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2:30 PM on 09.09.2014

Sunset Overdrive is getting two campaign add-ons

I'm not in the market for season passes, but I still like to look just to see what DLC is lined up. In the case of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac plans to release two campaign add-ons with "new locations to explore, stories to e...

Jordan Devore


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1:15 PM on 08.26.2014

Sunset Overdrive behind the scenes video tells us what we already know

If you're new to this or simply need a refresher course, this Sunset Overdrive video should get you up to speed on all the points that Insomniac Games is looking to hit with its quirky, open-world shooter. Constant move...

Brett Makedonski



Alcohol-fueled benders are the quickest way to traverse Sunset Overdrive photo
Alcohol-fueled benders are the quickest way to traverse Sunset Overdrive
by Brett Makedonski

Go, go, go. Always on the move. That's all that we've seen of Insomniac Games' Sunset Overdrive since its initial 2013 reveal. Seriously, think back. Do you remember seeing any footage of the game where the oddball protagonist isn't running, jumping, or grinding along?

Chances are you haven't, because the developers have built Sunset Overdrive around the notion of motion. Standing still will get you killed, and maybe more criminally, it's just so damn boring. If you're going to let the player build any character they want -- say a cross between an '80s punk rocker and a Cold War-era Russian trooper -- that high-octane approach needs to permeate every aspect of the game, and it begins with the concept of momentum.

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2:45 PM on 08.12.2014

Soda scientist shows off Sunset Overdrive mutants and robots

There was a surprising amount of brand new stuff out of gamescom (thanks, Sony!), but let's not forget Sunset Overdrive is coming out October 28. It's pretty fun, though I've only messed with the multiplayer. 

Steven Hansen

8:20 AM on 08.12.2014

White hot! Microsoft confirms Sunset Overdrive white Xbox One bundle

Microsoft's finally confirmed one of the worst-kept recent rumors in the videogame industry. Sunset Overdrive's getting a console bundle with that flashy white Xbox One. The bundle is expected to release right alongside Sunse...

Brett Makedonski



There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive! photo
There are Hawaiian Shirts in Sunset Overdrive!
by Max Scoville

As we recently learned, Sunset Overdrive lets players protect their genitals with the head of a green kangaroo, which is a very silly idea. But is that silly enough, in this post-Saints Row world? The answer is "who cares?" because there are also Hawaiian Shirts and Hawaiian Shirts are my jam.

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5:00 PM on 07.25.2014

You can wear a kangaroo codpiece in Sunset Overdrive

For San Diego Comic-Con, Insomniac Games is talking up character customization in Sunset Overdrive and the clothing options range from "traditional" to "out there" -- way, way out there. Interestingly, these vanity items don...

Jordan Devore

1:45 PM on 07.16.2014

Sunset Overdrive gets the Mondo poster treatment

Mondo has come out with some of the coolest movie posters in recent times. I've yet to get one, and not for lack of trying. Now, it seems videogames are on the table for the company -- I sense more pain from missed limited-ed...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 07.07.2014

Sunset Overdrive's opening cinematic is a staunch reminder that energy drinks are bad

Hey local teens, think life is all about cool dance festivals and energy drinks? Wrong. It's not, and you better get on track or your existence will become one of two things. Best case scenario is you become The Original Par...

Brett Makedonski

2:45 PM on 07.02.2014

Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad looks like more fun than just a horde mode

I hadn't really paid a ton of attention to Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer component. I figured it was just another co-operative experience where you hole up and fight off some baddies with your buddies. Rah rah, we've been h...

Brett Makedonski

6:30 PM on 06.25.2014

Insomniac experiments with open development on Slow Down, Bull

Insomniac may have had some big publisher backing over the years, but it considers itself to be indie at its core. That's why for its next game, Insomniac's going to experiment with an open development process, much like othe...

Brett Makedonski





1:15 PM on 06.20.2014

In a show of unity, Sunset Overdrive lets you be a female assassin

I enjoyed messing with Sunset Overdrive's multiplayer mode at E3, partly because you could play as a beefy Middle Eastern man in a skirt or a tiny woman with bunny ears. Anyone other than Sunset's 'in your face' punk protago...

Steven Hansen



Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014 photo
Our personal game of the show picks for E3 2014
by Steven Hansen

You saw our E3 2014 Game of the Show. It was Metal Gear Solid V. Saved you a click. 

Now, it's a good one. In fact, I wrote about why it was our Game of the Show in that very post you just didn't click. But E3 was full of games like I'm full of curry. And Destructoid is an island of misfit toys sort of collection of miscreants, not a hive mind. So let's see what tickled everyone else's earlobes this year. 

And, hey, now you can tell like 20 different people why they're wrong about games instead of just one! 

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I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal photo
I'm loving Sunset Overdrive's mutant killing arsenal
by Steven Hansen

As much as I like Sunset Overdrive's mix of Jet Set and Ratchet and Clank, I'm less in love with the insufferable punk aesthetic its sleeveless jean jacket wearing lead puts forth. Just because you pin cloth to your jean jacket doesn't make you punk, punk.

Thankfully Sunset Overdrive has eight player co-op and character customization so you can play as a beefy middle eastern man with bunny ears or something. I tried out its Night Defense mode, which is a horde/tower defense sort of deal with you and your friends protecting vats of goop.

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Yep, Sunset Overdrive still looks some over the top fun photo
Yep, Sunset Overdrive still looks some over the top fun
by Alasdair Duncan

They gotcha, right? "Oh no, another cover-based shooter!" Nope, it's Sunset Overdrive which seems to be the antithesis of the dull drab shooters we're sadly used to. Presented by Ted Price, founder and CEO of Insomniac games, Sunset Overdrive looks like some pure, straightforward action thrills. 

Arriving on October 28, I'm already looking forward to the eight-player co-op mode, especially with the ability to customize my character. Hopefully the game has the same sense of fun as its cheeky trailer. 

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11:05 AM on 06.09.2014

Sunset Overdrive's getting crazy with eight-player co-op

Sunset Overdrive is one of the titles that Microsoft is depending on to bring an injection of charisma and zaniness to Xbox One later this year. Insomniac's colorful open-world shooter looks as if it hinges upon being a...

Brett Makedonski