Sudeep Pasricha writes:
''What do you get when you drop a troubled protagonist into a seemingly innocuous scenario that soon turns into a perilous quest with unexpected plot twists and unhinged psychopaths looming around every corner? You get the premise for a journey of self-discovery … and the backdrop for several gripping adventure games released in recent years. Indigo Prophecy, The Moment of Silence, and most recently the brilliant (barring the spotty voice acting) Lost Crown are examples of how to run with this simple premise and craft a brilliant game. Overclocked: A History of Violence is a new entrant into this "troubled protagonist fighting against the odds" niche genre. I've eagerly awaited its release ever since I had the chance to marvel at its good looks in a tiny booth at E3 almost two years ago.''