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  • Summary: Overlord II is the sequel to the warped fantasy action adventure that had players being delightfully despotic. In Overlord II, a new Overlord and a more powerful army of Minions take on an entire empire in a truly epic adventure, inspired by the rise of the Roman Empire. As the Glorious Empire conquers kingdoms and destroys any sign of magic it finds, it's time to go Minion Maximus and send in the horde. The Minions return smarter, deadlier (and funnier) and are ready to fight in large scale battles that will see their wild pack mentality squaring up to the organised legions of the Glorious Empire. As ever, they'll do anything and everything the Overlord commands of them, especially now that they can run ravage and wreck buildings and scenery. They've also learned how to ride: In Overlord II Minions mount up and ride wolves and other magical creatures around the landscape and take them into battle, making our band of merry fighters faster and fiercer than ever before. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 60
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  1. There was several times during the game that I laughed out loud and that helped make this already enjoyable game much more fun. Certainly a must buy for fans of the original or just action fans in general but if you did not like the first game make sure you try out the demo first because the innovation from the first game is not that noticeable until you are well into playing it.
  2. Summing up, Overlord 2 is an excellent action and strategy adventure no fan of the genre should miss. It doesn't have plenty of new features, but even the original fans will find enough charm in this title to be engaged again.
  3. It's also a far smarter game in terms of presentation, with Triumph able to bring the game world into the modern era very successfully.
  4. Linear romps of destruction are enjoyable in mid-length spurts. Multiplayer offers a few different modes to play competitively or cooperatively.
  5. Overlord 2 adds some new interesting features at the core gameplay mechanics of the prequel. Even if the repetitivity of the quest system is already there, the game offers some new variables and a lot of fun.
  6. 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.
  7. Dishing out this weak score is like putting an adorable puppy out of its misery. [Sept 2009, p.84]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jul 3, 2013
    7
    While not as satisfying as the original overlord, still a very enjoyable game, great humor and a fun story, pc controls could be better.
    There is abit of customization and building up your keep to give extra flavor, but the true joy is in the minions and their comments, and their wacky choice og gear and weapons.
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  2. Jan 31, 2013
    7
    Nowhere near as good or fresh as the original. In fact it follows pretty much the exact gameplay mechanic. There have been quite a few improvements from the original and they are noticeable, but the game really just feels like you're more or less doing the same thing as before and introducing very little new to the fray, unlike the original that add a whole lot. But I will say that it does try, perhaps a bit too hard. It almost feels like the developers were too scared to do something new and just add tweaks and superficial improvements to try to disguise who little they actually changed. The story itself is also a bit weak, and you feel very little connection with most of the character (aside from your minions of course.) Overall: A poor follow up to an excellent game, but that aside it still is allot of fun and is still worth playing, just don't have any high expectations. Expand
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    5
    Story: 4 Characters: 6 Graphics: 6 Setting: 7 Multiplayer: N/A Technical: 6 Audio: 6 Gameplay: 5 Re-Playability Value: 4 Fun Factor: 5 Score: 5.4/10 = D Expand
  4. Apr 13, 2014
    1
    The game is fun for about an hour or two, then transforms into an unplayable **** of a game. I wasted $30 on a game I can't even play 25% of the way through. If I had a time machine (not rented from Mario, mind you), I would travel back to when I saw the game, **** slap myself across the face and say, "you little retarded human. Do not touch this game."
    This game truly is evil. Bad to the bone. Stealing candy from babies. It's BAD.
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