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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williameggleton
( 12.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
is good but needs an update which does not download trying again
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d_dmw
( 111.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Funny, odd, oo7 nostalgia and still looks good. It is a bit buggy including corrupting saves (have multiple saves)
If you like any builder games then you will have fun with this one
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JessC
( 26.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
This game is amazing! Its a timeless classic of ruling the world and looking cool doing it!
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Tanklxx
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
This game is timeless. 10+ years later and i still play it.
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TheSithElite
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
Unique fun game.
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Ash
( 31.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
What can you say about Evil Genius? A game highly inspired by Sharks with frikkin laser beams attached to their heads, Tuxedo'd super agents (damn them all!) with never a hair out of place running into your hotels, opening all your doors and foiling all my evil plans... Kill him, killl him and SALT THE EART... Ahem, I'm sorry.

So Evil Genius is a lighthearted (although oddly tactical) game of how to be the Very Best Supervillain you can be. Start with designing and building a secluded island base and move up to your very own volcano. Employ henchmen and minions to do your evil bidding around the world. Grow mad scientists to break the boundaries of physics for new traps, items and weapons! Pilfer, pillage and cause mayhem across the globe while torturing Persons of Interest and Super Agents in the most hilarious ways possible (cymbals, mixing bowls and moonwalking anyone?)

It probably sounds like I'm a huge fan of this game and I am, there's not many games that could have kept me coming back literally for years to replay. It's an oldie, but a goodie, very modifiable, oddly detailed in very peculiar kinds of ways and extremely survivable for long years of playing - owned it since the first release day many moons ago and still playing it, just found it on Steam and bought it here too with obviously no rugrats... One day, hopefully the mythical EG 2 will be born, until then, I will be waiting with my monkey in a cage trap Mwahahahahaha
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[NoAlloy] MehMuffin
( 57.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 11
FLAWLESS GAME IS FLAWLESS
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3ffinawesome
( 56.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Worked great until about 38 hours in, when the game stopped accepting input. No keyboard/mouse input even when attempted from various USB slots. Uninstalled and reinstalled, no change. Deleting this game for sheer nonplayability. Still a great game if it works.
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lemonizer
( 67.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
The graphics might not be great but it's still one of my favourite games of all time.
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Lord Izotop the NekroCleric
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die"

YES! Feel it!
The 60' & 70' atmosphere + spy movies + dungeon keeper likeish game ?
HELL YEAH! :)

This one is quite old but still kickin!

So what do we do in Evil Genius?
First of all WE ARE Evil Genius!
So we plot to rule the world and get rid of those pesky agents.
First of all we must build our underground lair! Is that cool or what?
Then we need to recruit some faithfull minions. Yes! We are head of evil organisation so we need someone to do a dirty work for us.
Then we got a lot of objectives to accomplish- from kidnapping, to stealing art, building secret super weapons... name it.

Yeah- graphic is old, but still good.
Game has tons of humor.
Music & sounds are great.
This is fun, good game.

If you like spy movies and games like dungeon keeper- BUY IT.
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Bloodrush545
( 82.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 3
One of my favorite games of all time. I've put in hundreds of hours into this game outside of the Steam version. Developing an efficient base, leveling up your sidekicks, and researching new items for your lair is rewarding. It's odd how much fun watching scientist study things in your base and then having a breakthrough so you can start research on new traps, doors, and other items. I think the weakest part of the game is the combat. Sometimes the Super Agents come in and really set your base back and there's nothing you can do. Also I never really got into the traps. I'm not going to say they don't work because maybe I wasn't creative enough with the set up of the traps, but they didn't seem effective. If you love base building sims this is a must buy.
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Anti-Chicken Force for Humanity
( 32.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
For being more then 10 years old, this game runs surprising well, I don't recall encountering a single bug while playing this game. This game is so fun and has so much replay-ability.
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Squiggles
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
This game is a pretty solid buy when it's on sale, I would only recommend it on sale though because it's one of those games that everything that it does right seems to have another part of the game where it goes wrong.

