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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.13.3
  • Total Downloads:
    46,098
  • Date Added:
    Feb. 17, 2017
  • Price:
    Purchase; iTunes account required.; $0.99 to buy
  • File Size:
    Not available
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Platform:
    iOS

Editors' Review

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Plague is a strategy game that challenges you to create a disease that can kill all of the people in the world before a cure is discovered. In order to do this, you have to tweak your disease's characteristics to make it as hard to cure and as easy to spread as possible.

Pros

Realistic scenarios: In order to successfully spread your pathogen across the globe, you have to deal with multiple different types of challenges that mimic what would actually occur if there was a fear of a pandemic sweeping from country to country. For instance, the governments of various countries can shut down their airports to prevent infected individuals from entering, and even the country or region that you choose to infect first has a significant impact on your disease's ability to spread.

Levels of difficulty: When you start a new game, you can choose the level of difficulty you prefer to play through. These include Casual, Normal, and Brutal, and the differences between them involving the behavior of individuals determine to a large extent how easy it is for your disease to spread. Especially for players new to the game, it's nice to play through at few times in casual mode to get a sense of how things play out before jumping into a more challenging situation.

Cons

Hidden costs: Although the app only costs $0.99, it's impossible to play a game, even in casual mode, without paying to unlock some additional pathogen features. Considering the quality of the game, the cost of unlocking the entire gene pool, which is $7.99, is not exorbitant, but it's a little deceptive to price things this way because the initial $0.99 you spend to purchase the app doesn't get you anything at all.

Bottom Line

Plague is a well-crafted game that is engaging and fun to play, despite the somewhat morbid goal. The hidden costs are unfortunate, but when you expect them, they don't have to be a major drawback. And because you can experiment with many different types of pathogens and adjust so many different characteristics, there are almost endless possibilities for this game.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.13.3
Plague Inc Mutation 13 Discovered - new Shadow Plague expansion pack. 1. Shadow Plague added- This sentient, mutagenic pathogen triggers a powerful thirst for blood in its chosen host. Can humanity defend itself against a powerful vampire attacking from the shadows? - Consume humanity - Feed carefully to grow in power and transform into a monstrous bat to strategically set up lairs and shadow portals. Emerge from the Shadows - Create slaves to worship your vampire and use Blood Rage to defeat the Templar who hunt your vampire as well as the WHO who seek to eradicate your pathogen- Cover the world in darkness - Master unique gameplay mechanics and strategies to help your vampire rule the world. 2. BREXIT events now added into the simulation. Help influence whether the UK has a soft, hard or 'brutal' Brexit - or even keep Britain in the EU after all. 3. Performance improvements4. Various minor features as well as game balance tweaks / AI improvements / bug fix 1. 13. 2 - Over 100 new Custom Scenarios added and minor difficulty tweak1. 13. 3 - Minor event AI enhancements for Shadow Plague. I have future updates planned - let me know what you want. p. s. You can now pre-order Plague Inc: The Board Game to infect your tabletop.
General
Publisher Ndemic Creations
Publisher web site http://www.ndemiccreations.com/
Release Date February 17, 2017
Date Added February 17, 2017
Version 1.13.3
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Download Information
File Size Not Available
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 46,098
Downloads Last Week 38
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $0.99

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