Crackdown 3 Multiplayer Review - IGN

Crackdown 3's Wrecking Zone is a barebones and uninspired multiplayer mode that makes poor use of its impressive environmental destruction

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Razzer34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Wow. IGN does not like this game at all. One would think all the cloud destruction whatever would have brought something to the table. Apparently not.

UnSelf34d ago

LMFAO. Should i continue my tirade from the last IGN CD3 post i left on N4G? Nah.

Marioraider1834d ago

Multiplayer did worse than single player lmfao

UnSelf34d ago

Its really unbelievable lmao. I was looking forward to this game so much. Oh well. Question - does Xbox Live still work on the 360? Does anybody know. I want to play online with a friend but idk if the online works on it anymore

Concertoine34d ago

Yeah it still works. Actually played Crackdown 1 with my friend a few weeks ago, still some fun to be had.

starchild34d ago

Not to knock anybody who is looking forward to this but I never thought it looked good. I assumed it would score somewhere around a 7, but it's just not my cup of tea anyway. These IGN scores are even lower than I expected. If Microsoft isn't taking all the reception of their past few games seriously and making clear plans to do better in the future they're lost.

ABizzel134d ago

The 4s and 5s are a bit extreme. The game is functional, and playable through and through. The problem with the game is it looks like it should have been an HD remaster in 2013 - 2014 when the XBO first launched, and plays like a Xbox Original / early 360 game. The developer is stuck in 2006.

bouzebbal33d ago

This game really cracks me down everytime I hear about it 😂😂😂

UltraNova32d ago

I'm left observing into... obscurity

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neutralgamer199234d ago


what doesn't destruction have to do with game being good? Da Power of Cloud was just for PR

gamingunited34d ago

I feel like the destruction (or lack of) should be the main thing lowering the score.

The Wood34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Tell you what. . The words 'gamepass' and 'fun' will be rinsed and repeated by Xbox heads for a while. The pattern is clear

Razzer34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Having put several hours into the game, I would say the Crackdown 3 campaign is a good, not great game. I'd give it a 7. The idea. The point I think to take from all this is that local hardware beats cloud bullshit. The cloud nonsense needs a ton of work. Looking at you, Phil Spencer.

Jin_Sakai34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Another mediocre Xbox exclusive to add to the list. But that’s ok it’s on Gamepass. /s

“You can see everything Wrecking Zone has to offer in about 30 minutes, minus the time you’re going to spend matchmaking after every round. Unless a lot changes, Wrecking Zone just isn’t worth the time it takes.“

AmUnRa33d ago

You forget one thing, its on gamepass but but its fun to play.😉

NarutoFox34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

I don't like the game either. I mean it took them 5 years to make this $hit? Just play the first game which is better. They should have remastered the first game.

Profchaos34d ago

Destruction in single player has been completely absent i have spent a few hours trying to blow at least fragments off of a wall and absolutely nothing barely any bullet marks and not even a scratch after grenades extremely disappointing

notachance34d ago

I thought people would've realized by now that "cloud power" is just PR catchphrase meant to counter base XB1's lack of power compared to base PS4, see how many future title boasting about it now that they have XB1X? exactly.

just like "we won't show games early ever again" is just PR bullshit to cover their lack of games in development, now that they bought lots of studios expect the hypocrites to celebrate all those new announcements with indefinite release date next E3.

russo12133d ago


I don't think MS will have an easy pass next generation, i really don't. Unfortunately their game creative departments don't follow their PR counterparts.

Orionsangel33d ago

It's not just IGN. A lot of critics aren't liking this game. It just doesn't bring anything new to the table. It feels outdated from the get go.

Muzikguy33d ago

Wow and people were making it sound as if the bad SP review was bad but it would be ok since it's not the MP. Apparently multiplayer is just as bad according to IGN. Known to slant towards MS too. Well I'm glad that cat is finally out.of the bag. I was saying all along that this game wouldn't live up to the hype and the cloud talk was a PR stunt

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Strange_Evil34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

So a 4.5 average overall? You know a game is bad when you have to look again at the out of value to check whether it is from a 5 or 10

PowerOfTheCloud34d ago

The funny thing is. People still defend this turd now. But wait until they halluzinate downgraded eyebrows in the next sony exclusive, they will do their utmost to spread the message that the game isn't worth it, lol

ShadowWolf71233d ago

They already are with Days Gone.

