Chronology of god video games

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This is a comprehensive index of god games, sorted chronologically. Information regarding date of release, developer, platform, setting and notability is provided when available. The table can be sorted by clicking on the small boxes next to the column headings.


Video game platforms
AMI Commodore Amiga
ARC Acorn Archimedes
AQUA Mattel Aquarius
C64 Commodore 64
CPC Amstrad CPC
DS Nintendo DS
DUO TurboDuo
GB Game Boy
GEN Sega Genesis / Sega Mega Drive
GCN Nintendo GameCube
INT Intellivision
iPhone iPhone
LIN Linux
MAC Macintosh / Mac OS
MOBI Mobile phone
N64 Nintendo 64
PC98 NEC PC-9801
PCE TurboGrafx-16 / PC Engine
PET Commodore PET
PS1 PlayStation / PSone
PSN PlayStation Network
SCD Sega Mega-CD
SMS Sega Master System
SNES Super NES / Super Famicom
ST Atari ST
TRS80 TRS-80
VC Virtual Console (Wii)
Wii Wii
WIN Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10
WIN3X Windows 3.x
WIN9X Windows 9x
X360 Xbox 360
X68K Sharp X68000
ZX ZX Spectrum


Year Title Developer Setting Platform Notes
1978 Santa Paravia en Fiumaccio George Blank Historical APPII, PET, TRS80 First appeared in the December 1978 issue of SoftSide magazine for the Radio Shack TRS-80.
1982 Utopia Don Daglow Contemporary AQUA, INT
1983 Nobunaga's Ambition Koei Historical AMI, DOS, GB, GEN, MSX, NES, PC88, PC98, SNES First title in the series.
1985 Little Computer People David Crane Contemporary AMI, APPII, C64, CPC, ST, ZX
1985 Romance of the Three Kingdoms Koei Historical DOS, FM7, MSX, AMI, NES, PC88, PC98, SNES, WS, X1 First title in the series.
1986 Alter Ego Peter J. Favaro Contemporary APPII, C64, DOS, MAC, iPhone
1989 Populous Bullfrog Fantasy AMI, ARC, DOS, DS, GB, GEN, MAC, PC98, PCE, SMS, SNES, ST, X68K
1990 SimEarth: The Living Planet Maxis Nature AMI, DUO, DOS, MAC, PCE, SCD, SNES, WIN, X68K
1990 Powermonger Bullfrog Fantasy AMI, DOS, GEN, MAC, PC98, SCD, SNES, ST
1990 ActRaiser Quintet Fantasy MOBI, SNES, VC Hybrid with side-scrolling platform game.
1991 Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods Bullfrog Fantasy AMI, DOS, GEN, MAC, PC98, SNES, ST Sequel to Populous.
1991 Mega Lo Mania (a.k.a. Tyrants: Fight Through Time) Sensible Fantasy AMI, DOS, GEN, SNES, ST
1992 SimLife: The Genetic Playground Maxis Nature AMI, DOS, MAC, WIN3X The player controls the evolution of creatures.
1992 Genesia: Microids AMI, The player controls the settling of a frontier land.
1994 Magic Carpet Bullfrog Fantasy DOS, PS1, PS3 The player controls a wizard capable of altering the levels terrain.
1994 Fortress F1 Fantasy AMI
1996 Afterlife LucasArts Fantasy DOS, MAC, WIN9X
1996 Creatures Creature Labs Fantasy WIN, MAC
1997 Dungeon Keeper Bullfrog Fantasy DOS, WIN9X, WIN First title in the series.
1997 Dungeon Keeper: The Deeper Dungeons Bullfrog Fantasy WIN Expansion to Dungeon Keeper.
1997 Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life Crossover Nature WIN A simulation of species evolution.
1998 Creatures 2 Creature Labs Fantasy WIN Sequel to Creatures.
1998 Populous: The Beginning Bullfrog Fantasy PS1, PSN, WIN Sequel to Populous II: Trials of the Olympian Gods.
1999 Creatures 3 Creature Labs Fantasy WIN, LIN Sequel to Creatures.
1999 Doshin the Giant Param, Nintendo Fantasy GCN, N64
1999 Dungeon Keeper 2 Bullfrog Fantasy WIN Sequel to Dungeon Keeper.
2000 Kyojin no Doshin Kaihō Sensen Chibikko Chikko Daishūgō Param Fantasy N64 Expansion to Doshin the Giant.
2000 Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim Cyberlore Fantasy LIN, MAC, WIN
2001 Black & White Lionhead Fantasy MAC, WIN First title in the series.
2001 Docking Station Creature Labs Fantasy WIN, LIN Sequel to Creatures
2001 Startopia Mucky Foot Productions Sci-Fi WIN A space station sim.
2002 Black & White: Creature Isle Lionhead Fantasy MAC, WIN Expansion to Black & White.
2005 Black & White 2 Lionhead Fantasy OSX, WIN Sequel to Black & White.
2006 Viva Piñata Rare Fantasy WIN, X360 A simulation where players manage a garden to attract and mate piñata animals.
2006 Black & White 2: Battle of the Gods Lionhead Fantasy OSX, WIN Expansion to Black & White 2.
2006 Slaves to Armok: God of Blood Chapter II: Dwarf Fortress Bay 12 Games Fantasy LIN, OSX, WIN Build fortress in a dynamic fantasy simulator.
2008 Spore Maxis Nature/Sci-Fi OSX, WIN, iPhone Simulates the life and evolution of species from a cell to a space civilization in a fictional galaxy.
2009 Majesty 2: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim 1C:Ino-Co Fantasy OSX, WIN Sequel to Majesty: The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.
2011 From Dust Ubisoft, Eric Chahi Nature X360, WIN, PSN Nature simulation game where players control and model nature in order to save a human tribe from extinction.
2013 Reus Abbey Games Nature/Fantasy WIN A 2D God Game where you control nature giants to balance human progression.
2014 Godus 22cans Fantasy Windows, OSX, iPhone, Android Spiritual successor to Populous.
2014 Reprisal Universe Electrolyte Fantasy Windows, OSX Tribute to Populous.
2015 War for the Overworld Subterranean Games Fantasy Windows, OSX, Linux Spiritual successor to Dungeon Keeper 2.
TBA The Universim Crytivo Games Sci-Fi PC A kickstarter funded god game where you control the development of a civilization from the stone age to the space age.