Anonymous April 11, 2009 12:11 PM

I found a good approach

is set up a simple disease maybe just a fever sympton with all transmissinos and a few resistances then leave it for 10-15 mins (go make a sandwich)come back and you'll have loads of evolution points to spend and start being evil with as most countries are infected. however, unless you start in MADAGASCAR it results in every nation/continent devoid of life except Madagascar.

[Edit: Spoiler added ~ Kayleigh]


Madagasca is so hard to infect!!! Is it because it only has 1 ship yard && no water supply? I think so! Please tell me how to infect it other than from the insane luck that a ship transferres the infection!!! :D

Taz x


ive played this game so many times & i finally won it by making sure the disease started in madagascar. I also used bacteria. Dont even bother with the drug resistances just wasting your evolution points.


I agree with Vault


love the game. playing right now. once infected all countries except magagascar. but that was yesterday.


WINNING Pandemic 2:

OK maybe I just got lucky but on the 11th try it looks like I'm going to eventually win the game.

I started thinking "OK if this were real how would it really happen?"

Started as a bacteria (because it's not so infectious and would be low getting attention). Started out in Australia. Didn't do anything with the points for a long long time just monitored the infection rate. Eventually just added rodents and that was it, it spread slowly and had a very long incubation rate in the countries it spread to. Next came the other transmission types, just one at a time, airborne, insect and waterborne. Then just added a little resistance in all sectors just to tier 2. Then to get into the final 3 (Argentina, Peru and Madagascar) added coughing and sneezing, jacked heat to the max then more symptoms which help spread it.

Currently 1) everyone in the world is infected 2) 195 days have passed 3) all hospitals are down, i.e. no vaccine will ever be completed 4) 631M dead 5) Resistance is Cold 2, Heat 4, Drug 2 and Moisture 2 6) Ataxia is the only tier 3 symptom


I just bought lvl 1 in all resistances, i have no symptoms i am a parasite and that is my stratagy. I just leave the game like that for about a half an hour then i go back and increase infectivity.

Project Salvation April 23, 2009 5:49 PM

Hi, i tried many variations and finally did best with stealthmode. All hospitals were closed before they came up with the vaccine. I was able to infect everyone in the whole map in about 35-37 days. Getting them killed was a bit harder since they cut out every single connection to the rest of the world. They reacted incredibly fast to my little present, even though at the start there were no sympthoms. It is pretty irritating to follow the destruction. This is because those countries just coulnt afford not to open borders etc again. Complete shutdown cannot be reached in real world. People need food and water to live and to get water and food you need to produce them or open borders.


Swine flu

Symptoms: fever, fatigue ...
Started in Mexico.
Arrived in USA.

Mexico has cancelled public events.
Mexico has closed schools to protect children.
Mexico is handing out masks.

68 people dead in Mexico.
Over 1000 infected in Mexico.
8 infected in USA.

Could someone create a fake screenshot?


HAHAHA infected everywhere and greenland gave up hope! Didnt close anything other than transit while everyone was infected :P

Yellowstone April 29, 2009 1:02 AM

So as you may have noticed, the score is calculated by dividing people killed by days elapsed - killing everyone is irrelevant. I just got spot #41 on the high score by playing incredibly stupid (on relaxed); I put all my EPs into symptoms, completely disregarding visibility, resistance, or transmission. Of course, there were a few countries that shut down their borders before I could get in, but the disease moved and killed so fast that I wiped out 5.7 billion people in 70 or so game days.


This game isn't particular realistic even on the realistic setting. I had difficulty with Madagascar too for the first several games.

Here's the one method for winning.

Sell off symptoms to minimize visibility.
Get one or two resistances to drugs.
Get Airborne to spread the disease.
Let the disease spread and sandbag points.
Once it spreads to all the island nations, buy more infection methods and resistances.
Once you have Drug resistance IV, start buying the most lethal symptoms. It should then spread to every nation. I won this way but still ended up with a low score. I don't think it's scoring method is accurate.

I think it would be better to have a game about stopping an outbreak of disease.

