :)



Here is the list for this month:

Shrekd Laddy BY Math345
The Potato Problem BY Someone you will never know
Terraria corruption BY MrComp
Cartoon Network's Takeover BY alpha kat 123
Mental Destruction BY contagious_vibration
The Rise of Dragons BY lego24master
Team Fortress 2 BY FaZe Obama (Dank)
Chimera BY Pan S. Clock
The Mindkiller BY Tank Magnet's Kitten Chaos

Check back next month to see what's new!

Good luck infecting,

- Zach

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May 25

Get Plague Inc: The Board Game now! (also the Random Name Generator update)



In case you missed it - there has been a devastating plague rampaging through kickstarter in the form of Plague Inc: The Board Game - now over 630% funded!

Plague Inc: The Board Game is a strategic game of Infection, Evolution and Extinction for 1-5 players. I've been working on it for almost 2 years and it is available on Kickstarter for a few more days. Backers get a first edition version of the game at a discounted price as well as a load of stretch goals and kickstarter exclusive content.

If you like Plague Inc. or board games in general - check the game out here and help us infect the world!

The Random Name Generator mutation
Separately, we just released a medium sized update for Plague Inc: Evolved which adds a random name generator to the game. With the help of our custom built PlagueBot, you will be able to flick through tens of thousands of potentially (but not guaranteed!) witty, dramatic, weird and wonderful names for your precious disease. It also contains a few fixes for benign mimic in multiplayer and some other bits.

Full change log below:

  • New! Random Name Generator (press the button in 'name your plague' screen)
  • Fixed: Benign Mimic being applied on dead countries
  • Fixed: Cure number display in Vs mode on top bar
  • Fixed: Naming bug if go from custom game to tutorial and quit and restart
  • Fixed: Simian Country issue (list ordering & brief flash of text)

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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 65 million players have been infected by Plague Inc. already. Now, Plague Inc: Evolved combines the original critically acclaimed gameplay with significant, all-new features for PC including multiplayer, user-generated content support, improved graphics and lots more.



  • 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.
  • 20 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?
  • 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!
  • Competitive Multiplayer - The world is unlucky enough to be infected with two plagues, but how will you win the battle for genetic dominance against your opponent? Players get all new evolutions, abilities and genes to help them fight for global control and destroy their opponent!
  • Co-Operative Mode - Two different diseases team up to infect and destroy the world together but Humanity has new tricks up its sleeve to fight back! Work closely with your partner and use brand-new genes, traits and strategies to smash cure labs all over the world before they eradicate you.
  • Contagious Content Creator - Hit the lab and develop your own custom scenarios - creating new plague types, worlds and in-game events. Sophisticated tools support user-generated content to let players bring their deadliest ideas to life and share them on Steam Workshop. With over 10,000 custom scenarios already released - there is always something new to infect!
  • Blinding Graphics - Full 3D disease models take you closer to your plague than ever before, city-cams show humanity's struggle at street level, and the body scanner highlights the full effect of your mutations, organ by organ.
  • 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
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (512MB)
    • Storage: 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)
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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)
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 & Steam OS 1.59 (Versions Steam itself supports)
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 4000 or greater
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 14.04 & Steam OS 1.59 (Versions Steam itself supports)
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Quad Core Processor
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVidia GeForce GT640 / AMD R7 Series or greater
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Unsupported video chipsets : Intel HD Graphics 3000, Intel GMA X3100, Intel GMA 950
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El Cid Campeador
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
It's pretty good if you want to kill time and learn about diseases. If you enjoy RTS's you'll find this game very entertaining.

I made a Virus that made people get Diarrhea and Sneeze at the same time. And then later on wiped withe human race with coma along the accidental pants ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

10/10
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Xavonium
( 14.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
1 day playing this and you feel bored

but its still a great game

I give that 7/10 for the game

and 0/10 to greenland BECAUSE I ALWAYS LOST ON GREENLAND
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100 billion neurons+galaxies
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Most fun I have had with a game in a long time. I recommend not just single player, but also the little special events. I had so much fun with the Planet of the Apes virus, haha

Best $8 I ever spent on a Steam sale for a random game I had never heard of really.

