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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 Macintosh The Gaia World editing screen shows the blank world map when the game is started. (Colour version)
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Geosphere model (color)
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Naming the planet and choosing time scale (color)
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh A look at the atmospheric composition (monochrome)

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SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement
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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Power Play Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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The European version of this game is multilingual: Language must be chosen when installing. Choices: English, French, German.
Terok Nor (27129) added SimEarth: The Living Planet (Macintosh) on Apr 13, 2006
Other platforms contributed by PCGamer77 (3233), Rodney Lai (533), chirinea (44804), Xoleras (66792), Terok Nor (27129), Игги Друге (46422) and samsam12 (734)