Pros:
Great oldies action theme. The decore and technology all look like something from that era.
Interesting progression system requiring you to complete acts of infamy.
Easy to mod. Just unpack files and change values.
Handful of unique henchman that you can directly control and have special abilities.
A nice comedic take on some things. Interogations involves smashing their heads between symbols and spinning them in an office chair so it's not gruesome. Minions will stupidly work themselves into a coma, and if low enough on stats will even walk into your bases traps.
You can kill your minions to motivate the rest of them. Pretty wicked.
A good variety of rooms and limited space makes planning a good idea.

Cons:
Basically needs to be modded or it's painful to play on many levels.

Only 3 evil geniuses, and the wiki says maximilians passive bonus to research was never even added.

Bodies of agents you kill take forever to rot and drain your minions loyalty as they sit there, you can store them in the freezer to stop it but space is limited and they take twice as long to decay in there.

Constant assualt from agents of justice constantly destroying your stuff, breaking your doors down, and robbing you. You end up having to kill them which leads right into the body bag issue and increases your head sending more agents.

The biggest rip off ever, you make extra security doors, and put traps around your base and agents just climb up through the ♥♥♥♥ing floor. One of the agents in my game crawled up in an in-accessable area of the room because there were gold bars blocking the path so she'd just shoot at people walking buy.

Money gain is a pain in the ♥♥♥ and painfully slow, you have to stick minions in the world map to steal funds but as they're there they get picked off by the local law enforcement and you only get the rewards for your efforts every 2 minutes or something like that.


Basically the game has a great premise, I'd like to see it done with a bit more to it. I modded my game to make it more playable. Made money from world map collect every 20 seconds instead of 2 minutes (still takes quite a while since your agents will get wrecked by the local police). I made it so bodies increased loyalty instead of decreasing it so they actually seem like EVIL minions and not random people who took the first job they could get. I made the freezer increase decay rates so I wouldn't have mounds of bodies piling up.
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Rexillah
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 1
Ohhh this game takes me back...
This game is purely awesome, I love it, I love the nostalgia going back with this

I really do wish some studio, any studio would make a HD sequal to this.
I plan to be sinking many hours into this.

Awesome game, beats some of the newer games coming out.
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Raining Tacos
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: March 27
yes you want to be this...

9/10
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wolfcub2203
( 27.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
So fun to play, however it takes ages to earn a sufficient amount of credits
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BadassFreeman
( 8.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
Do you remember Dungeon Keeper? You know, before EA f#cking made a sh#tty phone version, KILLED IT FOR GOOD, AND THREW THE CORPSE INTO A MOTHERF#CKING GRINDER, TO THEN SERVE YOU IT'S ORGANS ON A PIZZA? Well, games like that still exist. And this one is a great example, mixing most of the good stuff from Dungeon Keeper to (I sh#t you not) the Austin Powers movies. Yeah... It sure as hell is a random f#cking mix. As usual, I will start with the stuff the game doesn't go right:

First of all, the game only offers a story mode, with 3 humans to select for your main character. That's dissapointing, there's no Freeplay mode, there's no multiplayer, NOTHING. It also only has 2 islands, unlocking the second one midway the story. The lack of content is a real shame, as it could've help make this game stand out and live longer.

The second thing are the bosses. Later on, completely hilariously broken characters with start invading your island. However, this offers a really harsh challenge: You need money to keep your base up, however getting money will get you negative attention. Getting negative attention will make more people go to your island. The more people blowing stuff and killing your minions, the more money you'll need to keep up with everything. Is a never-ending death cycle that will probably end once you're out of the game for good.

The last thing I'll comment uppon is that the game hasn't aged well on performance. There's people who have issues setting the resolution to the game to a number that's actually good for them, and stuff like that.

All of that being said, what's left is a really good strategy game, which also has quite the amounts of comedy.

The biggest standout on this game has to be the designs, animations and graphics. THIS is a great example of cell shaded graphics well put to use. The animations for characters fit perfectly with the cartoony style and FOR F#CK SAKE, THIS GAME HAS THE BEST LOOKING MENUS I'VE SEEN. I'M NOT KIDDING.

The music and voices are also quite good, fitting perfectly with your role of a generic overly evil dude who wants to screw over everyone ellse.

