Evil Genius is one classic simulation title with a completely unique twist. However, the series has undergone lots of ups and downs and never made it to the market.

Evil Genius original game

Evil Genius’ first sequel couldn’t make it as its creator, Elixir Studio folded. After that, Rebellion Developments took over and wanted to make it for real. Unfortunately, since then, all we got to see were only small Facebook games from Rebellion. The developer then mentioned the official development of Evil Genius 2 in 2017. Nonetheless, things went quiet pretty soon after.

The second sequel

Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Evil Genius 2: World Domination, announced at E3 2019.

The second sequel of Evil Genius, World Domination finally appeared once again after years of silence. The reveal trailer at E3 didn’t feature any gameplay but ones can see it behind closed doors at the event. Thankfully, Evil Genius: World Domination looks just as beautiful and accurate as what fans would imagine.

Take a closer look at the reveal trailer here:

The visuals

First of all, everything in Evil Genius 2 looks crisp. Although the original reveal trailer is pre-rendered, the actual look in-game is not that much different. There was only one minor visual inconsistency with a pre-alpha build during a presentation. Aside from that, everything looked awesome and exciting to play.

Similar to Evil Genius 2, Tavern Keeper and Two Point Hospital are titles to bring back this simulation kind of game. Fortunately, they all have unique features and impressive art styles to offer.

The playable evils

Evil Genius 2: World Domination
As an evil mastermind, your job is to take over the entire world with your evil scheme.

Red and Maximilian are the two masterminds that you can play in the game. They both return from the original game and are still the same cartoonishly evil. In addition, their new visuals are stunning. Red Ivan references his “explosiveness” from Evil Genius and especially, their interaction with minions looks wickedly charming. All in all, you’ll get to see the big picture of how managing an evil lair would be like.

The lair

Just like in Evil Genius, Evil Genius 2: World Domination has two portions to the lair in Evil Genius 2: World Domination: the facade and then the lair. In the demo, the facade turned out to be the casino. Meanwhile, the lair that was shown in the trailer remained the same, as metallic and high tech.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination
Managing an evil lair has never been an easy job, ever!

While not building the façade and setting up traps, it’s your job to gain control of the entire world by doing multiple objectives throughout the whole world.

Minions in Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Minions in Evil Genius: World Domination has different kinds to focus on strength, intelligence and stealth. Additionally, each of them has different traits to work with, preventing others to enter the base. However, minions in this sequel cannot activate traps like in the original game. In fact, they can die of traps if triggered once nearby the area of impact.

Therefore, the key to setting traps is to connect one another to create tricky combinations. In the trailer above, we can see a combination of laser grid, a fan and a shark tank – a very effective way of forcing the hero to enter the restricted hallway.

UI & performance

Regarding other in-game management factors, Evil Genius 2: World Domination brings a smoother UI and performance than the first title. Building looks just as fun as completing world domination missions. It’s nice that they keep the facade, the lair and the traps in Evil Genius 2 and still make them functioning well.

For sure, this is a treat for worldwide fans of the simulation genre and the comic books. As for now, all we have to do is wait until getting our hands on the amazing simulation title of Evil Genius 2: World Domination.

Expect Evil Genius 2 on PC at some point next year, in 2020. Be sure to check out your Steam page once it comes out and get the game for yourself.