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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TORGUE
( 7.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Great game!
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TrueWOPR
( 20.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Go play this: http://www.crazymonkeygames.com/Pandemic-2.html
If you like that game, but wish it were better made or had more options, or were slightly less randomized, you'll love this.
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BOTBOT
( 8.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
If this ever happen in real life... I would Die first Just kidding but its a great stratagey game and it should always stay popular
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Clay_Pigeon
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
The most morbid RTS I have yet seen. An RTS where you cannot command units. You are a disease. You are fighting against a simulation of disease response by human organizations. Your goal is to kill all humans before being cured. Your methods are choosing Transmision vector, Symptoms, and resistance to climate/drugs/research mutations. The choice of when to mutate how is interesting and fun to experiment with as you interact with the simulated global population. Expect to lose often as you feel out how the game responds to stimuli. Games can be very short, and there's a mild clicker aspect to keep you engaged in what would otherwise be a very hands off game. Pause often to keep up with clicking things and to spend mutation points at precise times.

This game's mobile origins show, but its enjoyable enough to spend a few hours on trying to wipe out humanity.
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Scrungus
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
First review, I thought this game deserves it.
While its a great game, the price-tag and the content do not match. You can get the mobile game for free and get base content. The price seems a bit high for, how I like to put it "An HD mobile port with in-app purchaces removed".
Once you complete the game, theres not much to do, and while you have senario made from other players, there is no reward for completing them at all. It can get repetitive. And i don't really see a "soundtrack" minus some ambience background sounds, so the extra price for that is whack.
The Senario creator is great, but I would like to see more added to it, like changing the default intro pop ups, the colors, winning conditions, or even soundtrack and way the game will play out. There is promise.
Also I found myself being a little annoyed with some of the Official senarios and diseases, like the Ape flu, Zombie disease, Black plague, and a few others. Some of the DNA, pop ups, or events can be somewhat RNG based, which can be unfun. Gotta love Greenland.
Overall this game, in my opinion, is, at most, a $10 game, and has a rating of 4/10
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parpil shep ~~Is ONLINE!!~~
( 21.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
-Gets plague inc
-Names pathogen Beer Cancer
-Beer cancer evolved Ismonia or something. <no sleep>
-Beer cancer evolved Lethality by 2x!
-Doesnt sleep
-Beer cancer has now evolved Turn into!
-Turns into Bio-Weapon
10/1 Would Weapon Again
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ranilica
( 28.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Addictive and fun. I spend too much time playing a game about destroying humanity... so much fun. :P
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Dinosaur Sensei
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 26
The greatest disease ever made. I like the mobile game better though.
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wanglereco
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Really fun to play with your friends
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the general
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
This was a good game but it was hard a lot harder than I thought it was going to be.
You should still get it tho.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
121 of 131 people (92%) found this review helpful
147 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Greenland...
Greenland never changes...
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74 of 89 people (83%) found this review helpful
142 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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43 of 50 people (86%) found this review helpful
52 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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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
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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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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
15 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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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
41 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
If deadly plague happens in real life, move to Greenland.

P.S. Thank me later
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5 of 5 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Made a virus with the name of my Girlfriend, wiped all of humanity

Made a Bacteria called Trump, nuclear meltdowns everywere

10/10
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