Prepare to be tempted, mesmerized and thrilled, become the Overlord, how corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation. Your actions impact the game world. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic?
User reviews: Very Positive (850 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2007

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November 27

The Steam Exploration Sale!

Attention: Minions!

Now the carnage has subsided since your pumpkin exploits at Halloween it's time to cause havoc once more.

Word from the Netherworld is that a great sale has besieged these lands, and as a result the entire Overlord series is currently available at some cut down prices.

Want to cause some mayhem? Find a mistress to keep you warm this winter, or perhaps you want to raid the pumpkin fields like the sprightly young scamp that you are.

Your time has come, and service to the master can be guaranteed for 50% less lifeforce.

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October 31

Happy Halloween Minions!

We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. Unfortunately it’s not all great; one does remember the awful mess that the Minions made last year, who would have known pumpkin vomit would be so explosive.

To distract us from the impending mess, and not to mention the smell, we’ve slashed the prices on the entire Overlord series over on Steam, including the Complete Pack.

Prices start from a spooktacular 87p!

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About This Game

Prepare to be tempted, mesmerized and thrilled, become the Overlord, how corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation. Your actions impact the game world. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic? THINK EVIL, BREED EVIL, CONTROL ALL!
Control a horde of Minions
  • Intuitive control over a crowd of evil minded minion creatures
  • Use Minions to smash, destroy, kill, steal and intimidate
Become the Overlord
  • Forge loot from the battlefield into powerful weapons and armour
  • Gain Overlord powers such as the ability to make enemies burst into flames and cower down before you
  • Conquer the world and impose your will on its people
Explore a twisted fantasy world
  • A unique story that combines evil bidding with impish humour
  • Defeat the seven fallen heroes to rule over all the world

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon XP 2400+
    • RAM: 512MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB available
    • Video: GeForce FX5900 / Radeon 9500 or above
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9c
    • Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2
    • RAM: 1GB RAM
    • Video: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
    • ATi Radeon: 9500, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
    • nVidia: GeForce FX5900, FX5950, 6600, 6800, 7100, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950, 8800
    • Multiplayer is no longer available for Overlord
    Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).
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50 of 52 people (96%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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+ coherent comic optic
+ nice effects
+ beauty landscapes
- general polygon poverty

+ nasty naughty humor
+ funny cutscenes
- silent hero
- could stand to be a little more evil

+ steadily growing difficult
+ never unfair
- barely checkpoints
- some to hard boss fights

Level Design:
+ extremely varied
+ detailed maps
+ funny ideas
- long-running routes

Game Size:
+ reasonably long solo campaign
+ many secrets
- playtime dragged out

You are a pretty animated Sauron copy with dark armor and broadax by a 3D fantasy world. In order not to have to get their hands dirty yourself, you summon minions called at shrines. These are little gnomes who exercise command on all sorts of crimes for you.
The crux of the game comes down to following the main campaign as you unlock new minion types, rebuild your ominous-looking castle and regain power with mighty spells. As you progress through the story, a number of minion types will become available.

The excellent level design, it is constantly consider how many of which helpers you take. So you have to eliminate, for example, in an enchanted cave with your green guys toxic blooms, so the brown a heavy stone can move aside. Then you should kill dangerous scarabs, which one does not come close to the best - hopefully be red ranger in the team. The game is always fair; only those who deal too rashly with his subordinates, is soon because without them.
There are some RPG trappings to the game, in that you can upgrade or buy new weapons and armor, learn new spells, and increase your capacity for health and mana, as well as the number of minions that you can control at once. Still, the story is pretty linear.
You might have more than one quest available to you at a time, but usually you'll find that one of those quests cannot actually be started until you finish another quest. As the shadow you cast over the land continues to grow, you'll face halflings, elves, bloodthirsty unicorns, an undead horde, dwarves, and more.

