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: Overwhelmingly Positive (716 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 26, 2007

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"It'll always be a classic to me, even if the world disagrees. Pikmin in practice, Dungeon Keeper in spirit. For the Overlord!"

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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

    MINIMUM
    • 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
    RECOMMENDED
    • Supported OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP/Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or Athlon 64 X2
    • RAM: 1GB RAM
    • Video: GeForce 7800 or Radeon X1800
    SUPPORTED GRAPHICS CARDS
    • 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).
Helpful customer reviews
84 of 91 people (92%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Overlord is one of the games that sticks in your memory for all reason you can never quite remember until you play it again. It’s charming nature and settings, the witty writing and character behaviours really set it apart from anything else upon its release and offered something really new without taking it’s self seriously.
Posted: March 29
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35 of 44 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Fun game, really makes you think at points, like accidently blowing up your minions, accidently getting eaten or accidently chopping a villagers head offf ;)
Posted: June 21
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
21.2 hrs on record
A very enjoyable game, great humor and a fun story, pc controls could be better, but overall a game worth every penny.
There is abit of customization and the building up your keep to give extra flavor, but the true joy is in the minions and their comments, and their wacky choice og gear and weapons.
Posted: April 24
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
The game which I come back to again and again.

I have to say that this piece of unpolished code is by far one of my favourite games. The humor, the playstyle, the choice between a Rigthous and an Evil lord - yours for the picking.
The game's charm and fun gameplay would entangle anyone. Having to control minions is quite intuitive and makes quite the scene when you control 50 of them.

Build your Tower, build your army and marry a mistress. But all in all - take a break once in a while from all the fun you will be having with this title, it can get out of hand.
Posted: May 24
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
A charming, comical, fantasy based adventure which requires a little more brain than usual as you take control of not just the almighty axe wielding, spell bearing Overlord, but more importantly direct his army of bizarrely adorable minions! ^w^

Certainly a one of a kind game though showing similar traits to Pikmin, and likely inspired by it... if you're into this genre of games, Overlord is a must! As flawless and underrated as it is periodically drops to DIABOLICALLY low prices during sales and is just too cheap to ignore. :3
Posted: September 4
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149 of 161 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
A hidden gem,
no seriously this is one of the best games I have ever played. The reasons? The minions obviously! They are just hilarious! My favorite part of them is the fact that they can loot equipment so you can have 50 brown fighter minions that look unique and barbaric. Did I mention that they have a hierarchy system too? The strongest minion (and probably your favorite) always goes next to the dark lord and the other line up behind him so at the furthest back you have those newly spawned grunts. You must be careful about the minions that you do care about because if they die they are gone forever. I once had my favorite minion who was wearing a golden crown which he looted from a fat hafling king get smashed by a succubus, oh god did I miss him!

I originally got the game on disk hence the play time.
Posted: December 26, 2013
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