After spending the best part of 17 years in hiding beneath a dormant volcano on a distant tropical island, Evil Genius is back, offering you devious new ways of enacting your plans for world domination.
But before you start scheming to bribe governments, take over countries and expand your nefarious network, it’s important that you settle into your surroundings, which is why we’ve put together a special tour of their underground lair.
By lair, we mean perfectly legal casino business enterprise, of course. Everyone is welcome to come roll the dice at our famous entertainment halls, which are a useful way to keep funds trickling in for your real enterprise.
Position your tables and stages carefully, and use them to distract agents who are attempting to infiltrate your headquarters. You’ll be amazed how effective a melodic voice or the prospect of winning at Blackjack is at keeping the prying eyes of agents away.
Of course, should agents get through the casino, they’ll have to face an army of guards, traps and henchmen, and you can rest assured that the security technologies at your disposal are very effective and rather painful…
Or, instead of disposing of intruders, you can take them off to your interrogation rooms, where you can beat vital secrets out of them or even convert them to your cause.
World-beating staff facilities
A happy, well-fed and well trained workforce is vital to your whole operation running smoothly. Build a mess hall to keep your goons fed, and in the very likely case that they get injured by intruders, send them off to the cutting-edge infirmary to seal their wounds and get them back on their feet.
Staff in need of rest are always welcome to kick back in front of the EG-TV, which offers a bespoke selection of propaganda channels. Or they can recline in the re-education chair after interrogating an agent to death, just to get them back into the right headspace.
Of course, a little discipline is required every now and then to keep everyone in line, so sometimes you may have to publicly execute one of your minions just to remind everyone who’s boss.
Meanwhile, your team of in-house scientists will work tirelessly on new technologies to increase profits, tighten security, and expand your global reach.
These boffins will be using the latest advances in cryo-tech, pyro-tech, and whatever tech it is you use to build giant boxing gloves into walls to freeze, burn and beat your rivals into submission. Then, at the end of it all, what better way to subjugate the world than by building a Doomsday Device that will leave global leaders at your mercy?
Maybe you ultimately want to make the world a better place, or maybe you want to make it a worse place. All that matters in Evil Genius 2 is that it becomes your place.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination is out now on Steam. You can also follow the game’s criminal networking on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.