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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
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. 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: 45 out of 84
  2. Negative: 26 out of 84
  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 9, 2014
    10
    A mind blowing game. The likes to which i have never come across my entire life. The map is huge, probably the biggest so far in gamingA mind blowing game. The likes to which i have never come across my entire life. The map is huge, probably the biggest so far in gaming history. The game is so immersive that one does not feel like quitting. To be honest one can never get enough of the game. The detailing is spot on. The multi player is super fun. Every aspect of the game is stellar and awesome. A once in a lifetime experience and a must play for racing buffs, don't miss it for the world. Expand
  3. Dec 4, 2014
    9
    I don't really understand where all the hate is coming from.
    There is so much fun in this game with a steering wheel, I don't know any
    I don't really understand where all the hate is coming from.
    There is so much fun in this game with a steering wheel, I don't know any alternative to this genre right now.
    Sure the online feature is not really good right now. But the size of the map and the fun with driving around is making up for it. I hope they fix the "mmo" part and allow more players on the world map. Until then I'm sure I will be pretty occupied with the racing missions. Didn't had such a big scale feeling for a while in a game. And to bottom it up, it's just fun to drive on realistic setting!
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  4. Dec 14, 2014
    8
    In my opinion, the game is very good. Ivory Tower made an excellent work. I remember my times in NFSU 1 and 2. The game rescue many good partsIn my opinion, the game is very good. Ivory Tower made an excellent work. I remember my times in NFSU 1 and 2. The game rescue many good parts of other games and included in one game.

    But, The Crew is not better that Forza Horizon 2.

    My grade is 8 by gameplay, innovation e quality. In my PC (FX 8320 and Radeon 280x) the game run in 3 monitors at 5760x1080 in High Quality and FXAA.
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  5. Dec 16, 2014
    5
    this game is pretty boring no one played this gitchy buggy mess of a game this game just proves how pathtic ubisoft is they don't make anythis game is pretty boring no one played this gitchy buggy mess of a game this game just proves how pathtic ubisoft is they don't make any good games of this year Expand
  6. Dec 12, 2014
    4
    *Sigh* The Crew.

    I've played about 10 hours of the game and thank Carl Sagan I got it on the Nvidia deal this holiday season or I'd be
    *Sigh* The Crew.

    I've played about 10 hours of the game and thank Carl Sagan I got it on the Nvidia deal this holiday season or I'd be asking for my money back.

    I've broken my review into a few sections:

    - Technical (Covering graphics, performance, and interface)
    - Social (How the online integration works, feels, and how interactions with other players work)
    - Feel (How the cars drive, what upgrades feel like, etc)

    Technical:
    The game is commonly full of lag and with an MMO-Racing game this is simply unacceptable. 'co-op' drivers rubberband all over the place, I commonly lose connection to the game servers and get stuck on random objects and invisible walls in the environment.
    From a graphic performance standpoint, there is no reason why this game should be capped at either 30 or 60fps when my GTX 670 with AA off can EASILY lock 60fps with no trouble. What about people with 120hz monitors? It doesn't look anywhere near as good as NFS: Rivals even maxed out which is almost 2 years old if I'm not mistaken.
    In terms of interface, the game is nothing to write home about. All pertinent information is displayed where it needs to be, and the wiki feature is welcome. The map is...difficult to navigate smoothly, and the fast travel feature once unlocked kind of defeats the purpose of free-drive, as earning points that you don't buy with your credit card comes VERY slowly. The lone chat box that is your connection to other people appears in the bottom middle of the screen, obscured by pretty much every other interface element....and nobody talks. Nobody.

    Social
    Unless you have a lot of friends who play the game, prepare to feel absolutely alone. You NEED friends to play this with, because making them online is very unlikely.
    Dropping into 'co-op' races puts you against other people - and doing this in story missions is next to useless, because most of the time as a new player, you can't come in first (since you're fighting the broken, rubberbanding players and AI when racing online), and because you can't come in first, the story doesn't advance.
    In PvP modes, the player with the highest level car wins. No matter what. Unless of course they crash due to rubberbanding, or just randomly disconnect.
    The 'social' environment of this game is hugely disappointing, mainly because there IS no social environment to the game. It's just bland, empty and relies on you to have a 'crew' to run with before the game is purchased.

    - Feel
    This is where the biggest disappointment for me came through.
    Every car no matter what you drive feels like a floaty 30-ton dump truck being driven on the moon. If you make a slight course correction, you WILL fishtail in a matter of seconds, spin out and immediately lose control no matter your skill. It's not simulation grade driving. It's not arcade driving. It's just plain bad.
    The different 'specs' of cars you can get are seemingly random and have no different feel to them at all. I noticed zero difference when driving street spec to dirt spec to raid spec. They all felt the same - wobbly, uncontrollable, floaty and just...yuck.

    Conclusion
    In conclusion, I'll say that one day, The Crew MIGHT become a decent game. There's a hint of awesomeness behind all the bad design choices and being billed as an MMO, maybe Ubishaft will push out some content patches to tighten things up, and make the cars handle like they're being driven on earth instead of the Moon.

    I'm giving The Crew a 4/10. There is simply too much that feels unfinished, unpolished, buggy and a mess.
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  7. Jan 23, 2015
    0
    The game is broken, there's no other way to put it. Devs aren't answering on the forums and no fixes are in effect. I couldn't've done thisThe game is broken, there's no other way to put it. Devs aren't answering on the forums and no fixes are in effect. I couldn't've done this more poorly if I was drunk and/or high. Expand

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