Plague Inc.: Evolved is a real-time strategy simulation game developed and published by Ndemic Creations. A sequel to the popular mobile game, Evolved expands on the gameplay mechanics and introduces new features. The players' task in the game is to become the most fatal disease in the world and kill all life on Earth. The game introduces scenario creator, city cams showing the progress of the disease on the street level, as well as a multiplayer mode in which two players fight for the title of the deadliest disease in the world or cooperate to destroy it faster. PI: Evolved received positive reviews from the critics, who praised the complex mechanics of the game.
In Plague Inc Evolved the player creates a disease with which they will dive humankind to extinction. The player can choose from 10 potential sources, including viruses, bacteria, parasites, and more. Each disease has a strong and weak point: heat and cold resistance, drug resilience and more. The more people the disease infect the stronger it becomes. The player can evolve their plague to develop new characteristics, such as symptoms, ways of spreading, etc.
The player will have to hurry with spreading their deadly disease – humans don't rest and will do everything to develop the cure. Developing new symptoms and traits can hinder the doctors' efforts in creating a cure. In Plague Inc Evolved the player can play through different scenarios or create their own. The scenarios add additional challenges to the gameplay, for example by setting specific tasks and conditions fr the player to overcome, such as developing the disease during the ice age, etc. The game features a multiplayer mode where two players can compete against each other or work together. The competitive mode the winner is the player whose plague infects and kills the most people on the planet. In coop, the players work together to end all life on Earth.
Plague Inc.: Evolved game received positive reception from the critics. Reviewers praised, among others, the simple, yet complex gameplay, the amount of strategic thinking required to complete the main objective, as well as the number of factors that play a role in conquering the world. Other elements noted by the critics were the new features introduced in Evolved, including new diseases, new means of observing the spread of the plague (CC cams), and others. All in all, the game was considered an excellent time-killer, with enough interesting mechanics to draw the player in for more than one sitting.