Everybody wants to rule the world! Achieve global power with EVIL GENIUS, the one and only complete world domination simulator. All the everyday tasks of the deliciously wicked mastermind are available to experience and master from building your ultra-secret base to developing spectacular super-weapons to carry out your nefarious master...
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Release Date: Sep 28, 2004

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Everybody wants to rule the world! Achieve global power with EVIL GENIUS, the one and only complete world domination simulator. All the everyday tasks of the deliciously wicked mastermind are available to experience and master from building your ultra-secret base to developing spectacular super-weapons to carry out your nefarious master plan. How evil are you?

  • Choose from 3 notorious Evil Genius characters to serve as your icon and represent you in your quest for power.
  • Create the ultimate doomsday device and use it to achieve total global domination.
  • Create your lair with over 300 items including kung fu academies, rocket caverns, and laboratories.
  • Use ingenious traps and wicked 'interrogation' devices to toy with and dispatch obnoxious overdressed government agents.
  • Manage your minions as you train them in treacherous trades such as experimental research programs, heavy weapons usage, and international sabotage.
  • Recruit dastardly henchmen to patrol your base, take out your enemies, and undertake outrageous missions to increase your power and notoriety.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista
    • Processor: Pentium® III 800MHz processor
    • Memory: 128MB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce2 16Mb or equivalent
    • Hard Drive: 1.4 GB of free hard drive space
    • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
    • DirectX9®: DirectX 9.0c
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Tazar The Yoot's Labotomy Pops:D
37.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
remind me to write a full review later. i dont feel like making one right now. later, as in a few weeks maybe...
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Spongeton
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Hey, that's pretty good!
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Lyndy62
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Just got this computer and I've downloaded all the importand stuff that makes the computer do what I need it to do on a daily basis. But now I'm downloading EVIL GENIUS yet again. No I am not having problems with the download but it is simple math. I get a new computer every couple of years and EVIL GENIUS has been on each and every one of them since the beginning...
In fact I EVEN tried playing evil genius online and just hated ... let me re-interate JUST HATED the money grubbing pay as you play mentality of the game. The game itself was polished and had added quite a few toys and if they could offer something like what they have now without the pay to play and the need to get grandma and uncles involved on facebook, I think alot of people would purphase said game.
Going back to my feelings and reviews for EVIL GENIUS this many years after its creation? It is afterall 2016! ohh! game just downloaded!!!! gots to go get my daily dose... thanks for reading :)
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PaulDaPlumher
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 19
the hell!! is it that hard for then minions to put out fires?!!! they all walk by the fire, buuuut ya. i cant even put a priority on a duty... please fix, the henchmen cant even arrest, even when i mark them to arrest. please fix. i cant get past a fire without my base melting. the henchman is useless.
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iN008 /aɪ.nuːb/
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This Dungeon Keeper clone has style.
Evil Genius is a sensational homage to spy thrillers in the form of a brilliant base builder were your main goal is to achieve none other than the cliché of world domination. Solid gameplay with enough depth to maintain interest, an abundance of humour and crazy cliché characters like Red Ivan the henchman who'll blow your stuff up whilst "defending" you or evil genius Alexis with her hunk bodyguards, Evil Genius offers hours of enjoyment and is likely to consume days of your life if you're not careful.

Having first played this back in 2005 with a physical copy I obviously must have bias, and yeah much like Rollercoaster Tycoon I have plentiful nostaglia. For all you know I'm just a zealot, or maybe you'll just have to buy the game and find out yourself.
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WoodenDOOM
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Sucks
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A. Jorb
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
No mr bond, i expect you to be swirled around in a giant mixer for a few hours
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SA|Fallen Horizon
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
You get to be the bad guy. What more can you want.
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Suspiria
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
This is a classic in the same line as Dungeon Keeper. Hits that classic James Bond/Austin Powers feel and could really use a remake that wasn't aimed at mobile gaming.

Do yourself a favor and play a little gaming history.

*Resolution changes tend to crash the game for me, I just play it on default since bumping it up doesn't improve much on modern monitors*
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CloakedPhoenix
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
It is a really fun game of course it does not have the best graphics but I spent weeks playing this game
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
25.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
This is always going to be my favorite game in life, is clean and clear to achieve world domination.
Kudos, waiting still until now for a sequel
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
This Dungeon Keeper clone has style.
Evil Genius is a sensational homage to spy thrillers in the form of a brilliant base builder were your main goal is to achieve none other than the cliché of world domination. Solid gameplay with enough depth to maintain interest, an abundance of humour and crazy cliché characters like Red Ivan the henchman who'll blow your stuff up whilst "defending" you or evil genius Alexis with her hunk bodyguards, Evil Genius offers hours of enjoyment and is likely to consume days of your life if you're not careful.

Having first played this back in 2005 with a physical copy I obviously must have bias, and yeah much like Rollercoaster Tycoon I have plentiful nostaglia. For all you know I'm just a zealot, or maybe you'll just have to buy the game and find out yourself.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
You get to be the bad guy. What more can you want.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
139 of 144 people (97%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20, 2015
Evil Genius is a base-building strategy game, similar to Dungeon Keeper.

You play as a malevolent mastermind during the cold-war era, with the sole aim of taking over the world.

As with all plotting masterminds circa 1970, you have a secret base built within a mountain on a tropical island, and of course, what evil genius is complete without his evil henchmen? These fellas are under your total command and do all dirty work you task them with. You start off by hiring basic henchmen, which carry out menial tasks such as construction or basic room staffing. These henchmen then branch into three different paths: military; science; and social. These paths each have four henchmen types each, ranging from basic guards, to valets, and mad scientists.

