I've said it before, and I'll say it again: You'd be hard pressed to find a better bang for your buck on the App Store than Plague Inc [$0.99] and its associated IAP unlocks. The amount of support the game has received since its initial release and the overall craziness of its additional updates easily makes it a must-have for anyone. We liked it in our review two years ago, and since then the game has gotten better and better.

With that out of the way, the most recent update that hit this morning adds the simian flu featured in the upcoming Dawn of the Planet of the Apes movie. We posted about it last week:

So with the Simian Flu in Plague Inc., you're not actually trying to infect and kill all of humanity per se, but you're trying to aid the ape species so they can all become intelligent and then take over humanity themselves. It's a super interesting wrinkle to the normal Plague Inc. formula, and it affords some new gameplay mechanics to the game. For example, you'll be able to control communities of intelligent apes. As Ndemic explains, "As well as infecting humans, evolve your disease in parallel to allow ape-to-ape transmission and improve their cognitive abilities. Ape colonies will generate DNA whilst helping apes avoid detection from humans."

I've fiddled with it a bit this morning, and like all the other Plague Inc updates, this one is awesome.

  • PaleTunaPls

    I really like this game, but I think the IAP's are a little ridiculous. Sure, they're optional, but they're pretty hard to unlock if you want them for free. That said, I still think this game is great for it's price.

    • DiMarco

      That's the joy tho. Any old school gamer would appreciate the difficulty. Trial and error and etc. I only wish that scenarios were free and had the same structure as the full game, but still, with all the free updates, they have earned my money.

    • NinjaKitteh

      I never had to use the IAP system. I opened everything the old fashioned way. Playing obsessively and luck. LMAO

      • the_rebel14

        "Just one more round of extermination... Just one more round of extermination..."
        *10 hours later*
        "Just one more round of extermination..."