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Description

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.

Screenshots

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis This land needs lowering.
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 Genesis Viewing southern lands.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Full-screen view in hi-res mode

Promo Images

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art

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

The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1992 Unscored Unscored

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Trivia

Awards

  • 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

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