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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July 21

Evolution 20 - Multiplayer balance update



Hey everyone

We have just released a new multiplayer balance update for Plague Inc: Evolved which addresses some of the feedback we have been getting from players. Fans of viruses and parasite will be particularly excited by this!

  • Parasite tweak - Parasitic DNA theft buffed - parasite now steals 45% of opponent's DNA, up from 40%. Remember, your severity will increase as your opponent evolves so it won't be long before humans are out to cure you!
  • Virus tweak - We found that the virus was devolving too often to get much use in competitive play. We have reduced the chance of devolving to 12% (from 14%) and also made it 5% harder to cure
  • Bioweapon tweak - Bioweapon continues to be one of the more popular disease types in VS mode - we are making it 5% easier to cure to prevent it becoming too dominant.
  • Benign Mimic tweak - One of the most popular active abilities in VS mode - we are making a few changes to its duration and impact to ensure that other strategies have enough room to breathe. Will keep an eye on this and see if more action is needed.

We are hard at work on a new disease type for Plague Inc. at the moment - will share more information on it soon!

Also - it is still possible to make a late pledge for Plague Inc: The Board Game here: https://plague-inc.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders

Full Change Log:

MP VS mode balance changes
  • Bioweapon ~5% easier to cure
  • Virus ~5% harder to cure
  • Virus devolve chance now reduced to 12% from 14%
  • Parasite now steals 45% of DNA, up from 40%
  • Benign Mimic lasts 5 days longer
  • Benign Mimic starts slower and increases in strength over time
  • Daily cure impact of an individual benign mimic now capped (at ~5% of total cure requirement)
  • If immune shock used in a country without opponent - has lesser impact on infectivity
Bug fix
  • Fixed Edge case on publish for Scenario Creator
  • Minor Load/Save Fix
  • Fix for edge case of unlocking Official Scenarios

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July 11

Popular Scenarios Update

Another month means another update to the Popular Scenarios list for Plague Inc: Evolved on Steam. Here's your chance to experience what scenarios are most popular with fellow players.




Check out the new list here!

Luck of the Draw BY JCapps (No uncraft Houwar 4U)
Social Disease BY jercapbote
Fan Girl Epidemic BY Kitsumi03
Psychic Virus BY Cesilfei
Semi-Realistic Zombie Plague BY anitachall
Rapid Mutater - Unicellar BY Alpha
Nazi Zombies BY Bilbo of Smashington

As always, stay tuned for the update next month and good luck infecting ;)

- Zach

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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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Cinni-Minni
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
A good game already but steam workshop support makes it even greater
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videostealerYT
( 20.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
Product received for free
It's kewl.
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Totally Not a Spy™
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 25
One does not simply give their disease a serious name...

I stopped playing this game for a few years. I came back and looked at my saved game. It was called Basil Brush. I don't even know.
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lucy_W
( 73.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Great game - provides hours of fun and is really well thought out. Definitely worth the money and can't wait for new content!
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TNTCherry
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
This is a fun and challenging game.
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lolmaster699
( 9.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
In this game you will:
-Destroy humanity with various disease types
-Destroy humanity in different scenarios
-Give your disease a ridiculus and a very stupid name
-Question your sanity
-Hate every island in the world
-Scream in suffering when an uninfected Greenland closes it's only port
-Scream in joy when you somehow infect a portless Greenland

Overall:
9/10 Not enough Greenland
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Azurumi Shinji
( 64.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
I loved this game...such a classic. Every level is fun, challanging and sometimes easy....but.
Necroa is practically impossible to beat on normal mode....I played it every now and then over a couple years and I can NOT beat it...many times I have come very close...with every upgrade on my zombies...just to lose.
I also hate it when peopel say "read a guide". You shouldnt need a guide to beat a level when you understand all aspects of the game already, especially a strategy game(Other games you could get lost or not find something, but not this).

I tried infecting the entire world and then launching a massive attack...STILL wasnt enough to kill them.
Tried rushing them...failed. tried focusing on raw attack power failed. tried building resistances...failed. tried making a mobile reviving tactic...failed. tried starting with the islands failed...Just a few of the strategys I tried that I can think of from the top of my head...and ofc I tried many other tactics balancing all the other strategys into one...I tried everything ...playing it for 2-3 days straight hoping for at least a lucky win...but no...no no no...its to FREAKING HARD!
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[GoC] Col. Mustard
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Score – 8/10 (Pretty Good)

