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Guide to Easily Unlock All Genes in Plague Inc: Evolved

Plague Inc: Evolved by Ndemic Creations is a pandemic simulator and a remake of the original Plague Inc, for PC and consoles.

You play as a disease, and the goal is to end the world before a cure is found. A simple yet innovative concept that is loved by millions of players worldwide.

The game has 11 disease types, and each disease can be further modified or enhanced using ‘genes’.

There are two types of genes: standard plague genes and special plague genes.

When you buy the game, all the genes are locked by default. Whenever you complete a standard plague game, one gene is unlocked.

The same goes for special plagues like Necroa Virus, Simian Flu, and Shadow Plague, one special gene is unlocked every time you complete a game.

In this tutorial, I will help you unlock all the genes with an easy trick.

Note: This trick has been working flawlessly as of writing this tutorial on Plague Inc: Evolved’s latest available version 1.17.2.

How to Unlock All Genes in Plague Inc: Evolved

The trick is really simple and should help you unlock all the standard genes in the next couple of minutes.

A random gene is unlocked for the following standard disease types: Bacteria, Virus, Fungus, Parasite, Prion, Nano-Virus, Bio-Weapon, and Neurax Worm, every time you apply the trick.

After all the steps, I’ve also mentioned how you can unlock genes for special plagues like Necroa Virus, Simian Flu, and Shadow Plague.

Step 1. Start a Single Player game as Bacteria on Normal difficulty

Playing as the bacteria is the easiest. So, start a new Single Player game as a bacteria on Normal difficulty with any currently unlocked genes of your choice.

If you don’t know how to beat bacteria on normal difficulty, then follow this guide.

Step 2. Reach the point of winning the game

A point will come when only a few people are left. For this trick, don’t win the game yet.

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Reach a point when only 1% or fewer people are alive and pause the game by pressing the space bar.

Step 3. Save the game

Press escape key and click Save Game.

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It will show all your game saves. You have to click the New Save and click the Save Game button.

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The game will quickly save your current progress.

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Once the game is saved, you can proceed further.

Step 4. Win the game

Now go back to the game and win it. You’ll see a prompt like this with your disease name when you win.

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Yeah, I named my disease COVID-19 😛

You’ll discover a new gene after winning the game.

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Proceed to the next step.

Step 5. Load saved game from the main menu

Head back to the main menu and click Load Game.

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Select the save game that we created in step 3 and click Load Game.

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Now it will load the progress that you made in step 2 right before winning.

Step 6. Win the game and unlock another gene

Win the loaded game. It will hardly take you a couple of seconds or minutes to win the game this time because the progress has already been made before.

As soon as you win, you’ll unlock another gene!

Step 7. Repeat Steps 5 through 7 until you run out of Genes to unlock

Repeat steps 5, 6, and 7 until all your standard plague genes are unlocked.

This way, you can unlock all the standard genes within a couple of minutes.

Unlock Special Plague Genes

Now some special genes can only be unlocked when you beat the game using their exclusive disease type.

These special genes are:

  • Necroa Genes (exclusive to Necroa Virus)
  • Ape Genes (exclusive to Simian Flu)
  • Artificial Genes (exclusive to Simian Flu)
  • Shadow Genes (exclusive to Shadow Plague)
  • Blood Genes (exclusive to Shadow Plague)
  • Flight Genes (exclusive to Shadow Plague)

The process to unlock these special genes is the same as above. Below I’m mentioning all the steps in brief.

Unlock all the Necroa Virus Genes

  1. Start a Single Player game as Necroa Virus on Normal difficulty
  2. Reach the point of winning the game and pause it
  3. Save the game
  4. Win the game and unlock a gene
  5. Load the saved game from the main menu
  6. Win it again to unlock one more gene
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 to unlock every Necroa Gene

Unlock all the Simian Flu Genes

  1. Start a Single Player game as Simian Flu on Normal difficulty
  2. Reach the point of winning the game and pause it
  3. Save the game
  4. Win the game and unlock a gene
  5. Load the saved game from the main menu
  6. Win it again to unlock one more gene
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 to unlock every Ape and Artificial Gene

Unlock all the Shadow Plague Genes

  1. Start a Single Player game as Shadow Plague on Normal difficulty
  2. Reach the point of winning the game and pause it
  3. Save the game
  4. Win the game and unlock a gene
  5. Load the saved game from the main menu
  6. Win it again to unlock one more gene
  7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 to unlock every Shadow, Blood, and Flight Gene

That’s all! I hope this tutorial helped you to unlock all the genes in Plague Inc: Evolved. If you have any doubts, then feel free to ask them using the comments section below.

Your feedback is highly appreciated 🙂

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