The controls for Overlord generally work well. With the camera always mapped to the mouse, one doesn't ever have to worry about your view jostling about like you do when playing with a controller.
Most orders for minion control can be given with just the mouse buttons and scroll wheel which keeps things simple, although controlling their movements directly causes you to relinquish control of the camera, which can result in a bit of confusion.Even with a good control scheme, maneuvering your horde isn't always a walk in the park. Giving the little critters commands is a cinch.
Whether they follow them or not is another question. The path-finding in Overlord isn't the best and you'll often find the minions running directly towards a target on the far side of an obstacle, only to get caught and not be able to find their way around.

Overlord is an enjoyably mischievous experience that blends real-time strategy and RPG elements to unique ends. The satisfaction of running amok with your legion of wickedly enthusiastic minions is what makes Overlord worth playing, and it's plenty compensation for controls that you'll occasionally struggle against and the limitations on just how evil you can really be.

Score: 78 / 100

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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If Dungeon Keeper 2 and Fable: The Lost Chapters had a baby and by a magical chance the baby got all the good parts and none of the flaws of its parents, that baby is Overlord.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
I love Minions they make laugh every time I play this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
A quirky walk on the wild side of Gaming.
You play as the big bad himself, with an army of minons at your command.

As the game progresses you unlock new armour, weapons, and of course, new minions which you will need as each provides it's own mechanics (Blues can swim, Reds can put out and throw fires, Ect).

-The story is thin, but fun. And you wont be short of fun little characters to interact with.

-The game suffers from horrendous pacing however. You'll spend hours figuring out how to progress, or just get bored tramping over what seems like endless streams of stuff to smash. Not to mention the insane amount of backtracking, although there will be new ways to interact with the environment thanks to new minions you might have unlocked.

-Graphics are decent. Nothing more, nothing less. They serve there purpose well. There are however, some rather sinister design choices, and some of the characters look downright morbid and desturbing, and not in the good way.

All in all, if you want to splash out in a sale, you could do a lot worse than this game. Just be aware it was also designed for Consoles, so bring a controller if you can.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
I got this game while it was on sale not knowing what to expect. Then, I started playing and it was one of the best games I have played in a while! This game was almost like a time warp to me because when I started playing it, when I thought I had played for 30 minutes, it had turned out to be 2 hours. I would reccomend this game to anybody who likes a simple and very fun adventure game or if you are just looking for a fun, cheap (cheap meaning the price, not the gameplay), and good way to pass the time. This game to me, is very underrated for its amazing and funny gameplay. If you buy this on a sale, you will definetly get more than your money's worth!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Sauron Simulator 2007
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This game is awsome. If you love dark cartoony evil with matching tounge and cheek humor you will love this game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
31.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
Great Game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
It's Pikmin with little demons and evilness. It's a fun little game.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Overlord has interesting game mechanics that enables you to command an army of his own to defeat enemies. The Overlord himself is quite weak while the character building is mainly focus on the minions the player command. This tests the your ability to strategize your minion types and how well you control them. It makes the game quite fun when you overcome a challenge that overwelms both you and your army. But I wouldn't recommand (or try to get it at discounted price) because of some major (imho) flaws.

I am 8 hours into this game while writing this review. That is because this game makes you run around way too much. It feels like this game is designed to deliberately waste your time. First of all, there is no map feature. No compass of any sort. I sometimes agree that map is distracting in a HUD, but this game requires you countless times to obtain a specific item (those ♥♥♥♥ing sticks) in a dungeon in order to progress to the next part. Without a map, you will make a wrong turn occasionally. Sometimes you are just completely lost and you have to go through every room to find the place you want to go. There should at least be some kind of indicator for me to find my way back to my objectives, but there is none.

The WORST THING about this game is how useless the waypoint gates are. They are completely not accessible at all. It's like a handicap parking stall with only enough space to park a small hatchback. Seriously, it makes me mad everytime i see one waypoint because they are useless. Unlike waypoints in other free roaming rpg games, you cannot use them to travel freely between waypoints. It's only use is to take you back to your tower (home). Well wtf, now they just waste my time for no reason. But wait, it's EVEN WORSE than that. From your tower, you can only teleport to major towns (which so far I only have three) and the last visited dungeon. The lifeforces (used to summon minions) are area specific, so when you run out, even when you know where to find them, you cannot go there directly. You have to teleport one of your major waypoints (which all of them are super far away from the location you want to go) and WALK. This is very serious, this is like the game breaking flaw that might render this game unplayable.

