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Overlord review

Lording it up with our minions


  • Minions are amusing
  • Varied boss enemies
  • Rich artistic style


  • Where's the map?
  • Balancing/multiplayer issues
  • Not enough evilness

We step into bright midday sunshine. Before us lies a textbook country vista: rolling hills stretch off into the distance, blanketed by lush green grass. Flowers angle their heads towards the sun and a flock of sheep nonchalantly chew upon the grass. It’s an idyllic scene. But the peace is about to be shattered.

Smirking maliciously, we project our will to the diminutive creatures standing next to us. Their howls of laughter fill the air as a handful of them rush over to the nearest group of ovines and start attacking them with the pieces of wood they’ve picked up as makeshift weapons. One even gets on a sheep’s back, riding the panicked beast round the field before it too is sent to the big shepherd in the sky. PETAis probably preparing a lawsuit right now.

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DescriptionTake control of a pile of gremlin-like little maniacs in order to reign over the entire world.
Franchise nameOverlord
UK franchise nameOverlord
Platform"Xbox 360","PC","PS3"
US censor rating"Teen","Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"16+","16+","16+"
Alternative names"Overlord: Raising Hell"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)