Pandemic: The Board Game

Pandemic: The Board Game

Digital ReleasePC
August 24, 2018 – Steam
August 01, 2019 – Microsoft Store

Nintendo Switch
March 31, 2019 (EU)
August 01, 2019 (NA)

Xbox One
August 01, 2019 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
DelistingJanuary 06, 2022 – Steam
January 31, 2022 – Microsoft Store
July 31, 2022 – Nintendo Switch
DeveloperAsmodee Digital
PublisherAsmodee Digital
Z-Man Games
Available OnNone
LinksSteamDB page page


Asmodee Digital delisted Pandemic: The Board Game from Steam and mobile platforms in early January of 2022. In the time since, the company confirmed to at least one fan that the Xbox and Switch versions would also be removed from sale; January 31st for Xbox and “the end of July” for Switch. Redditor bad_boy_barry contacted the company after noticing the game’s disappearance on iPhone and reportedly received the following reply in an email:


First of all, we want to thank you and all the Pandemic players for your loyalty and support over time. Unfortunately, we are taking the Pandemic app off the stores. We have worked hard over 4 years on Pandemic and withdrawing it from the stores has not been an easy choice. This decision was made with a heavy heart for a multitude of reasons that we cannot disclose.

For now, only PC, App Store & Google Play has been removed. Microsoft version will follow Jan 31th 2022 and then Nintendo Switch by the end of July 2022.

Regarding the game, as long as it has been purchased and downloaded prior to removal from the store, then you will continue to have access to the game. If you do uninstall the game, you will need to access your library to locate and install the game again.

We appreciate your continued support all this time. Thank you for your understanding,

Best regards, Asmodee Digital Support

Pandemic has been definitely removed from Steam, App Store & Google Play

Asmodee later provided an explanation on the game’s delisting on around January 19th, 2022. The statement, as posted on their Twitter account and on PCGamer reads:

The Pandemic app was released 9 years ago, and we no longer feel the current quality and reliability of the game is on par with what Pandemic deserves on digital platforms. The time has come to make way for the digital future of Pandemic.

That is why we are progressively removing the current Pandemic games published by Asmodee Digital from all digital stores. Current owners will not be impacted: all players who have already purchased the game will still be able to play and download it. Pandemic is and will remain available to play online in single player mode or in multiplayer on Board Game Arena.

We are truly thankful to the whole Pandemic community for their awesome support and involvement over these last years. Stay tuned!

– Z-Man & Asmodee Digital teams.

About the Game

Humanity is on the brink of extinction. As members of an elite disease control team, you’re the only thing standing in the way of the four deadly diseases spreading across the world. You must travel the globe protecting cities, containing infections from spreading, and discovering the cure for each disease. The fate of humanity is in your hands!

In solo or couch co-op mode, you will assemble a team of specialists to save humankind. Each member of the team has their own set of skills that you must use efficiently.

Recruit the Medic to quickly treat diseases, discover a cure faster with the Scientist, or stop infections from spreading with the Quarantine Specialist. Each role opens new possibilities and syncs with the other roles to offer new strategies. Pick from seven available character roles to create your elite team.

Can you save humanity?

  • Solo or couch co-op mode: Save humanity on your own or with up to four friends!
  • Choose your team from 7 different roles.
  • 5 difficulty levels to change the game for newcomers and veterans alike.
  • Immersive theme, challenging gameplay, and replayability. Don’t play the same game twice!
  • Ready to face a new challenge? Face 3 new exciting challenges from the “On the Brink” board game expansion:
  1. “On the Brink: Virulent Strain” spreads a new kind of virus into the world.
  2. “On the Brink: Roles & Events” offers you new roles for your team and new events to help you save humanity.
  3. “On the Brink: Mutation” introduces a fifth special disease to eradicate, the purple disease, in addition to the original four diseases.

Thanks to Wakayama_PT for additional info on this title