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Overclocked: A History of Violence review

The Good:
  • Original concept
  • Intriguing storyline
  • Good characterisation
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Great attention to environmental detail
  • Bundles of atmosphere
The Bad:
  • Little emphasis on puzzles
  • Suspect animation
  • Very linear
  • Story takes a while to get going and the conclusion is disappointing
Overclocked
Overclocked
The Good:
  • Original concept
  • Intriguing storyline
  • Good characterisation
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Great attention to environmental detail
  • Bundles of atmosphere
The Bad:
  • Little emphasis on puzzles
  • Suspect animation
  • Very linear
  • Story takes a while to get going and the conclusion is disappointing
Our Verdict: Overclocked is a unique adventure with a tale that keeps you engrossed from beginning to end – or more accurately, end to beginning – despite a few weak gameplay issues.
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What our readers think of Overclocked: A History of Violence


Posted by Rennie on Apr 26, 2013

Atmospheric thriller with excellent interface and good story


Overclocked has had a lot of mixed reviews, but it is actually one of the adventures I enjoyed the most, and I've played a lot. Some people have been complaining that they knew how the story was going to end after only a short way through, and while I can...

Posted by emric on Jun 6, 2012

a highly enjoyable and unique psychological thriller


I guess I'm still kinda used to the old days of adventure gaming where almost everything was fantasy, sci-fi or comic. But playing a modern adventure thriller like overclocked, exposed me to a whole new cerebral level of engagement in gaming. I felt...

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