Crackdown

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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
"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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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'...
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...
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'...
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...
Yesterday we found out that the Zune HD would be making the inevitable jump into portable gaming, and as if that wasn't enough to tempt my gadget-whore side, this recently revealed Zune HD bearing the Crackdown logo has reall...
The latest Game Informer is stuffed with information about the Xbox 360's upcoming superpowered crime fighter Crackdown 2, and the first details have spilled onto the Internet like so much baked bean juice on a white wedding ...
Realtime Worlds is the studio responsible for the first brilliantly empowering Crackdown, but Microsoft gave it the cold shoulder for Crackdown 2, favoring instead a rival Scottish developer in Ruffian Games. Realtime was a l...
Many of you loved Crackdown. I loved Crackdown, too. Maybe we should form a club. If we do form a club, Gamestop isn't allowed to join. Yep, once again a developer did not sell as many games as expected, and those evil, evil ...
Realtime Worlds CEO David Jones revealed a few weeks ago that he was "miffed" over Microsoft's decision to hand Crackdown 2 to Scottish upstart studio Ruffian Games. It's taken Ruffian a while to respond, but it fin...
David Jones, CEO of original Crackdown developer Realtime Worlds, has confessed to being a "bit miffed" over Microsoft's decision to hand development over to new studio Ruffian Games, an upstart Dundee studio that h...
True story: After watching yesterday's Crackdown 2 reveal trailer, I punched a guy in the face per Chad's request. With so many wonderful games being presented at E3, it's difficult to rank my most anticipated, but this Ruffi...
At this morning’s Microsoft press conference, long-rumored Crackdown 2 was officially announced. What you see sitting right there above these words? That’s the official trailer.If you are a fan of the first game, ...