Plague Inc. Games App Review (iOS, $0.99)


Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Seller: Ndemic Creations LTD

Plague Inc. Mutation 7 discovered – Scenarios

1. Scenarios expansion pack
- 14 new gameplay modes let you experiment with real life diseases, significantly alter the world and more! Develop new strategies and approaches to see if you can still infect the world.
- The Black Death is back. The original strain failed 700 years ago but can you do things differently this time?
- A US Debt Default creates a global financial meltdown. How will you exploit the situation?
- These scenarios as well as Global Warming, Smallpox, Volcanic Eruptions, H1N1 and many more await you!

2. New events and achievements

3. Performance improvements for all devices

4. Minor game balance / AI improvements / bug fix

1.7.1 - Fixed rare scenario purchase problem and crash
1.7.2 - Fixed crash when logged into Facebook and have iCloud enabled on multiple devices
1.7.3 – Performance improvements for low memory devices


I have future updates planned – let me know what you want!

(Note: All your progress/unlocks are kept when updating - saves will not work though)

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
2145 Ratings
All Versions:
112147 Ratings


Can you infect the world? Plague Inc. is a unique mix of high strategy and terrifyingly realistic simulation.

Your pathogen has just infected 'Patient Zero'. Now you must bring about the end of human history by evolving a deadly, global Plague whilst adapting against everything humanity can do to defend itself.

Brilliantly executed with innovative gameplay and built from the ground up for iPhone & iPad, Plague Inc. evolves the strategy genre and pushes mobile gaming (and you) to new levels. It’s You vs. the world - only the strongest can survive!

◈◈◈ #1 top game globally with 200 million+ games played ◈◈◈

Plague Inc. is a global hit with over half a million 5 star ratings and features in newspapers such as The Economist, New York Post, Boston Herald, The Guardian and London Metro!

The developer of Plague Inc. was invited to speak at the CDC in Atlanta about the disease models inside the game!

▶ “The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics” – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
▶ “Best Tablet Game of 2012” - New York Daily News
▶ “Plague Inc. will snag your attention in all the right ways and keep it there” - Touch Arcade
▶ “No denying Plague Inc.'s high-level of quality” - Modojo
▶ “Plague Inc. should not be as much fun as it is” – London Metro
▶ “Will leave you hoping to destroy the world, all in the name of a bit of fun” – Pocket Lint
▶ “Plague Inc.'s gameplay is infectious” - Slide to Play
▶ Winner – “Overall Game of the Year” – Pocket Gamer
▶ “Killing billions has never been so fun” – IGN


● Stunning retina graphics with a highly polished interface (Contagion guaranteed)
● Highly detailed, hyper-realistic world with advanced AI (Outbreak management)
● Comprehensive in-game help and tutorial system (I am Legendarily helpful)
● 12 different disease types with radically different strategies to master (12 Monkeys?)
● Full Save/Load functionality (28 Saves Later!)
● 50+ countries to infect, hundreds of traits to evolve and thousands of world events to adapt to (Pandemic evolved)
● Full game support for scoreboards and achievements
● Expansion updates add the mind controlling Neurax Worm, the zombie producing Necroa Virus, Speed Runs and real life Scenarios!

Localised in English, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Italian, French, Japanese, Korean and Russian. (more coming soon)

P.S. Give yourself a pat on the back if you got all the themed literature references!

Special sale price to celebrate being the 15th most popular iPhone game of 2012!


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Customer Reviews

  • Nice

    by Nickynickynicklerse

    It's challenging but I like it a lot

  • Amazing game! But....

    by Naynay763

    I think this game is absolutely fantastic. Possibly the most addicting game I've ever played. But I tried to purchase all scenarios and it keeps saying "Transaction failed" I've tried everything to get it to work. I Even redownloaded the app. It still wouldn't work.

  • Fantastic

    by Paideuma

    I love this game!

  • Awesome

    by MyrealNahuo

    This is the best game not on a console.

  • Boss

    by bonumdaemon

    This is really addictive and fun game!




  • huge thumbs up

    by Casey :))))))))))

  • Update needed?

    by 마릭아

    Great game. Playing on my iPad 2 but lags. Please fix?

  • Infectious Game!

    by tophuG

    Really engaging and fun. I enjoy the thought and the planning you have to do. Worth the money.

  • Great game but....

    by Skyblaze777

    I just installed the new update and I paid for this game and now can't even play it. It crashes on me when I try to play it now. Be4 it would not sow plz fix this plz plz plz I really love the game. Oh and I have a iPod touch 4th gen. With all it's updates if this help

  • Very cool game

    by Malachite80

    A lot of fun get it good for killing time you get sucked in fast

  • Very cool.

    by JZHook

    By the end of your first run, you'll be addicted.

