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.
User reviews: Very Positive (281 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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"this is a fun game like pikmin, Its alot about finding out where to go/how to solve puzzles. Theres lots of upgrades and stuff too."

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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. 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
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
I love this game. I kinda remindes me of the Fable series on how people react to what you do and what you can do. Want to murder an entire village? Go for it. Want to steal their food supply that you just got back from a giant halfling? Whatever man, just do it.
Posted: September 27
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
13.3 hrs on record
I bought the pack overlord, raising hell and overlord II. I was only lacking to test raising hell. And oh my god. It destroyed my whole overlord experience.

It is clear that they did not even test it. Just sad. I have been trying to mow (yes, you now have to mow gardens, very overlord activity) for 1 hour straight. The controls are just so bad and the time frame to do it so short that it is just hell.
Thanks a lot . Really appreciated.
Posted: September 25
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
It started greatly, then became repetitive and dull.
Posted: October 2
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8.4 hrs on record
a amazing game with good graphics humour and other good stuff there is rts in it (real time strategy) and overall a good game
Posted: October 19
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11.1 hrs on record
This game is nice, you are teh evil overlord. How does that not sound tempting?

The story is fine, the gameplay fun and the setting is unique.

7/10 cuase you get to kick that guy with the stupid hat how mutch as you want :)
Posted: October 11
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22.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 11
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20.7 hrs on record
Overlord, it's like Pikmin with demons!

+ original concept
+ humour
+ fun to play
+ be an evil overlord and customise your lair

- gets a bit repetitive

Score: 3/5, would get Overlord 2 over this one though, it's so much better!

PS. Didn't play through all of the expansion because I was so burnt out on the main game!
Posted: September 28
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16.5 hrs on record
I've played this one until finish it. It was a good game and I score it with 7/10.

Recommended only if you'd like to keep playing with minions.

The spanish version has the voices removed.
Posted: September 28
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3.0 hrs on record
will always be a classic in my eyes
Posted: October 5
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10.7 hrs on record
There are few things in videos games that are as much fun as joyous evil. And this game revels in it. You slaughter hobbits, burn down sacred groves, and subjegate the local peasantry. And I did it all with a gleeful smile on my face.
Posted: September 27
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5.4 hrs on record
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Posted: September 30
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39 of 45 people (87%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: June 12
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
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 8
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 21
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
A great game with an awsome concept and tons of references to films and clasic games that will keep you laughing as you play. So get out there and start the mayhem! :D
Posted: September 6
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Ooooh! for the overlord.
Posted: June 13
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.4 hrs on record
This game is a good casual game. i like it. i played it. I played a reasonablee amount too. its an alright game. not insainly good. not too bad. its just a good one. i liked it.
Posted: September 6
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
one thing though: Y U NO MINIMAP!!?? OR ANY MAP OF SORTS FOR THAT MATTER!
Posted: September 9
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
28.4 hrs on record
Funny and well made game with an enjoyable gameplay and some funny moments that makes it really worth it.
Posted: September 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
It's a nice expansion, didn't differ much from the original much but sure is very very fun.
Posted: September 18
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