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Crackdown 2 paid DLC revealed

Jul 06
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... read

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 ... read feature

Crackdown 2 demo now harder than it was yesterday

Jul 02
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... read

Crackdown Agent playable in Perfect Dark XBLA

Jul 02
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... read

Crackdown 2's licensed tracks, remixes revealed

Jul 01
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... read

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,... read feature

Reminder: Crackdown 2 available for download now

Jun 21
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... read

E3 10: Take a look at this sweet Crackdown 2 gameplay

Jun 17
Crackdown 2 might not have been a focal point of Microsoft's E3 keynote, but it's still on the show floor in playable form. Though the series has shifted developers from Realtime Worlds to Ruffian Games, all the things that ... read

Crackdown 2 is 'finished' which is nice

Jun 04
Crackdown 2 is officially finished, folks. Developer Ruffian Games has announced that the long awaited sequel has finally ended development and the game's ready to go. Those who are excited for the game (including yours truly... read

Here's why mutants are in Crackdown 2

Jun 01
Not that you really need to explain zombie/mutant/freak outbreaks in this day and age, but the inclusion of them in Crackdown 2 seems odd. Out of place? Not at all -- these monstrosities tend to mesh nicely with open-world g... read

Back when Crackdown launched back in 2007, many players' response to the title was to turn it on and go directly into the Halo 3 beta. However, once that was done, and players were left with a $60 disc, what was discovered wa... read feature

Crackdown 2 the latest game to get its own miniseries

May 21
Under normal circumstances, "Crackdown" and "miniseries" are two words that don't seem like a natural fit. Do you remember the story of the first game? It was a glorified Mega Man tale. I guess Ruffian Games and Microsoft wa... read

Fiddle with 2D barcodes to get the Crackdown 2 demo early

May 21
Viral marketing strikes again! In a double-shot of promotion, Microsoft is going to try and entice you to use their 2D barcode system by giving you a chance to access the Crackdown 2 demo early. They've set up a scavenger hun... read

Nothing is sacred in this new Crackdown 2 trailer

Apr 19
A brand new trailer has launched for Ruffian Games' anticipated sequel, Crackdown 2. The theme of the video is that nothing is sacred, and the amount of punted cars, swung bus shelters, and giant beach balls on display appea... read

Crackdown 2 features 'thousands' of on-screen enemies

Apr 14
Crackdown 2 is going to be big. If you have any doubt that the superhero fantasy conduit will be a meaty prospect, get a load of this -- Ruffian has promised that the sequel will feature "thousands" of enemies on the screen a... read

Crackdown 2 will not feature System Link

Apr 09
If you're one of the few people out there who, like me, really likes to play games over System Link, you are likely to be disappointed by this news. Crackdown 2 will not have the local networking feature. Speaking to MTV... read

No playable women in Crackdown 2 in order to save memory

Apr 01
Well this is a weird one. Talking to Ruffian Games creative director Billy Thomson at PAX East, 1UP got the skinny on why the Crackdown series has never featured playable female characters. Thomson, who was previously the lea... read

PAX East 10: Hands-on with Crackdown 2 multiplayer

Mar 28
"That game that comes with the Halo 3 beta" is getting a sequel, and like just about every game made to appease young adult males, it's got online competitive multiplayer. As we've learned this generation, that's not necessar... read

PAX East 10: Crackdown 2, mutants, and flying squirrels

Mar 26
Whoever was responsible for capturing the above image from Crackdown 2 deserves the rest of the day off. It really captures the joy of being a badass super agent who can miraculously glide through the air like few pictures be... read

Crackdown 2's Rocket Tag playable at PAX East

Mar 25
Apparently I am the guy who will be informing you of all exciting PAX East happenings -- what games will be playable, who's doing what panels, etc. -- even though I'm not going to the show. *shakes fist at Hamza* Ruffian Game... read

Brace yourselves agents, Crackdown 2 hits July 6

Mar 15
Listen up, agents, here is your summer plan -- you're going to be playing Ruffian's Crackdown 2. The game is set to ship to North American store shelves on July 6. Asia, Australia, and New Zealand will see the game on July 8... read

Crackdown 2 getting video replays as DLC

Mar 08
Replay functionality is only truly worthwhile when A) you can pull off crazy stunts in-game or B) there are loads of laughter-inducing glitches. Anyone who has played Skate knows what I'm talking about here. The original Crac... read

Looking at Crackdown 2, it's pretty clear that developer Ruffian Games wants to make the game that much bigger and that much better than before. While that's all grand and good, Crackdown 2 is really aiming to take what was o... read feature

X10: Crackdown 2 looks hot, as does its box art

Feb 11
With a slew of release dates being revealed at X10 and Crackdown 2 one of the few games not included, I was more than a little bummed out. But then, approximately five seconds later, a ton of new screenshots -- including the ... read

Microsoft's X10: What you can expect today

Feb 11
Microsoft's holding its big media event X10 today in San Francisco, and we'll be there to bring you all of the coverage and announcements starting at 1:30 Pacific today. But what can you expect? Here are the games we're told ... read

Ruffian including this fan-made graffiti in Crackdown 2

Feb 05
Apparently, Ruffian Games held a contest where artists were asked to submit graffiti that would be used in Crackdown 2. I never got the memo, but enough people did to make the results impressive. There's a thread full of all ... read

Yes, there will be a Crackdown 2 demo, agent

Jan 19
Concerned with how Ruffian is handling Crackdown 2, agent? Never fear -- you'll have a chance to check it out before the game hits shelves, as the developer has confirmed a public demo will hit Xbox LIVE. "You can definitely ... read

Alan Wake, Crackdown 2 coming in 2010 first half

Dec 21
Waiting for hot Xbox 360 exclusives like Alan Wake or Crackdown 2? According to Microsoft's Minister of Propaganda, you won't have to wait all that long. Aaron Greenberg has stated that both games will be hitting the streets ... read

Crackdown 2 implores you to blow sh*t up in this trailer

Dec 12
What do you all want from a Crackdown sequel? The same great I-am-a-badass-hear-me-roar style of play? Possibly with more options for cooperative multiplayer? That's pretty much what I want out of it. It's hard to tell what'... read

Agent, are you ready for a ton of Crackdown 2 images?

Nov 24
Having spent some time with it, I can safely say that Ruffian Games' Crackdown 2 is absolutely no joke.  Everything you loved about the original is back, and amped up for the sequel. Plus mutants, four player co-op actio... read

Ruffian talks Crackdown 3 and 30 frames-per-second

Nov 23
Crackdown 2 does not even have a release date yet, but let's not stop Ruffian from talking about Crackdown 3. Talking to VG247, Crackdown 2's developer has jumped the gun to let us know that Crackdown 3 will "alter" the game'... read

TGS 09: Crackdown 2 images have monsters, agility orbs

Sep 23
Crackdown 2 looks like Crackdown with zombies tacked on. That’s not a slight: it has been proven -- scientifically, I might add -- that zombies and other weirdo monsters are cooler than bands of brigands. Don’t be... read

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