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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

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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 DOS Today your opponent is...
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 Powerful storm in a jungle environment
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Poseidon wrecking havoc!

Alternate Titles

  • "Populous II: Two Tribes" -- 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

Info Amiga Apr, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91 Genesis Jan 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play SNES Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 86 out of 100 86
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80


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  • 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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