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*v1.5.1*
game has been updated to address difficulty issues people are having.

*Thanks for the front page Tom !!*

-* READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE PLAYING *-
-* USE THE MODIFY BUTTON TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF INFECTING COUNTRIES AND AIRPOTS ETC *-

Pandemic: Extinction of man is a "spin-off" of Pandemic! The game features brand new gameplay and features. Please read the in-game instructions if this is your first time playing. Special thanks to Crazy Monkey Games for sponsorship!

Reviews


NitewoIfNitewoIf

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Could've been such a nice one...

I liked the first Pandemic, it was an interesting idea and the way the gameplay was designed it worked very well. But this game, while having some nice improvements, is quite inferior to its precessor. The reason is very simple: luck is just too dominant in this one. Don't get it wrong, you need some strategy and brainless clicking won't get you anywhere. But I've tested the same (working) strategy on 20 runs, restarting the ones that let me start in either greenland or australia, given starting in those hard to reach ones is already a huge lucky boost. The results have been sad, a few times my virus died in the starting country in three or four turns since it didn't infect anybody else in the country, other times it took (game-time) weeks to infest certain areas or up to 23 days to erase the last remaining 1% of mankind (at a lethality rating of 6). Not to forget the numerous times an infected airplane made it to a different country but the infected person died right away (while the virus was at lethality 0), which made the already high randomness of success (in any area of the game) even more obvious.
So altogether it's a pity the nice idea of the first one (where the only real randomness was whether or not you'd manage to get to western europe) has been almost totally ruined by the insane influence that luck has in this version (hence my low interactivity rating, I don't consider pressing the "infect" button 10 times and hoping for the best too interactive). Oh and you should prolly re-name the highscore list into "Lucky Bastards", since it's showing their luck much more than their skill.


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VerasGunnVerasGunn

Rated 3 / 5 stars

Nice to see a sequel, but falls short

I loved the original Pandemic game. There was much focus on strategy whilst developing your virus. While it could be difficult not having direct control where your virus goes it was a unique and entertaining game. EoM just seems to take all that the original had and simplifies it to a point that it becomes exponentially more difficult. There are some nice ideas I like about EoM, such as targeting specific countries, but the original was just so much more entertaining. I look forward to future developments.



Front-LineFront-Line

Rated 5 / 5 stars

w00t

Very good,
Just wondering what the song was at the opening, while the guy was looking in the mirror?!



HaruharuharukoHaruharuharuko

Rated 0 / 5 stars

works for crap

look i loved the first pandemic i mean loved it but this one BLOWS what the hell did you do



IceStar100IceStar100

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Good but not as good

The first one me feel more like a god. This one is more like a mad scientist. You just don't have really any control over the Virus. Plus the music is annoy with in a few mins.