Crackdown offers a massive rush of fun and addictive gameplay in a sandbox world that's great to explore but, much like a sugar high, the sensation is over all too quickly.
The game is currently included in Shop To's sale, going for just £5.85, this is a pretty awesome deal, and almost slices the next best price of £10.16 from Amazon Jersey in half!
NB. This is the "Classics" version of the game. I know this bothers some people so thought I had better throw that out there!
You take on the role of a cybernetic super cop in fictional metropolis, Pacific City. It is up to you to take down the crime lords behind the three organisations which control the city: Los Muertos, the Volk and the Shai-Gen Corporation, and clean up your town.
Overall, Crackdown is a very good game but not quite an excellent one (especially by current standards). To start with it's a hell of a lot of fun blasting around the city and it's surprising just how addictive collecting orbs and improving your character's skills can be. The problem comes after you've been playing for a while and the naggling realisation that the game is kinda lacking in meaningful activities. You get given some amazing powers but there's just not enough to do with them, especially considering the main story isn't massively satisfying. The graphics were fine for the time but nothing special and look pretty dated now and the sound is virtually all dud, so the game can't get by on artistic merit.
The sad truth is Pacific City is awesome but a bit of an empty shell.
Thanks to goonertillidie at Hotukdeals!