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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: 24 out of 330
  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. Apr 16, 2018
    10
    Game is fun fun fun with amazing graphics and art style I love the coop mode! Must buy xbox
  3. Oct 29, 2014
    10
    This game delivers on all levels: the graphics are fantastic, the story is silly and fun, the gameplay is enjoyable, and more. I think itThis game delivers on all levels: the graphics are fantastic, the story is silly and fun, the gameplay is enjoyable, and more. I think it appropriate to refer to others in that this game blends aspects of games like Tony Hawk Pro Skater, Jet Set Radio, Ratchet and Clank, etc.

    I would recommend trying it out. It's a lighthearted game that lacks serious consequences (it's fun to see all of the respawn animations) and, most importantly, is a blast to play.
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  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. Oct 29, 2014
    9
    Game is lots of fun. If you want to get away from the serious, darker, story focused, FPS, stealth, horror games and just want pure fun andGame is lots of fun. If you want to get away from the serious, darker, story focused, FPS, stealth, horror games and just want pure fun and hours of entertainment, this is your game. I love the light hearted tone, the sense of humor, the characters, and how different this game tries to be from games that release nowadays.

    Insomniac's hard work really shows in this game. Their is so much you can do other than the story focused missions. You unlock more things by going through the story but their is plenty to do. Help survivors and earn rewards, take on various challenges and earn rewards, upgrade your weapons, collect items scattered throughout the city to earn powerful abilities, and more. The customization is wonderful and the weapons are awesome.

    Overall this game is pure fun. Go and buy it if you want a change of pace from the standard "story heavy focus" or "extremely challenging" games.
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  6. May 9, 2017
    8
    Después de terminar el juego sólo puedo decir una cosa: Sunset Overdrive es jugabilida pura. Tiene varias falencias, pero eso no quita elDespués de terminar el juego sólo puedo decir una cosa: Sunset Overdrive es jugabilida pura. Tiene varias falencias, pero eso no quita el núcleo de este juego, un sistema mecánico muy amplio y profundo que ofrece muchas posibilidades a la hora de enfrentar enemigos, trasladarse por el escenario y personalizar a tu personaje. Responde perfectamente y una vez dominado permite abordar de muchas maneras las distintas situaciones del juego.

    El apartado estético es carismático , muy colorido y resultón. Me recuerda mucho a Jetset Radio. Así mismo es artísticamente muy inspirado en el movimiento indie estadounidense de la pasada década, veo mucho de Scott Pilgrim aquí. El humor es entonces muy similar a esta novela gráfica y puede no agradar a todos los públicos. Con la música ocurre lo mismo, muy inspirada en Melvins, Artic Monkeys y otras bandas similares, también tiene algunos temas más dubstep. Quizá la unica falla en este sentido es que se queda algo corta, en poco tiempo habrás escuchado todos los temas.

    Los problemas del juego vienen por otro lado: primero, aunque muy vistoso artísticamente, el juego no es especialmente bueno en términos gráficos, lo compensa con un gran rendimiento, es estable y no vi bugs, sólo algo de popping. Sin embargo su gran problema es respecto a la forma de ampliar la experiencia: terminada la historia hay poco que hacer. Cierto es que hay "desafíos" y pese a que son mas de 50, son clónicos unos de otros y no llama la atención realizarlos. También hay misiones alternativas que ayudan a desarrollar personajes y meterse más en el mundo del juego, lamentablemente suelen ser misiones de recadero y de matar a x numero de monstruos en y lugar. Por último están los coleccionables, los cuales se identifican comprando sus mapas; el problema es que se remiten a ser recogidos haciendo piruetas y son un montón, por lo que no es especialmente divertido. El problema es que estos coleccionables sirven para comprar ayudas del juego, por lo que se te motiva a buscarlo.

    En síntesis creo que Sunset Overdrive es un juegazo en su núcleo, apartado artístico y sonoro. Tiene mucha personalidad y es divertido hasta decir basta mientras nos ciñamos a las misiones principales y las secundarias más importantes. Rápido, adictivo y muy vivo, creo que sus únicos problemas son el poco contenido post-game y lo aburrido de algunos aspectos de éste.
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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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