Overruled is a multiplayer brawler like no other - players change the rules and objectives as they play, directly influencing the dynamics of the game. No two games are ever the same!
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Mixed (54 reviews) - 57% of the 54 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2015

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“If you’re in the market for a fun, completely bonkers party game for you and your friends, I say: look no further than Overruled!, and be ready for anything.”
http://www.twinfinite.net/2014/08/15/overruled-review/

“The gameplay is fast and frantic, Playing against randoms has never been so much fun and I usually hate it!”
http://www.twinfinite.net/2014/08/15/overruled-review/

“Naturally, playing the game in local multiplayer is the ideal – it feels perfectly placed as a party game with friends, giving opportunities for teasing and elbow-jostling”
http://gamesfiends.com/pc/hands-on-overruled-pc-early-access/

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About This Game

Overruled is a multiplayer brawler like no other - players change the rules and objectives as they play, directly influencing the dynamics of the game. No two games are ever the same!

Challenge your friends or take on strangers in both local and online battles with up to 4 people in frantic fights to the finish. The end goal is simple - most points wins - but getting there is where the madness lies! Use over 30 different change ‘em-up cards to completely change the game as you’re playing.

You could be playing Swag Bag now, but one of your enemies might change it to King of the Hill… or Fire Tag… Or Smash ‘n Grab…

Everyone dead? Double the respawn timer! Not doing so well by yourself? Turn teams on! Got the Swag Bag? Double the points you’re earning!

Change the rules in your favour as you fight, cheat and steal your way to victory with a diverse cast of characters.

Features


  • 9 Mayhem-filled multiplayer maps
  • 9 Characters each with their own unique VO
  • 7 Game Types from Invasion to Race to Headhunter
  • Over 30 different rules to change with thousands of ways to play
  • 54 Single Player Challenge Maps
  • Local Multiplayer
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Steam Achievements & Leaderboards
  • Tweakable pre-game options
  • OST - Digital version of soundtrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT; ATI Radeon HD4650; Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Windows Compatible Card
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2.13GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 9400M 256MB
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Major Linux Distributions from 2010
    • Processor: Dual Core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8600GT; ATI Radeon HD4650; Intel HD3000
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 400 MB available space
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Mixed (54 reviews)
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kocha44
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 7
Tried too many times to make this work in LAN multiplayer. Doesn't work. Shouldn't be hard as ALL my other Steam games work perfectly, but this one just doesn't let us join each other's session, even with the integrated STEAM invite. I stopped trying, my buddies stopped trying.
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Thornstroke
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
Played with 3 other friends after buying the four pack. All of us discovered we were not having fun very swiftly into the game.

The game modes shift around at a rate that's very, very difficult to adapt, the sound feels very flat which results in certain mechanics such as the rocket and punch feeling extremely flat or lack luster.

I think this would take a lot of work and time in early access to transform into something I'd want to play again.
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Ardrox_ (Pornhub)
2.1 hrs
Posted: July 25
Fun as hell. Things can get really crazy on that game.
I recommend getting the 4-pack because there is no one playing.
It's worth a shot though.
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Ticuda
0.1 hrs
Posted: October 16, 2015
Got the game as a gift. I've found aprox 0 players online, so it's basically not playable :/
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Osmosis
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25, 2015
I don't know what's happening but im not having fun.
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TotalDuck
0.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: July 17, 2015
Shoddy networking implementation that introduces to much friction in order to even play the game.
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George
6.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: April 8, 2015
I think this game is amazing but if I had made it I would try to make it so you can play online with friends.
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davidinunez
2.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: March 15, 2015
While doing some research for my own game, I stumbled upon Overruled. Whilst my game has always been described as a live-action Worms party game, this is a party game actually developed by the Worms team! Call it synchronicity or serendipitous or whatever, I'm glad I found it. In our game (Gem Wars: Attack of the Jiblets) we have a "Mixed Mode" where the game mode changes periodically, in this game the game mode is in constant flux as part of the gameplay. It's all very interesting and very fun.

We'll be in direct competition or we'll share the market-- either way, I can't deny it, I love Overruled. :)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=397397412
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Buzzcut
1.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: March 13, 2015
It looks fun and funny. Probably an awesome game to play with friends locally. Only one problem: I have not been able to find a match. Buy this awesome looking game so we can play!
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The Brutal Panda
0.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: February 23, 2015
It's a good game idea, but the game is to slow and slow attacks... A fighting game needs to be faster...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 42 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23, 2014
Overruled! is a great game to play with your friends, or complete strangers who will most likely become your friends as you beat each other senseless.

This is the perfect game to spend hours playing with your friends/family or get that instant gratification of jumping into a random match and playing 10 minutes of awesomeness. Overruled! games are fast and frantic with the rules always changing keeping players on their toes and giving everyone a chance to be great at something.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants a game that's as good online as it is playing locally.
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34 of 57 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 6, 2014
This isn't any old boring game... This is Overruled!

I have had LOTS of fun playing this online with random players, friends and sometimes evan the developers ;)

This is a very competitive game where you want to play and play until you finally are the best and OVERRULE them all

This is a constantly changing action packed platform fighting game where you play by your rules and screw the day over for everyone else

#ScrewTheSystem by this game for hours of action and fun! 100% worth its money!

