As the God of your tribe you must protect and lead your people to victory over the other three competing tribes. Flatten the land so your peasants can find space to build settlements, and with the power that they give to you rain down disasters on your enemies' heads.

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What's New

Version 2.0.4

- fix for display problems on iPhone Pluses and iPad Pros

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Still need work to make it playable on Plus


Yep still does not play in landscape mode on the iPhone 7 Plus, this makes the game difficult to play. I would happily give it a five star rating if I can play it on my phone. I remember the old Populous game from my Amiga good days, and jumped at the chance to get this game.

Not populous

Bippi the impaler

Really really not what I was hoping when I searched for populous

Good game, not yet great


This is a fun, good game with a lot of potential if the developer keeps polishing it. It has good bones but lacks sparkle.

The core mechanic of raining down horrors on your enemies and prospering your tribe works very well. The graphics are so-so but they communicate what's happening. The controls are mostly natural.

The "tutorial" levels are chaotic and undifferentiated. It would have been far better to start with colors isolated on their own islands to give new players a chance to experiment safely. The free-for-all chaos at the start of a level makes for more intense gameplay, but you'd expect the "very easy" levels to hold your hand a bit more. The difference between "very easy" and "hard" is subtle, not pronounced (more active enemy AI, I think?)

One frustrating problem that bites you repeatedly is that you can't scroll beyond the level boundaries. When you're trying to flatten land on the edge of the map, frequently the bottom edge, you end up with accidental volcanoes instead, because the buttons are in the way.

It would help a lot if landscape changes could be animated somehow. It's tricky to see what you're doing, and a bit of visual feedback for shaping the ground would help.

I've spent a few hours playing this, and will likely spend more. I hope it keeps being upgraded!


Sean O'Connor
20.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2010 Sean O'Connor


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