How evil can you get? Discover how corruptible you are in Overlord, the twisted fantasy action adventure where you can be evil (or really evil). In the game's seriously warped fantasy world, players will become the Overlord and get first-hand experience of how absolute power corrupts absolutely.
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Very Positive (600 reviews) - 92% of the 600 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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About This Game

How evil can you get?
Discover how corruptible you are in Overlord, the twisted fantasy action adventure where you can be evil (or really evil). In the game's seriously warped fantasy world, players will become the Overlord and get first-hand experience of how absolute power corrupts absolutely. You could be a regular run-of-the-mill Overlord. However, with incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil-minded impish critters, the Minions, on hand to do your bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be wonderfully despotic?!
Go deeper into the Overlord's twisted world as the single-player expansion content opens a series of hellish new levels, each a supernatural abyss for the game's five kingdoms: Mellow Hills, Evernight, Heaven's Peak, the Golden Halls and the Ruborian Desert. Access to each abyss is via a portal, which opens once a kingdom has been successfully conquered and the previous ruler banished to a personal hell within. However it's not just the fallen heroes that have been dragged into the abyss: the Overlord's newly loyal peasants have also been taken down into hell too.
With the undead denizens of each abyss on the attack and threatening the Overlord's reign above ground, there's only one thing for it: assemble your minion army, descend into each abyss and embark on a fresh wave of tyranny in order to return the serfs to their homelands, defeat the fallen heroes once and for all, and claim the throne of each kingdom's underworld.
INCLUDES THE OVERLORD CHALLENGE PACK:
Come and have a go if your Overlord's hard enough. All new pillaging fun with seven additional online multiplayer maps, including the competitive ‘Capture the Maiden’ map and ‘Protect Your Power’, where players must defend the Overlord's tower against waves of enemy attack.
  • THINK EVIL, BREED EVIL, CONTROL ALL! Get in the action and become the Overlord, the all powerful dark lord with a horde of minions to command and a land to conquer.
  • CONTROL A HORDE OF MINIONS Slavish and loyal they'll smash, destroy, kill and steal anything for you. Your word is law.
  • BECOME THE OVERLORD Do you want fear, respect, gold and power? Become the most powerful being in the world by any means necessary.
  • CONQUER A TWISTED FANTASY WORLD Show the Seven Heroes, demonic Halflings, and Rabid Unicorns who's boss.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Supported OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® 4 2.4 GHz or Athlon 2400+
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Any video card with 64MB or higher
    • DirectX Version: DirectX® version 9.0c or higher
    • Hard Drive: 4.5 GB free
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Very Positive (600 reviews)
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Moe Sizlak
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Overlord? More likely Over-rated.

nah, it just a "How to be Evil 101"
If you don't mind to corrupt thyself, why wait?
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onnion
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Evil always finds a way. Though the way may be affected by somewhat clunky controls, it manages to provide great amount of jokes that land and kinda unique gameplay. And Gnarl is always the best, even when he betrays you (Spoiler? How evil of me!).

Recommended: Does one sheep have the same number of brain cells as ten minions have, provided that one minion has exactly one?
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hendrickchaz
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Love this game one of my favorites. its just so fun and what is better than being an overlord. i give this download a 4 out of five but overlord itself is a 5 out of 5 for me.
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LMAOBOX 2.0
( 18.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Its a good expansion pack just shame it doesnt have a lot of content.
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Penguin Lord HD
( 33.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This game is one that you will play once or twice and then a few years down the road think, "Huh, I remember that. I should play that again." Overall amazing gameplay, fun story line with a few choices if you want to make everyone beg for mercy or thank you for your gratitude... Definite Buy
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Ybne1
( 54.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
This game is absolutely fantastic, The game is fun, the puzzles are challenging and full of delight, the minions are so charming and Gnarl is just so fun to listen to. The Overlord himself can either be a benevolent ruler, or a dark and corrupted master of evil. The gameplay is smooth and easy to handle, the controls are super easy to learn and get down. I can't give this game enough praise, the bad thing i have to say, is that the graphics are...eh. But for me that doesn't take away from the experience! I like the oldish graphics, it gives the game more charm. The whacky and zany voices are so fun to listen to. I found myself talking like Gnarl and some of the peasants, i did enjoy the experience. The sound track is simple and catchy and alos, EPIC the tunes can go from cheery and chipper, to dark and gloomy. This game was a serious blast.THEN i bought Raising Hell and my mind was filled with wonder as i took on the task to delve into the depths of what is basically Hell. It was glorious. And you too can experience the glory! Buy Overlord and be sure to Buy Raising Hell! DO IT NOW!!!!!

