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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 SNES Title Screen
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game help is available for all your "divine interventions" (hi-res mode)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Power over the people.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Intro continued

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Prettier but not as much fun as the original DOS anton treuenfels (37)
Much better that its predecessor DOS Emanuele Ravasi (20)

Critic Reviews

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90 Genesis Jan 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 86 out of 100 86
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Video Games SNES Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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    • 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

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