Evil overlord

Other (objects, etc.) theme

A single person has somehow gained unswerving loyalty of numerous creatures and is causing trouble in the world.


Name variations: Evil genius

The first video game about Evil overlord was released in 1987.

Activision, Arcen Games and GT Interactive has published most of these games

* Boss battles
Usually simply eliminating this overlord will solve all the problems completely, their minions go into hiding, snap out of their mind control, return back to their home dimensions or whatever. Even if the remaining servants still cause trouble, the fact the overlord was defeated has made them mostly an annoyance rather than a real problem. Implies that the servants didn't have much heart for the conflict and causes them to buckle when the only one holding them together in the cause disappears.

The evil bit may not be necessarily true always, but the effect for the normal folk is the same as if they were.

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Child group

Evil genius


Windows 66
Linux 30
Mac OS X 8
X360 4
Mac OS Classic 4
BeOS 3
Atari ST 3
Amiga 2
PS2 2
C64 1
Tandy Coco 1
Xbox 1
Pandora 1
GP2X 1
ZX Spectrum 1
Saturn 1
N64 1
OS/2 1
PS3 1
Amiga AGA 1
Internet Only 1
NEC PC9801 1
Amstrad CPC 1
GamePark 32 1
NeXT 1
Unix 1

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