‘Sunset Overdrive’s Chaos Squad Brings Co-Op to a New Level of Insanity

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As more and more consumers transition from previous generation consoles to the new current-gen (Xbox One and PS4), the games lined up for each respective platform continues to build. There have been a number of games shown off by several developers that look to be fun additions for anyone hoping to beef up their library, and one such title is arriving in the form of an Xbox One exclusive called Sunset Overdrive.

Being headed up by the developers over at Insomniac Games, Sunset Overdrive is a colorful third-person shooter that blends absurdity with a myriad of mechanics that make it feel familiar but fresh. The game has managed to obtain quite a following already, and while the zany and wholly original weapons do look enjoyable, the promise of an 8 player co-op mode does wonders for gamers with a large online-based roster of friends.

As previously talked about, the co-operative mode will allow players to hop into it at any point in time — making it easier than ever to join a multiplayer session. By simply locating the nearest photo booth, gamers can immediately enter the aptly titled Chaos Squad mode with seven other people. The best part is that users will be able to bring the character they’ve created and customized into the multiplayer-only mode, so it’s highly unlikely that any character will look the same.

Sunset Overdrive Chaos Squad

Anyone participating in Chaos Squad will have the opportunity to vote amongst themselves to decide which mission they want to tackle. It’s a simple premise, but one that appears primed to unleash some enjoyable and chaotic (hence the name) challenges. One of the missions that’s featured in the trailer is Night Defense, and that challenge will task players with holding off several waves of mutated energy drink aficionados. Traps, weapons, and an ample supply of other interactive and stationary armaments are widely available during this mode, which should only add to the insanity that Sunset Overdrive‘s design hinges on.

There are even more missions that’ll await fans when the game hits store shelves later this October, and there’s really no way to predict what else Insomniac Games has in store for its new IP. With that in mind, stay tuned to Game Rant for more details.


Sunset Overdrive will be sliding exclusively onto the Xbox One on October 28, 2014.

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