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 (5,676 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!”

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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October 9

Early Access Evolution 10 Released - Upgraded Diseases, AI and Scenario Creator, as well as some new languages!

We've been working on quite a few different things recently, and that has all come together into one big update which has something for everyone, both in the Main Game and the Scenario Creator.

Zombies, Mind Control, Intelligent Apes and more come to the Scenario Creator!
The Scenario Creator has been a huge success already, and we can't wait to see what people do now that they can modify all of Plague Inc.'s diseases, as well as controlling the actions that Governments take to respond to diseases.

Diseases revamped and human AI improved
We've been analysing everyone's feedback on the core game over the last few months, and so have adjusted Prion and Parasite to make sure they encourage different strategies. Trojan planes from the Neurax Worm have also been tweaked. Last, but definitely not least, we have made significant improvements to human AI routines which control the identification and response to infectious disease threats.

Access to Necroa Virus and Cheats
The zombie making Necroa Virus is one of the hardest diseases, and many people find it difficult to lead their zombie armies to victory against the mighty Z Com. As a result, we have moved Necroa so that people will encounter it later in the game. We've also opened up some of the cheats to more players by making the core ones unlock on normal difficulty. You still have to beat everything on mega-brutal to unlock the final ones though...


As always, there is still lots more to come. We are currently working on expanding Scenario Creator functionality further, to let you create game-changing events and narrative pop ups for your scenario using powerful mod/scripting tools. After that we will be working on multiplayer, and then we will be doing final optimisation, porting (linux) and polish to get ready to leave Early Access! Not giving a date yet though :P

Hope you enjoy the update, let me know how you get on!

James

Major changes:
Scenario Creator

  • Disease templates added for Fungus, Nano-Virus, Bioweapon, Neurax Worm, Necroa Virus and Simian Flu
  • Government Actions Lab added to expand mod options
Main Game
  • Major gameplay update to core disease types following player feedback, particularly Parasite, Prion and the Neurax Worm
  • Necroa and Prion unlock order switch, and basic cheats unlocked by beating all diseases on normal
  • Tooltip overhaul throughout the game
  • Upgraded human AI, making life more difficult for any potential world-ending pathogen
  • Added a 'New' tab to custom scenarios to increase visibility of newly created scenarios
  • Significantly sped up download speeds for custom scenarios
  • Country populations updated
New Languages Added
  • The community has done fantastic work translating the game into Norwegian, Turkish, Polish and Japanese. Thanks very much to all those that have helped out!

Full change log can be found on our forum.

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September 16

Early Access Evolution 9 Released – The Scenario Creator and Custom Scenarios!

The biggest and most requested update yet for Plague Inc: Evolved - the much anticipated Scenario Creator along with Custom Scenarios. Players can hit the lab and use the same tools that we do to create awesome new content for Plague Inc: Evolved, as well as sharing it with their friends and exploring other players’ deadliest ideas via the Steam Workshop.

Want to create a brand new disease type or a world where everybody flies to Greenland? Can cats spread your disease? Do people who sneeze three times die instantly? What would a Reddit virus really look like?

Unleash your creativity, I can’t wait to see what you can come up with - although I'm a little scared as well :p

  • Create – Use our powerful, easy to use editor to create diseases and worlds using the key tools used by the developers
  • Share – Steam Workshop compatibility lets you share your creations with friends or even the world at the click of a button
  • Play – Use our in-game browser to view and play the wonderful, weird (and potentially warped) creations from the community. There are a lot of talented people out there who are going to make some exciting content, and we will feature the best scenarios to help you find them.
This is just the beginning. I'll will be watching closely to see how people use the Scenario Creator and we will be enhancing and expanding its functionality in the future. Get in touch to let me know how you find it!

Good luck creators, have fun and please try to keep it clean :p

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

PC
Mac
    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
160 of 192 people (83%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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Ebola simulator 2014
10/10 -IGN
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119 of 150 people (79%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
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i infected the middle-east with peace
☮/10
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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I played this game like a crack addict on my phone during brakes in my summer job and now iv'e decided to get the PC version and it's even better.

