When Crackdown was released in 2007, the game was something of a surprise hit for Microsoft’s still-fledgling Xbox 360. The title combined all of the best elements of classic arcade games with building-leaping excitement and gun-toting explosive action as you worked to destroy the gangs of Pacific City.
Gang warfare comes to the Xbox 360 but in Crackdown the thugs aren’t fighting each other – they’re fighting to survive a brutal police force led by one cloned super-cop – and of course, that would be you. Your job is to take the streets by storm, kill every gang member that you meet, and then destroy the gang leaders so you can make the city safe again. If it sounds just a bit like an old coin-op game, you wouldn’t be far off, which actually makes Crackdown a heck of a lot of fun to play.