Overlord Review | January 7, 2014 Xbox, Windows, PlayStation
Mass Effect 2 could be the best game ever for the Xbox 360 and the PS3 and most likely is the best 3rd party title created for these systems. We gave the game a “10 out of 10” clearing a path for gamers to look into DLC campaigns. Overlord is the first one made that is not a “add a new Squad Member”, it is a full storyline campaign. A Cerberus research base on the planet Aite is not responding to communications and is not broadcasting a distress single. Sheppard and the rest of the team land on the planet to find out a virtual intelligence has gone rouge and started attacking the lab workers and took over the research base at all locations. Not knowing how or why the V.I. malfunction Sheppard must shut it down and figured out why it took over the base in the first place.
This is one of two parts of Mass Effect 2 that has a vehicle to drive around. It is not the awkward MAKO this time from Mass Effect. It is a hovercraft vehicle called the M-44 Hammerhead, that has good controls and it carries a gun turret on it. You have to travel between areas and there are Geth all over the planet and one super Geth weapon that can kill you with one shot that you will have to destroy in order to move forward. This DLC is 75% action and 25% story driven. There is some plot points that get brought up in Mass Effect 3 but nothing that changes the main story. This is only available on the Xbox 360 as a DLC because Overlord is included in the PS3 version of the game. It takes a little over two hours to play through your first time and that includes finding some secret stuff. At $7 it is a little pricy but watch for sales Overlord gets a discounted price often. If it is under $3 it is a MUST BUY PRICE!