Sunset Overdrive takes place in the world of Sunset City in the year 2027. Fizzco is releasing their latest energy drink and decides to give their home city the first taste. The world quickly gets infected as they realise that drinking OverCharge Delirium XT means that you’re turned into a mutant. The story sees you trying to escape Sunset City which has been locked down to the infestation of mutants. You’ll meet a ton of people along the way who are facing the same scenario. Little trinkets of extra backstory details are provided by collecting cell phone.
Ultimately I feel that the story ends up being incredibly cliche. In the past, i’ve always gotten really involved in Insomniac’s wonderful character development and pacing but unfortunately Sunset Overdrive seems to fall a bit flat in this regard. Initially, I felt that the premise could’ve been really interesting but bland characters and incredibly shallow humour stopped me caring for the story about half way through the game.
Sunset Overdrive continues the very colourful and over-stylised nature that Insomniac Games are known for. It’s one of the most vibrant games available on Xbox One and you’ll never get tired of the sharp visuals.