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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
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4.0
FM Towns
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SNES
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3.6
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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 THIS. IS. SPA...AAARMAGEDDON!
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Option screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game help for Fire Column (low-res mode)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis Game options

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)

The Press Says

The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 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
Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Top Secret Amiga Jul, 1992 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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