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Crackdown (Xbox 360)

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It's time to take back the streets! With Pacific City under the iron grip of three ruthless gangs: Los Muertos, the Volk, and the Shai-Gen Corporation; the last hope rests on The Agency, a highly skilled group of law enforcers. But the situation is dire, and desperate times call for desperate measures. Using technology from one of Shai-Gen's scientists, The Agency is creating superhuman Agents to combat the crime and take back the city. With constantly evolving skills which increase as you use them, you've certainly got the upper hand... but these gangs won't give back Pacific City without a fight!

Crackdown is an action game from the creator of Grand Theft Auto; and presents the player with the fully explorable world of Pacific City. Your main goal is to defeat the gangs that have taken over various parts of the city. You're quite welcome to tackle each gang's head honcho straight off; however, it's to your advantage to take down the lower rungs in the gang ladder before you head for the top. Doing so will cripple various parts of the gang, such as vehicles, cash flow, and new recruits.

Your Agent can upgrade particular types of skills: Agility - your running speed and jump height; Driving - your control of different types of vehicles; Explosives - your skill and damage radius of explosives; Strength - your physical strength, which allows you to punch, as well as lift and throw heavier objects; and Weapons - your skill and accuracy with assorted types of weaponry. Each type of skill is increased by performing the associated action. Drive around and your Driving skill will increase, punch people in the face or throw garbage skips at them to increase your strength, and keep up the shooting to improve your weapon skills. Agility is measured differently - scattered throughout Pacific City are green Agility Orbs. Nab these, and your Agility will increase. The higher up the orb is, the more it's worth. You can also increase your Driving and Agility skills even further via special races which can be found around the city.

Screenshots

Crackdown Xbox 360 Leap across rooftops to surprise guards.
Crackdown Xbox 360 Each gang has bosses to be taken down. Setting them on fire is optional.
Crackdown Xbox 360 Highways connect the three island districts.
Crackdown Xbox 360 Main menu.

Alternate Titles

  • "Riot Act" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

A supercop game that delivers Joshua J. Slone (4618) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Parkour the Safe Way Marko Poutiainen (1148) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
1/4 Spider-man, 1/4 GTA, 1/4 Mercenaries, and 1/4 True Crime = Crackdown. Crackdown = Awesome. Classic Nigel (150) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
Even a Halo3 beta invite can't raise this game out of mediocrity phlux (4143) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars
For the few of us who didn't like GTA III, possibly Greg Mitchell (71) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Crackdown, Smackdown, Beatdown...... Lucky 13 (37) 3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars3.29 Stars

The Press Says

Mansized Mar 11, 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
ActionTrip Feb 27, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Lawrence Feb 22, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Xbox360Achievements Jun 24, 2007 83 out of 100 83
GameCell UK 2007 8 out of 10 80
games xtreme Mar 09, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Digital Spy Feb 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 16, 2007 15 out of 20 75
Gamezine Apr 01, 2007 14 out of 20 70
Thunderbolt Games Apr 07, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Crackdown appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Extras

The game comes with an invitation for the multiplayer beta of Halo 3.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #10 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Robocop of the Year

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Ben K (23017) added Crackdown (Xbox 360) on Feb 22, 2007