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  • Summary: Overlord: Raising Hell, the Action RPG set in a seriously warped fantasy world, has now arrived to PlayStation 3. With plenty of black humour and dark irony, this game immerses the player in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios and characters. Your word is law as you become the allOverlord: Raising Hell, the Action RPG set in a seriously warped fantasy world, has now arrived to PlayStation 3. With plenty of black humour and dark irony, this game immerses the player in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios and characters. Your word is law as you become the all powerful Overlord, a mysterious figure that has inherited the legacy of the evil after being raised from the dead. The game's key innovation is the introduction of an array of impish creatures – the Minions. Accompanied by a horde of these slavishly loyal rascals, the Overlord plays dirty tricks on anything that moves to become even more powerful. The gremlin-like critters will follow your every instruction no matter how despotic or, for the Minions, life threatening it is. The PS3 version of this game allows you to explore and conquer 5 extra supernatural realms. Defend the Overlord's tower against waves of enemy attack with seven additional online multiplayer maps, including the competitive 'Capture the Maiden' map and 'Protect Your Power'. The Challenge Pack also introduces a 'Legendary' mode, which challenges you by using your most aggressive minion managing skills to complete the single-player game under exceptional circumstances. [Codemasters] Expand
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  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    70
    An original game with a wicked sense of humour. [July 2008, p.106]
  7. When everything is accounted for, Overlord: Raising Hell is an occasionally fun game that is rarely engaging, but always funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. JohnnyN.
    Jun 28, 2008
    10
    Triumph realy out did them self with this great game GFJ.
  2. JohnD
    Jun 28, 2008
    10
    This is a very good starter game for new gammers and is an all around good game I would reccomend it to anyone.
  3. JJZ.
    Jun 26, 2008
    10
    Some of the best fun I have had all year~!
  4. JustinO.
    Jun 27, 2008
    10
    This game is sweet and intriguing. The first game I got for my ps3.
  5. Dec 8, 2016
    9
    this is one of my favorite games for sure and even when i get 40 i will remember it

    pluspoints + controlling minions is a hell of fun
    this is one of my favorite games for sure and even when i get 40 i will remember it

    pluspoints

    + controlling minions is a hell of fun
    +minions can be funny
    + cool enemies
    +good bossfights
    +cool enviroments ( it fits perfect with the overlord world)

    now the negative points

    - minions can be dumb
    - only one dlc is not that much
    it is truely a very good gimes just try it .....please
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  6. Jul 30, 2016
    7
    Overlord is based on a good idea, play the bad guy in a fantasy world , but you nee more than ideas to make a good video game, so lets see howOverlord is based on a good idea, play the bad guy in a fantasy world , but you nee more than ideas to make a good video game, so lets see how it fares.
    PS: Given the fact that I didn't play the original game I'll judge the extension as part of the game and not on its own.

    Technically the game is clearly dated and could run on a PS2 if you compare it to games like God of War 2, but the framerate is steady even when there is 50 characters on the screen, and the design is good with childish looking characters in the opposite of the violence of the universe.

    Gameplay wise the game is more a RTS (real time strategy) game than a true action RPG, because sure your character can attack on his own but it will be incredibly difficult and you'd better use your minions to fight, they come in four different classes each with their own speciality (healers, assassins, ranger and tanks), use them wisely as they can gain power by looting enemies but if they die the loot is lost and your replacement unit will start with nothing.It's fun if you like those strategic games but not if you'd prefer do the fighting yourself.

    Concerning the story I'm a bit disappointed as even if you're suppose to be the evil itself and that you are fighting halflings, dwarfs, and humans, it's them that are bad and you're going to save the population, it would have been so more fun if you were here to destroy good rulers and impose your reign. The game will last about 20 to 25 hours which is a good time for this genre.

    So in conclusion Overlord is a good game for the ones looking for a strategic game, which is pretty rare on console, but the disappointing story and the lack of depth in its core mechanics makes the game a bit repetitive. It could have been better but overall if you want to manage a minion's army I would advise it.
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  7. steveNicklesoft
    Jun 25, 2008
    0
    No goof, no badness, horrible.

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