The core game of Plague Inc: Evolved is the same as Plague Inc. - the player controls a plague that has infected patient zero. The player must infect and kill the whole world population by evolving the plague and adapting to various environments. However, there is a time pressure to complete the game before humans, the opponent, develop a cure for the plague. The developer has said that the game was inspired by Pandemic 2, a browser-based Flash game released in 2008 by Dark Realm Studios.
The game series has been praised by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who said "it uses a non-traditional route to raise public awareness on epidemiology, disease transmission, and diseases/pandemic information. The game creates a compelling world that engages the public on serious public health topics". The developer of the game was invited to give a talk at the CDC.
It also includes all of the expansion packs from the original Plague Inc. game.
Take control of every pathogen; from bacteria to bioweapons, from mind control to zombies, and then end humanity by any means necessary - different diseases require very different methods of infection.
Adjust your strategy; new episodes will bring further challenges to your epidemic!
Develop strategies in a real-world setting!
Competitive multiplayer where you will have all the new evolutionary items, abilities, and genes to help them gain control of the globe and destroy their rivals!
Work with your partner to win!
Build labs and develop your own custom storylines. Over 10,000 custom storylines have been released.
Drill down into the data and charts; monitor infection and lethality levels, track government response and treatment measures.