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 (466 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 15, 2008

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"Great game, with many things to do. Choose to save people, or slaughter them. Mostly slaughter. Well optimized, though it is multiple years old."

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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
27 of 28 people (96%) 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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
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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9 of 13 people (69%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
this is a dlc, but it kinda comes with the actual game, hence the large files despite being dlc. all your save files is there but you gotta fight the final boss again if you finished the game, after that the portals will start showing up

it extends gameplay for a good 3-4 hours and giving you extra crafting equipment although not much. id say its worth it and helps support the developers, so by all means grab it. the ending sets up the sequel for this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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