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Average Player Score Based on 438 ratings
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)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Review Score:9.3

    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. And one more. Ad... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Populous

  • Review Score:9.3

    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. And one more. Ad... Read Full Review

    16 of 17 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9

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

    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 has a certain amount ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:6.7

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

    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. Just very challen... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.7

    The original immersive god game?

    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, as you made life bet... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.2

    Playing God Has Never Been So Much Fun!!

    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 and better gaming v... Read Full Review

    6 of 6 users found the following review helpful