Sunset Overdrive, arguably the best exclusive game on the Xbox One, has now ended the way it began: with a mix of not-quite-there meta-humor and a lot of very fun gameplay. Overall, I loved this game and am grateful that its last DLC gave me a gun that drops satellites on my enemies.
Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive has the best respawn animations I’ve ever seen. They’re mostly jokes, riffing on Portal, Star Trek and stuff like that and worth the few seconds they take to put you back in the action. I’ve played the game for hours, though, and hadn’t seen this one until last night. Might be new…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
"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?
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!
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...
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…
The new live action trailer for Sunset Overdrive features plenty of explosions, but the real star is the lead's absurd hairstyle:
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.
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…