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8.3
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Score Breakdown Based on 2076 ratings
  1. 10 (382)
  2. 9 (775)
  3. 8 (618)
  4. 7 (213)
  5. 6 (54)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (2)
  9. 2 (4)
  10. 1 (17)

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  • Rating:7

    Charming, but shallow, this tedious strategy game simply doesn't have that much there.

    I really want to like evil genius. The Bond-villain style of the game is really fun and funny, and the idea of building your island lair up from scratch has some real appeal to it. But in the end this game simply is far ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.5

    Whimsical fun

    Ah, to be an evil genius! Sounds intriguing, no? Actually it's pretty fun but it will require patience. As an evil genius you are above the mundane tasks of doing things like, you know, actual work! Instead you w... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    If you like dungeon keeper, this is one of the few gems made by the same guy.

    i didnt find out about this game until the company was already gone, which is a tragedy imo because i love this game. Its like tropico meets dungeon keeper on a quest for world domination, or of course you could compa... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:6.5

    A great concept of a game but Evil Genius is unfinished

    Evil Genius Pros- #1.Graphics are decent #2.The game is obviously based on Dr Evil from Austin Powers which is cool #3.Watching your minions #4.Building your base Cons- #1.The WORST thing about t... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Evil Genius explores a field that is yet unknown to the world of games, a 007-esque game seen from the evil eyes

    Human beings evolved, but some basic instincts still struggle within our Id. Basic instincts of survival manifested in a non life-threatening environment, emotions like envy and so-called disorders like sadism and extrem... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    Classic & Original Masterpiece

    This game is one of my absolute favorite games. An Evil Genious simulation game, that was well thought out and well executed. Great graphics, great soundtrack, great gameplay, and tons of replay value. There are 2 ma... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    just picked this up off steam for 10$, excellent game, here's why

    well its about 6 years old now, and i still enjoyed it, its a very xcom'ish game, dont listen to gamespot reviewer, this has both plenty of style, and plenty of substance Evil Genius is an incredibly difficult and imm... Read Full Review

    4 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.5

    EVIL GENIUS!!!

    Hi guys this is my third review so I hope its helpful. (Just a notice, I bought this game when it first released during 2004 and I'm still playing it 5 years later.) Before I bought This game I read the review on GameSpo... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    A Fantastic Break From the Usual

    Evil Genius has you playing a world-domination, minion-management, artifact-stealing, agent-torturing, trap-laying, machine-researching role to take over the world. Three different archetypes are available: the German w... Read Full Review

    2 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    Great great fun....just a tad frustrating

    I LOVE THIS GAME! and as Rock,Paper, Shotgun just had a small 'Past games' kind of feature today, I thought I would post my thoughts here also. Despite how much I love this game, it can get really annoying...BUT cheat... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful