Master Of Olympus: Zeus - PC

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Viewed: 2D Isometric, Scrolling Genre:
Strategy: God game
Media: CD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Sierra On-Line Soft. Co.: Sierra On-Line
Publishers: Sold Out (GB)
Vivendi (GB)
Sierra On-Line (GB)
Released: 15 Mar 2002 (GB)
9 Nov 2005 (GB)
Sept 2000 (GB)
Ratings: 3+
No Accessories: No Accessories


It’s true that there are a great, great number of God sims available across the field of home entertainment, but none more so than on PC. Although these games come under many different names and look different, there is no denying that every game within the genre is near identical in terms of gameplay. Next in the line up is Master of Olympus: Zeus.

Based around the stories of the Greek Gods, your essential task is to colonise the islands of Greece to the best of your ability. As a simulator, there are many variables to consider when making decisions throughout the game. There are natural hazards, public resentment, and invasions from neighbouring cities to name but a few. Zeus is typically an isometric scrolling simulator, perhaps because this offers the best control given the gameplay circumstances. To succeed in your quest as a leader, you must provide housing, hygiene, entertainment, culture, wages and food among others. As irrelevant as each variable may seem, it is just as important as any other element. You must combine all the features of Zeus together to reach your ultimate goal – to be the mightiest God in existence.

Zeus isn’t by any means a groundbreaking simulator, but it does put forward a new slant on the genre, in terms of religion, if nothing else.