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Game name Populous
First released on
Monday 5th of June 1989
Genres Real Time Strategy (RTS), Simulator, Strategy
Age ratings ESRB T (Violence)
Game modes Single player, Multiplayer
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts, Hudson Soft, Imagineer
Developer(s) Bullfrog Productions
Platform(s) DOS, Mac, Amiga, Genesis, Atari-ST, SMS, turbografx16, Acorn Archimedes, PC-98, Sharp X68000, SNES
Views 424 times
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Populous Summary

Miracles are child's play. Earthquakes are serious fun. The all-powerful can perform miracles in their sleep. But omnipotence isn't what it used to be. These days, it takes awesome natural disasters to dominate a world. You give them good land. You tell them when to farm and when to fight. You make them content beyond their wildest dreams. But then they become raging arsonists. What's a deity to do? Disasters are your divine prerogative - volcanoes, quakes, swamps. For stubborn non-believers, nothing beats a flood for spring cleaning. Cruel ice, lush grassland, parched desert... With 500 worlds, a deity's work is never done. Populous is the original god-game, a strategy title that lets you shape the isometric isometric world and the fates of its inhabitants. Be sure to check out one of Bullfrog's earliest classics, from the mind of Peter Molyneux!

Populous releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag North America Monday 5th of June 1989 Amiga
Flag Japan Friday 16th of March 1990 PC-98
Flag Japan Friday 23rd of March 1990 Sharp X68000
Flag Japan Sunday 16th of December 1990 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

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