Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth

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Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth
Doctor Who Evacuation Earth cover.jpg
Developer(s)Asylum Entertainment
Publisher(s)Asylum Entertainment
Producer(s)Glen Parry
Simon Bailey
Howard Neumark
Writer(s)Oli Smith
Composer(s)Chris Green
SeriesDoctor Who
Platform(s)Nintendo DS
  • EU: 12 November 2010
Genre(s)Adventure, puzzle

Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth is a video game for the Nintendo DS based on the BBC TV series Doctor Who, developed by British studio Asylum Entertainment.[1]

The game is written by Doctor Who writer Oli Smith and features Matt Smith and Karen Gillan providing voices for their characters.

It is the second Doctor Who video game to be released for the DS after the port of Top Trumps: Doctor Who.


The story features both the Daleks and Silurians. The Doctor has to help humans as they attempt to evacuate the Earth, while the Daleks intervene and attempt to force the Doctor to help them instead.[2]


On 12 March 2010, it was first reported that Nintendo had signed a £10 million contract with the BBC to bring Doctor Who to the Wii and DS consoles.[3]

On 24 August 2010, it was revealed the game would be titled Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth and would be released with a Wii counterpart titled Doctor Who: Return to Earth. In a press release managing director Simon Bailey of Asylum Entertainment said "We are incredibly excited to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide on these two new games," further saying "It is our firm belief that the franchise has massive potential on the Nintendo DS and Wii formats and it's an honour to be bringing 'Doctor Who' video games to the show's huge fan base".[4][5]


Aggregate score
(6 reviews)

Video game talk show Good Game's two presenters gave the game a 3/10 and 2/10 saying " makes the fatal mistake of ignoring pretty much everything that makes Doctor Who great." Also claiming that the developers just grabbed a puzzle game off the shelf, but not a very good one, scribbled out the title and stuck a Doctor Who sticker in its place.[7]

The Official Nintendo Magazine rated it as 69%, saying that "It's funny, it's lengthy and it'll test their logic skills at the same time. But any Doctor Who fans of secondary school age or older are more likely to feel left out, because this clearly wasn't meant for you."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Stuart, Keith (24 August 2010). "Doctor Who games announced for Nintendo DS and Wii". The Guardian. London.
  2. ^ "Sci-Fi TV Wednesday: New Shows Announced + Chuck, Doctor Who, Smallville, Walking Dead, Locke & Key + more".
  3. ^ "'Doctor Who' game heads to Nintendo Wii". Digital Spy.
  4. ^ "Doctor Who revealed for Wii/DS". MCV UK.
  5. ^ "'Doctor Who' Games Coming To DS And Wii (Outside The U.S.)". MTV Multiplayer.
  6. ^ "Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth". GameRankings. Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Good Game stories - Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth & Doctor Who: Return to Earth". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 29 November 2010.

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