Sunset Overdrive going free for 24 hours on Nov. 22 for Xbox Live Gold members

Have you been itching to get your hands on Sunset Overdrive? Well - you'll soon be able to cause as much chaos as possible now that Microsoft will make it available for free this weekend.

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Microsoft is celebrating Xbox One’s one-year anniversary this weekend by giving Xbox Live Gold members access to Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours.

Beginning on Saturday, November 22nd at 12:01 Easter Time, Xbox One Xbox Live Gold members will be given full access to Sunset Overdrive, which means you’ll get to experience the full game, earn achievements and save your progress as you grind on every possible surface within the game. Sunset Overdrive’s multiplayer mode, Chaos Squad, will also be available, although players still need to make their way through the game’s campaign in order to unlock it.

Players who decide to purchase Sunset Overdrive after the free 24-hour period is up will be able to continue right where they left off, which is definitely a good thing, especially if you were able to invest a full 24 hours into the game. If you're wondering whether or not you should be excited by this offer, be sure to check out our review.

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    November 21, 2014 6:35 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Sunset Overdrive going free for 24 hours on Nov. 22 for Xbox Live Gold members

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      November 21, 2014 6:51 AM

      Nice.

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      November 21, 2014 6:56 AM

      That is pretty fucking awesome. Steam-like, but with something fresh and new!

      Although it does make me fret for the sales of the game, despite the massive ad push it's been getting.

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        November 21, 2014 6:58 AM

        Why? I think it is more of a 1 yr Anniversary thing.

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          November 21, 2014 7:10 AM

          The cynical side of me agrees with him. MS dumped a ton of money into this IP and expected it to set the world on fire. Despite positive reviews and a generally good reception, it doesn't seem like the game had the pull they wanted. This kind of does reek of desperation.

          But hey, who wants to be cynical all the time? Try this awesome game for free, buy it if you like it. Everyone wins!

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      November 21, 2014 7:05 AM

      I might actually get an xbone. Can't believe it.

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        November 21, 2014 7:15 AM

        24 hours of game-time tipped you over the breaking point?

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          November 21, 2014 7:18 AM

          No it's all the deals I saw over past couple days. It's almost as cheap to buy it as a 360 lol

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      November 21, 2014 7:19 AM

      Awesome. I had no intention of buying the game, but if the demo is good I'll probably pick it up.

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        November 21, 2014 7:29 AM

        Same for me. The visual style doesn't really seem to be what I normally like but this way I can try it out and see if I was being closed minded.

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        November 21, 2014 7:29 AM

        It's the full game, it's just a 24-hour trial. If you buy it, you'll pick right up where you stopped in the trial.

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      November 21, 2014 7:30 AM

      best free hour after the 23 hours to download from slammed servers

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      November 21, 2014 7:40 AM

      How about we fix halo mp instead? k thx

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        November 21, 2014 10:50 AM

        how weird that the marketing team promoting this would also be in charge of patching halo

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      November 21, 2014 8:02 AM

      Awesome. Its been on my list to buy, but now I can get my friends to check it out too.

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      November 21, 2014 8:17 AM

      Everyone should at least try this. I thought it was great. It has some great boss fights, fun weapons, good writing and it always knows what kind of game it wants to be.

      It does take a bit of time to get into it but once you get the air dash unlocked and figure out all of the movement it really takes off.

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        November 21, 2014 8:25 AM

        Just got the air dash and its lovely! Really improves the gameplay/mobility.

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          November 21, 2014 8:32 AM

          Yes it does. It opens up the ability to really keep your movement speed up by allowing you to get to that next rail or bounce jump point. Also take some time to really get used to the wall running because it can feel a bit weird on how to do it at first.

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            November 21, 2014 11:06 AM

            Yup clocked the 500 combo achievement without having to exploit.

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      November 21, 2014 8:31 AM

      Is there anyway to pre-load? MS store downloads are really, really slow for me.

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        November 21, 2014 9:58 AM

        I was wondering this too but I'm not around my Xbone at the moment.

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        November 21, 2014 10:09 AM

        You could pre-load for beta weekends so um maybe?

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      November 21, 2014 9:15 AM

      Too many goddamn games :(

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      November 21, 2014 10:10 AM

      Oh man and I just bought it too. I guess I should trade it in and grab this.

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        November 21, 2014 10:49 AM

        It's only a 24-hour trial, you may want to hold off on trading your copy in.

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      November 21, 2014 10:12 AM

      If you have an Xbox One, make sure you give this a try. Can't recommend it highly enough.

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      November 21, 2014 10:15 AM

      I hope this comes to PC like the dirty rumors are saying but I'm not gonna hold my breathv

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      November 21, 2014 11:04 AM

      Just finished this, really good game even all the side missions were mostly fun (especially the Hardcore - Hodor rip off side mission).

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