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Overlord II, sequel to the critically acclaimed cult hit, sees the return of the chaotic Minions and their new Dark Master. Bigger, badder and more beautifully destructive, Overlord 2 has a Glorious Empire to smash, a massive Netherworld to revive, Minion mounts to mobilize, a trio of mistresses to woo, War Machines to crush opposition...
Release Date: Jun 23, 2009
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Overlord II, sequel to the critically acclaimed cult hit, sees the return of the chaotic Minions and their new Dark Master. Bigger, badder and more beautifully destructive, Overlord 2 has a Glorious Empire to smash, a massive Netherworld to revive, Minion mounts to mobilize, a trio of mistresses to woo, War Machines to crush opposition and lots of cute creatures to, err... murder (and a mini-map)

  • What sort of stuff will I get to kill? Your main source of victims will come from the brave and highly flammable ranks of the Glorious Empire, a sinister regime that gained power after the fall of the previous Overlord. You'll be hacking your way through entire battalions at a time, but to keep the blood on your sword varied we've also thrown a few Yetis, Elves, villagers and annoyingly cute indigenous species into the mix, just to name but a few. Don't say we never do anything for you.
  • I've always wanted to enslave the human race, is this the game for me? You've come to the right place! With the Domination style Overlord humanity, can become your plaything. Village by village, you'll reap the benefits of an unwilling workforce as you drive the Glorious Empire from your lands.
  • I'm more of a "watch the world burn" kind of guy, can I still get my rocks off? We've got your pleasure, sir. With the Destruction style Overlord you can ravage the land like a moody Tsunami; razing cities, forests and Imperial camps to the ground just because they looked at you funny.
  • What can my minions do? Minions are angry little Swiss army knives of pain: They can ride into battle on wolves and other magical creatures, loot the best weapons from stomped enemies, pillage houses for treasure, operate fearsome war machines, infiltrate enemy camps and polish your armour so thoroughly you'll blind passing wildlife.
  • What types of Minions can I rule? This new batch of minions is smarter, faster, deadlier and wittier than the sorry sacks of skin you used to rule. Minions now come in four fantastic flavours: Browns are brutal brawlers that solve their problems with teeth and fists. Reds are the surly artillery who love to play catch, as long as it's with fireballs. Greens are the stealthy assassins. Silent and deadly, like a fart on legs. Blues are no use in a fight but can resurrect fellow Minions who've tried to stop a sword with their face.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP2+
    • Processor: Pentium 4 3.0Ghz/Athlon 64bit 3000+
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Graphics: GeForce 6800+/ATI X1600+ with 256MB
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 5GB
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 55 people (91%) found this review helpful
83 products in account
1 review
3.1 hrs on record
This game is quite flawed, walk into it knowing that.

The first thing I did (as I do with most games) is open whatever configuration options the game makes available, and unfortunately for us, the graphics options leave much to be desired. The configuration screen seems more to set your resolution and generic quality dropboxes than tweak the game to work on your system. Thankfully, most PCs should be able to run this fine (I run it at a native 1366x768 at High on a laptop released two or so years ago) and it looks quite nice.

This is also a game you must play with attention paid to the story. The game has excellent writing and a sense of humour that gets me every time. Heck, the tutorial teaches you how to play by telling you to ruin this world's version of Christmas, and then the main game encourages you to go seal clubbing. The great writing often carries the game through rougher bits, like the odd graphical glitches that can cause a minion's eyes to momentarily dislodge from its body or the wonky minion AI that compels my Reds to walk up and punch the vicious hunter. But playing as many glitchy, underpolished games as I have rather immunizes me to these kinds of things so I can look past them and still find the plethora of fun.

Many improvements have been made over the first. For instance, the player is now a dangerous force in combat, spells are much more useful, and minions are less inclined to drown themselves. Minor ♥♥♥♥lings like the amount of effort needed to craft weapons have been addressed, and minions have much more personality now. In fact, you can even choose to have certain favourites come back from death, and you ca track the title and level of each throughout the course of the game. It makes equipping certain minions less of gamble because you don't lose the fancy gladius when Beezer the Seal Slayer gets mauled out in the field.

Overall, Overlord II is a game you need to adjust your expectations for. It's not the most complicated game (puzzles are often just assigning certain minions to a task) and the combat often devolves to chucking brown minions at anything that so much as breathes but it's the heart the game wears on its sleeve that makes it a worthwhile purchase. And at an impulse-friendly $10, it's not really that big of a ounch to the pocketbook if you walk away feeling unfulfilled with the game's antics.
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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24 of 28 people (86%) found this review helpful
71 products in account
2 reviews
125.2 hrs on record
If you liked Overlord 1 you should get this one. I personally think Overlord 1 was better. You can read my review of Overlord 1 at http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198011310716/recommended/11450 Some differences from the 1st one:

You can resurrect lost minions. I did find this take out the thrill of keeping your favorite minions alive.
You can fight soldiers in formations, I found this a welcome addition because it created more warlike moments.
Added mini-map. This helps you find your way around the world.
No arena in the the PC version. I think this weakens the replay value of the game.
Posted: December 26th, 2013
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
329 products in account
221 reviews
2.2 hrs on record
An amazing sequel to the antagonist based game Overlord, I highly recommend this game
Posted: November 19th, 2013
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
69 products in account
13 reviews
8.0 hrs on record
Hilarious and fun. If you enjoy being the bad guy, this game and the rest of the series are for you.
Posted: November 28th, 2013
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
43 products in account
14 reviews
30.9 hrs on record
A return to being the "Evil Overlord", you play as a seperate character to the Overlord seen in the first game (which this is set after) you go through the lands slaughtering any who threaten you with the option to enslave or kill any who don't with a combination of magic and the "minions", another game with elements of Pikmin and, although it's not as difficult as the original, it still provides some amusement.

The cutscenes and the comedic lines see to that.
Posted: December 16th, 2013
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