Abandonware DOS title


Bullfrog developed the DOS strategy game Populous in 1989. Populous is currently abandonware, runs on DOS and can be played in a isometric - 2.5D perspective in single player, multiplayer (LAN / local, Modem) modes. It's available for download.
Populous splash screen
Rating: 4.00
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Trouble running this game? Check out the F.A.Q.


All screenshots were taken by Abandonware DOS.
YouTube video courtesy of Squakenet.com.

Additional info

The 2001 game Black & White, also led by Molyneux, has been called the spiritual descendant of Populous.

An expansion pack called Populous: The Promised Lands was made available, which added five new types of landscape. In addition, another expansion disk called Populous: The Final Frontier added a single new landscape-type and was released as a cover disk for The One.

Populous was possibly one of the first games to use a non-linear level progression: the score for each game was calculated from the game statistics, for example the number of towns, the number of successful battles etc. Depending on the score the player could progress to a different world or level and quite typically jump five to ten levels forward each time.

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