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Populous (Atari ST)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari ST release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.9
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.4
Overall MobyScore (11 votes) 4.0

The Press Says

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Atari ST User
I can't think of any other game which has grabbed me as hard as Populous. It has everything and I find it very hard to think of any criticism of the product.
ST Format
Fancy playing the greatest role of all time? Then play God in Populous. The greater your population, the more power you can use to terraform land to your own advantage. But it's not all one-sided - your opposition has similar abilities. You can even play a friend via modem. Eight land types and thousands of worlds to explore.
Power Play
Fazit: Wer “Populous“ noch nicht hat, bringt sich um den Genuß, eines der besten Spiele zu besitzen.
ST Format
Populous was hailed as a classic when it appeared a couple of years ago. Those doing the hailing were absolutely right. its easy to use but tough to play and it draws you in. The power of being a god is too much to resist. If you haven't got Populous, now is the perfect time to rectify this. How ever, with Populous 2 now out you might want to spend the extra - look at our review on page 30 to see how far it's come. Buy one of them - at least! - and achieve immortality.