Vampires Rule The World in New Plague Inc Mode

Plague Inc: Evolved [official site] typically has you behind the reigns of a pathogen with the objective of killing the Earth’s population. This week’s Shadow Plague update has added quite a different new virulent force, one with a fondness for crushed velvet.

The latest update gives you access to the Shadow Plague, a sentient pathogen that triggers a thirst for blood and general vampirism. Controlling one single vampire, you’ll seek to turn the world to your bidding.

As a vampire, airport and harbor closures mean nothing to you… unless the game goes by traditional vampire rules and states you must be invited into those places in order to gain access. Oooooh, spooky! You can gain the ability to shift into the form of a bat to bypass conventional means of travel though, so there’s that. There’ll be opposition, too. What kind of game would this be without it? Not only will you have to deal with the nations of the world trying to develop a cure, the Templar order will spring up to hunt you and your vampire thralls down.

With its Blood Cults, Templars, Vampires, and ancient plagues, the latest update adds an interesting new way to play. It also follows Football Manager in adding Brexit, Britain’s recent referendum over whether to stay in the European Union or leave. Ndemic Creations explain:

“As for Brexit – once the results of the referendum are declared – the player can use their disease to help influence the path the UK takes – creating conditions to allow a soft or hard Brexit – or even a terrifying ‘brutal’ Brexit. For people who would rather not leave the EU – there is also the possibility to turn back time and keep the UK inside the union instead!”

If you don’t already own Plague Inc: Evolved, you can purchase it now on Steam for £11.99/14,99€/$14.99.


  1. crowleyhammer says:

    What next? The Sims 4: Brexit, Call of Duty: Brexit War, Lovers In A Dangerous Brexit!

    • DelrueOfDetroit says:

      Yeah, they make this big deal about adding Brexit but then they call this Trump mode a “vampire update?”

    • April March says:

      I would play the hell out of Lovers in a Dangerous Brexit.

  2. Metalfish says:

    I want “Brexit Brutal Deluxe” please.

  3. Turkey says:

    Not all vampires are bad. You just have to let the right one in.

    • Volkov07 says:

      A bunch of them are just lost boys.

      • Turkey says:

        Yeah. I read an interview with a vampire once. They’re not all dead and loving it.

        • fabulousfurrygingerfreakbrothers says:

          I see from the pic the disease originated in France. How far do you think the vamps will travel?

          Not ‘s far as tu, I bet!

          I’m so sorry.

          • Sarfrin says:

            Sorry? You deserve to be awarded the Star of Alice for that one.

          • April March says:

            That’s a big achievement. Alice’s the coolest girl. In Coldtown.

            OK that’s reaching, but the expansion’s plot (a single vampire goes on a large vampire-making spree) is more The Coldest Girl in Coldtown than anything else, so I should be getting points for relevance.

          • batraz says:

            We had Sting celebrating killings in Paris two days ago… if he is one of them I can begin to understand ;)

        • Elric666 says:

          They love it so much, some of them can’t stop partying. I was at a dance of the vampires once and it was great.

          • theblazeuk says:

            Yeah I hear they party from dusk till dawn.

          • Darth Gangrel says:

            I love it when they have costume parties, Vampire: the Masquerade I think they’re called. Also, the (Blood)lines to the toilets are virtually non existent, which is great.

  4. Darth Gangrel says:

    This all sounds great, but my undying thirst will not be sated until Paradox reveals their plans for the World of Darkness they not-so recently acquired.

  5. aircool says:

    What the fuck does Brexit have to do with Vampires? I can totally understand it in FM as it will have an impact on continental players coming to the UK.. for putting it in other games, fuck… I don’t know; do people think that the UK is going to be physically dragged out into the Atlantic or something?

    Still, vampires.. meh. Someone should have a word with Anne Rice for making vampires pish. Then again, werewolves have been done to death and 2010’s are the decade of the zombie. Which reminds me, The Walking Dead (walking, right?). Why hasn’t anyone just tooled up with motorcycle leathers/helmet and had a go at the zombies with a javelin, or even a long stick. Fuck, even a big ditch would be enough to stop them, they’d just fall in and fail to climb out. At least until you could throw a bit of petrol on them and flick a tab end in their direction anyway.

    • Harlander says:

      What the flippin’ eck* does Brexit have to do with Vampires?

      Events in Plague Inc. basically change the amount of people moving from or to places – which affects the spread of disease. Quite relevant, given Brexit’s stated goals and observed effects.

      *bowdlerized as I can’t post swears from here ;)

  6. Unsheep says:

    Adding Vampires is a fun idea, although it’s connection to Brexit seems rather forced at best and just odd at worst.

    Why not do a Trump Effect mode ? where idiocy slowly spreads over the world like a virus, causing death and injury due to people getting dumber and dumber.

    • aseth says:

      They actually already sort of do.

      If you cause insanity and paranoia, you can get “Spalin” elected as POTUS. They may eventually denounce China or Russia (claiming that the disease was a bio-weapon produced by them). If you evolve paralysis, they may launch nuclear weapons (that the generals are unable to prevent due to the paralysis).

    • Captain Narol says:

      I’ve played the “shadow plague” scenario about vampires during the last days, it’s quite fun and introduce some nice new mechanisms as your vampire can create other vampires and move over the world to spread the strain directly and/or fight against people researching the cure.

      About Trump, there is already some custom made scenarios about that disease, but I haven’t tried them yet. There’s many custom scenarios made by players and they add a lot to that cool game ! I just played one where your disease slowly turns humanity into Men-Dragons, bringing a new era of peace and eternal life to the survivors…