- Jun 4, 2007
Oh my gollys. I am shocked. I wasn't expecting GOTY material but the low 60's, Phil? I'm really shocked. I thought it would average around 75 at least. Phil's dream of sitting this title next to Gears, Forza and Halo are crushed.
Windows Central 3/5
Crackdown 3 just doesn't meet contemporary standards as a premium $60 title, with dated visuals, thin gameplay features, and an under-delivered story. There are too many open world superhero-style games that simply do it better. That said, it's not a bad game, by any means. To enjoy Crackdown 3, you probably need to be the type of person who really likes basic sandbox mayhem, because that's effectively all Crackdown 3 has (and wants) to offer.
Crackdown is back with a fun game that ends up being quite repetitive. Sumo Digital has done a great job finishing this title, but we expected a more evolved concept after so many years. The Wrecking Zone, at the moment, is pretty much a proof of concept, and we hope this multiplayer mode grows with future updates.
Crackdown 3 nails the increased sense of power while evolving our agents and it's got satisfying combat and platforming, but it feels too outdated, or maybe underdeveloped, in many areas. Its forgettable multiplayer component doesn't help either.
Just don’t expect to come away with any fond memories or exciting stories to tell. You jump around collecting orbs, you shoot things and they blow up. And that’s it. But sometimes, that’s enough.
Short and not very good, Crackdown 3 has few things to point to as reasons to exist. Sumo Digital did very little with the 2007 formula to usher the series into 2019. While it’s hard to recommend anyone taking the plunge for the full, new game price, the fact that the game will launch into Xbox Game Pass is going to make it tolerable and accessible for most. As something that comes free with your subscription to the service, it might be worth seeing the short campaign, but there just doesn’t seem to be enough game and good enough content to warrant experiencing this release any other way.
Crackdown 3 is an Xbox 360 game pretending to belong in the current console generation.
Unfortunately, Sumo Digital's game suffers from many technical weaknesses that betray its origins, and a game-design that's too limited, which struggles to captivate past the first hours of discovery.
Posted before the excuses starts flying