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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
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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. Total PC Gaming
    80
    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: 22 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34
  1. Jul 21, 2015
    10
    Much like its predecessor you're in control of your minions, but this time they are a lot smarter when it comes to not running directly intoMuch like its predecessor you're in control of your minions, but this time they are a lot smarter when it comes to not running directly into lethal situations on their own. They still will if you tell them to though. As for the gameplay, it has been massively improved. Sadly the spell system is pretty much gone, but in return you can do so much more with minions that you'll hardly even notice. The evil tower is bigger than ever, you can have more mistresses and there are a lot of clever puzzles. The only downside is that it makes me greedy as a player. Next time I expect more tower customization, more enslavement options and more things to toy with like putting statues of myself everywhere and turning the captured towns a little less bright. Expand
  2. JuliusP
    Jul 14, 2009
    10
    After playing&loving the first game, i hoped for a good sequel. even the sequel is a bit too short, i enjoyed it like the original game. the After playing&loving the first game, i hoped for a good sequel. even the sequel is a bit too short, i enjoyed it like the original game. the minion-mounts are a nice idea and other features like capturing towns are good too. the thing i liked most in the first game and which is still included in the sequel is this black humor, that makes me laugh again and again. the fat wisps are just a brilliant idea. i´m playing the german version and the voices fit very well to the characters. "Gunther, spuck das aus!" Expand
  3. 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
  4. KarlP
    Jun 28, 2009
    9
    This game was amazing the controls worked very well and the game was purely fun all the way through. Other then the frustration of losing This game was amazing the controls worked very well and the game was purely fun all the way through. Other then the frustration of losing minions with larger hordes I think this game came out great. Expand
  5. GerardH
    Sep 15, 2009
    8
    This plays more as an extension of the 1st. It's a solid sequel that is only hampered by amount of new comedy material and how linear it This plays more as an extension of the 1st. It's a solid sequel that is only hampered by amount of new comedy material and how linear it is, although the 2 times the minions break out in song is a ROFL experience. This is a sequel that is definitely more linear than the first. It seems like it could have been MUCH better as a sandbox type of game. Comparatively speaking, the 1st feels real open for the majority of the maps, the 2nd feels like you have 1 path to take. Overall, IGN is extremely wrong and biased in their review. Expand
  6. Nov 17, 2015
    7
    A rigidly fun game. Humorous, hilarious even at times, very well voiced, excellent music (alas not too many tracks). Gameplay is veryA rigidly fun game. Humorous, hilarious even at times, very well voiced, excellent music (alas not too many tracks). Gameplay is very dynamic for the most part, but somewhat short (i finished the game in 20 hours) - a heavy hand is felt tremendously when in order to keep you playing you are asked to kill 100 villagers (to control a town or something), a process which has no effect on the game, the main quest, or your character.
    One thing i found frustrating is the length of each quest and lack of save-anywhere feature; so you might be struggling with a level for half an hour, then coming upon a new enemy, die - and end up rerunning the level for another half an hour. Very tedious. And keep in mind - without level reruns (which i did plenty) the game time would be less than 20 hours.
    Mistresses also feel superfluous and heavy-handed - although, paradoxically, they add to the atmosphere of the dungeon.
    Some minor control bugs, especially camera views.
    Otherwise - a solid fun game. I listed the negatives, because the positives are outlined by others. Overall, i enjoy the game quite a lot! Recommend!
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  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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