Darn you Madagascar!
Haha, I think it's hilarious the way people ramble on about the game. There are no ways to win other than luck.
I have played about 15 times. I won once, with a virus called "Prometea." Oh, how I love cloned animals :)
Pandemic 2 Walkthrough
First you need to select a disease class:
Then you sell all your symptoms:
EVERY SINGLE ONE
Then buy resistances:
ACQUIRE ALL LEVEL ONE RESISTANCES
Then you wait till every region is infected:
THIS TAKES A LONG TIME AND MADAGASCAR INCLUDED
Get your symptoms and get more resistance:
BUY ALL DRUG RESISTANCES AND ACQUIRE SORES, VOMITING, BOILS AND NECROSIS
They will say that their gonna make a vaccine:
DON'T WORRY CAUSE IT WILL NEVER BE COMPLETED
Infected everyone in the world:
HEALTHY NUMBER OF POPULATION MUST BE 0
When most of the humans are dead:
MORE REGIONS WILL GO IN THE FORSAKEN REGION
One more touch to kill everyone:
BUY HEART FAILURE OR ENCEPHALITIS
CONGRATULATIONS! EVERYONE'S DEAD YOU WIN!
Every region.... even Madagascar. EVIL!!!
Easy + cheap way to kill (only need 2 tiers)
Pulmonary edema + fever = x_x
[edit: spoiler tags added - Walzar]
It's WAY better to start with a virus, and choose Greenland, then choose fever, coughing, sneezing,vomiting when you get the points. MAKE SURE you get waterborne and airborne as well. Madagascar is the last place to get infected, but they die off pretty quickly.
Once you reach tier 4, there's some REALLY good symptoms that kill quickly.
YAY i started out in MADAGASCAR and once south africa and america were infected the world became infected and by then i had 80 evolution points....no one stood a chance!
BAhahahaha *evil laughter*
Found yesterday a really good strategy for the game. It was my very first time playing, and I won on the second try! Madagascar was not a problem for me (another country closed its borders on the first try) but my method is practically foolproof. My disease was called The Sickness. I only tried it on Relaxed mode. I'll soon try with Realistic.
1. Choose parasite class. You may be slow, but you are less easily spotted.
2. Sell your starting symptom.
3. In early game, RESISTANCE is what you want. Get Level IV Drug resistance and Level I for all the others.
4. Be patient. Even on the fastest speed, it can take a while. But soon, your disease will spread to everywhere on Earth. Do NOT buy any transmissions.
5. Use evolution points to unlock Teirs 2-4. Sell any "gift" symptoms that come as soon as possible. Once I got stuck with blindness for some time, I sold it ASAP. You can do this during Step 4, as well.
6. Now that you have Teir 4 unlocked and your disease is everywhere, pick out any symptoms you like that seem lethal. The one in the bottom right is good for starters. Be patient waiting for EP. Another untested suggestion: model your disease on real killers, i.e. syphillis or ebola.
7. Continually upgrade, no matter what they do, the world is doomed. The vaccine will get cut off just before completion (in my case) and it's only a matter of time...
Try it, and you'll feel a LOT better with Madagascar (;
I won again on Relaxed. This time I played as a virus. I called my disease Hepatitis H. I started in Madagascar, no symptoms, got everyone infected, Level I resistances, no drug resistance, then followed a ship to Russia and it got infected everywhere before anything closed. Then I did my best attempt to mimic real hepatitis' symptoms, and people began dropping like flies. The only transmission I had was Waterborne. I was playing for fun, not for a strategy. But it works! I even got the Ablaze award!
Almost forgot: my new method with Virus is more effective than my Parasite method.
what i dont get is, i just beat the game (killed everyone off including madagascar) and i only got a score of 30,000 or so when everyone on the highscore is hitting 300,000 or more...how do you get such a high score when the best i can get by killing everyone is just 10% of that?
Having the same problem as everyone here.
