Evil Genius 2 Preview: Should You Be Excited?

Evil Genius

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is one of the most highly anticipated games of the year. As sinister as its name implies, Evil Genius 2 will let you unleash your inner evil mastermind. Learn more about this exciting game that will definitely bring out your dark side with its unique gameplay.


Inside This Article

  1. What Is Evil Genius 2?
    1. What Kind of Game Is it?
    2. When Is the Release Date?
    3. Where Can You Play It?
  2. Evil Genius 2: World Domination Gameplay
    1. Construct Your Evil Lair
    2. Train Your Minions
    3. Wreak Havoc
  3. Evil Genius 2 Preview
    1. Controls
    2. Graphics
    3. Sound
    4. World
  4. Evil Genius 2 vs. Evil Genius 1
    1. Story and Setting
    2. Characters
    3. Graphics
    4. Evil Lair
  5. Games like Evil Genius 2
    1. Dungeon Keeper
    2. War of the Overworld
  6. Should You Be Excited for Evil Genius 2?


What Is Evil Genius 2?

What is Evil Genius 2
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What Kind of Game Is It?

Evil Genius 2: World Domination is a real-time strategy game that allows you to build an evil lair under the guise of a bustling casino. In this satirical spy game, you become the master controller of what your villain lair looks like. You must also train your minions to do all of your dirty work. 

The game’s objective is simple: world domination. To do so, you must build the biggest, “baddest” evil lair out there and defend it from those pesky superheroes.

The first Evil Genius game was developed and published by Elixir Studios. But the company closed in 2005, delaying the development of Evil Genius 2. Later on, Rebellion Developments took over this project in 2017 just in time for its sequel’s release.  


When Is the Release Date?

With the exciting and unique premise that this offers, people worldwide are so excited to get their hands on this latest video game. The sequel had an initial release set in 2020, but it will instead become available on March 30, 2021. So better make sure to pre-order or head on early to video game stores for the release! 


Where Can You Play It?

Where Can I Play Evil Genius 2
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You can play Evil Genius 2 on your PC and laptops. Here are the minimum system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GT 1030 2 GB, Radeon RX 550 2 GB

To fully enjoy the game, here are the recommended system requirements:

  • Operating System: Windows 10
  • Processor: Intel Core i7-4770K, AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB, Radeon RX 5700 8 GB


Evil Genius 2: World Domination 2 Gameplay

Evil Genius
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In this mischievous game, you will create an evil fortress beneath what seems to be a normal-day casino. Fortify your lair to protect the doomsday device you are building to wipe out humanity. One of the benefits of video games such as this is that you get to exercise your mind with various puzzles.

The game lets you choose between four characters. Each character possesses a specific set of strengths when it comes to different specializations and perspectives. The characters you can choose from are as follows:

  • Former Spymaster Emma
  • Ex-henchman Red Ivan
  • Gold Fantastic Despot Max
  • Scientist Zalika

The game also offers different twists to push you to find more creative solutions. Here are some scenarios that make the game very fun to play with.


Construct Your Evil Lair

What is an evil mastermind without his evil lair, right? One of the primary objectives of Evil Genius 2 is for you to create a doomsday device that will destroy the earth and its inhabitants.

You can make your fortress by constructing different rooms and amenities to hide and protect your doomsday device. You can even set up small traps for those pesky heroes.


Train Your Minions

Evil Genius Minions
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You are only as good as your team. As in with any team dynamics, your team members or minions will do all of your instructions and bidding, which is primarily to wreak as much havoc as they can on a broader scale. There are three specialties where you can train your minions to. These are:


Brute force is the game’s name for minions who are trained under the Muscle category. Minions trained in Muscle develop superior physical strength reflected in their strong attack damage that would certainly be very beneficial in close combat types of situations.



Not only do you need minion soldiers with super-minion strength, but you also need manipulative spy minions who can wreak havoc in a totally different way – by deceiving the bad—rather, good—guys who are trying to stop you! In the game, brute strength is good as the first line of defense but make sure that you also train a portion of your minions in Deception competency because sometimes, all it takes is just a trick of the mind for your World Domination success!



