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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 TurboGrafx CD Believe it or not, this is Middle East in 1992! Not very accurate, eh? I don't recall so many green areas :)
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Planet report
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh Graphs show the status of the simulated earth, such as the Atmosphere. (Colour version)
SimEarth: The Living Planet Macintosh It seems to me that the current task of discovering fire will be difficult with the current lifeforms (monochrome)

Promo Images

SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement
SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement
SimEarth: The Living Planet Magazine Advertisement
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

Entertainment Weekly SNES Apr 02, 1993 A- 91
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
PC-Spiele '92 DOS 1991 8 out of 10 80
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 75 out of 100 75
Nintendo Life Wii Jun 23, 2009 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Apr, 1993 20 out of 40 50
Amiga Power Amiga Sep, 1992 41 out of 100 41 (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 3 out of 10 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Macintosh Jan, 1991 Unscored Unscored


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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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