GAAAR!! could this be much harder? I just got my parasite in every COUNTRY.Yes. take that all you Madagascans. so I was content to sit there and watch madagascar get infected, and when that happened, make the entire country look like the poster country for heart failure, when, they shut down schools and transit and people stopped moving around in the country. I'm sitting here saying nononononono and 52 healthy people in the world. In Madagascar. only.
I am definitely moving there at the faintest sign of a pandemic. not only is it nigh impossible to infect, but you can survive there when 99% of the country is infected all around you.
By the way. to get the pathogen in every country, get parasite, no symptoms, 1 on cold, heat, moisture and 2 on drugs and only rodent and insect transmissions. so far have infected madagascar every time.
no guarantee for killing everyone tho.
As definitive proof of the 95% luck factor of the game:
- I started in the US. Didn't buy or sell anything.
- For some reason, after over 90 days, there haven't been more than 250 infected people.
- But still, the US government decided to close just about everything but the hospitals. Including borders, airports and shipyards.
So, no logic there then. Just pure luck.
Where's the 'deep strategy' ? I find this a terrible game.
Yeah! Got that friggin' Madagascar infected, and finally the whole world!!!
Now, it's a matter of time for my dear parasite... Mwahahahaha!
Now they all drop dead, like flies! Fear me and may Wrath!!
if your having trouble in Madagascar start with water resistance and sell all symptoms and when everything is infected then add the lethal things all the regions will be infected so it will be hard to counter it
I can't infect Madagascar! Joke: Someone kill that stupid King Julian(like in Madagascar lol :P)!!!
Anyway, how do I keep that darn vaccine from working? Had 2 drug resistance, was a bacteria, & they said I can't infect anyone new! New game, I'll
Name it Madagascar & only upgrade resistance & transmissions till the time is right, like people have been saying!
I also find it funny how places with no airports or borders are closing airports & borders! :P Keep infecting!
Augh, started in Argentina...I'm all Pandemic 2'd out for now. By the way, question:
Do you play as, like, a terrorist who wants to infect everyone, or just a virus who decided to kill everyone? :P
Most likely the former. In reality, microbes want to keep their host alive. Think of it from the microbe's perspective. By making their host too sick too quick (a little rhyme there), they kill their host before they have time to escape. So the microbe dies. Even if they escape in time, the more they kill, the less there are for their offspring to infect. So it's in a microbe's best interest to keep their host alive long enough to escape, and then some more so they don't have to move out in the first place. That's why deadly diseases are rare: by killing their host too quickly, they kill themselves.
A terrorist, on the other hand, would just go live on some remote island in the South Pacific and live in a happy, germ-proof house while everyone else dies. And then the terrorist could just stay until he produces a vaccine himself, immunizes himself, and goes to enjoy the world around him.
So it's the former.
Yes! Now I can use good grammar again! Not to mention, EVERYWHERE IS INFECTED! THANKS MethanelCHO!
I update too much.
WIPED OUT HUMANKIND!
DARN YOU MADAGASCAR!!! I had a paracite i think and It killed EVERYONE!!!! except the 19 million people that live in madagascar!!!! Its gotta be some kind of glitch.. cant infect it..
Ok well regarding madagascar which I recently started from which I want you all to know sucks horrendously. but alas on to my point it only trades by water only quite obviously but so far I have found that it trades with the middle east and eastern europe. I do hope this helps some one...
Help, I can only do it with 7 regions remaining.
after 89 days... i got madagascar. last country. now ima start kickin ass.
Okay while this game is pretty addicting and fun. It is almost impossible to win. I just got done playing and I started out in Madagascar, seems pretty easy to win, right? wrong. even though I had my bacteria waterborne with moist resistance 2 and airborne, it still didnt hit peru, cuba, mexico, and greenland. and even though peru AND cuba got hit with hurricanes and greenland got hit with flooding, they still did not get my disease. Very unrealistic
I've wiped out the human population three times. It takes a combination of strategy and sheerluck.
Madagascar Why Oh Why stay alive?
the vaccine failed ! ha
Yay I wiped out humanity! Here's what I did:
1)Start as a parasite
2) Name disease "0 Men Standing". This put me in MADAGASCAR and I dont know why but that was AWESOME!
