War for the Overworld PC

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 68 Ratings

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  • Summary: War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres.

    In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest. Excavate your dungeon
    War for the Overworld is a Dungeon Management Game that employs your favourite aspects of the RPG, RTS and god game genres.

    In War for the Overworld, you will play as a malevolent Underlord with unrivaled dark power and an insatiable desire for bloody conquest.

    Excavate your dungeon and populate it with dozens of unique rooms that will attract myriad creatures to your halls to work and fight for you. In addition to creatures you have destructive spells and powerful rituals to cast upon any unsuspecting goodly hero (or rival Underlord) who dares trespass your unholy halls.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Apr 21, 2015
    75
    War for the Overworld is the answer to all the nostalgics of Dungeon Keeper.
  2. Apr 1, 2015
    75
    War For The Overworld is a fixer-upper, and I wish I could lavish it with more praise, but the blemishes it’s launching with are undeniable and numerous. That said, it’s also a damn fine game with a ton of heart, one that’s done more for the good name of Dungeon Keeper than any official source has in years.
  3. Apr 2, 2015
    74
    Well executed homage to the classic Dungeon Keeper that can’t escape the long shadow that Horny is still casting more than 15 years after his last PC outing.
  4. Apr 16, 2015
    62
    It's clearly unfinished. But if you can look past the performance issues, weak AI and abundance of bugs, there is a nice Dungeon Keeper experience to be had. War for the Overworld does not add anything new to the formula, it does not even copy it to its full extent (take the useless walls, for example), but it is fun nonetheless. With further patching and some rebalancing, this could actually turn out as a great game one day.
  5. 60
    Classical gameplay is wonderfully revived with new features and dressed in a modern jacket. Unfortunately, technical aspects and other issues undermine the game's legs. [Issue#252]
  6. May 4, 2015
    60
    Interesting proposition, especially for fans of the iconic Dungeon Keeper. For everyone else there's monotony and mild irritation.
  7. Apr 12, 2015
    45
    War for the Overworld was supposed to be the new Dungeon Keeper. They were on the right track, but the game that is available for download now is definitely not right; lots of bugs, crashes, bad AI, and many missing features make this game impossible to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 4 out of 21
  1. Apr 4, 2015
    10
    Finally the true successor (spiritual) of dungeons keeper ..
    the launch has been difficult due to several bugs, but in two days the
    Finally the true successor (spiritual) of dungeons keeper ..
    the launch has been difficult due to several bugs, but in two days the developers have released dozens of patches (about 3 GB of patches), listened to the problems of the community and worked hard for 48 hours in a row.

    hear the voice of Richard Ridings takes us back 15 years in a fantastic atmosphere.
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  2. Jul 18, 2015
    10
    This game is an AMAZING replacement for DK2. Great game for casual dungeon management with the same great humor. Hopefully they add some greatThis game is an AMAZING replacement for DK2. Great game for casual dungeon management with the same great humor. Hopefully they add some great paid DLC or steam mods soon, it can only get better! A+ Expand
  3. Apr 6, 2015
    9
    Excellent nostalgic successor of the Dungeon Keeper games. Feels like playing Dungeon Keeper 3. Despite not being technically polished to aExcellent nostalgic successor of the Dungeon Keeper games. Feels like playing Dungeon Keeper 3. Despite not being technically polished to a 100%, its still fun and immersive gameplay. Voice-over and sound make for a great dungeon atmosphere. The Developer is extremely active and communicative. 9/10 with a potential change to 10 points when all remaining issues are fixed. Expand
  4. Apr 18, 2015
    8
    Thanks to Richard Ridings voicing and enthusiastic developers team, Dungeon Keeper 3, ehr ... War for the Overworld has done a great jobThanks to Richard Ridings voicing and enthusiastic developers team, Dungeon Keeper 3, ehr ... War for the Overworld has done a great job keeping the good atmosphere known to DK franchise.

    As of downside - it's still a work in progress, therefore - expect some glitches and missing features. Then again - patches are served almost every week, fixing all of what's been asked for.

    Definitely recommend it in it's current state to all DK fans, but the rest (who are not familiar with Horny) can wait just a month or two before buying it.
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  5. Apr 8, 2015
    7
    Honestly, the current user score of 7.0 seems fair to me. Whilst they did a good job on features, taking Dungeon Keepers ideas to the nextHonestly, the current user score of 7.0 seems fair to me. Whilst they did a good job on features, taking Dungeon Keepers ideas to the next level in many ways. The campaign is far too limited, and short, it has timers everywhere and the maps are so restrictive you simply do not get to build decent dungeons, which leaves me wondering what is the point of this game if it fails to deliver the goods at the end of the day. Sandbox is not complete right and neither is Multiplayer. So basically we have a fully featured game that really does not let you enjoy those features. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2015
    5
    War for the Overworld is not finished, plain and simple. It feels as though more time was taken developing jokes for the narrator to sayWar for the Overworld is not finished, plain and simple. It feels as though more time was taken developing jokes for the narrator to say randomly throughout the campaign than programming a better UI. I don't care that one of my minions is French.

    The developers are active in updating the game, and I expect it to improve with time, but it is unacceptable to release a game so unfinished that you can't get through two hours of gameplay without it crashing. The minions act about as confused and scared as I was playing this game. Underneath the crashes and bugs, there is a glimpse of promise, but it is not worth my time and yours right now. I hope that War for the Overworld gets fixed, but I won't be returning to it until it does.
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  7. Apr 13, 2015
    1
    This game should not have been released in the state it was. Even after 20 hotfixes it still crashes on me periodically and when it doesn't,This game should not have been released in the state it was. Even after 20 hotfixes it still crashes on me periodically and when it doesn't, it lags so bad as to become unplayable. Expand

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