Reviewed On: iOS
Available For: Android, iOS
Publisher: Ndemic Creations
Developer: Ndemic Creations
Genre: Strategy
Price: £0.69 (at time of writing)

Sometimes it's the most sinister titles that snag something in your brain and keep you coming back for more.

Now, to coincide with the release of Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes, you can wreak havoc on the world by developing and encouraging a simian supervirus that can quickly execute a global catastrophe.

It's an unsavoury objective that you must strive to achieve, but one that strategy fans will undertake with relish.

The slick presentation cycles you through a world map charting the infected populations of countries, plus the planes and boats that carry the disease around the world.

Using these transport mechanics, plus animals and air itself, you must build up your virus' global impact, while simultaneously improving its immunity.

This is done by developing heat and cold resistance, more savage symptoms and deadly consequences through the acquisition and spending of the DNA points you earn as time passes.

Intriguing and worryingly close to our worst fears as a species, Plague Inc. is well worth the price of pack of paracetamol and surgical mask.

SCORE: 8/10