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  • Summary: Engage in a relentless ride to infiltrate and subvert the 510s, a gang that has come to power around Detroit's illegal street racing scene. Your mission? Build up your reputation in the secret racing scene and sabotage their activities city-by-city all across an open world United States.Engage in a relentless ride to infiltrate and subvert the 510s, a gang that has come to power around Detroit's illegal street racing scene. Your mission? Build up your reputation in the secret racing scene and sabotage their activities city-by-city all across an open world United States. Maneuver through the crackling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, drive through sunny Miami Beach, or trek through the grand plateaus of Monument Valley. Each location comes with its own set of surprises and driving challenges to master. On your journey you will encounter other people on the road - all potentially worthy companions to crew up with, or future rivals to compete against. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Dec 8, 2014
    85
    Taking the good and weighing it against the few negatives or things I would've changed or added, The Crew carves a name for itself amongst the ranks of long standing racing series with one quick motion.
  2. Dec 15, 2014
    82
    The size of the world is stunning and it's a good racing game, but the controls and the little bit disappointing multiplayer mode are the reasons it's not a great game.
  3. CD-Action
    Feb 7, 2015
    75
    Rating The Crew is problematic, because you can look at this game from two perspectives. In view of some simplifications and scripted moments it will not delight those in search of pure racing. Those who appreciate large open worlds however will be overjoyed. [01/2015, p.70]
  4. Dec 5, 2014
    70
    The Crew is a big sandbox with very good ideas, but it's a game wrapped up in issues. The driving is uncomfortable and the physics deceive your cars.
  5. Jan 14, 2015
    70
    The Crew is not without issues, but still offers a lot of fun: the pleasant driving model and huge world encourage exploration. It's during the free roaming that the game spreads its wings and offers real breadth.
  6. Dec 8, 2014
    70
    One of the most exciting racing game environments for years, unfortunately bound to a slew of dull races and superfluous story.
  7. Jan 5, 2015
    55
    It’s a fun distraction for the short term but unless this is the kind of meal you’d like to eat three times a day for the next twenty five years, you are going to find yourself not quite sated by what The Crew has to offer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 114
  2. Negative: 39 out of 114
  1. Dec 2, 2014
    10
    Epic. It's NFS Underground 2 on Steroids ! And MORE. Beautiful on PC.
    Solid effort from Ivory tower, a lot of time has gone into the cars
    Epic. It's NFS Underground 2 on Steroids ! And MORE. Beautiful on PC.
    Solid effort from Ivory tower, a lot of time has gone into the cars themselves. and adding or changing a part can really make all the difference in the world, the map is gigantic I mean really big, driving from city to city you can get the sense that every thing feels different depending where you are, Physics done right, Handling done Right, customization done Right, End Game Content done Right, Take My Money !
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  2. Dec 7, 2014
    10
    I'm getting this game, and it looks like an arcade style massive open world racer. I will probably enjoy this, and will play as much asI'm getting this game, and it looks like an arcade style massive open world racer. I will probably enjoy this, and will play as much as possible. There are many things to do, and will be updated, and will add new features cars and all of that Expand
  3. Dec 22, 2014
    9
    The scope of the game is really huge and the control is fun. I don't understand the low reviews... For real, I had a lot of fun with thisThe scope of the game is really huge and the control is fun. I don't understand the low reviews... For real, I had a lot of fun with this game! Why people care about the story this much? It's a racing game, come on people. :) Expand
  4. Jan 7, 2015
    6
    an above average racer game with a large ass empty feeling map and aged graphics with a lot of pop in from time to time. the story is boringan above average racer game with a large ass empty feeling map and aged graphics with a lot of pop in from time to time. the story is boring and at times youll feel like its not even there. the racing mechanics arent improved on in terms of if you were expecting something new and improved. the customization is a warm welcome and the cras look like years were spent into making them. the real meat the gameplay is whats ruined here with pay to win. the game is better optimized than the disaster released by ubisoft earlier *cough*unity*cough* . racing against your friends is fun unless the game crashes on you which has happened 4 times to me atleast. the dynamic weather has yet to be properly seen and please correct the map by adding the missing cities . Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2015
    5
    The Crew is a great concept. It's an immense, diverse environment with some great cars (though very few - with Nissan being the ONLY AsianThe Crew is a great concept. It's an immense, diverse environment with some great cars (though very few - with Nissan being the ONLY Asian manufacturer).

    The customisation is good, and honestly the best we have at the moment in a racing game.
    There's manual transmission which you don't find in modern NFS titles anymore.
    The gameplay is arcade, as you would expect, so no surprises there.

    Should you buy it? On sale, yes, I think it's definitely worth it.

    Why the low score?
    It's simple...Uplay.
    It's unstable, unreliable and will often just lose connectivity for no reason while at the same time Origin and Steam will still be running perfectly. It's also always online, which wouldn't be a problem if it weren't for Uplay.
    If this game used only Steam I'd have given it 8/10, because Steam actually works.
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  6. Jun 7, 2016
    3
    I can only describe this game as a "Desktop Mobile game", in the sense that, much like mobile games, you literally cant afford any of theI can only describe this game as a "Desktop Mobile game", in the sense that, much like mobile games, you literally cant afford any of the higher end cars unless you spend countless hours grinding races beyond the main story line. Maybe I expected too much of a single player aspect from this game, but many other arcade racer similar to The Crew usually let you progress by allowing you to buy a new car every time you advance in the story, but in this game you can do the whole in the starting car and are pretty much stuck doing so if you want the nicer cars that are offered at the end game. And again, like mobile games, instead of grinding, you can just pay for it with real money instead. The entire game feels like it is centered around that ideology of "grind or pay" and it feels incredibly scummy for a game that you have to pay for in the first place.

    Gameplay wise, majority of the racing is solo checkpoint to checkpoint racing, and it gets boring real quick because there's no competition. When there is competition, the AI is so atrocious that you will often see them crashing and swerving wildly across your screen. There's only a handful of actual races. Near the endgame they force you to play some stupid "destroy the boxes" mini game race which just feels stupid because it's not even racing. The default controls are pretty bad because I assume they were going for the half-baked semi realism thing, but the game is much funner if you put all the sensitivity, linearity, etc to max at which point the game becomes fun and arcadey which suits this game a lot more than whatever they were going for.

    The graphics are honestly quite mediocre even with all the setting at max. The story and script are clearly targeted towards edgy ten year olds because it's ridden with stereotypes and cliche one liners that one can't really take it seriously. But then again, I never really expected a good story from a racing game so kind of a moot point.

    Overall, this game leaves a sour taste in my mouth, and can't really recommend buying this unless it is on sale/ bundle for a REALLY low price and your looking to waste a couple of hours with mindless arcade racing.
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  7. Aug 29, 2017
    0
    Bad Experience and Bad Investment in both the game and Ubisoft. Experiencing never ending errors and crashes from the day of purchase andBad Experience and Bad Investment in both the game and Ubisoft. Experiencing never ending errors and crashes from the day of purchase and would never be able to even experience the game as the support team in Ubisoft does not help at all. It's exactly like burning your money away. Please do not buy this game and I will not trust their second release of The Crew 2. Broken game and broken support team. Expand

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