- 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
CD-ActionFeb 7, 2015Rating 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]
Dec 2, 2014Epic. 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 carsEpic. 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 !… Expand
Dec 9, 2014A 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
Apr 7, 2015Nothing short of a stunning game. You can drive around the U.S. in a highly extensive, although I cannot give weather or not it's an accurateNothing short of a stunning game. You can drive around the U.S. in a highly extensive, although I cannot give weather or not it's an accurate presentation since I'm not American. The story mode has a great storyline, but nothing we haven't seen before, but it still leaves you wondering what's coming next. A shortfall is repetition, where the person who gives the mission tells you to simply do one of these 3 things:
2. "Collect" Crates (which you actually run into with your car)
3. Ram into another car to take it down
Another con is that, you start with a car, which you upgrade throughout the game, but most good cars are either outrageously expensive, or require to spend real money. If you get a weak car, you must keep levelling it up and upgrading it to different specs like dirt and street which cost MORE money. Till then, they cannot be used in missions since most of them require an upgraded spec., making it a bit more tedious. Also, once story mode is finished, all you can do is replay missions, do faction PVPs, drive around the U.S. and buy more cars, or quit since there isn't much else to do.
I have given it a nine since even with it's flaws it's an extremely compelling game… Expand
Dec 7, 2014First of all, as this seems to be the issue around these parts: has the Crew got some bugs? yeah! of course it does! Are these bugs gameFirst of all, as this seems to be the issue around these parts: has the Crew got some bugs? yeah! of course it does! Are these bugs game breaking in any way? no, they most definitely aren't!
I spent about 15 hours in game approx and I have had to crash my game once because of a mission load bug while I was in a crew.
The missions are a LOT of fun and the events (or skills, or whatever they're called) in the open world are very well implemented, for example one could mention the fact that they actually took the time to make each event work on both ways to make sure that you get the best experience possible. (of course not the jump ones as those ones are quite specific).
The story is a bit cliched but I wasn't expecting anything great.
Honestly the single player for this game is nearly flawless. It really is.
The problems start with the multiplayer aspect of the game with huge problems in terms of connection stability. I have been able to make friends and hook up with crews online though, the problems are mostly linked to the open world 7 player system. This system is fundamentally stupid and broken.
First of all I think 10 would have been a much more appropriate number (or maybe even 15?) as actually meeting someone else on the road is rare and only lasts half a second until you take the next turn.
You can invite people from your session into events but its rare for that system to actually work, it wont work if the person is already doing a mission (which makes sense) but it also wont work with people on the map for some obscure reason I cant really explain.
I didn't try any faction missions yet because they seem to be very long. I'm about level 25. So I already have my Dirt and Perf specs. Ill be honest, outside of real urban racing where I might prefer the P, the street spec is definitely way better than the two others. It may not go as fast, but it's the only one that's actually controllable. Dirt is so slippery it's scary and Perf just goes so fast, you cant make any 90 degree turn without slowing down to about 60km/h first. Whereas with my street spec I stay at >110 at all times even in tight turns.
So yeah, I don't think the game is perfect but it DEFINITELY deserves some praise for trying to do something a bit special. The world is quite beautiful and the game is well optimised, I have not had any FPS drops on ultra with my 870m (so desktop standards approx 660) and like I said in 15 hours, the game crashed once and it wasn't even on single player.
It's good fun but it still needs a few patches made to multiplayer elements.
I played this game with a mouse and keyboard, so I didn't really get the controller or wheel feel about it. Also, Im not a big fan of racing games so apart from the dirt cars being too slippery, I don't really know what to say about actual physics. The street racing spec feels right and it does give a sense of badassery to whiz past the cars on the high way by slaloming through them and then go for some drifts and pack up combos. Then again, there are some bugs on overtake counting, I am under the impression that only one car out of two that I overtake is counted. The game also stops overtaking when I am in the opposite lane.
Anyway, all in all, this game is addictive and fun. its maybe not made for pure racing players but more the casual gamer who wants to have a bit of fun without it being too competitive and serious :)
I gave it an 8 on metacritic but I think it deserves around 7.5, I could've rounded down to 7 but I think that the reviews here are a bit too harsh so I decided to round to 8 instead.
Proof of purchase -> my name on Uplay is AllexioRigins (because Allexio was already taken), my games should be public.… Expand
Dec 14, 2014I REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to give this game a higher score but after playing it... I just can't haha! Every mission in the game is nearlyI REALLY REALLY REALLY wanted to give this game a higher score but after playing it... I just can't haha! Every mission in the game is nearly impossible or hard as hell to get gold on. Call me whatever you want but every race or event infuriates me sooooo much in this game. I've played Midnight Club before and THAT gets annoying but this game... It just pisses me off.
Although the map is huge in this game it is so BORING! There is absolutely nothing to look at besides VERY flat hills and the obviously copied and pasted trees/foliage along the way. The maps need to look more natural and have a lot more trees and bushes.
The mechanics and physics in this game are pretty bad. Hitting cars or trees often times just bounces you off of them like a bumper car. Objects you collide with don't leave appropriate dents, marks, scratches, etc. I really regret purchasing this game and UNFORTUNATELY once it's registered you can't return it as far as I know.
AI is also bad. Vehicles don't turn smoothly, they jerk around corners. This is the 21st century. Ubisoft acts as if this is their first line of games released. I'm glad to know that they are doing everything right now to fix these games BUT they REALLY needed to push these projects back further.
In my opinion, I would wait to purchase this game until it is patched a little.… Expand
Dec 2, 2014Every player has the same role in the same story. Thirty minutes to drive across an entire nations. Five minutes for each city. Over an hourEvery player has the same role in the same story. Thirty minutes to drive across an entire nations. Five minutes for each city. Over an hour of tutorial. Rubber banding. This is basically the always online version of Need for Speed.
Probably the developers wanted to do something fun and unique. But in came the suits, and before you know it, all we get is more icon chasing, a scripted, linear narrative and almost no focus on the cars, racing or driving. Ubisoft has to make the same game over and over again, regardless of genre, and this time, its to their detriment.
Perhaps one day Ubi will release a game with real innovation. The Crew is not that game. 3/10 for wanting to be something special. Deducting seven points for linear story where it makes no sense, always online requirement for what is basically a need for speed game, bugged launch, poor handling and small "open" world.… Expand
Jan 23, 2015The 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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