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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Critic Score User Score
Genesis
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Amiga
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3.9
Sharp X68000
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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 When the bigger part of the world is conquered, mythological gods and monsters appear to ruin the lives of people regardless of their faith
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Powerful storm in a jungle environment
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Winning stats
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Default game world view in hi-res mode

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

CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1991 97 out of 100 97
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80

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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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