As the offspring of almighty Zeus, you demand a seat among the gods. But before ascending to the top of Mt. Olympus, you must first defeat some of the most powerful deities in the Greek pantheon. Such a task would be impossible for a puny mortal, but you wield the raw power of the universe in your hands, for you are destined to become a god! Learn to shatter the sky with lightning and shower the earth with fire. Summon heroes to aid your people, and plagues to destroy the enemy. Call forth tornadoes, hurricanes, tidal waves, and columns of flame.
The second installment of Bullfrog's Populous series follows the path set by its predecessor and remains one of the greatest god-games ever created. Populous 2: Trials of the Olympian Gods vastly improves the formula by adding new spells, better quality sound and graphics, and a character development system that allows you to customize your divine powers in any way you want. You really can’t go wrong with a game where you can kill gods, obliterate entire continents, and strike down upon the infidels with great vengeance and furious anger. Just as Peter Molyneux, those things simply never get old.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard.
Minimum system requirements (Mac): OS X 10.6.8 or later. Processor: Intel Core Duo 2GHz+, Memory: 1GB of RAM, Graphics: 64MB of video memory, Recommended two-button mouse, or Apple mouse with Secondary Button / Secondary Click enabled.
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Posted on 2011-11-17 07:53:13 by Harzzach:
While Populous 1 is a milestone and a classic of its own, Populous 2 is in every aspect the better game. Higher resolutions, better graphics, better defined interface, more god powers, more strategies, more, MOAR!!
No, seriously. If you have to choose between Populous 1 and 2, choose the latter. If not, get both. The first for educational purposes (look, this game happened whenread more Molyneux was AWESOME!) and much gameplay fun, the second for funnier and better gameplay fun.
So, whatever you do, you do nothing wrong! You're a god, remember? :)
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Posted on 2011-11-17 10:47:55 by Numbers:
Populous one set groundwork for God-Games while the second part was ground breaking in terms of options. Large array of spells (Close to 25) and effects as well as an RPG aspect of building your own god was amazing. It was an upgrade to the first game in every regard.
It features over 999 levels and a good selection of summonable Greek-Roman Gods. The game also came with a Dataread more Disk - The Challenges which was more Asian themed, but it's up to GoG to up it up there.
All GoG needs to do is release Powermonger - the cheery on top of God-Gaming ice cream.
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Posted on 2011-11-17 07:35:13 by Binni:
This one was the best in the series and a watermark for other god games along with SimCity 2000.
However I really feel GOG and EA should have bundled 1+2 together. I'll be waiting for the discount.
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