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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 DOS Intro
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Main menu
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game help is available for all your "divine interventions" (hi-res mode)

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

ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1992 985 out of 1000 98
The One for Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
The One for ST Games Atari ST Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Power Play DOS Jan, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Macintosh Aug, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Amiga Action Amiga Feb, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Play Time DOS Mar, 1993 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
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jan, 1993 85 out of 100 85

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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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