The characters themselves are also quite entertaining, as you can unlock henchmen who are all parodies of a movie. Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction? You got it. A Russian Rambo/Arnold? You bet. There's even a ♥♥♥♥ing Ronin that reminds me of The Last Samurai, tons of stuff to choose. This hilarity also goes to the world map and events, were most stuff is just pure gold (until your troops are taken prisoners, that is).

The game also lets you fill the base with deadly and stupid looking traps, and set them to trigger on different ways. The best part about it is watching some of your staff trigger them as well by accident because their intelligence dropped to low, although that might suck as you'll have to get new ones. You can also interrogate people in some hilarious ways, some even being parodies, like using a GIANT F#CKING LASER ON HIM LIKE IF HE WAS JAMES BOND.

Do I recommend this game? If you enjoy strategy games AND like games such as Dungeon Keeper, then I seriously wonder why don't you have it already. It's a really good game, and fun to play. However if you're not a fan of base-managing games, then that might turn your boner off.

TL:DR Edition: Dungeon Keeper mets any Humour-based movie that parodies James Bond and similar stuff. Fun game, although a bit challenging at times. Get it on sale if you like that sort of stuff, totally worth it.
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blitzind
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: March 21
Forces you to spend too much time with its weakest gameplay element: Micromanaging your workers on the world map to earn enough money. That part of the game is just super boring. Rest of the game (base building) is very fun BUT the game makes you spend way too much time with its not so fun parts.

I gave it a shot, it is not bad, especially for its age, but there are much better games to be played these days.

Buy on sale, expect micromanagement annoyances and maybe you'll enjoy it. I give it a thumbs up because of its age and the fact it does hold up rather well despite the buzzkill micromanagement.
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pyrolitch
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Fun stratagey game and great way to pass time.
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✠DaFrontlineSpecter
( 20.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
Good game, just not my cup of tea.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
31.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
What can you say about Evil Genius? A game highly inspired by Sharks with frikkin laser beams attached to their heads, Tuxedo'd super agents (damn them all!) with never a hair out of place running into your hotels, opening all your doors and foiling all my evil plans... Kill him, killl him and SALT THE EART... Ahem, I'm sorry.

So Evil Genius is a lighthearted (although oddly tactical) game of how to be the Very Best Supervillain you can be. Start with designing and building a secluded island base and move up to your very own volcano. Employ henchmen and minions to do your evil bidding around the world. Grow mad scientists to break the boundaries of physics for new traps, items and weapons! Pilfer, pillage and cause mayhem across the globe while torturing Persons of Interest and Super Agents in the most hilarious ways possible (cymbals, mixing bowls and moonwalking anyone?)

It probably sounds like I'm a huge fan of this game and I am, there's not many games that could have kept me coming back literally for years to replay. It's an oldie, but a goodie, very modifiable, oddly detailed in very peculiar kinds of ways and extremely survivable for long years of playing - owned it since the first release day many moons ago and still playing it, just found it on Steam and bought it here too with obviously no rugrats... One day, hopefully the mythical EG 2 will be born, until then, I will be waiting with my monkey in a cage trap Mwahahahahaha
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This game is timeless. 10+ years later and i still play it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
This game is amazing! Its a timeless classic of ruling the world and looking cool doing it!
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Infamous criminal organization ends up being broke and disbanded because of minions who are unable to use a fire extinguisher.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
nothing bad about it all good with this game i like it. you might like or shall i say you will like it reminds me of doctor Evil from austin powers
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
Evil Genius is a hilarious and well designed game all around. From tossing disposable minions around to shocking nosy spies unconscious I've found every aspect of this game fun since it was released a decade ago. Glad to see a Steam release.

A true Dungeon Keeper successor, and the best, in my opinion to this day. Sad to see it's own successor only be a half-baked Facebook game, hopefully one day Evil Genius 2 will god grace us in some way and on that day I shall be content.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I played this game around 5-7 years ago, and I loved it then.
5-7 years later, I love it now.
Highly recommended game, very unique.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Game needs a fast-forward button badly when you are forced to wait 60 Secs per increment of funds into your stash.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Amazingly Evil!
10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
Forces you to spend too much time with its weakest gameplay element: Micromanaging your workers on the world map to earn enough money. That part of the game is just super boring. Rest of the game (base building) is very fun BUT the game makes you spend way too much time with its not so fun parts.

