Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Critic Score User Score
FM Towns
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Genesis
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3.4
Amiga
91
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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 Creating a new deity
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Another kind of "death from above"
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Intro continued
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Today your opponent is...

Alternate Titles

  • "Two Tribes: Populous II" -- 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)

Critic Reviews

ST Format Atari ST Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 04, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Amiga 1993 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited SNES Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft Atari ST 1993 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Top Secret Amiga Jul, 1992 4 out of 5 80

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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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