To celebrate the release of Crackdown 3, Microsoft has made the original Xbox 360 game free on Xbox One with no strings attached.
Passed on Crackdown on original Xbox when they forced ads into the game, which meant when you played the game here in Holland, you'd jump through the city and see billboards of a local rendition of Mama Mia (or whatever) playing in the theatres, which is the kind of advertising crap that will pull you completely out of the experience... Such an awful way to completely sabotage your own game. I know i wasn't the only one skipping it for that reason.
I had no idea ads were in there and I collected every single orb when I played. I searched the web and the first forum thread I found was someone thinking they were cool lol, from 11 years ago. So yeah... I still can't remember. They definitely weren't obtrusive, "completely sabotage" is hyperbole.
Lol at Darthv72 (bottom) It may very well be a Xbox game going by the graphics of that game. Crackdown 3 looks like a 360 game.
Cool story bro... especially sine CD1 was on 360 not the original xbox. I kid, I kid.
I never saw those ads.. Maybe they were localized to Holland?
What? How does something like that bother you???
In Burnout Paradise they had Burger King billboards, and Visio billboards, and it was fine. I would rather companies do that, than fill a game full of micro-transactions. Not to mention, I actually liked looking at the BK billboards, because the Wopper looks so damn good. I was actually disappointed that they took them out for Burnout Paradise Remastered.
I think modern day ads in a modern day setting is fine/acceptable. It will not look out of place (unless those ads are localized, meaning you'd play GTA or Watch Dogs, and suddenly you'd see billboards with a local product in your local language). The problem in Crackdown was that you were jumping through this FUTURISTIC American city, and you'd see a DUTCH billboard advertising a modern-day Dutch Musical. That's like playing The Witcher and then seeing them drink cans of Coca Cola or something. Or playing Mass Effect and seeing an ad for tonight's broadcast of Jimmy Fallon.
Crazy taxi had KFC, maccas, interscope records and way more it's nothing new really
I remember playing FEAR, and seeing Dell XPX computers throughout all of the office spaces. Believe it or not, it made me interested in looking at XPS, and I eventually bought an XPS 9000. Some stuff is harmless, but I see what you are saying about the theme of a game and a Coca-Cola add or something.
I really don't think that was in the Australian version there's also a very high chance I could have been playing offline some of the time but still
Wow you're right I never knew this I'm glad this trend didn't stick. On a side note I wonder what is on the billboard if I play today https://gamefaqs.gamespot.c...
Your comment made me facepalm. LGBTQ fantasy characters makes me want to avoid games. But ads, you just sound ridiculous.
Great to see, in case you've never played this game its a treat just play this instead of playing Crackdown 3.
I know Crackdown 3 looks bad, but it can't possibly be so bad.
Even though its trash it is so different to the other big games like destiny, anthem, bo4, bf4, pugb, fortnite that it may still be worth giving a spin in coop with friend or family.
I have to play it myself before I can truly judge it but preliminary views are CD3 looks like a big upgrade over the previous two. If the fun factor is there like the first then I'm sure to enjoy it.
I'm thinking CD3 graphics are so bad, they released CD1 to get our eyes used to those old graphics, LOL.
I don’t think Crackdown 3 will be bad, I just wish it was better. Having said that first Crackdown was great. So I’m looking forward to CD3 (soon as I can) Fingers crossed.
Why play an old game instead of a new an improved sequel? But in this case, Xbox owners don’t have to choose. They can just play both.
What’s the point of this? This will be at the expense of Crackdown 3. Why bothering getting Crackdown 3 when Crackdown 1 is essentially the same game and experience. Dumb.
Imagine complaining about getting free shit.
My guess is that it's to counter some of the negative press we've seen in the previews, people can try it out themselves and see that the core gameplay works fine and is fun. I think that's the same reason why Insiders are getting early access to Wrecking Zone tomorrow. I haven't played CD3 yet, but I can tell from the videos that it offers a lot more than what CD1 does.
Maybe it's also to help people realize how much better the new one looks compared to the last gen one.
Bad decision xbox live player base is so low, now that this is free a few thousands of players will be reconsidering their purchase, they'll just play crackdown 1.
I have never read such absolute bollocks. The Xbox live player base is not "low". And crackdown 1 has been on xblg b4. I swear, do you guys even think b4 you attempt to troll? You do realise gamepass has been an unqualified success due in no small part to ms putting their exclusives as well as hit multiplatform games on the service? Just because you can't afford both consoles, it doesn't mean you have to trash any game released on the 1 you can't afford to own.i just finished playing the sublime god of war and Spiderman on my PS4 pro, but every multiplatform game gets played on my x1x, and every great Xbox exclusive does too. Save up, maybe you will be able partake in all gaming has to offer. Or maybe your parents will get you 1 if your good. Smh.😂
“Why bothering getting Crackdown 3 when Crackdown 1 is essentially the same game and experience. Dumb.” I doubt you even watch a bit of CD3’s trailer or gameplay.
