Overlord II PlayStation 3

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
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  1. A decent effort that will need a few tweaks here and there to perfect it.
  2. Despite its problems it does generally provide a fun experience and fans of the first game will love the new ways of spreading chaos.
  3. This demon-controlling adventure lets you do more fun things with your evil minions, but Overlord II hasn't shaken all of the issues that held back the first game.
  4. There's no denying that Overlord II is an enjoyable expansion on the original idea, which will entertain the fans. Unfortunately, the frustrations seem to mount up as you get further into the game, making it plainly obvious that Triumph has failed to really address key issues that thwarted the original.
  5. Undeniably great fun and funny, but still a bit on the vapid side.
  6. If destruction and mayhem are your thing then there is enough here to warrant a purchase. But with a few tweaks here and there, Overlord II could have been something a little more special.
  7. Play UK
    68
    If it wasn't for the improved gameplay additions, we'd say the first title was the better one. [Issue#181, p.82]
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    68
    Amusing in a sick kind of way, but too repetitive and unwieldy. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  9. It just doesn’t play well. The controls are clunky, the pacing is unsatisfying, and the multiplayer feels tacked-on. While the original Overlord was a compelling game at heart, Overlord II just feels like an unpolished retread of ­familiar ground.
  10. Games Master UK
    63
    Beyond the core concept, it feels buggy and unpolished. [Aug 2009, p.74]
  11. Edge Magazine
    60
    A charming adventure, and a lengthy one, but the overwhelming amount of rough edges rather spoil any indulgent feelings toward its foibles. [Aug 2009, p.99]
  12. 60
    Overlord II is a decent game that maintains its predecessor's greatness, but it doesn't show enough progression or improvement. The unforgiving checkpoints and host of other problems make it a frustrating experience, making for a sinfully fun title that forces you to a steep penance for your enjoyment.
  13. 60
    A sequel that is neither bigger nor better than its predecessor. The size and scope have been dialed back to something that is more akin to a straight action game.
  14. This sequel fails to make any notable strides in improvement, and in fact fails so hard with the broken game engine that it feels downright frustrating to look at and play.
  15. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    50
    If you don't know your Grey Elves from your High Elves though, its many flaws probably outweigh its heavily referential charm. [Sept 2009, p.78]
  16. It can be a lot of fun and beating up familiar looking green-clad elves forces a wry smile, but for the most part the poor combat, paper-thin strategy and technical limitations hinder a product laced with potential.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. May 12, 2015
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click full review link to view. I do not have to say anything more. But i need to write one hundred and fifty characters. i think my score can describe it............................ Full Review »
  2. Jun 3, 2011
    8
    Overlord 2 is a pretty fun game, and is one of the better games I've played when it comes to being satisfied with the gameplay. Camera isOverlord 2 is a pretty fun game, and is one of the better games I've played when it comes to being satisfied with the gameplay. Camera is flawed as it is the same as moving your minions around. Sometimes the camera angle can end up getting all screwed up and you'll find yourself having a bit of trouble running around. It can get a bit annoying if it happens in a narrow area. The visuals of the areas and towns look pretty, vivid and decent but the character models are most definitely bad and out dated. The controls aren't awful, but it is kind of annoying as rotating the camera and moving your minions are both the right analog stick, as stated previously. The story isn't very serious but it has a certain appeal to it that keeps the experience fun, making good and bad choices for different outcomes is always a great way to get more replay value out of your game as well. Full Review »
  3. Apr 18, 2011
    10
    One or two little problems with the camera / controls, but this is due having the minions to control aswel. Overall it's a great game that canOne or two little problems with the camera / controls, but this is due having the minions to control aswel. Overall it's a great game that can stand up there with the RPG greats of the world. Full Review »