Plague Inc: Evolved on Nintendo Switch, 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.
The name of this game is infection, and you are infecting the world. Your main HUD is the map of the world, you choose your starting country and then infect people as fast as possible.
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You start the game by giving your infection a name, choose the country and watch what happens. You see blobs appear where people get infected, and travel routes like planes and ships. There is a rolling news banner at the bottom, telling you what is happening.
As your infection spreads, little pop-ups appear, these will need to be tapped. These will generate points that will allow you to mutate your infection. Countries will try to fight back, but my mutating you can combat against their defences. Pop-ups are quick to disappear, so you have to be quick. I found this was a lot easier playing in handheld, as I could just tap with my finger.
I will admit to thinking I could just win this game, and after a lot of attempts I decided to play a bit more tactfully. Things like defence against temperature are key if you are trying to infect a cold or hot country. Slow and steady is key, as if you expand too fast before gaining defences, you will be wiped out.
There is a speed-up mode, which can speed up the game speed. This is useful but can mean you will miss key points. There are 11 strains to choose from, along with 25 “levels” to complete the game. There are additional game modes to choose from after completing the game.
Overall, Plague Inc: Evolved is a great stealth game, as you need to plan and evolve without the public knowing what is going on. it may look simple on the surface, but after failing repeatedly you will learn that it requires a lot of thought. Finally, please check out our gaming reviews. Also, don’t forget to connect with the Jabba Reviews team on Facebook or Twitter.