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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

MobyRank MobyScore
PC-98
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Genesis
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3.5
Atari ST
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4.2
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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 Genesis Creating a deity.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Game summary screen
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS THIS. IS. SPA...AAARMAGEDDON!
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis Main menu

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
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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