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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 Default game world view in hi-res mode
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods SNES The SNES version is very close to the DOS original.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Casting a Fire Column
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Intro continued

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 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
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 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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