Get in touch with your despotic side in Overlord, the twisted fantasy action adventure where you can be evil (or really evil). In the game's seriously warped fantasy world, you’ll become the Overlord and find out for yourself whether absolute power corrupts absolutely. You could be a regular Overlord who only overlords during banking hours. However, with incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil-minded impish critters, the Minions, on hand to do your bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be wonderfully despotic?
Delve deeper into the Overlord's twisted world as Overlord: Raising Hell opens up a series of hellish new levels, each a twisted, corrupted version of the five major kingdoms: Mellow Hills, Evernight, Heaven's Peak, the Golden Halls, and the Ruborian Desert. Access to each abyss is via a portal, which opens once a kingdom has been successfully conquered and the previous ruler banished to a personal hell within. However it's not just the fallen heroes that have been dragged into the abyss: the Overlord's newly loyal peasants have also been taken down into hell too. Do you have what it takes to be really, really, really evil?
Find out in this fun mixture of fantasy role-playing, action, and adventure with just a little pinch of RTS!
Multiplayer notice: The game's multiplayer servers have been taken offline, however, multiplayer over LAN is still available.
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood and Gore, Crude Humor, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence. PEGI Rating: 16+ with Drugs, Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, 2.4 GHz Processor,1 GB RAM, 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 5 GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Compatibility notice: Intel Integrated Graphics are not supported. Patched to version 1.4
Posted on 2013-04-16 07:47:00 byTominator7:
It's a bit on the short side (though the expansion does give some extra hours of fun) and the minion controls are a bit imprecise at times, but really. If you've ever wanted to be an evil overlord, command an army of minions willing to follow your every command and even die for you, build your dark castle of doom and make the villages of all those pesky fantasy creatures bow downread more before your iron fist, there is nothing quite like Overlord.
The graphics are very nice and colorfull and have a lot of charm. The music is fitting and the minion-talk is still a running-gag among some of my friends. The best thing about the game though is probably its charm and humor.
It's definitely not perfect, but for 10 bucks it's a huge bag of evil fun and I can only recommend checking it out, if you haven't done so already.
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Posted on 2013-04-16 07:05:34 byskeecher:
The Overlord games were never meant to be taken as serious games. They pretty much parodied the genre of fantasy in an easy to handle game with RTS elements, and are damn fun to play.
I've played the original game before, but I'm so glad GoG included the Raising Hell add-on, which is an expansion that I've never played. So I might actually buy this at some point - wishlisted!
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Posted on 2013-04-16 06:25:12 byHarzzach:
Overlord is one of those games, who does nearly everything right. The setting works, art and graphics is beautiful and the gameplay is an interesting twist of a puzzle game converted in 3D. But ... after discovering the final tribe, you're done with the game. Your castle is upgraded with every gimmick available, your gold chamber floweth over with gold for which you have nothingread more more to buy. In the last half of the game you simply grind lots and lots and LOTS of goblin souls, so that you can enchant your equipement, which isnt really necessary because you have your goblins doing your bidding.
Overlord had SO MUCH potential for being the greatest game of the year, instead it remains a study in unfulfilled potential for the second half of the game. But until this point, funny, good looking, very entertaining.
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