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7.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 438 ratings
  1. 10 (67)
  2. 9 (83)
  3. 8 (153)
  4. 7 (77)
  5. 6 (24)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (6)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (8)

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  • User Rating 9.3

    Rated on July 04, 2004 by Ummagumma

    Populous set Bullfrog and Peter Molyneux on the road to gaming superstardom. It is an extremely witty, clever game that becomes highly addictive as you take on just one more level. And then one more...

    16 out of 17 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    Lets you be a God who can build a civilization and destroy his enemies with earthquakes,volcanoes,floods.

    Rated on October 29, 2010 by ZanarkandTidus

    In Populous,you'll play as a God and the objective of the game is to build flat land(you can raise or lower land),so your people can build homes,castles which increased your God's mana.When your God h...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 6.7

    One of a kind. Not for the faint of heart.

    Rated on August 14, 2007 by DroidSmuggler

    Populous for the Sega Genesis is easily one of the most memorable games I've ever played, and I never actually spent all that much time with it. The main reason? This game is hard. Not inaccessible...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.7

    The original immersive god game?

    Rated on October 24, 2006 by Tybalt7

    Populous was the first in depth god game I really remember, it was great fun. You controlled a small island with a small population and had to compete against another god, with his own population, ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    Playing God Has Never Been So Much Fun!!

    Rated on April 02, 2006 by KillAllPopStars

    I got Populous when it was first released, and I was hooked from the second I started playing it. Over the years, I had abandoned this game(as well as most of my other SNES games) in pursuit of bigger...

    6 out of 6 found this review helpful.