SimEarth: The Living Planet

Critic Score User Score
PC-98
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5.0
Windows 3.x
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2.8
Macintosh
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4.4
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Description

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.

Screenshots

SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Inspecting the flora and fauna (color)
SimEarth: The Living Planet TurboGrafx CD Geosphere Model
SimEarth: The Living Planet SEGA CD Let's play god
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES The menu

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

CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Raze DOS Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
All Game Guide Macintosh 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 75 out of 100 75
Super Play (UK) SNES Jun, 1993 34 out of 100 34
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

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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