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  • Summary: (Downloadable Content) Keep a powerful hybrid VI intelligence – and the geth it has unleashed upon a planet – from wreaking havoc across the galaxy! Overlord includes 5 new levels, exciting ground combat and Hammerhead missions, and all-new achievements. [Xbox.com]
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
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  1. Overall, Project Overlord is a fantastic piece of DLC that either extends Mass Effect 2 for those still playing it or reignites the fire in those of us who loved it but have moved on.
  2. It presses all the right buttons to create a fun, varied and emotional side mission.
  3. 90
    Overlord is a winner and one of my favorite sets of Mass Effect missions yet. Go give it a try.
  4. Regardless how you classify it, everything in this DLC is so exciting to play through, that it doesn't make feel like this an attempt to grab even more money from players.
  5. Like Stolen Memories, though, Overlord is a short-lived experience with plenty of familiar elements. Two-or-so hours of gameplay is a little slim for the price, though the quality of the content ultimately speaks for itself.
  6. An entertaining side dish that easily justifies its asking price.
  7. Yet another inessential and senseless expansion that ignores all the best elements of the original.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
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  1. Matt
    Jun 20, 2010
    Very solid add-on, though it's not very long (I finished it in about 90 minutes). Despite it's somewhat short length, it's highly playable, and satisfyingly bizarre. It's much darker in tone than any level in the core game, and it features some great psychedelic graphics and mind-f*cks that will make it worth playing through a few times. Highly recommended. Expand
  2. MarsR.
    Jun 19, 2010
    By far the best DLC to come out with over 2 hours of gameplay. it contains 2 Achievements, and an extremely well written story. The ending of this DLC alone makes it worth the purchase. This is by far one of the best missions I've ever seen bioware craft. A lot of suspense, wow factor and characters you care about. Definitely one to own if you have mass effect 2. P.S. You also get to use the firewalker. Expand
  3. Jul 28, 2011
    Overlord is a great overall experience with an interesting story and a emotional ending that is one of the highlights of this DLC . You can ride the Hammerhead which is the successor to the Mako vehicle of the first game . It only took me about 93 minutes to finish the whole DLC , but it is highly recommended you play Overlord. Expand
  4. Apr 27, 2011
    An extremely good add-on which consists of one of the best missions in Mass Effect 2. The story is extremely interesting, with the ending of the final mission contained in the DLC being a particular highlight. These missions are varied and well-paced, with the action never lulling anywhere near boring. The only problem with these missions is that they can be finished within 2 hours. However, these 2 hours are as good as any that Mass Effect 2 can offer. Expand
  5. Dec 14, 2012
    A pretty good piece of DLC. Story content is good and the locations are very scenic and well done. Plus it allows you to play with the M-44 Hammerhead a bit more in an open environment. My only complaint is that the indoor combat doesn't really add anything new, aside from locations. No new enemies types which it had the opportunity to present, it was a science station after all. Overall: A pretty good DLC worthy of purchase. Expand
  6. Jul 21, 2011
    An excellent DLC that brings new ideas to the game and also has the emotional core that made ME2 so special. Time is divided up between traveling with the Mako and fighting on foot so things don't go stale. Expand
  7. Mar 21, 2012
    Decent bit of DLC. Gameplay was good and story was intersting aswell. Not too long, but im not a fan of overly long games anyhow. Interesting twist story with moral dilemma. worth buying and playing if your after paragon/renegade points etc. Expand

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