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Evil Genius 2

Game review by
Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
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Upcoming strategy lets gamers embrace their inner villain.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Evil Genius 2 is an upcoming strategy simulation game for Windows PCs. The game is a sequel of 2004’s Evil Genius, which casts players as a villainous mastermind trying to take over the world. Players will put together schemes to steal valuable artifacts, kidnap heads of state, and other dastardly deeds, sending henchmen out to oversee these missions. They’ll also take time overseeing the construction of their personal lair, directing henchmen and maintenance workers to put in laboratories, workshops, and defensive systems. Players will have to be careful, though, because depending on what plans you try to enact, you may call the attention of spies or rival masterminds, who may invade your lair and try to put you out of business. While this all sounds very serious, the gameplay is handled with a tongue in cheek manner and cartoonish visuals, which lightens the tone of the action and limits the impact of the game. Violence is sometimes shown between agents, or as a rogue spy gets thrown into traps, but no blood or gore is shown. Otherwise, there’s no other concerns in the game.

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Game details

  • Platforms: Windows
  • Available online? Available online
  • Developer: Rebellion
  • Release date: December 31, 2020
  • Genre: Strategy
  • ESRB rating: NR for No Descriptions
  • Last updated: June 20, 2019

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