Crackdown (Xbox 360) by Microsoft

Crackdown (Xbox 360) by Microsoft Box Art

Xbox One backwards Compatible

North Amercian Release Date: February 20, 2007.

Average Overall Score:
8.60 / 10

First thing?s first, let?s get the GTA comparison out of the way."

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Crackdown pushes the action-driving hybrid genre into the next generation with the first ever truly 3-D playground. Gamers will enforce justice by any means necessary in Pacific City, a crime-ridden urban center built to encourage the exploration of the full width, depth and height of the city. Coupled with highly innovative co-op gameplay — a genre first — and an interactive world where nearly anything can be used as a weapon, gamers will be able to create a volatile cocktail of judicial oppression as they clean up the streets.


Thursday, January 11, 2007


Agency Explosives Expert
Bomb your way to a 4-star Explosives rating.
Agency Athlete
Run & jump your way to a 4-star Agility rating.
Agency Wheelman
Accelerate and slide your way to a 4-star Driving rating.
Agency Brawler
Punch, jab, kick, and throw your way to a 4-star Strength rating.
Agency Marksman
Hit your target every time to achieve a 4-star Firearms rating.
Master Agent
Earn 4-star ratings in all five skill areas and then max out your Skills Status meters.
Roadkill King
Mow down and massacre 175 gang members while driving.
High Flyer
Make your way to the top of the Agency Tower.
Firing Squad
Fire away - shoot and kill 500 gang members using firearms.
Bare-Knuckle Brawler
Kill 150 gang members with your bare hands (or thrown objects).
Mad Bomber
Show your explosive personality - kill 500 gang members using explosives.
Untouchable Agent
Kill 200 gang members without dying yourself.
Body Juggler
Use explosives to keep a body up in the air for 10 seconds.
Car Juggler
Use explosives to keep a car up in the air for seven seconds.
Hazardous Hangtime
Execute a 6-second jump in a vehicle.
Driving High
Achieve a height of 115 feet or more in a vehicle.
Front Flipper
Execute two forward flips in a single jump in a moving vehicle.
Timed Stunt Driver
Execute six car stunts in 60 seconds.
Base Jumper
Jump from the top of the Agency Tower and land in the water below.
Stunt Driver
Successfully execute five car stunts - front & back flips, barrel rolls, a long jump.
Orb Hunter
Collect 300 Hidden Orbs.
Free Runner
Collect 500 Agility Orbs.
Repo Man
Commandeer 100 gang-controlled vehicles.
Los Muertos Intel Master
Locate all Los Muertos dossier targets.
Volk Intel Master
Locate all Volk dossier targets.
Shai-Gen Intel Master
Locate all Shai-Gen dossier targets.
First Blood
Eliminate the first of 21 gang bosses.
Los Muertos Cleanser
Murder Los Muertos - Kill all Los Muertos gang members.
Volk Cleanser
Eviscerate the Volk - Take out all Volk gang members.
Shai-Gen Cleanser
Assassinate Shai-Gen - Kill all Shai-Gen gang members.
The Trifecta
Wipe the city clean by taking out all members of all three gangs.
Wreak havoc in 60-second increments.
Take Me To Your Supply Point
Unlock your first Supply Point.
It's Good To Be Connected
Unlock all Supply Points.
Airtime Assassin
Shoot and kill 5 gang members in a single jump (while airborne).
Throw any object (other than a grenade) 205 feet or more.
Global Impact
Kill 15 gang members using the Observatory Globe.
Ring Leader
Drive through all of the unique Stunt Markers.
Chain Banger
Blow up 100 explosive objects in 60 seconds.
Double Trouble
Double your fun - complete your first mission in Co-op mode.
Tag Teamer
Partner up and complete every mission in Co-op mode.
Road Warrior
Successfully complete all 14 Road Races.
Over Our Heads
Successfully complete all 12 Rooftop Races.
Impound all flagged vehicles and store them in the Agency Garage.
Psych Out
Complete all Time Trial missions at the Psychotic difficulty level.
Pack Rat
Complete any Stockpile mini-game in Co-op mode in fewer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds.
Street Racer
Win every Street Race using any vehicles.
Street Racer Elite
Win every Street Race using all available vehicles.
Flippin' Crazy
Execute 3 flips of any type in a single jump in any vehicle.
Body Armor
Use the Harpoon gun to attach 5 gang member corpses to a single vehicle.

User Reviews

Score: 86
Overall User Average: 8.50 / 10 (86.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.50 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 7.50 / 10
Date reviewed: June 5, 2007.

Overall: I'm back y'all! Yeah, y'all thought it was over but here I go again! Are those crickets I hear? So what I didn't miss you either! Anyway, Crackdown is why I have returned. I know most people bought this game for reasonsother than Crackdown and it's awesome concept of a game. So I will attempt to explain why you should keep Crackdown even after the Halo 3 beta is over. Crackdown is a great game in it's own right. It successfully utilizes an old genre and makes something new out of it. Trust me, you'll enjoy it as much as that time you first realized kissing a girl actually is possible.
Gameplay: Crackdown takes you an agent on a quest to rid your city of some of the worse vermin known to mankind. At first the task seems impossible however as the game progresses you gain superhuman powers that enable you to take hundreds of villians and their bosses. Your vehicles even become more advanced able to do things only James Bonds cars could dream of doing. There are a great deal of side missions, races, acheivements, that add to the stellar gameplay. My only gripe is the car races that are a pain in the !&%$@#* as you try not to kill the innocents as you drive as fast as you can. Your goal? Take over your city and in the process become Master Agent. As am I.
Graphics: The cel shaded type visuals are nice although many may not like it. I think the design is artistic and makes good use of the 360 hardware.
Sound: Nothing new to report sadly. The repetitive "prepare to die" cry by !&%$@#* near all of the baddies gave me plenty the Excedrin moment. Kill them quick so you don't go stark raving mad.
Suggestions: Change the races, especially the cars, don't make the orbs so !&%$@#* hard to find, and for Gods' sakes give those guys something else to say. The Ugly Truth: it's more than just your ticket to Halo 3.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 90 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 60 %

Date reviewed: May 14, 2007.

