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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November 27, 2014

The Steam Exploration Sale!

Attention: Minions!

Now the carnage has subsided since your pumpkin exploits at Halloween it's time to cause havoc once more.

Word from the Netherworld is that a great sale has besieged these lands, and as a result the entire Overlord series is currently available at some cut down prices.

Want to cause some mayhem? Find a mistress to keep you warm this winter, or perhaps you want to raid the pumpkin fields like the sprightly young scamp that you are.

Your time has come, and service to the master can be guaranteed for 50% less lifeforce.

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October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween Minions!



We do love Halloween, and it’s easily our fourth most favourite time of year. The Minions always seem exceptionally chipper, perhaps it’s because the pumpkin fields are overflowing with their orangey goodness. Unfortunately it’s not all great; one does remember the awful mess that the Minions made last year, who would have known pumpkin vomit would be so explosive.

To distract us from the impending mess, and not to mention the smell, we’ve slashed the prices on the entire Overlord series over on Steam, including the Complete Pack.

Prices start from a spooktacular 87p!

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/2464/

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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
Helpful customer reviews
66 of 82 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
Sauron Simulator
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
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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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
So here’s what you get
Evernight Abyss+Boss
Heaven's Peak Abyss+Boss
Golden Abyss+Boss
Infernal Abyss+Boss
1 AXE OF CONFUSION
1 MACE OF DOOM
1 HARVESTING HELMET
1 SWORD OF LIFE-STEALING
1 ARMOR OF FIRE
5 New Dungeon Challenges
3 New Multilayer Maps-not 100% sure on that but I know you get at least 3
7/10-Its not that it not fun, I relished all the levels and the story had the same great feel to it. But for 10$, when the game costs 5$. It was really disappointed and I wanted stuff to be hidden all over the game so you could go explore again. To be able to buy more stuff for your castle and get a new room. To upgrade all of your minions and not just the two you picked during the first part. The most fun I got out of this game was when a friend gave me a link for this - http://forum.cheatengine.org/viewtopic.php?p=5430025
you can spawn about 120 minions safely, the more you make the more of a chance of them just vanishing. give them infinite health and mana, give yourself infinite health and mana. Best of all you can speed hack both yourself and the minions to move at insane game breaking speeds, I have yet to try this in multilayer. But it gives the game a 2nd 3rd or 4th playthrough and a reason to buy it if you already own it on a gaming system.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=375179618
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 31, 2014
Great Game, The Comedic Amazingness That is Overlord, Pick up if Youre Looking For A game That Will Keep You Going
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12 of 20 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 12, 2014
LITERALLY PIKMIN BUT I CAN KILL PEOPLE WITH MY HANDS
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Pros:
Kinda funny
Decent graphics
Easy Concept

Cons:
If you start on the hardest difficulty you will hate yourself and this game
Farming type of game
Can be so frusturating that you break the controller because hitler himself made this game and then it was reviewed by the 7 layers of hell and determined unfit to play so then the devil edited it until he rage quit. He then broke the game gave it to Matt Hassleback who through it to T.O. for a touchdown. He spiked the ♥♥♥♥ outta this game in the end zone. So once you beat this game you are in the end zone (where you through your computer because you just wasted 66.6 hours of your life).

Other:
Would recommend playing on easy if you actually want to enjoy the game.
Orrr do what I did fully crank the game first round and end up in the end zone and buy a new monitor...
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20 of 37 people (54%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
Evil will always find a way.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 4
In Overlord, you are either evil or very evil. You play as a guy who buys his clothes from the same shop as Sauron and The Lich King. Your goal is to conquer the world.
This means that you have to control an army of minions. The game plays quite badly with a mouse and keyboard, so I recommend using an xbox controller or gamepad.
The game looks quite nice, aside from some very poor ground textures.
The story is actually pretty cool, and I actually don't think it suffers from using a silent protagonist.
Overall Overlord is quite a fun game. It features some dark british humor, which I always appreciate, and it is surprisingly lengthy. 7.5/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
63.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
This game is awesome, everything is cool on this game but Multiplayer is not active :(
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
A decent offering of DLC.

The DLC basically call upon the Overlord to come into a elseworld version of the first games trials.
Pretty similer to what you already loved (or hated) from the first game.

I cant say I could stomach the repetion. However, if you cant wait to fill the Overlords shoes once again, go fo it!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 19
Pre-Release Review
This is a great Title. It has a original and unique playtrough that no other game ive seen can offer. Very Fun :)
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Love the pikmin like gameplay combined with a humorous evil story that feels like dungeon keeper.
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45 of 48 people (94%) 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 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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41 of 47 people (87%) 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.

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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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person 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.

That is it for this review. Comment, etcetera so I can write these allot better. So you guys have an even better indication to leave this one alone or not.
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23 of 26 people (88%) 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!

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.
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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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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
64.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
Best CodeMaster game ever! Love the minions, fascinating interactions between minions and the environments, refreshing graphic style, unlockables in the tower are interesting as well. Game contents worth playing multiple times, recommended!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
A great game, with uniqe gameplay mecanics.
The pc controls take a while to get used to, but once you do, it's awesome!

The story was surprisingly good and the charachters are very likeable.
Similar to fable you can choose to be good or evil... Actually its more like, evil and very evil. Anyhow, it ads to the game and gives it a decent amount of replayability.

My only complaint is that I never managed to figure out how to change my spells, with the mouse and keybord controlers. I actualy had to swap between gamepad and keyboard a few times.

In conclusion.
A great game that is worth cheeking out.
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