Muzikguy33d ago

Sony exclusives have been shining like no other this gen and still get slammed by Xbox crowd. They waited for this game and others like the savior and each one passes with a whimper. Now all will be free on game Pass. Not saying much doesn't future development of AAA games. That's what they want though I guess. More subscriptions 🤷🏼‍♂️

aconnellan33d ago

I don’t see anyone defending it, not even on the XboxOne subreddit. People really don’t like this game

Markusb3333d ago

Yes yes they do and when greenberg has to promote a review from a corp slave youtuber like colt Eastwood there is a major problem.
Kid smooth also can't see any flaws or problems with this game. Mental health issues are real.

oasdada33d ago

There are a lottt of comments on ign websitw like "Ign is biased, im olayinf the game and its a lot if fun if ur fan of the 1st one " hoooly cow god forbids if MS ever made a decent game then these morons would demand an 11 or 12/10. Stupid Opinion is one thing but dayum.dude the blind defending of this trash is beyond me..

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yarbie100034d ago

Ubisoft: We hold the record for the biggest downgrade ever
Microsoft: Hold my beer

himdeel33d ago

Thanks for posting this.

The_Sage33d ago

"20 TIMES THE POWER OF XBOX ONE." The woman in the beginning of the video actually says that.

Muzikguy33d ago

LOL! Reminds me a lot of our politics right now. How quick people are to forget. It's almost like a that finger pointing at Sony was forgotten with Killzone. I never knew this interview existed because I wasn't interested in the game but how could anyone back this afternoon such a downgrade. This is the worst I've ever seen. In any game. Even Watch Dogs and that's my disappointment of the generation.

SolidGear333d ago

Tell me about it.. I still can't believe after all the years of development that this was the best we got.. I thought it would at least be mediocre but not terrible

Cmv3834d ago

Even ign can't cover for the mess that is this game. But many will blow it off because of game pass.... and that's the issue with game pass.

stevej33634d ago

Explain how it's an issue with game pass?

Imalwaysright34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

You won't get a reply. This game was announced in 2014 and had a 2016 initial release date. It was delayed for 3 years and went through "development hell". This game's quality has nothing to do with gamepass and everything to do with its developers. I would argue that the only reason why MS didn't cancel this game was because it was intent on showing the "power of the cloud" but obviously it's just a supposition.

AspiringProGenji34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

Because Ms can afford the loss as long as people believe “it’s cheap, so It’s okay!”

Profchaos34d ago

This was in development way before gamepass was an idea I don't think they spent all that money on a proof of concept like this for it to fail as spectacularly as it has

RauLeCreuset34d ago

It (perhaps) started development before Game Pass was an idea, but it finished development and released on Game Pass. People need to really look at this. You can get two months of Game Pass for $2. How many times has Game Pass been on sale since launch and around the time of a major exclusive release?

This is the same company that explained their lack of single player exclusives by saying "the business opportunity has to be there" for story driven games. They want their money, people. How is Game Pass going to get them their money? I can't see them consistently delivering a lineup on par with the competition through a $10 (less on sale) monthly subscription program unless they move closer to the type of monetization we see in free to play games or reduce their investment to increase their return on investment.

You'll get your Forza shields — those exceptions to the rule that the staunchest defenders can hide behind to defend the service, buoyed by some quality sub AAA exclusives. You may even get a strong lineup to lure customers in at the beginning of next gen. But, without a considerable price increase, will it consistently deliver a lineup to rival the competition, and who seriously expects it to?

Cmv3833d ago

Why wouldn't Steve get a reply???

Game pass allows quality to take a back seat to price. It doesn't have to be that way....but that's what's occurring. This game existed before game pass true, but I've already seen many people say wellit's cheap, I'll give it a try on game pass., on the surface... fine, but dig deeper.... this has been the same comment for all of Ms exclusives. Non quality games being tried because its cheap.... sounds like the mobile scene to me.

bluefox75533d ago

It seems like it's being used by many to excuse trash games.

DVAcme33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

It basically gives Microsoft no motivation to create top-notch games cause they can just throw them to Game Pass and recoup sales that way. Sony and Nintendo put much more effort into their exclusives cause they have to make a profit on their own merits, while Microsoft just throws a mediocre game to Game Pass to "add value" to the service and minimize risk, but also minimize effort. It basically makes Game Pass a dumping ground for mediocre games to make money while Microsoft has no motivation to risk it on bigger projects.

And before you say that this is smart business strategy, last time I checked, I'm not an investor, I'm a GAMER, and I want games that are GOOD, not games that are profitable or low risk. The only reason I'd be interested in a game's sales is if it's a game I like and I want it to be successful so it can get a sequel.

Muzikguy33d ago


Yes. I also think though it would take just be about an increase in price


It does sound exactly like that and it's strange that people are accepting of such behavior. Mobile games are not just cheap, most are free. So MS has some how got people to pay a subscription for what would be free games. Genius on their part.

