Evil Genius PC

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 109 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 83 out of 109
  2. Negative: 7 out of 109
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  1. PN
    Jul 4, 2009
    4
    The game is mind numbingly addicting, but detrimentally so. Everything takes forever. Want to go on a mission? Watch as the 10 guys you send out SLOWLY walk to the dispatch point, and then SLOWLY board the vehicle, before eventually arriving. Then, watch as half of them die right away, the mission is failed, and you have to wait for them to get trained back up again before another attempt The game is mind numbingly addicting, but detrimentally so. Everything takes forever. Want to go on a mission? Watch as the 10 guys you send out SLOWLY walk to the dispatch point, and then SLOWLY board the vehicle, before eventually arriving. Then, watch as half of them die right away, the mission is failed, and you have to wait for them to get trained back up again before another attempt at the mission. This can easily take 20 to 40 minutes. Nothing in the game happens quickly. Everything involves waiting on a minion to move into position and perform an animation. Once enemy agents show up prepare to be frustrated by their endless persistence. Every time you set up a defense they will, by design, be able to circumvent it, blow it up, or be ignored by it. I enjoyed the game for the first couple of hours. Then I got annoyed and started over, then I got annoyed and cheated, then I got annoyed and deleted that shit. Don't waste your time on this game. Expand
  2. DavidW.
    Dec 5, 2006
    3
    The bugs and crashes made what could have been a decent game abhorrent, the amount of time to required achieve anything was unacceptable
  3. Jok`RdeMo
    Oct 21, 2004
    3
    They have just taken Dungeon Keeper and made it little bit different (I could say weak, bad etc). I can just say that Dungeon Keeper2 was much more interesting than this. Very, very boring game.
  4. Mar 15, 2016
    4
    Inspired by the very entertaining, classic Dungeon Keeper, Evil Genius does a smart job of management, yet utterly fails at being amusing.

    It should have been named Evil Patient Accountant.
  5. Aug 1, 2016
    0
    This game is terrible. Mostly because when soldiers or Super Agents show up, they essentially can kill your entire minion force without being challenged. The social minions you create are supposed to distract those characters. But they don't. They either all stay somewhere else on the base, or they approach one at a time and get picked off. Its very frustrating to follow the rules andThis game is terrible. Mostly because when soldiers or Super Agents show up, they essentially can kill your entire minion force without being challenged. The social minions you create are supposed to distract those characters. But they don't. They either all stay somewhere else on the base, or they approach one at a time and get picked off. Its very frustrating to follow the rules and strategy of a game, and then have the game just fail. 0 stars for this one. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. 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" - just not a very long one. [Oct 2004, p.94]
  2. Now RTS's are generally a little slow for me, but Evil Genius has a few elements that you have to control simultaneously, so you won't have to sit and wait long for something to build or develop.
  3. The rare success of style over substance. It has everything an Austin Powers movie offers, but draws it out over twenty hours instead of two. There are sparks of genuine delight that make you wish the game was balanced better.