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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.


Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods SNES Title Screen
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods SNES The SNES version is very close to the DOS original.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods SNES Main Menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Two Tribes: Populous II" -- Genesis title

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Total! (Germany) Jul, 1994 1.25 out of 6 95
Power Play Apr, 1991 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Dec, 1993 8.5 out of 10 85
Video Games Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83


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  • 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

Terok Nor (23171) added Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods (SNES) on Apr 16, 2004
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