I gave it a shot, it is not bad, especially for its age, but there are much better games to be played these days.

Buy on sale, expect micromanagement annoyances and maybe you'll enjoy it. I give it a thumbs up because of its age and the fact it does hold up rather well despite the buzzkill micromanagement.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 1
This game is a pretty solid buy when it's on sale, I would only recommend it on sale though because it's one of those games that everything that it does right seems to have another part of the game where it goes wrong.

Pros:
Great oldies action theme. The decore and technology all look like something from that era.
Interesting progression system requiring you to complete acts of infamy.
Easy to mod. Just unpack files and change values.
Handful of unique henchman that you can directly control and have special abilities.
A nice comedic take on some things. Interogations involves smashing their heads between symbols and spinning them in an office chair so it's not gruesome. Minions will stupidly work themselves into a coma, and if low enough on stats will even walk into your bases traps.
You can kill your minions to motivate the rest of them. Pretty wicked.
A good variety of rooms and limited space makes planning a good idea.

Cons:
Basically needs to be modded or it's painful to play on many levels.

Only 3 evil geniuses, and the wiki says maximilians passive bonus to research was never even added.

Bodies of agents you kill take forever to rot and drain your minions loyalty as they sit there, you can store them in the freezer to stop it but space is limited and they take twice as long to decay in there.

Constant assualt from agents of justice constantly destroying your stuff, breaking your doors down, and robbing you. You end up having to kill them which leads right into the body bag issue and increases your head sending more agents.

The biggest rip off ever, you make extra security doors, and put traps around your base and agents just climb up through the ♥♥♥♥ing floor. One of the agents in my game crawled up in an in-accessable area of the room because there were gold bars blocking the path so she'd just shoot at people walking buy.

Money gain is a pain in the ♥♥♥ and painfully slow, you have to stick minions in the world map to steal funds but as they're there they get picked off by the local law enforcement and you only get the rewards for your efforts every 2 minutes or something like that.


Basically the game has a great premise, I'd like to see it done with a bit more to it. I modded my game to make it more playable. Made money from world map collect every 20 seconds instead of 2 minutes (still takes quite a while since your agents will get wrecked by the local police). I made it so bodies increased loyalty instead of decreasing it so they actually seem like EVIL minions and not random people who took the first job they could get. I made the freezer increase decay rates so I wouldn't have mounds of bodies piling up.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
Do you remember Dungeon Keeper? You know, before EA f#cking made a sh#tty phone version, KILLED IT FOR GOOD, AND THREW THE CORPSE INTO A MOTHERF#CKING GRINDER, TO THEN SERVE YOU IT'S ORGANS ON A PIZZA? Well, games like that still exist. And this one is a great example, mixing most of the good stuff from Dungeon Keeper to (I sh#t you not) the Austin Powers movies. Yeah... It sure as hell is a random f#cking mix. As usual, I will start with the stuff the game doesn't go right:

First of all, the game only offers a story mode, with 3 humans to select for your main character. That's dissapointing, there's no Freeplay mode, there's no multiplayer, NOTHING. It also only has 2 islands, unlocking the second one midway the story. The lack of content is a real shame, as it could've help make this game stand out and live longer.

The second thing are the bosses. Later on, completely hilariously broken characters with start invading your island. However, this offers a really harsh challenge: You need money to keep your base up, however getting money will get you negative attention. Getting negative attention will make more people go to your island. The more people blowing stuff and killing your minions, the more money you'll need to keep up with everything. Is a never-ending death cycle that will probably end once you're out of the game for good.

The last thing I'll comment uppon is that the game hasn't aged well on performance. There's people who have issues setting the resolution to the game to a number that's actually good for them, and stuff like that.

All of that being said, what's left is a really good strategy game, which also has quite the amounts of comedy.

The biggest standout on this game has to be the designs, animations and graphics. THIS is a great example of cell shaded graphics well put to use. The animations for characters fit perfectly with the cartoony style and FOR F#CK SAKE, THIS GAME HAS THE BEST LOOKING MENUS I'VE SEEN. I'M NOT KIDDING.

The music and voices are also quite good, fitting perfectly with your role of a generic overly evil dude who wants to screw over everyone ellse.