9/10, -1 simply because with more added features, like being able to have my apes rampage in that special scenario to destroy humanity instead of the virus, with just a few flame effects or something, would have made my day.
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DemonScuzz
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Destroying the world has never been so relaxing!

Seriously, this game is far more fun than it should be. Having a bad day? Stressed out by work? Road rage got you down? Why not take out your frustration on the ENTIRE POPULATION OF PLANET EARTH?

Themes aside, the core game is a fun bit of light strategy. Games are usually fairly short (15 minutes or so, depending on how you play), with surprisingly high replay value in the form of unlocks and achievements. For example, you start out with bacteria and viruses, but eventually access nanobots, zombies, or my personal favorite, mind control worms! Mind. Control. Worms. Why are you not playing this yet?!?
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obhe
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
this game is fun
untell it stopped working after 8 hours
never got it to work again

if you can get it to work you will have fun
you (your name) will start and controlls the apocalypse
and will decide the fate of the world
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sadchicken2
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
ALWAYS AWSOME!
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Meemo
( 80.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Addictive, simple strategic game which is a lot of fun.
I would recommend this to all stategists and completionists out there. :)
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George Kush
( 9.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I bought this game because I had played the mobile version back in 2012-2013. But I was a scrub back then who did not pay for any off the scenarios and played for free but since the summer sale was going on I thought I would pick it up again. I was not disappointed, it is as good as it was 4 years ago. I will be back once I have unlocked all of the achievements and clocked in 100 hours.
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madorebrian
( 18.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Excellent game! It just shows how easily we ants on this planet can be eliminated!
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OutcastSentinel
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
I made a disease, and I named it "Your ♥♥♥♥"...........that's all.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
132 of 148 people (89%) found this review helpful
120 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you played this game... you will hate Greenland
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117 of 154 people (76%) found this review helpful
133 people found this review funny
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 15
I made a Virus called "Hillary Clinton" and killed the whole world.
9 / 11
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49 of 69 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
This is a decent game with quite a bit of content as far as game mechanics goes. There's plenty of upgrades and different pathogens to choose from. The issue comes from one giant flaw in my opinion; there's only one strategy that really works.

The game is basically a race between your pathogen's ability to wipe out the humans, and their ability to cure it. As soon as they notice the symptoms of your disease, they will begin to work on finding a cure. This can happen very early on and the more people you infect/kill, the harder and more fervently the humans will work to cure it. There are in-game "upgrades" you can purchase with your points to slow the humans, but they are laughably under-powered; reducing their progress bar by a measely 5-10% and costing you dearly in points. This might sound like a challenging mechanic to be conquered in an epic battle of wits, but it's not. The gameplay is very limited as far as thwarting the humans or slowing them down, only offering a few one-time-use options for reducing their progress bar. This is in leiu of the fact that should even one of the numerous island nations close their borders before they are infected, you just lost the entire game. This happens VERY often. Unless, as I mentioned above, you use the strategy below.

The ONLY strategy I have found that really works is keeping your disease hidden from the humans by keeping it from presenting with any symptoms until 95%-100% of the population is infected. You then use all of your banked points and flood them into symptoms until your disease is incredibly lethal, and then sit back and watch. If this sounds boring, that's because it is. You are literally just sitting there looking at a screen for 10 minutes clicking around a few times. Pretty dissappointing for a game with so much potential.

I really gave this one the old college try, but it retains its entertainment value for far less time than I spent playing it. $15 is better spent elsewhere.
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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
24 people found this review funny
Recommended
74.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
I really like this game
+Good game
+Lots of replayability
+Name changing mwhahahahaha
+You strive to get more powerful.


-♥♥♥♥ing Greenland.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
89.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
For such a simple game, Plague Inc: Evolved challenges you from the get go. Putting yourself in the shoes of a "disease" you must learn to survive in the world, by evolving until you become a plague. Only until every single human is infected and dead, you win the game. That is a real balancing act as well. Kill too quickly and you do not infect everyone, kill too slowly and you will be cured. Plus every country around the globe is shutting down air and shipping ports and working fast on a cure! A real challenge indeed!

