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Submitted by SethThePirate 718d ago | opinion piece

Why Crackdown is One of The Best Games of This Generation

Callum has taken a look back at Crackdown for the Xbox 360 to see why it is, in his opinion, one of the best, and most underrated, games from this generation. (Crackdown, Xbox 360)

ape007  +   718d ago
agree, amazing underrated game, hope for Crackdown 3 NextGen
SethThePirate  +   718d ago
Yeah if you ignored the story and just made the most of the sandbox fun it was an absolute joy! Agility FTW!
Septic  +   718d ago
Definitely an underrated game.

Many people forget that the brains behind GTA was responsible for this, and there was just so much fun and mayhem to be had. And things got even crazier once you played with a friend.

Excellent game and one you should definitely try out, especially with a mate, if you havrnt already done so.
Snookies12  +   718d ago
I played a bit of it, but it always felt like it was missing something... I couldn't put my finger on it though. Regardless, it was a pretty fun game. :]
SethThePirate  +   718d ago
I think the issue it did have was related to it being Sandbox.It meant that you didn't really have any structure, the game wouldn't narrow the field as to where you should go it just said "Here's a city, go nuts"...A blessing and a curse.
kreate  +   718d ago
I would choose alan wake over crackdown.
g2gshow  +   717d ago
@the idiot

dude different type of game how do you even .........ill say no more stfu
kreate  +   717d ago
@g2gshow

becuz i think alan wake was a great game and it was also under-rated. alan wake deserve more.

"Why Crackdown is One of The Best Games of This Generation"

didnt mention any specific genre. wish there was a alan wake 2 instead of a crackdown 2.

*i know they made another chapter for alan wake but i still want a full blown game
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kreate  +   717d ago
becuz i think alan wake was a great game and it was also under-rated. alan wake deserve more.

"Why Crackdown is One of The Best Games of This Generation"

didnt mention any specific genre. wish there was a alan wake 2 instead of a crackdown 2.
g2gshow  +   717d ago
the original crack down was amazing game really enjoyable part two was trash in comparison. different development studio it was a shell of what crack down use to be
FRAKISTAN  +   718d ago
Crackdown 1 was super fun but boy what a disappointment crackdown 2 was

the best thing about crackdown 1 was that you could get to the bosses right from the start
BanBrother  +   718d ago
One of the funnest games I have played this gen. My friend told me to get it, so when I got my Xbox in 08', it was one of the first games I got. It was so well made, and it actually gave you a sense of freedom and accomplishment levelling up your speed, strength and how high you can jump.

I think Crackdown 1 craps all over Prototype (seriously, I thought that game sucked, the controls were nowhere near as fluent as they could have been).
Anyway, I never bought Crackdown 2. Microsoft totally screwed that up, releasing a game that took less than a year to make (after they lost old code lmao). After that disappointing release that is when I got into Infamous.
Why o why  +   718d ago
Crack down 2 was blatantly an expansion pack dressed up as full price. Same everything pretty much. It kinda got a free pass. I understand if it's not broken don't fix it but don't take the piss
pandaboy  +   718d ago
Does anyone remember Edge saying 'if infamous 2 is better than crackdown 2 we will eat our hats'.

Infamous 2 meta 83
Crackdown 2 meta 70

Of course Edge fixed their scores giving crackdown 2 an inflated rating just to prove their point. Funny times lol, but also grossly unprofessional.
palaeomerus  +   717d ago
Infamous 2 wasn't as good as the first one. The vampire add on was better than the main game.
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g2gshow  +   717d ago
@frakistan
totally right it was such a let down all i could do is shake my head when i beat it
g2gshow  +   717d ago
FRAKISTAN
best thing about crackdown 1 was that you could get to the bosses right from the start

very true if you had the balls why not give the player the choice to play how they see fit
DigitalAnalog  +   718d ago
Without this game, there would've been no Gravity Rush.
Alos88  +   718d ago
I don't see how they're related.
deep_fried_bum_cake  +   718d ago
The director said that the levelling system in Crackdown had an influence on the one in Gravity Rush. DigitalAnalog in his infinite wisdom has taken this to mean that there would be no Gravity Rush without Crackdown.
ShiftyLookingCow  +   718d ago
I loved Crackdown 1. When it was released, it was awesome. Jumping around tall building to collect orbs and the power ups themselves were a blast.

My 360 died before 2 came out and Realtime Worlds(the devs behind 1) moved onto APB which was an absolute disaster.

I wish they would release it on PC.
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nthstew  +   718d ago
fanboys started this again if crackdown is one of the best games of this generation then sure think about alien colonial marines too xbox fanboys..and stop making fun of yourself
PlayStation and xbox have ton of exclusives this doesn't mean you call every exclusives are best of this generations this is stupid.

FYI- I own both xbox 360 and ps3.And I'm no fanboy
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SethThePirate  +   718d ago
I really don't understand what you are trying to say here, partially because of your use of English, but also because you've made leaps of assumption about fanboyism and this piece being about the console rather than the game.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   718d ago
Why don't you try saying all of that in English? Because it sounds so interesting.
Nalexanderc  +   718d ago
I can assure you I am not an Xbox fanboy :D I'd love the game no matter what platform it was released on, the fact that it is Xbox exclusive is incidental.
coolasj  +   718d ago
I Love Crackdown But,
I'm assuming Crackdown is part of the "Honorable Mentions" part of the Best of the 7th Generation category.
But my Best of the 7th Honorable Mention is Burnout Paradise. A plethora of DLC, a sense of speed, innovative MP and more.
Good_Guy_Jamal  +   718d ago
As much as I enjoyed Crackdown, it felt like it was missing some more polish and better direction in the story.
shadowwizard  +   718d ago
LMAO, One of the Best of this generation? What are you smoking?
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Theangrybogan  +   718d ago
Weed...... I mean..... Nothing
urwifeminder  +   718d ago
Amazing game one of my faves for sure the first time i jumped of a skyscraper and got that sense of vetigo kind of turned my stomach was a great feeling.
WitWolfy  +   718d ago
Collecting those ORBs were addicting AS HELL!
Nalexanderc  +   718d ago
Agree! I managed all 500 agility and 300 hidden and don't regret doing it at all. Much fun was had jumping around collecting them.
joel_c17  +   718d ago
Incredibly average game in my opinion I found it to be pretty boring
prettyboy12  +   718d ago
yea i honestly could not get into it.but to each your own
rowdyBOY  +   718d ago
one of the best powering up games EVER .

realtime worlds = awesome
Tyre  +   718d ago
Crackdown reminds me of a time when the Xbox was fresh and those agility orbs, collecting them was actually fun!, weird hey?! Agent let me remind you....
InTheLab  +   718d ago
Orb collecting and the dude that voiced the director of the Agency. Everything else was average to mediocre.
Nalexanderc  +   718d ago
Author of the piece here, thanks for all the responses so far! I completely understand that Crackdown divided opinions and so expected a lot of people to disagree but (as I stated in the article) I simply haven't had as much fun with any game this generation as I did with Crackdown. Great game.
joel_c17  +   717d ago
i personally had more fun with infamous - its the only game ive ever bothered to platinum and i had heaps of fun with the powers and finding all the shards.
rowdyBOY  +   718d ago
remember agent :

"SKILLS FOR KILLS AGENT ..........SKILLS FOR KILLLS !!!"

LOL
isarai  +   717d ago
It definitely had a better formula for experimentation in the sandbox than most other sandbox games this gen

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