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 (886 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!

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).
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64 of 66 people (97%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
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Graphics:
+ coherent comic optic
+ nice effects
+ beauty landscapes
- general polygon poverty

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

Balance:
+ 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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19 of 20 people (95%) 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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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
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
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Sauron Simulator 2007
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9 of 11 people (82%) 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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7 of 9 people (78%) 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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5 of 6 people (83%) 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
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
I've always been a big fan of this game, hoping sometime there would be another sequel, but it seems the idea was dropped. To give you an idea of how much I adore this game, I've played through it about four times by this point.

There's always question about which Overlord you should pick up if any, the first or the second? Personally, I say both. Here I will just review the first one though.

A fantastic singleplayer RPG with clever humor, good boss fights, enticing story and an interesting combat system that I can't say I've seen in any other game.

You are the Overlord. Your job is to restore your tower to its former glory, convince the lowly townsfolk that you are indeed the Overlord and to wreak havoc with your minions (although sometimes you might decide to be nice to the citizens of your domain to make them praise you rather than fear you)

But what is an Overlord without his minions? There are four types of minions, which you unlock over time, but pretty early in the game you have all four. The first type is your default melee minions that just love to get in trouble and start fights, the second is a ranged type that are terrible in melee but can put out fires and throw fireballs, the third is a sneakier kind that can be used with clever positioning to take out key targets rapidly, but they suffer in direct confrontation, and the fourth is a healer that can resurrect your fallen minions for a while before their corpses decay (They can also swim, unlike all your other minions)

The overlord himself of course also has combat potential. He can hit people with his melee weapon of choice and cast spells that he has unlocked, there are plenty of spells ranging from direct damage (throwing fire at all your enemies and watching them burn to death while laughing horrifically) to buffing your minions (and watching them claw your enemies apart in a maddened frenzy before they start tearing each other apart)

There's also a crafting system that lets you craft weapons and armour with special stat bonuses given by letting your minions throw themselves into the flames to enhance your equipment.

This is definitely one of the most overlooked games that I know of, and that couldn't be a more undeserving title to have.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Enjoyable game for the price of an egg sandwich.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
50.2 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
293.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
This is an awesome game. Fun and entertaining with easy controls.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30
I was going through my library and stumbled upon this game. I gotta say, I am really impressed by how well the graphics have aged, this game from 7 years ago looks better than some newer games that come out of Greenlight. Now, when I first played this game back in 2007 on the PS3, I simply hated it. It was difficult, slow-paced, and I got stuck on the puzzles because I was young and dumb. I decided to replay the game almost a year ago now, and I absolutely enjoyed every single moment of it. I recommend this to anyone that can appreciate it for what it is, a story-driven, humorous adventure that doesn't take itself too seriously. The gameplay is surprisingly fun and smooth even by today's standards, and you'll be dying to see what you can upgrade next in your tower, or what weapons you can craft.

Just a fun game if you're bored or want to play something but aren't quite sure what. Pick it up, it's only 5$, and the devs need the money to produce Overlord III. Good luck to them.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
This is an absolutely hilarious game with enough content to keep you bust for a while. It seems to be based on the original controls that came about because of Pikmen, yet it is definetly a game anybody would enjoy. A clever mixture of chaos, evil warlords, corrupt kings, and hilarious situations as you explore the world.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 4 people (75%) 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
38.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
A FUN CLASSIC GAME
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
58.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Good game, but the controls are a pain in the ♥♥♥ if you're playing with the keyboard. At some points, the NPCs behave like uglier versions of Navi. Graphics could definitely use updating.

Worth the 5 bucks, though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 24
You get minions. Whats not to like? :3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
One of the best strategy games I have ever played.
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