DOS - 1989
Also released on: Genesis - SEGA Master System - Amiga - Atari ST
Description of Populous
Populous (aka ポピュラス外伝, ポピュラス) is a video game published in 1989 on DOS by Electronic Arts, Inc.. It's a strategy game, set in a managerial, real-time and rts themes, and was also released on Genesis, SEGA Master System, Amiga and Atari ST.
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Comments and reviews
KC 2018-08-31 0 point DOS version
The game seems to work, but it asks for a password, I can not get past the password. I guess I will try POP.BAT as someone suggested. But I don't know why that would bypass a password. I am on a Mac using Boxer.
Kyle P 2017-07-16 0 point
Great! But the SNES version is bar none the best version! Still, Thank you very very much for uploading this! I loved this game growing up!
zxthehedgehog 2016-06-14 1 point DOS version
For those who cannot get the program running:
Open the POP.BAT file, not POPULOUS.EXE.
FoNUS 2016-04-10 1 point Amiga version
Try the Amiga version with a decent emulator.
Works for Me.
Giant Squidy 2016-01-31 0 point DOS version
As another poster has mentioned, I can only run the keyboard editor, but not the POPULOUS.EXE file with DOSBox. Also, this game is currently on GOG, is this correlated?
Planet 2016-01-23 0 point DOS version
edit pop.bat to say populous vga adlib sound : it sounds better :D
ShunFu Jin 2015-03-31 -1 point DOS version
I couldn't get it to work in DOSbox... They keyboard setup program works, but not the populous.exe ...
Hoodrich 2014-09-02 0 point DOS version
I bought this game on origin and I couldn't even activate. Now I had it for free and it works.
Angie Diego 2013-09-03 0 point DOS version
The gog.com download is not free, so why is it there? This site is supposed to be about freeware
Mary 2013-06-06 2 points DOS version
Can someone please put the manual. I can't get through the verification check.
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Share your gamer memories, give useful links or comment anything you'd like. This game is no longer abandonware, we won't put it back online.
Populous is available for a small price on the following websites, and is no longer abandonware. GoG.com provides the best release and does not include DRM, please buy from them! You can read our online store guide .
Populous was also released on the following systems:
SEGA Master System
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