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  • Summary: Overlord: Raising Hell, the Action RPG set in a seriously warped fantasy world, has now arrived to PlayStation 3. With plenty of black humour and dark irony, this game immerses the player in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios and characters. Your word is law as you become the all powerful Overlord, a mysterious figure that has inherited the legacy of the evil after being raised from the dead. The game's key innovation is the introduction of an array of impish creatures – the Minions. Accompanied by a horde of these slavishly loyal rascals, the Overlord plays dirty tricks on anything that moves to become even more powerful. The gremlin-like critters will follow your every instruction no matter how despotic or, for the Minions, life threatening it is. The PS3 version of this game allows you to explore and conquer 5 extra supernatural realms. Defend the Overlord's tower against waves of enemy attack with seven additional online multiplayer maps, including the competitive 'Capture the Maiden' map and 'Protect Your Power'. The Challenge Pack also introduces a 'Legendary' mode, which challenges you by using your most aggressive minion managing skills to complete the single-player game under exceptional circumstances. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. Though the price is a tad high for a year old game, the PS3 version is by far the stronger game.
  2. 83
    You ought to at least give Raising Hell a rental, as the expanded content adds plenty of value to an already good game. Besides, I can't think of a better way to indulge that evil streak in all of us.
  3. Most definitely one of the most inventive games on the PS3. It blends a number of genres into a great package topped off with some great humor.
  4. With plenty of humor and a substantially long quest, players will be surprised at how enjoyable Overlord can be.
  5. While the game's superb comedy feel makes the experience great fun, any evilness is all but lost, which is a shame as a touch more comedy cruelty would have been brilliant.
  6. It strikes me as ironic that the game is named Overlord when really the minions are the stars of the show.
  7. When everything is accounted for, Overlord: Raising Hell is an occasionally fun game that is rarely engaging, but always funny.

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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    This game is pretty funny. The minions says loads of funny things, the graphic is joyful. Gameplay is simple and immediate. The settings are varied, but after some hours the game could result boring and repetitive.
    The expansion pack is nice, and will make meet you some old "friends" from the main game.

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