This App Will Satisfy Your Pathological Desire To Wipe Out The Human Race

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Have you ever been so frustrated that you wanted to destroy the planet?

Well, now you’ll get a chance. Meet Plague Inc., a new iPhone game that’s topping the charts on the App Store.

It’s a game where you genetically engineer the spread and lethality of a virus, systematically taking out the human race.

The game is based on (or ripped off from) an old Flash-based game on the web called Pandemic, which did essentially the same thing.

But now you can take your pathological desires to kill the human race on the go. Plus, the game is actually a lot of fun to play — especially if you’re a big fan of apocalyptic games.

You can get Plague, Inc. for $0.99 in the App Store.

Who's ready to infect the planet!?

There are three modes of play. You can't progress through the game unless you play it on the normal difficulty.

Unfortunately, most of the types of plagues are locked when you first start. You'll have to play through the viruses one by one to unlock the rest.

Or you can pay to unlock the modes automatically, like most other paid apps.

You can name your disease whatever you like.

Here we go! Your goal is to wipe out the human race by evolving your plague.

You can select any country to start the disease. We'll start with Madagascar, because, well, it looked at us funny.

Pop that little biohazard button to start infecting a country. You'll have to pop them as the disease spreads to spread the infection to new countries.

Now we wait to spread the infection. You can check on each country individually.

The USA isn't infected yet. That won't last long!

Bang! We spread the infection to a new country.

You help your disease kill by evolving symptoms.

Sometimes they will evolve on their own. But you can devolve them, and keep your disease quiet.

But if you evolve your disease too quickly, it will get noticed and the world will begin working on a cure.

If the world starts working on a cure, you can develop resistance to that cure.

You can track which countries aren't infected yet...

... and see a real-time representation of how your disease is spreading.

Sometimes the game will throw a curve ball at you — in a situation like this, you can evolve your virus to spread more quickly through birds.

Now we're talking...

Now we're talking...

NOW we're talking!

Here we go!

Now it's time to get to work.

Let's give it a way to do some serious damage.

No big deal, right?

Remember Outbreak? We're pretty sure this is how that movie started...

...and then it keeps on rolling...

...and rolling. You can see humanity is trying to develop a cure on the bottom right, but it isn't working thanks to drug resistance.

Success!

Some people just want to watch the world burn.

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