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Prepare to be tempted, mesmerized and thrilled, become the Overlord, how corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation. Your actions impact the game world. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic? THINK EVIL, BREED EVIL, CONTROL ALL!
Control a horde of Minions
Intuitive control over a crowd of evil minded minion creatures
Use Minions to smash, destroy, kill, steal and intimidate
Become the Overlord
Forge loot from the battlefield into powerful weapons and armour
Gain Overlord powers such as the ability to make enemies burst into flames and cower down before you
Conquer the world and impose your will on its people
Explore a twisted fantasy world
A unique story that combines evil bidding with impish humour
Defeat the seven fallen heroes to rule over all the world
A fun and quirky RPG that lets you control hordes of minionshomes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Story: You're an Overlord, Awoken after many years you will control your minions and rule all!
Graphics: Different art style, Fable-Esque
Audio: Hilarious dialogue, Always funny to hear "For you master!"
Missions: Your run of the mill quests, Save damsel, kill big boss, get gold, etc. Controls: Innovative minion mouse controls, Not so much keyboard controls.
Features: Minion control, Tower customization, forging your own weapons
A.I.: Minions are smart, pillage what you want them to, retrieve items for you, kill all each with their own skills
Loading Times: Quick, Not many
Multiplayer: Not the most exciting but different at most
Requirements: Average, A little demanding
Weapons: Mainly your minions but you can forge and use your own armor and weapons such as axes, maces, and swords.
The Good: New idea of evil and minion control
The Bad: Can get frustrating due to controls not working out, same with camera angles, only at times though.
The Ugly: Your right hand minions, Gnarl
Replay Ability: About twice, one doing all good, one doing all evil
The Bottom Line: A fun game that adds a new mark on the RPG world with innovative minion control and customization of your hero.
It's good to be bad, but it's better to be evil.Fusionfan45 | Jan. 27, 2014 | See all Fusionfan45's reviews »
Overlord is an incredibly fun and intriguing action-adventure game, with strategy elements mixed in. The story is quite simple, for most of the game. You're the evil Overlord, and rule over an army of minions. Your tower has been ransacked, your predecessor is dead, and the heroes who destroyed it have fallen.
The story is good, and while it's minimal for most of the game, there's plenty of hints that lead up to an explosion of information at the end.
The gameplay is where it truly shines, though. You have an army of minions to control, which just so happens to come in four colors, brown, red, blue, and green. Browns are melee fighters, reds are archers, blues are healers, and greens are assassins with high damage and low health. You have four different abilities to control the minions. You can send them out to attack a target, sweep them along freely, call them back, or put them on a guard post to defend an area. It's incredibly fluid, and works wonderfully.
There's also the corruption system, which determines if you're redeemed or corrupted, resulting in different endings.
The game is incredibly fun, has fun level design, and a good sense of humor. That's the good. Then, there's the bad.
The bad happens to be two big flaws. Those flaws are the following:
A.) THERE IS NO MINIMAP. This causes Evernight forest to be drawn out, and incredibly slow.
B.) The Overlord's attacks are by no means fluid or fun at all.
Aside from those issues, however, I love this game, and would highly suggest it.
Your evil but you have a choiceMscigniew | Jan. 12, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Overlord surprised me many times,especially by giving me the choice of either doing something evil,or something good.I expected the slaughter of the innocent villagers sheeps and...everything else but the game is giving me a possibility to actually help creatures around me.Gameplay is fun,you gonna enjoy it if you like to play necromancers or summoners in other games,cause here 90% of the game is summoning and ordering your minions.There are puzzles pretty funny humor and some challenging bosses,Im giving it a second go at the moment and game is still very fun!
Great Fun, Great CharacterDez | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all Dez's reviews »
This game is pretty funny and absolutely OOZES character and relishes in its unique aesthetic of having you play the bad guy which makes it refreshing, I remembered playing the demo on Xbox years ago and saw it on sale on GMG and thought "what the hell". Its got some laughs out of me in the time I have played it. The combat seems a little simple to begin with (aka the first half hour or less) but then broadens out with new minion types as well as spells and abilities and such. Speaking of the minions, you really get attached to them in a way, like when you see one of them doing a hilarious attack to an enemy in combat while wearing his pumpkin helmet which he took out of a pumpkin field you just smashed up, and then you try and stop him from getting killed at all costs.
You probably have played games with similar-ish mechanics (Pikmin, the hack and slash third person typical style) but I bet none of them let you be the bad guy!
Be bad !!ccccp | June 11, 2013 | See all ccccp's reviews »
Tired of playing a hero without charisma and a greed that even a potato can beat? So Overlord is for you! Discover the joys of chaos, fearful of the shame lies in you! Become the Overlord! Immerse yourself in a heroic-fantasy world where only joy and happiness are your enemies! Plunder, kill, assassinate! Do as you like, but remember, being the Overlord implies responsibilities ... Aside from that the game is great, though it's aging graphically, but it's always good to do evil in the meantime !