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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


abathornabathorn

Rated 2 / 5 stars

UR DOING IT WRONG

While it is an entertaining game, there are a few problems-I understand why they were implemented to keep it from being easy to "crack" the game, infect the world in under three days, then simply cause everyone to die. Still.

First off, Visibility is total nonsense. Developing traits does not raise the visibility bar (apparently). Except it does and developing traits to a certain level will -immediately- cause people to start locking down borders, airports, etc. In a real life context this makes perfect sense. A disease suddenly going "BLAM!" and appearing everywhere does have this effect.
...But it's not mentioned anywhere. Thus, failure.

Things I Have Done:
Made a virus which only caused diarrhea (supposedly invisible). All countries immediately went berserk over it after researching a few new traits over some stupid "limit."

Created a virus which did nothing! That's right. Did nothing. No symptoms. The only way it got around was through creatures breathin', bitin'\, and poopin'. I also maxed out all of my traits.
OMG THE WORLD SHUTS OFF ALL AIRPORTS, BORDERS, SEAPORTS, PUBLIC FACILITIES AND DECLARES MARTIAL LAW ALL OVER!
...The sheet said that it would take them nearly a year to develop a cure...
For a virus that did nothing. Oh, and let's not forget that they held these lockdowns for /two months/ before I said "fuck this."

Wait where have we seen it before...

OH GOD EVERYONE HAS THE COMMON COLD THERE'S NO CURE LET'S SHUT EVERYTHING DOWN WHILE WE WORK OUT A SOLUTION WITH OUR BEST SCIENTISTS IN A SECRET STERILE UNDERGROUND BUNKER WITH MARTIAL LAW!!11one!.

...Ahaha.

No.

In summary you've attempted to address key issues (infecting the world, then killing everyone in a few days LIKE A REAL SUPER-DISEASE) by implementing some really stupid game mechanics.


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jin732jin732

Rated 2 / 5 stars

what i hate is that the evolution points take forever



Gamefreak740Gamefreak740

Rated 2 / 5 stars

>:(

First off, let me state: I have read the tutorial and the guide. Neither told me anything that wasn't already obvious.

Now, it seems that my virus only infects about half the countries, 3/4 if I'm lucky, when suddenly, the countries all shut down their borders completely. This makes the game...UNWINNABLE.

I've tried many different variations. Hell, I've even made my virus do absolutely NOTHING except spread. The countries still shut down before I can ever infect all of them.

Once they shut down, you cannot win. Period. Therefore, after much testing in many different strains, ways, and upgrades, and testing on both casual and realistic in all three forms (in which the countries all shut down their borders no matter what I do), this game cannot be won.

Perhaps you should have played your own game before throwing it out there.

4/10 stars for the concept and work, I LOVED the idea. Shame that the game is practically unwinnable, maybe even literally.

2/5.


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xXNoOdLeZXxxXNoOdLeZXx

Rated 2 / 5 stars

Okay...

Couldn't have said it better that akira20m...sorry, maybe pandemic 3?



alexbersiealexbersie

Rated 2 / 5 stars

meh, the update still did not fix the bugs

I played the original pandemic, and i loved it. Now when i heard of pandemic 2 i thought that it would be better being the second and you having taken our thoughts about the game into consideration. What i played this game i found it was a buggy strategy game with all the strategy rapped up the ass. The game was too hard even on relaxed and the government responds to nothing. If i have a disease that is bacterial with water born an air born and has only sweating as a symptom, it is not going to alert the entire planet when 2000 people become infected by an easily curable sweating disease. Also the drug and cure system is in dire need of some work. I could design a virus with no drug resistant and still after 3 days 3000 people become infected with only coughing. This is the common cold, and dose not cause entire country's to shut down boarders. Speaking of boarders, The idea that a rodent or nature is being stopped by boarder control is one that breaks all comprehension of logic. It is really sad to, i tried so hard to look past the horrible bugs of the game but it just cant be done. Even the update you gave the game, still keeps the game from greatness and this is the supposed to be the successor to one of the greatest games on new grounds and crazy monkey. I hope you fix some of these problems in the next update and i hope that if pandemic 3 is made that it wont need so many updates to achieve greatness.