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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 Game options
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Amiga Option 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 DOS In-game shot

Promo Images

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Other
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Concept Art
Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Magazine Advertisement Part 1
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

Amiga Computing Amiga Mar, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Amiga Format Amiga Jan, 1992 95 out of 100 95
Atari ST User Atari ST May, 1992 95 out of 100 95
ST Action Atari ST Mar, 1993 94 out of 100 94
Sega-16.com Genesis Jan 04, 2010 9 out of 10 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
Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft DOS 1993 82 out of 100 82
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1993 81 out of 100 81

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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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