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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 SNES Main Menu
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS THIS. IS. SPA...AAARMAGEDDON!
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game help for Fire Column (low-res mode)
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Intro continued

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Top Secret Amiga Apr, 1992 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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