overlord-2
Metacritic (PC): 79/100
Metacritic (Xbox): 75/100
Metacritic (PS): 72/100
Release: Jun 2009
Reviewed on: PC

Overlord II

Site Score
9.0
Good: Better variety in missions – Keeps the best of the old and enhances it
Bad: Some frustrating levels and control issues
User Score
7.9
(9 votes)
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Overlord II continues the humorous and unique experience of the original game and is again available on the major platforms (Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360). Fans of the first Overlord game will welcome the highly anticipated sequel and there is still plenty of fun to be had for new comers to the Overlord series.

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In the sequel you will again step into the shoes of an unknown and mysterious Overlord (the son of the original Overlord) as you attempt to grow your influence by overtaking the Roman styled Empire. The game maintains the same level of humour as the original game with plenty of satire and dark tones present through your adventure.

In the game players attempt to overthrow the ‘Glorious Empire’ which reflects a Roman era. This Roman like empire is led by Emperor Solarius who wishes to remove all the magic from the world and thus rule over everything.

Gnarl is once again your advisor and is more than happy to show you the ropes in using your Overlord powers. Your four different colour minions (brown, red, green and blue) also return with basically the same powers as the previous games. Your dark tower also returns and has plenty of new areas that give you more control over your Overlord’s equipment, minions and mistresses.

The choice system from the original is also at the core of the story with players able to play their Overlord as either one of destruction or domination which changes the way the story and your abilities are used.

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There are plenty of new mechanics in Overlord II though including the ability for minions to ride on a variety of wild animals, capture enemy weapons to use against them and the inclusion of new powers for minions.

Overlord II holds onto the core mechanics and features that made the original so popular but also adds enough new stuff to bring you back once again without feeling like it’s the same experience.

Summary:

  • Explore a new world based on the Roman Empire.
  • Upgrade your dark tower once again using your stolen treasure.
  • New powers for your minions enhances gameplay.
  • Improved mission variety keeps the game fresh.
  • Available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Overlord II, 7.9 out of 10 based on 9 ratings
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