[Edit- Hey, Matt. Thanks for the pointers. I'll have to give this a try because I, like so many others, have been utterly and completely perplexed by madagascar. But please, try to remember to use spoiler tags in the future, okay? Great tips. -Kyle]

Anonymous April 29, 2009 9:47 PM

It's not so hard. I killed the world in about 48 days on relaxed mode. Though I only get about 270k points for it. Still have no idea how to get 330k plus to get on the highscore list.

Start as a virus on an island nation preferably New Zealand.
Only get sneezing and 1 resist in Cold, Heat, and Moisture.
Sit back and watch as the world gets infected within 20 or so days.
Once they start a vaccine or your infected all countries just pump up drug resist and moisture 2 then grab Waterborne.
Then just grab all the symptoms you want.

Carter M April 30, 2009 4:31 PM

I'm in Fort Worth, Texas,
and our school district is closed due to Swine Flu.
Our assignment from our Computer Applications teacher was to play pandemic and reach Madagscar before our return on May 11th.

It is one of the most pain staking assignments EVER.

Anonymous May 1, 2009 12:29 AM

Well, I made the disease called the swine flu, and what do you know. It starts up in Madagascar. Had to wait a few weeks for it to finally ship something out to east Europe and it hit the fan from there.

Got everything besides Peru and Australia.

JUNEBU6 May 1, 2009 8:02 AM

on my 6TH TRY! i infected every region including Madagascar! i then uped all of the really deadly symptoms (like heart failure and ensepholytis ) as well as sneezing and coughing to spead it. and ended up killing off the entire population of humans, but for some reason i only got 98K points:(


Imagine if you could actually zoom in to see what you have done to the people so you actually see the streets the house and so on. Or if you are the person who has the deisease and it was up to you to spread it.

That would make it a bit more relistic!

(and you got points faster)

albert May 1, 2009 5:25 PM

go with virus, buy first two drug resistances with sneezing. it will spread like a wild fire and if you get lucky youll get all the countries, then buy things like vomiting diarrhea, kidney/heart failure, and hemorrhaging and youll win. it feels good to win.

Anonymous May 2, 2009 11:40 AM

so far got china in a strangle hold with all of 8 infections and rodents and fever

nadz95 May 2, 2009 9:52 PM

I started off in Peru and i had and was:

I was Parasite, with durable and parasite traits and i bought level 1 of all the resistances (except level 2 for drug) then i bought fever and unlocked all the symptom tiers but sold anything else I was given with them.

Then I waited for 63 games days and the disease had spread around everywhere (including madagascar) and from there I hope it will be pretty easy. *fingers crossed*

Icewind May 3, 2009 11:47 AM

I Got madacascare (No spell) but as soon as u have one person on ur last country GAME ENDS IT IS FUN BUTS ITS SPAM!


Beat it. Starting in Madagascar is probably the easiest. I went from Madagascar to Cuba as my second country.


nobody had died yet greenland were burning bodies. ? plus i cant infect MADAGASGAR!!!

dragondrizzt May 4, 2009 4:21 PM

For the Madagascar comment I read, I tried it, but the thing that happened is that everyone else died, but madagascar. I love this game.

JS3393 May 4, 2009 7:20 PM

Humanity overcome: Mankind's numbers have declined. Your disease has managed to exterminate humans off the face of the earth.

YAY!!! Only took me, oh, about 100 tries, but I did it.

Starting in Madagascar is definitely easiest with all resistances at no more than 2, all transmisson sources EXCEPT WATERBORNE, and no symptoms. As soon as you have infected at least one person in every country, then you use the DNA points you have amassed to quickly rack up a huge death toll and add new resistances.

[Edit: spoiler added. -eileen]

Twisted Coil May 5, 2009 4:25 AM

I beat this sucker on the 3rd try, and all it gave me was this lousy t-sh... no, really, all I got in score was 80,694. What a rip!


I've been able to eliminate all of humanity on several occasions, but cannot break a score of 100,000. The high scores are like 500,000 and I usually get like 80,000. I don't understand how to make my disease that efficent. Hilariously, on one of my attempts to dominate the world with my disease, 2 people survived in cuba, not sure why only those 2 did...but everyone else in cuba and in the rest of the world for that matter died. lol. Looks like humanity is restarting with 2 cubans who are immune to the best disease known to man. Let's just hope one is male and the other female! lol. Or with old age, mankind's extinction shall be complete.