Finally something to play
I wouldn't say that here. You know fanboys are sensitive 😁
Tell me about it, you can't criticise Sony at all on this site unless you want a million downvotes and loads of replies explaining how you're wrong and an idiot. You were thinking of the Sony fanboys right? :D
If you can`t find something to play you need a new hobby
I remember playing crackdown at a friends house before, it was nothing special, didn’t even bother buying it for my Xbox. Honestly idk why Microsoft is focusing on this game so much. I rather have them work on fable or lost odyssey or shit maybe bring back scalebound.
You know its cuz they're dumb.
I know it's not like it was that popular on past xboxes was it? Hasn't the series sold like 2m across 2 games or something? Edit: 2.95m just checked
They're focusing on it so much because 5 years in development is a helluva lot of cash to have it fail even though the game looks meh tbh.
Wow! Can ms be anymore desperate and insecure that crackdown 3 will fail?
Wow, you just did 4 handsprings, a roundoff, two backflips and an aerial all in your mind.
Complain about getting something for free? Why am I not surprised with people on this site.
Because your one of them.
I'd be more understanding if they gave it away free like a year ago to get the player base interested and new gamers on board before the release of cd3. Seems abit pointless with cd3 coming out in what 3weeks
@sprinterboy Again, its free. You are not forced to download it if you don’t want to.
That way people can go back and replay the first one and see how wrong they are by saying it looks just like CD3 visually.
The negativity is insane, like someone else said, they are giving this game away for Free, you don't have to pay for it, it's zero... I think if Microsoft cured cancer people be complaining they are only doing it for publicity.. This site is just so toxic.. I have Crackdown 3 downloaded ready to play, I have seen the videos and it looks like good fun to me..
Thats because there are a few individuals who do nothing but crap over anything positive when it comes to ms/xbox as they think that they are the coolest kids on the block but they're not
I see gamers from all consoles shitting on each other. Ps3 launch owners got targeted for months and years from the 360 crowd. What I find funny is we all like the same hobby, playing great games.
Don't let the negativity get to you. The most people can complain about is that the game doesn't have realistic graphics and the destruction isn't as detailed as a pre alpha tech demo... The game still looks like a ton of damn fun, and the destruction is still all there.
Tech demo?? You mean the pre alpha gameplay demo? Because it was labeled gameplay not tech demo, they didn't say that the vid was a tech demo they said it was the actual game, also used the same footage to promote the game as well, the destruction is not all there, not only the graphics, but also the physics, interactivity, and the play area itself all downgraded, the games going to be fun, well at least the single player, but to act like this game isn't the biggest downgrade this gen is a bit crazy tbh, everyone and their mother can see it.
Hating Microsoft is an industry in itself this generation. Makes me wonder if many of these Sony fanboys are real gamers or just paid PR people with the objective to troll every Xbox related article and product.
The point is tho why hate on everything Microsoft in every thread, even when they are doing good things for gamers like FREE games.. I only recently bought an Xbox One X despite me coming on this site for years, no one put me off buying one, I preferred to get an X.. Its nuts on here..
I got it for free on the 360 when they gave it away with the purchase of the Halo 3 beta.
They’ll be doing same with number 3 soon.
After the make crackdown 5 maybe. they would give away 2 with 4 so to give away 3 would have to be with 5.
This is definitely the best Crackdown.
3 hasn't even came out yet though...
It is the best Crackdown game that’s been released (so far) so it’s great for those who want a good introduction to the Franchise before Crackdown 3 releases.
Awesome, I love free. I’ll download it on my 360 as I don’t own a One
The first was fun, I liked it a lot. I skipped the second and I bought the game pass for a year when it was on sale for 50 bucks. I will give 3 a try.
Tbh i would have dropped crackdown 3 and brought out scalebound instead lets face it scalebound would have been a far better choice just my 2 cents
Good move now people can play the better version of the game since crackdown 3 won't be as good
Cue people complaining about getting a free game
this is nothing new. in fact, they gave away the 1st crackdown months ago. it can be pretty fun. they're probably doing it again because a lot of these kids probably never played crackdown 1...personally i would have thrown crackdown 2 in there as well, i know they said it was pretty bad but i never played it so i wouldn't mind getting it for free to compare them all. ...in the.meantime I'll be playing the crackdown 3 beta this weekend and judge for myself.
Just play this one then the graphics are just as good as the new one.
Nicked it back in December it was free back then too
I played Crackdown 1 for the first time last year. All I can say is it is a blast! I loved it. Everyone should download it on Xbox one.
played the wrecking zone tech test today and it was a blast too
Not that CD3 looks bad but they might have better luck if they give away CD3 and charge for the original!!!
Sadly it's not really free. You have to register a credit card to get the free download. it's not worth it as i prefer using gift cards and stay private.
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