The Sunset Overdrive release date is finally here, offering a chance to play a brand new game for the Xbox One, instead of a sequel or prequel like most big-budget games.
There is no PS4 Sunset Overdrive release in the works, so this one is all about the Xbox One and despite a cautious reception at the announcement reviews paint the picture of a fun, fast paced game that Xbox One owners need to check out.
Sunset Overdrive looks like a mash-up of Jet Set Radio, Crackdown and several other free-wheeling open world games, complete with crazy weapons and acrobatic movement throughout the world.
You control a customizable character who is one of the few “normal” people left in the city after an energy drink turns most of the population into zombies or mutants and transforms a bustling city into a dangerous post-apocalyptic playground that you can climb, jump and grind your way through.
The Sunset Overdrive weapons are as over the top as the color scheme, with “The Dude” firing bowling balls at the enemies and many other incredible and incredulous weapons at your disposal.
Check out these 5 last-minute details to know before buying Sunset Overdrive.
Sunset Overdrive Release Date
The Sunset Overdrive release date is today, October 28th. The game arrives only on the Xbox One. There is no Xbox 360 release planned and there is absolutely no word on any PS4 Sunset Overdrive release.
There is a special Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition that include a High-Fidelity gun that shoots records, a special Fizzie costume and a hammer made of a bat and dumb-bells.
Sunset Overdrive Deals
While there aren’t any big, Sunset Overdrive deals available now, there are some options to save if you plan to buy a lot of video games in the next two years or if you live near a Meijer.
If you buy Sunset Overdrive at Best Buy you can add Gamer’s Club Unlocked to your purchase. This is $30 instead of $120 and it includes 20% off all of your game purchases at Best Buy for the the next two years. This should also knock $12 off the price of Sunset Overdrive when you check out. If you pre-ordered you will also still get the $10 bonus certificate.
For shoppers near a Meijer, there is a mPerks $50 off digital coupon starting Wednesday that should cut $5 off the price of Sunset Overdrive.
Sunset Overdrive Reviews
Sunset Overdrive reviews flooded in over the last two days, painting the picture of a game that Xbox One owners need to check out, even if you pick it up as a rental.
The Metacritic Sunset Overdrive review score is 82 and it earns high marks from many publications. Here is a quick look at the Sunset Overdrive reviews.
- Joystiq Sunset Overdrive review – 5/5
- GameStop Sunset Overdrive review – 8/10
- IGN Sunset Overdrive review – 9/10
- Game informer Sunset Overdrive review – 9.25/10
- VideoGamer Sunset Overdrive review – 6/10
Not every Sunset Overdrive review is glowing, but it’s better than some gamers expected.
Sunset Overdrive White Xbox One Bundle
There is a White Xbox One special edition that comes with Sunset Overdrive. The console is sold out on Amazon, but it is still on sale at Best Buy and may be available at other retailers.
It is part of the $50 off Xbox One deals that start on November 2nd, but that may be too long for some gamers to wait. You can check to see if Best Buy offers any price protection before buying the special Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle.
Sunset Overdrive GamePlay
You can watch an hour of Sunset Overdrive gameplay in the video below. This offers an idea of what you can do in the game and will help shoppers decide if it is worth buying today, or if they should wait for the game to drop in price.
Here’s another 100 minutes of Sunset Overdrive gameplay, which walks through the character creation and opening sequences as well as open world exploration.