What are the best PC games where you are the villain?

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    #1Overlord

    Overlord

    Overlord is a role-playing action villain protagonist game developed by Triumph Studios and Virtual Programming. Released on 26 June 2007, this game can be played on Windows PC and Mac OS X 10.9 or later computers.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $4.99

    Janice Payne
    Written on April 5, 2017
    "This is a great game to play. This is the best place to purchase it and it's pretty cheap so it's the best of both worlds. It's a wonderful fantasy game and my children and I have had lots of hours playing this game, the only problem with it is it can be very addictive you don't want to stop once you've started."
  2. 19

    #2Overlord II

    Overlord II

    Overlord is a role-playing action villain protagonist game developed by Triumph Studios and Virtual Programming. Released on 23 June 2009, this game can be played on Windows PC, Mac OS X 10.9 or later, and Linux.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $9.99

    George Weber
    Written on July 28, 2017
    "Overlord 2 is a pretty decent game. There aren't that many villain games on PC for sure, but the biggest problem I had when playing overlord 2 is....it failed to capture the magic of the first one. I'd only really recommend playing this if you played #1. The first is a far superior game, the combat was interesting, unique, intuitive, and never really been done before. The second fails to expand upon this, and quite frankly is only good as a sequel, not by itself. It's a decent suggestion, I've played it and enjoyed it, but there are better, more interesting options out there."
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    #3Evil Genius

    Evil Genius

    Evil Genius is a base building strategy villain protagonist game developed by Elixir Studios and published by Rebellion. Released on 2004, this game’s minimal requirements include MS Windows XP / Vista OS.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Jordan Schneider
    Written on July 7, 2017
    "Rule the world and be an evil mastermind! If this sounds like you, you can't go wrong here. Numerous items and weapons you can add to your arsenal and lots of actions to drive the others nuts in the game (ever want to taunt a government agent? Go for it!). Definitely worth a look, if not a purchase."
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    #4Dungeon Keeper

    Dungeon Keeper

    Dungeon Keeper is an action strategy fantasy game developed by Electronic Arts wherein users deploy demons, warlocks, mistresses, etc. against the enemies. Available to play on PC, Android, and iOS.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS

    Free

    Eric Morgan
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "There are a lot of RPG's where you can play the bad guy but Dungeon Keeper is one where it's based on you being an "Evil Lord". It's not exactly an RTS but it's a cult classic and pretty close to being what an RTS would have been at the time of its release. It's highly reviewed on GOG."
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    #5War for the Overworld

    War for the Overworld

    War for the Overworld is a real-time strategy fantasy game developed and published by Brightrock Games. Released in 2015, this game is compatible with Windows 7+, Mac OS X 10.10+, and Linux Ubuntu 12.04+.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $29.99

    Vincent Henderson
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "After having played the campaign and all of the DLC, I can say War for the Overworld is a true successor to the Dungeon Keeper franchise. It is everything you wished for DK3 and more. I will list a few pro's and cons about the game."
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    #6The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three - Malcolm's Revenge

    The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three - Malcolm's Revenge
    The Legend of Kyrandia: Malcolm's Revenge (Book Three) is a fantasy adventure game developed by Westwood Studios. First released in 1994, this game can be played on Windows PC and macOS. 
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Jack Schneider
    Written on January 24, 2017
    "This is great! I happen to love point and click games, and I love how hated the main character is. It's pretty cheap to, so that's a plus."
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    #7Assassin's Creed: Rogue

    Assassin's Creed: Rogue
    Assassin's Creed: Rogue is a sandbox action and adventure game. Rogue follows the story of the Assassin-turned-Templar Shay Cormac between 1752 and 1760, during the Seven Years' War, and is the closing chapter in the Kenway saga.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Johnny Henry
    Written on May 11, 2017
    "I really wanted a PC game where I could be the bad guy. The best one I've found it Assassin's Creed: Rogue. Sometimes you just want to be evil and this game lets you do that. Try it out and find your inner villain. "
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    #8Party Hard

    Party Hard

    Party Hard is an action stealth strategy game with pixel graphics animation developed by Pikol Games and Kverta. Released in 2015, this game can be played on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS.

