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5 Games Like "Plague Inc."

Caleb loves an immersive gaming experience. When he isn't writing about games, he probably has a beer in one hand and nachos in the other.


Fun With Viruses??

Can’t get enough of games like Plague Inc.? I can’t blame you; virus games have been a big hit over the last few years. Plague Inc., developed by Ndemic Creations, is an immensely popular strategy game on iOS and Android. It uses an epidemic model in which you have to control the plague and infect the whole human population. Plague Inc. has garnered numerous awards and is one of the most downloaded paid iPhone games. Versions for PC, Mac and Linux were made available in February 2014 titled Plague Inc: Evolved.


1. Pandemic

What better way to start of this list with the game from which Plague Inc. was based? Originally, Pandemic was a browser-based Flash game but it has made its way to mobile devices. You can now download Pandemic from the App Store. The objective of the game is to create and develop a custom disease to wipe out humans from the globe. Depending on your play style, you can create a viral, bacterial or parasitic disease. The human race will try to find a cure for the disease you have created, so you need to constantly evolve your custom disease. Achievements can be unlocked and you can compare high scores with other Pandemic players.


2. Bio Inc.—Biomedical Plague

Bio Inc. is a highly addictive virus game similar to Plague Inc. It has awesome graphics and very compelling gameplay. With 12 stages and over 100 biomedical conditions, you are sure to have tons of fun developing the most lethal disease possible. Instead of infecting the whole human population, you will focus on one patient. The keys are to upgrade your diseases, increase risk factors and slow down the patient’s recovery. There are multiple ways to play the game, allowing you to create your very own story. Beat the Impossible Stage and you will be added to the Hall of Fame!


3. Operation: Eradicate

Tired of dealing with diseases? Then how about you eliminate zombies instead? Operation: Eradicate is a Plague Inc. alternative that pits you against hordes of zombies who are slowly taking over the world. This is a co-op, turn-based strategy game you can play with your friends. You can select from five different commanders to play, each one with a unique set of abilities. Games can be played with 2, 3 or 4 characters. This makes the game much more interesting and challenging. Three difficulty levels are available, including the No Hope challenge.


4. Battle of the Bulge

Battle of the Bulge is a simulation of the largest battle in the history of the U.S. Army. It is a turn-based war game on iOS. You can choose to be a member of the Axis or Allied Forces, allowing you to experience this historic battle from both sides. Play against either AI opponents or your friends. The gameplay is fast-paced, requiring you to use your wits in order to device a plot against your opponent. There are also tons of historical photos and commentary, making the game so much more realistic.

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5. Global Outbreak

Global Outbreak is a game similar to Plague Inc. for Android. It is a 3D shooter game with fantastic graphics. You are the leader of the Blackhorne Industries, tasked to prevent the spread of a lethal virus that turns humans into zombie mutants. The game lives up to its name: Turn on your GPS and Global Outbreak will tailor your gaming experience around your location. You are going to build up a group of elite mercenaries, upgrade their abilities and improve their strength with powerful weapons.

© 2014 Caleb Melvern


Ness on May 04, 2019:

I Love Plague Inc. !

wwei23 on April 08, 2018:

What about infection bio war?

Guillaumzed on December 19, 2016:

I loved plague so much that I launched myself into making a strategy game of my own. It's about Global Warming and Hurricanes destroying cities on a world map and it's called Energy Wars, avalaible onto the android store too. Check it out eventually if you like that kind of games !

JG11Bravo on August 21, 2014:

I'll have to try a few of these out. I had a blast with Plague, Inc. and Pandemic wasn't bad either.

Nick Deal from Earth on August 20, 2014:

I loved Plague when it first came out, and will now give Pandemic a try. Thanks!

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