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6.9 out of 10

Populous DS

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Overall 6
6.0

Populous DS [import]

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Classic god game returns, Nice stylus controls, Looks good on top screen
  • Cons: Limited power selection, Ugly touch screen visuals, Too much land-flattening
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Populous DS (Nintendo DS) Review

Cubed³
10 August 2009

Populous DS

Games Asylum
7 August 2009
  • Excerpt: EA asked Japanese developer Genki to bring Populous to the DS for the Japanese market, but have ditched it by the wayside for the western world, leaving Rising Star to pick up the pieces. I don’t know about you, but my warning bells always ring when a publisher won’t even touch one of their own games. It’s like a parent trying to disown an ugly child.
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Overall 5
5.0

Populous

Thunderbolt Games
8 July 2009
  • Excerpt: For many gamers over a certain age, the mere mention of Populous will bring a glaze of whimsical reminiscence to their eyes. Peter Molyneux’s seminal god-sim launched an entire genre, with dozens of imitators spawned over the two decades since its initial release. Re-launched last year for the Nintendo DS (a platform not exactly short of strategy/puzzle games), Populous was twenty years old last month, so how does it fare against modern competition?
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Overall 10
10

Populous DS Review

Vooks
17 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Really old games are always better if you never go back and play them again. A tint of nostalgia washes away any and all blemishes, and you’ll only remember the good times you had with a game. I sort of wish I played Populous as a kid. I always wanted to, but never did. Populous is a name held in some sort of reverence; it’s a classic, and it was one of pioneers of the God-Game genre.
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NDS Preview - 'Populous DS'

WorthPlaying
27 March 2009
  • Summary: Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. XSEED is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.
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Overall 8
7.9

NDS Review - 'Populous DS'

WorthPlaying
27 March 2009
  • Summary: Populous is considered one of the first games in the strategy/god games genre since its conception on the Amiga in the late 80s. XSEED is bringing the classic back on the NDS making use of the dual screen, new god powers and multiplayer for up to 4 players.
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Nintendo DS Review: Populous DS

Video Games Reloaded
11 March 2009
  • Summary: Can Populous be fun 20 years later on the DS? Not exactly.
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Populous Review

GameSpot
25 November 2008
  • Excerpt: Populous deserves its place in the history books. The Bullfrog god sim was revolutionary back in 1989, a genre-changing masterpiece that altered the landscape for strategy gaming in more ways than one. But it's probably better left as a memory. This remake for the Nintendo DS is an exercise in nostalgia that will be enjoyed only by old-timers who experienced the original in all its late-'80s glory.
  • Pros: Different level themes liven up gameplay, Sharp, intuitive stylus controls
  • Cons: Simplistic, repetitive gameplay
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Overall 6
6.0

Populous DS

GamesRadar
24 November 2008
  • Pros: Classic god game returns, Nice stylus controls, Looks good on top screen
  • Cons: Limited power selection, Ugly touch screen visuals, Too much land-flattening
  • Read full review
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