Carl Williams writes, "Sure, today playing god in a game is nothing new. We have plenty of options if this is your one and only goal in your electronic entertainment. Back in the late 80’s and early 90’s though, options were much more limited. Populous took the idea of a sandbox game, mixed in plenty of “god like” elements and let loose on computers. Fans ate it up. Bullfrog and Electronic Arts, when they were not totally evil, did their best to port Populous to as many platforms as possible."