Quantcast
Destructoid: Videogame News & Community

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist





    New     trending       featured       controversial       weirdest       by author       freebies       |       following





DESTRUCTOID, EST. IN 2006, IS AN INDEPENDENT NEWS COMPANY. WE ARE GAME CRITICS. OUR COMMUNITY IS RAW, VOCAL, AND HARDCORE <3
Support Dtoid by becoming a Huge Member








Dtoid is...

Hamza Aziz
Chief Executive
Dale North
Editor-in-Chief
Max Scoville
Video Warlock
Steven Hansen
Features Editor
Chris Carter
Reviews Director
Jordan Devore
News Editor
Andy Dixon
Community Manager
Phil Janca
King of the Stream
Spencer Hayes
Defender of Dtoid.tv
Niero G.
Founder

Editors
Meet the team

Our sites
Flixist
Japanator
Tomopop

Contact Us
Suggest News
Advertising
Privacy
Contact Us

6:00 AM on 01.30.2014

White Xbox One coming this year, update coming this March

I don't want an Xbox One, but if I did, I'd want One in white. An anonymous NeoGAF poster let loose a flood of leaks, including word that October would see a white Xbox One bundled with Insomniac's Sunset Overdrive. A 1TB con...

Steven Hansen


Advertisement:

Xbox Live Gold 55% Off at Paypal's Spring Gaming Sale

The 5th week of PayPal's Spring Gaming Sale is here! :

Get a 55% discount on a 12-month Xbox Live subscription, 85% discount on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and 75% off on Worms Ultimate Mayhem! Cyberpunk lovers can buy Deus Ex: Human Revolution for €1.99, fans of long range combat can try their skill in Sniper: Ghost Warrior for €1.99. Gamers can also kindly support Save the Children charity event and get Rogue Legacy for donations over $3.5.
Shop Now




9:30 AM on 11.21.2013

The Crackdown 2 devs are working on a next-gen project

The developer of Crackdown 2, Ruffian Games, is evidently working on a "next-gen console project" due in 2014. The news comes by way of the Scottish Games Network, which has a posting for a "large project" in need of two prog...

Chris Carter



Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, and Case Zero free on Xbox Live photo
Crackdown, Dead Rising 2, and Case Zero free on Xbox Live
by Jordan Devore

With July nearly over, it's time for the next set of free Xbox Live games to be swapped in. Following Assassin's Creed II, the Games With Gold titles are Crackdown on August 1, and Dead Rising: Case Zero and Dead Rising 2 on August 16.

While it's a bit dated now, Crackdown was one of the early reasons to own an Xbox 360 and it's very much worth checking out today. Just be ready to start picturing the game's orbs in real life after a while. As for Dead Rising 2, yeah, of course -- grab it!

Interestingly, I never really got into the original Dead Rising until I played Case Zero on a whim. This bit of prologue content was a great way to break into the series' time-based structure in a low-risk environment, and it got me to both enjoy the sequel and go back to give the first game a proper chance. Highly recommended if you've been in a similar situation.

Games with Gold for August: Crackdown, Dead Rising 2 & DR2: Case Zero [Major Nelson]

view full story + comments


11:30 AM on 06.26.2013

'I don't think Crackdown is dead at all,' says Spencer

Continuing in line with previous comments about open-world franchise Crackdown returning with the right team and time, Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer has again professed love for the property. "[It's] o...

Jordan Devore

2:30 PM on 06.18.2013

Microsoft: Crackdown might return when the time is right

Microsoft's E3 came and went without any mention of Crackdown, a franchise that many thought might return to help bolster the Xbox One's software lineup. It looks somewhat likely that there may be some hope for future install...

Brett Makedonski

4:00 PM on 09.04.2010

PSA: Crackdown 2 'Toy Box' content no longer borked

Yesterday we told you that the "Toy Box" downloadable content for Crackdown 2 was totally broken and not to buy. Today we say, go right ahead. According to the game's developer, Ruffian Games, everything is all better now. It...

Nick Chester

7:30 PM on 09.03.2010

Crackdown 2 DLC is broken, don't buy it

Ruffian Games has given players another reason not to play Crackdown 2 today, as its just-released DLC pack, the Toy Box add-on, seems to only take things away from the game. Namely, its ability to function. Ruffian has ...

Andrew Kauz

7:00 PM on 09.02.2010

Crackdown 2's Toy Box DLC is out now!

