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Game #984
SimEarth  
Simulation   Life

Rating: 8.38 (336 votes)

SimEarth box cover

SimEarth screenshot
This more ambitious follow-up to SimCity lets you play God-- take charge of an entire planet from its birth to its death--10 billion years later. Guide life from its inception as single-celled microbes to a civilization that can reach for the stars. Inspired by James Lovelock's Gaia hypothesis, SimEarth simulates the Earth as one interrelated living organism. It's a solid simulation that unfortunately suffers a bit from the too-dry gameplay and steep learning curve.

Reviewed by: Underdogs
Designer: Fred Haslam & Will Wright
Developer: Maxis
Publisher: Maxis
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Maxis
Theme: Design Tool, Freelance
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: Windows 3.1
Where to get it:
Related Links: Matthew Murray's review
Links:    
If you like this game, try: SimLife for Windows, Global Effect, Balance of The Planet

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