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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 FM Towns Title screen
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods DOS When the bigger part of the world is conquered, mythological gods and monsters appear to ruin the lives of people regardless of their faith
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods FM Towns Intro
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods FM Towns Create your deity

Promo Images

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Screenshot
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Screenshot
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Screenshot

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

ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Jan, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Apr, 1992 11 out of 12 92
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Feb, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Mean Machines Genesis Sep, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Genesis Oct, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Video Games SNES Nov, 1993 83 out of 100 83
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Play Time Genesis Sep, 1993 80 out of 100 80
High Score Genesis Nov, 1993 4 out of 5 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Amiga Jun, 1993 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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