Sunset Overdrive Xbox One

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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
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  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: 36 out of 284
  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 7, 2014
    10
    This game is fantastic. It is what it is, a bit odd but that's what I LOVE about it. I work hard and have to be serious all the time, thisThis game is fantastic. It is what it is, a bit odd but that's what I LOVE about it. I work hard and have to be serious all the time, this game is the opposite of that. It let's you do what ever you want and be as silly and or absent minded as you want while still providing interesting challenges + humor! It's a game pure and simple, a good one at that. Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    You'll have a great time with this game. You know when a game gets this much praise from credible review sites and then you see a bunch ofYou'll have a great time with this game. You know when a game gets this much praise from credible review sites and then you see a bunch of 0's, that means Sony fanboys are really upset they don't have the game. Take the credible reviewer's words and the fanboy's 0's as a sign that this game is awesome. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2015
    9
    Good fun game that is seriously underrated and takes the piss out of being a game. Cool weapons and upgrades, pity i didn't feel like playingGood fun game that is seriously underrated and takes the piss out of being a game. Cool weapons and upgrades, pity i didn't feel like playing more side quests after the story, as there is not that much more to do accept maybe get what you consider to be the best gear. The DLC looks good, but should have made it free to get more people playing. Expand
  5. Oct 31, 2014
    9
    What a hodgepodge game full of style over substance with Juvenile yet sharp humor , even though it borrows from Borderlands, Jet Set Radio,What a hodgepodge game full of style over substance with Juvenile yet sharp humor , even though it borrows from Borderlands, Jet Set Radio, GTA , Infamous , Dead Rising and others of that ilk, this game still feels fresh and new and just so vibrant and lively !!! Please play this with the profanity filter on it's even more hilarious , don't ask me why, see ya in Sunset Overdrive. Expand
  6. Jan 12, 2016
    8
    Sunset Overdrive was a breath of fresh air for me in gaming. A game that's straight fun from start to finish, the characters are constantlySunset Overdrive was a breath of fresh air for me in gaming. A game that's straight fun from start to finish, the characters are constantly breaking the 4th wall which gives the game a comic book feel. I found it was just challenging enough, and was never too frustrating or too straight up easy.

    The game-play has a heavy, throwback feel of Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2, where you trick together grinds and jumps to navigate your way around the city. THPS2 is one of my favorite games ever, and I was skeptical about those comparisons, but they are deserving. It's really the little things that add up in this game, such as the animations when you die.

    Graphically the game looks and runs very smooth.

    Overall a very good game that I would recommend to any X1 owner.

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  7. Dec 5, 2015
    0
    This game just sucks. The combat is boring because the weapons have practically no ammo. And you only get more ammo occasionally which justThis game just sucks. The combat is boring because the weapons have practically no ammo. And you only get more ammo occasionally which just fills up the already limited ammo the guns can have. So combat is no fun when you never have any ammo to use. And the whole game just consists of one boring fetch quest after the other. and one of them is retreaving a girls pet dog. This game is just absolute crap. Expand

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