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Evil Genius 2 (Series) Review
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Posted: 16 months ago, last updated 12 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Evil Genius 2 is a tongue-in-cheek strategy game where you play the evil villain. You must build a detailed, functional lair from where you can take control of the world. Similar to Sim City and 2 Point Hospital, you use your resources wisely as you mark out rooms, train your minion workforce and create new specialists.

The action is controlled from above by clicking to interact with your base and workforce. Via menus you can select new technology to build, or send your forces off to establish corrupt projects in different parts of the world. All the time you need to be on your guard against enemy agents investigating or coming to assassinate you.

Although this focuses on violence and corruption it's all done in a comical style. For example, you can send enemy do-gooders spinning away with a Pinball Bumper, or put the chomp on them with the Venus Spy-Trap. Then there are your evil schemes: selling the British Royal Family, Kidnaping the Governor of Maine, or literally making Baked Alaska.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 12

Release Date: 30/03/2021

Platforms: Mac, PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Narrative, Open World, Puzzle, Simulation and Strategy

Accessibility: 39 features

Developer: Rebellion (@Rebellion)

Players: 1

 

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DurationDuration

We haven't documented duration data for this game yet.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 12.

The first Evil Genius game was rated PEGI 12 for violence. ESRB TEEN for comic mischief, suggestive themes and violence.

CostsCosts

Evil Genius 2 usually costs £34.99.
 

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PlayStation Store PS5 £34.99
PlayStation Store PS4 £34.99

Evil Genius 2

 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. The Evil Genius 2 Season Pass offers a whole new Genius, Campaign, Henchmen, Island Lair Location:
  • 1 Campaign Pack
  • 1 Lair Items Pack
  • 2 Henchmen Packs
  • 2 Minion Packs

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Evil Genius 2 Accessibility Report documents 39 accessibility features:
The first time you start the game you are prompted to confirm some accessibility settings including colour-blind filter, brightness and auto-pause/auto-save.

The game can automatically pause when your character is attacked or when you start building your base to reduce time-pressure. While paused you can still execute commands without the clock ticking.

The game generally has good contrast and you can hover the cursor to highlight any object. Screen shake and flashes only occur in one instance - upon firing the doomsday device. You can disable Depth of Field to make the game kinder for motion sickness.

You can adjust how long Short, Medium and Long pop-up information stays on the screen.

You can't adjust the size of the user interface but you can make the cursor larger.

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Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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