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Jan 24, 2007 | 3:23 PM EST
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Evolve, Infect, Kill! Pandemic is a game where you get to evolve you own biological virus and wipe out mankind! Please read instructions on how to play the game! West Europe is completely able to be infected, its just hard. May be dangerous to play if you are epileptic. You get points based on number of newly infected people after a turn. For your first few turns you will not receive any points.

--May 10th 2008--
Wow, thanks to everyone for the awesome reviews, and thanks to NG for the Tank Award nomination! Many people have been wishing for more features. I'm happy to say I'm working on Pandemic 2 at the moment, and it's feature list is massive. The game will make this (the original) look small and shallow in comparison.

--March 2nd 2008--
Thanks to everyone who has liked the game! And thanks to Tom for including it in Portal history of 2007 !!

--Jan 25th 2007--
Wow, front page !! Thanks a lot Tom, and thanks to everyone who has liked the game !



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Strangely addictive...

Well, this game definitely caught my attention.
In fact, I even took the time to write down the point cost of each virus attribute, and how it affects the virus.

Here's a few tips for the newbies:
1) "Human Only" is BAD!!! It reduces your infectivity by 1 when active. "Sweating" is BAD!!! It increases visibility and DOES NOT HELP YOU AT ALL!!!
2) Reduce the lethality of your virus ASAP, or else nations will close their borders before you get to them. (I'd recommend turning everything but sneezing off in the "Lethality" category to start with)
3) Get "Bodily Fluids", "Airborne", and "Waterborne" before the other "Transmission" attributes.
4) All it takes to get into (or out of) West Europe is TIME and PATIENCE. Keep the lethality and visibility of your virus low, and the infectivity high, and you'll get there eventually.
5) Once you have at least a few people in each nation infected, crank up lethality to max and watch them drop. Usually takes about 25 days to kill them all starting from the day when you instantly morph from a harmless little germ to a full-out super-virus.

My best run:
Killed 100% of the population in 87 days and earned a score of 6725.

HOW did some of you get in the 8000s+ on the all-time high scores board?! I MUST LEARN FROM THE MASTERS!!!

Lots of people find this review helpful!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

make a virus, what could be better

this is such a fun game, making a virus to kill the entire population, how did you think of it, sweet game


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Finally managed to infect every nation! I managed to pull it off by day 60, with a 100% death toll before day 100. Well done!

I'd love to see a version where you start as an animal virus, and have to evolve to infect humans--like bird flu needs to do before it becomes wholly dangerous to us.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

For all the people who still have trouble...

Here is how to do it easy:

Just click "go" a couple of times, after you made some points go to the virus edit section.

Make sure you UNCHECK EVERYTHING except "sneezing" and "human only" This way you will have a lethality of 0, infectivity of 1 and visibility of 1.

Then just keep hitting "GO" untill you've infected every country (beware: this takes a while!) Then simply buy all the rest of the stuff and watch humanity suffer...

This is not the fastest way, I'm aware of that. If you want to do it faster, figure it out for yourself (took me a while). This is just for the people who keep trying and keep failing... Not for people who are too lame to figure stuff out for themselves and still want a high score ^_^

Great game!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I love this game. It really illustrates the dangers of illness and disease, and how quickly the entire human race could be wiped out. Took me forever to complete it, but I finally did so with about 150 days remaining and a final score of 6725.

For those who can't infect west europe, you need to focus all the points you earn on the Transmission/Infectivity section. Keep your visiblity low, and try to buy everything in the above mentioned section before the countries shut down public transit. If they do, don't worry, it's still possible. After you've infected west europe, then start buying stuff from the symptoms column.

Hope that helps.