Almost there! Less than 100 games needed to reach our MobyGoal of 1,500 documented arcade titles!

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
Sharp X68000
Not an American user?


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 Amiga Option screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Creating a new deity
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

Alternate Titles

  • "Populous II: Two Tribes" -- Genesis title

Part of the Following Groups

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
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
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
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play SNES Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
Top Secret Amiga Apr, 1992 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1994 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) DOS Mar, 1993 76 out of 100 76


There are currently no topics for this game.



  • 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

Contributed to by Picard (29313), brickbat (135), Infernos (6262), Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker (419), Kabushi (121977) and Terok Nor (18430)