Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. There are a lot of games on the market fighting for your attention, but Overlord snuck quietly onto the market and personally blew me away. Give this game a shot; you'll probably like it as much as I did.
  3. An entertainingly amoral addition to the strategy cannon. [July 2008, p.82]
  4. What we have here is the definitive edition of Overlord. It is however, kind of annoying that it has been released at a full retail price, especially when you consider the time the game has been out on the 360 already.
  5. 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.
  6. Overlord may not be the most dazzling game you'll play this year, but it is one of the freshest in execution.
  7. Probably one of the best games currently available on PS3, blessed with clever design, engaging characters, sharp dialogue and a moreish appeal that drags you through even when the going gets tough. The skillful melding of action-adventure with strategic puzzle elements marks it out as something distinct, and it's got cult hit written all over it.
  8. Take the time to master the nuances of minion combat and you will find a lot here to keep you entertained.
  9. 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.
  10. If you hated the kiddie aspect of Pikmin, I suspect its stellar gameplay – most of which is present in Overlord – will turn you into a fan of Codemasters’ series now that Nintendo’s overly happy atmosphere has been replaced by a world that’s darker, more evil, and likely more appealing to the average gamer.
  11. If you missed Overlord the first around or the Playstation 3 is your console of choice, there's no excuse not to have some fun with Overlord: Raising Hell.
  12. There's a nice amount of content, but the updates do little more than gloss over lingering issues, and choosing to upgrade the audio over the graphics is just plain puzzling.
  13. Griping over old issues aside this is a great package for any PS3 owners to pick up if you’ve never played Overlord in any form before.
  14. With a no-nonsense approach to being evil and plenty of fun to be had, this is a great game to pick up for some quick laughs.
  15. 75
    Ultimately, if it weren't for an oddly skewed sense of gameplay delivery that offers two separate genre types (action and puzzle) rather than a comfortable mixture of both, Overlord: Raising Hell would be the thoroughly refreshing genre experience that the Xbox 360 version couldn't quite become. As it is, despite the game's platform-specific tweaks and its plush design, genuine humour, and intuitive minion controls, the game still doesn't lend itself to being anything other than a smile-inducing distraction... that is already available for a far smaller asking price on the Xbox 360 and PC.
  16. If you can get a handle on the control of your minions, and pick up on the strategy needed to defeat some of the later bosses, you should have quite a bit of fun with this quirky fantasy title.
  17. A fun title that should please many gamers. The game is not devoid of its fair share of problems though. Most prominent are the boring load times, constant frame rate issues, and somewhat challenging controls.
  18. With plenty of humor and a substantially long quest, players will be surprised at how enjoyable Overlord can be.
  19. Far from spectacular, but Overlord is decent, challenging role-player with plenty of charm. [June 2008, p.76]
  20. The extra content is appreciated but does little to expand what is already an enjoyable and offbeat experience.
  21. A non-offensive god-sim packed full of laughs and originality. Buy it. [July 2008, p.87]
  22. 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.
  23. An original game with a wicked sense of humour. [July 2008, p.106]
  24. Overlord is still a very nice game a year after the original release. The graphics are a bit dated though, and the PlayStation 3 version isn't adding anything really fresh from the original, even though the developers had plenty of time.
  25. 70
    As a port from 360 and PC, Overlord: Raising Hell has some things going for it, and some things detracting from it — more or less creating equilibrium. As a game, though, there's something forgivably enjoyable about Overlord: Raising Hell.
  26. It strikes me as ironic that the game is named Overlord when really the minions are the stars of the show.
  27. Despite a few frustrations, I found Overlord: Raising Hell an enjoyable romp through a fantasy realm so comically twisted it could make Tolkien grimace. [Aug 2008, p.78]
  28. The devilishly fun minions make their way to the PS3 for the first time. A blast for those who haven’t experienced the original Overlord, but not quite enough new content for those who have.
  29. Overlord: Raising Hell is not the worst game of this ilk, but it surely does not match the work of Molyneux’s famed Fable for the Xbox, nor does it approach the work of the PS3 exclusive Heavenly Sword.
  30. 65
    Overlord is a game that serves to please its master. Just stand back, lift and arm and raise holy hell. [Issue#167, p.92]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  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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