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Populous : The Beginning

by Sold Out Software
Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
 Ages 12 and Over
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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  • Action strategy game that lets you control nature
  • 25 different worlds with beautiful 3D real-time environments
  • Annihilate enemies with spells such as lightning, tornadoes, and earthquakes
  • Transform your worlds by shaping the land and sea, and commanding its inhabitants
  • For 1 to 4 players, via Internet, LAN or modem


Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows 2000 / 98 / NT / Me / XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B0000CFU7L
  • Release Date: 26 Sept. 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 30,280 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Experience the action-strategy game that puts the awesome powers of nature in your hands. Enforce your omnipotent influence over fantastic 3D worlds. Wield your divine power to convert wild men to your cause or cast them down in a hail of fire and brimstone. Behold the breathtaking landscapes from your seat in the heavens, or zoom in close for spectacular views of the cataclysm. Build your forces, annihilate the non-believers, and become ruler of the almighty universe in Populous: The Beginning.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pre-Black and White... 26 May 2004
Fans of Black "Equalivelent to Kevin Costner's waterworld in that it's over budget and over produced" and White will probaly enjoy populous.
The idea is to build a small (or large) community, with various buildings, train up soldiers and, led by your magic-casting Sharman, attack another town whose doing the same as you. Strangly addictive, this kept me occupied for a good few weeks when i brought it, but be warned, it gets hard.
p.s. It does work on XP, i've had no problems at all.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The dog's ........ 9 May 2005
By R LORD
I'm 40 shortly, I've never paid more that £5 for a pc game, and Populous has been a year's fun frustration and as much adrenalin as you can have on a PC. It's dead simple and as complex as you like, a real tussle to get to the end. Cracking game as long as you don't expect 2005 graphics, best £5 I ever spent, except buying the beers for me and S. 10 years ago....
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Populous The Beginning 23 Sept. 2003
Populous the beginning is by far one of the best strategy games ever, combining tactical fighting with some excellent spells to totally demolish the opposition. What made this game stand out to me is the depth of it. Populous has all the things a basic strategy game needs and mixes in different transport, loads of spells, the ability to learn new spells and a nasty group of opponents.
All in all this is a must-have game if you have a PC and are into games like age of the empires, but you just want a bit more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best game ever ANDI AM AN EXTREME GAMER 30 May 2008
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
best game ever i played it about six or seven years ago but i upgraded pc so it wouldnt work! :( best game buy it now

i will buy it when it is back in stock
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool game!!! 9 Jan. 2005
One of Bullfrog's greatest game, and one of my favourite games!! In this game you act as a Shaman, you contorl your people by making them build huts, warrior training huts, boats huts etc, then you train them to be warriors. The most amount of followers in your tribe that you are allowed is 200. You as a Shaman can cast spells on your enemy tribe i.e. lightning, earthquake, swarm of bees and many more!! Eventually once you have a big enough army go forward and kill all the other tribes and their Shamans that betrayed you!!!
Master 25-levels to eventually complete the game. Graphics are excellent, do some people don't agree and the gameplay is even better! A VERY well recommended game that you should most defintely buy or you will SERIOUSLY regret it!!!
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