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Release Date: December 23rd, 2014 Movie Release Year: 2014

Sunset Overdrive - Mystery of the Mooil Rig

Overview -

'The Mystery of the Mooil Rig' is the first story-based DLC for 'Sunset Overdrive', the wacky third-person shooter platformer from Insomniac Games. It fits within the open world of Sunset City and is not a separate experience. It takes place on an offshore oil rig covered in greasy mutants and angry roughnecks, and a mechanized Troop Master Bryllcreem returns to serve as a guide.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
December 23rd, 2014

Video Review


The DLC is mostly free of irritating bugs and artifacts. Hair and clothing sometimes have the odd glitch, like in the parent game, but overall 'Mooil Rig' looks pretty good. The tiny amount of content included is difficult to give an opinion on in terms of modeling, but the boss monster (called the "DL Sea Monster" of course) is sufficiently detailed, if a bit drab in coloring. The roughnecks are reskinned scabs, and the oil poppers are darker versions of their vanilla cousins.

Audio Review


The voice acting is the highlight of 'Mooil Rig’s' audio, with good, self-aware performances wrung out of a small amount of dialogue. No new music has been added, and new sound effects are minimal.

Final Thoughts

It’s fun enough to avoid being labeled a cheap cash-in or filler content for a season pass, but only just. 'Mooil Rig' has a great level design and setup that could have been used for a lot more. If developers want us to keep opening our wallets for games after they’ve released, they’re going to have to pack in the content and make DLC that offers something genuinely novel or substantial, not just add some polishing before slapping a price tag on it.