NFG Summary:Evil Genius offers players a thrilling and comedic experience as they step into the role of a malevolent mastermind determined to conquer the world. With its tongue-in-cheek humor, real-time combat, and a wide array of hilarious gadgets, this game provides a unique and entertaining take on the spy thriller genre of the ’60s. Prepare to build your secret base, carry out daring missions, and immerse yourself in a world of villainous fun.

Categories: Real-Time, Strategy
Meta Score: 75
Store: Evil Genius (Price: $ 0,63)
User Score: 83.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: VU Games
Support Language: English, French, German, Spanish – Spain
Publish Date: 2004-09-28


PC Requirements:

  • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows XP / Vista
  • Processor: Pentium® III 800MHz processor
  • Memory: 128MB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce2 16Mb or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 1.4 GB of free hard drive space
  • Sound Card: Windows compatible sound card
  • DirectX9®: DirectX 9.0c


You’re a malevolent mastermind bent on achieving global domination through the construction of the ultimate doomsday device. Build a secret base, gain notoriety by completing daring missions, repel the forces of justice in real-time combat, and develop evil super-weapons to complete your nefarious master plan. Evil Genius is a tongue-in-cheek take on the spy thrillers of the ’60s, offering you the unique opportunity to play the villain as you control a secret island fortress complete with powerful henchmen, loyal minions, ice-cold beauty queens, and a host of hilarious gizmos. [Vivendi Universal]

Positive Comment(s)

The humour shines through, the base design and the battle against the agents will keep you occupied for hours and hours on end. Graphics, sounds and the whole gameplay looks smooth and solid.87IC-Games
Fans of management and tycoon games should definitely not miss this creative and well thought-out opportunity to play the bad guy. Own this game and it will own you back.86PC Gameworld
Evil Genius is unique, polished, and more flat-out fun than anything since “Painkiller.” [Nov 2004, p.167]85Game Informer
Lots of lovely little details and gimmicks, lots of black humor and lots and lots of evil deeds to perform – what else can an evil genius of tomorrow ask from a game?85Gamer’s Hell
Although the game suffers from various setbacks, it’s still hella addictive and fun to play. Not to mention that the single-player campaign is HUGE, so you’ll get hours and hours of fun from it.84ActionTrip
A sturdy sense of humour, and canny logic to its proceedings, raise Evil Genius above a noisy crowd. [Apr 2006, p.95]84PC Gamer UK
Now RTS’s are generally a little slow for me, but Evil Genius has a few elements that you have to control simultaneously, so you won’t have to sit and wait long for something to build or develop.82Next Level Gaming
It has it flaws and shortcomings, but it can also make you laugh out loud on more than one occasion, which is truly something for a strategy where the main goal is world domination.82Computer Games Online RO
You, as the mastermind, must not only create ways to take over the world, but also develop ways to improve your base so that you have the necessary faculties to do so.79XGP Gaming
The quirky nature of this game is its strongest point. Evil games are great, but evil games with a little humour are even better.76Xequted

Negative Comment(s)

It’s a shame to see all this potential wasted. It takes a true and determined criminal mastermind to get through this game with all its flaws.60GamerFeed
The micromanagement portion of lair maintenance and minion development is intuitive and entertaining. [Nov 2004, p.87]75Play Magazine
But where “Dungeon Keeper 2” was graceful, elegant, superbly tuned – possibly the perfect RTS – Evil Genius is clumsy, boorish, frustrating, and frankly not worth the price of admission.60Four Fat Chicks
Evil Genius is hampered by some frustratingly haphazard pacing as well as issues with the artificial intelligence of your minions.73GameSpot
Evil Genius overcomes its flaws and ultimately satisfies. Building an evil empire is a good idea, and the way Elixir’s constructed the game is thoughtful, enterprising and occasionally inspired.70Eurogamer
Its heart is in the right place, but all the funny interrogation scenes can’t make up for the fact that you’re doing the same thing at the end of the game as you were in the beginning.70Yahoo!
Just an average game. It started out strong, but then it simply lost steam toward the end.68netjak
The building and base development aspects are fun but the more you play the more the global overview feature feels like an unwanted distraction.60IncGamers
The concept behind Evil Genius is a great one, but the individual pieces of the game don’t balance as well as they could. [Dec 2004, p.128]60GamePro

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