Plague Inc.

Take the role of god and destroy the world with a deadly virus! Plague Inc. is a free to play, strategy simulation video game. The player creates and evolves a pathogen in an effort to destroy the world with a deadly plague. The game uses an epidemic model with a complex and realistic set of variables to simulate the spread and severity of the plague. The objectives is to infecting and kill the world's population with a pathogen. However, there is a time pressure to complete the game before humans, the opponent, develop a cure for the plague. You can play the game on PC, Mobile or on the board game!

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Disease Types

The player can play as many different types of pathogens, each with its own advantages and disadvantages which influence evolution decisions. Initially, the player may only select bacteria. Subsequent pathogens are unlocked by winning the game with the previous one on Normal or Brutal Mode. These include virus, fungus, parasite, prion, nano-virus, and bio-weapon. There are also special plagues, including the mind-controlling Neurax Worm, the zombie plague Necroa Virus, the "Simian Flu" from Rise of the Planet of the Apes, and the vampire themed Shadow Plague.

Game Description

Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for touchscreen, Plague Inc. from developer Ndemic Creations evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world - only the strongest can survive!

The developer of Plague Inc. was invited to speak at the CDC in Atlanta about the disease models inside the game!
◈ “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


Plague Inc. has a rating of 4.4 with over 3 million reviews. It also has over 50 million + downloads on the play store.

Fantastic game, been playing since early-mid 2019, and it's still holding my attention. So much so that my friends and I have also bought the Xbox game as well (worth it, more than "just an app port to the console"), and the tabletop game: these are also just as entertaining and fun. Considering all that is happening in the world with the new Coronavirus, this is a really true-to-life sim dealing with the darker side of the real world, something not oft explored.

I love the game, its amazing, but I feel it could do with a bit of a redesign to make it look more like the ios version. Also, the reason its not getting 4 or 5 stars is the tutorial popups that come up evry game. I know how to play, i have been playing for 5 years, i think i would know that popping orange bubbles gives me dna points by now. PLEASE fix.

Excellent game! Definitely best phone game I've ever played. Absolutely terrifying in it's implications, however. This is very realistic and goes to show why we must dramatically increase funding for biological/pathological science research and take large steps to encourage vaccination. Especially with the serious and immediate threats posed by diseases like the flu and coronavirus, and bacteria rapidly evolving antibiotic resistance, we're not doing enough to prevent the next big epidemic!