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.
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.
Summary: “Overlord: Raising Hell” is worth buying only after trying the game out first to make sure it’s your cup of tea. If you can get into this kinda’ thing for hours on end, it’s an easy buy. Otherwise, move on to the next game.
Pros: -Somewhat unique minion-controlling system., -Pretty long single player game., -Includes all of the extra content from Xbox Live on the disc.
Cons: -Visuals are very, very “last-gen”., -Sound quality is pretty generic., -Not a whole lot of replay value.
Excerpt: Face it, deep down we all have a dark side. However, succumbing to it, or even embracing it, isn’t necessarily a decision we face on a daily basis. Not the case in Overlord: Raising Hell. Here you’re encouraged to be nasty. Only by burning fields, killing off the “heroes,” slaughtering sheep, and resurrecting your all-powerful tower can you truly feel what it’s like to be evil. But can evil really triumph when history says otherwise?
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is If you’re tired of games where you always have to save the day and are reprimanded for doing evil, then it’s time for a change of pace. The twisted minds at Codemasters have unleashed possibly one of the best games for the Playstation 3 so far – Overlord: Raising Hell. The original game made its debut on the Xbox 360 and PC, and now Playstation 3 gamers can enjoy wreaking havoc and generally making people miserable.