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DOS - 1989

Also available on: Amiga - Atari ST - Genesis

Alt name
Released in
United States
Managerial, RTS, Real-Time
Electronic Arts, Inc.
Bullfrog Productions, Ltd.
Isometric, Bird's-eye view
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.70
4.59 / 5 - 32 votes

Description of Populous

1989 saw the release of Populous (also known as ポピュラス) on the DOS system. A strategy game, created by Bullfrog Productions, Ltd. and distributed by Electronic Arts, Inc.. If you like managerial, real-time, rts, download, install and enjoy Populous!

Populous has the following addons available: Populous: The Promised Lands, Populous: The Final Frontier and Populous: World Editor, don't miss them!

Comments and reviews

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!

Sabbath 2016-12-01 0 point

Thank you for this game !!!

Noah McDaniel 2016-08-10 0 point

I'd like to try this game

zxthehedgehog 2016-06-14 0 point DOS version

For those who cannot get the program running:
Open the POP.BAT file, not POPULOUS.EXE.

FoNUS 2016-04-10 0 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 ...

bill 2015-02-25 0 point DOS version

dosent work on windows 7 64x bit

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.

Apollo 2014-04-04 0 point DOS version

Bummer deal all around. Shame on everyone.

Angie Diego 2013-09-03 0 point DOS version

Incompatible with newer windows, too. Fail.

Angie Diego 2013-09-03 0 point DOS version

The 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.

Frank 2012-12-27 0 point DOS version

still trying to download it :S

armchair rambo 2012-08-18 0 point DOS version

this game has always rocked...

Thomas R. McKee 2011-09-14 0 point DOS version


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