Evil Genius

Evil Genius is one of those games that follows in the footsteps of Dungeon Keeper. Instead of taking the role of the typical do-gooder hero rooting out evil and thwarting its plans, you step into the shoes of an evil mad man who is, of course, bent on world domination. I downloaded the demo yesterday and I played through it two times. The game seems very polished and the graphics reek of stylized, campy 1970’s James Bond (that’s a good thing). The demo does an excellent job of letting you get a feel for how well the system works. There’s very little micro-management, which helps, because at times your evil lair is under full scale attack from the good guys. I can honestly say this game takes the best from Austin Powers, James Bond, and even Globex, and makes a pretty interesting and funny game.