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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 Title screen
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Color of the daisies
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Advice from the planet
SimEarth: The Living Planet SNES Technology time scale

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SimEarth: The Living Planet Screenshot
SimEarth: The Living Planet Other
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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Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly Apr 02, 1993 A- 91
Mega Fun Apr, 1993 75 out of 100 75
Play Time Apr, 1993 72 out of 100 72
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Mar, 1993 25 out of 40 62
All Game Guide 1998 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Super Play (UK) 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.
PCGamer77 (3233) added SimEarth: The Living Planet (SNES) on Jun 07, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Rodney Lai (533), chirinea (44752), Xoleras (66795), Terok Nor (27026), Игги Друге (46422) and samsam12 (734)