Xbox One owners might be feeling let down that developer Insomniac’s Spider-Man game is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. That’s a bummer, considering the game’s been getting high critical praise. But Xbox One owners aren’t left completely out in the cold. One of the earlier Xbox One exclusive games was developed by the very same company that made Spider-Man, and it shares more than a little DNA with the new superhero game. We’re talking about the Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive, a game you can get right now for just $3. Take that, Spidey.
Sunset Overdrive is a colorful open-world game that, like Spider-Man, makes moving through the environment a frictionless pleasure. In the game, an evil corporation that makes energy drinks has turned an entire city into violent creatures called OD. Your job is to fight off the beasts and escape the city, using a set of fluid moves like grinding on rails and telephone lines and bouncing off of cars. It’s basically like an open-world Tony Hawk game, but much more violent.
In GameSpot’s Sunset Overdrive review, Peter Brown wrote, “Insomniac Games has crafted an excellent game in Sunset Overdrive. It’s not without a few niggling issues, but you’ll be too busy enjoying yourself to care. You can compare it to games like Crackdown, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, and Ratchet and Clank, but by combining the best elements of those games into a single package and injecting it with an anything goes, rock and roll attitude, you’ll never think of it as anything but a singular achievement that stands tall on its own merits. It’s one of the best games on the Xbox One, and a refreshing shot of merriment.”
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