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?
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Release Date: Jun 26, 2007

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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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Enemy_of_World0
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pretty Fun Game.
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Mr Sir132
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
its like playing pikmin, but with more evil!
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DaAwsomeRobotron
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Overlord has to be one of my faverate games because it has realy good graphics for the time it was made and once I started playing it, I didn't stop playing for hours. This has to be one of the best games on steam. (in my opinion)
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SAraisvanu
( 44.9 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: June 25
Product received for free
Codemasters needs to ♥♥♥♥ing die for what they did to Overlord. Fellowshit was made specifically to kill the franchise, nothing more. AVOID IT.

This said, overlord 1 and 2 are ♥♥♥♥ing classics.

Check out Nekro, also. it's not quite overlord, but it's similar.
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Milani
( 38.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Extremely fun to play. Overlord it's a very good RPG and with a great, and funny inside storyline, that allows you to be Villian Protagonist, unlike many other games.
10/10
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[ATG] Sir Macdonald
( 38.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
An absolutely amazing game for RPG and Real Time Strategy fans. Control a horde of minions across five worlds to assert yourself as the ultimate overlord. While you're out, you will find a mistress to call your love, investigate a zombie outbreak, and defeat seven fallen heroes that destroyed your tower and killed your predecessor.
TL; DR: Fun Game, Awesome gameplay, godawful voice acting and story.
Pros:
*Simple, yet tight controls- Controlling minions is as simple as selecting a target and clicking the mouse to send them on their way. Your own combat skills are not as prevalent because you have minions to fight for you, but using yourself to soak up damage and dishing some out while you’re at it feels satisfying.
*Good Variety- The usage of four different minion types keeps for a large variety of possibilities in the game. Keep your Red Minion's in the back as they throw fireballs, sweep your Green minions onto the backs of larger foes and watch them fall, and let your blue minions come and sweep up the mess, resurrecting dead minions and conserving valuable resources.
*Interesting Puzzles- With each minion having a special skills and abilities that mean only they can do specific tasks, it opens up for a huge amount of puzzles, many of which will give a sense of satisfaction upon completion.
*Humorous- I wouldn't say that Overlard has the best humor at all times, but in between your elderly minion master being rejected by just about any female that he comes into contact to, and the antics that your minions get into whenever sheep are involved is enough to brighten up anybody’s day.
*Simple Story- Not exactly an Oscar winning story, but a simple and satisfying story about a man with control over a massive horde of minions invading the world. It has good pacing, and you feel like you're making progress with the semi-open world filled with things to do, and kill.
Cons:
*Short- I blew through the campaign (Goody-Goody run, more on that later) in about twenty hours. I went back and played the game as an evil jerk, but that ended up being even shorter, only around ten hours.
*The Voice Actin' Guvnuh!- The voice acting is bad. Like, unbelievably bad. I can understand that they only had eleven credited voice actors, and admittedly some of the voices, such as those for the Minions and the Mistresses, are rather good, but the peasants and the fallen heroes are just cringingly bad.
*Pathfinding- Gnarl, your minion master, regards rather late in the game that your minions have small brains. However, the player could have guessed that by then due to the horrible pathfinding, where minions will often go up to a ledge, stop for a second, and come back without even looking at the ramp right bloody next to it!
*Unnecessarily unforgiving- There were many points in the game where I almost gave it up, most notably near the end. One enemy, a sand worm that pops up from the dirt and devours anything that is standing nearby, made me quit the game around 5 times because it ate 35 of my minions without so much as a chance for me to get them out. When it takes forever to grind enough minions to either upgrade an item or to proceed in the story, it's easier to just leave the game and start at the last save point.
*Ending/Moral Choice System- In Overlord, how evil you are depending on your corruption level, which you can increase by killing innocents and being a general ♥♥♥♥. It really only changes the function of a few spells, so having two runs through is kind of useless. That being said, it also changes the ending that you get after you kill the final boss, and both endings were absolute tripe! You're either Pope Magnificent the still somehow "Evil" or Darth Sidious and Godzilla mixed together, both portrayed in a two-minute cut scene and neither of which felt like it did the game justice.

With all of the pros and cons listed, I still wholeheartedly suggest looking at Overlord, as it's some of the most fun with an RPG that I've had in a while. It's where you want to go for pure catharsis and cruel glee, not where you want to go for a good story.
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FireFox
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
one of the best original and funny games out there
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Mr Strad
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Product received for free
this game is a great game play when he was a kid sad thing is it would be nice if it being remastered to make it up to the new state of graphic quality it will be a great game to play again and I can never get tired of this game
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Chicken Carbonara
( 13.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Product received for free
A game from my childhood Id recomend to anyone. Great story and great humor, mixed with a bit of a challenge.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
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".....Evil Always Finds Away....."

" Gnarl"
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I'm a Huge Fan Of Overlord Series!

1-One Of The Best RPG Games!

2- And It Was On Of My Best Childhood Game!

3- Twisted Evil Humor!

4- And The Most Important Thing The Minions! You Can Control Them , There Are Four Different Species Such As : Browns , Reds , Greens , Blues .

5 - Cool Level Designs
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10/10
YOU SHOULD GET IT!!!
RECOMMENDED!!!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
I bought this game when it first came out on PS3, then I got it again on Steam when it was on sale a little while back. The gameplay is a bit buggy, but it is a very enjoyable game, nonetheless. The characters and story are very funny and there is well over 20 hours of content in the original game. The expansion for this game is fun and funny as well. The ability to sacrifice minions to strengthen weapons and armor is unique and adds time to the main campaign, which can be a bit difficult, without upgraded weapons and armor,
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Very good game overall. I have never played these games before so I can guarantee it isn't just nostalgia that is causing all those positive reviews. I play this with a controller but I hear it plays well with a keyboard too. The gameplay feels entirely solid and fun, I mean who doesn't want to command tons of idiotic little minions and sit back and relax for the most part? I entirely recommend this game for its price and I'm sure the other games will be just as fun. Only complaint I have is with the controller you have to hold a button to rotate the camera which can be awkward at first but I got used to it before I realized there's a way to fix it. Everything else is absolutely fantastic and unique. Great buy in my opinion.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Wow this game is something I didn't expect. It is a fun, silly game with pikman like gameplay. The jokes are great and you feel like a overlord of some oblivious people. I would recommend this game to anyone who isn't bothered by old graphics. Don't let the age bother you it is a really fun game and you should pick it up.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
the minions are soooooo adorable
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
its like playing pikmin, but with more evil!
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
466 of 554 people (84%) found this review helpful
614 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Sauron Simulator 2007
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155 of 168 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
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.
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107 of 114 people (94%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
337.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
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!

Edit: It was mentioned in comments that I might need to note that my hours recorded playing are inaccurate. I have a tendancy to leave games running overnight while I'm sleeping or while I'm at work, so the hours logged never match my actual hours played by a long shot. Do NOT expect to get over 300 hours of playability out of this game. I have no idea exactly how many hours I've put in.
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87 of 95 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 29, 2014
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.
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