Spore Creature Creator PC

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. While it acts like a pre-order incentive, in actual fact, playing the Creature Creator, it absolutely justifies itself. Even if you never plan to play Spore, it's absolutely essential you play this.
  2. PC Gamer UK
    90
    A wonderful toy that easily justifies the price. [Sept 2008, p.82]
  3. The amount of customization with each body part is quite astonishing.
  4. Spore: Creature Creator tells me a few things: creating new species is great fun, creation tools can be simple yet deep, people will always make the rudest things possible, and Spore is going to be a massively popular PC release.
  5. The Creature Creator isn't much more than a marketing tool for the upcoming Spore. Anyone itching to get their hands on the game will certainly enjoy the chance to play with the tools and build and share creatures with like-minded players.
  6. Play (Poland)
    80
    Proof that learning about evolution can be enjoyable. The automated upload to YouTube was an especially brilliant idea. I've never had so much fun for the price of a big pizza. [Aug 2008]
  7. Concocting cool critters is incredibly addictive, and the ability to save any and all of your beasts for future use in the game is pretty awesome.
User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 59 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. ZedoM.
    Sep 12, 2008
    8
    This was a pretty good game, and I enjoyed making my own creatures. I think you should be able to make different kinds of creatures, such as This was a pretty good game, and I enjoyed making my own creatures. I think you should be able to make different kinds of creatures, such as fish, birds, etc, for different environments, and they want you to create a different type of creature, but they all assume the mouth, eyes, and nose will close together, so it makes the creatures look humanoid. I want to get Spore to play as my creatures now, though. Brilliant Advertising for $10.00, Maxis! Full Review »
  2. Jul 4, 2016
    5
    Vastly over-rated game and over-hyped as typical with EA releases. I played this back in 2008 and decided to give it another fair chanceVastly over-rated game and over-hyped as typical with EA releases. I played this back in 2008 and decided to give it another fair chance again, and playing it for the past week. Spore is a game that cannot be judged based on the early spore/creature/tribal and civilized because these are the fun aspects but unfortunately these are phases are short lived and paves the way to the dreadful space phase which is rife with problems and heavily lets the game down and this is unfortunately the 'main' game.

    Space is basically that, a really weak 4x strategy game with 'action' thrown in, the problems is that your empire is basically 'YOU', the larger your civilization gets, the harder it becomes to maintain your colony's from attacks from the Grox/Pirates.

    Completing some of the space missions gets frustrating, especially learning the Grox secret at the center of the galaxy, EA had the nerve to more to less make this a 'puzzle' game by limiting your space travel the closer to the core, and you're forced to spend a ridiculously long time fighting the Grox and finding black holes and hoping it will will take you closer.
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  3. Apr 6, 2011
    7
    I loved playing with the creature creator... I just wish the game it was attached to had been what we all *thought* it would be - a game thatI loved playing with the creature creator... I just wish the game it was attached to had been what we all *thought* it would be - a game that would really pit our creations against the environment and against eat other (and perhaps with the hilarious possibility of breeding them). Instead, what could have been a vivid, evolving game environment created by player creativity and luck became a bog-standard linear type game with a few mini-games thrown in. I still hope someone will make the game spore could have been, but until then I can make creatures and dream. Full Review »