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"Bored of it"
3 stars"

Talk about over hyped !
I felt they could of done more with this game. I got bored after 3 days of playing it, now sitting on a shelf collecting dust. The only stages I enjoyed was the cell stage and creature stage. It was downhill from then on. Tribal was way too short , civilisation stage got annoying and space stage was really hard to play (even on easy) . Flying from planet to planet got tedious , not to mention the constant attacks from other creatures and request for help.

8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
4 stars"

Brilliant game! I think the designers are half the fun, creating your own tanks, boats and cities etc. Each stage of gameplay is just long enough so you don't get bored before moving on, the space stage is just unlimited. Animation is very smooth, this game is geared towards gameplay, the graphics are quite cartoon-like in appearance. More fun the second time round once you know what you're doing. Not a game for those who want FPS or shooting. This will have me playing and designing for a long time! It's a must have!!

7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
"Good, but highly disappointing.."
3 stars"

Well I totally agree with the reviewer below. SPORE was so highly hyped which just added to the DISAPPOINTMENT I had to experience.

Like the IGN, Gamespot reviews state, the game is incredible, huge, fun and unique all at the same time. I agree. However the gameplay is repeditive, the game is rather hideous graphically in my opinion, and there is an issue with it's frame rate or something. My PC is top of the line and runs all the latest PC masterpieces in FULL SPECS, but this game is jittery and has slight lighting issues.

I'm not going to go ahead and give it ONE STAR, because it seriously isn't terrible, it is fun and is a great achievement by acclaimed Will Wright.

Hopefully many of the issues will iron out over time with patches and updates. But until then, only buy it if you REALLY like the genre. Otherwise just don't.

Overall, I score SPORE 6/10 for graphics/presen­tation, 9/10 for sound, 5/10 for gameplay, OVERALL 8/10

5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.


Spore is compatible with PC and MAC

The next evolution in gaming is upon us. From the mind of Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, comes SPORE, an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space.

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive Editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. Guide your species as it builds (and the player designs) villages, buildings, cities, and vehicles. Along the way to becoming a global civilization you can choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

All the action in SPORE takes place in a huge, lush world populated with creatures evolved by other players and shared over SPORE's central servers. When it's ready, your one-time pond scum launches into space in its UFO on a grand voyage of discovery, planet forming, or destruct-ion! As you explore and play in this limitless universe of unique worlds, your personal Sporepedia tracks all the creatures you've met and places you've visited.


  • Take complete control of your creature's fate in SPORE as you guide it through the following six evolutionary phases:
  • Tidepool phase: Fight with other creatures and consume them to adjust the form and abilities of your creature. It's survival of the fittest at the most microscopic level.
  • Creature phase: Venture onto dry land and help your creature learn and evolve with forays away from your safe haven. Carnivore or Herbivore? Social or Independent? The choice is yours.
  • Tribal phase: Instead of controlling an individual creature, you are now caring for an entire tribe of your genetic craftwork. Give them tools and guide their interactions as you slowly upgrade their state of existence.
  • City phase: Bring your creatures' race into a new golden era by building up the technology, architecture, and infrastructure of their city.
  • Civilization phase: Once your city in SPORE is established, your creatures begin seeking out and interacting with other cultures. You can have them do so with an olive branch or a war cry-either way, the goal for your creatures is to unify the planet.
  • Space phase: The time has come to move on to other worlds in your solar system. Make first-contact, colonize, or terraform, then venture further to find other solar systems scattered throughout a magnificently rendered galaxy. A 'mission' structure provides new goals and paths to follow as you begin to spread through the universe.
  • A suite of flexible, intuitive creation tools leverages the creative imagination of the player. Creating an entire universe of creatures, plants, buildings, vehicles and planets has never been so easy or so fun. An infinite variety of design choices is just the beginning.
  • The world you explore is populated with creatures, plants, buildings and vehicles developed by other gamers and downloaded from a central database. The server chooses creatures and civilizations that best match your chosen environment, your experience level, and your creature's ability. In turn, your creatures are uploaded to the server to be shared with other gamers.
  • With procedural animation, your creatures and vehicles move based on how you construct them. They behave and interact based on your input and by their in-game encounters. That means there's no pre-determined path you must follow-the game evolves based on your decisions.
  • Wonder what another gamer was thinking when they created and evolved a creature in SPORE? Uncover information about each creature's origin in the Sporepedia, yet another way to explore the truly endless universe of creative expression that is SPORE.
Release date NZ
September 5th, 2008
Game Platform
  • PC Games
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Top 200
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