Conclusion: In short Overlord is a fun title that treads carefully on that fine line between suitable for both children and adults alike. The humour can wear thin at times, but the dialogue on the whole is very good as is the mischievous behaviour of your minions. There is a lot of life in the title too, with both expansion packs from the previous versions being included here.
Excerpt: Being evil is often seen as a bad thing, but how often do we really get to see things from the other side of the fence? Take the characters in Codemasters' Overlord. These evil doers go about their daily life with a gleeful smile on their faces, relishing every moment of their frowned upon activities. Is it that these brutes simply love inflicting pain on others or is Overlord perhaps not quite as evil as the story suggests?
Conclusion: Still, Overlord: Raising Hell is a fun game, particularly for those who've not yet had a chance to boss around their minions. In some respects it's like having a full army of Darklings from The Darkness, but with even more comedic tendencies. However, while the improvements to the camera angle and the addition of a mini-map are nice, we expected Codemasters to come up with something a bit more after a year of tweaking.
Pros: Fun to boss minions around, Includes all the expansions, Mini-map added, Camera more dynamic, 7.1 audio
Cons: Takes too long to unlock all minion types, Graphics look dated on PS3, Minion micromanaging, Too much backtracking
Excerpt: Overlord hasn't had a very good run in the game world. First, the game appeared on the Xbox 360 and was met with lukewarm reviews and downright disappointing sales (though the latter was more than likely not his fault; it's tough being a mid-summer game, especially one released squarely between the powerhouses The Darkness and Bioshock...). That wasn't the end of its misfortune, though.
Excerpt: Has the charm of delightful hobbits got you down? Tired of those brash stumpy dwarves? Well you sir, are in luck, because no longer are these fantasy races your friends. In fact, it’s come time to loot and pillage, perhaps even burn and ransack the villages of these and other creatures.