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GF Rating
6.6

2106 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Worth the rental

posted by JayDiggle (bountiful, UT) Jun 25, 2009

Member since Feb 2007

39 out of 43 gamers (91%) found this review helpful

If you got a chance to play the first one on the other console ( which shall remain nameless) then you probably had a pretty good time commanding your minions to do your bidding. The second round seems to be more of the same with some added features.
While I have not completed the game yet, I have had a pretty good time listening to my minions chatter and watching them destroy.
This is not the best looking game but it makes up for that with a good old fashioned fun game. For those who have played the first one, it starts out slowly teaching you the basics of the game. Controls, targeting (much needed improvement) and fighting. The game starts to pick up after you get past the learning session and you begin to feel powerful. Mind controlling peasants never gets old and they are actually fairly helpful in battle. At the very least you can use them as meat shields to keep fire off of you until you are ready. As your lead minion tells you, if you get bored with them, you can always kill them.

This is a fun game that I recommend giving a chance. Make it past the tutorials and if you still don't like it send it back, but I think that you will have a good time with this game.
I gave it an 8 because there are some things that could be improved. The camera angles, maybe an aiming reticule. Could have done better with the looks but these are all minor things that should not take away from the gaming experience. Since the gameplay is why most of us play games, its a good game.
Play the game and make up your own mind and have some fun.

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GF Rating
7

Good

An okay sequal, more like an exspansion

posted by JacobC77 (RICHVALE, CA) Jun 30, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

16 out of 18 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

If you loved the first overlord you will love this one. It is basically an exspansion so i would say rent not buy. They added a lot of new features, like if you lose your favorite minions, you can always go and resurect them. The castle is completly different, and now for short periods of time you can play as a minion. Your minions can also mount wolves and spiders. Now if you havnt played the first one, then prepare to be patient. The starting is very slow.

Pros
-Upgradable castle, spells, armour, weapons and minions.
-New resurect feature
-Lots of fun to go around and reak havok by destroying everything in sight
-it can be a very strategic game depending on how you play it
-very different from any other games out there
-online playability

Cons
-not the greatest graphics
-frame rate issues
-repetitive
-its more like an exspansion pack so i wished they didnt price it at $60
-camera angles and targeting can be very frustrating

If you can get over the graphics and the camera angles you can have a lot of fun with this game. One feature i like is that you can choose the path of destruction or the path of domination. Which means either kill everyone, or turn everyone into slaves. Definate rent.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Know that if I die, I died serving you Sire.

posted by TheLoneZ (CEDAR RAPIDS, IA) Jun 30, 2009

Member since Jun 2009

11 out of 14 gamers (79%) found this review helpful

Overlord 2 is a great game that anyone could pick up and learn. The controls are easy and simple to remember. The enviornements are enjoyable and well detailed and of course the potty mouthed minions have some great lines in the game.

Overlord 2 does a few things well and others not so well. The platforming action in the game is pretty good, not the best in a game but its fun and keeps the game varied, the upgrades you can purchase are fun and you have a decent sized selection of goods to outfit your overlord in but dont expect alot of cusomization.

A few things I really didnt like about the game is the lack of direction, more often than not you will find yourself wandering when you suddenly realize no one has been telling you were to go or updating you on the guy you're following and you end up grabbing at straws to figure out the right way to beat the boss or which way to head next. The game is also very short, there are only two towns you can rule in the game and only 5 areas you can actaully explore. The levels are decently well designed and differ from one to the next but dont expect your evil rulings to reach the endless limits of the universe in this game. There are also 3 powers you can get in the game. The first power is given to you and the other 2 are hidden in the game, and you probably wont ever come accross them. Not only did they never trueley explain these powers but there doesnt seem to be much use for them.

Sound: good, not the best but the effects are decent enough to give the desired feeling of a boulder smashing into the ground.

Graphics: Fair, nothing like Killzone2 but the cutscenes are mid grad at best

Gameplay: Fun, not to boring unless you get lost and end up walking from A to B until you figure out where you are headed to. Decent platforming action but you wont feel like your changing

Re-play value: Decent, theres nothing new to experience except for powers and decisions after one play thru

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