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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 About Your Planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet Amiga Start menu. (Hi-res Version)
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 TurboGrafx CD Forests might be thriving, but industrial age cities overpower them!

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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

The One DOS Dec, 1990 95 out of 100 95
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Play Time DOS May, 1991 89 out of 100 89
Power Play DOS Jun, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Entertainment Weekly DOS Jan 13, 1995 B+ 83
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 80 out of 100 80
Play Time SNES Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Mar, 1993 25 out of 40 62
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) TurboGrafx CD Apr, 1993 20 out of 40 50 (UK) Wii Jul 26, 2009 3 out of 10 30


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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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