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16 of 25 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 16, 2014
While Overruled! looks like an arena battler, it is actually six different and changing game types, so what may start as a straightforward deathmatch can be interrupted when it becomes a point-to-point race, king of the hill and so on. The arenas are also partly a maze, useful for the other three game modes – swag-bag, fire-tag and smash-and-grab. Random cards appear for players to collect and use on command, allowing some control over which gametypes get played – and variant rules. These apply tweaks to the current game, spanning from the mundane of score adjustments to the game-mechanic altering of tag-teams. Keeping a sense of awareness is necessary at all times – if other players are getting involved in brawls then switching to a race may help you gain more points; if another player has the swag-bag then dropping the scoring will cut their advantage, and so on.The game can be played with two people, but this feels quite empty – the arenas are sized for more, and the intended frenzy of changing game-types slows to one-on-one contests, with controls intended for big moves more than focused duels. The lack of precise animation and fine combat are less critical when trying to double-jump to safety with the swag-bag from three other, brawling competitors, but will stand out more when there's less distraction and more desire for skill to overcome an equal opponent.There is also a single player challenge mode. As it currently stands it is little more than a tutorial for basic controls, although has the potential to expand into something revealing deeper uses of game mechanics.However, Overruled! is a multiplayer game to its core, and if you can play against three other people you should find yourself having an enjoyable, chaotic time.
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19 of 31 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
44.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 23, 2014
Fun, competitive and constantly changing. Hours of fun guaranteed and a must buy for anyone who likes platform fighting games. 100% highly recommended.

Funny characters with awesome dialogue, fun and crazy levels and a whole plethora of game card types to really ruin someone elses day whilst benefiting yourself. What more could you really want at your fingertips?

No really, pick this up. You won't regret it!
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19 of 33 people (58%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12, 2014
I love this game. Since the day I saw it at a games convention I kept going back to this one. It has a really unique art style and gameplay and for early access it has so much content. Since there are cards the game can change at any moment at one point you can be winning then the next minute your coming last. There is also a nice vary in map (with hopefully more to come) and a campain mode which is still being worked on. If you havn't bought it already stop reading the reviews and buy it. :D
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10 of 16 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17, 2014
Short version: This game takes you back to the good old SSB-brawling-with-your-friends times. The rule changing mechanics are a really nice idea. Recommended specially if you have firends/family to play locally with.
TLDR: Keep in mind that this is an early review. There are many things the devs are working on.

Controls: Controller works GREAT. It feels fluid and intuitive, you won't catch yourself having a hard time switching cards, jumping and hitting someone at the same time. On the other hand, keyboard controls feel plain out weird, specially on the card-controlling part (controlled using u, i, o, j, k, l). My first games were played using this imput method and it could sometimes get frustrating. This point is further aggravated by the fact that there are no remapping options at this point.

Gameplay: This is the strongest point of this game. It is a 2D brawler with constantly changing rules (tag, king of the hill, racing, FFA and more), which are twisted further by players constantly playing their cards to, for example, double the points given or disable melee attacks for some time. 4 player games can get insanely fun, specially (as I already mentioned) in local games.

Community: Right now the community is pretty small, and it can take some time to find a match to play in online. This can get frustrating at times, especially if you experience the "UPNP router bug" which won't let you create a lobby (which the game will automatically will do if it can't find a situable match, forcing you to lose even more time as it can't be cancelled until the error shows up).

Overall: The game is fun, but does not feel complete yet. If the genre draws you in and you don't mind encountering a few bugs along the way, you will surely have a nice time playing. The devs are active in the forums and the community seems to be growing in a by-day basis, so even with its current flaws, I recommend this game.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 14, 2014
Overruled has more twists than your favorite reality television show, and more strategy too!

Overruled is everything you could possibly enjoy in a madcap multiplayer game. There are cards that change the rules at any time, which could help with timing in respawning, timing for your projectile weapon, or the amount of points possible, or the very game themselves.

The rule is simple - get as much points as possible, but how you get those points (and how much) depends entirely on the rules randomized every 30 seconds (or presented by a fellow player)

But at one point during the game, you have an "OVERRULED" card which negates any card presented on the table, so it's a game of juggling not only the platforming and combat, but the very rules and scoring themselves.

Play according to your skill set, or hinder your opponents on their best skill set. It's a very addictive game, and can't wait to see new levels, new characters and possibly more "twists" as the game continues.
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: November 21, 2014
I have mixed feelings about this. I know it's still an "early access game" but even in it's state, it's rather limiting. The campaigns are dull and repetitive, noone really plays online and those I have played with.. actually quit mid-game(Boredom maybe? Who knows. One that quite was even winning, sooo.)

Basically. It's like some mini-games intertwined with one main game. It's ok for a few rounds here and there.. but then it just gets repetitive and some of the voices.. are quite annoying.

I would recommend it at like.. more than 75% off(I paid $2-ish for it.) and only if you have a group of friends to play with. It seems to be targeted for a much younger age group. It's.. too SIMPLE. Essentially. Anyways. Fun.. sort of, for the full price? No, definitely not. Has too much work yet.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 17, 2014
I really enjoy this game and would definitely recommend it. It is only in early access and can only get better. This is a quick video i made giving my impressions on the game and what i like and would like to see. Just a brief video :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS1rHnJmA7w&list=UUZpHYQ4vkdLgFzrPW6UiOXw
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14 of 26 people (54%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12, 2014
Only played a few rounds, and already in love with this game! The controls are intuitive, and the game itself is fast and fun! Took me a small amount of time to understand what was actually going on however.

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