"Crackdown 3 is a disaster both in presentation and gameplay and fails to move the franchise forward. The game is utterly unsatisfying and lifeless and isn't worth anyone's time"
Microsoft at this point should just fire the whole Xbox structure & replace it.
Yeah, just start over because of crackdown. C'mon
Crackdown, sea of thieves, and state of decay. Their reputation for quality is nose diving right now. The only consistently good games have been forza in the last couple of years.
It's just been beaten to death already. They've invested in studios and it'll take some time to see if they're successful. I mean, MS doesn't even own Sumo Digital, right, so "firing the Xbox structure" for a partner's failure seems a bit over the top to me.
This is their 3rd crack at console gaming and new studios will save them? For a brand to have such a strong parent company, they bloody stink at xbox. Having new studios, while good - is not the saving grace. They need to make good games. They don't fall out of trees. How many more chances do they get?
Or at the very least they should get some new developers to make more and better games... if only they'd think of that.
it is not 2,2 game but of course neither and 8 or 9.
Indeed it is worth about 6 or 7 out of 10 imo for the SP.
Yeah I'd give it about a 7 tops. I have a trial for gamepass so I gave this a go and it's actually fun. It's very similar to the playstyle to the first one. I am enjoying the single player, it's def not even close to a 2.
I'd give it a 3.5
Yeah a low score like this should be reserved for games that are so broken they're near unplayable.
Definitely NOT a 2, a 6 or 7 tops. I think a 4 or 5 is understandable as it is a massive failure (although 4 does seem slightly harsh...) but this is just overkill haha I think they’re trying to make a point with this “review”
This reviews reads as if all they played was Wreaking Zone, which yeah, is horrible. The campaign is great though!
Giving this game a 2/10 is just as bad as if someone gave it a 10/10
how many times does the article have to say crackdown 3. crack down 3. crackdown three. omg I have up
2.2/10 ?! Ouch
At least people can play on game pass and not have to purchase this garbage
It seems to me as though Microsoft is taking the "Netflix of gaming" thing to its fullest. Meaning, there's all sorts of great stuff and also garbage on services like Netflix and Hulu. Mostly garbage. A lot of this trash somehow finds an audience because the entry level is so cheap at only $10 per month. Microsoft, like Netflix, realizes they need original content exclusive to the platform. But it doesn't have to be superb. Just consumable. Microsoft wants to be Netflix/ Hulu. Sony is HBO, with a commitment to the highest quality possible. Nintendo is the family friendly network programming that can be accessible to everyone. It's interesting to compare the big 3 to their counterparts in other industries.
"At least" That's the Xbox quality signature right there and that's why gamepass was created so "At least" people don't complain about it too much.
Damn, the scores are getting even lower now.
Naw, its just this one score. Scoring 2/10 usually means its broken or unplayable to some degree. Which I've never heard of the game being unplayable at all.
What about all the other bad reviews? Just write them off also? You guys just can’t accept the game is awful like the majority of Xbox exclusives.
Jin point me out other 2/10 scores Im talkin 2/10 unplayable and broken which I haven't seen from this game yet. Don't come at me with that ignorant bs you know better than that.
22? That's like saying it's an utterly broken game or something...
The full scale is used on this site. A fully playable game can still score a 0 if it's bad. The score on this site depends on the quality of the game not if it's broken or not
And that's fine, but I'm not sure I can agree with a 22 for the title. That is insanely low even if the game isn't anything new or special. "The characters models are horrific, Terry Crews character model is saddening and the enviroments are appaling. Crackdown 3 is just a mess visually overall" Ignoring the multiple spelling mistakes, the game is hardly ugly... even if you don't like the cel shaded art style the game is still crisp and pops visually even if it is on the basic side. And 2 of the 3 images you used aren't even from the final product, and you don't have any actual pictures of your playthrough.
Your review didn't justify the score at all. You've got four paragraphs. The first one is just talking about how long the game was in development. The rest is just unsubstantiated fluff. You put little to no effort into that review so don't pretend you did and stop with this "I used the full scale" nonsense. No, you spent about 15 minutes writing that crap and didn't bother to use spellcheck. "enviroments are appaling". Seriously? You disqualified yourself from judging other works when you suck so bad at what you do.
@Dadrunken you are right. He’s using screenshots from the 2017 E3 build which looks nothing like the final game, he just repeats the same thing over and over again. It did work, it got you and me to click on that website, so mission accomplished. You got my one and only click you’ll get from me lol. if it was at least we’ll written with valid points and examples of what the problems he was having with it to actually argue his points of contention then i could at least entertain his opinion, but it’s nothing but a lifeless bash piece I Give the Review a 0 outa 10 Readability 1 spelling and grammar mistakes abound as well as problems with basic sentence structures Accuracy-2 didn’t really even use current screenshots for his claims Clickbait level - 10 I’m not one to shit on reviewers typically but this was nothing more than clickbait
If the game ain't broken then it can't be scored 2/10 , and that goes for any game. Low scores with no justification show an agenda , and gamers shouldn't put up with that no matter how they support.