Science and technology are a big part of a minion competency. Think of it as the research and development portion of your team where they do experiments that will produce better doomsday tools, equipment, and traps to obliterate your enemies. 


Wreak Havoc in the City

Once you have a competent team in the form of your minions, it is now time for you to unleash them in the city so that they can do what they do best – bring chaos and terrorize innocent people. 

What more is that they get incentives for chaos! This means that the more people they terrorize and the more chaos they invoke, the more money they have (which eventually, they need to fork over to you), and the more funds you have to build a more enormous lair. 

Here are some of the ways you can maximize your minions to do your evil biddings.

  • Send them over to complete evil missions and commit crimes to get money.
  • Allow them to network with other bad bosses because there is definitely (evil) strength in numbers.
  • Send them to complete side quests so they can loot items that you can use to build a bigger lair.
  • Minions can test your doomsday device in map parts that you have unlocked, though be warned that the superheroes will try everything in their power to stop you.
  • You can unleash your minions to do your evil bidding by capturing people of good rank or kill incoming intruders.


Evil Genius 2 Preview


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Controls for Evil Geniuses 2: World Domination play out like most strategy or building games. When building or upgrading your lair, your primary tool will be your mouse. Options, such as rooms, tools, and fixtures are displayed on your screen. The controls revolve around point-clicking and a lot of dragging as well as dropping.

If you’re familiar with other famous building titles, this will be a breeze. However, those who are not familiar can undergo the tutorial to get a feel of how to turn your mouse into a very important tool: a tool for world domination.



The graphics that Evil Genius 2 offers boast of the latest graphic technology in the video game industry. The art style is reminiscent of the well-liked indie game Invisible Inc. It also induces that same, cartoonish, whimsical feeling.

To fully enjoy this, the recommended graphic requirements are GeForce GTX 1660 Super 6 GB and Radeon RX 5700 8 GB. 



The sound quality that Evil Genius 2 is definitely second to none. Imagine the loud and evil cackling of most superhero villains, multiply it tenfold, and you would guess the sound theme for Evil Genius 2. The game is loaded with all audio works – fun and entertaining background music. 

At the same time, your minions get to work, a difference in the sound tempo when the superheroes are near to ruin your day, and the sound of success when your minions have wreaked major havoc in unsuspecting civilians!



Evil Genius Map
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The setting of Evil Genius 2 is on a tropical island where your front is a busy casino. As you observe the people gamble away their money just for the heck of it, something eviler and more sinister lurks behind the casino doors. Away from the public eye, you are trying to build an evil lair housing your doomsday device. 

Here you have to fortify your defenses, be strategic and creative in building your rooms, and increase the number of your booby traps… All for you to achieve world domination.


Evil Genius 2 vs. Evil Genius 1

Evil Genius 1
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Story and Setting

There is no significant difference when it comes to the story and setting between the two games. The most significant change is that Evil Genius 2 takes place a decade after Evil Genius.



Characters in Evil Genius 2
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While some characters have played a minor role in Evil Genius (Red Ivan), they have fully been realized as major characters in Evil Genius 2. Only Maximilian has returned as a major character in the second game. 



The graphics of the game remain true to its cartoony design, but there is a noticeable significant improvement in the graphics of this latest game compared with the first game. This is partly because a bigger budget is invested in the game graphics than budget cuts in the first game. 


Evil Lair

For Evil Genius 2, the significant change in building your evil lair is that you can do so by having multiple floors!


Games Like Evil Genius 2

Dungeon Keeper

Dungeon Keeper
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In Dungeon Keeper, you need to create and manage a dungeon. Your objective? To protect your dungeon from incoming forces. You can do so by recruiting minions to help you manage your dungeon and defend your space.

Check It Out


War of the Overworld

War of the Overworld
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In War of the Overworld, you play the role of an Underlord. Your goal is to build a dungeon and fortify it with traps with the intent to kill those poor, wandering heroes.

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Should You Be Excited for Evil Genius 2?

With the exciting gameplay, controls, storyline, and plot that Evil Genius 2 offers, heck yes, you have to be excited about this game! Here, you are encouraged not just to succeed at being the ultimate supervillain of the universe, but you have to think so strategically and creatively on your journey to be just that. 

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