3) Sell first symptom.
4) Buy max drug resistance and level 1 all others.
5) Buy Airborne and Waterborne transmissions.
6) Unlock all 4 tiers ASAP. Sell any symptoms it gives you ASAP.
7) Wait until all countries are penetrated and buy symptoms that increasing infectivity but keep visibility low.
8) Buy Moisture resistance 2.
9) Wait until ENTIRE WORLD is infected.
10) Make your disease super-lethal.
11) Watch everyone drop dead (For me, Greenland died off first and India was last to become devoid of life)
12) YOU WIN!!!!!
I played this game for a few hours and tried a bunch of different ways. NOTHING ever worked. I was sooo mad at Madagascar. Right when I was about to give up, a breakthrough!
If you use Madagascar as your name for a bacteria, you will start there 1/3 of the time. You just have to start over till you get there. Once you're there, get rid of all symptoms. Go ahead and get some resistance and transmissions. Top to bottom for transmission, left to right for resistance. Once every country is infected, start killing people! Give it symptoms that will help to spread the disease quickly. The more people are infected, the more time it will take for a vaccine. It doesn't really matter what you use to kill them. Have fun!
Now that I've finished the game, I won't be playing it again. Hopefully the next one won't be based on luck.
i dont understand why if i was able to infect the whole world and kill every single person after too many tries why i got only like 98000 points....what are you supposed to do to win this stupid game...
i think it would be sick if they had a game like this except instead of diseases...ZOMBIES XD
210 days paseed, zero deaths, but madagascar japan and new zeland are shut and the world is forming a vaccine. All the people are doing is sneezing ffs!!!!! All resitance levels full and its rat and insect bourne and only sneezing activated. Joke. Un-winnable.
This took me alot of time but i made it finally.
This is the proper most def working way:
Everything on noting forever and then when you infected everything with almost nothing.
Heh. I called my disease, "Two Minutes to Midnight".
In regards to the Madagascar problem, no transmission and no symptoms early on together is the key. Then,destroy everyone!
Started out in Madagascar, still lost.
Peru and Argentina of all places shut me out.
Got everyone but Australia....
ahaha, I named mine the Black Plauge II and it started out in West Europe. All I had was a parasite with fever and I bumped everything to level II with enviro factors, then added airborn and rat transmission. Yaay~ :D after that it's a piece of cake. And yes, I finally got stupid madagascar too! w00t!
Every strategy try madagascar wins argh!
Funny, after trying countless diseases my Parasite named Obama did the trick. Destroying the world. Guess this game is realistic after all.
I've played this game many, many times and the only time I won was when the disease started in Madagascar. Unfortunatly I was dumb enough to forget my method in that game... --'
I don't even remember if it was a virus ou whatever...
Everytime I play this I pray for the disease to star in Madagascar, otherwise I won't be able to infect the people on that island!!! GRRRR...
This is why I hate Madagascar
At Last....I've done it...even Madagascar... Use a parasite....sell your symptoms and set resistance to 1-1-1-2 in that order left to right. Sit back and watch em all get infected. Then you bump up your parasites symptoms and transmission. SWEET!!!
I think i may have found something that works more times than not, First pick the parasite, then speed the time up all the way after selling all the symptoms. Then just leave it running for awhile without doing anything and you will rack up points with only aruond 10 people infected, they wont close the borders and you can spend everything at once to infect as fast as possible
Interesting game. I just wish that the maker would use commas in the number of alive/dead/infected so it's easier to compare them.
Oh yeah, and maybe find a way to ease up on the rage on Madagascar, Greenland, Peru, Japan, Argentina rage. xD; A lot is based on luck, I agree.
Now that I FINALLY beat it (on relaxed)...
*takes a moment to laugh at Madagascar, Peru, Argentina and Greenland*
I'm going to try make a virus based on zombies. x'D *has Left 4 Dead 2 on the brain*
I'll probably fail, LOL!
