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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.
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008
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About the 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


    • 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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16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
582 products in account
43 reviews
32.2 hrs on record
Making a demon army, capturing tons of women to enslave, 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!

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.

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.
Posted: February 28th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
230 products in account
2 reviews
26.8 hrs on record
Great game and very funny, gameplay is great once you get used to controlling the minions and terrorising innocent people, you get all the minions fairly early complete with screaming and public urination.

The game has a tiny bit of freedom which is nice, that tiny bit of freedom at least makes it feel like you can do what you want when you want even though you really are being led along a 1 way path till you get all the minions, after having all the minions you can do the quests in whatever order you want though :)
Posted: February 11th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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23 reviews
4.2 hrs on record
You can control them Gremlins, yo!
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
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42 reviews
47.8 hrs on record
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 ! ! !
Posted: May 8th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
25.2 hrs on record
Overlord has you take the role of the almighty Overlord, an evil presence who is set to rule over the land.

You begin the game, a newly awakened dark force – tasked with rebuilding your dark tower. You raise an army of minions, terrorize the local population and craft your own armour and weapons. You can even customize your dark tower, which is a nice touch. The narrative and environment are very reminiscent of Middle-Earth, in the sense of a twisted parody where you play as Sauron. The setting is very light-hearted and comical, despite playing the villain in a Tolkien-esque world. The graphics aren’t exactly stellar and there are issues with pop-in, but it does a nice job of portraying the theme of the overall experience. It’s similar to World of Warcraft’s style of softly lit and stylized environments and characters.

Although you are a dark and powerful Overlord, you start off fairly weak, which is where your minions come in. Like Pikmin, you need to gather a force of followers who can aid you in your quest. You need a certain amount of minions to perform specific tasks for you - such as moving obstacles, pulling levers and of course, combat. They can also access smaller areas otherwise inaccessible, revealing secrets and other goodies. There are also various colours which specialize further. Brown minions, for example, are your standard fighting force, whilst red minions are your ranged attackers; greens are your stealth attackers and blues are your healers.

Overlord plays like a very old game; now, I do not mean this in a negative sense – not dated or “retro” – I’m referring more to the game design and ideology. Although there is a main thread to follow, you’re not held by the hand from point A to point B, you are encouraged to explore and find things for yourself. The world is rather large and full of secrets and puzzles, which need actual work and thoughtfulness to find. It makes a very refreshing experience compared to more modern games full of set pieces and elaborately staged corridors.

The controls are very well done, both with keyboard & mouse and a controller; although camera control is limited with a controller. You control your Overlord as you would expect, attacking and using magic but you can also control your minions directly as a horde, allowing finer control, such as sweeping them through inaccessible areas. You are also able to set guard points, sending your minions to station there until you recall them; this allows you to set your fire throwing reds at the back, set up an ambush with the greens etc. It’s nice how much control you have.

The game lasted me roughly 25 hours, which felt very well paced. Some games feel too long, others too short. This game fits neither of these categories.

I highly recommend this game, as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with it.
Posted: February 13th, 2014
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26 of 26 people (100%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
7.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: December 17th, 2013
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