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Crackdown

Crackdown (X360) game cover art
Platform: Xbox 360
Tags: Action, Third-Person
Developer: Real Time Worlds
AKA: Riot Act (JP)
Publisher
Region
Released
NA
02/20/2007
EU
02/23/2007
JP
02/22/2007
AU
02/22/2007

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Staff Reviews

Crackdown review

Reviewed December 21, 2007

Gary Hartley says: "A lot of hype has been slapped upon non-linear sandbox-games as of late, but any disconcerting player can see through all the buzzwords and deduce that all your Deux Ex's, your Lost Cause's and your Knights of the Old Republic's all walk you towards a set destination – they just offer differing and often intertwining paths in which to reach them. In this regard, Crackdown’s really no different; however, how it manages to take a step above the majority of’ ‘open’ games is in just how many different paths it presents."
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Reader Reviews

Crackdown review

Reviewed February 09, 2009

pickhut says: "Grand Theft Auto 3 was nice to play... when you weren't doing the missions. You could go wander around the town, steal cars, mess with people, and blow stuff up. Though, if you really wanted to explore more of that game's world, you were forced to complete the missions to open up new sections of the city. Most of the missions consisted of going to Point A, then driving to Point B to pick someone or something up, heading to Point C, and when you're done, returning to Point A. There was a hard mis..."
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Crackdown review

Reviewed January 01, 2010

Suskie says: "For all of the negative things I’m about to say regarding Crackdown, I suppose it’s worth noting that in a modern gaming culture in which open-ended “sandbox” games have become a cliché, Crackdown stands out. It puts us in the shoes of a nameless government agent who can jump very high, and it places us in an enormous city with no shortage of tall buildings to climb. There is literally nowhere we can’t go from square one. As far as freedom goes – and sandbox games are all ab..."
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