• Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: Jun 15, 2010
  • Also On: PC
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 85 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 85
  2. Negative: 7 out of 85

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  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 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.
  2. MarsR.
    Jun 19, 2010
    9
    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 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 21, 2011
    8
    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.
  4. Apr 27, 2011
    8
    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.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. Jul 28, 2011
    9
    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.
  6. 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 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?
    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 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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  7. 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-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.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
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. Fun action, great audio, and multiple memorable moments make Mass Effect 2's latest add-on a winner.
  2. 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.
  3. If you're a Mass Effect 2 head, then this is must have content.