Finally, the puzzles in the game are quite dull (so far). Feels like a cookie cutter design. It follows a formula of: you can't pass area until you get the red minion. You get the red minion, but look this green gas will require you to get the green minion to pass. so on and so forth. Even after I unlocked all 4 minions, the puzzles are still boring.

This game is not bad by all means, but it could use a lot of serious work. Now I feel really relucant to continue playing because I feel this problem will add onto itself when I unlock even more playable areas. I really don't want to waste time doing things that make me not enjoy the game. Plus that old imp is just ♥♥♥♥ing annoying. Try it out if you have the $$$ since its not that expensive, but if your serious about how your time is spent, stay the heck away from this.
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12 of 30 people (40%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This is my very first review.

The premise of this game was rather intriguing. You control little little minions to do your biding, ala pikmin style. Except you're evil. Really evil. There is even a mechanic where if you go out of your way to do evil things, such as kill peasants, you receive a certain percentage of corruption. This corruption ultimately determines a 100% chaotic ending, or a good ending. If you lean towards being good, the appearance of the overlord changes. If you however choose to do evil deeds, such as kill NPCs, your appearance will also change. Spikes grow out of your armor and the overlord emits an unsettling red glow.. As charming as this all was, many things brought down my experience with this game.

1. Combat & Controls. Oh dear, the combat. It feels quite clunky. Especially how the overlord swings his weapon. It feels as though it doesn't have much weight to it. You have one standard combo. Also, attack is bound to the spacebar with no way to rebind keys! In no way is this acceptable! I would prefer to attack with my left mouse button. I know that the minions are supposed to fight for you, however, I would at times like to do some fighting of my own. Controlling the minions wasn't so bad at first, until I was controlling a large swarm of them. The clunkyness of the controls becomes evident later on as you gain access to more minions. You are however able to split them up into groups, which helps to a certain degree, but I still had issues when I would have 30-40 of each, all trying to collect something or kill a big monster. It felt like attempting to control a mouse through a maze that has a strong will of its own. You want it to do this, or go this way, but it just won't obey.

2. Graphics: Being a seven-year-old game, it will of course not look as gorgeous as modern games. The art style is charming and fits a comical fantasy world such as this. I find certain character models to be humorous, especially the halfings. There are graphical issues, though. All of which I will mention below under the bugs section.

3. Level-design: This aspect of the game really affected my enjoyment. Areas were quite large, thus requiring much backtracking. One of my main gripes in any game is excessive backtracking. About halfway through, I was in a forest. Without giving away any major spoilers, the task at hand was to take down some roots connected to a peculiar tree. Halfway through this ordeal, I had to go to an entirely new area to gain new minions just so I could progress in the previous aforementioned area. While it is nice to be introduced to new areas, having to move onto a new one abruptly was jarring.

4. Characters & Story: I wish the overlord could speak. It would make for some interesting situations. While some interactions are amusing, most of the characters are forgettable, annoying, or just plain cheesy. As for the story, you are given quests for each area with more quests given to you along the way, which all contribute to a story in each area. Which, in turn, contributes to the overarching story of the big evil baddy conquering the world. There however isn't much to the story, nor much depth. A shame since a story is a big aspect when it comes to the overall experience of a game such as this.

5. Bugs: This is what truly broke my experience with the game. At times there would be graphical glitches. Parts of the ground would't render properly as well as walls. There were Random crashes aplenty as well as random slowdowns on a high-end computer. Then came the infamous elevator bug

Elevator Bug: In order to progress in a later part of the game, you are required to find two missing levers to complete a rotating wheel. This wheel is used to raise an elevator. With the levers found, I directed my minions to move the wheel. The elevator arose. But something was wrong. When I tried to go inside, it would not go to the next area. I tried leaving the area, going back to the tower, even exiting the game and going back. Nothing worked. While not everyone may encounter this bug, is it one I encountered that stifled my ability to even finish the game.

