developer: House of Tales Entertainment GmbH
publisher: dtp AG / Anaconda
Game mode: single player
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Striking new ways for a classic point & click adventure game, Overclocked tells an exceptional story about a psychiatrist and his five young patients.
US army combat psychiatrist David Mc Namara has been hit hard since retiring from active duty: struggling with mysterious choleric attacks and a marriage in crisis, he is now called to New York for his expertise in forensic psychiatry. At the Staten Island Forensic Hospital he is to attend to five young men and women, who were found screaming, scared, with no memory or orientation across New York City. Dave begins to cautiously explore the memories of his young patients – and makes alarming discoveries. The game’s exceptional approach: players not only take over the role of Dave McNamara, who investigates in the present, but also will take control of the five patients in flashbacks.
The memories that McNamara brings to light, are explored by the player in backward chronological order – the further players progress in the game, the further back in time he advances. The new screenshots show Dave working with Ray, one of the patients and show two gloomy scenes from the traumatised characters’ flashbacks.
Overclocked combines the virtues of highly detailed, pre-rendered backgrounds with a dynamic camera. Cinematic camera movements, panning, zooms and close-ups, together with motion capturing, facial animations, 3D characters, real-time post-processing effects and real-time light/shadows guarantee for the adventure game’s exceptional graphics.
* Point & click adventure game with innovative gameplay
* Controversial and topical story with a brand-new narrative approach (chronologically inverse storytelling)
* 20 hours of captivating suspense in an interactive psycho thriller
* 6 playable characters
* 45 atmospherically animated locations
* Detailed high quality 3D graphics, including weather and light effects and facial expressions
* Innovative dialogue system
Game score 8.0 / 10 calculated out of 320 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 10 / 10 calculated out of 2 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Pentium 4 2 GHz, 512 MB RAM, graphic card 64 MB (GeForce 3 Ti200 or better), 1.5 GB HDD, Windows 2000/XP/Vista