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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.


Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Option screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Create your God.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Limit your enemy's population growth by destroying the "living space"
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Power over the people.

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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

Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
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) DOS Feb, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play SNES Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 76 out of 100 76


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    • Issue 02/1993 – Best Strategical of 1992 (Readers' Vote)
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    • Issue 01/1993– #2 Best Strategy Game in 1992
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    • Issue 02/1992 – Best Strategy Game in 1991
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    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #8 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

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