Spore is one of those games that came and inspired a whole bunch of games, cementing its position in gaming history. However, it also happens to be one of the most saddening games of all time. It really does deserve a whole lot more love from the developers and community alike, especially because of its potential. Today, we are looking at some of the games that are similar to the title because we all know it did not live up to its expectation. Here is the list of video games similar to Spore that are our recommendations. You can play these games like Spore on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Android, mac or even online.
11. Thrive (2016)
‘Thrive’ is an open source video game that plays very similar to that of ‘Spore’. The development team of the game, Revolutionary Game Studios, is very dedicated towards supporting it and making it available to all players worldwide. It is entirely free to play and you can also download the code for the game from the official website and work on developing it or tweaking it to your desire. The motive of the game is also very similar to ‘Spore’. You start of as a single celled organism and need to work on the various resources and elements available to you in the environment in order to progress through the evolutionary stages and emerge as the dominant species of the universe. There are six stages in total in the game, ranging from a single celled organism to a space species where you are able to access futuristic technology or evolve to traverse across space. The choices open to you are endless in ‘Spore’, making it one of the most diverse games of its type available to gamers on modern devices.
10. Katamari Damacy (2004)
‘Katamari Damacy’ was conceived as a result of a game development competition held by Namco. This was one of the entries in to the competition and was actually a school project that took less than $1 million to develop but immediately caught the attention of judges. It was later properly rendered by Namco and released in the year 2004 for PlayStation 2 devices. The development team later remastered the game for Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows platforms in the year 2018 due to popular demand.
In the game, players control a princely character as he rolls all around the town in order to complete certain tasks assigned by ‘The King of All Cosmos’. There are several objects that come in the path of the character as he rolls around and if they happen to be smaller than the character, then the object will stick to it making the character bulkier. However, if the objects happen to be larger than the katamari prince, then they pose as obstacles and hurt the character if they come in contact with it. This is a neat little mechanic introduced into puzzle platformers and we had a blast playing through the entire campaign of the game. The ‘evolve’ mechanics of the game where the character grows in size is pretty unique and thus attracts a lot of audiences that are fans of games like ‘Spore’.