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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Very Positive (1,921 reviews) - 92% of the 1,921 user reviews for this game are positive.
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).
Helpful customer reviews
17 of 19 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2015
A super entertaining old classic at a great price.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
(This review is copied from my Overlord Raising Hell review, which is the same game plus added missions)
(My playtime on this shows low, but I played the Raising Hell edition for 40 hours.)

Glee is the word that comes to mind when I think of this game. Two words would be "gleefully mischievous." Imps and goblins usually annoy me - like the sidekick in The Darkness II - but these little fellows manage to be endearing.
Anyway, this game has its tongue firmly pressed to its cheek, in a good way.

It parodies LOTR - except you are playing as pseudo-Sauron, sweeping your minions across halfling villages and elven forests with an evil grin on your face.

You (the Overlord) are slow and lumbering, but your minions - whom you can guide with an invisible hand or more precisely assign tasks to - are fast and fluid.

It's sort of open world - open enough to let you revisit previous (respawning) locations to replenish your gold and Souls.

Negatives: Lots of backtracking. No way to sprint or speed up your Overlord character. And no mini-map of any kind. These three problems are a big no-no in an open world game.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
You are the Dark Lord Sauron Overlord and you have Gollum minions that kill and wreck everything on your command while saying things like "Yes master". You travel to the village of Bree Spree and rid it of the nasty little Hobbits "Halflings". After this you will travel more and more to gain more power.

8/10 would Lord of the Rings again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
45.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
A game where you choose to spare lives or conquer all.

Any side you choose will end up as the same amount of fun.

A strategy game that DEFINITELY deserves more attention than it does now, even though it's made in 2007.

Gameplay = Arguably amazing.
Graphics = Not bad. C'mon, it was made in 2007. Give 'em a break.
Lore = Confusing at first, amazing second.

Only thing bad I really see is a few minor glitches whereas your minions get stuck in walls and you're unable to get them back. UNLESS you travel to a different place, they can't get back to you.

I would HIGHLY recommend this game. 10/10
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
For the first time in a long time i had REAL FUN !!!

i mean u have minions to do your dirty work and its hella fun

Totally recommend it to anyone

99/100
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