Ashiphire May 6, 2009 11:30 PM

It wasn't that hard to beat even on realistic. Took me about 4 tries.


I got madagascar, i don't find it hard to get madagascar for some reason, but i can never get australia, they always seem to be disease free!


I got Madagascar to close it's airports.

Anonymous May 8, 2009 10:16 PM

i got madagascar by luck one time, but i couldnt get some of the easiest countries... its very random

Alyssa May 9, 2009 5:12 AM

I finally got madagascar! It took me from 11pm to 2am..
I started in peru.
I chose bacteria and sold all my symptoms and made cold and heat resistance to level 4 and waited/ did other stuff in new tab for awhile.
Eventually other countries start to get infected. As I'm watching I see a boat go into madagascar and BAM its infected. Happiest second of my night!
So once all my countries were infected I bought symptoms that spread the infection.
After almost everyone was infected I bought killing symptoms. Eventually eveyone died. Your score doesn't get to high, but I sure feel great!! ;]

Anonymous May 9, 2009 3:20 PM

its impossible to get to madagascar but if you begin there then you can spread before of madagascar closing its harbors

Anonymous May 9, 2009 7:23 PM

Spread everywhere but....argentina???



So I successfully destroyed the human race! Hurray for me! I love virology, and diseases - from a scientific point of view. It was fun to watch the world scramble after I had infected each region. I did it with many attempts, using no symptoms, and just making the virus immune to everything and giving it every avenue to spread, aside from symptoms. Once every country was hit, I bought some symptoms to spread it, and slowly increased its deadliness.

Then I watched... watched as it listed "no sign of life in Japan, no sign of life in Greenland, no sign of life in the United States, etc....

Oh joy I have done it! And yet somehow it was creepy to see the world perish, even though it is just a game.

Brilliant idea, especially in this day and age.

[Edit: If there are spoilers in the comment, please use spoiler tags. Spoiler tags were added for you this time. :) -Pam]

Nobody from Nowhere May 10, 2009 1:09 PM

It's easier to:

Start with no symptoms and only the first levels of resistance. I use only one transmission, rodent. When buying a new tier, have extra points in case you get new symptoms you don't want.

Anonymous May 11, 2009 12:34 AM

My gameplay so far seems good, here's how I managed to infect all countries:

I started in Russia as parasite (low detection). Sold symptoms to further reduce detection, then built up resistances and used rodents and airborne as transmitters. Just waited for it all to unfold. Eventually all countries are infected. Then just wreak havoc with any point you built up. The only thing that worried me was the vaccine, it got to roughly around 79% before all hospitals were shut down. It's a long task due to poor evolution rate but won me the game in the end. I only got 44k points though. Hope this helped anyone.

sparrow May 12, 2009 12:49 AM

Sadistic, yet enjoyable!

Nobody from Nowhere May 12, 2009 5:53 PM


I finally infected Madagascar. Then Peru closed its borders, and it has no shipyards or airports! RAWR!


If you type Madagascar into your name, but not just madagascar with other letters, you start on it.

Anonymous May 13, 2009 9:07 PM

yeah i managed to conquer every bloody country/ nation. the trick to getting maagascar is starting out in a position that let's you into japan easily so you can use it's ship port to go to madagascar.


When it was certain was going to win, on the World page, it said:
'Approximate days to completion: Infinity'
I laughed at that.


Ha! A vaccine was developed after all the hospitals were closed, and infected people can only get cured in active hospitals! =D


i infected everyone then checked on the vaccine status: infinity.


I don't remember if I won, (I'm pretty sure I did) but I managed to stop the progress of all humans making the vaccine and I sat there watching the world status and it said completion had stopped and if I remember correctly I killed all humans basically watch them them die!

Anonymous May 18, 2009 3:04 PM

I managed to infect everywhere, but I had to keep restarting game till I got Argentina, but I didn't win because my disease was too lethal an not infective enough so it gets stuck at 20 infected, gradually eating away at the healthy - - so I could have waited until everyone died but middle-east had like 600 million left - forget that.

Frustration Incarnate May 19, 2009 10:34 PM

Infecting Madagascar wouldn't be such an issue if I didn't watch fourteen months go by without a single ship docking there.

