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|Version||1.01 (as of November 11, 2004)|
|Release date||US 2004-09-28
|Genre(s)||God game, Real-time strategy|
ESRB: Teen (T)
|Media||CD (2), Steam|
|Input methods||Keyboard & Mouse|
Current user rating: 81/100 (2 votes)
Evil Genius is a 2004 real-time strategy and simulation video game developed by Elixir Studios and published by Sierra Entertainment, released on 28 September 2004. The game is inspired by the spy thriller genre (notably the James Bond film series). Similarly to Dungeon Keeper, the game turns the traditional plotline on its head, with the player acting as the villain, evading the comically stereotyped forces of justice. Gameplay revolves around the player building an island fortress and committing clichéd world domination.
The game received generally favorable reviews, scoring an average critic rating of 77% on Game Rankings. Evil Genius' music score, composed by James Hannigan, received a BAFTA nomination for Best Original Music in 2004.
The intellectual property rights of the game are since March 2, 2006 confirmed to be owned by Rebellion Developments
 System requirements
 Minimum system requirements
- OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
- Processor: 800 MHz
- RAM: 128 MiB for Windows 98/ME, 256 MiB for Windows 2000/XP
- Hard drive: 300 MiB
- Video memory: 16 MiB
- Sound card: DirectX 9.0 compatible
- DirectX: 9.0
- Keyboard and mouse
- CD/DVD ROM drive
 Cheat codes
To enable cheat mode simply type "HUMANZEE" during the game. Now enter the following cheats at will:
|Ctrl + S||Set off explosion / airstirke|
|Ctrl + C||Add $100,000|
|Ctrl + A||Army of Darkness (one of every henchman and minion)|
|Ctrl + O||Give all items|
|Ctrl + M/N||Turn on/off Global Chaos|
|CTRL + T||Gives all traps|
- ↑ Bedigian, Louis. “Evil Genius” and “Freelancer” Composer James Hannigan is Determined to Score Part 1 (English). GameZone. Retrieved on 2008-09-25.
- ↑ Bedigian, Louis. “Evil Genius” and “Freelancer” Composer James Hannigan is Determined to Score Part 2 (English). GameZone. Retrieved on 2008-09-25.