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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 In-game help is available for all your "divine interventions" (hi-res mode)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Default game world view in hi-res mode
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS When it comes to settlements, this is as good as it gets
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Starting a new game

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 Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 94 out of 100 94
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Top Secret Amiga Jul, 1992 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 76 out of 100 76

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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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