The characters themselves are also quite entertaining, as you can unlock henchmen who are all parodies of a movie. Jules Winnfield from Pulp Fiction? You got it. A Russian Rambo/Arnold? You bet. There's even a ♥♥♥♥ing Ronin that reminds me of The Last Samurai, tons of stuff to choose. This hilarity also goes to the world map and events, were most stuff is just pure gold (until your troops are taken prisoners, that is).

The game also lets you fill the base with deadly and stupid looking traps, and set them to trigger on different ways. The best part about it is watching some of your staff trigger them as well by accident because their intelligence dropped to low, although that might suck as you'll have to get new ones. You can also interrogate people in some hilarious ways, some even being parodies, like using a GIANT F#CKING LASER ON HIM LIKE IF HE WAS JAMES BOND.

Do I recommend this game? If you enjoy strategy games AND like games such as Dungeon Keeper, then I seriously wonder why don't you have it already. It's a really good game, and fun to play. However if you're not a fan of base-managing games, then that might turn your boner off.

TL:DR Edition: Dungeon Keeper mets any Humour-based movie that parodies James Bond and similar stuff. Fun game, although a bit challenging at times. Get it on sale if you like that sort of stuff, totally worth it.
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57 of 65 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2015
Old game, but still manages to be fun and entertaining for hours on end. Great game for the value. Wish there was a Evil Genius 2.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 14
There is no really need to write another review about this game, everything has been said already, but i make another review because this game really deserves it. I played this game for the first time many years ago, when i saw it on Steam i couldnt resist to play it again, this game is simply fantastic. The point of the game is simple, conquer the world, and to do this you need to build a secret base, steal money around the world, get notoriety doing acts of infamy and stealing legendary loot. It has the feeling of a 007 movie, but you are on the other side. This game is challenging and never gets boring, it makes you want to finish it over again, trying different ways, different building for your base. The part i loved most are the animations of the characters, they make the game humorous and hilarious, unforgettable the interrogation sessions, many times i let the enemies come inside my base because i was focused on the minions while training. Conslusion, buy this game, its great and worth all the money spent.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
97.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
Evil Genius is a resource management game, similar to Dungeon Keeper (as many have already mentioned).

While the game is a bit old, and some of the controls, graphics, and mechanics are dated, the game is still pretty fun to play.

You have a limited amount of space to build your evil lair, room by room, on a grid system. You can send agents around the world to sabotage, steal, kidnap, and make you money, all of which help you reach your main goal of world domination.

Meanwhile you have to keep your Evil Genius safe in his lair by keeping snooping special-agents out of your base with traps and guards, and by distracting them with a fake hotel front.

The game is a little short, and there are only 3 maps, but I still do recommend the game. Whatever shortfalls the game has are madeup by the gameplay, silly humor, and style.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
I would play this game over and over and over again. One of the Best!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
One of the best "tycoon"/"basebuilding/Strategy" game of all time. They don't make em like they used too.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2015
A fun, funny, and challenging game with plenty of gameplay elements to keep you occupied Evil Genius is a unique simulator. Taking control of this genius and his minions is fun but challenging. Players must keep in mind that while they are trying to opperate their base, minions will do their own thing. Your sort of at the mercy of these guys in some cases. This is where you might find a little flaw in the game. Sometimes minions won't do things as fast as you want or react to an intruder unless you tag or notify them. I had a tourist end up in my freezer. This guy walked right past a hallway full of minions and ended up in the freezer. Not to mention as I was locking the tourist up, investigators came in and started taking pictures. So be prepared for incompetence from minions. However, it does add to the challenge so I wouldn't completely call this a problem.

While I'm technically still new to this game, I will say this game keeps me well entertained. From building to managing my minions on the world map, there's so much to do. Placing traps is also quite fun. Just make sure you get traps placed at the main entrance early. This may save you from having idiots trapped in your freezer. Just don't go too willy nilly on things you may not need right away. I had to start over after I accidentally wasted money on stuff I didn't need at that moment. Also, pay VERY close attention to how you use and distribute your minions. This is a crucial resource for making your lair run as smooth as possible. Keep this in mind when senting minions out into the world to do your bidding.

Overall, This game is simple and just challenging enough that you will not get bored with it.
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