Sidequest Bug: For contribution to the 100% chaotic ending, there is a sidequest in the starting area where you have the option to capture maidens for your tower. You must capture 10 of these maidens spread throughout the area. After finding 7/10, I came upon the next two. So I did what any overlord would do: Swarm them with 50 minions and have them carry her to the nearest portal! Muahaha! But, something was wrong. My minons carried both maidens to one specific spot and then they wouldn't budge. I ordered different minions to carry them. I captured them out of order. I exited the game and went back in. No matter what, they would always carry them to the same spot and not move. Thus, I was unable to finish the sidequest.

TLDR Version:

While this game starts out enjoyable with many quirks and amusing moments, it is full of many issues. Most of which become prevalent as your progress. The incessant bugs, controls, excessive backtracking, lack of intriguing characters and story as well as repetitiveness ultimately bring this game down. I unfortunately cannot recommend this game.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
This is the only game I've encountered so far which can reliably generate motion sickness in 30 minutes, at least for me. I've played this game exactly 3 times and each time I got sick after 30 minutes. Hence my total play time of around 90 minutes so far. Funny thing is that I struggle to remember any other games which have had such an effect on me. I cannot remember one.

So, for a mere motion sickness I give it thumbs down. Otherwise I liked the game so far (haven't seen much yet) and intend to finish it sometime in the future.
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15.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Overlord is in the simpliest words a small,tactical slaughter fest with a short simple story. The game is fairly old and isn't the best looking title however that is not what the game is about. It's about going around with your horde of minions and killing everything insight. The game has a little sense of humour which is fairly light and is not that difficult and you can simply send waves after waves of minions to beat enemies. The game has a very linear range of minions Brown(basic starting units mainly for straight up fighting), Reds (Putting out fires and ranged units), Greens (Stealth weak units which can remove poisonous plants) and finally Blues (weakest unit with the abilty to revieve fallen minions). You must unlock the Reds first then it is up to you if you want to unlock the greens or the blues. I perfer to unlock the Greens then the Blues as i perfer the Greens. The game has you go around killing "Heroes" who have fallen to evil. The heros are a Halfing King, an Elf hero (who has became a tree), Paladin, a Dwarf king, a huge warrior and a Wizard. The game then decided what ending to give you depending on your corruption level (if you have been evil or not during the game). That's it really other than you can forge three types of linear iteams (armour,helmet and weapons), fight fallen enemies in a dungeon, upgrade your tower (no really need to) and collect relics (statues to upgrade health and mana as well as unlock new spells). So to me Overlord is a fun simple game worth yout time and money as it is enjoyable and relaxing.
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13.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
It´s a overall good game with fun dialog and hilaris characters.
Found a few bugs but nothing major.
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2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
A game that I didn't expect anything from the first time I played it. Now it is a game that I will always remember and will always be happy that I have played it. The humour gets me everytime and the gameplay is interesting and challanging at times (mostly on hard though) and I can play it over and over again.

Get this game! You might be suprised at how fun it is!
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20.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Pretty fun game with a unique mechanic. Got a little repetitive after a while, but still was entertaining. Semi-interesting plot also.
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18.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
What is there to say? This game is an original with alot of fun features that wont be seen in most games, it gives a great story that will get alittle bit confusing in the end but other then that its a great single player game that has alot of funny and dark humore jokes. I mean come on, you contol an entire army of minions (10-30 of them) to go and kill off heros that once fight against the overlord, who is you! In other words, i really recommend this game to any one who love a goods story, clean gameplay and like strategy (cause this game has alot).
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28.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
i played it when it first came out and i found it on steam and got is good for peolpe who like rpg i have played and finsh the game a lote and i still find new whas to finsh the game
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25.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
A great game for a great price (Even better when it goes on sale, got it for $1.25). Tons of levels and rarely gets tedious. If Lord of the Rings and Pikmin had a baby, it would be Overlord.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I loved it the first ten minutes I played it . It's hilarious and has such an interesting twist . I love it .
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