  • Love this game

    by Ezio AP

    Fun strategy game, time-consuming but definitely the best game I have on my phone. You won't regret downloading it

  • Awesome

    by Kwinner3

    This game is totally addictive. Epic!

  • Game for the smart

    by Coll$$)&&&&)$$$$$($$$$)

    This is a great game expectioly if you are smart it will challnge u secnarios u should add mustard gas make it to where germany and america lose half there population

  • Exactly what I was looking for

    by Ncsluciddreamer

    I wanted a game I could play that would keep me entertained for a long period of time but I'm not into candy crush etc I found this and it looked cool and let's just say it's amazing. The replay ability is strong and they don't rip you off by getting you to buy in game items, you can actually unlock everything by playing certain modes. Very awesome definitely recommend this SUGGESTIONS: It'd be cool if they added a multiplayer where one person develops a cure while the other tries to spread the virus and you just try to counter each other. That'd be fun

  • Good at first but then

    by SiriLover

    I really like this game. The new scenarios are brilliant, I love it. At first I kept struggling to win because of Greenland surviving etc. But I've learned and created strategies to win, love it.

  • 5/5!!!

    by Jase108

    I love this app better than minecraft for me keep the updates coming addicting!!!!

  • I like it

    by Kounterstryke

    I like it

  • Exactly What It Looks Like

    by WmDG

    If it seems like you'd like it based on the screenshots, description, and reviews, you will.

  • Pretty bad

    by Sap357

    I'm happy I only paid a dollar for this. I honestly don't know how people like this game for more than 5 minutes. I think the reviews are by people making money off this app, it's the only thing that makes sense. It's laughable people keep buying this game lol. Edit: I just read over more comments, lol, it's the same guy giving all the praise, I can tell by his writing style. Lol ok nooooowwww this makes sense.

  • Addicting

    by crossedmyheartandhopetodie

    Love it!!

  • Best game ever!

    by Random Dragons

    It is an amazing game and I can't wait to try again on a different difficulty!

  • Get it. Now.

    by Me steal your girl

    This game is sooo cool I love it <3

  • C

    by Code7402


  • Love this game!

    by Ggberk2

    This game is great

  • Great game

    by ALampton

    This games epic.. It seems so real

  • A suggestion

    by Christian 1999 :D

    You should make it on the cheats you can pick the plague you want not the same like bacteria I wanna know how nano virus works with all the upgrade please put it in :)

  • I love Plague Inc!

    by Gwenster66

    Plague Inc. is one of my favorite apps now, and you can tell because I actually made a review. It's exciting evolving and spreading your disease, and everything's reasonably priced. Really, look up the in-app purchases. It's just a pretty great app that I really strongly recommend.

  • Suggestions and ideas

    by Jimmygu3

    •Cure mode-be on the other end of it (would also make a great multiplayer mode with one person as the plague, and the other as the cure) •Leech, fish, dust mite, or water bug/animal transmission/game mode •Country against country or disease war mode-two countries try to kill the other off with a disease while trying to maintain healthy people and a cure (would also make a great multiplayer mode)

  • Crashes

    by Djnjnfg

    The game crashes when I'm using a music app and I can't play and the game lasts forever like 20 min each game that makes it feel like u never gonna finish but its kinda entretaining

  • What the heck?!

    by Shaila Montgomery

    I pay for the app then every time I try to play it crashes!

  • Too easy, but great.

    by Knuckadeazy-fo sho

    Great strategy game. I would like to see another difficulty level beyond BRUTAL. I can beat it on brutal 80% of the time, so a difficulty of IMPOSSIBLE would be fun.

  • Suggestion

    by Whocouldguess

    I think you should factor in that people are born and die every day tho to make it more realistic

  • Great

    by K'nexguy123546904578926

    Amazing! Endless fun!

  • Great game!

    by Vennyooooi

    The is one of the best games on the app store. The only complaint is that not everything can be unlocked by playing.

  • Fun simulation

    by Wolfe Killpack

    Extremely fun. Must get.

  • Best game ever, but crashes

    by Lino54115

    This is the best game ever, it still crashes please fix thx

  • Amazing

    by Sidetackle

    Great job enjoyed lot

  • Awesome

    by Sci-Fi Maniac

    Though winning the game may be difficult it is still fun.

  • Agervated

    by Pool67447848844

    Just bought the game and it crashes every time it starts to load and go to the game

  • Good

    by H2oly

    I wanted to get in app upgrades but it won't connect to iTunes.


    by Mikewoodruff

    Great game!!!!