10/10
BUY IT!
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Eranoid
( 32.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Hopefully there will be an Overlord III one time
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Eärendil
( 37.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I'll always love this game. One of my favorite of all time. I use to play it way back on the Xbox 360 before I got it on steam. Solid puzzles and hoard mechanic combat. Very Funny story, and solid characters. Gotta love a game where you can play as the bad guy too.
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Asquian
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
A sort of "Where are they now" 1.5 sequel that lets you see just how your old friends are doing as you once again trash your way through stage after stage.
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prpl_mage
( 22.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
The Overlord game is one terrific piece of work. Raising hell adds 5 new areas with puzzles and a boss fight, each dungeon rewards you with a unique equipment to craft.

Still, this game has everything. Humour, a well done script, morality choices made fun, mayhem, minions (not the yellow ones from tv), puzzles and so on. Each area of the game makes fun of the stereotypes of fantasy literature, movies or games in a sweet way all the time being narrated by the minion lord Gnarl. Also, the sqeaky voices of the minions are as warming as the purring of a kitten and you get to decorate your evil tower.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Its a good expansion pack just shame it doesnt have a lot of content.
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29.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2015
Overlord: Raising Hell

Overlord Raising Hell is an amazing game with lovable little minions. In the game you are the second overlord (after the first has left) and you must help your army of minions destroy the pitiful disgusting forces of good BLEH!

Gameplay

In overlord you start off with learning how to control a small group of minions. There are 4 different kind of minions you will find though the game. to summon a minions you need orbs of their specific colour which can be gained by killing enemies.

As you continue you will gain the ability to purchase items to improve your amazing dark tower and to improve yourself.

Throughout the game your goal is to become evils favourite son by commiting tasks such as killing villages, killing off elves etc. (good times i know) You will also have choices within the story which will help you reach your evil goal.

Minions

The minions here deserve their own perfect panel. Within the game as previously mentioned there are 4 different types of minions, each with ups and downs.

Brown - Can wear picked up items and is your basic unit

+easy to get orbs
+capable of wearing armour and picking up weapons


Green - Stealthy backstabbers who deal high damage

+ can turn invisible when guarding a location
+ back stabbing :D

Red - Ranged fireball chucking units

+ only ranged unit
+ chucks fire

- low health

Blue - Blue is the only type of minions that can revive other minions (if he gets to them in time) and is the only minion capable of traveling through water

+ can swin
+ can revive

- weak in combat

Raising Hell

As you can guess raising hell is in fact not the base game but rather a dlc that allows you to launch it (hence why i have 0 hours on overlord). In raising hell after you defeat an areas "hero" a gate will spawn which will send you to what seems like hell. You will see your former enemies being tortured and punished while you must go and get stones to control these amazing hell resorts. And after you shall face the true keeper of this hell-like realm whom i shall not name (because i have forgotten him) and you shall receive the true ending of overlord.

Rating

Pros
+ fun gameplay
+ fun little minions
+ minions pick up garbage for you
+ succubus
+ each area has a different feel and the storyline is fun
+ amazing ending

Cons
- may become a bit repetitive ( i got nothing else bad to say)


Final Throughts

For me Overlord Raising Hell has been an amazing game which I was able to truly embrace. I enjoyed every moment of gameplay along with the storyline. This game is one of my top picks and is truly a game you must try.