Plague Inc:Evolved also comes with Co-Op and Multi-Player, so you can verse your friends and anyone else out there in this highly competitive landscape. Just a warning, the Multi-player, was just an added extra and unfortunately is not very active with people. I had a few games and got beaten real easy, but certainly helped me improve my speed in singleplayer. It does have Steam Workshop enabled so you can create your own scenarios and play other peoples creations.

In the end, this game is 90% Singleplayer and a great game to chill out and watch millions of red dots appear on the screen! I really enjoyed the experience, accept for a few achievements that had me going slightly insane! But beyond that if you are not an achievement hunter and just want to experience the fun of this interesting game, then I highly recommend it. It is a morbid take on a strategy game, that certainly puts our real lives in perspective, knowing that a plague could happen at any time in this world.

I give it 4 out of 5 Beers!

Cheers,
Frost
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
53.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
How many times can someone destroy the world before it gets boring? I've successfully doomed the human race 50 times, and the game is still as fun as it was the first time. There are so many different diseases, genetic upgrades, and scenarios available that the game keeps fresh after dozens of iterations.

The co-op version is also a lot of fun, but it requires very good communication with your partner if you want to successfully obliterate mankind together.

Pro tip: watch out for the island nations. Iceland, Greenland, and New Zealand are the worst offenders, but Madagascar and the Caribbean have also proven problematic in the past. If you pull trigger too soon, those nations will spook, and close up their harbors, essentially locking you out of the country unless you get lucky with a mutation or special ability.

Oh and get ready for some BS when it comes to the Nano Virus. I've started in Japan (makes sense, right?) and within 3 to 5 days, BOLIVIA has grown concerned and started to work on a cure--because of one infected Japanese scientist on the opposite side of the planet.

Still, the game is loads of fun, and I highly recommend it.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a Calm strategy simulation game.


Interface/Menu/Settings


There is mouse sensitivity.
The Master volume has a slidebar that shows up in %
The Sound volume has a slidebar that shows up in %
The Music Volume has a slidebar that shows up in %
There are many resolution sizes.
You can play this game in fullscreen mode or windowed mode.
You are able to change your controls on the keyboard.
There are many different languages.
There is Steamworkshop and you can create your own scenario.


About the game.

You are choosing a disease/Virus and your mission is to infect all people and eventually kill them. You are able to name your own Virus. You start off by picking a country, From there you will have to make a nice infection. You can choose to spread the infection with birds, Rats, lifestocks and other things. Your Virus will be able to evolve (Over time by itself) and become stronger. Getting more deadlier and even protection to yourself. You have to click on the bubbles that will show up (If u want), to gain some more virus points. Which you will be able to spend to make ur virus more deadlier. The stronger your virus, The faster you will be noticed and countries will fight back by developing a cure. You can sell virus evolutions. It's pretty useful if they are useless and wont have any affect anymore. However you will only get a little bit of Virus points back in return. DESTROY THE HUMANITY!

You can name your own virus.
Games are short but alot of fun!
Addictive.
There are alot of different game modes.
There is a Tutorial.
Music is alright.
Graphics is alright.
You can fast forward and pause.
Steamworkshop.
You can save and load game.
No fast country information (To see if they are a hot climate or cold, on the mobile its a simple tap and you know it).

Other things.

You are able to play this game for free on the mobile playstore. But its a bit buggy sometimes.

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I Give this game a 8/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
I only have stared to play this version, and it's still really fun to see the world die by my hands!

It has a very great upgrade system and tons of modes that change the way you play.

There's not a doubt that this game is of the mind, and it's rewarding for everytime you win.

I played the original game on mobile, and it's shouldn't be a surprise that I like this version more.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 29
simple yet addtictve killing of humanity asa virus or a zombie plague its allways fun
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17 of 30 people (57%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
"The whole world worships Donald Trump as their god and master. All efforts to cure the plague have ceased and humanity is entering a dark new future as a slave species." -My game after beating Neurax Worm
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