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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 DOS Choose The Planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet DOS Informations
SimEarth: The Living Planet DOS The Life Start
SimEarth: The Living Planet DOS We Have Amphibians

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SimEarth: The Living Planet Screenshot
SimEarth: The Living Planet Screenshot

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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Best. Manual. Ever. Paul Varley (13) 2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars2.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Leisure Nov, 1990 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
The One Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
Raze Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Play Time May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Nov, 1990 10.4 out of 12 87
Power Play Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Entertainment Weekly Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
PC-Spiele '92 1991 8 out of 10 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 75 out of 100 75


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The Amiga version of the game was released in the Maxis Classic reissue box, even though it was a full price title, due to being released nearly 2 years after the PC version. Sim Ant was the same.
Rodney Lai (533) added SimEarth: The Living Planet (DOS) on Jun 29, 2000
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