The Escapist writes: "The whole question of Good vs. Evil is kind of a thing with videogames these days - will you save the puppy or save yourself? - but Overlord 2 suffers from no such moral ambiguity. As the titular dark lord, you are gleefully, exultantly, and unrepentantly evil, as you and your minions leave a trail of destruction and chaos in your wake. Cleverly expanding the scope of its predecessor without forgetting what made it fun in the first place, Overlord 2 is wonderfully refreshing after so many games featuring reluctant heroes with tortured consciences. I just wish it wasn't so damn annoying."