Wow. Greenland has everything open, even when everywhere else is completely closed. I have everything infected, just waiting for the rest of the people to die. Here's what I did:
Started as a virus called FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU-------- in Argentina. Got 1-1-1-0 resistance, sold my symptom. Had traits Durable (heat) and Virus. Waited for everything to get infected (Madagascar was one of the first ones, they took forever to start shutting down stuff). Once every country was infected, I used my DNA points to get transmissions and max resistance, then waited for the inevitable infection of the world. Bought all tiers and the lethal symptoms, and now I'm watching, waiting for everyone to die.
I used parasite and restarted until I began in Madagascar. I left it with no symptoms and level one resistance for all. It eventually spread everywhere without anyone panicking and shutting down. (Even Madagascar!)Then I just let it sit for about an hour. They closed down the hospitals so I didn't have to worry about a vaccine even though not a single person had died. By just letting it sit I gathered enough points to make the most deadly virus ever conceived!
Guys, There is no strategy for getting Madagascar, it's all luck. Chances are...if you get Madagascar infected, either greenland, japan, cuba, indonesia, or New Zealand will stay clean.
Haha you guys who cant get Madagascar i got madagascar as my first country and on the first try and couldnt get anywhere AT ALL lol at the end everyone there just died and i lost lmao
The most incredible thing happened!!!!
Madagascar closed it's ports and right after that an infected ship landed there and infected it!
i managed to infect madagascar like on one of my first games...but not peru!!!! dammmmn...there are no hospitals or air ports in madagascar?!?! it would probably be a good idea to start in madagascar...
for some reason this doesnt work for me now (but it worked b4) : go onto realistic mode and dont name your virus/bacteria/parasite as in having a blank box...and you should get mutant trait which means your disease evolves faster than usual...
also selling all your symptoms and buying transmissions then make it lethal - sounds like a pretty good plan to me...
I got all countries infected with parasite. Was resistant to everything. Then the vaccine comes along and ruins everything. I thought I was gonna win for once.....
interesting... i didnt kill the whole world and i got 70.000+ points, and when i did i got 50.000 points
"Australia hit by earthquakes and aftershocks"
Australia doesn't get earthquakes!
And if there ARE any earthquakes
they are tiny!
And another thing...
Australia closed everything (and I mean EVERYTHING!) but it still got infected!
Oops, I forgot. I LIVE in Australia XD
Damn i guess madagascar IS the most hardest country to infect but still.. How come the government of EVERY country does whatever it takes to rid of the disease if it doesn't even do anything to its host??
I managed to kill all the population except Madagascar last time I played. x_X GRRRRR
i have found no logical ways to win this game except the one time i beat it out of the hundreds of times ive tried... try naming your Disease of choice "Christianity" it worked for me
i killed everyone. Yes, even Madagascar.
1.get parasite,delete symptom.1-1-1-4 left to right on the immune
2.get water and air
3.wait and do something else while it infects the world
4.upgrade tiers ASAP
5.make a good deadly symptom
MWAHAHA! GOT YA MADAGASCAR!
I named my disease "666" lol
To develop "HARMLESS" in the Traits is the key point
It can be spread all over the world and the government will not be acting seriously.
e.g. I choose bacteria, and just take sneezing as the only symptoms (110 days passed already)
The govt. are only closing the transits but leaving others open
Once, the disease is spreaded worldwide, it's time too add the heavy symptoms
The only thing that ruins the good progress is that Madagascar is the only country left.
You guys seem to be angry because there is some challenge. Had the developers not added that small factor of luck, there would be no challenge, everyone would be winning.
You guys are angry at the "strategy" game for not involving enough strategy. However, do you see how many people have been posting "strategies". It is just a different kind of game.
Thinking about it, a few weeks in that game can past very fast, which at any time some person with another virus (AIDS, for example) may also have your virus. When a doctor does their blood work, they could also spot you, and inform other doctors.
