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Creatures is a biological simulation. You start with six eggs of Norns, cute little creatures who live in an imaginary world. Your task is to give them knowledge about the world they live in, learn them how to speak, how to use toys, an elevator, how to eat etc. They will eventually grow older, reproduce themselves and die. The game uses its own genetics system, as well as biochemical and neurological calculations to determine the evolution of Norns and the way their DNA would develop in their descendants.


Creatures Game Boy Advance A race of aliens is in need of help and guidance and you are called to do all the dirty work
Creatures PlayStation Start menu
Creatures Game Boy Advance Title screen
Creatures PlayStation Naming a new Norn.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Creatures: Schaffen Sie künstliches Leben in Ihrem Computer!" -- German tag-lined title
  • "Creatures: Create Real Life on Your PC" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Creatures: Create and breed your own artificial life." -- UK tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Amazing! My favorite game EVER! Windows Suzie Pendlebury (3)

Critic Reviews

Game.EXE Windows Mar, 1997 99 out of 100 99
Electric Games Windows 1998 90 out of 100 90
Advance Game Boy Advance 2001 89 out of 100 89
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Windows Jul 16, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows 3.x Nov, 1997 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Game Boy Advance Jan 10, 2002 14 out of 20 70 Windows 3.x 1997 70 out of 100 70
IGN PlayStation Sep 23, 2002 2.6 out of 10 26
Mac Addict Macintosh Oct, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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Douglas Adams

The front of the UK box has this testimonial:

The same processes which gave rise to life in the real world have been modelled in software and the results are awe-inspiring." - Douglas Adams, author of 'The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy'.


The original Windows release came with an egg disk on which a number of Norn eggs were saved that could be transported into the game. This, however, caused them to be permanently erased from the original egg disk. Later releases and patches of the game featured an egg generator which randomly created Norn eggs and their genetic information.

Information also contributed by Little Yoda

Related Web Sites

  • Creatures (official website)
  • Creatures Wiki (Creatures encyclopedia maintained by community members.)
  • openc2e (openc2e is a free and open-source game engine designed to be compatible with the various engines used in the Creatures series of artificial life games. It supports games such as Creatures, Creatures 2, Creatures 3 and Docking Station, on many different platforms.)
Contributed to by WildKard (12124), evilknievel (694) and robotriot (8626)