Excerpt: It's often said that bad guys have all the fun. Being one of the nicest blokes you'll ever meet, I wouldn't know, though many games have given me the opportunity to step into some seriously criminal shoes. But most of those guys are petty thugs, content to get their hands dirty with some fisticuffs or gunplay. Everyone knows that the REAL bad guys get their minions to do all that nonsense.
Excerpt: Ever turn on the TV and watch an old 60s action movie and notice how cheesy it was? It is very ironic that a lot of todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s action movies will become todayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spoofs and comedies. Evil Genius tries to capitalize on this trend by letting you play as an evil genius. Your mission is to try to build your doomsday device and conquer the world.
Excerpt: Evil Genius is a 1960's style strategy game where you play, what else, an evil genius trying to take over the world. In order to take over the globe, you must build, manage and defend your evil lair, train and send out minions and henchmen to complete daring missions, and simultaneously research a diabolical master plan.
Summary: Evil Genius is almost a genius of a game - what's there is very good but there are areas that could be developed upon in the future. There is a big case of trial-and-error when you first begin in the game and there are also some frustrations with the gameplay such as not being able to tag multiple enemies at the same time as apposed to individually, generating heat too quickly and little element of a break in order to fine tune what you have going.
Excerpt: Evil Genius is, as the game’s developers put it, your chance to be Dr. No. It takes some Dungeon Keeper, adds some No One Lives Forever and a dash of Austin Powers, and then blends it all together to create a super villain simulator. If you ever thought James Bond was a little too smug for your tastes, here’s your chance to put him in his place and achieve world domination in the process.
Excerpt: It's rare that I see a game so good that I don't know where to start praising it. Evil Genius is just that good. A game this good can be a challenge to review, since it wears all of its best points right on its sleeve. How on earth do I find something unique to say about it? The best way to look at it is through the filter of my often too-strictly moral interpretation of videogame messages and implications.