Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
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  1. Sep 5, 2011
    Somehow, despite the complexity, Devil Survivor Overclocked manages to remain accessible throughout.
  2. Nov 30, 2011
    Those two minor criticisms aside, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is a brilliant game made all the more notable as many of today's games shift towards Hollywood-like narratives.
  3. Sep 18, 2011
    Devil Survivor: Overclocked is a great expansion on an awesome game that offers hours and hours of quality strategy-RPG gameplay.
  4. Nintendo Power
    Sep 1, 2011
    You'll want to play this one even if you've beaten the non-Overclocked version more than once. [Sept 2011, p.78]
  5. Aug 23, 2011
    If you're looking for a graphical powerhouse, you should buy something else, but Overclocked is something unique in the 3DS field: a deep adventure lasting dozens of hours. It's a great example of its genre, and even those that played it before have enough to pull them back in.
  6. There are elements we can't defend, such as the dated visuals, or the limited soundtrack, but taken as a whole, Devil Survivor Overclocked is a huge, ambitious game that works perfectly on its own terms.
  7. Oct 3, 2011
    Even with the Easy difficulty, though, Devil Survivor Overclocked is no easy game to beat, but the experience is ultimately very rewarding.
  8. Sep 20, 2011
    If you already own Devil Survivor, there isn't much here to entice you unless you're a hardcore SMT fan. If you don't own it, check it out. It's a fun title that does a lot of things well.
  9. Sep 6, 2011
    A very good game, if not an unnecessary release. Minor enhancements to the graphics and sound coupled with the addition of an entire new day to play through are nice additions to the game, but shouldn't warrant another play through of the game for those who already experienced the first.
  10. Pelit (Finland)
    Oct 7, 2013
    Plagued by tactic battles with not enough options for tactics. The story is strong, though, and in the end that is what keeps everything together. [Aug 2013]
  11. 80
    Devil Survivor Overclocked is a game that leaves a mark for his campaign, combat system and its mechanics. Being an improved version of the original production for the DS, it is always evident a graphical composition below the current production standard for 3DS.
  12. Jun 24, 2013
    If you’re a fan of JRPGs and have a Nintendo 3DS this is a game you’ll want to play.
  13. Apr 4, 2013
    Devil Survivor Overclocked is the sort of JRPG that made the Nintendo DS the one-stop shop for tactical handheld gameplay - and now it's passing the favour onto the 3DS.
  14. Oct 3, 2011
    If you already own or played the DS version, this may not be the reboot you were hoping for. For those coming to the title with a fresh face however, prepare to be impressed.
  15. Sep 28, 2011
    Devil Survivor was one of the DS's best games and Overclocked is a great title on the 3DS.
  16. Aug 30, 2011
    There's no denying that Devil Survivor Overclocked is a fantastic strategy/RPG. If you somehow missed this one when it initially released, then this is an easy recommendation.
  17. Aug 30, 2011
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is a strong addition to the current lackluster 3DS lineup. Though it isn't truly a 3DS remake that utilizes all of the systems capabilities (including a very small amount of 3D), it does feature polished graphics, the addition of voice acting, and a new scenario to add to the multiple endings from the original version of the game.
  18. Oct 10, 2011
    As far as ports go, Overclocked is a little light on content, and as good as the voice acting addition is, I don't think it's a big enough change to warrant a second buy.
  19. Aug 23, 2011
    The innovative mix of various RPG sub-genres results in an intriguing and incredibly fun overall package. However, given the original came out so recently, it's rather confusing why this barely enhanced version even exists.
  20. Sep 27, 2011
    An excellent RPG but a poor port. [Oct 2011, p.65]
  21. 72
    The game has some serious replay value with its branching storyline and various endings, and the bonus "8th Day" content will keep fans coming back to this one.
  22. games(TM)
    Dec 18, 2013
    The narrative conceit of Devil Survivor Overlocked is an interesting one. [Issue#142, p.122]
  23. Nov 22, 2013
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is quite a good game, but in the end still somewhat disappointing as a remake.
  24. Apr 17, 2013
    It’s a very rewarding game, not just in its mechanics, but with the plot and its possibilities of altered scenarios playing out.
  25. 70
    The amount of party customization is limitless. The story is twisted, and the full voice acting improves the overall delivery. There is one major problem with Devil Survivor Overclocked: it isn't a 3DS game.
  26. Aug 31, 2011
    Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked is a good port with a fair amount of new content that's worth playing if you don't own the DS version, especially considering the dearth of lengthy 3DS RPGs.
  27. Apr 30, 2013
    In theory Overclocked is a successful remake of one of the DS’ grand role-playing games. Unfortunately preventable technical glitches like regular freezes and occasional crashes take a lot away from its’ theoretically well deserved glory.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Aug 25, 2011
    First off, this is an amazing game, regardless of the fact that it doesn't have any 3D save for the opening sequence and demon fusing. IfFirst off, this is an amazing game, regardless of the fact that it doesn't have any 3D save for the opening sequence and demon fusing. If you're a fan of tactical RPGs like Final Fantasy Tactics or Fire Emblem, I highly recommend it. The game lasts several hours, it took me well over 60 on my first playthrough on the DS version. There are many positives that come with this game, even if you bought the original. There are 20 more demons for a combined 150 demons, a full voice cast which, while people say it isn't good, I thoroughly enjoyed how clear it all sounded, and an added 8th Day which is more then an epilogue. If you're a JRPG fan and own a 3DS, this is a must buy. Full Review »
  2. Aug 24, 2011
    This game is not in 3D! There is a great 3D animated intro, but after that the game pretty much takes place on the bottom screen. I am aThis game is not in 3D! There is a great 3D animated intro, but after that the game pretty much takes place on the bottom screen. I am a huge Shin Megami fan, and skipped the DS version of Devil Survivor, so the new version was one of the reasons I bought a 3DS. The game itself plays like all the other SMT games, collecting/fusing demons, with the added element of grid based srpg battles where when you do face your enemy, the battle plays out like any other SMT game. The game itself is on par with the other SMT games, and more animated than Strange Journey, so if 3D is no big deal and you just need a good jrpg, you will be very happy with this title.
    The biggest disappointment is that this is a remake of a game that just came out a couple years ago, on a new system that is selling itself on new technology (3D), and wasn't remade to take advantage of that technology. Ghost Recon did an amazing job of taking the standard SRPG grid and turning it into 3D eye candy and that was a launch game! This game was delayed a few months after the original release date, so I was at least expecting something similar. This is the most disappointed I've been with Atlus ever.
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  3. Dec 29, 2011
    This game is not in 3D. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, this is also one of the best games on the system, even though it is aThis game is not in 3D. Now that I've gotten that out of the way, this is also one of the best games on the system, even though it is a remake. You take the original game, which was great by itself, add in various prologues for whatever ending you achieved in the game, add in some hit or miss voice acting with some recognizable anime people, and you've got a good remake of a great game. If you already played the original to death then you won't enjoy this. There's not enough to warrant buying the game again. However anyone new the game, like I was, would be a fool to pass this one up. As long as you know what your getting into before you buy this game, fans of the series and of RPG's will enjoy this game immensely, even if there isn't any 3D beyond the intro cinematic when you start up the game. You won't be let down if you do that. Full Review »