ZeroTolerance Writes: The original Crackdown had the distinct advantage of being attached to the most popular beta in history: Halo 3. That meant that eventually just about everyone who owned an Xbox 360 would eventually toss it in to see how it was. Amazingly the game could have easily stood on its own two legs had the marketing been there. Now three years later and a brand new developer and we finally get a sequel to my 2007 game of the year. Crackdown 2 doesn't stray too far from the formula that made the original such a success, but that is also part of its downfall when you break it down.