The original Crackdown was a fun and addictive adventure set in a sandbox world that was a blast to explore but the experience ended far too quickly.
You can buy the sequel for £23.93 from The Hut at the moment, this is only a pound less than the next best price of £24.95 from Zavvi but after this it shoots up by an extra £4 to £29.
Taking on the role of The Agent, working for the city-funded Agency, you are a souped-up and super powered officer, roaming the streets of Pacific City which have fallen into mayhem and anarchy. It is ten years after the first Crackdown and after a brief spell of peace, series of events have resulted in a virus being unleashed upon the people of Pacific City, turning them mindless and monstrous, with a thirst for violence. It is up to you to sort out this and the city's myriad other problems.
By and large it is a very similar affair to the first Crackdown. Much like the original game, there's plenty of fun in roaming the mean streets of Pacific City but the actual tasks involved in the main narrative become monotonous far too quickly and the story itself lacks pace.
There's a lot of enjoyment to be found in Crackdown 2 but it's hard to shake the feeling that we've seen it all before and, personally, I'd prefer to wait until it's dipped well below the £20 mark before investing in a copy.
Thanks to leeds_united_afc at Hotukdeals!