Overall: A massive sprawling metropolis filled to the brim with crime and a failing police system. Sound good? Well it is. Your a new species of agent, using your advanced power take back Pacific City, using any way you want to.
Gameplay: The game play is endless, spending time building up all your skills is fun cause you just kill gangstas, and who doesn't loving pwnin' up the whitebread gangsta? I know I sure do! It doesn't stop there, soon as you complete the game you can regenerate the gangs at any point or any time! WAIT! It doesn't stop there, with a free DLC you get "the keys to the city" a DLC which gives you a menu allowing you to spawn anything in the game at any time, give your self any skills at any level, and basically times the fun by four.
Graphics: The graphics are superb! There isn't much I can say about it, because it is a 360 game and all 360 games are pretty beautiful. It offers great explosions, great physics engine, probably one of the best, it's so perfect that you can land onto someone and it will absorb some of the damage from your fall (if you fall more then like 30 feet, since you can jump like 15 feet on level one) and it will probably, no, no it WILL kill them. Don't forget kicking cars, explosions which will cause more explosions and will send bodys and objects flying. It's practically the greatest GTA-esc game ever made. Well it probably is the greatest, GTA started it all, and this really pays GTA some nice homage.
Sound: The sound is perfect! Even if you have a older TV, it still sounds great. You can hear everything from the hundreds of cars driving to the individual foot step of the civilians on the street.
Suggestions: I do have a few things, I would really like to see even more DLC, you can never have enough DLC, also I really would like the ability's to go past 4 stars ability's, the bar goes to five but you don't get stronger. Could use that, even if you get so strong your a god, well then so what? It's more fun! Of course with the Keys to the City DLC you can sort of do that. Keep on keepin' on.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 100 %
Sound: 90 %

Crackdown News

Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 & Case Zero are August's Games with Gold
Looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer until the previously promised Halo 3 becomes free, but August is still looking to be the best Games with Gold month yet. Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 and the latter’s DLC, Case Zero, are all free next month!

Crackdown Team Celebrates BAFTA Success
RealTime Worlds is celebrating its double win at last night’s BAFTA awards, making it the most successful European studio at the ceremony.

New Crackdown Update Wiping Game Saves
Game updates seem to have a habit of causing problems, and the newly released Crackdown game update is no different. Realtime Worlds is aware of the problem and is working on a fix - workaround offered for time being.

Additional Crackdown: Achievements
There are 7 additional content achievements worth 350 points In total, there are 50 achievements worth 1250 points.

Crackdown DLC Revealed
Realtime Worlds has detailed the considerable downloadable content coming soon to Crackdown. A release date is still to be announced.

Two Crackdown DLC packages...One Free, One Premium
According to Crackdown Staff member "Agent G", there will be 2 DLC packages: "One will be free and one premium. There are also some other good surprises in store when the content launches." Find out more inside.

Crackdown: Auto Update
Next time you pop your Crackdown disc in (and you are connected to Xbox Live) you’ll get prompted for a title update.

Crackdown Orbs No Longer So Hidden
A hardworking gamer by the name of Herman Gatevold has taken the time to map out the location of every single hidden orb in Crackdown.

Win Big in the 300–Crackdown Sweepstakes
Check out the previews of the big-screen epic 300 from Warner Bros. and you could score a free copy of Crackdown™. The movie, based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller is coming to theaters on March 9.

Achievement: Tip of the Week
Are you addicted to achievements as much as I am? This is a weekly blog post for those of you that need a little help in raising your gamerscore.

Argos Breaks Crackdown Street Date
UK catalogue retailer Argos has admitted that it has been selling big-name Xbox 360 title Crackdown early - and rival retailers are now fuming at the blunder.

Crackdown: Four New Agents
If you got your hands on Crackdown already, download these four free agents. The set includes a character with Sam Fisher style head gear.

Crackdown: Themes and Pictures
The following Themes and Pictures are now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Crackdown Team Wanted 200 Achievements
The website reports that the Real Time Worlds team planned for 200 and asked Microsoft to raise the cap.

Crackdown Breaks Records
Microsoft’s recent Crackdown demo, a free download available only for Gold Tier members on Marketplace, this week made Microsoft history.

Crackdown: Demo
The following demo is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace for Xbox Live Gold members.

Crackdown Demo Dated
Gamers have been anxious to try out the stylized third-person action game even before it was attached to the Halo 3 multiplayer beta.

Crackdown Goes Gold
Microsoft Game Studios today announced that the highly anticipated action title “Crackdown™” has gone gold. From developer Realtime Worlds and the mind of acclaimed creator Dave Jones.

Crackdown Demo Pushed Back
Sample of upcoming Xbox 360 game delayed "several days" because of certification process; will be available before end of month.

Crackdown: Achievements
There are 43 achievements worth 900 points.

Crackdown Demo: Coming Next Month
Battle your way through the roads and rooftops of Crackdown™ as the explosive demo lands on Xbox Live® Marketplace. For the ultimate payback, combine forces in online co-op play for twice the thrills and double the retribution.

Crackdown Footage
It was recorded during the X06 in Barcelona, but wasn't revealed earlier.

Microsoft Reveals New Crackdown Details
Microsoft Reveals New Crackdown Details and Size does matter, apparently.

The Official Crackdown Site Online
We Have seen the official Crackdown web site. If you’re a fan, or want to figure out what this game is all about check it out.

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