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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: 71 out of 88
  2. Negative: 0 out of 88
  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 made us laugh and smile, revealing a unique value for Xbox One. The colorful world, many of the jokes and the original gameplay wowed us, accompanied by satisfactory graphics and lots of fun.
  6. Oct 27, 2014
    80
    Beneath the glorious tech, and once the writing relaxes a little, Sunset Overdrive's wonderfully lurid and heartfelt - a bit like playing an old 4AD album sleeve. If you get that reference, you'll probably get this, too.
  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 232
  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. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    You know that game that happens one per gen? that fresh, funny and humourous experience that makes you crave more and more...this game it'sYou know that game that happens one per gen? that fresh, funny and humourous experience that makes you crave more and more...this game it's just that, didn't expect such glorious gaming bliss, a spiritual successor to Jet Set Radio with guns on the side, extremely satisfied with my purchase Expand
  3. Oct 28, 2014
    10
    Great game can get enough. I have been playing this game non stop since i got it. Way to go Xbox for making such an awesome game. I have neverGreat game can get enough. I have been playing this game non stop since i got it. Way to go Xbox for making such an awesome game. I have never had so much fun playing a game Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2014
    9
    i was supiscious when insomniac showed the trailer, at first, but then i finally got my white xbox one , after a year of playing it enterelyi was supiscious when insomniac showed the trailer, at first, but then i finally got my white xbox one , after a year of playing it enterely on ps4 , and what a breeze of fresh air, if u loved JET SET RADIO and RATCHET AND CLANCK , i guarante u love the game, great gameplay , beautiful and smooth game, so much fun playing it, this end of the year, its really to the best place to play with the Wii U , with forza horizon 2, D4, sunset and the upcoming halo , xbox one is really making me enjoying the games, and god thank you for coming back to xbox live, , because benn 1 year on PSN, and it's so bad compared to xbox live in term of outage and stability... anyway , great funny game, big surprise for me, was not really especting to be this good. 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. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Sunset Overdrive as one the best games I've played since September. It brings to the table that other triple A games failed to do so. TheSunset Overdrive as one the best games I've played since September. It brings to the table that other triple A games failed to do so. The color pallet is vibrant and eye-popping, the Sunset City is huge and begging to be explored, and you've got the front seat to help uncover the issue at hand with the OD. The story doesn't take itself seriously, and you shouldn't either. The grinding and combat mixture is innovating and fun. The co-op is just as fun. This is a game NOT to be missed this year. Expand
  7. Nov 1, 2014
    0
    repetitive at it's best. this game is nothing but just another game that was on the hyper bus from the hype it has received, nothing is goodrepetitive at it's best. this game is nothing but just another game that was on the hyper bus from the hype it has received, nothing is good about it except the art style. everything else is boring and limited.

    pros:
    art style

    cons:
    everything else
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