    Games

    Windows, Linux

    $12.89

    Ashley Chapman
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "Party Hard is a game where I can get out my aggression without having to actually hurt someone. Fun times!"
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    #9Plague Inc: Evolved

    Plague Inc: Evolved
    Plague Inc: Evolved is a strategy simulation game developed and published by Ndemic Creations. Released in 2016, this single-player game can be played on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS.
    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $14.99

    Susan Russell
    Written on May 14, 2017
    "There are plenty of games where you have to prevent the Zombie Apocalypse, but this might be the first time you have to start it! I really enjoyed the sim aspect of this game, and it's all very science-y. Definitely would play this one again."
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    #10The Darkness II

    The Darkness II
    The Darkness II is a first person shooter where you take down the brutal and personal path of Jackie Estacado, head of a New York crime family and wielder of an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction known as The Darkness.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $29.99

    Jose Schmidt
    Written on May 5, 2017
    "The premise of this game is kind of cool and so are the powers, although you should expect to have to sit through some pretty terrible writing, the story really is not this game's strong suit. The gameplay is fun, pretty satisfying gunplay and your powers spice things up a bit. The biggest issue I have with it is the price tag, for a 5 year old game $30 is a bit steep."
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    #11Hatred

    Hatred
    Hatred is a violent isometric shooter, in which you take the role of The Antagonist fighting against all of the humanity. It developed and published by Destructive Creations. 
    Games

    Windows

    $5.99

    Harry Peters
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Hatred has in interesting premise. Essentially, you're a lone villain fighting all of humanity. The game is highly violent and a little controversial. If you don't like the idea of murdering little old women, this isn't the game for you. Otherwise, you'll probably enjoy this game because it's good."
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    #12Lucius

    Lucius
    Lucius is a horror and suspense game created and released by Shiver Games. It was released in 2012 for Windows. The game was set in 1966 when a boy was visited by Satan and had to stealthily kill the inhabitants of his house.
    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Larry Little
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "I gave Lucius a shot because steam says the reviews are very positive but honestly I cannot figure out why they are. This game could be a fun romp as a child horror movie villain but instead it is a confusing mess where you need a walk through or YouTube guide to figure out how to do anything (forget being creative) while dealing with voice acting that wouldn't pass in a straight to VHS film from the 90's. "
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    #13Black & White

    Black & White
    Black & White is a god game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts. Released in 2001, this game can be played on Windows PC and macOS.
    Games

    Windows

    Check price

    Lori Dixon
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Black & White is a role playing game unlike any other you've played before. You are the villian so you have control over the game. You an be evil or you can be kind. this game is challenging and fun and is will give you hours of enjoyment."
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    #14EvilQuest

    EvilQuest
     In EvilQuest, you take on the role of Galvis — a dark knight obsessed with ultimate power. Set out on a quest of revenge, destruction and conquest in this retro Action RPG title.
    Games

    Windows

    $1.99

    María Elena Castellanos
    Written on February 21, 2017
    "I like a good story in my PC games and I really enjoy playing the villain sometimes. EvilQuest lets you be a knight with the power to seek revenge and destruction. It is a retro RPG game with great equipment and also some good music. "
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    #15Nefarious

    Nefarious
    Nefarious is an action-adventure villain protagonist developed and published by StarBlade. In this game, the players get to play as the villain. Released in 2017, this game on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS.
    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $14.99

    Kyle Diaz
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "Finally game were I get to be the bad guy. As an avid gamer I didn't have the choice to choose the bad guy as the game always had you play the good guy. Nefarious takes the traditional platformer game and flips it around. No longer are you stuck to into being the hero this game makes you the bad guy live out the dream most gamers want to be. This is a perfect game to be the villain."
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    #16Dungeons 2

    Dungeons 2

    Dungeons 2 is a fantasy comedy strategy role-playing game developed by Realmforge Studios and published by Kalypso Media Digital. Released in 2015, this game on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS.

    Games

    Windows, Mac, Linux

    $29.99

    Vivaan Dutta
    Written on September 22, 2017
    "Dungeons 2 is a fantastic sequel to the original Dungeon builder game that I loved playing years ago. It's fun to be the bad guy in a game for a change. If you're not careful you'll sink dozens of hours into this game before you know it. It's a breath of fresh air in today's crowded gaming market."
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    #17Necessary Evil

    Necessary Evil

    Necessary Evil is a video game developed by Stefano Gualeni and illustrated by Jimena Sanchez Sarquiz. This game can be played on Windows PC, Linux, and macOS computers.

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    Free

    Donna Gonzalez
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "This game is kind of awesome. The game provides you with a kind of meta approach to video gaming, in which you are the villain. At first the psychological implications were kind of touchy for me, but I think the program is really cool. The game seems like it's really built upon you and your personality which is sort of frightening, but I think this is a great game to play if you're interested in playing the villain, without an overabundance of violent graphics!"

Summary

Best What are the best PC games where you are the villain
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1OverlordGames 21 Paid
2Overlord IIGames 19 Paid
3Evil GeniusGames 16 Paid
4Dungeon KeeperGames 16 Free
5War for the OverworldGames 14 Paid
6The Legend of Kyrandia: Book Three - Malcolm's RevengeGames 13 Paid
7Assassin's Creed: RogueGames 13 Paid
8Party HardGames 12 Paid
9Plague Inc: EvolvedGames 11 Paid
10The Darkness IIGames 10 Paid
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