Publishers Maxis, FCI (SNES), Sega (Mega CD)
Developers Maxis, Tomcat System (SNES), Game Arts (Mega CD)
Release date 1990
Genre Simulation
Game rating

Game Description

Simearth: The Living Planet is a life simulation video game, the second designed by Will Wright, in which the player controls the development of a planet. The game was published in 1990 by Maxis. Versions were made for the Apple Macintosh, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC, SNES, Sega Mega-CD and TurboGrafx-16.

Download SimEarth

We might have the game available for more than one platform. SimEarth is currently available on these platforms:

DOS (1990) (1.19 MB)

Text instructions (how to play on Windows)

  1. Click on the download button below. It should redirect you to your download (a .zip file). Make sure you download the file properly and that your internet does not disconnect while downloading.
  2. Extract the “SimEarth_DOS” folder to your desktop. You will need a software such as WinRAR to do this.
  3. Download DOSBox and put a shortcut for DOSBox onto your desktop.
  4. Open the “SimEarth_DOS” folder and then open the “Game Files” folder.
  5. Drag the file called “simearth” on top of the DOSBox icon and the game should now launch in DOSBox.
  6. Enjoy the game!

Additional files, patches and fixes

SimEarth Manual (DOS)

SimEarth Manual German (DOS)

SimEarth Screenshots


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  1. This game is amazing, If you completly ignore the graphics and treat that as you treat a book, you gonna have fun. When I was younger (10) I really was a fan of Will Wright, I still think he’s a genius. My first Maxis game was Spore (My favorite game ever, untill I play Oblivion), than The Sims, Simcity and Darkspore. But I felt like, every game was missing somethings (Mainly Spore). When I discovery this old games from Maxis I saw that what was missing. The total control, they probably didn’t foccused in visual improvments, but instead, they focused in logic and Mechanics. So can sound bizarre but yestrday when I was playing Battlefield V, I didn’t have so much fun than I am having playing that games.


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