Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Critic Score User Score
Amiga
91
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FM Towns
...
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DOS
84
3.7
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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 Intro
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Desert environment - a nice break from the standard fertile land
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Today your opponent is...

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

Info Amiga Apr, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play SNES Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
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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