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In the game’s seriously warped fantasy world, players will become the Overlord and get first-hand experience of how “absolute power corrupts absolutely". You could be a regular run-of-the-mill Overlord. 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?!

The Overlord has the power of concentrated badness right from the start and you’ll know...
In the game’s seriously warped fantasy world, players will become the Overlord and get first-hand experience of how “absolute power corrupts absolutely". You could be a regular run-of-the-mill Overlord. 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?!

The Overlord has the power of concentrated badness right from the start and you’ll know how much more of a total bad-ass you’re becoming as the game tracks your ‘corruption’ throughout.

How corrupt you become depends on how you handle any given situation, your actions and how their consequences impact the game world. For example, if you and your minion horde dispose of a bunch of particularly nasty, violent Halflings that have overrun a once-peaceful village, the village’s original peasant occupants will herald you as their liberator. Now each time you pass through, the peasants will welcome you as their new lord and protector, cheering your arrival and giving you offerings.

However, as an Overlord, it’s worth seeing what more can be obtained from the peasants’ gratitude. If you exert some proper feudal repression, they’ll tremble and fall to their knees when you’re in town. If you become truly mean, the poor peasants will resort to cowering in your presence, pray for their lives and even offer up their daughters in order to appease you…

Available on: PC, Xbox360 PC Rank: 835 / 5,981  | Overall Rank: 893 / 14,370

Game tags: Action Adventure, Fantasy, Third-Person, Comic Style, Medium Blood, Ancient Times

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Humble Weekly Sale from Codemasters with DiRT, Overlo... (0)
This week's Humble savings are brought to you by Codemasters. Up for grabs for over $1 is the original Overlord and expansion, Operation Flashpoint Red River and Dragon Rising, and Rise of the Argonauts.

Pay $6 or more and you also get DiRT Showdown and DiRT 3, along with Overlord II. It should be noted that Codemasters is working to remove GFWL from DiRT 3.
Posted: 31.01.2014 by Technet2k
Triumph: There's "definitely stuff that's in the work... (8)
Overlord creator Triumph Studios, who recently announced Age of Wonders 3, has teased that 'something in the vein' of Overlord is being worked on at the Dutch developer. Could it be Overlord 3?

Codemasters own the IP, and so the studio can't say if it is or not, but "there's definitely stuff" going on that would "very much appeal" to Overlord minions. There's no "full-scale production" yet.
Posted: 07.02.2013 by Technet2k
Triumph Studios developing Age of Wonders 3? (1)
A collection of tweets, Facebook posts and job ads suggests that turn-based strategy developer Triumph Studios may well have Age of Wonders 3 in the works. "Won't be Overlord".

Triumph also created the Overlord franchise where we play an evil ruler with minions. Composer Michiel van den Bos promises "some interesting news soon" from the studio.
Posted: 28.05.2012 by Technet2k
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