• Publisher: 3DO
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 1996
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 1 out of 14

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  1. PeterK
    May 4, 2009
    8
    Given the year created (1996), it's actually an excellent strategy game. Equipment progression based on research, variety of units for recruitment, resource management -- all the elements of more modern strategy games. The single most annoying feature is the interface and lack of streamlining, but again, it's old school.
  2. vedranslavecki
    Mar 9, 2009
    10
    forget those 50 and 46 ratings. im a quake 3 doom 3 fan, and that shit made me sit infront of my monitor 8 hours a day for two weeks, and then same after a week. i just wonder if its possible to shoot it directly into my vains . music??? - art!!!
  3. MADMAN
    Dec 5, 2008
    10
    If you don't love this game: A) You hate the Cyberpunk B) You still confuse good strategy with good Graphics C) You believe yourself a true knowledger because you are some cute elf in some cute childish pseudo-strategical game.
  4. AlexanderS.
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    A great game, very deep and challenging. Good for hotseat too.
  5. ChrisP.
    May 23, 2007
    8
    Very engaging game, great soundtrack.
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. There should be more games like this since it marries turn-based strategy and tough decisions into a seamless whole. This is good stuff and worth playing.
  2. Chaos Overlords is good for maybe a couple of days play, especially with the novelty of the whole 'gang war' thing, but after that's worn off, it gets boring fairly quickly. It's not as interesting or fun to play as "Syndicate" or "Civilization"; it's just too limited.
  3. It is far from an easy game to get into, but once embroiled in the seedy world of crime, the hours tend to drift by surprisingly quickly, and its longevity is assured as it is extremely difficult, even on the easiest of the four computer levels.