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SimEarth puts you in charge of an entire planet throughout its 10 billion year lifespan. Your ultimate task is to guide the planet’s inhabitants into the stars, from its humble single-celled roots.

The main threats you face include pollution, disease, famine, war and global warming. The controls available to you include the chance to move mountains and continents, creating different levels of species, and unleash tidal waves and earthquakes so as to reshape your planet. All of these things take from your limited energy, which must be replenished.


SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Technology Ratio Graph
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Technology time scale
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD No animals. No sapients. Only daisies thriving. What kind of a world is that?..
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh It seems to me that the current task of discovering fire will be difficult with the current lifeforms (monochrome)

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Alternate Titles

  • "模擬地球" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "SimEarth: Der lebende Planet" -- German title
  • "Sim Earth" -- Alternate spelling
  • "シムアース" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Best. Manual. Ever. DOS Paul Varley (13)

Critic Reviews

The One DOS Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Raze DOS Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Play Time DOS May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Power Play DOS Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1990 10.4 out of 12 87
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 75 out of 100 75
All Game Guide SNES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Super Play (UK) SNES Jun, 1993 34 out of 100 34


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There is actually a theory that believes that the Earth is a living organism. The theory is the "Gaia" theory. [SimEarth is based on this theory. -Editor]
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