Cast your mind all the way back to 2014, and you'll likely recall the launch of Xbox exclusive Sunset Overdrive which ended up proving one of the most important titles of the early Xbox One era, and it remains beloved to this day!

We've still got a few months to go, but October marks the 10-year anniversary of this Insomniac Games title, with the developer having since moved on to work on the Marvel's Spider-Man games for PlayStation. It was assumed that Sunset Overdrive might make its way to other platforms eventually, but that hasn't happened as of yet.

So, this one remains rooted to Xbox and PC (along with Game Pass) for now, and it seems like plenty of people are still discovering it for the first time. In fact, our very own Pure Xbox Game Club decided to play it back in February, and it resulted in some very interesting impressions - an example of which you can read below:

NintendoByNature on Pure Xbox: "Just rolled the credits. The beginning of the game was rather cumbersome to get used to. But once I got the hang of it, I loved nothing more than grinding and blasting my way through enemies and traversing through the city. The humor was spot on, the characters were fun and engaging, the story was decent enough, and the combat /gameplay was really what makes this game shine. It really grew on me after a few hours. Very happy I finally gave this game a shot. I can see why it was a highlight for the XBO era."

Sunset Overdrive has arguably aged in some ways (after all, it is 10 years old!), yet it still regularly crops up in lists of the most underrated Xbox games to date. That's perhaps because it came out during a time when the Xbox One was really struggling, and ultimately a lot of people didn't get a chance to enjoy it during the XB1 era.

It's certainly not because of the reviews, anyway. Sunset Overdrive has a very decent 81 score over on Metacritic that feels pretty fair in our opinion, and Pure Xbox's previous incarnation even gave it an "Excellent" 9/10 back in the day!

However you feel about this one, there's no doubt that many fans still see it as a beloved Xbox exclusive almost 10 years since its debut, and it's an example of something really special that came out of the early Xbox One generation.

What Do You Think Of Sunset Overdrive? (233 votes)

  1. It's amazing, I absolutely love it!37%
  2. It's pretty good, definitely enjoyable27%
  3. It's alright, not bad6%
  4. It's OK, but I don't get the hype really4%
  5. I didn't like it to be honest!8%
  6. Actually... I still haven't played it yet...17%

What are your thoughts on Sunset Overdrive as it turns 10 years old? Let us know in the comments.