Crackdown 2 launched in the summer of 2010 and it was largely the same game that its predecessor was in 2007. The setting was the same, the gameplay was the same -- it mostly just added zombies in a weak attempt at variation.
Seven years later and not much has changed. Crackdown 3 is Crackdown 2 is Crackdown 1. Any one of them is perfectly representative of the others. A decade later and not much has changed.