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Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life (Windows)

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Description

A sort of combination of Civilization and SimEarth. You control one of the earliest tetrapods (land animals), and try to get it to reproduce, spread, and evolve into a later species, ultimately evolving an intellectual species (which doesn't have to be Homo sapiens). There are some 160-odd species in the game, including dinosaurs; the continents move around during play; era changes are marked by geological catastrophes, which occur on a semi-random basis. In addition to the 'full' game, there are shorter scenarios for the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenozoic.

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Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life Windows Information about each species' feeding and fighting abilities
Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life Windows You start with a single creature
Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life Windows Set your predators to attack other player's creatures
Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life Windows A list of all your creatures

Alternate Titles

  • "Genetic Evolution: The Race for Intelligent Life" -- German title
  • "Evolution: El Juego de la Vida Inteligente" -- Spanish title
  • "Evolução: O Jogo da Vida" -- Brazilian title

User Reviews

A cool idea, but not very well executed krammer (235) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

The Press Says

PC Jeux Mar, 1998 82 out of 100 82
Power Play Mar, 1998 81 out of 100 81
Computer Games Magazine Feb 01, 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Games 1998 80 out of 100 80
Gamesmania 1997 65 out of 100 65
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 13, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1998 39 out of 100 39
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1998 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30

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Trivia

Evolution received a 75% rating from PC Gamer magazine (May 1998; reviewed by William R. Trotter).

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Greg Costikyan (15) added Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life (Windows) on Feb 21, 2000