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Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

aka: Two Tribes: Populous II

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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.

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Credits (Amiga version)

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Designed By
  • Bullfrog Productions Ltd
Programmed By
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Sound Fx
Levels Designed By
Assistant Producer
Product Management
Technical Assistance
Cover Art
Manual Layout
  • Fox
Game Testers
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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

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  • MobyGames ID: 1727


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by brickbat.

Windows added by Picard. FM Towns added by Infernos. Amiga added by Johnny "ThunderPeel2001" Walker. Macintosh added by Kabushi. Atari ST, Sharp X68000, PC-98, Genesis, SNES added by Terok Nor.

Additional contributors: Cochonou, Alaka, Patrick Bregger, Jo ST.

Last modified February 27th, 2023.