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Spore (Mac/PC DVD)

Platform : Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OS X
2.3 out of 5 stars 742 customer reviews

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  • Take complete control of your creature's fate as you guide it through the following six evolutionary phases:
  • Tidepool phase: Fight with other creatures and consume them to adjust the form and abilities of your creature. It's survival of the fittest at the most microscopic level
  • Creature phase: Venture onto dry land and help your creature learn and evolve with forays away from your safe haven. Carnivore or Herbivore? Social or Independent? The choice is yours
  • Tribal phase: Instead of controlling an individual creature, you are now caring for an entire tribe of your genetic craftwork. Give them tools and guide their interactions as you slowly upgrade their state of existence
  • City phase: Bring your creatures' race into a new golden era by building up the technology, architecture, and infrastructure of their city
  • Civilization phase: Once your city is established, your creatures begin seeking out and interacting with other cultures. You can have them do so with an olive branch or a war cry either way, the goal for your creatures is to unify the planet
  • Space phase: The time has come to move on to other worlds in your solar system. Make first-contact, colonize, or terraform, then venture further to find other solar systems scattered throughout a magnificently rendered galaxy. A 'mission' structure provides new goals and paths to follow as you begin to spread through the universe
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  • Platform:    Windows XP / Vista, Mac OS X
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B000FN7K2S
  • Item Weight: 45 g
  • Release Date: 5 Sept. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (742 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,194 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)
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From the creator of The Sims comes the most ambitious video game ever made: here you don’t just control a single family or city but control an entire species from a single cell organism to a galactic conqueror. As impossibly complex as that might sound, the most impressive thing about Spore is just how accessible and fun it all is. The game is split into six evolutionary phases, starting with almost action-style gameplay at the microscopic level. From there you move to the creature phase on dry land, before going on to the tribal phase and the beginnings of society and technology. From there it’s onto the city phase, which plays a bit like SimCity, and from there to the Civilisation phase which plays something like, you guessed it, Civilization. The final phase takes part in outer space where by hook or by crock your species must reign triumphant.

  • Take complete control of your creature's fate as you guide it through the following six evolutionary phases:
  • Tidepool phase: Fight with other creatures and consume them to adjust the form and abilities of your creature. It's survival of the fittest at the most microscopic level
  • Creature phase: Venture onto dry land and help your creature learn and evolve with forays away from your safe haven. Carnivore or Herbivore? Social or Independent? The choice is yours
  • Tribal phase: Instead of controlling an individual creature, you are now caring for an entire tribe of your genetic craftwork. Give them tools and guide their interactions as you slowly upgrade their state of existence
  • City phase: Bring your creatures' race into a new golden era by building up the technology, architecture, and infrastructure of their city
  • Civilization phase: Once your city is established, your creatures begin seeking out and interacting with other cultures. You can have them do so with an olive branch or a war cry either way, the

    Amazon.co.uk Review

    From the creator of The Sims comes the most ambitious video game ever made: here you don’t just control a single family or city but control an entire species from a single cell organism to a galactic conqueror. As impossibly complex as that might sound, the most impressive thing about Spore is just how accessible and fun it all is. The game is split into six evolutionary phases, starting with almost action-style gameplay at the microscopic level. From there you move to the creature phase on dry land, before going on to the tribal phase and the beginnings of society and technology. From there it’s onto the city phase, which plays a bit like SimCity, and from there to the Civilisation phase which plays something like, you guessed it, Civilization. The final phase takes part in outer space where by hook or by crock your species must reign triumphant.

    Each phase has its own editing tools associated with it for things like vehicles and buildings. By far the most fun though is the creature tool, which allows you to create your own fully animated lifeform from scratch using a huge range of limbs, facial features and colourings. What’s also interesting is that the other planets in the galaxy aren’t all pre-populated by the game. Instead, by connecting online you can upload your races, and download those from other people, to fill the galaxy with civilizations from other players around the world. Any one of the six phases would normally be enough for any one game on its own, but this looks like it’s going to turn out to be the world’s first everything simulator.
    HARRISON DENT


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DO NOT BUY IF YOU HAVE WINDOWS 10. Does not work and won't load due to disc security. Windows 10 wont allow it.
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A fantastic god sim covering a few of the strategy genres.

From small creatures to a larger army, take your 'Spores' across the world and further.
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Don't work on all the macs I've tried
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My little brother loves this game
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We all love the game and have installed it on 1 machine due to the DRM having difficulties installing it on the kids systems, ill get round it ;-)
Cant wait to play some more.
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Terrible. Absolutely terrible. I bought this very excited to play as it's been years. Once it arrived I ran to the computer and put the disc in. The disc was declined, I tried again multiple times and still not working, I tried other discs and they all worked fine ! So disappointed, waste of my money. I would like a refund or at least a free one sent to me. So angry
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I had never heard of Spore until very recently, so I avoided all the hype. Thus, I had next to no expectations.

The five stages of gameplay are vastly different from each other - there are elements of many other games I've played, the Tribal stage owing a lot to the Age of Empires series - but together they create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. Each has its own fun bits and tedious bits, but I'm an inexperienced gamer (aside from the Sims, which is a different beast entirely gameplay-wise) so I didn't find any part too easy. The graphics are cute and fun at all stages, although my humble and aged laptop struggled a little sometimes. The most satisfying part of the game for me was changing the creatures with every new egg hatching in the first two stages. After that, I missed being able to modify them much, so beware the creatures you enter the tribal stage with are the ones you keep for the remaining stages.

The Cell stage is the most simple and delightful - your single-celled organism must grow, mate and evolve to adapt to its environment, ensuring enough development to grow legs, breathe oxygen and walk on land in the Creature stage. In both stages, you're free to drastically change your organism every time it hatches anew - as well as its "useful" parts like carnivore jaws, you can also edit the eyes, spine, ears, nose, skin colour, texture and pattern just as you wish. Like a Sim, it will show its approval (or horror!) at the changes you've made.

The Tribal and Civilisation stages are very different. Here you abandon evolution for good old-fashioned taking over the world, by collecting resources, building alliances, making enemies and wiping out nearby tribes or taking over neighbouring cities, ensuring your prevalence over the planet.
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After many years of promise, one is left wondering what have they been doing in all that time? The game itself is rather disappointing and somewhat dull. It could and should have been so much better. The much publicised (but no thanks to Amazon!) DRM is reason enough to avoid the game, unless you like the idea of handing over £28 to rent it until your three installs are up! The potential damage that the DRM can do you your PC is well known on the web, so do your research before trying to install. Wait until it is in the bargain bin with the DRM removed before considering purchase (within the month at this rate!).
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