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Overclocked: A History of Violence

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Set against the backdrop of a catastrophic thunderstorm raging over New York City, Overclocked explores an archetypical, yet actual condition of mankind: violence. This psychological thriller mixes frightening fictional thriller elements using innovative narrative structures. Overclocked charts the diffuse areas where memories and illusions; dreams and reality; perpetrators and victims; collide.

Army psychiatrist, David McNamara, is called to the Staten Island Forensic Hospital in New York City to consult on a case that requires his expertise in forensic psychiatry. Tasked with exploring the minds of five young men and women who were found scared, screaming, and without memory, he makes alarming discoveries as he begins to cautiously explore the psyches of his young patients. Throughout the game, players will switch between six different characters in this chilling interactive psycho thriller.Key Features
  • Experience Overclocked from various perspectives as you play as six different characters throughout the game
  • Explore 45 diverse locations with densely animated pre-rendered settings
  • Innovative storytelling techniques create a unique gameplay experience
  • Meet and interact with a cast of intriguing characters, each with their own distinct personalities
  • Characters come to life with fluid movements and realistic facial expressions created with Emotion FX 2 technology
  • Cinematic cut-scenes designed using advanced camera techniques pioneered by feature films
  • Exceptional visuals enhanced by shadow and shader effects, real-time atmospheric particle effects (rain, snow, lightening), and dynamic lighting
  • Unique icon-based dialogue system
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House of Tales
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THQ Nordic
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Not rated

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 / 8 32 or 64 bit
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz Intel or AMD processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compliant video card Shader Model 1.1
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8 32 or 64 bit
  • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core Intel or AMD processor
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: DirectX 9 compliant video card Shader Model 3
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX compatible card
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Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Hachja, me and the New Adventure Company/THQ Nordic-so far I have rarely been disappointed ... Overclocked I played anno domini before I jumped on the "NAC train" with Moment of Silence and Black Mirror. This was followed by other Games but that's on another Page ... The Game is quite gloomy (no Wonder: On the one Hand it somehow never stops raining, the Institution has only five Patients-those in whose Past you have to dive, the Flashbacks refer more and more deeply to a dark Background and last In The end, the Life of the Main Protagonist remains, who seems to be travelling privately and professionally on a Road into the Abyss) and is very interesting by working with Flashbacks to the events surrounding the "Crazy." Clearly the Graphics are no longer as hip as today etc pp, but since the Game was released in 2008 this is unlikely To count towards relevant Criticisms. Definitely a nice Adventure-not just for in between because you have to connect the Tape Recordings with the Patients in order to dig up more Memories. The more Memories you create, the more you have to concentrate on which memory you have to play to whom in order to awaken more Memories ...
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Microsoft from Deutsch
David McNamara, a forensic Psychiatrist who has been haunted by inexplicable choleric Outbursts since working as a US Army Combat Psychiatrist, is being Summoned to New York as a Specialist in forensic Psychiatry. At Staten Island's forensic Hospital, he is said to be dealing with five young People who have been found disoriented, frightened, screaming and scattered across the New York Metropolitan area without Memory. In cautious Sessions, Dave begins to explore the Memories of young People. The Special Thing: The Player not only slips into the Role of Dave McNamara, who conducts his Examinations in the Present, but also takes on the Role of the five Patients again and again in Flashbacks. The Memories McNamara brings to Light are explored so playfully, chronologically backwards. The further he progresses in the Game, the deeper he pushes into the Past-and makes scary Discoveries ... FEATURES:-The new Adventure from the Creators of the Bestseller "The Moment of Silence"-Deadly High tension in a disturbing Psychological thriller-Hochbrisante Story, chronologically inversely told-6 playable characters-45 highly detailed And lovingly animated Locations. A very successful 2008 point. One is sent by the Creators of THE HOUSE OF TALES (The Monent of Silence) into a simultaneously captivating Psychological Thriller. Very nice he finally made it on Steam. An emotional Rollercoaster and really worth playing.
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