Sunset Overdrive

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Sunset Overdrive
Sunset Overdrive cover
Insomniac Games
Windows Blind Squirrel Games
Digital Microsoft Studios
Retail THQ Nordic
Insomniac Engine
Release dates
Windows November 16, 2018
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Open world
Art styles Cartoon
Themes Comedy, Contemporary, Post-apocalyptic
Sunset Overdrive on MobyGames
Sunset Overdrive on Wikipedia

Key points

Includes all DLC from the original Xbox One version.
The online co-op mode from the Xbox One version has been removed.

General information

Steam Community Discussions


Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Sunflower_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\Saves\<user-id>\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sunset\Saves\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/847370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Microsoft Store %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Sunflower_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\Saves\<user-id>\
Steam %LOCALAPPDATA%\Sunset\Saves\<user-id>\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/847370/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Xbox Cloud

Video settings[edit]

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Only 16:9 resolutions are supported.
Pillarboxed.[1] See the related WSGF thread for Vert- scaling.
4K Ultra HD
Up to 5K.
Field of view (FOV)
The window size does not adjust according to the game's resolution.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Fullscreen is a borderless window.[citation needed]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
30, 60, or unlimited.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input settings[edit]

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Controller sensitivity
Controller Y-axis inversion
X-axis can also be inverted.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
Microsoft Store version only.
DualShock 4 controllers
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes unknown
Generic/other controllers
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Controller and Keyboard/Mouse UI conflicts when both Controller and Keyboard/Mouse Input is in used (noticeable with "Weapon Wheel/List"). This also Affects Camera Control (when both Right Stick and Mouse Input is at used at the same time) and Button Icon/Prompts.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sound Effects, Dialogues.
Surround sound
Up to 5.1.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish

Issues fixed[edit]

Game application doesn't launch or crashes upon starting new game[edit]

Add the game's .exe-file to exceptions for ALL antiviruses and/or firewalls running on your system[2]
Application working for a few seconds after launch and then silently terminating, or crashing sometime after accessing main menu is likely caused by antivirus/firewall software shutting it down.
  1. Add the game's .exe to exceptions for ALL "active protection" services of your antiviruses/firewalls: Core Shields in Avast, Advanced Threat Defense in Bitdefender etc.
  2. When using Comodo or any other service that tracks shell injections, make sure to specifically allow them too by also adding .exe to this feature's exceptions. For Comodo Firewall, go to Settings > Advanced Protection > Miscellaneous > Don't detect shell injections in these applications (click the highlighted "these applications" section, in the new window add the path to .exe to the list)[3].
  3. If the problem persists, try disabling the antivirus/firewall altogether, either just while starting up the game or for the whole duration of play.

Green glow and green flickering screen corruption[edit]

Fixed on Nvidia Cards

Issue fixed on Nvidia Driver 465.89 from March 30th 2021.


Not tested with AMD GPUs yet. If issue is present, use workarounds:
  1. Lock FPS to 30 using in game options.


  1. Go to the in-game Video (Advanced) menu.
  2. Disable Depth of Field.

Textures and shadows flickering on Windows 7[edit]

Set the resolution to 1080p or higher[citation needed]
  1. Set the resolution to 1080p or above through the in-game menu.
  2. Restart the game.


Game needs to be restarted after every resolution change in order to avoid the bug.

Resolution not scaling correctly with non default DPI scaling[edit]

Enable "High DPI scaling override"
  1. Go to the game install folder, right click on "Sunset.exe"
  2. Select the "Compatibility" tab, click "Change High DPI Settings"
  3. Check "High DPI scaling override" and select "Application"

Stuttering while traversing though the world[edit]

Install the game on a HDD instead of a SSD[4]
Issue is worse on a NVMe drive

Other information[edit]


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Physics Havok
Audio Wwise
Interface Scaleform
Cutscenes Bink Video

System requirements[edit]

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 8
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5 3470 3.0 GHz
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 30 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Ti
AMD Radeon R7 260X
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Steam version also runs on Windows 7 despite minimum requirements on the store page.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/847370/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (847370) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.