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  • Summary: A repressive government regime has enacted city-wide bans on all vices - alcohol, cigarettes, sexual expression, music, dancing... just about everything worth living for. Enter Chaos Overlords, criminal masterminds who have exploited citizen resentment to overthrow governmental authority andA repressive government regime has enacted city-wide bans on all vices - alcohol, cigarettes, sexual expression, music, dancing... just about everything worth living for. Enter Chaos Overlords, criminal masterminds who have exploited citizen resentment to overthrow governmental authority and establish a reign of terror. As one of the elite Overlords, your goal is to outsmart your rivals, spread your influence, and make a power grab for ultimate control of the city. Mercenary gangs such as the "Suicide Squad" and "Pain, Inc." are your chief tools of conquest. [HotGames] Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. This is the most addictive game I have played in years.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. At its best it can be a blast; how many times do you get to send the Fighting Nuns against the Press Corps in no-holds-barred combat in the streets? But the entire thing seems rather empty.
  5. 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.
  6. A good idea executed without a trace of wit, energy, or style. About as dull as dishwater. [Sept 1996, p.138]
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  1. 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 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. Expand
  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 thenforget 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!!! Expand
  3. AlexanderS.
    Feb 28, 2008
    9
    A great game, very deep and challenging. Good for hotseat too.
  4. ChrisP.
    May 23, 2007
    8
    Very engaging game, great soundtrack.
  5. 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 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. Expand