Crackdown 2 looks sharper, the action is fiercer and the increased number of players pays dividends. Despite all this, OXM can't shake the feeling that it isn't the monumental sequel that the series deserved. The over-familiarity of Pacific City and the cropping of key features like the gangs and transforming vehicles will leave some Agency veterans feeling a little bit disappointed.
Despite this, it's still loads of fun for anybody who's not bothered about a deep campaign, and who still can't get enough of searching high and low for agility orbs. It's certainly an addictive experience, and one that offers the best sandbox co-op this side of Saints Row 2.