Felicia May 20, 2009 3:07 AM

Bah I hate the island nations. Just where are they getting their supplies when the ENTIRE WORLD is shut down? *hates on Madagsacar*


This is a great game in terms of strategy. I still cant belive u can beat it in 50 days tho my best is 130


I had the US declare marshall law and shut everything down because they had 2389 cases, and no deaths...only 3 other regions infected -.-
made it everywhere besides new zeland by just waiting it out (started in North Africa, got to madagascar quickly lol)

Just lie low and then when everyone is infected make it give you heart, kidney, ect issues and everyone dies fast^.^


Nearly a year and this game still gets me hooked to it and many others as well.... Don't we all love world destruction, eh?

Fail-safe tip:

Keep restarting till you get Madagascar!

Of course, you lose the chance to overcome the greatest challenge of the game by yourself then. ;)


Here's the thing, Madagascar is always a pain and a half to get. BUT, that is part of the fun is it not? You must restart the game and try again in multiple different ways to finally overcome that obstacle. That is what makes this game worth playing, if only worth it once (lol). All in all, I had a good time and was satisfied when I had beaten it. Now I'm done. :)

Anonymous May 28, 2009 8:41 PM

Dang, I started off in Madagascar. Game is mad easy now. Lol.

Anonymous May 29, 2009 12:45 AM

1.Realistic game mode, bacteria, name: Kill
2.Sell your one symtom- your disease is now invisible.
3.Put into fast mode and wait patiently
4.When you have enough points make sure you have level one for each resistance and all for drug resisitance, once again wait.
5.There is no need to choose any transmission, watch the world fall at your hands. Madagascar included! (it worked for me such a relief played at least 50 games and this method works again and again!)
6.Now that your disease has entered every country they will make a vaccine.
7.Chose symtoms that will get your infectivity levels up fast.
8.Once everyone is infected chose your lethality and watch everyone DIE!


Benihana44 May 30, 2009 10:53 PM

i got madagascar, it's just western europe that i need. ALL'S I NEEDS IS A FLOOD!!!!!!

Svenjamin May 31, 2009 11:42 PM

Started in Madagascar. Got way too excited. Never spread anywhere else.

Anonymous June 2, 2009 11:38 AM

In real life, Madagascar actually has airports, yes? Since this game is basically a speed up, highly virulent version of a real life scenario, maybe Madagascar should have, oh, I dunno, an airport?

(Yeah, I know, I'm just bitter because my global domination was stopped in its tracks by Madagascar :P )


Named my virus Loki.
Killed everyone.


Okay - I just don't get it.

I just wiped out all human life on earth in 208 days... still my score is a meere 60.781, which is nothing... the first time I played (and failed) I got 132.000 points.

Sigh - this just feels wrong

Anders Kanten June 9, 2009 9:14 AM

Why cant rodents cross borders?

Norway is also in eastern europe... not scandinavia.


It should have been a way to poisin the atlantic too... or airdrop it or so on countries.

Craig Addie June 12, 2009 12:08 AM

It has become obvious to me that killing everyone on earth is not the point of this game, to get on the high score list anyway... it's killing lots of people quickly. Phooey on Madagascar! It's only one country... if you play slow to just get that one annoying place on earth, you will not make the list.
Sure does feel good when it spreads there, though, doesn't it?


I won with a virus and Parasite.

deeznutz June 18, 2009 3:21 AM

I've infected everyone. EVERYONE. Not one single healthy person left on the world screen. But I'm sitting around waiting to rack up enough evolution points to buy something nasty enough to start killing.

Pandemic 3 - make Mutators I-IV. It would just make it SO much better...

Anonymous June 18, 2009 5:19 PM

The best chance of getting everywhere is to:

a) IMMEDIATELY sell your beginning symptom

b) Wait. You will slowly infect every country...usually even Madagascar. It may take hours but, hey, viruses are patient...they've been around for millions of years and will be here long after we're gone.

c) With all countries infected, go for broke. The whole globe begins turning red at once. I've won several games this way.

Whizzzel June 20, 2009 3:54 AM

So here's what I did...
Virus started in Middle East
Sell your starting symptom
Select Drug 1 in addition to your given starting trait (unless you start with drug resistance, then leave it alone.)
Select Airborne
Then wait..... Madagascar will eventually fall


Started in Madagascar, got 1 symptom, and let it sit. MADAGASCAR GONE!


