Ready to Cause Some Chaos?
The utterly maniacal Evil Genius 2 is making its way to consoles by the end of 2021. The supervillain-themed base management game has been available on PC for some time, so buyers need not wait until after release to find out if they’d like it. The reviews are in, people love the game – and now, that adoration need not be locked behind a PC.
Evil Genius 2 is coming to Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S consoles.
The base-building/tycoon genre isn’t one commonly supported by larger game publishers, but is one with a dedicated player base – if those players happen to reside on consoles, they’ll greatly enjoy the added choice in what game they get to play.
And Evil Genius 2 is certainly a strong contender: the aesthetic of the game is as powerful as it is dastardly, with players taking charge of minions and henchmen, foiling the plots of do-gooders, and expanding their evil empire in a quest for world domination. It’s a stark departure from the usual themes of most other tycoon games: Planet Coaster, for instance, has players in the role of a park designer, with the goal of making the most attractive rides possible. Planet Coaster is emblematic of a trope within the genre – in the end, the player’s goal is to make random NPCs as happy as possible.
But the most famous stories from these games are anything but “attractive”. The classic “Mr. Bones’ Wild Ride” story, or all the “experiments” people run in various Sims titles, show that players are more than willing to get a little maniacal with their creations. Evil Genius 2 is a game that taps into that exact desire, and now players of all backgrounds can have a chance to live that fantasy.