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  • Summary: An open world with no rules: only riots. Sunset Overdrive is an ever-changing open-world game set in the not-so-distant future. A catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you have learned to flourish. It turns out your calling isn'tAn open world with no rules: only riots. Sunset Overdrive is an ever-changing open-world game set in the not-so-distant future. A catastrophic event has left your city overrun by mutants. While the majority perish or transform, you have learned to flourish. It turns out your calling isn't picking up trash or serving food, it is mutant destruction. With an arsenal of kick-ass, overpowered weapons and a knack for traversing the city with hyper agility, its not the end of days for you. Your story has only begun. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 89
  2. Negative: 0 out of 89
  1. Nov 25, 2014
    100
    This is the sort of game that people buy a new console for. It’s just that good. Sunset Overdrive celebrates the things that set us apart as gamers, and it draws strength from those differences. It never loses sight of the fact that fun trumps all in this sort of escapist fantasy.
  2. Oct 27, 2014
    90
    This is currently the best exclusive the Xbox One has to offer.
  3. Nov 13, 2014
    90
    Insomniac Games have just given a masterclass in taking a tried and tested game genre and making it feel fresh and fun.
  4. Oct 27, 2014
    81
    Sunset Overdrive is a fun and well crafted free roaming. Insomniac played it a bit too safe and their game isn't able to deliver on all of its excellent promises.
  5. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    Sunset Overdrive is a very nervous game with colorful graphics, which offers a mix between Jet Set radio and Crackdown. In spite of very repetitive sequences, the length of the game makes it quite a good investment.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    Insomniac Games has crafted an excellent game in Sunset Overdrive. It's not without a few niggling issues, but you'll be too busy enjoying yourself to care. You can compare it to games like Crackdown, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, and Ratchet and Clank, but by combining the best elements of those games into a single package and injecting it with an anything goes, rock and roll attitude, you'll never think of it as anything but a singular achievement that stands tall on its own merits.
  7. Oct 27, 2014
    60
    Sunset Overdrive has some excellent ideas, but its triumphs are sadly suffocated beneath ultra-repetitive mission design and unsatisfying enemy encounters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 32 out of 258
  1. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    Don't listen to the negative reviews, odds are they are Sony fan boys who wanna hate because this game isn't on their system. I have playedDon't listen to the negative reviews, odds are they are Sony fan boys who wanna hate because this game isn't on their system. I have played about 11 hours so far and have had a blast! This is truly the first real next gen game to come out, and a fun one at that. The multiplayer could use more modes and be more linear, but the story and main mode that is offered. There is so much to do and see and also collect that this should keep you entertained for weeks and months, I highly recommend this game to anyone that is looking to have fun and blow stuff up. Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2014
    10
    Simply put, one of the most bonkers and fun games I have ever played! The art style is fantastic, the guns are just nuts and the city is a joySimply put, one of the most bonkers and fun games I have ever played! The art style is fantastic, the guns are just nuts and the city is a joy to traverse. A great new IP. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    silly , fast and funny. this game makes is a great hit from insomniac. really cool lots of weapons and a great unique characters. oddly i Findsilly , fast and funny. this game makes is a great hit from insomniac. really cool lots of weapons and a great unique characters. oddly i Find ps4 fans giving the game a bad score despite they don't have an Xbox one !!! kujaligula is one of them !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! still the game is great for the xfans to enjoy before the mcc. Expand
  4. Jun 9, 2015
    9
    This game is A LOT of fun and DO NOT let the Sony Ponies nay-say you.

    It's goofy, brightly colored, and A LOT of FUN. It's a Tony Hawk
    This game is A LOT of fun and DO NOT let the Sony Ponies nay-say you.

    It's goofy, brightly colored, and A LOT of FUN. It's a Tony Hawk meets Dead Rising.

    If you like Punk Music, Silliness, Cursing, Goofy humor, and crazy multiplayer; this is the game for you.

    If you want a serious experience, well... not so much. Sunset Overdrive is fun and refreshing take on the whole Zombie Apocalypse game.

    Also, you can wear a kangaroo mask as your pants.
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  5. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    A superb start for a new franchise, Sunset Overdrive brings the old style of games that we all used to love, a simple and colorful game justA superb start for a new franchise, Sunset Overdrive brings the old style of games that we all used to love, a simple and colorful game just focused on the fun and on the amusement, but Sunset Overdrive is more, a very big open world game with great and easy fun, brilliant jokes about everything (but the best ones are about games), Sunset Overdrive is superb in all the ways, the gameplay is precise, the graphics are gorgeous, the fun is awesome and the explosions, well, just superb. Expand
  6. May 6, 2015
    8
    Sunset Overdrive is a colourful,fun and humourous game which is enjoyable from start to finish.Great weapons and respawns are a highlight,asSunset Overdrive is a colourful,fun and humourous game which is enjoyable from start to finish.Great weapons and respawns are a highlight,as well as a fine soundtrack.While there is some repetitious missions,you'll likely be too busy having fun to care. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    I Played Sunset Overdrive for 3 hours and was not impressed. I felt like i was playing ultra repetitive dead rising 3 meets infamous. It seemsI Played Sunset Overdrive for 3 hours and was not impressed. I felt like i was playing ultra repetitive dead rising 3 meets infamous. It seems like more of an Xbox Live arcade game for kids under 17. Don't waste $60 Expand

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