Instead Of Skipping A Credits Sequence, Let's Study One

Felix Mack works at Nightjar, a studio that specialises in motion graphics. You know the animation/footage that plays behind an artist when they're on stage? Or the menus on a DVD? Or the credits sequence for a video game? Yeah, they do that. » 3/05/15 10:30pm 3/05/15 10:30pm

Sunset Overdrive will get its final piece of DLC on April 1st, developer Insomniac just announced. Known as The Dawn Of The Rise Of The Fallen Machines, it adds a new area and related missions to the game along with some other goodies. The last add-on campaign was very good, so I'm excited for this new one! » 3/03/15 11:05am 3/03/15 11:05am

Sunset Overdrive Once Had Less Jumping, More Shooting

What Sunset Overdrive looked like when it shipped—pretty, colorful, wild—is not what it looked like when development started. The games sport very little art, which is why we never see the early days. Fortunately, Insomniac has given use a glimpse at an unpolished Sunset Overdrive. » 2/18/15 4:20pm 2/18/15 4:20pm

Sunset Overdrive's New Expansion Is Short But Sweet

Sunset Overdrive, the silly new shooter from the creators of Ratchet & Clank, got its first story-based expansion today, The Mystery Of The Mooil Rig. The DLC adds a lot of great stuff to the game, and also brings some welcome improvements. Because it's so great, however, I wish there was more to it. » 12/23/14 10:30am 12/23/14 10:30am

Sunset Overdrive is getting a story-based expansion this month that adds an offshore oil rig and two new water-based traversal abilities to the game. It's called "The Mystery of Mooil Rig," and it comes out December 23rd. Now might be a good time to take Stephen and Kirk's advice and give the game another shot! » 12/10/14 6:52pm 12/10/14 6:52pm

Stephen And Kirk Are Getting Back Into Sunset Overdrive

There was a time when Kirk and I really weren't into the often-grating, tonally-annoying Sunset Overdrive. But substance wins over style and, what do you know? We're both fans now. » 12/10/14 12:30pm 12/10/14 12:30pm

I Wish Sunset Overdrive's New Weapons Were Part of the Original Game

Sunset Overdrive, the Xbox One's whacky new open-world shooter, got its first batch of downloadable content this week. The most important part of the DLC is a weapon pack that adds four new guns to the game. They're all really good—so good that I wish they'd been in the original game. » 11/26/14 11:45am 11/26/14 11:45am

I'm Excited People Are Making Silly Shooters Again

I had a lot of problems with Sunset Overdrive when I first started playing it. As I wrote in my review, the game's humor really rubbed me the wrong way. But I haven't really been able to put it down in spite of that. It's a real challenge trying to stay mad at something so unabashedly joyful and cartoony. » 11/03/14 4:10pm 11/03/14 4:10pm

Sunset Overdrive, Without All The Cursing

I'm not usually the sort of gamer who's uncomfortable with excessive profanity or gore, but I found Sunset Overdrive's tone grating enough at points that I decided to give its swear filter a shot last night. I was pleasantly surprised to find that it actually makes the game a lot more charming in its own small way. » 10/29/14 6:15pm 10/29/14 6:15pm

Tips For Playing Sunset Overdrive

Well hello there, fellow denizens of the awesomepocalypse. Looking forward to firing up Sunset Overdrive on your Xbox One in the near future? As I noted in my review: this can be a really great game, but appreciating it requires some extra legwork. Here are some tips to help you get there. » 10/28/14 12:00pm 10/28/14 12:00pm

The First 40 Minutes Of Sunset Overdrive In Action

Want to get a better feel for Insomniac's shooter? Here's the first 40 minutes of it action (we've also got a full Sunset Overdrive review here if you fancy it). » 10/27/14 12:30pm 10/27/14 12:30pm

Sunset Overdrive: The Kotaku Review

"I started this game collecting trash," my character quipped late in Sunset Overdrive, "and now I'm collecting trash again." She was defending a makeshift boat that was trying to escape the zombie-infested wasteland of Sunset City. It was a thrilling chase scene. So why were we collecting trash in the middle of it? » 10/27/14 10:00am 10/27/14 10:00am

Dying In Sunset Overdrive Is Pretty Goofy

Dying a horrible death in a video game is usually, well, horrible. If only there was some way to add a little style and grace to the whole process. What's that you say, Sunset Overdrive? You think you can make being eaten by a horde of unsightly mutants downright charming? Well, we'll have to see about that! » 10/24/14 5:30pm 10/24/14 5:30pm

Sunset Overdrive Has A Special In-Game Message For Reviewers

Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has a weekly in-game television show that communicates the latest tips and challenges to players, and since the only people playing right now are game reviewers... » 10/19/14 2:00pm 10/19/14 2:00pm

The Challenges Of Letting You Be A Fat Video Game Hero

Zany open-world action game Sunset Overdrive—as its creators told me during a recent San Francisco preview event—is all about letting players be whoever they want. I made a very nice bearded lady with tiny mouths for eyes. I noticed something, though: you can pick your body type, but you can't pick a heavy one. I was… » 9/22/14 7:47pm 9/22/14 7:47pm

Come, check out the murderous robots of Sunset Overdrive's Gamescom gameplay trailer. The game lands on Xbox One on October 28. Until then, enjoy "absent minded scientist" Floyd's narration of the carnage. » 8/12/14 9:21am 8/12/14 9:21am

I'm Pretty Sure Sunset Overdrive is Ratchet & Clank Reskinned

Back in the day Insomniac was top tier PlayStation. The Ratchet & Clank series ruled (unless you preferred Jak & Daxter, in which case: arguments) and it had nailed a perfect mix of run and gun controls and 'what the hell did I just shoot' weapons. Why any of it was happening didn't matter, only that felt great doing… » 7/24/14 6:30pm 7/24/14 6:30pm

Sunset Overdrive Co-Op Looks Pretty Damn Fun

Imagine a Tony Hawk game with crazy guns on a Horde Mode-style map. Insomniac Games did more than imagine. They built something very much like it for Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad multiplayer. Looks crazy enjoyable. » 7/02/14 9:40am 7/02/14 9:40am

​Wait. There's A Female Assassin In Sunset Overdrive?

The makers of Sunset Overdive are proud that you'll be able to make playable characters of different genders and ethnicities. So, of course, they decided to have some fun at the expense of Assassin's Creed. » 6/20/14 12:07pm 6/20/14 12:07pm