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Overview

Players have access to crazy weapons.
Players have access to crazy weapons.

Sunset Overdrive is an open world action-adventure parkour game developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios. The game was revealed on June 10th 2013, at the E3 Microsoft Press Conference. In the debut trailer, a character moved through a city environment parkour-style and fought monstrous creatures with increasingly fantastical weapons.

The game was released exclusively on the Xbox One on October 28, 2014 in North America.

Gameplay

Grinding on rails
Grinding on rails

In Sunset Overdrive it's all about moving, whether it's by grinding on rails or power lines, bouncing off objects in the environment or wall running. The game constantly rewards the player for moving while in combat. The player has access to a vast arsenal that can be accessed by using a radial menu, much in the vein of Dead Rising. Most weapons are made up of different objects such as the “TNTeddy", a Teddy Bear fused with a stick of dynamite.

The player receives special abilities known as Amps. amps are special abilities which can be equipped to customize your character, granting the player special attributes such as the "Tornado Spin", which enhances melee weapon attacks by summoning a deadly tornado. There will be over 50 amps in the game.

Weapons

Flaming Compensator – A single shot weapon that is acquired during the “Horror Night!” mission. It resembles a blunderbuss and fires a spread-shot that has the chance to set enemies on fire. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 1 star, Herkers – 3 stars

High Fidelity – An automatic weapon that is acquired during the “Awesomepocalypse” mission. It fires vinyl records that bounce around the environment and can also bounce from enemy to enemy. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 1 stars, Fizzco Robots – 1 star, Herkers – 1 stars

Nothin’ but the Hits – An automatic weapon that is acquired only through DLC, it is a stronger version of “High Fidelity”. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 1 star, Herkers – 3 stars

Dirty Harry – A single shot weapon that is acquired during the “Awesomepocalypse” mission. It resembles a magnum and fires a powerful round but has a very slow rate of fire. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 2 stars, Herkers – 4 stars

TNTeddy – A single shot weapon that is acquired during the “A New Friend” mission. This weapon functions similarly to a grenade launcher and first teddy bears that have dynamite attached to them and is great for taking out groups of enemies. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 2 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Captain Ahab – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 9,000 Overcharge. It resembles a harpoon gun and fires a spear like projectile that is propelled by a bottle of Overcharge, upon impact it creates a pool of Overcharge that attracts O.D. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 1 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 star, Herkers – 4 stars

Freeze Bomb – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 5,500 Overcharge. It fires a projectile that upon impact will freeze enemies within its blast radius, it doesn’t do much damage but its freezing effect sets up enemies for uncontested punishment. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Acid Sprinkler – A deployable type weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 7,500 Overcharge. This weapon launches out a children’s sprinkler that looks like Fizzie the Fizzco Mascot, instead of water it sprinkles acid onto nearby enemies. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

The Dude – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 9,500 Overcharge. This weapon fires a bowling ball in a straight line along the ground, and has the ability to be charged for more devastating attacks. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 4 stars

Head-Banger Gun – A single shot weapon that is only available through DLC, it is a stronger version of “The Dude”. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 4 stars

The Roman Candle – An automatic weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 15,000 Overcharge. This weapon resembles a Gatling gun and fires a barrage of exploding fireworks. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 2 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Turret Copter – A deployable type weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 25,000 Overcharge. This weapon deploys a miniature helicopter with a handgun attached to it, the helicopter circles around and shoots at all enemies in the area. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Murderang – A single shot weapon that can be acquired in the mission “Hot Dog!” This weapon fires a boomerang type projectile that slices through enemies in its path. It will circle back around after a brief flight and if the player catches the projectile the ammo is recycled. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Proximity Mine – A deployable type weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 20,000 Overcharge. This weapon shoots out mines that explode when an enemy comes to close, the result is a large explosion. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 2 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Fizzbot Rifle – An automatic weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 40,000 Overcharge. It fires bolts of energy similarly to the Fizzco Rifle Bots and is also most effective against robot type enemies. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Hairspray Bomb – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 55,000 Overchage. This weapon fires an explosive round that launches multiple smaller explosives once it detonates producing a large area of destruction. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

One-Handed Dragon – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 10,000 Overcharge. This weapon fires a sticky bomb that can set a target on fire when struck, afterwards the bomb will explode and enemies in its radius will be dealt fire damage. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 1 star, Herkers – 3 stars

