Crackdown review

  • Sandbox on steroids
  • Evolution of a superhero
  • Hijinks with a friend
  • Repetitive missions and enemies
  • Not enough structure or story
  • Playing alone

Fortunately, Crackdown has an excellent solution for when kicking your umpteenth thug or scaling your umpteenth building just doesn't excite anymore. Invite a friend into your game with the elegantly executed coop mode and, suddenly, everything seems new again. Driving through town is a thousand times more fun when you've got another agent riding shotgun, shouting in disbelief when you pull off a particularly gnarly stunt or laughing when you accidentally plummet into the water. So is collecting icons when you're competing to see who can snag the most.

Even the boss battles are more exciting because, once victorious, you and your friend can play catch with the leader's body. Or juggle it with your rocket launcher. Or parade it through town on top of a semi truck. Putting two people together in the same city inevitably leads to insane brainstorming sessions where you come up with ideas and activities that you never would have thought of on your own. Hours can go by happily without a single mission tackled or a single goal met.

More Info

Release date: Feb 20 2007 - Xbox 360 (US)
Feb 23 2007 - Xbox 360 (UK)
Available Platforms: Xbox 360
Genre: Action
Published by: Microsoft
Developed by: Real Time Worlds
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs


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