"The game is laced with quips that break the fourth wall, calling out tired conventions of video games, such as repetitive fetch quests and disembodied narrators. Unfortunately, it’s only for humor’s sake because “Sunset Overdrive” never attempts to overcome its own mindlessness as it simultaneously skewers and celebrates so-called gamer culture.
Despite its refreshingly ridiculous take on an apocalypse and an exhilarating new way to traipse across a virtual city, there’s not much that’s original. It wouldn’t be all that shocking if “Sunset Overdrive” was actually just “Saints Row V” in disguise. It’s such wild fun, though, it would be dumb for Xbox One owners not to take a sip. Three stars."