I’ve been meaning to review this game for a while. I had the pleasure of playing this game for a little while and can honestly say, hands down, that it’s one of the most addictive Android games I’ve seen. It’s a great little game that can keep you entertained for hours on end. And before you think I am praising this game too much, you should know that I’m not the only one that does so – actually, it’s been declared Game of the Year for 2013, and rightfully so.
- Great graphics and neatly polished interface
- Highly detailed world with really sharp AI guaranteed to offer you a challenge
- Comprehensive in-game help and tutorials
- 12 different disease types, each with its own special strategy
- Fully Save and Load functionality
- More than 50 countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve and thousands of random world events to adapt to
- Full support for Achievements and Scoreboards
- Expansion Updates that add all sorts of neat stuff
What’s your objective in this game? – to infect and then cleanse the world of all life. It sounds simple enough ( in gaming terms, anyway ) but it requires a heck of a lot of strategy and good thinking, else you’ll find the game will best you ( on the last difficulty, that is ). The best part of all – the game is free. Most of the things in game can be unlocked without paying anything, but they do require skill on your side ( I think some pathogens are only unlocked if you finish the game on Brutal ). Otherwise, you can always pay for what you want and the prices are more than half decent and can provide you with a ton of entertainment in return ( so, believe it or not, it’s a pretty fair trade ). Also, the game is literally riddled with all sorts of Easter Eggs and references to past events or books or outbreak movies ( give yourself a pat on the back if you catch them all ).
First off you choose your virus type ( in the beginning, you only have Bacteria, but that offers you infinite possibilities nonetheless ) and after Patient Zero is released onto the world, your true work begins. Firstly, you have to think how you will go at this. Make the virus too weak, it’ll be cured instantly ( that’s right, humanity won’t just stand idly by and let you do as you please ). But the same problem applies if you make it too lethal – if everyone dies too soon than who is left to carry it and spread it around?
Since the game came out, a few updates have came out as well and now you have two custom new plague types – the Neurax Worm ( mind-controlling parasites ) and the Necroa Virus ( zombie-outbreak ). Now I was always a big fan of zombie-outbreak themed games and movies and it’s been fun trying to play it on the zombie’s side for a change.
This game has received TONS of awards from so many different people ( aside from the already dominant Game of the Year award it got ). Here are a few of them:
- “The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics” – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- “Best Tablet Game of 2012” – New York Daily News
- “Plague Inc. will snag your attention in all the right ways and keep it there” – Touch Arcade
- “No denying Plague Inc.’s high-level of quality” – Modojo
- “Plague Inc. should not be as much fun as it is” – London Metro
- “Will leave you hoping to destroy the world, all in the name of a bit of fun” – Pocket Lint
- “Plague Inc.’s gameplay is infectious” – Slide to Play
- Winner – “Overall Game of the Year” – Pocket Gamer
- “Killing billions has never been so fun” – IGN
If you’ve played PC games before and are familiar with something called Deus Ex: Human Revolution, then you’ll surely recognize Adam Jensen’s voice actor in the trailer meant for this game posted below:
Hope you like this game – I highly recommend it and think it’s AWESOME. If you’d like to try it, here’s THE LINK.