The tale of Crackdown is a short one. When the title launched it was known as the game that was packed-in with the Halo 3 beta – much like Zone of Enders was to the Metal Gear Solid 2 demo. For those that decided to play this extra pack-in title, they found a lengthy, fun, and addicting title that offered a lot of orb collecting, powering-up, and a ton of mindless fun. No longer serving as a pack-in title for a Halo beta, Crackdown 2 is being released on the Xbox 360 and it's offering an experience very similar to the first, but that's not really a bad thing. With plenty to collect, smash, and power-up, Crackdown 2 throws a lot of open-world freedom your way with lots of orb collecting, rooftop and street races, but has a mildly lengthy core mission to finish and several side-missions to finish before completing the game at 100%.