Establishing and maintaining a worldwide criminal network is no easy business. After all you have to recruit minions to do your maniacal bidding, commit crimes to get your name on the Top Ten list at MI6, and build a carefully planned underground lair complete with training rooms, mess hall, barracks, and control room and eventually build a doomsday machine. Evil Genius (EG) demonstrates what it would be like to own and operate a criminal syndicate - albeit a criminal syndicate stuck in a comic book set in a fantastical vision of the 1960’s.
EG mixes strategic elements of the Sims and the classic board game Risk; and the graphical style of No One Lives Forever. It’s a complicated mix but for strategy fans EG gets a lot of things right.
(above text taken from www.armchairempire.com where the game scored 8.0/10)