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 (788 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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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!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2464/

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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

    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
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
Old game carries its age well.
Hard to find fault with this minion controller. Fun, easy to learn and good length.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
337.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
I played Overlord back when it first came out, and remembered enjoying it quite a bit. I was excited to see it on sale here on Steam with its addon and sequel, so I picked them up dirt cheap.

The game is pretty fun, with the story being staged with you in the role of the villain out to subjugate any and all you come in contact with. You get the option to choose between good and evil, but it's more accurately evil and really, really evil. The game play is fun, though a bit frustrating when you can't quite find how to get to the next area. I realized how much I've come to rely on the objective markers in newer games (Skyrim and such), when I had to actually think about where to go. Once you get all four minion types, the game really starts to move, because more paths to success are open to you.

The primary negative to the game, I feel, is the minion control when using the keyboard and mouse. Controlling minions is often clunky, especially if you are standing just a bit too close to something you want them to interact with. It is exceedingly difficult to control the minions when they have to lure enemies to certain places or take timed explosives to certain points before they detonate (both happen a lot late in the game). It was really hard to move around while directing a minion, which made a couple of challenges lose their entertainment value quickly.

Besides those few specific examples, however, I found the game to quite fun all these years after my first playthrough. The graphics are dated, and the story is very shallow, but it was worth the couple of bucks I spent on it. Just remember you are playing an older game when you start!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Fun little game, I like it.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Great game, great concept, you can do all the things you wouldn't do in a normal rpg. so much fun. while you are at it buy the dlc and the second one. It says I have played like 2 hours but I have played alot offline.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
The premise of this game was rather inriguing. Control 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. However, you can also do good deeds which will cause you to become a, shall we say, less evil overlord. As charming as this all was, many things brought down my experience with this game.

1. The combat. 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 them can be a pain at times. Sometimes they just won't move, or they won't all attack one thing.

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 fantasy world such as this. I find certain character models to be humorous, especially the halfings.

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 pequliar tree. Halfway through this ordeal, I had to go to an entrely new area to gain new minions just so I could progress in the precious afformentioned area. While it is nice to be introduced to new areas, having to move onto a new one abrubly was jarring.

4. Controls: 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.

5. 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 big evil baddy conquoring the world. There howerer isn't much to the story, nor much depth. A shame since a story is a big aspect when it comes to the overall experiance of a game such as this.

6. 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. Random crashes aplenty. Random slowdowns on a high-end computer. And then came a game breaking bug. The infamous elevator bug as well as a bug where my minions would not move whilst carrying something, not matter what I did. I was unable to complete the sidequest. As for the elevator bug, you must find two levels around the area to complete a level in order to raise an elevator. I did so, and the elevator rose. However, when I attempted to get on it, it would not go to the next area. I went back to the tower, exited the game, and went back. Still did not work. A shame. I was still enjoying this game overall for its sillyness and quirks.

In the end, it is full of game breaking bugs and many issues. I wish I could have finished it. I unfortunately cannot recommend this game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Played on xbox 360 and it was a pleasurable experience first time around no replay value, 30 hours of gameplay experience. 8/10.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
This game has the same idea as pikman, but the controls are just too unusual for me and I couldn't get into it.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
I played the first two hours of this and it was simply way too easy, no challenge at all. Therefore it lost all fun. Maybe the game just progresses too slowly, but that itself would be a problem as well.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
You play as an all powerful lord of chaos and evil. Except for instead of chaos and evil, you're forced to do good deeds for unless you want to get awful rewards and make the game a bigger pain in the ♥♥♥ than it already is (which makes the entire premise of the game a lie), and instead of being all powerful, you die in about 3 hits unless you have your annoying goblin minions do everything for you by controlling them in an RTS fashion.

This isn't an RTS, it's a 3rd person game, where the camera is behind your character (who moves like he desperately needs to find a toilet), and in 3rd person games, manually tracing a path for NPCs doesn't work. Neither does setting them up in strategic spots. Neither does selecting between multiple units.

You want a game where you play as an all powerful evil dude? Go track down a copy of Destroy All Humans. You want an RTS game where you can control evil factions? Go get one of the Dawn of War games. But don't buy this piece of ♥♥♥♥.
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
I have one thing to say about Overlord in general.



MINION KICKING.



That is all.


10/10 will kick again
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
75.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Were is the keys
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0 of 7 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Become very repetitive after 1 hour
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3 of 14 people (21%) found this review helpful
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
I find I'm mixed on this game. At first it was a great new game mechanic with some good humor. The story was pretty much non existant but that was ok the game play was fresh and new. Then I hit a point where I was burning through minions faster than I could generate them and to keep making progress I was going to have to start doing a lot of grinding type work to increase my hoards and try again. At that point I was done.
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15.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
This is a very charming adventure game in the vein of “Pikmin” that experiments with some of the classic tropes and clichés of the fantasy genre. Although controlling the minions can be frustrating at times and the player character moves like molasses, it isn’t enough to ruin the fun.
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12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Nevermind the gameplay, its ok. You can see it was made for other consoles so on pc it is well ok. But the humor and storyline are so funny and original that everyone should simply play it. Specialy those guys who play only good characters in rpgs... Its funny, catchy and you will love it from the start to the end.
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22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
I would never have bought this game if I hadn't tried the PS3 demo first and i've loved it ever since then, now I get to play it on my laptop whenever and wherever I travel, i'm in heaven! The ability to play as the bad guy is always a plus and the minion humour gets me every time("What, no sheepies?!"). A lot of reviews have this as a 6 or 7 out of 10, but if you love something as I do this game, you will overlook all its minor flaws! This game is honestly one of my favorite games of all time and gets a definite recommend!
Download the demo, you may love it, you may hate it, but give it a go!
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28.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Overlord is by far one of my favorite games! My favorite part about it is the minions and you get to control them and do what ever the heck you wanna do! You can choose to help the towns people and get a prize or kill them and get more money and do the mission and get even more coins!! You can do so much more than what I have already said like there are wayyyy to many things to name things about how awesome this game is! This is 2nd on my fav video games, tf2 is still #1!
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7.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Overlord.
What's bad about this game? Nothing i guess...
It's the best game, if you loved to play this part, because i've played and completed it over 6 times, you have to play Overlord 2 which is more awesomer, more features and stuff.
If you see my profile picture, you might already know if i was Bad Lord or Good Lord.
Yep, i was good lord.
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9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Similar, in humour, to Fable and just a really good time!
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9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Enjoyable game for the price of an egg sandwich.
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