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  • Summary: Overlord II is the sequel to the warped fantasy action adventure that had players being delightfully despotic. In Overlord II, a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions take on an entire empire in a truly epic adventure, inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the GloriousOverlord II is the sequel to the warped fantasy action adventure that had players being delightfully despotic. In Overlord II, a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions take on an entire empire in a truly epic adventure, inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the Glorious Empire conquers kingdoms and destroys any sign of magic it finds, it's time to go Minion Maximus and send in the horde. The Minions return smarter, deadlier (and funnier) and are ready to fight in large scale battles that will see their wild pack mentality squaring up to the organised legions of the Glorious Empire. As ever, they'll do anything and everything the Overlord commands of them, especially now that they can run ravage and wreck buildings and scenery. They've also learned how to ride: In Overlord II Minions mount up and ride wolves and other magical creatures around the landscape and take them into battle, making our band of merry fighters faster and fiercer than ever before. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 91
    Overlord 2 offers a lot of options for customization, be it in the form of minion upgrades, spell specializations, and purely aesthetic options like how to decorate your fortress and which of your mistresses you choose to favor.
  2. Overall, Overlord II is a great follow-up to the original Overlord title, and it's certainly deserving of being a true sequel.
  3. While essentially unchanged gameplay-wise, Overlord II retains and builds upon the immense character and charm of the original.
  4. One of the few console ports we'd recommend this summer, especially to original Overlord fans. [Issue#22, p.52]
  5. As a full package, Overlord 2 certainly deserves your money if you can get a good deal on it, because it’s still a breath of fresh air in the gaming world of today.
  6. The original game allowed us to be a selfless do-gooder; now our actions are determined by purely financial reasons. What is better: kill or enslave villagers? Your fingers itch to roll some heads, but anger is hardly profitable. Kill a person, and you’ll get a soul, a bag of gold and, if you’re lucky, an accessory for your minions. Brainwashed citizens produce resources forever. Forget about looking for gold chests and farming sheep for souls – a thoughtful Overlord 2.0 gets everything on a plate.
  7. 63
    No amount of British wit could bring a smile to my face as I treaded through the tedium that is Overlord II.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. GregP
    Jul 2, 2009
    10
    Like a lot of my friends, I had played the first Overlord and expected this to be a similar game. Having the same ups; fairly Like a lot of my friends, I had played the first Overlord and expected this to be a similar game. Having the same ups; fairly straightforward, lots of stuff for completionists, evil fun, and generic childish jokes. This recipee for the first one was a great success but got rather repetative quickly and I stopped playing it. Overlord 2 on the other hand has done away with alot of the boring repatition. You may use the same means to getting the goal (IE possession) but everytime its abit different. Stealth, aggressive, puzzles. This has left me playing this game for hours on end and wanting more. You can really tell how the developers have matured from there previous game and really put something great out. This RPG adventure game is well suited for those that would enjoy some evil humor, single player campaign, and lite puzzle solving. Expand
  2. SergeT
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    A very well-rounded game that employs elements of hack-n-slashers and RTS. Given a ten because the game is just FUN.
  3. TehL.
    Jun 25, 2009
    10
    Have to give it a straight ten. Awesome idea and game, and loved it to continue playing with my Overlord. I don't understand some Have to give it a straight ten. Awesome idea and game, and loved it to continue playing with my Overlord. I don't understand some critics (could have made ALOT better?) and wish they would be somewhat more objective or realistic. To Byron B.: You're distorting the vote by installing a demo (?) of the game that messed up your system? Game itself works flawlessly for me, and if you don't have directX I don't know how you play other games. Most of them WILL install it without asking, if it isn't already. Expand
  4. jordanz
    Jun 24, 2009
    9
    As someone who never played the first game this one is a riot and a blast. Graphics are amazing and you don't have to worry about the As someone who never played the first game this one is a riot and a blast. Graphics are amazing and you don't have to worry about the control scheme the consoles use. Expand
  5. BobbyA
    Jun 30, 2009
    9
    I never thought it possible to improve upon the first but with more customisation, great graphics, some new features and more comic charm I never thought it possible to improve upon the first but with more customisation, great graphics, some new features and more comic charm Overlord 2 joins my list of favourites. Expand
  6. padDIAGLOMBORD
    Aug 27, 2009
    7
    Not a bad game- its main flaw is its instability - it keeps dropping out- often the computer needs a re-boot before the program will run Not a bad game- its main flaw is its instability - it keeps dropping out- often the computer needs a re-boot before the program will run again! (I have a fairly high-spec PC with 9300 Quad-core and NVIIA GeForce GTX 280 and 4 Gb ram- so the computer SHOULD handle most things thrown at it!) Expand
  7. ByronB.
    Jun 24, 2009
    0
    DO NOT INSTALL! The Steam installed demo FORCE INSTALLED an invalid DirectX that wasn't at all required, BREAKING MY ENTIRE SYSTEM. No DO NOT INSTALL! The Steam installed demo FORCE INSTALLED an invalid DirectX that wasn't at all required, BREAKING MY ENTIRE SYSTEM. No option asking to install it, or even warning with a cancel button: Just "Hey, I'm installing DirectX now into your windows system directory and trashing your entire OS's ability to play any games whatsoever. Enjoy!" I have no idea if the game itself is any good...it really doesn't matter. This company's craptastic software engineers should be fired.... DO NOT FORCE INSTALL CORE *&%!ing LIBS YOU! "Codemasters" my arse, more like Codemonkeys! Expand

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