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Jul 14, 2008 | 4:57 PM EDT
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Big News: Pandemic 2.5 is in development for iPhones everywhere! Find out more on my site!

Finally after months of development and balancing and testing, Pandemic II is here! I've tried my very best to ensure the game has surpassed the original in every possible way. Now its up to you to evolve your disease, infect mankind and kill them all!

**TO CLOSE WINDOWS, CLICK THE "X" IN THE TOP RIGHT**
**updated to version 1.16: bug fixes and tweaks based on user reviews**

Online guide and tutorial videos are available from with in the game, and it is HIGHLY recommended you watch the video tutorials.

edit: Thanks to the staff of NEWGROUNDS for the front page!!

Special thanks to the great guys at Crazy Monkey Games for sponsorship. And special thanks to Globex Designs for the music. Developed by Dark Realm Studios.

Reviews


razourikrazourik

Rated 1.5 / 5 stars

WTF!?

When I started up the game, when it got to the part where it advises you to read the tutorial, THERE WAS NO WAY TO CLOSE THAT SCREEN!!! I tried clicking the the top right X, but it wasn't there! I gave it a 3 though cause I thought it would be a good game



RedkyteRedkyte

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very awesome

this one had a steeper learning curve than the original, but i thought that was good. lots of thinking is required.

the only suggestions i have are nitpicky: the first is that you have both "martial" and "marshal" law in the game. the second is that i hope that in future installments (if there are any), recruit a molecular biology major or someone else with knowledge of biology to help out with the disease properties. i love seeing real-world stuff being put into games and i think that this game could be even better than it already is if it had just that much more authenticity.

great game; one of my favorite submissions here.


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GiraffabearGiraffabear

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Could Have been better.

This game is very very well thought out and if you will excuse me for a moment, THIS GAME IS FUKKIN SWEET!. The Breaking News isn't too advanced since natural occurrences doesn't really do anything too noticeable, Madagascar is the most paranoid island ever, and the Middle East is apparently the filthy whore. The 3 choices of Virus Bacteria and Parasite is a fun thing but when you boil them all down, It controls speed. So if you want a very short game you go to virus and so on.
The choices for symptoms were interesting but then later turned rather annoying when your waiting for evolution points from 4 to go to 22 so you can buy Hemorrhaging, but then you forget that you have to first pay for not only 10 but then the 15 extra points just to unlock the damn thing, and then your whole plan comes crashing down. And while I'm on unlocking tiers, WTF is up with how when you unlock a new tier you have a chance of getting any of the new symptoms, its like if your buying the next tier from the dealer, which is what I'm presuming is how you get the chemicals and such, and he just throws the viles of symptoms at you and one breaks, and that makes your virus break out and now all the other countries get pissed about it. You see when me and my friends back home play this we go to parasite on the sped up time and just wait, slowly working up our viruses under everyone's noises. And then people begin to worry and wonder why the fever won't go away. But I digress, what I'm trying to say is, this game can be greatly improved on, it is a very fun game and has a lot of great ideas, but you need to go more in depth with the Breaking News and how a Country would realistically go about containing a virus outbreak. Maybe even add in little animations showing the population slowing being infected, and maybe depending on the combination of symptoms you activate, have a different animation. For example, if you have Vomiting, Neurosis, and Insanity, I call it the T-Virus, you could show zombies. There should also maybe be an unlockable mode where you can have as many points as you want for more sandbox fun. Make another Pandemic is the best advice overall to give. I'll look forward to it.

-Giraffabear


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Pelemus-McSoyPelemus-McSoy

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Pelo says...

Pros?
~Much strategy needed.
~More ways to infect/kill.
~Like the first, it's very eerie.

Cons?
~Lots of waiting.

Overall?
I do like this game. It takes a lot of strategy to take out the human race. The only quirk I have with this game is the governments get very suspicious of your disease even if it's harmless and invicible...sort of frustrating, you know?

~Pelo


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pepsidrinkpepsidrink

Rated 5 / 5 stars

good

its good an tht, but i think that if your disease gets discovered, if you change the syndromes then you should be able to carry on undetected