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...
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Release Date: Jun 23, 2009

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July 27

Overlord II now available on SteamOS, Mac and Linux

Overlord II is now available for your Steam Machine as well as Mac and Linux computers.

Virtual Programming and Codemasters have ported this bigger, badder and more beautifully destructive action adventure to these systems where you have a Glorious Empire to smash and a massive Netherworld to revive!

Current owners of Overlord II on Steam have immediate access to the game from SteamOS and Mac or Linux devices running Steam.

New purchasers can also play the game from the PC, Mac, Linux, or Steam Machines.

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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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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

    Multiplayer is no longer available
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 5 GB Free

    Multiplayer is no longer available
    • OS: Ubuntu 15.10 or similar Linux Distribution
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4/Similar AMD processor
    • Memory: 4GB
    • Hard Disk Space:5 GB Free
    • Video Card: NVidia/AMD OpenGL level 3.2 compatible
    • Video RAM:512Mb
    • Sound: ALSA/PulseAudio compatible
    • GTK 3

    Multiplayer is no longer available

    • nVidia: NVidia 364.19 or better. 331 series are unsupported.
    • AMD: AMD Catalyst (fglrx) 15.12 Crimson
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 30
Sacrificed 10 minions to resurect 1. Because i liked his name, and he had a cool hat. He then died immediately.

10/10 would sacrifice untold hundreds of regular minions to keep hat-man alive.
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0.8 hrs
Posted: August 28
Solid strategic adventure game
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26.6 hrs
Posted: August 27
A Pikmin-like where you play as the Overlord, and control a growing horde of minions with color-coded abilities. The Overlord's health, mana, and horde size are upgraded by finding totems in the world and recovering them.

The tower is similar to that of the first game, but with an added "graveyard" where you can revive lost minions.

Having a tone which heavily mocks Lord of the Rings, it is charming and clever. Characters are stylized with cartoonish proportions, and you are given the decision to be cartoonishly evil, or not.

This is more Overlord, not deviating far from formula.
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Nynros Vorlon
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 24
Well done indeed :)
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18.5 hrs
Posted: August 16
HATE HATE HATE that there is no map to navigate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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8.3 hrs
Posted: August 11
One of my all time favorite games.
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5.8 hrs
Posted: August 6
Evil allways finds a way....... 10/10
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15.1 hrs
Posted: August 6
All of the Overlord games are fun. Get them all. You dont NEED to get Overlord to understand the plot of Overlord 2, but hey, more overlording never hurt anyone....well...maybe a lot of people, but not you.
Lead an army of minions, and not those stupid yellow pill kind, as you plunder, pillage, and devote yourself to evil.
You can choose to be good....but why do that?.....
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11.1 hrs
Posted: August 5
Ahhh, this game. Possibly one of the best games I spent money on. (Disregard 1.4 hours, played on xbox 360.)

I got the first one when it came out, and at this age I was a goody two shoes kid, didn't like being mean, couldn't really curse without saying sorry. But it brought out the evil in me. A game, where you are the evil mastermind, where you are the being with hordes terrorising the country side. You are Sauron, you are Voldemort, you are the Overlord.

Anyway, with the cheese bit out. I ♥♥♥♥ing love this game, I have possibly spent over five hundred hours, easily, playing this on the xbox, going through and trying different styles or even just replaying for the memories. It has an amazing protaganist that doesn't speak but instead lets his actions speak louder than his words. You control an army of minions in order to bring chaos back into the life cycle of what seems to be the Elven terrorists and the Roman Empire. When you return to the Underworld, you can spice up your home with one of three misstresses you can obtain throughout the game, each rewarding you the way you want to be when you buy all their things, like honestly, buy drapes and carpets, your misstress will just be like, 'Yo, lemme just take you to the bed real quick.' even have your minions watch for comedic effect and then be kicked right in the ♥♥♥♥ing face. At your base you can even upgrade weapons, ressurect dead minions for new minions, even go into a battle arena if you get the DLC that just adds more time to the game.

But real quick, let's get a history lesson of this. Basically you play as the fourth Overlord, or Witch boy as you are called at the start. You are the son of the Third Overlord from the first game, who is locked in an internal abbyss of sorts. You are basically claiming your right to the dark throne in an attempt to bring chaos back into the way of life. Done.

It's sad. Really sad how this game has a cult following because it will never get another sequal like everyone wants, no one really wants the Overlord Fellowship game because it isn't Overlord. It doesn't challenge you, give you moral choices or even make you laugh just like Overlord would. You may be thinking, eh, the game must be overhyped by the cult following. Nearly no game out there can provide me with a plot that is so well done and full of questions that is like this, there nearly isn't. (Except for C&C 3. Not 4, we don't talk about 4 here.)

There is of course flaws, like any game. One is the controls, which you can but can't blame due to it being made for console. Second is the crashing, again, made for console. Third is some areas being ridiculously just annoying to beat. Now, I've played the game, and the first, soo many times to tell you there is always parts which just cause so much pain to go through. In the first one, it was Hell's kitchen, which was the DLC, along with the mission where you go into elven territory. In this it was the blue mission and the stealth mission for the greens. Oh god, just the amount of paitence it requires is too damn much to get the greens. It just pains me going to get the greens. Nonetheless it is still a good game, a game that needs people to notice.

Onto characters, (Realised I have zero structure to this whole review.) you have your main Minion, Gnarl, the man minion thing just tells you what you need to do, gives you the right hints, and makes fun while doing so. He leads the minions mainly as in keeps them busy when they aren't out with you and even served your father in the first game. Even dropping hints of a sequel that everyone wants and knows what will be about.