I did it! Opened up about 5 windows, made a parasite with no symptoms with a 1/1/1/0 resistance and spread through air (also water on one of the windows). Went and made myself lunch, came back 10 minutes later, 4/5 windows had all countries infected (1 had madagascar close ports). I had tons on evolutionary points so I made the disease have heart failure, liver failure, and vomiting, and boils. A couple of these games had vaccines that worked develop, but the rest I was able to win. Just takes time. Sorry for all the typos too=P


I dont get that when there are 0 people alive, there is still a boat going around in circles. kind of weird if u ask me.

P.S. Madagascar sucks...

Anonymous June 25, 2009 4:56 PM

I started in Madagascar, infected everyone, with everything still open and then got into Argentina. How cool is that?


I've infected everywhere on Earth except Madagascar.
why. why would they close down the harbour? MY DISEASE HAS NO SYMPTOMS!

Diamond Joe July 7, 2009 8:57 PM

I used juv3nal's strategy of July 24, 2008, and it worked. World dead, game won.


i made one with a parasite and i only increased the tiers, resistances, and the transmissions. so when i put heart failure 2000000 people died at once weird

Diamond Joe July 8, 2009 3:38 PM

Used same strategy as before, but with a virus. Managed to infect Madagascar (the last holdout) JUST before they could close their seaport. It was more fun than playing the parasite, since I had more evolution points stored up as a virus, and could make the disease more deadly once all countries were infected.


I just infected Madagascar.
They're all going to die for being so annoying with their port.


Okay, so this worked for me on relaxed mode. Have yet to try it on realistic, but will report back when I get a chance
Start off by selling whatever you get. No visibility is the key.
Then let the points rack up until you have at least 30.
Buy Heat 1,2,3 and 4.
Buy Cold 1,2,3 and 4.
Buy Drug 1.Don't get any higher!When they start developing a vaccine make sure you have enough to buy Drug 2 and 3,even 4.When they start deploying the vaccine buy those Drugs. The vaccine should fail.
Then buy airborne,rodent and insect.When a bunch of countries are already infected buy moisture 1 and 2 and waterborne. Don't buy that before you have a few countries infected as the governments seem to notice if you infect their water supply?!
Watch with glee as your disease spreads around the world!I got madagascar and all else the first time I tried this. The second I didn't get madagascar.So I'm guessing if you manage to start with madagascar this will work even better.
When everywhere was infected I bought fever, cysts and sores(I didn't have many points)
The people started dropping like flies.
When I'd racked up a few evolution points I bought kidney failure. Cue dead world!:)
Hope this helps.

Rayxbees July 13, 2009 3:02 AM

I'm going to agree with others that "popularity of this game earned it this review rather than the quality"

I've been playing this game for quite awhile, each time getting every country infected, using a parasite but what always annoys me on this game is how slowly you accumulate points.
At first I thought it was just because my disease was a parasite so, I switched to Virus, but when I had made that much progress in the game again, I was getting points just as slowly. While, earlier in the game I had over 100 points, I was now left with 8. I can't believe that points are given by time progression rather than based on people infected and deaths.

What also is ridiculous is how much it is based on luck and how as soon as I get "Waterborne" governments immediately start handing out water bottles, so I buy "Airborne". Literally, as soon as I click it, they are handing out masks. I KID YOU NOT. That actually happened.
Mind you, the disease was virtually harmless and was hardly noticeable

I'm through with this game.

Anonymous July 27, 2009 11:31 PM

When the vaccine was deployed, somehow it didn't work and gave me TOTAL immunity to any other vaccines. It was cool!


Fun times. Once, I had a disease with ABSOLUTELY NO COLD RESISTANCE. Greenland was the first to go. o_O


I am super-duper happy. I started off with Madagascar! Yay!

Atropos83 August 11, 2009 6:24 AM

I'd recommend to try "Defcon: Everybody dies" if you liked this game. ;)


I finally got my parasite disease to start in Madagasacar and I was able to infect all the regions.