The government may also start burning bodies before your virus has any lethality because your virus is present in the victim who may have died of other, perhaps natural, causes.
finished the game with 96240 points. Everyone is dead. EXCEPT AUSTRALIA. *sigh* Started with madagascar, my virus had no name. Well, at least I finished the game 8D
someone explan how a country where everyone is infected operates a hospital
i infected madagascar after it closed its shipping. when it closes shipping, wait for a few minutes, as all of madagascars ships will return (there is only 1 or 2). it is possible that these ships have the disease on board XD
Does anyone else have problems sliding the speed bar at all? I can't get it to budge from the middle, not with all the clicking and dragging in the world.
I also hate madagascar. but is there anyone who knows about all of the traits like cured bacteria and durable?
why does greenland never shut things down?
I dont know how, but ive infected Madagascar.. and its borders and shipyard was closed...
You need to get your reistances up befor you start to affect things. And infect the animals and stuff first. THEN people...
For once I infect madagascar but seconds after the three people infected are healthy!
I now understand why the game is popular and why they don't care it is impossible.
1) The creators don't care that it is impossible because they think people will play until beating it. (very true in my case)
2) the creators are #?!*
3) it is popular because the orginal was fun
Well in my personal opinion the grade for this game is EF for EPIC FALURE!!!!
i hope 3 is better
What a dumb game. You have to leave the game open for quite a long time and not even play it to win.
I have two tabs open both with games that I am going to win. 95% of the time I was doing something else. The point of me playing a game is to play it, not to do something else while it plays itself.
I beat the game. It wasn't too hard, after a few times, some places are better to start at than others. I used parasite, and no symptoms, upgraded all the resistances just to the 1st level, BUT upgraded the drug one fully. Then, after that was done, I did rodents, for they get the job done, kinda slow, but it works, and hopefully will get madagascar too. Cuba or New Z. are the two places their boats go to madagascar. I think another hard place is Preu and Argentina.
One almost ( 1 or 2 left) have it, then use the rest of the transmission, and then wait. Once u get enough buy all tiers of sysptoms, and use the brain one, insanity, and heart failure. Have fun!
WOW. some guy said to make your name madagascar and you would start there. I figured it was BS but i try it and it worked....
I got the harmless trait...
I played this 4 times on Relaxed. The first time, Greenland closed everything first, even before Madagascar. Ridiculous.
The last time, I named a parasite Tobuscus, it started in India, I had it spread by rodents and insects, with level 2 resistances to everything, and it infected Madagascar when it traded with Australia, which had recieved a plane from India. I got Heart Failure for it and that was the end of the story.
haha, it finally gets all regions and then the vaccine is done and i lose anyway... =(
Ironically, the first time I played this, greenland was the only place I didn't kill off.
Do this to win:
1. Get a bacteria and name it anything you want too.
2. Get rid of all symtoms ASAP!
3. Get transmissions water and air.
4. Leave it for a 5 min to 10 min.
5. Come back and you should have atleast 1 infected person in every country.
6. You are now invincible as they will shut down everything next step.
7. Get stuff that infects.
8. Wait 1 minute.
9. Mainly all people are now infected. Buy the lethal stuff.
Note: On steps 7 and 9, it doesent matter if the thing is visible as they cant do a thing to stop it.
I named my disease "Love". Apparently, "Love" kills very, very slowly because I have infected every single person on the face of the planet but none of them have died. And its a dreadful wait for evolution points.
I GOT MADAGASCAR WHEN IT HAD CLOSED IT'S BORDERS!!!! I Started in Greenland, had loads of visibility (trying to wipe out as many people as possible before the vaccine) I think this is how i did it:
Have moisture resistance as high as possible and have waterbourne- It skipped across the sea into Madagascar, even though the country next to it was closed as well... meh, who cares when Madagascar died???
People say "ooh it's no fun, it's not realistic enough, where are the graphics?" Poop to that, I enjoy playing it a few times with different symptoms etc- CHALLENGE: Wipe out humanity without a resistance or using only tier 1-2 ;D
My speciality: Kidney faliure- says a lot about me really :S
How to win the Game!
It's easy if you just know what to do.
Pick 'Virus' on Relaxed Mode, keep on replaying until you get 'New Zealand'.
(SPEED UP THE GAME TO 'FAST')
Wait till you'll get about '115' EVOLUTION points.
