Plague Inc is an amazing game available on iPhone for less that one dollar, and a game that really packs a punch – the best dollar you’ll ever spend! However, Plague Inc is also a very difficult game and you might find it pretty difficult to beat the game – that is the exact reason why I have decided to create this article with tips and tricks for a perfect strategy in Plague Inc. Read the Plague Inc walkthrough below and let me know what you think in the comment section below!

We’ll start with strategy guide with a set of tips & tricks:

1. How to pause the game: this was something that I really needed and I guess many will find it useful. Just tap the date of the game and a box drops that pauses Plague Inc. Use this often because while the time flow is paused, you can still check out countries and do your research
2. Keep an eye on the prices – they go up for the evolution of the disease as time passes by, making it more difficult
3. For the biggest challenge, go for the Nano Virus. Easiest seems to be bacteria, even though the challenge is always high.
4. Don’t be afraid to DEVOLVE. Sometimes it’s better to do this, for example if the evolution makes your disease more deadly (increased LethalitY). You will also get back some DNA points and you can focus on making it more viral.
5. First, you should focus on virality of the disease so it spreads as fast as possible. It might be wise to adapt your evolution to your starting country (e.g. if it’s a humid country, make the disease spread faster by water).
6. A good strategy is, therefore, to start with a highly transmissible disease in Plague Inc and only afterwards make it lethal.
7. However, don’t delay making it lethal: waiting too long might mean that there are more people looking for a cure!
8. Bacterial Resilience is a good choice too since it helps with it mutating on its own. A disease that keeps mutating is harder to be cured…
9. Keep an eye on countries at all times and evolve to infect all of them – and focus, at the end, on the least affected countries since these might give you real headaches.
10. Don’t get your disease too scary, though. The scarier the disease, the more money that country will spend to find a cure!
11. Don’t be scared if it won’t all go as you wanted during the first go. Plague Inc is indeed a really difficult game and replayability is high here so you can try out new strategies.

So as I said, for the easiest challenge, you should go for a bacteria, while virus and fungus based diseases are the easiest to cure and therefore the more challenging diseases!

Make sure you share your strategy on beating Plague Inc in the comment section below, it’s surely ideal to have as many opinions as possible!


  1. The best strategy that always works on brutal difficulty, for everything but virus nano and bio warfare is to save at least 70 DNA point while having no symptoms untill everyone is infected, then use the saved DNA to buy the most deadly symptoms. This should kill everyone before a cure can be found

  2. I’ve gone back and forth on which is THE BEST country to start with. I’m convinced it’s India but it absolutely should be a poor country if you’re looking to win fast and easy.

  3. I start with west africa save points to max air and water then get cold immunity to spred to canada and greenland then I start with cough sneeze fever then buy the all the deadly ones I kill b4 I mess with cure no need they’re dead b4 the can react

  4. Wow, can we get more generic?

    I am having a heck of a time beating bacteria on normal. No matter where I start or what strategy I use, I either have to spend all my points trying to infect the last 5 or so countries, or I increase lethality and the rich countries find a cure in a matter of minutes.

    I call BS on everyone who says it is easy without lining up a Step by step plan that works.

    • Steve, If you have a hard time infection the last countries, you should put your points into the countries’s weaknesses. Like if I had a hard time infecting Greenland, I would put my points into Cold Resistance and Drug Resistance and I would max out Air and Water. Just don’t forget to look at a country information. It might save you. And you said you have hard time with lethality? There will be mutations and devolve all of them until you infected everyone. But if they still find you you can put your points into Genetic Hardening and Genetic Reshuffle and if you want to take risk you can put your points into Insomnia and Insanity and Coma. And if you wanna know what is the best symptomps that gives high lethality when you infected everyone? Total Organ Failure and Necrosis. And sorry if my English was bad.


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