Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods

Original Platforms: DOS, Amiga

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods is a sandbox “god” game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1991 for the Amiga.

Year1993
GenreStrategy
Rating4

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PublisherElectronic Arts
DeveloperBullfrog Productions
OS supportedWindows XP, 2000 & Windows 7, MacOS X 10.6+
Updated22 October 2019
TAGSamiga original game classical antiquity fantasy god game management multiplayer mythology real-time

Game Review

Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods is a sandbox “god” game developed by Bullfrog Productions and published by Electronic Arts (EA) in 1991 for the Amiga.

It has since been ported to several other platforms including Atari ST, SNES, MAC, and Windows. This is the sequel to the original Populous also created by Bullfrog and published by EA.

Populous II takes place on a backdrop of Greek Mythology. You play as one of Zeus’ many mortal children. Because everyone knows Zeus doesn’t know how to keep it in his pants. Like many of his children, you’re angry at Zeus and your goal is to battle your way through all the gods and take him down. Battling across multiple maps, you will have to amass followers and become strong enough to defeat the gods. Much like the first one, you need to alter the landscape to make it more livable for your followers and allow them to build and multiply. Populous II allows you to use a larger array of god powers to kill the opposing god’s followers and destroy their cities. You can also endow one of your followers with the power of the gods and have them do your bidding.

During battles, once 75% of the map has been taken over by either side, mythological creatures will come out to join the fight. You’ll see things like the mighty Colossus and deadly Medusa. The arrival of these monsters signifies that it’s time to wrap things up because you can’t kill them. Populous II features 1000 maps, though particularly successful victories will allow you to skip over certain maps.

Just as successful as the first, Populous II won several awards and high scores. It’s definitely a game you can spend a lot of time on because it is not short on levels and things to do. If you want to feel like a god, try your hand at this.

Review by: Tasha
Published: 31 July 2018, 6:30 pm


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Download Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods - Amiga Version

Amiga version 1.3 - Language: EN - Size: 7.82 Mb

Amiga version 1.3 - Language: EN - Size: 6.19 Mb


Download Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods - DOS Version

DOS version 1.1 - Language: EN - Size: 3.70 Mb

DOS version 1.1b - Language: EN - Size: 5.39 Mb


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