Review

Evil Genius 2 review: An entertaining sim let down by dopey henchmen

Rebellion’s sequel retains a lot of the cult original’s charm but still has its issues

Lead Designer
Rich Edwards
Key Credits
Ash Tregay (Producer), Ian Pestridge (Art Director)

Evil Genius 2 captures the spirit of the original and still provides plenty of entertaining moments as a result, but the fiddly interface and the lack of any options to manually control its often moronic minions makes it a real exercise in patience at times.

  • Packed with laughs and well-written dialogue
  • Has a wide enough range of rooms to build and research to keep you busy
  • Your AI minions are infuriatingly stupid at times
  • Creation tools and camera can be awkward to use
3 / 5
Version tested
PC
Evil Genius 2 review: An entertaining sim let down by dopey henchmen
Lead Designer
Rich Edwards
Key Credits
Ash Tregay (Producer), Ian Pestridge (Art Director)

Evil Genius 2 captures the spirit of the original and still provides plenty of entertaining moments as a result, but the fiddly interface and the lack of any options to manually control its often moronic minions makes it a real exercise in patience at times.

  • Packed with laughs and well-written dialogue
  • Has a wide enough range of rooms to build and research to keep you busy
  • Your AI minions are infuriatingly stupid at times
  • Creation tools and camera can be awkward to use
3 / 5
Version tested
PC