Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. 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.

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

◈◈◈ #1 top game globally with well over a billion games played ◈◈◈

Plague Inc. is a global hit with almost a million 5 star ratings and features in newspapers such as The Economist, New York Post, Boston Herald, The Guardian and London Metro!

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” - 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


● Stunning retina graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed)
● Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management)
● Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful)
● 12 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (12 Monkeys?)
● Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!)
● 50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve and thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved)
● Full game support for scoreboards and achievements
● Expansion updates add the mind controlling Neurax Worm, the zombie producing Necroa Virus, Speed Runs and real life Scenarios!

Localised in English, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese and Russian. (more coming soon)

P.S. Give yourself a pat on the back if you got all the themed literature references!

Special sale price to celebrate being one of the most popular paid iPhone games ever!


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What’s New

Version 1.16.8

Plague Inc. Mutation 16 Discovered - The Royal Update
Did you know that Plague Inc. just won a royal award from Her Majesty The Queen? To celebrate winning The Queen’s Enterprise Award for Innovation, we’ve created a huge ‘Royal Update’ stuffed full of exciting new content:
Infectious New Interface
Plague Inc. now looks 816% better! The entire interface has been redesigned and modernised - prepare for visuals so delicious-looking you’ll want to lick your phone.*

New Ultimate Board Games scenario
Make a best-selling board game in this radically different scenario that has nothing to do with disease! Investors have given you two years to design, produce and distribute your very own game - but can you make it a best selling hit?

New Science Denial scenario
People around the world have stopped believing in science, medicine and even diseases. One country decides to offer scientists sanctuary and from here they hope to save humanity from itself!

Also included
New achievements, minor bug fixes and a whole host of custom scenarios

*In the interests of hygiene, please wash your phone both before and after


1.16.1 Hotfix - Fixed some event issues in new scenarios
1.16.2 Hotfix - Fixed some minor errors in translations
1.16.3 Hotfix - Updated Facebook integration
1.16.4 Hotfix - Rebalanced some scenarios
1.16.5 Minor update - Added support for latest devices
1.16.6 Minor update - General app stability patches
1.16.7 Hotfix - Increased support for more devices
1.16.8 Update - Added link to our new game: Rebel Inc.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
48.6K Ratings
48.6K Ratings

Editors’ Choice

The infection has begun and it’s up to you to strategically spread and evolve a deadly plague to bring about the end of the human race. Saving the world and being a hero is honourable, but decimating the world with a deadly infection is a whole lot of fun — even though it shouldn’t be.

Bones3010 ,

Needs a complete unlock purchase

This is a great and imaginative game. Difficult but not so much as to take away the fun. I actually bought it near when it was first released and the updates are regular and impressive, but the thing that bothers me about any game with in-app purchases is that it there are so many individual in app unlocks, etc. that it's completely unreasonable to expect a customer to purchase them all and on top of the original app purchase. Yes, you can unlock them through gameplay but it is very difficult and/or time consuming to do so. I would consider a full 5-star review if there was a single in app purchase that unlocks all additional content for a single REASONABLE price, or better yet, eliminate in apps altogether and just charge up front when you buy the game and offer the player the ability to cheat and unlock expansions at will. I understand that the devs need to eat and should be paid for their content, but as a mobile app all the added content available is too unreasonably priced when you can buy an HD console game for about the same price once you've purchased everything currently available at the time of this review.

In short, great game, great developers, but limited in replay value unless you spend even more money for all of the expansions and unlocks. Please offer a better option and I'll absolutely give this 5-stars.

Oaks tree ,

Oaks tree

Think about it, what would happen in real life? I’m pretty sure everyone here in the real world isn’t perfect. But not in plague. Apparently every type of resource possible grows on trees, and every other disease is suddenly non-existent as soon as you start. I’m my own personal opinion, mega brutal should be what brutal is. Mega brutal is more like, “Sick people disappear off the face of the earth.” “Everybody lives in high tech state of the art homes that purify you as you wake up.” “Doctors not only sell their children for money to invest in the cure, but they were each single handily taught and trained by a wise monk in Nepal as children, Is able to complete a common knowledge test even though the sickness the currently have makes them insane literally, and have had their brain replaced by an A.I. alien technology that is yet to be discovered.” Oh yeah and everybody is a doctor regardless of what they actually wanted to do when they were kids. I will be doing just fine slowly infecting the population without any severity and then there is an “Anonymous blood test in one of the three countries I have infected. I face palm and shake my head knowing that those types of things can even happen. It’s fun altogether but mega brutal might as well be called impossible for certain plague types.

Editors’ Choice

The infection has begun and it’s up to you to strategically spread and evolve a deadly plague to bring about the end of the human race. Saving the world and being a hero is honourable, but decimating the world with a deadly infection is a whole lot of fun — even though it shouldn’t be.

In-App Purchases

Shadow Plague Expansion Pack
Enslave humanity with a fatal vampiric strain
Necroa Virus Expansion Pack
Ravage the world with a zombie outbreak
Simian Flu Expansion Pack
Escape the lab. Build the planet of the apes
Neurax Worm Expansion Pack
Unleash a mind controlling brain parasite


Ndemic Creations LTD
118.8 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© 2011, Ndemic Creations LTD
In-App Purchases
  1. Necroa Virus Expansion Pack $1.99
  2. Neurax Worm Expansion Pack $1.99
  3. Unlock 7 Standard Plagues $2.99


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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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