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Review: Crackdown 2 - Examiner

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%.

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Queasy3081d ago

Might be good to pick up at $40 or less.

VegaShinra3081d ago

Crackdown 2 is fallin threw the cracks

georgeenoob3080d ago

Say what you want, but PS3's having an even worse year so far. So far the PS3 has had NO AAA exclusives. Yep, not even one. Mag, flop. WNC 2 (no one probably even remembers that game), flop. MN racers, flop.

Sony Fiend3081d ago (Edited 3081d ago )

At the very least the few exclusives MS has should be mindblowing but they're not.

N4PS3Fanboys3081d ago

8 months of development time is not enough to make a mindblowing game. Not even for the almighty Sony first parties.

Sony Fiend3081d ago

If you can make Uncharted 2 in 18 months you can make a slightly better Crackdown in 8, cut the bull.

swiftshot933081d ago (Edited 3081d ago )

Does that include pre-production and planning? If so then damn, dont blame the developers guys. Why the hell would MS do that to a property they own? Dont they see the potential?

bjornbear3081d ago

if it annoys you to the point that you put it in your own name, then leave, don't comment here, or just ignore it.

it almost seems as if you get off to the fact that n4g is full of PS3 fanboys and you enjoy the pointless quarreling.

that makes you JUST as bad as any stupid PS3 fanboy like Sony Fiend.

HolyOrangeCows3081d ago

For a game that reuses the entire world (and just adds uglier textures and changes a few buildings), they should be able to make some better gameplay changes and make a longer game with more variety in missions.

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ElementX3081d ago

So White Knight Chronicles scores lower and the fanboys say they'll buy it anyway because they want to form their own opinions, but a 360 exclusive game scores average and everybody says it's a fail? Talk about double standards!

thehitman3081d ago

is a RPG which is a niche market people have different tastes and play different things crackdown is just bad there is a difference.

Raf1k13081d ago

Sorry but 7.5 isn't bad at all.
If I had a 360 I may not buy it day one but I'd definitely buy it used. If the multiplayer is fun then I'd probably buy it earlier to play with friends.

edhe3081d ago

The only way crackdown can be bad is if you don't know how to have fun or don't have any friends.

Jinxstar3081d ago

White Knight Chronicles was a broken POS game. Crackdown 2 is the same. I see no double standards. Some people however are seriously aching for a good JRPG and there have been VERY few so the table scraps look good to them. However open world action games are a plenty...

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