Ndemic Creations' Plague Inc [$0.99] is one of my favorite strategy/simulation titles on iOS. It lets you deploy a plague in the region of your choosing, then grow and morph it in different ways in order to try and infect the entire planet and put an end to humanity. Pretty messed up, right? It's also highly strategic and satisfying, and today a new update to Plague Inc builds upon the already high level of customization the game affords you.

In Plague Inc version 1.4, you now have access to Genetic Modification. Every time you win a game you'll unlock a new type of gene, which you can then insert into your disease of choice and alter its abilities in various ways. It basically takes a game that already had nearly unlimited possibilities and piles even more choices on top of it. It really blows me away just how many different outcomes and scenarios are possible.

Other tidbits in this latest update include full iOS 6 support, performance improvements on all devices, and improvements to gameplay balance and AI. Oh, and if you speak German then Plague Inc has got your back with German language support, and more languages will be coming soon. Also coming in the next update is support for the 4-inch screen of the iPhone 5, which I really can't wait for. Be sure to check out our original review of Plague Inc and drop in the forums for some discussion before you embark on wiping out humanity forever.

  • tim240

    The guy's voice kinda sounds like batman..

    • GSJ1977

      I'm SURE I recognise that actor's voice, I just can't place it. It's driving me mad. Anyone know who it is?

      • GSJ1977

        Adam Jensen? Is it that guy?

      • James Vaughan


      • GSJ1977

        Awesome! XD

  • http://twitter.com/TouchedWieners Tyler Piderit

    Soon as they add iPhone 5 support I am back on this game like white on rice. Funny how this game completely steamrolled Pandemic 2.5.

    • Trentos

      Me too! The wider view of the world map will be great! I hope the manage to squeeze it in so there's no scrolling.

      • James Vaughan

        Working on it!

  • Dark NRG

    It would be nice if they finally give us zombies! I mean, I've never seen somethin teased so much, and never show! I keep watchin, I even blew off the last update just because it was Yet Again Another Mutation. It's oct, Walking Dead is big, everyone wants zombies, I'd gladly pay IAP for a Zombie mode.

    • DCver3

      It's called the neural worm...

      • DCver3

        Neurax worm...damned auto-correct!

      • James Vaughan

        Zombies are being worked on at the moment - will be in update 1.5

  • CzarBrain

    One of the best .99 cent games I've seen! There is certainly an evil maniacal, satisfaction from seeing that last hold out country turn red with your disease.

    Bored with your other toilet cutter games? Then try this one on. - CB

  • Harti

    It is indeed quite comforting to see that the game is such a great success.
    I hope there'll be more content like the Neural Worm available via IAP or to brutal completers. =)

    (I fairly like that business model but I think the genes are a little overpriced.)

    • James Vaughan

      Yes - I am working on more content!

  • Robert Abrams

    James, I just have one question. I fear that in the 1.4 update on google play on android devices that the bio-weapon on brutal is impossible. I haven't tried casual or normal with it, since I want the cheats; I may do so soon. I swear I have tried it 50+ times, unlocked all genetic modifications, but I still can't beat it. Just test it so you know it's possible. Thanks for the awesome game!

  • Robert Abrams

    James, is bio weapon on brutal possible because I don't think it is. I bought the app on google play and no matter what, I lose. I've seen tutorials on it for 1.4 but they don't work. Is there a difference between IOS and android versions? Test it on android to see if it's possible, because frankly, as of now I believe it isn't.