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Pandemic II

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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!

**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.



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Has this been updated yet?

No? Then I won't be playing again. Closed borders need a chance of infection that has a significantly lower percentage than open borders. Islands need border infection as well. Madagascar needs an airport. Boats need more than a random dock percentage, rather they should have a destination like the planes do. Planes, boats, and infection should be able to cross the East and West portion of the map. If an infection has zero visablility, then all governments should have zero notice of an infection. A correcton of this is to have at least one minimum symptom. Border, airport, and ports should open again if the virus goes into hiding. Evolution points need to be defined as to how they are aquired, allowing for better stratagy. If a cure is found, there should be a way to mutate the strain so that the cure can be bypassed. Understandably, this would have very expensive evo point cost.

The way I see it, this game is completely random. You do not win this game, ever. The game only allows you to obtain winning conditions randomly. There is no skill involved. Just blind luck.

I first found this game entertaining, now it is mindnumingly boring. Please update this game.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

I liked it

it was hard really hard


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


That one, small, scarcely populated, ecologically beautiful and unique shit on the map makes this game frustrating as hell. No matter how strategically I play and how many (good) tips by other players I follow, as soon as that goddam harbor shuts down, it becomes impossible to reach the games final goal. That is, in easy mode. The fact that this seems to be one of the most likely "reaction" events to be triggered doesnt help at all.

However, I can not be brought to hate this game. The premise is just too creative.

It is definitely flawed. The numbers of people living in the single countries are just unrealistic (I knew China was huge, but making it house five times the current world population is just laughable), some of the decimal calculations look just awkward (I dont think it would change the game if I had 296 Infections a day instead of 296.057683), and you dont generally feel like you have enough control over what happens in game.

Looking at this more than obvious problems, I have no Idea why I like this game so much. Maybe its the adorable little details. Giving the infection that is wiping out humanity an exaggeratedly sciency or ironic name ("Prolaptic gaseous endogastrial Pseudomycosis", or just "Disco fever"), seeing world governments panic in front of their populations sneezing their brains out through their nostrils or just enjoying the detailed descriptions of the horrible things your disease may do to the infected provide just sickening entertaining value.

If there should ever be a sequel (wich I highly doubt, considering how old this is), I would recommend hiring a good designer for the interface and work out some of the flaws, while keeping the basic concept unaltered. It may be unlikely, but I would love to see a fleshed out version of this game that sadly looks rushed and unfinished for having such a great premise.

To maximize your gaming experience, play the OST of "Pandemic - American Swine" or something similar in the background. It fits the mood perfectly!

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


its kinda annoying how countries sometomes shutdown the airports and docks but keep the hospitals open :S they're to clever for me :'(


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

rough game

this game needs some fine tuning the fact that the second I make it waterborne the governments start handing out bottled water makes no sense it would take a while for them to figure that out also the fact that they figure out what the disease is ON THE FIRST day is absolutely ludicrous this game is in need of some closer attention to the details good game overall hard, but good