It has been a while since I’ve made an update for my Game for the Weekend feature, partly because I’ve been playing Star Wars: Battlefront a LOT. However the current Games for Gold game on Xbox One is Sunset Overdrive and I thoroughly recommend it.
With a colourful and vibrant look, a huge dosage of humour and a thoroughly enjoyable traversal system, the game is an absolute joy to play. It has me chuckling at times, it has me embracing chaos and carnage, it has me going “oh fuck” at the large bosses and it also has me pottering around.
Sunset Overdrive is one of the more unique open world games that I’ve played. The most similar game in terms of silliness would be Saints Row IV but Sunset Overdrive is very different to play, mixing parkour/agile movement with ultra violence. Rather than story heavy missions, gameplay constantly focuses on giving you the chance to enjoy the wonderful core gameplay.
If you’ve got an Xbox One, be sure to get it this weekend!