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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 DOS Full-screen view in hi-res mode
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Main menu
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Today your opponent is...
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game shot

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 Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 85 out of 100 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82

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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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