War for Survival

From Populous Wiki

Level 01: "The Journey Begins"
Level 13: "Aerial Bombardment"
Level 16: "Bloodlust"
Level 21: "Fractured Earth"

Populous: War for Survival is a Populous 3 single player campaign with 25 original levels, created by user:Blackshepp. The levels unlock random spells as you go, but its not always linear as in The Beginning, making it much harder and spell/building restricted. The levels are usually quite hard, meant for experienced players. Your tribe's color is a strange grey instead of blue, which makes it harder sometimes (especially in planets against the Chumara). There is no language file, and uses no messages. Also, the level titles are from The Beginning. This campaign has some of the most challenging Populous levels created.


Populous: War for Survival

Made by: Blackshepp

Difficulty: average+ to very hard


It’s a pack of 25 original levels. They have no storyline, no dialog boxes about the level, and no original titles. Your tribe is grey, and levels have many spell restrictions, making them harder. Expect some of the hardest levels on this campaign.


Well made scripts will ensure challenging but fun levels. Some new ideas are introduced in this campaign. You will need to have good building skill, and have a fast pacing gameplay in order to defeat many of this levels. Tricks such as dismantle and upgrade are a must here.

PopWfS team

user:Blackshepp - General idea, Levels Editing, Scripting, levels tester.

List of levels

Populous: War for Survival

01- The Journey Begins

02- Night Falls

03- Crisis of Faith

04- Combined Forces

05- Death from Above

06- Building Bridges

07- Unseen Enemy

08- Continental Divide

09- Fire in the Mist

10- From the Depths

11- Treacherous Souls

12- An Easy Target

13- Aerial Bombardment

14- Attacked from all Sides

15- Incarcerated

16- Bloodlust

17- Middle Ground

18- Head Hunter

19- Unlikely Allies

20- Archipelago

21- Fractured Earth

22- Solo

23- Inferno

24- Journey's End

25- The Beginning

Related Links

Download PopWfV at: Divinity cloud. It's called "Populous: War for Survival".

Mirror Download Link

You can find a full playthrough on youtube at: War for Survival playthrough.

Another playthrough with commentary

Age of Chaos  • Tikal's Journey  • Katara's Voyage  • Anniversary  • JC Levels  • Original Worlds  • War for Survival  • The Order System  • Countdown Challenge  • Path of the GodChosen  • Another Journey  • Odd Worlds  • The Summoning I  • The Summoning II  • Forge of Fates  • Tower Defense  • The Rescue  • Mini Games  • Devil Worlds  • Race Challenge