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Sunset Overdrive's Chaos Squad is different every time

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Sunset Overdrive wasn’t on my radar before E3 – yes, the guys had raved that it looked good, but it wasn’t until I saw how much of a bizarre mix between Dead Rising and Tony Hawk it is that I got excited. The co-op mode, Chaos Squad, looks like a lot of fun, too.

Here is a developer diary showing off what Chaos Squad will look like:

For the non-video viewing among you, you take your character from single player into Chaos Squad through a phone booth in game – your character, with all your personalization and customization, joins up with seven of your closest Xbox friends for some co-op. This co-op mode is different to the one that Darryn told you about (and showed off) during E3; players vote on missions that they want to complete, and as they are completed it changes what the final part of the Chaos Squad mode will present. At the culmination, called Night Squad, your squad must defend against a giant onslaught of mutants – you can even place traps, adding in some elements of tower defense. The number of types of mutants depends on the missions completed, making each play through of Chaos Squad unique… at least in theory. I sense that most groups of friends will find their preferred missions and just complete those repeatedly.

The more I see of this game, the more it looks like an absolute romp. It’s goofy and off-the-wall, and looks like a ridiculous amount of fun. As an Xbox One exclusive, I wonder how much it will help to ship units – I certainly want to play this, but I’m not sure how much of a factor this exclusive will be in selling consoles.

Last Updated: July 3, 2014


  1. Rince&pop

    July 3, 2014 at 08:34

    It does look fun, but like Riptide I can imagine the fun wearing thin quickly.


    • Hammersteyn

      July 3, 2014 at 08:43

      Or wear thin like Titanfall? Oh wait we can’t play that yet unless we buy from overseas


      • Rince&pop

        July 3, 2014 at 08:45

        Lulz. I liked the look of Sunset when I saw it at E3, but I think it may be a bit too all over the place for a prolonged period of enjoyment.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 3, 2014 at 09:03

        It’s certainly lit the Fuse on my excitement, I’m right on the Brink.


        • Hammersteyn

          July 3, 2014 at 09:05

          Hahaha nice!


        • Rince&pop

          July 3, 2014 at 09:06

          Boom? 🙂


  2. Kensei Seraph

    July 3, 2014 at 08:56

    I imagine the traps will work similiar to Orcs Must Die!, except with less traps.


  3. FoxOneZA

    July 3, 2014 at 09:07

    Whenever I hear Sunest Overdrive, all i think of is BOOOM!


  4. Xcalibersa

    July 3, 2014 at 09:15



  5. Pieter Kruger

    July 3, 2014 at 09:51

    This game is going to be so much FUN!! ????????????????????????????


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