@ DaDrunken, the game looks last gen. It's hideous. Animations are last gen. The combat is last gen. Game is just plain terrible
To be fair if they do use the whole scale then it’s different. The issue is the industry standard of review scores. That is that anything below an 8 is a shot to the nuts and a statement to avoid the game. To be fair I will rarely play any games that score below 8 as it’s true, these are expensive products. I will not pay £50 if I know a game is average
I play plenty of games that have received average scores in the 6 or 7 range. Those games usually receive scores that are somewhat polarized. I use my own judgement and if I happen to agree with the higher scores then I really couldn't care less if there were people that gave it lower scores.
This game can't be THAT bad to get a 2 out of 10.
This reviewer has given 0% for fun factor. lol. It is is kinda odd that some xbox guys still think this game is fun. Ryse was also scored 60 but even though it was sub HD the gfx and details were pretty good. I think crackdown3 is probably the worst Microsoft released game this gen so far.
"I think crackdown3 is probably the worst Microsoft released game this gen so far." That is atleast some kind of achievement i guess.
Woah, that's the worst score for a big budget title that I've seen for a while. Ouch!
lol.....this is obvious click bait. I've put several hours into the game. It isn't even close to being that bad. I still give it a 7 personally. I can see a 5 being typical on the low end. The outliers being 4s. But below that is just fishing for clicks. Not taking the bait.
Yes I agree. 2 is just asking for a clickbait. Nothing more.
The article is poorly written and is bashing it relentlessly. Essentially just saying visuals suck, gameplay sucks, music sucks.... 22/100
Agreed. I would give the game a 7 as well. It’s not without its lumps, and could have been better with more polish, but a 2 it isn’t.
So I went ahead and read the review after saying I wasn't going to give it the clicks. I had to see if it actually justified the score. It did not. This "review" would have received a failing grade from a high school English teacher. Typically, I am fine with a review score as long as it backs itself up. And when you have a review like this one that is SO FAR away from the metacritic score then that review has to really have everything in order. It needs to be thorough, detailed, and expansive. This is barely four paragraphs of fluff. But this site is just a half-ass pretentious blog where this Jordan Michael person pushes out a story about once a week. Amateur hour is here. n4g could use higher standards for what is allowed to be submitted.
I give it a 5 because it was in development for 5 years for this crap
Think thats a bit harsh, a 2/10 would be a technical mess which it isnt. Its more like a 6 tbh.
Lord have mercy on this cracked soul...
with so many 3/10 reviews, it was only a matter of time that it got a 2/10
Hard to take this seriously. Music gets a 0/10? At the very least, the soundtrack is serviceable. Especially for the races.
Someone get Spencer out now. Look how xbox was with matrick lots and lots of games
Clickbait. I wont stand for it. If they review a game they have a duty to their reader to be at least objectively sane.
I've gave crackdown 3 its fair share of lumps, deservedly so, it ain't no 2 out of 10 though.
Hopefully this will barr them from review aggregation sites
Desperate wordpress blog looking for hits
22... not 21 or 23??
Yeah. That seems low. The game isn't broken, just not "good" by modern standards.
Clickbait review. Not worth the hit to open it
Anything below 5 is broken in various ways. I booted it up, and although boring pretty fast, it wasnt broken.
In my opinion, a few small paragraphs don't pass as a review. He barely said anything about the game and still managed to give it a 22/100. Did he even play it for more than 10 minutes? Crackdown 3 is not a great game, but it's definitely in the 4.5-6.5 range rather than 2.
This is the worst review ever. Is the game amazing? No, but is it a 22/100? Hell no!
While I doubt this game is that bad, it's there to counter undeserving 90 scores I guess.
The law of averages strikes again?
What up with the orb noises like you're playing a Temple Run mobile game. I can't listen to that all damn game...
Thats a dumb thing to complain about... Lol didnt you play the other games?
This game is complete garbage and is indefensible. Microsoft and Phil should be ashamed of themselves.
I hope the constant bad reviews make microsoft take pride in their exclusives.
Just like games like The Order, DriveClub, Sea of Thieves, Mass Effect Andromeda, etc. this game is getting beaten for reasons not related to the game but more about perceptions of what reviewers have and the fact that it had a long development cycle to make a game with cloud destruction which was overly ambitious. When you rate the game without know its development cycle or what company made it, you would probably rate it 7-8 out of 10. It is a disappointment that reviewers can't be objective.
Clickbait for PS fanboys to bash MS, the game is not a 2/10.....that is just ridiculous
I agree. Honestly, it's about a 5 or 5.5