Henchmen aren't the only things you'll find in your evil lair. There's a variety of room types to be constructed, from barracks for the men to sleep, or security rooms to manage CCTV cameras and hold prisoners. Your base requires power, and your staff have many stats (needs) that must be met. By building each type of room you can meet the demands of your ever growing lair. As you progress, more rooms and various objects for rooms can be researched via your science minions, allowing more depth to your base as well as better ways to meet the ever growing needs of your minions.

Finally, no evil lair is complete without traps. Throughout your campaign for world dominance, you're bound to draw the attention of various justice forces. From agents who snoop for incriminating evidence, to burglars trying to steal back ill-gotten gains, building traps can have all kinds of nasty effects on intruding spies. From simple pressure pads and toxic gas, to wind corridors of death, the game offers a wide selection of traps with endless customisation for you to build the ultimate defence against intruders.

Outside of your lair, hotels can be built on your island. Pesky tourists want to visit, and in order to keep them busy these establishments can be constructed to help prevent them wandering into your base. Social minions such as valets will man your hotels, and ensure tourists remain outside the base. Hotels can have a variety of recreational objects for tourists to pass time.

Away from your island is the rest of the world. Accessed via the world map, you can deploy your henchmen all over the world to perform multiple nefarious acts. From stealing money, to plotting schemes. Henchmen can also be deployed on missions in each region to build notoriety, as well as steal priceless artifacts, or even research that can be used for new objects and rooms.

The game itself, in the spirit of most similar British games made in its time, has a strong sense of humour. These moments show in the little things, such as your evil genius gloating over agents locked in your prison cells, or torture scenes consisting of the torturer smoking a cigarette, whilst the unfortunate agent being interrogated begs for a puff.

Visually, the game has aged amazingly well. Though the game was released in 2004, the clean and sleek aesthetic has allowed the game to remain as beautiful as it was at release. A rare accomplishment for many older games. Evil Genius visually competes with a lot of games released today.

Overall, if you're looking for a base-building game, look no further than Evil Genius. This game is both incredibly fun and absolutely stunning, whilst having plenty of depth and an amazing sense of humour. The game only offers a campaign mode, but will easily keep you playing for around 50 hours or more. If you find yourself wanting more, there are sandbox mods available for you to just freely build the ultimate evil lair.

A brilliant game, even by today's standards, and one of the best PC games to have ever been released.
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86 of 92 people (93%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13, 2015
First : Dont Look at my Steam Hours,i played that game way before Steam a long time when it was released.
An Evil Genius Tycoon as i would explain it in one sentence.
Its pretty unique you cant find any game like this out there.
You Play one of 3 Super Villains of your choice and start with bunch of money and handfull of workers on an abandoned island.

Now you gonna begin to build your first super villain base inside an old hill,while the game goes on you can send your workers on the world map to every location and let them steal money or let them do missions like kidnapping a specialist

( example : you need to kidnapp and interrogate an police officer for train your workers to be an guard, this goes on with even more specialized experts as you go further into the game ,like scientists, snipers , technician .....)

you have 4 types of workers, the normal workers ,an military tree ,an scientists / technician tree and an public worker tree which you need to run an hotel / holiday plant later on the game on your island as camouflage for your underground base.

you need train facilitys for that and every worker needs to got though every stage to get trained to an later one inside a tree.
and you need every type of your unit,example : only technicians in the scientists/ technician tree can repair equipment and facility machinery.

when your people doing missions or stealing money in an country too long it can get ♥♥♥♥♥♥ and send agents,you can either avoid them or distract them or you lead them into deadly traps inside your base.

you also need an mortuary inside your base for placing killed enemys agents there,very late in the game the countrys will send super special agents,for example a rambo like from th US and an chinese super agent from asia.

The First Island you have isnt the only one,when youre further in the Game you will get on an bigger one dont worry,there is where its maybe a good choice to build an hotel / holiday plant

the game is very old now and im not sure which version this on steam is,there are to find 1 official and 1 community patch in the internet which make the game very playable,but without the steam overlay,atleast at me.

you need to get into the game and it takes time to get that,if you wanten an super villain game and was disappointed with Omerta for example,you should try this, especially when its on sale.
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84 of 90 people (93%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 17, 2015
Part Dungeon Keeper
Part Austin Powers
Part No One Lives Forever.

All awesome, but short, fun.
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100 of 113 people (88%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
32.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
So sad that as of last week I still played this game on cd, yes the org cd... The hundreds if not over a thousand hours I've put into this game. Then i see it on steam (compleatly unware) and have to build my game hrs all over again like I'm new. Great game. From the little comedy antics to the satisfaction to see your gold has filled the room. HEY GAME MAKING DEV PEOPLE. Make an EVIL GENIUS 2 (this time add a sandbox island).
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69 of 72 people (96%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2013
I love this game! This classic combines aspects of games like Theme Park and Dungeon Keeper. Some bugs are really annoying, such as when your minions get stuck (quite often), but otherwise is a fantastic game. It's worth his price, for sure. Prepare to become an evil genius and conquer the world with this fantastic simulator.
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70 of 76 people (92%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2015
One of my favorite games of all time. Where other games similar to Dungeon Keeper failed, Evil Genius succeeded in so many ways while also creating a world that was unique in itself. The goal of the game is to build an evil secret base on a deserted island and further your plans of world domination. Be careful, however, for the forces of good will do everything in their power to stop you from fulfilling those dreams. You control everything from a birds-eye view where you build rooms and objects via "blueprints" which Minions then proceed to purchase and place for you. The game overall is very smooth and challenging. After all these years, I still haven't managed to beat the game and I bought it when it first came out! All in all, I love this game and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to rule the world and throw foolish special agents into giant mixer bowls.
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