Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots may own this month - and most of the year - but for straight-up action fans, Overlord: Raising Hell may be just the ticket. Here, you will control the denizens of the dark in their ceaseless quest to conquer the world, and your power is unparalleled. Thing is, you're not only the ruler and "manager" of the action, but you can also jump in and wreak havoc with your singular brand of otherworldly power! In this way, Overlord is a hybrid blend of both action and strategy, but battle and carnage sit at its core. This ought to intrigue many a blood-lusting gamer, and we doubt the strategy angle will drag down the entertainment value.
6/11/2008 Ben Dutka