Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Critic Score User Score
Windows
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Sharp X68000
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4.0
Atari ST
93
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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 Starting a new game
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Genesis Game options
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Atari ST Title screen.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Desert environment - a nice break from the standard fertile land

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

The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Top Secret Amiga Jul, 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

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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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