Overlord II Xbox 360

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
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  1. 91
    Overlord 2 offers a lot of options for customization, be it in the form of minion upgrades, spell specializations, and purely aesthetic options like how to decorate your fortress and which of your mistresses you choose to favor.
  2. Maybe its lack of content makes Overlord II a hard option for those who already have the first game. But those who want to start in the series will have a pleasant time being as evil as they want.
  3. AceGamez
    80
    Overlord II is in many respects a breath of fresh air in a sea of samey shooters, racers and high octane action games. Seamlessly blending elements of puzzle, RPG and real-time strategy with a decidedly old-school action adventure foundation, it succeeds in providing a gameplay experience that while certainly not perfect, is a lot of fun, with landscapes that are a joy to explore.
  4. Linear romps of destruction are enjoyable in mid-length spurts. Multiplayer offers a few different modes to play competitively or cooperatively.
  5. A worthy sequel which almost definitely improves on its predecessor. The game’s very long, yet enjoyable campaign overcomes the rather weak multiplayer.
  6. Overlord II is a good sequel. There are some nice locations and interesting missions. Overlord II is fun, because it´s good to be bad.
  7. Overlord II feels like a shining beacon of quality. Not only is it a distinct improvement on the original, but the new features add greatly to what was already a superbly entertaining game. It manages to strike an excellent balance between being challenging and rewarding, and does so throughout with a wicked smile on its face.
  8. A great sequel, better than the original one with new features that make the experience extremely fun and addictive.
  9. Overlord II offers a combination that no other game has. And to be honest... everyone loves being the bad guy.
  10. 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.
  11. Overlord II is an expanded sequel that provides more of the same loveable minion action from the first. Triumph isn't looking for a new audience as this targeted follow-up is meant to please fans of the original.
  12. Never has pillaging and murdering countless citizens been so fun, and so funny. I love games that let me be the bad guy, and Overlord lets you do all that and more.
  13. 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.
  14. A solid sequel which expands on the previous title. It's not perfect, but it is a huge amount of fun, and the added minion abilities really help, as well as the new gameplay elements which break up the monotony.
  15. Though the frame-rate sputters now and again, watching dozens of mounted little gremlins scurry about causing havoc at your bidding is an absolute riot. It’s a guilty pleasure. Don’t worry, we won’t tell if you don’t.
  16. Overlord II has refreshing and well designed levels and the multiplayer modes give the game meat. However, a frustrating camera, unstable framerate and crude humour take away from the experience.
  17. It's fun to be evil in Overlord II. Collecting wenches, decorating the dark tower, buying weapons, and upgrading magics all work towards making the main character seem as powerful as possible. In the end, it's a better game than the original, but not by as much as would be hoped.
  18. It’s an “A” game saddled with “C” game issues, but it’s still an addicting experience. I routinely found myself playing into the wee hours of the night, butchering gnomes with glee; camera issues (and all sense of morality) be damned.
  19. 80
    Unlike so many other sequels, Overlord II navigates the fine balance between completely reinventing the game and not adding enough features to make it feel like more than just a glorified expansion pack. Aside from the often-mediocre framerates and some painfully spaced checkpoints, I had a disturbing amount of fun terrorizing, killing, and/or enslaving all who stood in my way.
  20. Though it doesn't quite have the wile to ascend to triple-A status, Overlord II whips its subjects into shape with general gameplay improvements and its trademark sense of humor.
  21. While the flaws from the original are back and the game doesn‘t break any new ground, Overlord II is still a delightfully enticing and addictive game about being evil.
  22. What other game can make clubbing baby seals so much wicked fun? Even with a maddening camera that jumps around a bit, the game is a blast and a half to play.
  23. Overlord II is a fun game to play. The humor is sometimes a little bit over the top, but the minions are very finny. The gameplay brings a lot of different puzzles and we just love the music score. The camera doesn’t always works as it should, but that is also something you can get used to.
  24. Who played the first game will find in Overlord II the same irreverent and ironic spirit, coupled with greatly improved visuals capable of showing us beautiful, lush and evocative sceneries. On the other hand, we find a not so varied gameplay, in the long run repetitive. The new elements are interesting, but they aren't enough to suggest it to anyone: due to its atypical structure, we suggest to try it before opting to buy.
  25. 80
    It's fun, looks great and will make you chuckle - you'll just be frustrated a little more often than is entirely forgivable. Very definitely worth a look, though, even if you thrashed the first one.
  26. Overlord II preserves what worked last time, improves what didn't, and tries several new ideas on for size. [Aug 2009, p.62]
  27. There are few titles that are as charming as Overlord II, and only in this distorted fantasy world could playing the bad guy be so fun, engaging and - most importantly - guiltless.
  28. The voice-acting is still hilarious at times, the soundtrack is fitting, the graphics are lush, and the humor is more often on, than it is off.
  29. Ground-breaking visuals (for real) and tons of new gameplay; bigger worlds, more characters, more management, more tactics and more mistresses! Plus a truly inspired original score and no crap online modes!
  30. 80
    The game isn't terribly long, likely lasting most players a bit more than twenty hours if they take their time, but there is room for a second playthrough if players want to try a different evil philosophy.
  31. It’s very Diablo-like in its playability, in that it often throws a lot of opposition at you, but with a full complement of minions and a powerful weapon, you’ll usually cut through them nicely.
  32. A gleefully amoral riot of a game shot through with a devilish sense of humour. It's not perfect, and it's certainly not as immoral as it pretends to be, but it is consistently enjoyable throughout and more than guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
  33. While it has base instincts at its core, Overlord II works as a whole because it knows where to exercise restraint. The sound design is crafted with care, so the Minions’ battle cries harmonize in a mayhem that stops short of cacophony. And the story is informed by a surprisingly literate sense of humor that’s more tongue-in-cheek than hand-in-armpit.
  34. 85
    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.
  35. 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.
  36. Overall, Overlord II is a great follow-up to the original Overlord title, and it's certainly deserving of being a true sequel.
  37. While not a vast improvement over the original, the gameplay and story are still solid and provide plenty of fun moments. Sadly the dubious multiplayer has come along for the ride yet again and it just does not seem as fresh as the first game did.
  38. I have to recommend this game to anyone that enjoys a comical satire or parody as well as whimsical dark humor. It's full of destruction, fun and mayhem and the game really never gets stale throughout the entire campaign or the multiplayer.
  39. 78
    Overlord II is an entertaining game for everyone who wants to play something different. Graphically Overlord II is such a strong game that you almost start to believe you're in the middle of a a fairytale, which is of course a good thing. The controls work great, there's plenty to do and the game contains a lot of humour.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. 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% ofThe 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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  2. 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.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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  3. 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 fewNowhere 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. Full Review »