Pandemic II

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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.


The overall concept is good and the game is fun to play for a while, but the lack of realism in (even in realistic mode) can be frustrating.

Case in point: A completely harmless and asymptomatic disease causes widespread panic, closing of airports and shipyards, etc. after its infection rate increases. But how is it possible that people even knew they were infected in the first place?

The government and scientists truly seem to have psychic abilities. Within less than an in-game day of my virus gaining the ability to spread via insects, governments around the world were using pesticides to reduce insect populations in order to combat this.

There is also the fact that once a country closes itself off completely (I'm looking at you Madagascar, with your lone port of entry), then it becomes effectively impossible to infect that country (even if the virus is airborne and an adjacent nation has a 100% infection rate). At this point the game becomes unwinnable, and considering how jumpy some governments are, this can become a serious issue.

Despite these flaws, I can't help but like the game. The premise is pretty cool, and if you simply accept the fact that 10% of the world is almost impossible to reliably infect, then you can still have fun with this game. There is enough strategy involved to keep things interesting, even if your best laid plans are occasionally thwarted by governmental paranoia.

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I've been a fan of this game since it came out. It is truly amazing and a blast to come up with strategies to kill everyone. I have a question though. Is the popular phone game Plague Inc. made by the same people?, did it come out before Pandemic 2?, or is it a improvised rip-off? Either way both games are fun to play. I kind of prefer Plague Inc. though, because it offers more options on evolving your disease.

My disease started in Madagascar!

People find this review helpful!

Amazing game and practically flawless. I have been a fan of this game for many years now and would only change the fact that the point gain isn't really steady enough. So, with all my heart I strongly give this 5 star ratting as it deserves.

Killed the whole world in first try including Madagascar. It's not easy, but great fun with strategy. ^^

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4.43 / 5.00

Jul 14, 2008
4:57 PM EDT
Simulation - Other
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