Mass Effect 2: Overlord Xbox 360

  • Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2010
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  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. 90
    Overlord is a winner and one of my favorite sets of Mass Effect missions yet. Go give it a try.
  3. It presses all the right buttons to create a fun, varied and emotional side mission.
  4. Fun action, great audio, and multiple memorable moments make Mass Effect 2's latest add-on a winner.
  5. If you're a Mass Effect 2 head, then this is must have content.
  6. The Overlord Pack for Mass Effect 2 is well spent money and a nice second add-on for Mass Effect 2. A couple hours of varied gameplay.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. I very much enjoyed the thought and balance that obviously went into the creation of this new mission, and as a true Mass Effect fan, this attempt to return to form is probably the most welcome thing I could possibly imagine.
  10. An entertaining side dish that easily justifies its asking price.
  11. If you loved Mass Effect 2 you will certainly like Overlord. Unfortunately it only lasts two hours, but every mission adds new pieces to the overall story.
  12. Yet another inessential and senseless expansion that ignores all the best elements of the original.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 81 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Matt
    Jun 20, 2010
    9
    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 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. Full Review »
  2. Mar 9, 2013
    8
    Mass Effect 2: Overlord feels like a glorified side mission. However, that doesn't stop it from being good. You get to use the Hammerhead toMass Effect 2: Overlord feels like a glorified side mission. However, that doesn't stop it from being good. You get to use the Hammerhead to "explore" the planet (not to the extent of the planets in ME1) and go to your objectives. The content is rather short, but the real highlight of the DLC is the story, and the absolutely amazing ending, which is quite emotional.

    Is it worth buying? Absolutely. At 560 Microsoft Points (7 dollars) you get a bit more gameplay and a great story to experience.
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  3. Dec 14, 2012
    8
    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-44A 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. Full Review »