By Dark Realm Studios
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Be the villain! Eradicate mankind by designing and releasing your own disease on the world in this expanded and refined update to the popular game Pandemic 2.
- Select from dozens of symptoms, resistances and unlocked traits when customizing your viral, parasitic or bacterial classed disease.
- Adapt to government strategies as countries fight the spread of your disease by researching vaccines, grounding air travel, establishing quarantines, declaring martial law and much more.
- Show off the brilliance of your disease to friends with highscores and achievements courtesy of Game Center.
Game guide is now online at:http://www.darkrealmstudios.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=12
What's New in Version 1.1
The massive 1.1 update has arrived!
+ Enjoy new achievements and traits.
+ Full saved game support. Games will automatically save and can be resumed from the main menu.
+ Extensive instructions for new and experienced players alike.
+ Improved UI and an additional News Window to review past headlines.
+ New options to customize the feel of the game.
- Many other fixes, tweaks, improvements and optimizations.
Unlikke the review below this game is NOT impossible you simply have to try different tactics. Instead of upgrading your virus/bacteria/parasite every chance you can you LET THE EVO POINTS BUILD UP! I've scored over 300,000 on one game.
Start building heat/cold resistance depeding on the temps you start in, keep lethality low and let the points roll in. IT TAKES TIME.
I also don't understand why I cannot use my iPad sideways to play this game. Seems like it would be easer to see the whole map in landscape mode.
I'd also like to see some new changes to it. IT doesn't seem like it's possible to generate EvoPoints any more once people are dieing and the vaccine has been released. There is a trait that talks about corrupting the vaccine and I don't know how to do that. Either I kill everyone or the vaccine is released.
Also, watching the temperature swings from 20C to -5 in the same day in JUNE in Europe seems a little odd.
Choose parasitic (free bonus to insect and rodent transmission), and use all 8 evo points on non lethal symptoms including sneezing to begin! Important, do not add any lethal symptoms until all countries infected! After initial 8, build up resistances and add traits. Traits-Swarmer (Remember free bonus from above), Endurer, Terrorizer, and maybe deceiver if notoriety builds. Resistance levels I use are Cold 2, Heat 3, and Moisture 2.....try and fit Bird transmission as well. If done right, you should kill off the world in 45-65 days on hardest level! Islands can be tricky and still shutdown especially Madagascar. Just take away symptoms to reopen ports. Good luck!
Fun but old and unchanged
I played the original Pandemic and loved it. It was new, exciting. Then the second game came out. A few tweaks and changes, nothing big. And then the app came out. Nothing big... Again. Some traits feel pointless, the luck needed to win is insane, strategy is meta instead of dynamic. As much as it was fun some time ago, the game changed too little. Plague Inc. followed a similar formula but made it exciting again. The UI is interesting, its art fits the game well, the music is nice, and they even have seven (I think) standard disease types with two unlockable (with two more coming) as well as unlockable cheats. Pandemic opened the genre but did nothing to innovate.