Taunt Bot – A deployable type weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 10,000 Overcharge. This weapon launches a hologram projection of the player which distracts enemies, the damage to the hologram is redirected back at the enemies. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

The Shocker – An automatic weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 70,000 Overdrive. This weapon shoots out a beam of electricity that has the ability to spread chain lightning to nearby enemies. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Shorty Shotty – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 20,000 Overcharge. This weapon shoots a shell that explodes on impact and is best used for close range engagement. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Hotty Shotty – A single shot weapon that is acquired only through DLC, it is a stronger version of the “Shorty Shotty”. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

AK-FU – An automatic weapon that can only be acquired during the “The Siege of Wondertown Land” mission. It resembles an AK-47 and functions similarly and has relatively low damage but a very high rate of fire. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

AK-FOFF – An automatic weapon that is only acquired through DLC, it is a stronger variant of the “AK-FU”. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Pulse Mine – A deployable type weapon that is acquired during the “Getting the Band Back Together” mission. This weapon deploys a mine that will pulse out damage over time, it is great for defending particular points of interest. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Charge Beam – A single shot weapon that is available for purchase from Two Hat Jack for 100,000 Overcharge. This weapon fires an energy beam that intensifies over time and has the highest DPS in the game. Effectiveness: The O.D. –3 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 4 stars, Herkers – 3 stars

Feel the Burn – An automatic weapon that is available only through the “Mystery of the Mooil Rig” DLC. The weapon functions like a flamethrower and shoots out a short constant stream of fire that will set enemies on fire. Effectiveness: The O.D. –4 stars, The Scabs – 4 stars, Fizzco Robots – 1 star, Herkers – 2 stars

Rivet Blaster – A single shot weapon that is available only through the “Mystery of the Mooil Rig” DLC and is purchased from Two Hat Jack for 100,000 Overcharge. This weapon fires a electrified rivet that attaches to enemies or the environment and creates links of electric current. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 2 stars, The Scabs – 2 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Fizzco DSRC – A single shot weapon that is available only through the “Rise of the Dawn of the Fallen Machines” DLC and is purchased from Two Hat Jack for 200,000 Overcharge. This weapon can lock onto multiple targets by sighting them, once lock has been achieved a satellite fires down from the sky striking its target with a large explosion. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 3 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Swarming Nanobots – A deployable type weapon that is available only through the “Rise of the Dawn of the Fallen Machines” DLC after completing the “Clodamajigger” mission. This weapon fires a canister of nanobots that cloud around enemies doing damage over time. Effectiveness: The O.D. – 4 stars, The Scabs – 3 stars, Fizzco Robots – 3 stars, Herkers – 2 stars

Releases

Day One Edition (Retail)

Hey you got Sunset Overdrive.
Hey you got Sunset Overdrive.

Like past games that have participated in the "Day One Edition" Xbox One release, players will receive special in game downloadable content. This edition of the game will also be available on the Xbox One store for purchase digitally.

  • “Nothin’ but the Hits” gun
  • “It’s Me! Fizzie!” outfit
  • “Hardcore! Hammer”

There will also be retailer exclusive in game downloadable content when one pre-orders.

Digital Editions

Sunset Overdrive Day One Deluxe Edition (Digital)

Deluxe Digital Editions.
Deluxe Digital Editions.
  • The Sunset Overdrive Day One Deluxe Edition includes a full digital copy of the game, exclusive Day-One Edition bonus items, plus the Sunset Overdrive Season Pass, which includes the first three complete Game Add-ons for Sunset Overdrive, PLUS six character outfits, two Amps and two Traps available exclusively to Season Pass purchasers as soon as the game is released.

Sunset Overdrive Pre-order Edition (Digital)

It's like the day one edition, but digital and more stuff.

  • “Nothin’ but the Hits” gun
  • “It’s Me! Fizzie!” outfit
  • “Hardcore! Hammer”
  • “Acordes de la Muerte”
  • “The Hangover”

Xbox One Special Edition Sunset Overdrive Bundle

Gotta sell Sunset Overdrive.
Gotta sell Sunset Overdrive.

This special edition bundle will feature

  • A copy of Sunset Overdrive Day One Edition (Full Game Download)
  • White Xbox One Console
  • White Xbox One Controller
  • 500GB Hard Drive
  • "Premium Packaging"

The Sunset Overdrive Xbox One bundle will retail for $399, the same price as a standard Xbox One console.

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