I've played the demo, so I must say that while some people think its cheesy, I believe the cell shading (cartoon look) gives Crackdown a unique feel. People have already used the demo to create insane piles of cars 5 stories high just to blow them up. And the engine suffers only a minor drop in frame rate when this occurs. The most addicting feature is the collection of hidden and agility orbs scattered all over Pacific City from it's lowest tunnels to as high as the top of the Keep. I've read an article stating that these very orbs must be the secondary reason for calling the name CRACKdown due to the addiction of obtaining these orbs is comparable to crack cocaine. Plus the achievements demonstrated in recent videos take advantage of the various insanely cool things you can do like juggle a person or car with explosives. If you like open-world games, Crackdown is a must buy. And if you also like the Halo series, certain Crackdown packages have invites to the H3 multi Beta.
Just like GTA, but your the cops
Crackdown is just like an older gta but your the cops. You have free roam all around pacific city while you battle the three major gangs: Los Muertos, The Volk, and Shi Gen. As you battle each gang by unlocking the dossier targets and elimanating bosses, there are countless hours you can spend ( me included) exploring the city and taking down enemies with a variety of attacks. You level up your character in strength, agility, explosives, driving, and weapons. This system is ok, but i am not that fond of it. Besides going after the gangs, there are secret orbs hidden all out the city that you can find and help u level up. After you beat the main bosses, there are the kingpins (leaders of the gangs) that you have to eliminate to finish off the game. Kingpins are usually located in a well fortified base with thousands of gang members. You also can go GTA style and jack cars to go joy riding or get to and objective faster. Crackdown is a game that delivers well and will give u hours of pure gaming fun.
An awesome Classic
If you are a fan of games that use guns then this game is definently a match for you! You are a biologically enhanced super police whose job is it to take care of 3 gangs in the large town of pacific city. This game has so much to do that people new to this game may feel overwhelmed! Controls are very well made and there is wide variety of weapons and vehicles to drive and obtain! There are also many secrets such as the 300 hidden orbs. As you play through the game you get experience for killing gang members. Killing gang members will gain experience in 4 of the 5 fields of skill: Guns, Explosives, Driving, and Melee. Completing races and missions spread around the city will net you experience for Driving and Agility. As you gain experience your skills will increase and your character will change! Due to this the game is also a hybrid of rpg elements as well. However at times the game can get quite difficult so it is no pushover. This game is very long and will definently satisfy the hardcore gamers!
Great Price For Lots of Fun!
Crackdown is an encredibly fun game with a vast open world and days of gameplay. The graphics are good for its time (2007), and the gameplay is smooth and easy. There is some slowdown in the framerate occasionally, but otherwise that is fine. There are lots of cool guns and tough bosses to kill. Plus, there are 500 agility orbs and 300 hidden orbs to find. So once you beat the game, you can go back and waste time trying to find those. And one of the major things about Crackdown is that it is NOT a GTA clone. For starters, the game designer was the creator of the original Grand Theft Auto, so it's his idea. And secondly, the way of how your powers (agility, driving, explosives, strength, and guns) evolve and become more powerful over the course of the game heavily differs from the stylings of Grand Theft Auto. And finally, you are a cop killing gangsters, the total opposite of GTA. So in the end, the fact that Crackdown is only $6 is a steal, and any fan a sandbox/open-world game should definitely give it a try.
Just like GTA and saints row 2
This game is so fun.Your a superhuman who can jump 50 feet and is super strong.You can go around killing gangs.I love kicking people bec. they fly.You need to level up in strength to hit harder,pick up heavy things and throw things farther.You also level up in shooting,agility (the higher the level the higher you jump and faster you run),driving and grenades.There arent any cool cars though.The missions are basically to kill gang bosses.Once you kill a boss you take that hideout the boss was hiding in.The game has cartoonish graphics which I like but some people hate it so they give it low ratings but the gameplay is awsome.If you like saints row 2 or gta you should like this game but the only downside to this game is that if u kill a civilian by shooting them your shooting level will lower but by very little.Just a little xp.Same with meeleeing.If you kill them by kicking them your strength level will lower(you get strength xp by meleeing enemies).
