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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 Full-screen view in hi-res mode
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Playing God.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Desert environment - a nice break from the standard fertile land
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Today your opponent is...

Promo Images

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art

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

Play Time Amiga Feb, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Total! (Germany) SNES Jul, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
Amiga Power Amiga Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Play Time Atari ST Apr, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga May, 1993 Unscored Unscored
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1992 Unscored Unscored

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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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