Controlling a mysterious figure that has inherited the legacy of the evil, long-dead Overlord, the player emerges, near death, from the ruins of the old Overlord's Dark Tower. Only the player's actions will determine if they will rise to become the new all-powerful Overlord; it's all down to how much of a badass they want to be in order to succeed evil or really evil! Played out with plenty of black humour and dark irony, the game will immerse players in twisted parodies of classic fantasy scenarios and characters. In this twisted fantasy world, players have the choice to be evil...or really evil!
- Explore a twisted fantasy world: Lose yourself as the central character in an unravelling story full of evil, lust, power, magic and impish humour. Defeat the seven fallen heroes to rule unchallenged over the entire world.
- Become the Overlord: Forge powerful weapons and armour, adding sacrificial minions to boost their strength. Use unique Overlord powers to impose your will - everything from making enemies burst into flames to boosting your minions' abilities. Enjoy your power and status with a mistress (or two) as you customise and upgrade yourself and your tower.
- Control a horde of minions: Intuitive controls put evil-minded and totally loyal minions at your disposal - often quite literally. Your minions will arm themselves using battlefield debris - frying pans, chefs' hats, and sabres, they don't care so long as it hurts. Use minions to smash, destroy, kill, steal and intimidate - whatever takes your fancy! Gain minions by killing the local inhabitants... and their flock of sheep! Steal life force to expand your horde. Warrior, assassin, fire-hurling and healer minions will all be yours as you rediscover them on your conquest. A huge and formidable Horde awaits your command!
- Multiplayer: Attempt to dominate other Overlords and their miserable hordes online in battle modes. Or if you're really sick and twisted, you can both work together in unique co-op maps.
- Build your Dark Tower: Your Dark Tower will grow in strength and stature as you do, dominating the landscape for miles around. Subject your conquered foes to abject humiliation and probable death as your force them to fight in your dungeon arena for your entertainment.