Final Rating 10/10
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46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2013
This is a review for the expansion: Raising Hell. For a review of the original Overlord, please reference my steam review at http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197980576540/recommended/11450

Raising Hell's storyline takes place after the events in the original Overlord. Abyss Gates are spotted in each of the lands that you have previously explored and present a twisted, more hellish version of each area. The seven sins of hell come to mind when playing through these areas. Your goal is to go to each Abyss and take control of it. You will also find moulds in these zones to create new and interesting equipment.

The unique armor and weapons added in Raising Hell present new abilities that otherwise would not be available to you; however, the new equipment is woefully underpowered. If you already have a full set of upgraded Arcanium gear, you're better off ignoring these new items.

Although the expansion adds much appreciated content to an already outstanding game, it does little to nothing to fix the flaws of the original. Trying to control your minions to solve some of the new puzzles can be frustrating. In particular, there is one puzzle that you must sweep your minions left and right to mow a lawn. Don't complete it fast enough and you have to start over. Nothing tells you that you failed due to time so you could end up like me looking it up online to figure out what I am supposed to do. This happened about two or three times for me. Guidance isn't exactly clear on some of the puzzles.

If you enjoyed the original, this game will be well worth your money. If you are unsure of buying both Raising Hell and the original Overlord in one go, do not fret. Your saved game on Steam of the original will transfer over into the Steam expansion so you can enjoy the content at your leisure.
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42 of 48 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
The Good:

1) Good graphics and atmosphere
2) Gameplay revolves around you controlling your "minions" to defeat enemies and solve puzzles.
3)Controls really well however the game was designed around controller support. Never tried the K/M
4) Lengthy adventure
5) Well designed levels keep things fresh and interesting
6) Cute and charming story
7) Bonus DLC is more creative than the actual game

The Bad:

1) The game at times can feel repetitive.
2) The game can be frustrating at times especially if you loose a lot of minions at once forcing you to harvest more.
3) Seems a bit too long given the nature of the game, I just wanted it to end around 13 hours in.
4) Minions sometimes don't really follow your commands causing needless death.

Conclusion:

The game is worth checking out and if you enjoyed pikmin from Nintendo you should somewhat enjoy this game. Both have similiar gameplay elements yet vastly different design.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2015
NOTE:
Also see my Overlord 1 Review:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/miyumiayase/recommended/11450

TL:DR? See Conclusion

INTRODUCTION:
Overlord: Raising Hell is the official expansion to the 2007 game 'Overlord'. This expansion was released on the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 all on 2008. The game promises new content for the single player experience by adding additional plot, more levels and new enemy types, new items, and new creative mini-games.

The game takes place several months after the events of Overlord 1 and serves as the prologue to the events that would lead up to Overlord 2. Having finally restored his dominion over the land and exacting revenge on the adventurers, the Overlord now faces a new threat to his rule when portals to another dimension starts opening around his territories. Upon investigating the nearest portal, the Overlord discovers that his 'loyal subjects' are attempting to flee into the portals with no intention of coming back. The Overlord now ventures into one of these dark portals in an attempt to conquer whatever is in the other side and 'persuade' his followers to come back. Little did he know however, that the portals were just the beginning of a much sinister plot by a being far much more powerful than him.

PROS:
+ The core gameplay of the original title is still intact
+ Good new story that adds several hours to the game time
+ New enemy types are fun to fight
+ Each portal has a story of their own
+ Fun new mini-games and simple but satisfying puzzles
+ New minion equipment

CONS:
- New items for the overlord sucks (mainly because they have prebuilt stats)
- None of the the original CONS from the main game was ever addressed
- Some of the mini-games gives no clue on how to solve them (gardening puzzle)
- Far more expensive than the Original game, but still requires you to own said original game
- No additional events to increase Corruption / Evil

CONCLUSION:
GOOD EXPANSION although it could have used a bit more polishing specially since most of the CONS from the main game was never fixed. The game retains the core gameplay mechanics that made the original game unique and fun to play, it adds several hours of game time with an interesting new story, new monsters, new puzzles, and it lays down a good premise for the Overlord 2 sequel.

