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  • Summary: The PC classic Populous makes its way to the Nintendo DS featuring 50 single player missions and four player mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 3 out of 20
  1. This game won't only entertain retro-fans, it is very motivating, because of the increasing difficulty level. Join the fight of the gods!
  2. The DS version of the classic Populous title is a nice trip down memory lane, but lacks the complexity and ease of control found with the original.
  3. 71
    This DS remake accurately reproduces the strategy of the original and adds a few modern graphical flourishes, but it definitely feels dated.
  4. Populous fans may want to find another platform to relive their memories.
  5. It is a shame they had not taken advantage of the opportunity to revive one of the classic PC strategy games, to improve on it and add it some more game options, which would have made it a recommended game not just for nostalgic gamers but also for newcomers.
  6. The sad effects of aging in all their glory. Populous used to crack top ten games lists in 1990. Populous DS isn't even one of the top ten games this issue.
  7. 20
    Populous should not have been re-released - remade and updated most definitely, but not merely re-released.

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  1. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    This game have good mechanics. It's simple and fun. Plain terrain to which your people can Build and Expand. Or attack the enemies terrain and buildings. The objective? Win the Apocalypse in the end of each stage: a war between the peoples to rest only your people. The magics of this game are very cool. And the 5 gods and the 5 demons are all very cool too. Are many themes to play, in fantasy scenarios, medieval, sci-fi, Arabian nights and many more. It's fun. Have a progressive difficulty. And a long life to play.
    I recommend.
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