Nathan Meunier writes:
''At the core of every great point-and-click adventure game is a story that will draw players in from the beginning and hold them in its grips until the very end. Unfortunately, for every truly excellent PC adventure title there are dozens of others that succumb to the throes of mediocrity. Then there's Overclocked: A History of Violence. Since so few titles in the genre strive to throw new twists into the gameplay, it's encouraging when one comes along that attempts something a little out of the ordinary. Overclocked lays out some intriguing gameplay ideas, and the story is deceptively gripping, but it falls a bit short of greatness.''