Populous is an old game but so much fun to play, hereby I present to you Populous 3 The Beginning and Undiscovered Worlds both in a single package.
The very first Populous game got released in 1989 for DOS, popular ever since they made the first Windows version with Populous 3. Populous 3 The Beginning including Undiscovered Worlds gives you quite some levels/challenges to complete. The version I uploaded covers the latest versions plus graphical enhancements and a 3D map. Hope you guys enjoy it, it’s hella fun to play!
Populous 3 The Beginning allows the player to directly control the action of followers, by ordering them to build structures or attack enemies. In the campaign, the player must fight the opposing Dakini, Matak and Chumara tribes for dominion over the solar system. Enemy tribes also have shamans, and later levels have all three tribes on one world. Whilst the objective is always to eliminate all of the members of the other tribes, there are often specific ways this can be achieved — sometimes the player must use spells gained from worship at special ‘artefacts’, such as stone heads or “Vaults of Knowledge”; in other cases, the player only needs to overwhelm the enemies with superior numbers. The game has no formal resource management; new units are created automatically at houses, and training new warriors costs nothing except mana. Only wood from trees is required to build new structures.
The game is played from a 3D third person perspective with the camera at a variable height and capable of rotating 360°, enabling the player to quickly move across the planet’s terrain, which is actually a real projective plane rather than a usual sphere; on maps where there is no fog of war, players can see what opponents are doing at any time. Extensive support for 3D acceleration enables the player to view the game in 16-bit or 32-bit colour. The landscape and real-time structure building and follower movement are also shown.
Intended to supplement the multiplayer aspect of Populous: The Beginning, Bullfrog released an expansion, Populous: The Beginning – Undiscovered Worlds. The add-on offered twelve new single-player and twelve multiplayer levels, with a continuation of the storyline begun in the previous game. The player takes on the role of a new shaman, who must restore peace to the solar system. Note: The expansion is included in the download links!
Included a “README – INSTALL.txt” file to exclude issues during installation.