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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 13 votes out of 13 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    8,935
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 25, 2006
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    0
  • Platform:
    Windows

Editors' Review

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Despite a hokey backstory and less than impressive visuals, the gameplay of this quality freeware game will quickly attract those predisposed toward retro top-down shooters. Taking the basic foundation of Asteroids, Overgod ups the ante with eight spaceships, 100 enemies, and power-ups that include a variety of interesting secondary weapons and boosts. In keeping with the retro theme, the controls are sluggish and the graphics are understated. The game definitely has a style of its own, and a variety of unlockable modes, plus Time Attack and two-player options ramp up the replayability factor.

In-game action consists of thrusting, turning, braking, and firing primary and seconday weapons, the latter of which are offered as power-ups and have cool names like Claws of Hunger and Eye of Desolation. The idea is to destroy all of your essential enemies before the Eyes of the Watchful Ones awake and start blasting you to pieces. Essential enemies are marked on your HUD with large yellow dots, while minor enemies are small and orange. The electric Eyes are a nice timer touch, and the enemy variation also offers another level of complexity.

Stability issues arose when quitting a game in progress--the application froze and required a forced quit. Aside from that annoyance, the game installs quickly and runs smoothly. The music isn't too annoying, which is always a bonus, and all of the volume and game controls are easily customized. Overgod moves a bit too slowly and looks pixelated when compared to 3D games, but the unique gameplay and freeware status help it easily earn a high rating.

 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Linley Henzell
Publisher web site http://users.olis.net.au/zel/
Release Date January 25, 2006
Date Added January 25, 2006
Version
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Arcade Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95+, 300MHz CPU
Download Information
File Size 1.95MB
File Name overgod10.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,935
Downloads Last Week 0
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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