What I did was I sold the sneezing symptom that came with the disease. Next I boosted the resistance all the way up. Then I waited until all the regions had at least one person infected. Next I bought all of the transmissions. Then I ran out of evolution points to buy deadly symptoms and I had to wait. Then I went on to the world map and I was checking each of the regions information and Greenland had 1 person still healthy and then that person got infected. So then I checked some other regions and then I checked Greenland again and the number of healthy people went from 0 to 1 and then back to 0 and then I exited out of Greenland and went back into it and the same thing happened. I kept repeating the process and the same thing kept happening. Then I realized that I also had the immune trait and I was thinking how could that one person keep getting healed and then get infected over and over again. All my resistances were all the way up too. I still dont know how that happened. Finally I got enough evolution points to get symptoms to kill everyone.

I would say this game was okay. It had a lot of major problems and it gets annoying waiting for evolution points to build up. This would be a really good game if these problems were fixed. I hope Pandemic 3 is better.

Some of the problems are the time it takes fore evolution points to build up. The unrealistic quality of the game. The way the game is set up with the world and disease menu. THE MUSIC IS A HUGE PROBLEM. The fact that the only way you can win is if you start in Madagascar and if you are extremely lucky and a bunch of other stuff that I can't think of at the moment.

There are also a lot of weird glitches and stupid little problems in the game too. Like in Madagascar it says on the region info that Madagascar has an airport, hospital and borders even though in the game it doesn't but in real life it does. There is also more than 24 hospitals in the world and why do some regions have more airports, ship yards, and hospitals than others. I have played this game many times and there has never been a riot and since when are there hurricanes in Greenland. It's rare for Canada to get a hurricane. And why would you burn dead bodies if no one has died of your disease? It is also almost imposible for all the countries in the world to work together to make a vaccine. There are many more ways of transmissions than what the game gives you. How would all the regions get supplies if they cut them selves off from the world? What about the scientists in Antarctica? How could you keep your hospital, airport, shipyard, and schools open if everyone in your region is dead? Finally when the ships have no shipyard to go to, how do they survive sailing in the open ocean forever with out re-supplying? I have also seen airplanes do the same thing. I could go on. Overall the game was okay at best.

[Edit: Spoiler tags added. -Pam]


"Government of Madagascar shuts down shipyards due to prevent infection"
-> begin from the start once again :)


Nobody notice this...

When the hospital finally develops the cure, have they even thought about how to send it to other countries that had already closed their borders and shipyards? I mean come on... even if 5 or 10 hospitals work on the vaccine how will they spread it to countries that had already closed their shipyard and borders!!?? Man this game is really mind boggling.

PS: The F*** they left Philipines out? I saw the Philipine island but when did it become part of Indonesia?

flowerdoggie August 25, 2009 10:03 PM

I got everything but New Zealand on my fifth try. I did read a few spoilers though.

I was a bacteria with only fever symtom and I had all transfer ways. I got all the possible drug defences and one or two of the rest of the defences.


got an awesome disease won on realistic
Sores,Fatigue,Fever,Vomiting,Cysts,Nausea,Pulmonary Edema,Dementia,Hypersensitivity,Ataxia,Insanity,Depression
Cold 3,Heat 4, Moisture 3, Drug 3

The trick was to approach it slowly as i saw it,i sold all my symptoms at first,boosted resistances to all 2 then boosted them for certain environments,boosted drug to keep off the vaccine,they did develop one i mutated and it didn't work so they all died shortly after


finally got MADagascar and the only place left is New Zealand....grrrr


Woohoo, exterminated the entire planet, including that pesky Madagascar (even though the shipping port remained open even when I'd killed off over 4 million people there!). Other's top tip of

creeping in with a parasite, only displaying a fever,

really does work, along with something like

heart failure very early on

. Good game!


Total world destruction in less than 1 years time. get transmissions up then sell off all symptoms. Let it ride from there, by the time a cure is found, all the hospitals should be shut down (even Greenland). Enjoy.

