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Populous II continues the "god game" genre pioneered by Bullfrog's classic Populous. In PII, you're an unproven immortal who must fight your way through an entire pantheon of Greek gods, each with his or her own strategy and attacks, and ultimately enter into a showdown with Zeus himself.

The gameplay mechanics are similar to Populous, but PII features a wider array of spells, digitized sound, and high-resolution graphics to give the spell effects extra punch. Multiplayer is supported via serial link and dial-up.


Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Option screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Title screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Power over the people.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Playing God.

Alternate Titles

  • "Two Tribes: Populous II" -- Genesis title

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Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
Amiga Format Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Power Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Action Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft 1993 86 out of 100 86
Micro News Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Top Secret Jul, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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  • Amiga Joker
    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Strategical of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Strategy Game in 1992
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Strategy Game in 1991
  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #8 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419) added Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (Amiga) on Feb 02, 2004
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