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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Keep a powerful hybrid VI intelligence – and the geth it has unleashed upon a planet – from wreaking havoc across the galaxy! Overlord includes 5 new levels, exciting ground combat and Hammerhead missions, and all-new achievements. [Xbox.com]
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  1. 90
    The whole package is quite fantastic, but again I have to remind you that it is a bit short.
  2. Fun action, great audio, and multiple memorable moments make Mass Effect 2's latest add-on a winner.
  3. Regardless how you classify it, everything in this DLC is so exciting to play through, that it doesn't make feel like this an attempt to grab even more money from players.
  4. The Overlord Pack for Mass Effect 2 is well spent money and a nice second add-on for Mass Effect 2. A couple hours of varied gameplay.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 7, 2010
    9
    The Overlord pack adds a little of everything that will keep the player interested and expand the Mass Effect story. The main feature of thisThe Overlord pack adds a little of everything that will keep the player interested and expand the Mass Effect story. The main feature of this content is that it contains a new planet to explore, both on foot and by a new hovercraft style Cerberus vehicle, the M-44 Hammerhead. While vehicles were present in the first game, Mass Effect 2 did slightly lack the planet free-roam, which is why the Overlord pack is a refreshing change. It also provides some natural obstacles that the player will need to overcome with the vehicle, such as crossing lava flows and reaching higher locations using steam vents. There are four assignments overall, which does make this pack a slightly longer experience than the previous costing DLC's, around two hours of content, perhaps more depending on the difficulty. The assignments all follow on from each other and therefore all need to be completed in a set order, which is both gripping and intriguing, as each assignment leads you on to the next. There are several Renegade and Paragon dialogue options in the content which will allow the player to tailor make the decisions and outcomes of the final assignment. The Overload DLC doesn't seem to be dependant on the player having completed the final story missions of the main game, so the content could be played before or after, depending on when the player may see fit to start it. Overall the pack is a great edition to the Mass Effect story and is a welcomed addition for any fan of the series. It has beautiful locations and buildings, new, and not recycled from earlier in the game. It is a shame there is only four short assignments as the free-roam planet and vehicle exploration could have led to several side-missions and quests, but all in all, a solid piece of content. Expand
  2. ref
    Jan 31, 2012
    7
    Not worth the money in all honesty, but it's definitely not an awful DLC. A good 4-5 hours if you do everything and explore and complete theNot worth the money in all honesty, but it's definitely not an awful DLC. A good 4-5 hours if you do everything and explore and complete the achievements. The story itself for Overlord is actually pretty decent. I won't get into it -- but it's not some short joke like the Normandy Crash, it's fully realized and quite interesting. The soundtrack (noticeably not scored by Wall/ME2 crew) is actually pretty damn good and well composed, the ending piece in particular is great and fits the ending of this DLC very well. Expand
  3. JeroenW.
    Jun 21, 2010
    7
    Fine content, but only one mission extra. I would expect more value for money from this add-on. Still had two or three hours of fun.
  4. Apr 27, 2013
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Not a bad addition to the Mass Effect universe but nothing special either the Overlord DLC fills in a bit more of the back story of what Cerberus gets upto in its spare time, with a mission involving bailing a Cerberus cell out of the trouble they've got themselves into. For added bonus, this DLC unlocks a couple of easter eggs in Mass Effect 3. Fun enough to play through if you love the Mass Effect universe, but you're not missing out on anything if you don't play it. Expand
  5. Mar 7, 2012
    7
    I like this DLC, it feels big and expands on the usual closed-off feel of the rest of Mass Effect 2. As usual, though, this DLC is notI like this DLC, it feels big and expands on the usual closed-off feel of the rest of Mass Effect 2. As usual, though, this DLC is not essential, but prolongs your game for an hour or two. The story isn't actually that bad, and would have made an interesting sideline in the first game. Expand
  6. Feb 11, 2013
    7
    Not bad, but nothing special either. This DLC certainly gives a few plus hours of gameplay to the game. The ending is emotionally powerful.Not bad, but nothing special either. This DLC certainly gives a few plus hours of gameplay to the game. The ending is emotionally powerful. Overall: Nothing outstanding, but still an enjoyable extension of the game. Expand
  7. Mar 12, 2011
    6
    Overlord was decent. It was certainly a step in the right direction. I cannot be too negative about it other than saying your squad membersOverlord was decent. It was certainly a step in the right direction. I cannot be too negative about it other than saying your squad members were painfully silent. I expect better with DLCs in a game like this. I want squad interaction, party banter, etc! Expand