Summary: Fun as both a single- and multiplayer game, The Crew mixes arcade racing with the tropes of a massively multiplayer online game. The result is a fun, albeit flawed, racing experience with almost too much content to deal with.
Summary: Last night I played one of the most tense games of my life. We’re talking real edge of the seat stuff here. My heart was racing, game pad was sweaty and I needed a lie down afterwards. “Good God man, what were you doing?” I hear you ask. Well, I was driving from New York to Miami. “Ah, I see.
Conclusion: Take away its vast environment and The Crew is decidedly mediocre. But the enjoyable story and great sense of actually driving, whether alone or solo, means there's plenty of fun to be had all the same.
Pros: Absolutely massive game world, rich with variety and things to do, Always the option to play solo or in co-op, Lovely sensation of being on the open road, especially at night
Cons: No offline play, which means you'll get booted for dropouts, America's city streets are practically empty. Where are the pedestrians?, GTA 5 does pretty much everything better, plus much, much more
Conclusion: The Crew has been quite the ambitious undertaking by a completely new development studio as Ivory Tower has offered some interesting ways to play a racing game. The open-world aspect is one I found myself enjoying more often than not as having an entire nation to drive across was thrilling and quite...
Excerpt: The Crew has a slightly bigger scope than most racing games out there. While many are about just getting in first place, this one is about doing that while also going on a nationwide road trip across the United States. Unlike National Lampoon’s Vacation, you’re not out to go to a theme park.