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  • Summary: An open world with no rules, just riots.

    Sunset Overdrive is an always 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 flourish. It turns out your calling isn't picking up
    An open world with no rules, just riots.

    Sunset Overdrive is an always 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 flourish. It turns out your calling isn't picking up trash or serving food, it's 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 is just beginning.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    85
    With its great mechanics, frantic pace, absurd story and insane missions Sunset Overdrive is mad and uncompromising, and that’s exactly what we need in the age of increasingly serious open world games committed to imitating reality. [01/2019, p.70]
  2. Nov 21, 2018
    85
    It is loud. It is silly. It is wonderfully weird. The mixture of frantic action and skate acrobatics still delivers a very unique arcade action experience.
  3. Sunset Overdrvie brings the fun on Xbox One to the PC platform. If you looking for a fun game, it's a very good alternative on the PC.
  4. Jan 21, 2019
    80
    Sunset Overdrive is one of the very few open-world games that sets itself apart from the competition with its unique and wacky setting, Parkour system and hectic gameplay experience, and all these are faithfully represented in the PC port. While solid, the port does lack some features that are expected out of a PC game in this day and age: this, coupled with the removal of co-op multiplayer, ends up damaging the experience. If you have no other mean of enjoying the game, however, Sunset Overdrive on PC is more than worthy of your time and money.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jan 8, 2019
    10
    My God, this game has to be the most fun ever. I've always been jealous of Xbox One because this is the only game they had that interested me,My God, this game has to be the most fun ever. I've always been jealous of Xbox One because this is the only game they had that interested me, it looked fun, fast, and entertaining with their great writing. Now I get to enjoy that without having to pay for another console or an emulator to show up years later. The traversal system is the most fun I've ever used, Spiderman for PS4 was great but it lacked any skill what so ever, I could swing from any point and run up the tallest buildings in seconds. This game, however, is challenging with it forcing you to run walls, grind, and bounce at specific points to reach your objective. The guns are amazing too, other than the obvious clones used to give some guns an extra ammo pool, they all play differently giving you new styles and amazing kills. Quests are mainly fetch-quests but do not feel repetitive as a mountain of dialogue follows you with them filled with witty remarks and pop culture references that will make you either laugh, smirk as you get the reference, or make you question what the hell the characters are talking about. All of this makes a great cult classic as it brings back the feel of jet set radio and crams it with the action and intensity of most third-person shooters. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2018
    10
    Sunset Overdrive is a great game. Although the controls is hard get it used, it is an enjoyable game to play.
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    10
    Awesome game! The controls are a bit hard to get used to coming from the XB1 version of the game, but it becomes second nature after you get aAwesome game! The controls are a bit hard to get used to coming from the XB1 version of the game, but it becomes second nature after you get a bit in. Multiplayer seems to not be up yet, but multiplayer isn't the main mode anyways. Expand
  4. Jun 25, 2019
    9
    Dopo aver lanciato una delle serie più apprezzate del mondo PlayStation (Ratchet & Clank), Insomniac Games ci riprova con una nuova IP, questaDopo aver lanciato una delle serie più apprezzate del mondo PlayStation (Ratchet & Clank), Insomniac Games ci riprova con una nuova IP, questa volta pubblicato dall'azienda concorrente: Microsoft.

    Rilasciato nell'ottobre del 2014 per Xbox One, viene poi pubblicato quattro anni dopo anche per PC attraverso lo store di casa Redmond. Un ottimo gioco, nato in un periodo sbagliato, dove non solo la concorrenza tra Xbox e PlayStation era alta, ma anche arricchito da titoli molto attesi dalla comunità videoludica (Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, Grand Theft Auto V e Super Smash Bros. sono solo alcuni).

    Sunset Overdrive è un TPS ambientato in un mondo colorato ed esplorabile, Sunset City, vivacizzato da un gameplay frenetico e divertente. La grafica rende molto l'anima del titolo, molto fresca e soddisfacente, e l'ottimizzazione fatta su PC è altrettanto buona (anche se non nego di esser incappato in bug abbastanza fastidiosi, uno dei quali mi ha costretto a dover ricominciare la partita).
    Peccato per una storia non che non riesce a dare abbastanza spazio ai vari personaggi che incontreremo e qualche (poche) missione noiosa, che rallentano la frenesia del titolo. Andrebbe rivisto anche il sistema dei Potenziatori e degli Overdrive (una sorta di abilità speciali), non molto convincente.
    Gameplay sorprendente, insieme a una buona personalizzazione estetica e caratterizzazione del personaggio principale.

    Titolo adatto per chi cerca qualcosa di nuovo e vivace per occupare il proprio tempo libero. Obbligatorio per coloro che sono iscritti a Game Pass.

    Preparatevi quindi per un'avventura piena d'azione (oltre che qualche risata)!
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  5. Nov 28, 2018
    8
    It is an incredible game, and i enjoyed a LOT.

    It's unique in its way, and the map is pretty good, yeah the controls in the PC version are
    It is an incredible game, and i enjoyed a LOT.

    It's unique in its way, and the map is pretty good, yeah the controls in the PC version are a little bit **** but you get used to them.

    I don't give it a 9 because it gets a bit repetitive in some missions, and for the controls, but it is one of the most funny and unique games I've ever played in my life.

    I truly recommend this game for all of you. :)
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  6. Jun 19, 2019
    7
    Optimization/Performance/Stability: 7

    My target framerate for this game was 75 FPS, Sunset Overdrive consistently fell below my target
    Optimization/Performance/Stability: 7

    My target framerate for this game was 75 FPS, Sunset Overdrive consistently fell below my target framerate and I have played many other modern open world games that could reach that target framerate without any problem. I and my friend had other issues such as the camera getting stuck, and keybinds not saving. I feel like 7/10 is generous, specs are below.

    I7-5820 @ 4.2Ghz
    16GB DDR4 RAM
    GTX 970
    HDD @ 7200 RPM

    Story: 3

    The story felt like it was tacked on, definitely wasn't the main focus. Nothing was really interesting about it. Only one memorable character, the story lacks depth.

    Graphics/Art Style: 9

    This game is very stylish, animations are cool, textures look nice. Only complain is that a couple of character models looked a little out of place.

    Mechanics: 10

    There is a lot to play around with in this game, every weapon is unique and has a different effect on each of the enemies. The traps allow you to be more strategic and make the defense missions really fun. The movement in this game is A+ no doubt.

    Content/Length: 7

    DIsclusing the DLC the length of this game is average but there is a bunch of collectibles to get. Not to mention the character customizer is great and there are a bunch of weapons and abilities to get. Some missions are slow and boring and some are really fun.

    7.2/10 or C
    I recommend it
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  7. Feb 8, 2019
    3
    Pros
    - Bright and colorful environments are interesting
    - Upbeat music Cons - Controls are awkward, especially with a keyboard and
    Pros
    - Bright and colorful environments are interesting
    - Upbeat music

    Cons
    - Controls are awkward, especially with a keyboard and mouse.
    - The shooting feels off. You can't really aim weapons. Instead the game allows you to just spam click in the general direction of enemies and aiming auto-assist directs your shots.
    - Frame rate capped at 30 fps.
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