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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 SNES Getting detailed info on an octopus.
SimEarth: The Living Planet SEGA CD This screen shows you the amount of life on your planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet Amiga An ice comet hits Mars! (Lo-res Version)
SimEarth: The Living Planet FM Towns Be careful with those disasters

Promo Images

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

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

Raze DOS Jun, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Entertainment Weekly SNES Apr 02, 1993 A- 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1990 10.4 out of 12 87
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 84 out of 100 84
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Play Time SNES Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide SNES 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Apr, 1993 20 out of 40 50
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1992 41 out of 100 41


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The PC version of SimEarth took approximately 23,500 hours to program.
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