Anonymous October 4, 2009 6:45 PM

Best chance of winning:
1)Pick Virus.
2)Start in Canada, New Zealand, Cuba, Greenland, or Madagascar and if you do not get there restart.
3)Sell starting symptoms, if any, and buy sneezing (unless it is what you started with, just keep it).
4)Buy 1-1-1-0 resistances but no transmissions (they trigger closures).
5) Once three countries are infected, sell sneezing to get rid of visibility.
6)Wait until all countries are infected. If Madagascar closes its shipyards or is not infected in 30 days, restart.
7)Buy all four drug resistances, sneezing, coughing, and vomiting.
8)After a few days, unlock tiers 2-3, keeping whatever symptoms it gives you.
9)Buy fever, fatigue, diarrhea, pulmonary edema, and hypersensitivity.
10) Wait until everyone dies


christian October 11, 2009 1:43 PM

wow i just infected every country but east europe i was so excited when i infected all the little islands and stuff but no east freakin europe had to to close borders and air/water travel

must pack October 13, 2009 3:17 PM

The second Madagascar shuts down, I know I can't win. So I use all my evolution points to get the most disturbing symptoms ever (before it was symptom free).

Jamblammer October 16, 2009 5:07 AM

This is pretty much a clockwork game, you just sit back, watch, make slight adjustments as necessary. What I didn't like was how quickly the nations adjusted to changes once made. If you decide to add insect transmission to cause more infections the nations instantly started spraying pesticides the second you closed the disease window. Also there was zero possibility of infecting an uninfected country once they closed the boarders, shipyards, and airports, even if they were surrounded by infected countries. And the news ticker telling you about earthquakes and hurricanes doesn't seem to have any effect on the game other then giving you something to read.

What the game needs is more confusion and chaos. If each individual nation was attempting to make their own vaccine would make more sense. Also if countries were capable on containing the outbreak by quarantining the infected people that would add a new element to the game. A limit to the amount of transmission styles a disease was capable of and perhaps more ways of transmitting, such as avian, canine, livestock, etc. Say a disease could only have 1 or 2 types of transmissions at a time, if waterborne and rodent aren't working well enough you could sell one or both in favor of another. It should also take the nations a number of days or even weeks to figure out that the disease had changed. Also there should be some confusion among the nations as to the nature of the disease. Some countries might start spraying pesticides to combat a waterborne disease for instance.

What the game really needs is for one nation shutting down all access to their country to not necessarily mean you lost the game no matter what. People in infected countries might attempt to sneak into non infected ones hoping to escape the disease. Transmission my avian or even possibly fish might be a way to get the disease to migrate there. What would make all that interesting is that altering the disease to try and infect a non-infected land might cause an infected land to get a handle and possibly eradicate the disease in their nation. If you made the game a real seesaw battle between the different nations and the disease it would be far more interesting.

As it is, it's a good idea for a game, but an incomplete one.

TheUltimateGayMan November 12, 2009 8:51 PM

It is all about LUCK!
If Madagascar doesn't mess it up, it's one of the other islands (i.e: Austrailia, New Zealand, Greenland and/or Japan)so, the best you can do is HOPE that you can get the whole world infected before the "Final4" close all their borders!


oh my god, i got madagascar! but then stupid argentina just HAD to be invincible, eh?

i played once, using the exact same strategy i used this time, and still no infection in argentina. my new enemy is exactly that, argentina.

now we know that whenever there is a pandemic, like now, we should all get on a boat and go to madagascar or argentina and we will live forever.


First game, I started in Madagascar, played by walkthrough rules I found online, wasn't able to infect Indonesia and Cuba...

Now playing, starting in New Zealand, unfortunately my disease has become FAMOUS... What is up with that?

Anyway, keeping resistance low and turning off all symptoms seems to help... Drug resistance is important though for closing all hospitals.

Luck is the most important thing of all...

Diseased Derick December 4, 2009 8:41 PM

Putting Madagascar in your name doesn't do a thing - my Madagascar Sniffling Worm started in Eastern Europe!
(Worse misnomer than the Spanish Flu).

lololololol December 7, 2009 8:04 PM

my disease stats (all people infected in all countries besides Madagascar)


Symptoms: coughing, sweating, vomiting, diarrhea, necrosis

resistances: cold II, heat II, moisture II, drug IV

Transmission: all

traits: durable (cold), bacteria, bloody vomit, famous

L,I,V levels

Lethality: 1/4 bar

Infectivity: 1/3 bar

Visibility (at this point): 1/3


I had a virus and I bought as much as I could. I bought water resistance, air resistance, insect and rodent and the only place that didn't get infected was Madagascar!!