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 (50 reviews) - 62% of the 50 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 15, 2015

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February 9

Team17’s Lunar New Year Sale!

It’s time for the Lunar New Year sale and Overruled! is 75% percent off, but that’s not all! We’ve got lots of other Team17 games on sale too, including:

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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
Customer reviews
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Overall:
Mixed (50 reviews)
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Ticuda
( 0.1 hrs on record )
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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TheEtanMan
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: September 16, 2015
As a game in Early Acces it's not bad. Sure it could have some enhancements but that will surely come later. There is like nobody on Multiplayer but that is normal for such a new game. I'm going to be recording it and I've been having some fun. It's not amazing, but again it's in Early Access.
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Osmosis
( 0.3 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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
( 5.9 hrs on record )
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 on record )
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 on record )
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 on record )
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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Magnus Dux Awesomiae XLII
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: February 10, 2015
Whoever wrote the character lines should be fired.
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Hero Of The Soviet Union
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 29, 2014
LITERALLY WHAT THE ♥♥♥♥ IS GOING ON. no seriosly play mount your freinds
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Posva
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 27, 2014
If you like platformers you will hate this one. Controls feel absolutely unintuitive, The campaign gets repetitive at level 3.
It may change in the future but at the current state this game is not worth to play with
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FunkerGreg
( 11.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: December 21, 2014
Looks like it is trying to be Smash Brothers where rules for special objectives are set dynamically based on powerups collected by the player. The controls are clunky,and environments overly restrictive; I was hoping ot get a good couch versus game, but it failed to catch our interest.
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Want|Some #deaglenation
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 29, 2014
Didn't get a chance to enjoy
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Mephiles
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 26, 2014
Eh, seems kind of boring in it's playstyles. Campaign mode's AI doesn't seem to do much, thus its more over just a matter of beating particular times, and the game modes themselves are not great enough to cover that factor up.
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Smile It's Monday!!!1
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 26, 2014
It's overly clunky, overly easy and very boring. Shame on you Team17
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Inception
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 23, 2014
I don't understand what they were thinking while making this. The graphics are very out-of-date looking, and the voice acting is just abysmal. The game itself is not very fun. Granted, it is early access but for the price it is not worth it. You can likely pick up a more exciting game for the same or lower price, so this is definetly not something worth spending your money on. If you do happen to buy it, turn your volume down because that music and voice acting is going to get annoying fast.
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Vicccious
( 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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ownosourus
( 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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Azeal
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 14, 2014
I was difficult to decide on whether or not to recommend this game.

Basically the core concept is to collect cards and activate them to alter the game mode. The basic combat is a bit sluggish, predictable and limited. The trailer makes the changes in game modes seem much more dynamic than they actually are. Basically you get things like collect coins, deathmatch, king of the hill and capture the flag, none of these are terribley exciting.

It is worth noting that it is still in open Beta. However the core mechanics of the game seem to be a bit limiting and I'm not sure how likely this is to change.

Its not too bad to play a few rounds here and there, but the price tag is a bit much. If you can get it on special for about half price it would probably be worth getting.
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two faced death
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: November 14, 2014
good but not much multiplayer. meaning not a lot of people playing it
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
26 of 39 people (67%) 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 54 people (63%) 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 22 people (73%) 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 28 people (68%) 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 30 people (63%) 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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13 of 19 people (68%) 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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10 of 14 people (71%) 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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14 of 24 people (58%) 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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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12, 2014
Fun and well polished. Addicting. For the cost you just can't beat it.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20, 2014
UPDATE. The developers added an option to disable UPNP, so now I can host a game. I will update my review once I get to play! Thanks for that.

Note that the game insists on forwarding a fixed port. Please make this user-configurable? A command line switch, a text config.ini file, anything. I play on a laptop and a PC, and the only way to host on one or the other is to edit the router settings each time.
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8 of 13 people (62%) 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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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28, 2014
I was in the beta and they did fix everything + extremely focused on the community. also adictive gameplay and fun (with friends) and an amazing 4 for 3 deal. also definatly woth the price.

only downside is some anmation bugs.

9/10 BUY BUY BUY
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12 of 21 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 13, 2014
Works Great ubuntu 14.04
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15, 2014
Overruled is one of the best chilled out fun indie games you could wish for to play locally or just over steam with friends. Works best with voice chat and having a good all round laugh!
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 15, 2014
I'm so happy I got to be apart of this game! I totally recommend it as it is so wonderful! Arrrrrrr!

~Mousie Mouse (Sasol the Pirate and other :3 )
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12 of 22 people (55%) 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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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 14, 2014
A absolute blast!

A great 2D multiplayer brawler what keeps the game fresh with alternating modes (in game) and card pick ups which mixes the game up for a unique gaming experience.

Add friends for instant enjoyment!

http://youtu.be/1PxY8A2QrOY
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24 of 47 people (51%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12, 2014
This game is absolutely dope!
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: December 21, 2014
Looks like it is trying to be Smash Brothers where rules for special objectives are set dynamically based on powerups collected by the player. The controls are clunky,and environments overly restrictive; I was hoping ot get a good couch versus game, but it failed to catch our interest.
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13 of 26 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 12, 2014
increadably fun game :) playing with the developers of it atm :)
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