 Crackdown 2 may have proven rather divisive with the critics and gamers alike, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft and Ruffian Games from releasing some new toys for those who enjoyed their second stint in Pacific Cit...

GundamJehutyKai

12:20 PM on 08.23.2010

Crackdown 2 to get Toy Box DLC, paid upgrade

Two new DLC bits are coming to Crackdown 2 to keep it fresh for you. It starts off with a freebie called the Toy Box. It includes lots of things to pull out and have fun with, like God Mode, Infinite Ammo, weapons, gadgets, t...

Dale North

11:00 AM on 07.06.2010

Crackdown 2 paid DLC revealed

Crackdown 2 was released yesterday, and those who bothered to check out the game's Avatar Awards will have discovered that plans are already in place for premium DLC. This content will be required in order to unlock certain A...

Jim Sterling



Review: Crackdown 2 photo
Review: Crackdown 2
by Jim Sterling

Gamers have been begging for a sequel to Crackdown for years. The original game, developed by Realtime Worlds, became a cult hit due to its surprising and empowering gameplay, not to mention the fact that it came packed with a beta code for Halo 3. Whether it was the former or the latter that led to Crackdown's success is up for debate, but whatever the reason, people loved Crackdown and the announcement of the sequel was cause for celebration. 

Now, after an eternity of waiting, we have Crackdown 2. Now developed by Ruffian Games, this game aims to reproduce the exact same experience as its predecessor, only with more of everything. However, has it "ain't broke, don't fix" approach been a boon or a curse? Just how far can a game provide "more of the same" before it feels like an unnecessary title? What's the difference between a similar experience and a straight up carbon copy?

Crackdown 2, to its discredit, answers all these questions, while leaving one completely unanswered -- exactly what has Ruffian been doing with itself for the past twelve months?

view full story + comments






12:00 PM on 07.02.2010

Crackdown 2 demo now harder than it was yesterday

By now, you should have already downloaded the Crackdown 2 demo if you have an Xbox 360. Agents, we need all of the help we can out there on the field. Agility orbs need to get collected, freaks need to get shot, zones need b...

Nick Chester

8:00 AM on 07.02.2010

Crackdown Agent playable in Perfect Dark XBLA

Rare has announced that Perfect Dark XBLA will be hopping aboard the Crackdown train with a new playable character. Agent 4 will be available for free to anybody who has a Crackdown 2 save file on their 360's hard-drive. Pefe...

Jim Sterling

4:20 PM on 07.01.2010

Crackdown 2's licensed tracks, remixes revealed

While hopping around and collecting orbs in Crackdown 2, you'll be treated to the dulcet tones of Kevin Riepl's original score. But as Microsoft points out today, the game also features a handful of licensed tracks. The sound...

Nick Chester



Jimpressions: Crackdown 2 demo photo
Jimpressions: Crackdown 2 demo
by Jim Sterling

So, I played Crackdown 2 this morning. I've been looking forward to this game since long before it was announced, and even though I've always known it'd be more of the same, I haven't once considered that a bad thing. Anyway, it's time for some more patented Jimpressions!

As you can tell from the demo, Ruffian's definitely taken the "not broke, don't fix" approach, with a game that looks, plays and feels exactly like its predecessor. I do have to say that, from the outset, it feels considerably more difficult. Enemies are highly aggressive and come in their multitudes. The first one could be pretty challenging, but this demo put up a hell of a fight. That's by no means a criticism, either. It's good to be stressed out by a game sometimes, and I definitely felt the pressure. 

It's been a long time since I played Crackdown, but it still feels so damn good to be an Agent. Huge jumps, superhuman strength, and endless bullets are all on the menu, along with those God damn Agility Orbs. Targeting feels a little off, as the Agent can sometimes auto-target something you'd really rather not shoot, and close combat could have used an improvement, but otherwise it's looking damn fine. 

Crackdown 2 definitely looks like Crackdown but bigger, and I am very cool with that. We'll have a review coming soon, but check out the demo on Xbox Live to get your own feel for it!

view full story + comments


9:40 AM on 06.21.2010

Reminder: Crackdown 2 available for download now

The demo for Ruffian Games’ Crackdown 2 is now available to all on Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Go download it now; you don’t even have to get up and go to your Xbox 360, you lazy fool -- just queue it up here. The demo...

Nick Chester