Wild, fast, and kind of stupid, Sunset Overdrive is Insomniac Games’ love letter to pop punk nonsense and shallow teen rebellion. Which, OK, doesn’t sound that great as a subject matter for a videogame, but believe me: Sunset Overdrive rules. Its movement system and creative combat options, combined with its bright color palette, anoint it as an unlikely child of Jet Set Radio, while its engine and creative energy became the bedrock for Insomniac’s later take on acrobatic open-world action in Spider-Man.
If you like open worlds, goofy aesthetics, and acrobatic movement, Sunset Overdrive is the cult classic you’ve been waiting for. It’s included with Xbox Game Pass.