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gamingunited34d ago

Let Microsoft crap out their games onto gamepass. It only serves to illuminate why Sony and Nintendo games are worth full price.

starchild34d ago (Edited 34d ago )

No doubt Sony and Nintendo are doing way better with their exclusives, but that doesn't have anything to do with Game Pass. It seems like a good deal even with some of the mediocre exclusives they've put out lately. There's plenty of other good stuff on there. If Microsoft would make good exclusives it would only help Game Pass. It's not an either/or kind of thing as far as I can tell.

Ricegum33d ago


It's sad that people like you are defending this.

ThinkThink33d ago

Exactly! Let microsoft do their thing. You still have sony and Nintendo. It's all good.

Muzikguy33d ago (Edited 33d ago )

It certainly is the issue with Game Pass. Hopefully people will come to realize this but I fear they won't. No big deal when there are other platforms out there. Just think about those people though saying crap on Nintendo kids games or indies and how that's what most games will be on game pass. They're not happy with them but charge a sub and don't give them a choice now they're happy about it 🤷🏼‍♂️

I've been against Game Pass for this reason mostly. Quality will suffer

chiefJohn11733d ago (Edited 33d ago )

Do you pull stuff out your rear you do you find it somewhere? Lol you're blaming Gamepass for CD3s quality? 😆 Newsflash CD3 was in development long before Gamepass and was supposed to release before Gamepass was a thing. Forza h4 says hello

Muzikguy33d ago (Edited 33d ago )


You'll see, but I'm not blaming game pass for the quality of crackdown 3. Don't construe what I said. They just happen to be connected by coincidence since MS put it on game pass

chiefJohn11730d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Halo 5, Hitman, Shadow of Mordor, Gears 4, Hellblade, sunset OD, Metro Redux, I could go on these aren't AA indie. These are top of line AAA titles. I was just countering your argument with the games you were complaining about. So renting games is throwing away money? Is going to the movies throwing money away since you don't own it? Most people play game and done with it after beating them. What's the difference between paying $60 then trading it away for $25 vs paying $1 for a month and beating it? Stop being in denial.

I wanna play CD3 but I don't wanna pay $60 what do you recommend? GAMEPASS OR REDBOX THAT ISH lol Ms can do what they want if I beat the game then MONTHS LATER!! They remove it why would I care?

Mortal Kombat X is on Gamepass I also happen to own it. I haven't played it in nearly a let's say it was on GP day 1 for 6 months and they removed it why would I gaf? I already beat it and moved on and no longer playing it. Stop being slow minded. Hell by the time they remove it and you get the urge to play the game again it'll be $10 at the store. Just saved you $49 you have no argument

Do your research cause you're severely misinformed

Muzikguy29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

You seem to be the one that misinformed. But like I said you will see. If you were a company making games would you rather sell millions at full price or go on GP for a flat rate? Imagine having a pool of hundreds vying for GP and having to split up a pool of money from subscribers. The wallets of potential customers is much larger than the pool of fees from GP subscribers. How I see it GP is only good for smaller devs and games. The bigger studios and games would demand more money or get shafted somehow. You saying you want to play something without buying it will be a common feeling among players and then the companies making the games will get less money so they'll make poorer games because GP won't be as lucrative. It's not denial.

Muzikguy29d ago

Think of Netflix. Started as a subscription service for movies and was great but over time those companies left to make more money and Netflix in turn created their own stuff. Sure some may like it, but that's not what the service was for initially. Now people need multiple subscriptions to access the same content. I can see this happening with games

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chiefJohn11733d ago (Edited 33d ago )

You make no sense, CD was in development long before Gamepass and what other games were cheap made? Sod2? Duh it's an indie game the first one was AA too. SOT? It was lacking Content but now a solid game. Forza h4? Do I really need to say anything?

I fail to see the issue, Gamepass is a blessing. How is it an issue that people didn't have to spend $60 to play a game apparently many didn't like? That's a good thing not a bad thing. You sound jealous tbh.

Muzikguy31d ago (Edited 31d ago )

You'll see. You named off 4 games half being "indie". How much did you doesn't on GP? Whatever it is then you got your one full game out of it and a bunch of AA and indies. And SoT. Plus you don't own them. You're throwing your money away IMO but that's ok. Just won't catch me doing it. You're at their mercy. I buy games I want and keep them forever. MS can take them off the service and you won't get it back. I guess people like being told what they can do again. I thought we were passed that. Let's say you're ok with it though and that's fine, but acting like those that see through it are crazy is nuts

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PlatinumGX34d ago

No one expected otherwise, everyone knew this game would be utter trash.

neutralgamer199234d ago

no one let's not open that can of worms

gamingunited34d ago

Well... there were plenty of people who actually believed this game was going to be a revolution. But yea most people knew what Microsoft was trying to pull.

nowitzki200433d ago

Its MS! Theres bigger chance it will be crap than that it will be great