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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: 70 out of 85
  2. Negative: 0 out of 85
  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
    I can’t stress enough how much I love the look and feel of Sunset Overdrive. The style alone was worth the price of admission. Everything about it feels fresh. It isn’t derivative of other games, even though it borrows heavily from several.
  3. Mercilessly colorful futuristic city where virtually every element can be used for high-speed movement is likely to leave a newcomer more than a little confused. But once you become accustomed to it, mundane walking becomes almost physically painful: you’ll want to jump on the wires, bounce off the roof of some car, slide down the rails and never touch the sinful earth again. [Dec 2014, p.82]
  4. Oct 27, 2014
    82
    Crazy, fun and original. Insomniac brings a fresh mix for those looking for action in a way they've probably never seen before.
  5. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    Sunset Overdrive is fresh air through the open world genre. Skating, bouncing, wall-running; it does not just look awesome, it feels awesome. Most of the missions are a one-trick pony, but changing the guns you use makes that repetitiveness fade away.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    Sunset Overdrive is a great game, and with unrivaled freedom of movement, extremely fun dialogue and chaotic combat, it’s never boring. It might, on the other hand, be a bit too crazy, and the mix of traversal and shooting never quite matches up.
  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: 30 out of 213
  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 3, 2014
    10
    I am certain that the negative user reviews on here are from Sony Fanboys. If you've played this game you'll appreciate it's many plusI am certain that the negative user reviews on here are from Sony Fanboys. If you've played this game you'll appreciate it's many plus points.. It looks amazing, the gameplay is fast and fluid - it's dead rising crossed with Tony hawks and so much more! The art style is just gorgeous. A must own for Xbox One owners. Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    What an awesome game. And that's what it is, a game. Not another interactive movie. Sunset overdrive is laid back yet explosive and energeticWhat an awesome game. And that's what it is, a game. Not another interactive movie. Sunset overdrive is laid back yet explosive and energetic at the same time. You would have to play it to know what I mean. I know your hard earned money has a lot of games burning through it this next month, but seriously give this game a try. I'm so glad gamers finally have a new IP this generation worth our money, not to mention many sequels. Keep it up Xbox. And PS4 haters, try it before you hate it. Seriously, go to a friends house with An Xbox and try this game out. Expand
  4. Nov 22, 2014
    9
    This is the gamer's game I've wanted to play for a while. It condenses gamer culture into witty humor in the writing and dialogue and well asThis is the gamer's game I've wanted to play for a while. It condenses gamer culture into witty humor in the writing and dialogue and well as how they teach you how to play. It's a fun adventure with awesome traversal mechanics and crazy beautiful colors and graphics, that runs smoothly all the time, even if there's a ton of stuff happening on screen at once. The only thing that is keeping me from giving it a perfect score is the co-op, it's fun and captures the game-play great, it just lacks the humor hat I loved in the single-player. However, this is one of the games I wanted an Xbone for and I'm glad I got my hands on it. Expand
  5. Nov 4, 2014
    9
    I don't normally get on with 3rd person shooters, but this game just gelled. After an hour getting used to some tricky and un-natural feelingI don't normally get on with 3rd person shooters, but this game just gelled. After an hour getting used to some tricky and un-natural feeling controls (right bumper and x whist in the air for example), the game soon became natural and movement flowed like I imagine the developers imagined. So, be prepared for a small learning curve and some dexterous fingers in the early stages of the game. Luckily, the early stages are the weaker area of the game, (the dialog, missions and abilities, are all somewhat poorer than the later stages of the game. (About 2 hours in, things pick up).
    This game, for me, is new, fresh and amusing. The story is bonkers as are the weapons. The city looks fab and I personally love the soundtrack, those who don't like some lightweight punk music may not like it so much, but it so fits the game. Characters are funny, even though I did prefer the female voice for the main character. The in game cut-scenes are fantastic (where beating a boss especially).

    Would I recommend this, of course I would. (And with it appearing as a digital download for way under £50 (unlike all other AAA titles at launch), digital is almost as competitive as buying a copy at Tesco.

    Great game, just what the Xbox One needed.
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  6. Oct 28, 2014
    7
    This game has some bad user reviews because of Xbox one haters. Please don't listen to their reviews. Sunset overdrive is an good game. It'sThis game has some bad user reviews because of Xbox one haters. Please don't listen to their reviews. Sunset overdrive is an good game. It's story is funny and just pure awesome, it customization is awesome, it's weapons are awesome and it's just the most AWESOMEPOCALYPSE you could find. Expand
  7. Nov 25, 2014
    0
    It's actually a pretty fun game, with good mechanics and all that, but it's not on PS4, so i will give it a bad rating, it deserves the badIt's actually a pretty fun game, with good mechanics and all that, but it's not on PS4, so i will give it a bad rating, it deserves the bad rating because it's a Xbox exclusive. Expand

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