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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 Genesis There, that's better.
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Poseidon wrecking havoc!
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS Starting a new game
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS In-game help for Fire Column (low-res mode)

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 Screenshot
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Magazine Advertisement Part 2

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 Amiga Games Amiga Dec, 1991 96 out of 100 96
Zero Amiga Dec, 1991 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Feb, 1992 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
Power Play Amiga Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Micro News Amiga Dec, 1991 17 out of 20 85
Video Games SNES Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1993 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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