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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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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: 24 out of 327
  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. Dec 23, 2014
    10
    I got to use a fireworks launcher and it reminded me of my favorite song Katy Perry Fireworks 10/10I got to use a fireworks launcher and it reminded me of my favorite song Katy Perry Fireworks 10/10 . Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    If you want Fun than that's the game for you, the history is nonsense but serves the game well, the graphics is awesome , the mechanics isIf you want Fun than that's the game for you, the history is nonsense but serves the game well, the graphics is awesome , the mechanics is awesome, The best Xbox One game of this generation. Expand
  4. Nov 28, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I absolutely loved the irreverence. The entire game was tongue in cheek. Some times it went into stinky Limburger realms, but instead of making me groan, it endeared me to the story. Love the over the top punk aesthetic. Funny ridiculous story, hilarious dialogue, funny as hell caricatures for characters, extremely inventive - taking the "corrupt evil corporation converts the city into blood thirty zombie monsters" into a whole new direction. The team at Insomniac made that story their own. The parkour was very fun, controls were very responsive. Over all, very solid cohesive game. I hope a sequel is in the works! Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2014
    9
    yep the story is cheeze, but the game never try to be serious, its really fun for me, its kind of a combination of old tony hawk skater gamesyep the story is cheeze, but the game never try to be serious, its really fun for me, its kind of a combination of old tony hawk skater games with a shooter. Game plays really well so you can pull off some fancy moves without much trouble and I just love the art-style. If you're looking for having some fun its a great game. Expand
  6. May 27, 2017
    8
    Sunset Overdrive is a decent enough game- the graphics are colorful and detailed, the music is exciting and energetic, the game play is quick,Sunset Overdrive is a decent enough game- the graphics are colorful and detailed, the music is exciting and energetic, the game play is quick, flashy and fun; the weapons interesting and unique, and the open world is creatively designed. Traveling around the environments in the world is entertaining, especially with such lively and vibrant characters. Unfortunately, the game play does not have a large amount of variety, and the humor, though funny at times, can be grating. The story is passable, and is handled with an acceptable level of competence. Sunset Overdrive is also not especially difficult. Overall, the game play is solid, with high technical prowess, but the experience is marred by a lack of variety and a relatively short length. Expand
  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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