Sometimes even the most paragon-like of gamers get the urge to get away from the usual good-making and justice-bringing and delve into the realm of Evil. Let’s check out the best games that let you be as evil as you want and make no apologies about it!
In the world of Tyranny, evil has already won. Kyros the Overlord has the entire world under their thumb – except for a single region known as the Tiers that still manages to struggle. As a Fatebinder in the Overlord’s army, you wield a vast amount of power in the occupied lands of the Tiers. Will you use that to inspire stability and loyalty, or will you try to offer a better way? Do you stay loyal to your betters? Or do you have the vision and the will to challenge the order of things?
Overlord 2 and its prequel take place in a bright fantasy world where you, yes, you, are the darkness. With incredible power at your disposal and a team of evil-minded minions to do your evil bidding, how will you resist the temptation to be incredibly despotic? THINK EVIL, BREED EVIL, CONTROL ALL!
You can ravage the land like a moody Tsunami; razing cities, forests and Imperial camps to the ground just because they looked at you funny. Your Minions are angry little Swiss army knives of pain: They can ride into battle on wolves and other magical creatures, loot the best weapons from stomped enemies, pillage houses for treasure, operate fearsome war machines, infiltrate enemy camps and polish your armor so thoroughly you’ll blind passing wildlife.
The Dungeon Lord has finally united his forces of evil. With his dark empire stable, he launches onto the next step of his plan. What can it possibly be? Expansion, of course!
Unleash your dark side in Dungeons 3 by creating a unique underground dungeon from a huge array of rooms, traps, and structures. Raise the most terrifying army the world has ever seen, by choosing from despicable creatures such as orcs, succubae, zombies and much, much more. Then, once you have built your forces, emerge from the darkness and guide your army to the light of the overworld, where you will corrupt the land and dispatch anything even vaguely heroic, cute or unicorn-shaped. And in a first for the Dungeons series, experience randomly generated levels, so that no two sessions are alike – never-ending fun for any evil conqueror!
The previous games have covered grounds for demons and evil people doing evil things. But there is a very important chunk missing: where are my Undead at?! (besides burning Teldrassil, that is old already).
Meet Undead Horde and learn that offending a necromancer was a grave mistake! Maraud through the lands of the living, raze their villages and steal their treasures. Re-animate all kinds of creatures and build an army of up to 100 undead to join you in your rightful – if evil – crusade.
Hearthstone: Rise of Shadows – The Dalaran Heist
The Dalaran Heist is a solo-adventure in the latest expansion for Blizzard’s Hearthstone. In it, the player takes the role of one of the E.V.I.L. henchmen. As the story progresses, you will help The League of E.V.I.L. with their latest scheme. But what is their ultimate goal, exactly? Rob the Dalaran Bank? Break someone out of the Violet Hold? Maybe steal some precious artifacts from the Kirin Tor? No. Those would be too simple. They are planning to steal the entire city!
The first Chapter is available now for free. Subsequent Chapters can be purchased either with in-game currency (700 Gold each) or real money ($6.99 each). If you want to spend the latter, you can also buy them in bulk for $19.99 for all four chapters.
Black & White 2
That was a good run, but don’t you find being a loyal evil servant or henchman, an overlord or even the last of the necromancers is kind of… mundane? If so, I have just the game for you. Become an EVIL GOD with Black & White 2 and rain terror on your enemies and followers alike! You even get to have a divine animal avatar!
Currently, finding Black & White 2 is an entire challenge unless you already have the CD from back in the day. Wishlist it on GoG to see it return!