• Spore
83
Based on 61 scores, 73 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    28
  • Good:
    23
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • There’s never been a game with as wide a scope as Spore. Simply breathtaking.
  • Sprawling story line, Nearly limitless customization, Huge replay capability, Great graphics
  • Epic scale, Simple control scheme, Compatible with integrated graphics solutions, Mac and PC compatible

Cons:

  • No autosave, no planetary automation, and an occasional crash deny Spore a Kick Ass.
  • Copy protection software comes with the game

Expert reviews and ratings

By BrightHub on 100

During Spores civilization stage, things really start to pick up. The complexity increases significantly along with the level of difficulty. The game is clearly moving you along steadily as it adds more layers with each stage progression....

By Wired UK on 60

It's easy to be cowardly. Many games developers do that on a regular basis, releasing yet another first-person shooter with air ducts and grey corridors, or a Second World War strategy game, or a fantasy MMO. But it's tough to be brave.With...

By New Game Network on 85

"From a bacteria to a space empire - in a day!" – Not long ago such slogans seemed the most appropriate for Spore. To develop a living "something", from single-cell beings to a hi-tech civilization. Will Right – most probably the only person...

By Maximum PC on 90

Spore lets you take an extremely high-concept journey from a single-cell life form swimming through the seas to a continent-spanning superpower to the overlord of a galactic empire. Over the course of about five hours, you shepherd your critter...

By Zath UK on

Spore definitely looks like one of the most interesting games of the year, developed by renowned games genius Will Wright, and is one that appeals to pretty much every genre. So I thought it was well time that we had a good look at it, and as if to...

By BrightHub on 100

A review of the Spore addition and the stand alone playable Creature Creator. ImagesCreature Creator was put out with two specific reasons. To add over 200 unique parts to the creature creating aspect of the SPORE mega-hit, and to be a stand alone...

By DarkZero on 60

Check it out, guys! It’s that new game by Will Wright, the guy who made The Sims! So it’s got to be totally amazing, right? Because The Sims sold like six billion copies, and spawned an unholy amount of add-ons and spin-offs, such was its...

By IT Reviews on

Is Spore the next Sims? Its too early to say, but its a definite winner. Itll be popular because its cute, highly replayable and just plain fun, not to mention being very friendly towards the casual gamer. The final space stage possesses a...

By I4U on 90

Spore is one of the best PC games to be launched this year. For all the fun Spore offers, most gamers will gladly overlook the copy protection that is required to install Spore on their computers. blog comments powered by Disqus...

By LaptopMag on 80

Spore may not be the revolutionary game that it was hyped to be, and it is somewhat repetitive, but its scope is admirable, simulating the evolutionary model in an easily accessible and fun manner; the game even keeps a time line of your creature or...

By CIOL on 60

Spore is based on real time evolution, an extremely new concept that has never before been explored in the interactive entertainment industry. It's all about creating or giving birth to smallest forms of life, nurturing them, and setting them...

By About.com on 70

Publisher: Electronic ArtsDeveloper: Electronic ArtsRelease Date: September 7, 2008ESRB Rating: E for Everyone 10+Genre: Simulation The Bottom Line: Creative gamers looking for a toy box to build their wildest dreams of cities, worlds, and creatures...

By GameZone on 90

This is one of the most unique and innovative games I have gotten to play. NO other game allows this much customization, and it is this customization that is the key aspect that really congeals it all together. It is a shame that the game seems to...

By Expert Reviews on 60

Life - its what you make it. Who knew the journey from the primeval soup to the stars could be so ...dull? This eagerly awaited game from the mind of Will Wright, creator of The Sims, lets your imagination run wild as you populate the galaxy with...

By Expert Reviews on 80

In Spore, you hold the fate of an entire species in your hands as it evolves from protozoa to an all-conquering galactic empire. You begin life swimming around the primordial ooze looking for smaller microbes to devour. This adds to the library of...

By Computer Shopper on 85

Meteor passes over a planet in the cell stage. We can think of only a few games that are as memorable as Spore, the sprawling, evolution-based title from Electronic Arts. There’s so much you can customize that virtually no two games...

By V3.co.uk on 100

You’ve got to respect the creators of Spore for the scope of their ambition alone. The game allows users to build their own unique creatures and take them on an astonishing evolutionary journey from the simplest of single-celled beings right up to...

By GWN on 70

A game with much to like, but not enough to enjoy...

By TweakTown on 90

While 2008 has not been an overly eventful year when it comes to blockbuster PC releases, ever since February or so when the official release date announcement was made confirming a 2008 release, everyone knew this was only ever going to be one...

By Gaming Nexus on 92

Powers of 10. The 1977 documentary written and directed by Ray Eames, along with her husband Charles Eames, is the now famously-cited inspiration for Will Wright’s “SimEverything”: Spore. In the video Powers of 10, the relative scale...