You have Jester, basically comedic relief and someone who the other minions pick on, can be funny or just stupid to listen to. First scene with him is good.

I won't list the mistresses because each of them are good in their own way and do help the Overlord explore what type of Overlord he wants to be. One is nordic, another is snobby roman and the third is an elven goddess.

In this now you have magic that is different than in the first. This magic you wield can either enslave the population, or drain them of all life force. Allowing you to either allow your people to live without question or will, or kill them. Evening allowing you to replenish mana during a fight too.

The list of the game can go on, but to make TL:DR, the game is fun, keeps you occupied, allows you to be evil with no bad morals, gives an interesting plot twist, has fun mechanics and is one of the only games where you can be the bad guy and have fun. Lots of fun.

Jesus this was all over the play at 8:38am in the morning. Buy this game.
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5.3 hrs
Posted: August 1
Overlord great series
Great price
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Evil allways finds a way....... 10/10
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176 of 191 people (92%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 2, 2015
Do I recommend this game?

Let me put it to you this way...
Within the first hour of playing, I:

-Ruined a winter celebration
-Terrorized children
-Operated seige weaponry
-Freed a yeti
-Became an evil overlord
-Clubbed baby seals
-Enraged a free yeti
-Beat up elf hippies
-Took control of innocent villagers by controlling their minds

Tell me, do I recommend this game?

10/10 would evil again!
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143 of 156 people (92%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
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 nigglings 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.
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97 of 99 people (98%) found this review helpful
61.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 22, 2014
This is a much bigger game that the original Overlord. Here you command war machines and ships. The areas are more detailed and offer more adventure. Also, your minnions can gain "mounts" to ride into battle. Brown, Green, and Red each get a unique mount. The is plenty of enjoyable fun. Some areas are better than others but I'm sure that will be a personal feeling for each player. I enjoyed the greatly expanded world. New play mechanics like "minnion possession" are really fun. The Overlord series is about enjoying yourself and ravaging the world with your minnion hordes. The ability to choose and combine 4 different types of minnions means every battle can be replayed countless times. I really liked these light-hearted Overlord games that always provide new challenges and keep player enjoyment foremost during the entire game. Replay for Overlord 2 is very high and honestly fun. This series is a big sleeper that many people missed but thanks to Steam you can enjoy the experience.

I rate Overlord 2 and 8 out of 10.
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105 of 123 people (85%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 20, 2015
So i get to be a supreme evil ruler, sleep with hot nordic women and command an army of funny sounding goblins, sounds like heaven... well hell but you get my point
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97 of 117 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
52.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2014
Two minutes into the game, kid Overlord beats ♥♥♥♥♥♥ kids up with a stick, blows up their ice fortress with obscenely huge bottle rockets, and steals their clothes for tone-deaf minions. Plan to ruin Christmas celebration with more bottle rockets when Glorious Roman Ripoff Empire starts launching stones. Skinny monocled ♥♥♥♥♥♥ demands a magic user be sacrificed. Peasant throws kid Overlord over the wall. Kid get more minions, beats up soldiers with a stick, and steals their catapault. More soldiers die, things get flattened, fun times had, aim sucks. Minions mount wolves, more soldiers die.

Free random giant cyclops yeti thing. Yeti breaks random ice lake. Yeti and kid get frozen.

You know, normal kid stuff.
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126 of 163 people (77%) found this review helpful
100 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Sauron simulator?? Hell YES!!
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56 of 61 people (92%) found this review helpful
19.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Score: 8/10

The original Overlord game was essentially a cult classic and I gladly consider myself one of those that absolutely loved it. I actually prefer how the original game handled some of the aspects such as armor/weapon upgrades. The upgrade options make more sense, but I felt you had to grind for money way to often and just ended up almost skipping it entirely.

The addition of mounts for your minions was actually amazing and probably the main thing that sets this game above the original. My main complaint with the game is honestly it just doesn't feel like it is as fleshed out as it could have been when it comes to things like controling the towns. I loved putting down a revolt, but since it only happens once per town it isn't even really a spoiler. The mistresses are handled the way they should be.

The magic felt weak for some reason to me. The spells help and all, but I never really felt like an all poweful cast sacrifcing minions for personal gain. I enjoyed the idea of minion level up system and bringing back high levels from the dead, but to be honest I never used it.

The game still has the same minion types as the original which is very balanced still. The tactics of killing commanders and using catepults was very enjoyable. The ability to mind control a minion and lead an assault or stealth mission was great. The games dark humor is always enjoyable. It still seems to have choices which are essentially evil vs chaos evil.

The main thing that I wish it had more of was funny bosses like Melvin Underbelly from the original. I did als find it strange that blues never got a mount when I kept thinking they would get a frog or a slug mount. Overall the humor and variety of gameplay make it a neat nitch market title.
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64 of 79 people (81%) found this review helpful
31.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 1, 2014
Being a evil lord controlling evil minions to do your every bidding and destroying innocent creatures to build your evil nether kingdom, is priceless....
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
Improved visuals, improved customizations and more interactive elements than just turning levers.

I loved the addition of mounts for the brown, red and green minions but the blues didn't get a mount for some reason.

One notable addition was the singing or caroling of the minions in a few occasions. I wish the game had more of these moments where the minions could hum marching tunes or random music to add an extra level of immersion to the game.

You can revive lost minions but at a cost. I really liked this featured b/c reviving your minion that is wearing a peacock feathered helmet must always be part of any regal and feared minion formation.

Only complaint I have with this one and it's predecessor is that the overlord walks too slow for me. I wish there was a way to improve its walking/running speed with either spells or equipment.

Overall the game is solid and fun.
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