Start Upgrading your 'Vaccine Resistance' FULL.
Wait until you've got the whole world.
Upgrade All your 'Resistance' skills.
Start Upgrading the Virus Disease.
Or, thats how i did it..
How good i started in madagascar!! WORLD DOMININATION
An UNREALISTIC and pretty boring, pointless game. Although, even if you fail to kill everyone, it IS pretty cool to be able to see that only 4331 people in the world total are alive...I got into everywhere but then the vacceine finally came and worked...4331 people hadnt been infected yet...so I killed about 6 billion people in about 20 min (real time). Satisfying. Unrealistic game, though. Since when do the governments work together? Must be those republicans mesin' things up.
Played this game many times, and manage to infect and kill everyone ONCE. Just ONCE, all the other times it was usually Madagascar that prevented me from winning. Regardless I Love This Game.
omg.. i thought YES I HAVE MADAGASCAR.. killed everyone.. exept the whole of peru -_-
every tme ive played ive gotten a ship stuck in the atlantic with nowhere to go LOL
p.s. I cant infect greenland:(
The "Justin Bieber" virus infected Madagascar AND New Zealand. It, however, failed to get Russia.
Lmao, North Korea should have been here.
GRRR! i had my disease in every country. almost infected everyone. and the vaccine gets deployed. i may not have won but atleast i left only 61 people in the world
I got it! Go as parasite, name him South Africa, sell the only symptom, upgrade resistance to 2, trans to rodents and insects only, it starts in Middle East, infects everything (for some reason not Argentina), then when the vaccine thing appears just upgrade to full resistance.(by then you'll have like 80 points) and ill see if i can get Argentina
this is on relaxed mode
Actually i got all of the countries and i killed every person on earth by having no signs of symptoms and making it only insect and waterborne (thats how you get Madagascar)and raised all of my resistances to level 2. after that i left my computer sit, yes they made a vaccine, but i bought all resistances and made it all deadly so every hospital shut down (granted Greenland apparently had a hospital running with one person in it). the only problem is i didnt get alot of points cause it took too long or something, i dont understand the point system very well
still busy killing everyone, not everything is infected but all shipyards are closed, 2 boats still on the map :)
"Drought in greenland finally coming to an end."
i was watching the news and it said that argentina closed its ports i looked at it and moments after that a boat went in and infected the country. late reaction?
so after about 30 tries in the past three days. I did it. there's one guy left. and there's 3000+ days to vaccine. and he's infected. Indonesian guy on a boat. Say goodbye............
I sold all my symptoms just now. I still have enough points to buy one to kill him with. But imma let him wander the Pacific for 3000 days.
The death of 6.3 billion people over the course of 150 days (the guy on a boat has already been sailing for 100 days haha) pleases me... :D
oh. and just reminded me. at one point it said Brazil was having floods and droughts at the same time? wth? and i've never had a riot occur in one of my games D': and apperently in Soviet Russia hurricanes don't stop planes(because Russia has hurricanes. totally.) planes stop hurricanes. because a hurricane started(I was going on slow speed) and about three seconds later a plane entered it's airport and it said storm started to break up. musta been Chuck Norris flying the plane.
My name of my disease is "Gaming Addiction".
When I checked the world after a few hours, All red except for Madagascar. Meaning Madagascar has no gamers. and also when i upgraded all 4 tiers. It showed the perfect symptoms. Fatigue,Depression, and low muscle tone and strength.
if you lived im madagascar a new diesease would be the least of your worries.
i started out in south africa, had no symptoms, one on every resistance, and waterborne. The only country uninfected is MADAGASCAR!!!!!?!?!?!
So frustrated. I have played this game hundreds of times and have NEVER been able to get Madagascar. The only reason this bothers me? My husband played for the first time tonight, and what did he accomplish? He managed to infect Madagascar, the first time he's ever played the game. What the heck.
Have 20-25 disease points, watch and wait for a boat getting ready to pull into Madagascar's port and then pump up the disease, this installs the disease on the island before ports are closed. Played 2 games worked 2 in a row. Awaiting Pandemic 3