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: Very Positive (10,342 reviews) - 94% of the 10,342 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
  • Linux support
  • Competitive Multiplayer mode

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

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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February 8

Plague Inc: Evolved launch date announced - 18th February

We are incredibly excited to announce that Plague Inc: Evolved will see its full release on Steam for PC, Mac and Linux next week on 18th February, with the launch of its final major evolution - Co-Op Mode!



Plague Inc: Evolved has been in Early Access for almost two years now and has already been a huge success, with over 800,000 sales across all platforms. By the time we launch, 18 major Evolutions (updates) will have been released, with some of the highlights including competitive & co-operative multiplayer, a custom content creator (with almost 10,000 user-generated scenarios made so far!), three major new disease types and 20 scenarios.



When we first announced the game’s release in Early Access, we had a clear list of features that we intended to bring to the game and I’m proud to say that we’ve achieved all of them (along with lots of other cool things that were requested by players!). Early Access has made the game stronger than we could ever have imagined, thanks to the invaluable community support we’ve received. From the wealth of incredible custom scenarios that have been made, to everyone that helped us populate our city-cams; our multiplayer beta testers and everybody that’s ever requested a feature or reported a bug, we couldn’t have done it without you!



Evolution 18 will bring the game to version 1.0, adding the final major gameplay mode that players have been waiting for, Co-operative Multiplayer. Co-op brings an entirely new dimension to Plague Inc: Evolved, as players take the role of two different diseases which must work together to infect and destroy the world as a team. The update also adds Multiplayer AI, advanced statistic tracking, a Double Strain cheat and lots of other important features and optimisations.

So far, over 40 quadrillion people* have been infected by players in Plague Inc: Evolved and people are just getting started! After launch, we will continue to add to the game, with new diseases, scenarios, genes and more, so keep an eye on our Twitter and Facebook pages to hear more.

Keep infecting the world!

James

* 40,224,866,097,135,818 and rising to be exact - a rather scary number!

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January 28

Looking for Co-Op Beta testers - sign up now

Do you want to play Plague Inc: Evolved as a team with your friends? We are looking for beta testers to get involved to help us test both game balance and network performance for the upcoming Co-Op Multiplayer for Plague Inc: Evolved.

About Co-Op Multiplayer in Plague Inc: Evolved

In co-op, players team up to destroy the world, playing as two different diseases. It’s not as straightforward as it sounds though - humanity is prepared to fight against multiple diseases and they have a few new tricks up their sleeve! It’s essential to specialise your diseases and work as a team to infect the world.

How to sign up to be a Beta Tester:

Like with the competitive multiplayer beta, the co-op multiplayer beta test will be open to pairs of friends only. That means, in order to be considered for the beta, you must have a friend on your Steam friends list who will also be applying for the beta – so you have someone to play against. (After the beta, you will be able to play with random people as well as friends obviously!)


Development screenshot - not final!

Both you and your friend will both need to complete the application form, and mention each other during it.

The application form will be open for the next 24 hours, and we’ll be hoping to get the first Beta out there to play over the weekend.

To apply - please follow this link.

If you don’t get accepted to the beta test, don’t worry as you’ll get to play co-op very soon when we leave Early Access!

Looking forward to infecting some of you ;)

James

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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
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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In Plague Inc: Evolved you are given the power to end wars, famine, depression, oppression, crime - humanity and all horrible things that it is the direct cause of - you get to play as the bad guy.

The main game takes place on a world map and is rather simple, though somehow fairly addicting. Sessions are very quick, as well, which is good, because they would likely get boring if they took hours upon hours. You choose a starting location, click on bubbles that pop up and gain DNA to evolve your plague. With said DNA, you choose how to structure your plague: How it's effectively transmitted, its resistances, symptoms and some other things depending on your plague type. Random events also help keep each session fresh. There are 10 plague types in the main game as of this review, which should keep you going for a good amount of hours, especially if you are planning on beating the higher difficulty levels. Then there are other scenarios, official and player-made, and multiplayer, co-op and versus, to potentially add more time to your total count. Furthermore, don't underestimate the amount of fun you can have naming your plagues.

A quick, addicting human extermination game, Plague Inc: Evolved is definitely worth it if you are interested in this kind of games. If you wish to save some money, there will always be sales.
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You diabolical bạstard! You destroyed the world!
Well congratulations and welcome to the world of Plague Inc.
One of the most unique biological simulation games of saving the bad guy, or wait! - sometimes good guys too. You decide. Are you tired of people? Do you want apes to take over instead? What about bringing peace and love back to a depressing terrible world (seriously)? If you love the research and development parts of your economic simulation games, you're going to love Plague Inc. It's not too hard to learn but incredibly tricky to master each plague. You'll need to fail several times but eventually you'll be failing or saving humanity in no time. You must race to beat the cure! Even if Robert Smith disagrees.
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