Crackdown 2 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: The sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city. Crackdown 2 takes multiplayer gaming to new levels for the ultimate co-op andThe sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city. Crackdown 2 takes multiplayer gaming to new levels for the ultimate co-op and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy, and play your way as you restore justice and peace to Pacific City—by any means necessary. [Microsoft] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 91
  2. Negative: 7 out of 91
  1. Call it Crackdown 2, Crackdown 1.5, or if you're really snide, a Crackdown expansion pack, but no matter how you slice it, Crackdown 2 is a fun game that's exceptionally playable and enjoyable even if it's not as original as it could be had the game received more development time.
  2. Fans that loved the original and cherish the idea of being able to relive the experiences with more friends will find everything they could have hoped for, but for those excited for the next step in the series will find that Crackdown 2 hasn't moved very far at all.
  3. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    80
    Undisputedly dazzling - but there's an overly familiar vibe. Deserved to be better than this. [Sept 2010, p.94]
  4. The biggest issue with Crackdown 2 is that it feels more like Crackdown 1½ than anything else. More new stuff and more variation would've been needed for higher grades. But in the end, it's still good fun to become a super agent and save the world with up to three friends online.
  5. Perhaps the best summary for Crackdown 2 is to say that it's essentially Crackdown with zombies and co-op. Initially, that sounds like the greatest game ever, but the real picture isn't quite so rosy. A newly designed city and seamless co-op aren't enough to overcome the game's ho-hum missions or general lack of content.
  6. For every positive aspect found in Crackdown 2, there's a handful of negative ones. The game is frustratingly bland, lacking in innovation and it really feels like less of a game than the title it's meant to follow on from.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    40
    Crackdown doesn't look great, brings no fresh ideas and overall feels like an unnecessary product. Watching a TV fortune-teller is a better waste of time then Crackdown 2. [Aug 2010]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 72
  2. Negative: 18 out of 72
  1. RyanM
    Jul 6, 2010
    10
    very refreshing gameplay experience, it may not look amazing but it's a cut above the rest in every other aspect. I'm loving very refreshing gameplay experience, it may not look amazing but it's a cut above the rest in every other aspect. I'm loving playing co-op with friends. Well done Ruffian Games. Expand
  2. GregJ
    Jul 12, 2010
    9
    I loved the first and Crackdown 2 improves on everything the original had to offer. Killer new speciel moves, bigger explosions, harder to I loved the first and Crackdown 2 improves on everything the original had to offer. Killer new speciel moves, bigger explosions, harder to find orbs, bigger weapons, better co-op, 16 player online, plus it's crazy addictive. Go buy it! Expand
  3. Nov 14, 2014
    8
    An enjoyable follow up to Crackdown. The story wasn't as fun as the first but the addition of co-op definitely makes this a fun romp. If youAn enjoyable follow up to Crackdown. The story wasn't as fun as the first but the addition of co-op definitely makes this a fun romp. If you get this, make sure you try out the first too.
    If you think it gets too easy, just wait until the uber mutants show up and fling you around like a rag doll.

    Bring on Crackdown 3!!!
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  4. May 29, 2013
    7
    Crackdown 2, despite its flaws, was a worthy successor for Crackdown and adds many more hours of destruction. The downside is it's almost aCrackdown 2, despite its flaws, was a worthy successor for Crackdown and adds many more hours of destruction. The downside is it's almost a near identical copy and paste game from Crackdown. Same city and same powers. While in that aspect it was disappointing, it was still really fun to be in a different setting. I enjoyed fighting the giant gang known as Cell and bringing on them death and destruction. The zombies added in made it even more entertaining killing things as they are mostly cannon fodder. There are new racing challenges and orbs to find, but overall this is near identical to Crackdown 1. If you're a huge fan of the series, then you'll still enjoy it, but it's disappointing to see Crackdown 2 suffer despite being an awesome game. Expand
  5. Sep 4, 2010
    6
    Crackdown 2 was entertaining for the first few hours hours until you realize this is it.... and the credits roll. The game is short, theCrackdown 2 was entertaining for the first few hours hours until you realize this is it.... and the credits roll. The game is short, the content is weak, the orb chasing is tedious and even on (Sadistic) it is far too easy. I rate it a 6 only because I enjoy mindless games from time to time otherwise I'd say its a 4 or so. I'm not saying it isn't fun for a little while but you will soon get bored then furious when you realize you've wasted another $59.99. Expand
  6. ChrisS
    Jul 12, 2010
    4
    If you liked the original then you will like this one since its not very different. They improved a few things but failed in some areas too. If you liked the original then you will like this one since its not very different. They improved a few things but failed in some areas too. I would recommend waiting till it drops to the $30 price range since it will be dropping soon...believe me. Expand
  7. MattS.
    Jul 6, 2010
    0
    How can someone give this game more than a 5? The first game is by far more superior and fun. This game obviously looks rushed. In How can someone give this game more than a 5? The first game is by far more superior and fun. This game obviously looks rushed. In Multiplayer there are lock on targeting, which makes to game extremely unenjoyable. Don't waste your time buying this atrocity, it belongs in the trash. Expand

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