  • Need help kinda

    by Cory Bon

    This game is awesome but as 2/8/2014 it keeps crashing plz fix

  • AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Skypurpledragon

    This game is amazing and those of you who think z com is hard well it's superpose to because come on humans want to survive and a suggestion add more sepshle plages, cenarios and don't make a second plage inc just more updates. But download the game NOW!!!!!! Oh and add a mode where you are trying to develop the cure. Trust me this game is better than any other deseese game out there. Long live plage inc!!!!

  • Super fun

    by Gr9ndm9st3r

    Played this game after a friend recommended it to me; excellent choice. And not expensive either.

  • Mix

    by K

    I just wish u could mix the cheats with different diseases but it's a great game

  • Suggestion Please Read.

    by Dvina80

    Zombie Mode: The Main idea of "Zombie Mode" is that the disease spreads even faster than a common cold etc. the color of the infected would be red, Zombies black, and immune blue another thing is you can send canister bombs, groups of zombies etc. but other than that its a great game and im glad i purchased it BEST $0.99 I EVER SPENT!!!

  • Addicting!

    by Charlie & Punkin

    Although I wish the names could be longer, and that it didn't have to require so much playing to unlock things. But all in all pretty good time passer.

  • love it


    it could be a bit more realistic though ( the news/ events )

  • Buy it

    by silver kiss


  • No sólo se juegue peste negra gratis

    by Miklos12345

    Ojalá en la próxima actualización los packs de escenarios los expandan y ojalá no sólo se pueda jugar nada más peste negra gratis.

  • Greatness

    by Unoztar

    I'm normally not into strategy games, but this is by far one of the best game that I've played ever!!

  • Very good can be slow

    by Fashathus

    Highly enjoyable game. Good for anyone who likes strategy games. Only problem I have with it is it can be slow paced at times.

  • Great App, suggestions

    by Fighting_Tiger45

    This is without a doubt the best app I've ever had. I also have some suggestions. Symptoms: Early-decomposition When someone is infected there body starts to fall apart and they will completely die in 1-2 weeks in game and it spreads the disease real fast Rigor Mortis When someone dies there body goes completely stiff and it makes the cure research go down 3-5% Sprouting(Fungus only) When someone dies the fungus inside of them starts to come out of their body and after awhile they will rip open and a big mushroom sprout opens up inside their chest and it will make infectivity go up fast I also think for transmissions there should be plant transmissions You should make an ability were it stops the cure research completely for 1 month and you can do it three times but it cost a lot of DNA, 20 for the first time, 40 for the second and 50 for the third.

  • That's okay...

    by bob 3000

    It's not like I needed sleep anyway...

  • Awesome game

    by Qrxlm

    Loving it!

  • This game is phenomenal!!!

    by sunshinnexo

    This game is great, really gets you thinking and is one of the best games I've ever played!

  • Crashes

    by Slimeboy

    I have played this game on my friends iPod and loved it but I downloaded it and I can't even play it, it constantly crashes on my iPad please fix this.

  • Great addicting game

    by Nye the guy

    This game is amazing! I got it yesterday and I have been stuck on it every time I have the chance to play. It is all I want in a game. Strategy, global outbreak, infections, world destruction. Everything! It is all about strategy. But don't ruin the game for yourself by buying all the plagues. I did and now it is boring but amazing game 10/10 and totally worth 1 dollar!

  • Necroa virus

    by Hjshgy

    Why the hell wont it let be buy the necroa virus

  • Was fun, but.....

    by Pop Up This

    It crashes whenever I try to start a game. I tried reinstalling it which made me lose my progress and everything, but it still won't work. Please fix it!

  • Amazing Game

    by Gxhxydy

    Best strategy game ever period.

  • I'm impressed

    by Jacob Porche

    It's one of the only new strategy games today that understands how to entertain the player over and over again by upgrades, updates, and challenges. Nice job on your first game.

  • Brilliant game!!

    by Felipe testa

    Congrats and a cool thing to be added would be new form of contagion, and a more realistic map

  • .

    by Dman/99

    Almost beat the game on normal my first time! It's a great game!

  • Great fun

    by Alafraganza

    It's a great's just stopped loading...did u recently update? I'd love to see it fixed so I can play it again

  • Fix

    by Baez187

    Fix crashes please

  • Please Fix

    by TheUltimateGamingMachine

    Good game but achievements acting funny.

