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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 308
  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 14, 2014
    10
    Think Jet Set Radio Future rail-sliding, Borderlands weapons, Crackdown baddie stomping, and over-the-top slapstick comedy routines in aThink Jet Set Radio Future rail-sliding, Borderlands weapons, Crackdown baddie stomping, and over-the-top slapstick comedy routines in a candy-coated wrapping of fun.
    This game is a hoot.
    Now give me a map editor, loot table editor, and a baddie editor and I'll buy SO2 and 3 before they're even announced.
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  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 3, 2015
    9
    It is one of the best Xbox One exlusive titles! If you are looking for a great deal of fun then do not hesitate and grab this game! Hope thereIt is one of the best Xbox One exlusive titles! If you are looking for a great deal of fun then do not hesitate and grab this game! Hope there are more xbox 1 exlusives like this one! Expand
  5. Nov 10, 2014
    9
    Sunset Overdrive is a fresh game that is artistic, and fun to play. The wide range of enemies and weapons allows variety, along with ten hoursSunset Overdrive is a fresh game that is artistic, and fun to play. The wide range of enemies and weapons allows variety, along with ten hours of story missions. Traversal in the game is the best with everything being made so you can grind on it. There are also many post credit activities, although the quests might get repetitive. Much of the ensemble are hilarious and the voice acting is well. I have come across a few minor bugs of clipping into objects, but nothing game breaking. Overall, this new I.P. to the Xbox One was much needed and the traversal mixed with gun play, along with a funny story, creates a great game and a must own. Expand
  6. Aug 29, 2016
    8
    There is only one word that can describe Sunset Overdrive...FUN! The pure sense of enjoyment you get when playing means that Sunset OverdriveThere is only one word that can describe Sunset Overdrive...FUN! The pure sense of enjoyment you get when playing means that Sunset Overdrive is a must-have Xbox One exclusive. 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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