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"Everywhere you look there's another cute animation and another cool gadget. Combine this with an addictive research tree and a challenging campaign, and you have yourself a great combination of "Dungeon Keeper" and "Austin Powers"" - PCformat.co.uk
"The excellent balancing of gameplay and humor make this game a worthy companion piece to VU Games' superlative "No One Lives Forever" franchise." - GameCritics.com
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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.
Fluffy white cat not includedtaigatsu | Feb. 8, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
Let your inner mastermind reign supreme in Evil Genius, a fun filled romp through a tongue-in-chic swinging 60s spy pastiche. The core gameplay revolves around building your secret volcano lair and managing your corps of henchmen and nameless minions, balancing their everyday needs with your goals of research, covert criminal operations and eventually, world domination. It's great fun, and the Austin Powers meets Dungeon Keeper comparisons are apt, and deserved.
Something that sets Evil Genius apart is the aesthetic. It operates in an exaggerated art style where everything is a caricature of 1960s tropes. You'll build absurd traps and torture devices, including an oversized blender or a slowly moving laser beam, and your subordinates walk about in brightly colored jumpsuits, hunched over banks of consoles. It's bright and cartoony, and doesn't take itself very seriously. Thumbs up for this one for sure!
Be the villain you always wantedNeonberry | Jan. 20, 2014 | See all Neonberry's reviews »
If you are also one of those people who have been waiting patiently for some new game like Dungeon Keeper to come out Evil Genius is yours. You might not control a dungeon of imps and demons but henchmen and ... more advanced henchmen but the basic idea is the same. The game has a lot of content and a lot of depth with lots of different minions to develop and rooms to build in your underground lair of your secret island. The game has a great sense of humour based on the more ridiculous episodes of James Bond and will keep you busy for hours while you carefully plan how to terrorize some money out of the world. The game is great for all strategy/simulation fans and anyone with some sense of humour. And it is an absolute must if you are plotting and scheming your world domination.
The title of the game says it alldrakso | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all drakso's reviews »
Evil Genius. A strategy game that simulates just that. You pick an evil genius out of the 3 available witch all have different traits and heroes that fight by their side and you start a game on an island with a huge volcanic mountain in the middle. Your goal is to build a secret base in the mountain, gather armies and minions and eventually rule the world. Even tho its an old game, the cartoony graphic style makes the graphics and animation still very good. There is a lot of funny moments in the game and the minions are certainly not the smartest bunch and that's what makes the experience even funnier. There are also agents from governments around the world that will try to uncover your plan, so you must take care of them by setting traps, training soldiers or simply making your base as hidden as possible. The game is one of my best strategy experience, and I recommend it to anyone that wants to play strategy games and also wants to have a few laughs in the process.
Instant ClassicDancer087 | Nov. 10, 2013 | See all Dancer087's reviews »
Evil Genius is the epitome of a brilliant game that never quite received the recognition it deserved. If you're a fan of the Dungeon Keeper series and you're a fan of camp 70's spy fiction, you will love this.
It can be rough around the edges at times and the AI can sometimes be frustrating (with your minions setting off your own traps) but the pros greatly outway the cons. You can just feel the passion and care put into this game, It's one of my favourites and I think it always will be.
Super Agents Got Nothing on Me!FennixSilvertai | Nov. 8, 2013 | See all FennixSilvertai's reviews »
If you purchase this game you need to modify a file that allows you to have more than the default number of minions at 100. It was almost impossible at such a low number. Once I changed it to 200 I actually was able to get everything done that I needed in a reasonable time.
Most creative ways to defeat super agents I have ever seen, also nothing is funnier than watching all your stuff burn up because you decided to use a Russian who has a bazooka and explosives as his only weapons to guard your base. Given it's frustrating but it's absolutely hilarious.
Graphics: 4/10 Probably the least interesting part of the game, it has not aged well but that's okay. The rest of the game pretty much makes up for any flaws that you might be feeling for this. Music 5/10: A bit repetitive and boring, but this is only because Evil Genius is a game you will spend hours on. Honestly just throw on your own soundtrack and you will be good. Gameplay: 10/10 Absolutely fantastic in fact I could rant about it for hours on how much fun it is. There are a few querks in the game but all of them have a workaround and it really isn't as bad as you want to think it is.