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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 120
  2. Negative: 40 out of 120
  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 6, 2015
    10
    This is a criminally underrated game. Ivory Tower are vets of this genre. The sheer scope and the amount of content is mindblowing. It's fun,This is a criminally underrated game. Ivory Tower are vets of this genre. The sheer scope and the amount of content is mindblowing. It's fun, addictive, looks great on PC and is an overal great value for the price. Highly recommended. Expand
  3. Dec 15, 2014
    9
    I feel sorry for the bad reviews I saw here, but if players felt cheated by Ubisoft's trailers then let's remind them what a f***ing trailerI feel sorry for the bad reviews I saw here, but if players felt cheated by Ubisoft's trailers then let's remind them what a f***ing trailer is ... ;)

    And now let's talk about the game. The real thing to understand here is that you have to play online with 'friends' (uplay contacts) to feel the beast. You have to play faction missions online to get the thrill. This game is made to be played online.

    The standalone part is better than a lot of driving games I played during the last 15 years. The scenario is predictable but also good and the cutscenes are just gorgeous.

    This game is definitely more simulation than arcade style playing but it is still a mix between the two. You don't have to be a pro driver to handle the cars but, in towns, you have to avoid the sidewalks if you don't want to see your rides crash in the buildings. The physics are okay, you have to pay attention to the center of inertia if you wish not to play with barriers at every bend. You even have to handle the "exterior, interior, exterior" handling at every single bend. Zigzags also have to be handled with care or you will lose the perfect trajectory and, with that, precious seconds ...

    The map is huge and there are races which can last 4 complete hours? Yes 4 HOURS ! Of course, there are also a lot of very short races, so you can play casual if you need your daily 10 minutes fix :)

    The 'challenges missions' are well thought, not very diversified.but always challenging. And there are 'ghosts' that you can download to try to beat the bests players and see how they did to perform so well.

    Interior camera is also a very enjoyable feature if you wish to immerse yourself a bit more in the game. But the graphics in this section are not very good and the rear-view mirrors are just not functional (they do not reflect anything at all !)

    IMO, this is a very, very good start for this new franchise !
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  4. Feb 20, 2019
    5
    Mediocre game, that has an amazing map, but nothing besides that. The driving is awful, music is a joke, story looks like a cop tv-show goneMediocre game, that has an amazing map, but nothing besides that. The driving is awful, music is a joke, story looks like a cop tv-show gone wrong... I'm very disappointed by this one... don't waste your time on it even if it's not a total disaster. Pickens condemns Expand
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    5
    This game has been very hyped up on the internet.

    Today it came out - I bought it. The last month I've played Testdrive Unlimited 2
    This game has been very hyped up on the internet.

    Today it came out - I bought it.

    The last month I've played Testdrive Unlimited 2 again, to warm up for The Crew.

    All I can say is. I've been more happy with TDU2 , better gameplay, graphics .. well everything seems better than The Crew.

    Another overhyped Ubisoft game title.
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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. Feb 3, 2019
    0
    Yubisoft this is the company that produces **** It's time for them to close and not to create these boring games/ Юбисофт эта та компания,Yubisoft this is the company that produces **** It's time for them to close and not to create these boring games/ Юбисофт эта та компания, которая занимается производством говна! Им пора закрыться и не творить эти скучные игры, Expand

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