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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Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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July 27

Overlord Raising Hell now available on SteamOS, Mac and Linux

Overlord Raising Hell is now available for your Steam Machine as well as Mac and Linux computers.

Virtual Programming and Codemasters have ported this popular twisted fantasy action adventure to these systems where you can be evil, or really evil!

Current owners of Overlord Raising Hell on Steam have immediate access to the game from SteamOS and Mac or Linux devices running Steam.

New purchasers can also play the game from the PC, Mac, Linux, or Steam Machines.

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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.
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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 4.5 GB Free

    Multiplayer is no longer available
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.10 or similar Linux Distribution
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4/Similar AMD processor
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 4.5 GB Free
    • Video Card: NVidia/AMD OpenGL level 3.2 compatible
    • Video RAM:512Mb
    • Sound: ALSA/PulseAudio compatible
    • GTK 3

    Multiplayer is no longer available

    • nVidia: NVidia 364.19 or better. 331 series are unsupported.
    • AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.12 Crimson
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135 of 160 people (84%) found this review helpful
151 people found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4, 2015
Sauron Simulator
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84 of 90 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
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!


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.


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.


+ 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

- 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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48 of 52 people (92%) found this review helpful
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

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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43 of 49 people (88%) found this review helpful
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.


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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32 of 33 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27, 2015
Also see my Overlord 1 Review:

TL:DR? See Conclusion

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.

+ 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

- 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

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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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
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
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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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
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.


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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23 of 25 people (92%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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24 of 30 people (80%) found this review helpful
47.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 8, 2014
This game is a LOT of fun, & worth every penny i spent on it.
When on sale this game is a NO brainer & every1 should have a copy of it.
Seems when i started playing this game i jumped straight into "raising hell" so i'am not exactly sure what the differences are from the original Overlord.
I want more games like this & wondering why a overlord 3 hasn't been made or in developement.
MUST buy/have game ! ! !
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King Link
18.8 hrs
Posted: October 21
Let's start with the first thing. This is NOT it's own game. It's DLC for Overlord. Why it's listed as it's own game? Probably because it was put up on steam before DLC was really a big thing. I don't know.

So why the negative review? Well let's start that I played this while playing the base game of Overlord. I played it at the same time and the game really feels like that's the intended use case. There's a number of additional "Abyss" levels that the player can go through. 5 of them. Each have their own story and each has a play on the bosses faced in the real game, with an all new final boss.

There's at least one or two good levels in here. I particularly liked the level that dealt with everything being a play. It's an interesting twist, and I really liked a number of things done in that level. The down side, well the other four levels really didn't fill me with the same enjoyment. A few of them were annoying, and overall, I felt this is underwhelming. The last level is insultingly short, simplistic, and tedious all at the same time. An impressive feat.

Now the bigger issue that I think everyone should take with this. This is DOUBLE the price of the base game currently, and definitely not worth that and the same price as the sequel.

I enjoyed Overlord. I actually liked it a lot, but when I was doing things for Raising hell, I felt let down. It wasn't a horrible experience, it just was more of the same, and while I really liked Overlord, the changes in Raising Hell, felt like they were there to differentiate itself from the base game, and failed at that.

It didn't help that a lot of the levels felt overly padded and uninteresting. When the game had an interesting idea, it kind of built on it. There also was a decent amount of interaction with the world. In the DLC, it felt stale and desolate. And annoying. There's at least two puzzles I can think of (the lawn mowing and the sheeps) that was just annoying rather long after the interesting part of the puzzle was gone.

Will you hate this DLC? No. But it's just not worth your money. There's a sequel to the original game that is likely worth you money more than this. It's not that it's bad, it's just unneeded and lackluster. For me, that means I can't recommend it.
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11.8 hrs
Posted: October 19
A nice addition to the original game. The abysses are really original.
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36.9 hrs
Posted: October 13
Good Expansion Set the new Items reeeeally help in the grinding minions part, giving you more time to enjoy the game, but the new cenaries are kind of repetitive...
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6.6 hrs
Posted: October 12
Most frustrating game I ever played. The levels are confusing as there are no objective indicator nor mini map. I spent hours just wandering around trying to figure out what I'm suppose to trigger. Then I died and got restarted. Immediately uninstall the game after that. If you like to spend hours covering every corner over and over again, play this game.
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jacek seagal
4.6 hrs
Posted: October 7
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33.9 hrs
Posted: October 4
Overlord Raising hell Review.
Is overlord raising hell a worthy expansion to overlord?
Pros adds a new gate in each world ( mellow hills, evernight etc) and in each gate is a challenging world full of new mini games puzzles and add more to the game and adds fresh new things to the game items, tower objects and new monsters to kill. It also adds a amazing new boss fight that is canon to the overlord story. It adds many hours of content and it is fun and challenging.
Cons its more content, if you did not like overlord I bet you wont like the expansion, but it still has the humorous charm the gameplay and lovable minions that the first game had. It can alter the balance of the game if you grind in mellow hills game before you beat the game you can get some higher quality gear for you and your minions.
Do I recommend you buy this game? To put it bluntly, Yes for 10.99 the expansion adds much to the game although its does cost much more than overlord the base game does but I still think it is well worth it. You might just want overlord and not the DLC.
Please see my overlord review of the base game
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6.4 hrs
Posted: October 4
Overlord™: Raising Hell is a very good game. Preety nice gameplay and mostly so much fun; I mean your character is like Sauron from the Lord of the Rings movies and your minions are like gremlins fromn the homonym movie; The combinaton is so explosive. I totally recommend the game for 8/10.
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0.5 hrs
Posted: September 18
Wish I never bothered. Some of the older Games (I forgot) were just goofy.
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30.7 hrs
Posted: August 27
A Pikmin-like where you play as the Overlord, and control a growing horde of minions with color-coded abilities. The Overlord's health, mana, and horde size are upgraded by finding totems in the world and recovering them. The dark tower he calls home is rebuilt and upgraded through collectables and gold.

Having a tone which heavily mocks Lord of the Rings, it is charming and clever. Characters are stylized with cartoonish proportions, and you are given the decision to be cartoonishly evil, or not.

This remains one of my favorite games.
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Nynros Vorlon
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
Well done indeed :)
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