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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41.0 hrs
Posted: September 22
A frustrating mix of great concept and terrible execution. I can't tell if I had more fun than controller-hurling rage.

Every challenge is a wall of invulnerable guards that you get past by positioning a horde of reds at just the right spot to take out the captain. Sometimes you get to use a catapult or ballista. Strategy is fairly irrelevant.

Every game has bugs, but it's the design choices that will drive you batty. What should have been a simple set of menus accessed from a keypress is instead a vast dungeon with rooms spread to the far corners, where your slow-walking avatar must trudge too, then wade through pointless "elevator" animations, and then even more animations before you can interact with the ungangly UI to manage a single resource. We're supposed to feel like we're entering a whimsical world, but mostly you just cry when you realize you have to trudge back across the entire dungeon to perform an upgrade.

The magic system could have been completely removed without any loss to game play. You get four spells. You'll see a tutorial once. Then the spells seem to work by context, but despite a lot of experimentation, I couldn't figure out what the parameters were. I suspect it requires very precise targetting and timing that is more likely to happen by chance than by intent. But when you do get a spell to work, the effect is so underwhelming that it never seems worth the bother, and you certainly don't need them to complete the game, nor do they make it any easier.

Then you get awarded women as trophy mistresses. It's just as shallow and pointless as it sounds.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 20
This game looks great for 2009. Great art style. This game is goofy, fun to look at, cute, charming, and super simple. It's a great game for a 10 year old boy or stoner.
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1.3 hrs
Posted: September 19
Cross between Pikmen and Fable. I relly like this series. Well made game. I gve it a 8.3 Great.
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1.7 hrs
Posted: September 7
Like picman 2 but from hell.
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Floorf The Dwarf
11.9 hrs
Posted: September 6
K I've never written a review before but this game deserves it.

Story time

So I have a minion named Slain who has this bomb ♥♥♥ hat and he accidently died about 5 hours into the game, so I was a little ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and deppresed. Play the game for another 2 hours then decide to go to the minion burrow, and what do I find.... A guy that can ressurect Slain. Now Slain and I will be the evilist overlords there ever was.

10/10 Would resurrect a slain Slain again.
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The Dude
0.9 hrs
Posted: September 4
Sauron simulator at it's best.
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Chicken Bot
5.6 hrs
Posted: September 3
This game controls like a turd with mouse and keyboard.
The game also has insanely bad checkpoints and does not allow you to quick save, but really the biggest issue is that it just becomes downright unplayable when you have to micro manage your minions it's just frustrating, you will spend more time fighting with the controls than fighting the enemies...

Which is a shame, the game is pretty entertainning with the building your own army and taking over towns but because the controls are so **** it makes the whole experience miserable, honestly i cannot remenber playing a game with controls this bad.

I imagine it plays a lot better with a controller so only get this if you have a controller.
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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
0.8 hrs on record
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
61.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
Greate game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
Solid strategic adventure game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
185 of 204 people (91%) found this review helpful
145 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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146 of 160 people (91%) 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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100 of 102 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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108 of 127 people (85%) found this review helpful
84 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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98 of 119 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
59.3 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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130 of 168 people (77%) found this review helpful
103 people found this review funny
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Sauron simulator?? Hell YES!!
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59 of 64 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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