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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 4 / 5 stars

Good Game

The pandemic series has always been fun to play, from the very first game to the one I'm writing a review for now. This game has both good and bad in it.

I loved how time was realistic, having hours that passed in the game, as opposed to hitting the "end turn" button and feeling like your virus went to sleep. I also liked the fact ship yards were added, making two ways for your virus to travel over seas. The three different classes were also nice, as was an easy and hard difficulty. Governments did more than just shut down borders and planes. All of these things enhance the gameplay drastically, making it (in my opinion) better,

However, there are some things I think could use improvement (these are just suggestion, whether you use them or not is up to you.

1. Not every place had an airport or ship yard. As you may of heard several times, Madagascar was really hard to infect. Peru also became difficult, once it shut down it's borders, they stayed clean. Placing airports and shipyards in all the regions would be nice.

2. Many people (including me) wonder just how a disease without any symptoms is able to be detected and make people want to take action. Instead of making an undetectable disease detectable, why not just make it so you have to have at least one symptom at all times? Otherwise, everyone is already sick.

3. A lot of the time, governments will start closing borders and stopping transport when the players disease affect a country that is on the other side of the globe. In my game for instance, why would Peru seal it's borders when china becomes infected? It makes it seem like the game doesn't want you to win. Perhaps government actions should only occur when the disease happens in the country next to it, or when a place planes and boats travel often becomes infected?

These are my only qualms about the game, as everything else I liked. I can tell that this was no small project. I have always enjoyed the pandemic series, and I really hope to see more of it!

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Blips responds:

Thanks for the review. Large well thought out reviews like yours are extremely helpful!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Never seems to get old. trying to get madagacar has overtaken my life, but other than that great game!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


I keep coming back to this game, i am literally hooked. there is a slight feeling of evilness as i upgrade and become immune and what not but i would reccomend this to anyone. i want this game to win the tank award 09 because it is an amazing game. FINALLY! i can destroy russia from the comfort of my own home :D

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Rated 2 / 5 stars

COuld be better.

I can't believe how long it took me to beat the game. I had to start a new game several times until I started off in Madagascar because otherwise - the game was almost impossible to beat. After getting Madagascar though, the game went smoothly. A little too smoothly. Waiting for everyone to die was uber boring, and there's little to do after you upgrade your virus as much as possible. Maybe a little interactivity would be nice. Sound effects and different symbols would be an improvement too. Another thing, why do governments start burning bodies before anyone dies (When your virus has no symptoms)? That seems a little illogical. So are other reactions to the virus, but the burning is the one that bothers me the most. I really didn't expect much from an online flash game, but there's still a lot to be desired.

- Lolli'

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Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

It's alright.

I find it very fucking annoying how I do not upgrade any of the symptoms to keep my visibility at its lowest and upgrade my resistances to survive in countries that I infect. About that Time every country that I infected will shut everything down. Which is about 4-6 countries. And it will not let me spread any further to any other region. Tried different strategies to the same result. Major turn off.