Plague Inc. is a strategy game where the aim is to kill off the world’s population. By engineering a disease, you affect transmission, mutation and possible cure rates. It teaches how diseases spread and can kill through factors like hygiene, economics and human transit. It also uses historic comparison of epidemics like The Black Death and Spanish ‘Flu. It’s unsettlingly satisfying to see each country turn a bloody red, and read the news of attempts to defeat you, but ultimately, the game is a reminder of human fragility.
Why we love it:
- Sometimes it’s fun to be evil!
- Unexpected teachings on world geography.
- A great mix of science and horror.