RAINBOWS AND ROCKET LAUNCHERS
Sunset Overdrive feels like the game we’d wind up with if Trey Parker and Matt Stone – the creators of
South Park – set out to make Ratchet & Clank. It’s a foul-mouthed, fluoro-slimed actioner bubbling over with places to go and things to shoot.
From the very first gun you get your hands on – the unsubtly phallic Flaming Compensator – Sunset
Overdrive injects a seriously childish yet adult sense of humour into the proceedings. This game feels naughty, which is not a word we’d often use to describe a AAA title.
But it’s Sunset Overdrive’s action that will stay with you. It’s relentless, largely due to the thrilling nature of the game’s traversal system. Moving from point A to point B feels like an action set piece, though you may not fire a single round. Add an endless parade of monsters, mutants and giant slug-like beasts to blast outlandish weapons at once you reach your destination, and you’ll never be short of something to do.