Best Xbox One Games List – #24 Sunset Overdrive
Developer: Insomniac Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Sunset Overdrive was an important launch on the Xbox One for many reasons. Firstly, it meant Sony losing the backing of Insomniac Games as an exclusive 2nd-party developer. Second, it meant that kind of style that the studio brings to its titles coming to an Xbox One game, and boy did Sunset Overdrive ever drive for style.
In 2027, almost everyone in town drinks a radioactive energy drink called Overcharge Delirium XT, turning them into energy-craving monster freaks. It’s up to you and the survivors to either escape the town or take down FizzCo themselves. You do this by accumulating as many powerful weapons as possible while defending outposts, growing your team and saving any survivors. You become more powerful by building Style, which is done by grinding on rails, jumping off of walls, parkour off obstacles and jump off of jumpable pads. Each level makes killing enemies easier, and running around on the ground is tantamount to lava.
It’s a fast-paced title that drives to be an example of humor in video games coming back. Whether or not it goes too far is up to you.
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