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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 Amiga Playing God.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis This land needs lowering.
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"

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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

Info Amiga Apr, 1992 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
CU Amiga Amiga Dec, 1991 97 out of 100 97
Amiga Format Amiga 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
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Nov, 1993 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 90 out of 100 90
High Score Macintosh Aug, 1994 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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