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Crackdown

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Overall 9
9.0

Poker Smash Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: In another twist to the usual puzzle formula, the game regularly adds bonus challenges in the form of specific hands that the player can try to match within a set time limit. There’s no penalty for failing these challenges, but every time you score a match, you land a nice little stash of chips and points. To help beat the house odds, the devs made sure to give players a couple of aces to stash up their sleeves.
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Overall 9
9.0

Poker Smash Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: In another twist to the usual puzzle formula, the game regularly adds bonus challenges in the form of specific hands that the player can try to match within a set time limit. There’s no penalty for failing these challenges, but every time you score a match, you land a nice little stash of chips and points. To help beat the house odds, the devs made sure to give players a couple of aces to stash up their sleeves.
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Overall 9
9.0

Crackdown review (X360)

HonestGamers
21 December 2007
  • Excerpt: A lot of hype has been slapped upon non-linear sandbox-games as of late, but any disconcerting player can see through all the buzzwords and deduce that all your
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
18 October 2007
  • Excerpt: It does give the game a wash, rinse, repeat feel since you do the same thing on each island. But as you progress through the different islands, the gangs become tougher as their weapons improve and their total numbers grow. To help better combat the enemies, your character is able to grow in five different skill areas: agility (helps jumping and running speed), driving (lets you control cars better), explosives (ups the effectiveness of explosives), strength (lets you...
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Overall 10
9.5

Crackdown

XboxGamers
2 June 2007
  • Summary: I was extremely impressed with Crackdown, and Realtime Worlds has done an excellent job with this highly anticipated title. Many have been saying they are using it for a quick and easy way to get the Halo 3 demo, but this game will most likely hook those gamers in. The graphics are unique and portray this futuristic city extremely well. The audio is crisp and the voice-overs tell you what you need to know, helping you through this game.
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Overall 10
9.5

Crackdown

XboxGamers
2 June 2007
  • Summary: I was extremely impressed with Crackdown, and Realtime Worlds has done an excellent job with this highly anticipated title. Many have been saying they are using it for a quick and easy way to get the Halo 3 demo, but this game will most likely hook those gamers in. The graphics are unique and portray this futuristic city extremely well. The audio is crisp and the voice-overs tell you what you need to know, helping you through this game.
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Overall 10
9.5

Crackdown

XboxGamers
2 June 2007
  • Summary: I was extremely impressed with Crackdown, and Realtime Worlds has done an excellent job with this highly anticipated title. Many have been saying they are using it for a quick and easy way to get the Halo 3 demo, but this game will most likely hook those gamers in. The graphics are unique and portray this futuristic city extremely well. The audio is crisp and the voice-overs tell you what you need to know, helping you through this game.
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Overall 10
9.5

Crackdown

XboxGamers
2 June 2007
  • Summary: I was extremely impressed with Crackdown, and Realtime Worlds has done an excellent job with this highly anticipated title. Many have been saying they are using it for a quick and easy way to get the Halo 3 demo, but this game will most likely hook those gamers in. The graphics are unique and portray this futuristic city extremely well. The audio is crisp and the voice-overs tell you what you need to know, helping you through this game.
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Overall 9
8.8
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 8
8.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
5 March 2007
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: There are a lot of good games on the Xbox 360 but there are few that are as genuinely fun to play as Crackdown. The feeling you get from soaring higher and higher into the air as your character develops is intoxicating, and I actually found myself regarding the real world in new ways. I noticed ledges I never saw before and looked for jumpable gaps between buildings. I've never been too concerned with Achievements but Crackdown has made a believer out of me.
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Overall 9
8.6

Crackdown

ActionTrip
27 February 2007
  • Conclusion: Overall Crackdown is a cool concept. If you really want to challenge yourself, then there is a lot more you can do but for most of us, the fun will end when the last boss falls to the ground. However, I believe it stands on it own. Even without the H3 beta thrown in. Taken all together, the complete package is worth every penny. I almost think they should have thrown the Beta on a game that wasn't this good.
  • Pros: Leveling up abilities is addictive while it last. Open-ended game play is really open. Halo 3 beta. Co-op can be really fun. Blowing stuff up and hurling cars.
  • Cons: Not much extra content that "means" anything. Open-ended might be too open. Lack of progressive story-line might put some people off.
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