If you ever wanted to feel like a sick evil mastermind who's sole goal is to kill humanity in many wonderess ways then this game is it, from bacteria infections that might cause explosive diarrhea to kill it's subject to plain ol' simple zombie viruses, it has it all.
It's your turn to roleplay as a stupidly evil mastermind the likes of the Umbrella corp. and destroy the world just for your own entertainment.
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69 of 89 people (78%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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Teaches kids about geography, biology and inevitable planetary extinction

10/10
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
31.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
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This game is a wonderfully scary but fun way to look at various contagions. It is all the more relevant with the recent news about Ebola outbreaks.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Early Access Review
So, a game where you spread a disease to end all human life... what's not to love! So many plagues and gene types to unlock and use. So many possibilities. When I first played this game, I instantly fell in love with it. There are many positive points about these games.

+ Replay value

A lot of replay value. I could be playing this for years and would not get bored of it. Especially with the Steam Workshop Integration. Tons of custom scenarios created by people all over the world. Endless fun.

+ Educational value

Now, the part no one's been waiting for. This game does give some educational value. People get to learn different types of plagues and symptoms. Very educational. Okay, done with this part. Whew.

+ Scenario Creator

Why go with the normal boring symptoms, transmissions and abilities when you can completely change them to whatever your heart desires. The scenario creator provides players a chance to carve the world to their own liking. Renaming countries, setting your own government actions, creating non-existent diseases and more. Plague Inc can't get any better than this.

I would add in some negative points, but I couldn't find any. Oh well :)

Plague Inc is a very addictive, innovative and smart game. Even in Early Access is this game a big success. A few bugs here and there, but it's still developing. I can tell that this game is going to skyrocket once it is fully developed. Can't wait for multiplayer! Plague Inc is here to stay!
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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Don't know which is more fun; Having the world population destroyed by the disease, or having the world worship it.

Side note: I keep getting reminded of The Andromeda Strain while playing this game. :)
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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kill humanity with furry virus,brony virus,markiplier virus,ebola,the mercer virus,with the flood even with spiders

10/10

cool game
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
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If your a fan of Plague INC on IOS or android, or a fan of Pandemic you will like this. This creates a level/disease creator that lets you change everything. Want bronies to take over the world ripping people apart limb by limb? Want a computer virus to infect real people and kill everyone? Want lamps to rise up and kill off humanity? The possibilities are endless.

Good stuff:
-Fun creator.
-Fun killing people.
-Easy to run.

Bad stuff:
-Needs alot more content for the price. (Is currently in Alpha)

7.5/10
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
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You can create Ebola in many different forms. Virus ebola, bacteria ebola, zombie ebola, and even ebola that makes apes intelligent, and lets you start ape colonies and rampage humanity, killing everyone.

But then there's fungus. It's better to just quit the game and never try again.

Overall, this is rated 9/8.36, and is definitely not worth $15, but buy it anyway.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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I love this game. The reason is that there are multiple things to do, insted of just doing the same thing over, and over again
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
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I never thought they could make a strategy game like this. Fun to play and challenging enough. I really like this game and consider it worth buying 7/10.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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I have played the mobile game and i absolutly loved it, a little too much actually i got halfway through the game and i had to stop it was an addiction. it took me six months to quit, sadly i was browsing steam and well i saw it, finally a port to pc. IT'LL BE A LONG TIME BEFORE I PUT THIS ONE DOWN! 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
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I infected and killed the world, would play again. 10/10
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 7
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It's not the end of the world



but you can see it from here
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
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Some people just want see the world burn... and this game is the tool to train it.....
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
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I am enjoying this game. It may seem hard at first, but it is just rewarding when you are getting close to winning.
I can't wait for multiplayer.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
52.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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This game is pretty cool. What I like is about this game is that it's a game that requires you to think and use at least a bit of strategy. Also, it has quite a bit of replay ability to it (if that makes sense), and it can be somewhat addicting at times. I'd really recommend playing this game is you have some spare time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
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In the immortal words of Bender: "Kill all humans!"
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
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Full of worms and viruses. #feeling filthy #kill the world
11/10
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