  • Great Strategic Game

    by MoneyMalc15

    I sort of feel malicious when I play this game because I really brainstorm about the best counterfactuals that would destroy mankind


    by NoahPeace1243

    Most awesomazing game I have played alongside minecraft and terraria. I <3 Plague Inc. Also might be a little buggy. A minor bug fix plz thx

  • Glad I downloaded this

    by XandraLeigh

    My brother & sister and friends have been playing this game so I decided to see what was so much fun. I'm glad I did! It made me think and plan but wasn't boring nor did it take forever to finish! Great game. :)

  • Addicting

    by T101506

    This game is challenging, yet addicting and fun. I can play it for hours without stopping! One of my favorite apps and I recommend it to players who love strategy games.

  • Impossible to put down

    by 7jake18

    Very dynamic and addicting. Ndemic, if your reading this, keep making awesome games, and add-ons!! And take peoples advice to make it better!

  • Awesome

    by Tuggernuts77

    This game is great! But you can't help but feel a little dead inside yourself when you obliterate all life on earth with extreme pain and no chances of survival. It's very realistic though.

  • Infecto

    by Kirklefries

    This is the worst app! The game has no way of ending or moving to the next level! It is a cool idea but has major flaws! Do not buy until they completely fix the way the game works!

  • I'm totally hooked, but....

    by Aaaaaaaaä

    I have been reading a lot of the other reviews, and I have to say I'm impressed with some of these ideas, infecting earlier times, aliens, world wars, all of these sound great. You should definitely add most, if not all, of them soon. Personally one of my favorites was infecting galaxies and such. Also, make it a tiny bit easier to get, too many times have I been so close to winning but I am 2 or 3 DNA away from winning

  • Five stars,but.......

    by MJGman28

    I love this game,but,I've defeated the Black Death on casual,normal,and brutal but I didn't get the next scenario!please tell me why.

  • Addicting

    by Tilaos

    I just played my first game, in casual level. Very addicting.

  • fun

    by Colin O'Doherty

    Really fun game

  • Pretty Cool

    by Jalen da best

    Its fun and addicting but very creepy

  • Great! But I can't move up!

    by Cartecj55

    It won't let me level up to virus so I'm just stuck on the first one

  • Best app ever!!!

    by Rhami1

    This game is so strangely fun keep adding more disease types please!!!

  • AWESOME!!!!

    by Jacob Awesome Sauce

    It's good

  • Good Game

    by Bridges novice

    Plague is an awesome game!! Keep up the good work!

  • Fun, challenging decision making game

    by Ackatack

    I've been playing this game for years and love it. The original diseases are my favorite but the special diseases and scenarios are also a lot of fun. I would give this game a 5 star rating except there's a bug in the current version. I haven't been able to narrow it down completely but I've seen it in some of the scenarios and the special diseases. The problem is that the game doesn't respond to taps on individual countries. This means that you can't get data about the country, like how well the disease is spreading or the policies in effect to limit the transmission of the disease. Once that issue is ironed out, I'll gladly reevaluate to 5 stars. To the developers, keep up the good work!

  • Good game :)

    by Zierdas


  • WOW

    by zman2893

    Best game I have played on the AppStore so far. Hope to see more game modes in the future.

  • Good job

    by The houlettester

    Very good job!

  • Two thumbs up!

    by AleksandrF

    It would be great if you can play a certain disease on the cheat mode but otherwise it's a really great game!

  • Would be five star but...

    by kgraddy

    Ever since I got the update it keeps crashing when my game is loading! I'm so excited to do scenarios but it crashes!!! Ugh! I DO really love this app, though, so I hope you'll fix this soon. It seriously just crashes whenever I try to start a new game... I really miss playing it. I was addicted but I can't destroy the world anymore

  • Plague inc

    by Nanoblue2@

    Great game awesome

  • Awesome game!

    by tkellss

    It's such a fun game but "bacteria" is SO hard to get past. But it's totally worth the dollar!

  • Ideas

    by Marcos Alatzas

    This is a great game but I think it's time to add a mode where you have infinite everything and our dont have to buy it.. also there should be a mode where the disease makes people commit suicide and you have to make everyone do it... It could be a insect that takes over the body and makes people commit suicide!!

  • RIP human race

    by Daddydodoof3

    What a way to go. Killed by the Staypuff marshmallow man! :)

  • Good but could be better

    by Semi toy

    They should make it two player so one person is trying to cure it while the other is trying to kill people with the virus

  • First strategy game I've kept

    by tat2d50

    It's simple yet challenging! Having to outsmart the cure and evolving your disease keeps you on your toes!

  • Neat

    by Izzydedyette

    Good time killer

  • Words can't express

    by Turtle1701314

    This game is so cool what other game allows you to wipe out all of humanity. This game is definitely worth the money

  • Amazing game

    by Mrseagbiscuit2595

    This game was great. Love a new disease type though

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