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Populous: The Beginning

a.k.a. Populous 3

published by Electronic Arts in 1998, developed by Bullfrog, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Fantasy, God game
series: Populous
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
languages: eng ger
4.2/5

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Populous was created by grandmaster Peter Molyneux. But he left Bullforg before this game was made. The question is: was Bullfrog able to recreate the magic of the populous games in it's third installment without it's idealizer?

Fortunately, the answer is yes. They did a great job, and completely remade the series. Gone in the simple top-down view of the previews games. Now, it's a virtually fully scalable 3D world that can be miraculously terraformed just like the old days, but with infinitely better graphics and effects.

A great game, extremely recommend to any strategy game player.
# 2001-04-15 00:54:03
Technical specs
display: raster, textured polygons (mixed)
Editor note
Populous 3 had Undiscovered Worlds downloadable (free?) add-on released at some point.
# 2008-10-10 15:00:42
External reviews (3) - average: 78.3% - median: 83%
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Génération 4 (83-138)fr1171998-124/666%
IGN1999*8.6/1086%
PC Playerde721998-1283/10083%
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Populous: The Beginning in-game screen.
Populous: The Beginning (Windows)
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