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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

MobyRank MobyScore
Amiga
91
3.9
FM Towns
...
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DOS
85
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 THIS. IS. SPA...AAARMAGEDDON!
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 Starting a new game
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis Creating a deity.

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

CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1991 97 out of 100 97
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Play SNES Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
Top Secret Amiga Apr, 1992 4 out of 5 80
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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