Crackdown 2 is the same as Crackdown 1. This is the statement that echos throughout other reviews. Thing is, they say it like it's a bad thing. It isn't, not one bit. Sure, as it's a sequel I think everyone expected a lot more fundamental changes, but being the same isn't all bad. Sure Pacific City is almost the same 10 years on, and sure the Agency still has to combat gangs, specifically Cell in Crackdown 2, but there's enough new things to add to all the old that made the first game such a hit that you won't care if Crackdown 2 isn't new or not, you'll just be too busy having fun.