All in all, I still liked this expansion and give it my RECOMMENDATION. I do however, urge you to BUY THE OVERLORD COMPLETE PACK which contains Overlord 1, Overlord: Raising Hell (expansion), and Overlord 2 either on Sale or Full price, the game is worth the money for Action Adventure fans and people who's interested in the story.


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29 of 32 people (91%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2015
Pikmin + Dungeon Keeper + Fable 1 = this
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2014
This DLC adds portals to all the realms you had completed in the base game Overlord.
These portals lead to the hell version of the realm you were in. which end with a boss fight.
An end boss is in the final hell realm if you can find it.

There are some hidden weapons and armor in the realms and a higher difficulty for gameplay. You need to use your minions more to complete objectives.

-The good parts:
  • Feels just like the base game Overlord, so you can jump right in.
  • Graphics seems to be a bit improved and effects seem to be used a bit more.
  • Environments look and feel a little better this time.
  • Hidden secrets are back.
  • Levels are not to small and big.
  • Decent game lenght.
  • Challenging, but not to difficult.
  • Level design is better than the base game Overlord.
  • The Minion Master is still annoying as how he gives orders to you ;p.

-Bad parts:
  • Price is to high if you just want to buy the DLC. This DLC is shorter to the base game, but costs more money for some reason.
  • I bought it when it was on sale and that was for the whole Overlord package, just before the time of this writing.
  • Minions sweeping still does not respond well for most of the time. My camera jumps random when I began to sweep and locks itself untill you reset the sweep.
  • Feels a little more linear than the base game.
Rating : 7,5

-First impressions (not relevant for this actual review, just for my first minutes into the DLC):
Not good as all they added are portals to new levels, no weapons/armor, no new minions, to linear.
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2014
Making a demon army, enslaving humanity, and taking over the world…. Ya who wants that? ME. Make more of these games please.

Being a demon lord sith master dark force (copyright) yadadada is pretty awesome!

Control and Minons

Overlord focuses on you staying in control of well .. the overlord while you can also control minions. I really like these types of games that are define you as a single character who you are always in control of while manipulating units makes you feel more like a general in the front lines and not a king who is a potato in a castle you never see.

That being said the gameplay is basic and most of it relies on you controlling your minions and solving the puzzles throughout the game. Its more of a puzzle game with combat moments of just sending your minions to rush in and slaughter everything in your way.

Upgrades

Though when you upgrade your character enough you can pretty much slaughter everyone yourself without the need for minions (sounds about right for a evil overlord).

Did I mention my overlord castle had gold practically pouring out of the gates? Thats until i smithed a ton of statues of me in gold… awww the good days.

Spoiler that didn’t happen :’( Though you do get to have a treasure room like Fable 3.

Moral System

Though I find it hilarious it even has a moral system that is measured in corruption you think the whole OVERLORD with the flames in the background and evil monsters in the front of the game box would be a clear indication that you are a dedicated to being straight up evil. But hey having choice is always nicer than not having choice.
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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
Imagine Pikmin, but instead of charming creatures you pull out of the ground, you have poorly animated monstrosities and instead of trying to get home, you try to subjugate and reign over the many areas you visit. Not sold yet?

If you asked me, out of all the games I've played, which one feels "the most game", Overlord would almost definitley be mentioned. And that's a really good thing. It's got one primary mechanic that dominates the game, natural progession with you the player growing stronger and stronger, quests, lots of failure near the end, and a decent final boss.

There are some games that, although really good, fall closer to the realm of "art" than "entertainment". Overlord falls into the latter with utmost confidence, and it's honestly pretty refreshing.

Give Overlord a shot, I'm sure you'll be hard pressed to not enjoy it.
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