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Crackdown review

Playing a superhero is fun, but playing with two is classic

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.

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DescriptionTake control of a futuristic vigilante and rid your city of the criminal element. With guns, explosives, stunt cars and superhuman powers, "by any means necessary" should be implied.
PlatformXbox 360
US censor ratingMature
Release date20 February 2007 (US), 23 February 2007 (UK)