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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 SEGA CD Map over the planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Disaster strikes (color)
SimEarth: The Living Planet Windows 3.x A game in progress. Here is a world that is randomly generated, and two windows showing the information about the atmosphere are opened by using the pull-down menus.
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Map of the world

Promo Images

SimEarth: The Living Planet Other
SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement
SimEarth: The Living Planet Screenshot
SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "模擬地球" -- Traditional Chinese spelling
  • "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

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
Power Play Macintosh Feb, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Play Time SNES Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Amiga Force Amiga Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Mar, 1993 25 out of 40 62
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 23, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1992 41 out of 100 41
Super Play (UK) SNES Jun, 1993 34 out of 100 34


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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.
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