It's hard to fault Plague Inc: Evolved since it does so many things right: the game gives you the opportunity to be the stereotypical, evil mad scientist, hell-bent on destroying humanity and while this can be a challenge to do (especially on higher difficulty levels or if you're going for Greenland – friggin' Greenland…) it's quite easy to grasp the basics of spreading your virus/bacteria and evolving it. Add Steam achievements, trading cards, multiplayer (co-op and competitive), leaderboards and the ability to make your own mods, and you've got yourself a great value-for-money game that should keep you entertained for a long time.

http://www.choicestgames.com/2016/07/plague-inc-evolved-review.html
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Blizzarddust
( 42.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Name a horrible disease about to kill the world after beleif systems and people. The bacteria Obama eradicated humanity!
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piratecameronc
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
i love plauge inc it needs this
when a contry gets infected it should have video on the place on how its going like in the necroa virus the military ether getting overrun or killing zombies or them retreating it would be cool
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
106 of 116 people (91%) found this review helpful
126 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Greenland...
Greenland never changes...
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59 of 68 people (87%) found this review helpful
113 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I named a viurs "Pokémon GO" and infected the world with it.
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34 of 40 people (85%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
1."Name virus trendy meme/offensive topic"
2."Kill everyone with it"
3...
4.Profit
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
After playing this game for hours you begin to question your sanity.

12/10
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
TLTR: It was fun for about 2 hours. Can't really give it a negative even tho it's not very positive.

Cool concept and kept me entertained for a couple of hours. After that it just gets repetitive (bacteria, viruses, prions - it's all the same with different names in this game). It's sort of fine as I didn't expect a high-quality game, and I don't feel right giving it a negative just because it's not comprehensive.

I was dissapointed by the lack or representation of basic real-life understanding of diseases. Incubation period and the human immune-system for instance does not play a part in this game at all. It was a huge letdown that I came away from this game having learned absolutely nothing about real-life diseases whatsoever.

In a nutshell you get some currency with which to buy disease-symptoms and method of infection, and then you monitor how that plays out in a sort of world-sim. It was entertaining until I realized that was all there was.

I wouldn't have bought this game knowing what it is, but I can't really give it a negative either. Ah well.
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18 of 26 people (69%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
*Starts new game*

*Calls Plague "Donald Trump"*

*Infects America*

*Infects the whole world*

*Kills the world*

10/10 Best predictor out there
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124 of 224 people (55%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
In my opinion this game isn't worth the $15. Why spend $15 on a game for pc when you can pay $1 for the game on mobile, which is more portable.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
THIS GAME MAKES ME SICK
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I love it
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
SUITABLE QUOTE
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The death of one is a tragedy. The death of millions is just a statistic.

GENRE

Strategy, Simulation, Sandbox

DIFFICULTY

Adjustable: Ranges from pretty easy to more or less impossible to win.

GOOD

+ unique and interesting idea
+ morbid sense of humor
+ amount of content
+ well designed menus
+ funny pop-ups
+ Necroa-Virus and ALZ-113 (offer more strategical elements and depth)
+ some funny and interesting scenarios
+ scenario editor and workshop-support
+ easy and convenient handling

AVERAGE

~ no real evidence for asserted realism and complexity
~ multiplayer-mode (I've not tested yet)

BAD

- sometimes unbalanced
- in a few matches some bugs appeared
- poor music and sound (luckily I have a Spotify-Account)
- many invisible and poorly explained game mechanics
- actually superficial, clinical and repetitive gameplay
- emotionless (didn't feel anything about clicking humankind to hell and total annihilation just appears as a Pop-Up)
- gameplay mechanisms contain possible dead-ends (this is why Greenland is mentioned that often here)

PRICE-PERFORMANCE RATIO: ~

CONCLUSION

Thinking of the quotation above I have to say Plague Inc. Evolved takes that pretty literally! For several hours it's an entertaining game with an interesting premise. But the game keeps that totally vague and abstract. Malicious tongues might reproach Plage Inc. Evolved for being little more than a well-desgined Excel-Sheet. To experiment with the variables is the only real fun-factor of the game. No more, no less. Just enough for a withdrawn recommendation.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Score – 8/10 (Pretty Good)

It's hard to fault Plague Inc: Evolved since it does so many things right: the game gives you the opportunity to be the stereotypical, evil mad scientist, hell-bent on destroying humanity and while this can be a challenge to do (especially on higher difficulty levels or if you're going for Greenland – friggin' Greenland…) it's quite easy to grasp the basics of spreading your virus/bacteria and evolving it. Add Steam achievements, trading cards, multiplayer (co-op and competitive), leaderboards and the ability to make your own mods, and you've got yourself a great value-for-money game that should keep you entertained for a long time.

http://www.choicestgames.com/2016/07/plague-inc-evolved-review.html
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