Crackdown is an amazing game to say the least.just another example of why to buy a xbox 360.for the price i didnt expect much although ive had some other games to prove that wrong as well. i brought the game home and played.and played.and played.A game that microsoft out did there selfs on crackdowns graphics go along well with the quickness of the game.the upgrading of skills is fantastic.and fun.jumping from rooftop to rooftop scaling buildings big and small.is great.all while blasting others(gang members and (agency peacekeepers)alike =])with a wide variety of guns.or just kicking them into next week.on a negative note the boss battles can get a little repetative.crackdown also brings melee into play.hurling cars round n' round. crackdown enhances a feature not many other games do.CREATIVITY!!!the possibilities are nearly endless.packed with plenty of guns,cars,and setting to explore crackdown is a near perfect game.one more thing that puts Crackdown head and shoulders above the competetion is the price.its a steal go buy it!!
This game was really good. It was a really short game but I liked it that way. I gave it an 8 for the challenge, but that wasn't because it was hard, it was because i liked how hard it was. it was actually quite easy. Yes i know i gave it low for the graphics, but that is because the graphics weren't great and i didn't like how it looked like you were in a comic or something like that. Probably my favourite part about this game was the fact that it was open world. This game would be terrible if it was one of those games where you progress level by level. Sure a lot of games are good like that. In fact Gears of War is like that and it is my all time favourite game. But some games are just better than others like that. The gameplay was really good in this game and i like how the levleing up system worked. I also like how if you kill civilians it hurts your leveling, but it barely makes a difference no matter how many you kill. It's actually really cool that way. If you like action/shooter/open-world games then this is the game for you.
Man i cannot wait. This game is so much better than the GTA series and saints row put together. The fact that you CAN make your agent stronger and stronger as you collect more orbs is just too awsome. Your tellin me jumping over 40 feet high onto roof tops while chasing someone down isnt fun. If you keep getting more orbs in the strength stat, your agents arms and shoulders get super buff. I got my agent on the demo to lift over 10 Tons of weight, and to be able to hurl it 250 feet. Just imagine how much more powerful i could make my agent if i had more than 30 minutes of demo time. You can get better at almost everything you do in the game. Driving,running,jumping,shooting,explosives,strength,etc....Yes, all those stats i just listed you can get stronger and better in, untill you eventually have an unstoppable agent. I was never a fan of GTA or Saints row, but this one got me, cant wait to purchase my copy when this game hits shelvs.
I liked this game a lot. I downloaded it the other day from xbox live, like i am sure that many of you did. I am super stoked about the halo 3 beta, it is one of the main reasons that i am getting it. Now i do think that buying the game just for the beta is the dumbest thing ever and i do not think that people should. The game plays well and it is fun to play, i played it a few times and i leveled differently each time. Like once i leveled my agility first then went from there, then the next time i leveled my strength first, i killed everyone with kicking them.(i mean everyone) That was the coolest out of all of them. I did like the fact that when you level your driving your car changes and whatnot that was neat. But over all i think that if you want the beta for halo play online and try to get it for real, and if you don't then buy the game, but really play the game and don't just put it away till spring.(when the beta comes out)
Crackdown Can't Stand On Its Own
The Crackdown demo played like an ITT Tech School graduate project. This GTA-type game is stiff and graphically mediocre. The polarity of the different gangs is laughable. I would only recommend Crackdown to those who have a bunch of time on their hands, i.e., doing a life sentence. I think the Crackdown folks have received such negative response of their demo that they begged Bungie to help out. I bet Bungie receives a few dollars per unit sold. I also predict used copies of Crackdown will overwhelm game stores, so much so, that their will be Crackdown bonfire parties in June. Games like Crackdown and Lost Planet are examples of why we don’t see that many demos on Xbox Live. Simply said, the bulk of video games suck. And it’s better to surprise consumers by not releasing demos. Bottom line: If you want to be a Halo 3 beta tester. Pay the $30 admission fee ($60 Crackdown -$30 for selling it back the same day) -tron