Sunset Overdrive review

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Sunset City is the first place on the planet to sample Overdrive, a new fizzy drink that turns its users into slavering man-eating mutants.

Floyd from Sunset’s brewery calls it the “awesomepocalypse”. Looking a bit like Dreamcast classic Jet Set Radio, a big, colourful city is there for you to explore by grinding rails and roofs, bouncing on parked cars and laying waste to swathes of howling freaks using oversized weaponry. The plot revels in its own silliness, its self-referential humour mocking the trumped-up missions and familiar crate-smashing, object-fetching objectives. Sunset Overdrive is a raucous ride, engineered for maximum fun and hilarity.

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