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Spore
6.5 out of 10

Spore

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Overall 4
4.0

used is used, buy it new

Stan Miner, Amazon
4 August 2014
  • Summary: bought it used. and had no way to register it for the complete game.
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Overall 4
4.0

Cool concept, but extremely repetitive

DVD collector, Amazon
12 September 2013
  • Summary: This game is an awesome concept, you start as a single-celled organism and evolve to a walking creature, a tribe, a city, civilization and then space power. Sounds impressive, right? The first couple times you play the game it is!
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Overall 4
4.0

PC game Spore

Sally29, Amazon
2 July 2012
  • Summary: Game was average as far as holding interest.Did not like the required ORIGIN account one has to set up before getting to play the game.
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Overall 4
4.0

DRM not a problem, you only play it once anyways

Zane H., Newegg
27 April 2009
  • Summary: The DRM was annoying, but I only installed it once, and haven't played it since.
  • Pros: Graphics were nice, interface was very intuitive. Building creatures was sorta fun if not very limited.
  • Cons: The game just didn't match the hype. It was a great premise that got neutered to make it "appeal" to more people, which only served to make it pointless for most. I played it for about 8 hours total, and then uninstalled it since there was really no replay value, when it could have had so much re...
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Overall 4
4.0

You'll Put It Down Fast!

Anonymous, Newegg
22 February 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy this game. Regardless of it's horrible DRM, the game is boring as heck.
  • Pros: Creature creator is a blast, but that's free online (for the most part). It's sort-of creative.
  • Cons: DRM, obviously, but let's skip what you know. The game is as complex as ages 4-6 LEGOs. The graphics are very bland (colorful, but low-res polygon and horrible shaders/shadows). There's no real point to this game. It's nothing more than a hyped-up casual game. Peggle will last longer.
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Overall 4
4.0

Far short of hopes

Anonymous, Newegg
21 December 2008
  • Summary: I had very high hopes for this game.
  • Pros: It's fun the first time through.
  • Cons: Most of the stages are too short and/or repetitive. The cell stage and the tribal stages are particularly short, and the civilization stage leaves much to be desired. The space stage is by far the longest and most difficult, but it just doesn't keep me hooked. They watered it down too much.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great game but the activation limit kills it.

Chandler L., Newegg
6 November 2008
  • Summary: I would not recommend buying this game if you change operating system or do major changes forcing you to reinstall the game. EA is losing money to their stupidity.
  • Pros: Great game, I like the ability to control my environment. The ability to make and kill a planet or even blow it to bits. And you can make your creature look like anything.
  • Cons: I didn't realize there was an activation limit untill it was to late so I had to wait a week to reactivate it. EA customer support only gave me one more activation so i just added the game to my backup. I'm not going to buy from EA again until they get rid of a install limit. It's like I never bo...
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Overall 4
4.0

Fun at first, then lacking

Chris B., Newegg
18 October 2008
  • Summary: A very good attempt that if constrained to one stage and more thoroughly polished would make an amazing game, comes up very lacking when compiled together. With the DRM as harsh as it is and the overal lack of enjoyable gameplay during the primary stage (space) i would recomend passing this by...
  • Pros: Cell stage and creature stage are very fun and satisfying. There is a HUGE amount of customization that can be done. You can make nearly anything you can dream of. With multiple methods of play it makes your first playthrough very memorable. Graphics do a very good job considering the complexity ...
  • Cons: Tribal and civ stages feel like a very slimmed down RTS with no real challenge to them and extremely limited game mechanics. AI is minimal at best during all stages. The only well developed system is the building mechanic for each stage. The space stage gets downright aggrivating with the constan...
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Overall 4
4.0

Awful

LilliAnn K., Newegg
10 October 2008
  • Summary: Luckily I downloaded this to try it before I bought it so I ended up not wasting my money.
  • Pros: Easy to use interface for creating creatures, vehicles and buildings. Decent graphics.
  • Cons: The first few stages of the game go by very quickly. The last stage of the game, the space stage, is absolute crapola, it is anti-fun. I played through about five times over a couple of days, never once getting farther than an hour or two into the space age. The constant zooming in and out, the c...
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Overall 4
4.0

Decent game, yes DRM is a drawback

Michael R., Newegg
9 October 2008
  • Summary: EA should have just removed DRM with their latest patch to try and salvage a little of what this game could have become. It is sad to see such a huge effort put in by the programming team be ruined by something EA does to their game.
  • Pros: I liked a few of the stages like the Cell and Creature phase though they were extremely short and could have been a whole lot better. The space age is also fun once you get beyond the fact that it is much more complicated to play and is ridiculous in the fact that your one space ship needs to run...
  • Cons: The Tribal and Civilization phases lack complexity or anything exciting. They both pretty much come down to basic kill or negotiate options to win the phase. Civilization is probably the worst of all in that there really is a lot happening all at once but it doesn't really matter because you don'...
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