Crackdown 2

XB360 / Action / Release: Jul 6, 2010 / ESRB: M


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Crackdown may return with 'right team and time'

Crackdown may return with 'right team and time'

The Microsoft press conference debuted quite a few games, but it had a distinct lack of Crackdown. That doesn't mean the franchise is dead, though, as Microsoft Studios general manager Phil Spencer says he'd like to see it return when the stars align properly.

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Crackdown 2 'Deluge' DLC Trailer is Made Up of 94% Explosions

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When Crackdown 2 was released, I was a little lukewarm on it. The first downloadable content added some spice with the free Key's to the City mode but it didn't really pull me back.

Footage of the new downloadable content--the Deluge DLC pack--has piqued my interest. Why? Because explosions are awesome and the launch trailer for the DLC is made up of mostly explosions. My estimates put it at about 94%--leaving 6% for capturing and editing. Read more »

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Crackdown 2 'Deluge' DLC Coming Nov. 16; Adds Horde-Style Multiplayer Mode

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Crackdown 2 collecting dust on your shelf? Need new content to rope you back in? Ruffian Games has you covered, as the second DLC pack for the game has been dated and priced.

On November 16, the "Deluge" downloadable content pack for Crackdown 2 launches for 560MS Points ($7). Included in the pack are "updates" to the weapons and vehicles in Crackdown 2, a capture the flag variant called "Capture the Orb," and a new mode dubbed "Deluge." In Deluge, up to four players must battle against waves of enemies throughout Pacific City. Read more »

"Crackdown 2 has been collecting dust on my shelf basically since launch. :c"
- passingstranger    See all 4 comments

Bugged Crackdown 2 DLC 'Toy Box' Fixed

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An updated version of the Crackdown 2 downloadable content 'Toy Box' went live over the weekend, fixing the nasty bugs the DLC suffered when it launched on September 2.

"These issues were caused by problems mastering the DLC package," Gaz Liddon, studio head of developer Ruffian Games, reiterated in a forum post on Saturday. "They have now been resolved with a new version of the Toy Box DLC that Microsoft has released today." Read more »

"I have had no problems and i downladed the dlc before it came out that there were issues. Today, ..."
- purekillforce    See all 3 comments

Crackdown 2 'Toy Box' DLC Bugged, Temporary Fix Offered

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An error with the new Crackdown 2 'Toy Box' downloadable content, which launched yesterday with both free and paid components, has rendered the game unplayable for many.

"The paid part of the DLC was incorrectly configured when mastered," Ruffian Games studio head Gaz Liddon wrote on its forums. This will lead to the game hanging on the title screen for some, while others while be hit by an achievement voice-over repeating constantly until the game slows to a crawl. Read more »

"This game sucked monkey nuts, and this supposed "DLC" is nothing more than anal rappage. They ..."
- rtricoche    See all 5 comments

Daily Filter: September 2, 2010

Shacknews receives a slew of new screenshots and trailers for upcoming games everyday. The most anticipated titles receive their own post, because we know you're eager to see that content. For the rest, we have the Daily Filter, a place to feature all of the media we add to our enormous database on a daily basis.

Today's Filter adds new media for a handful of titles. We're got new trailers for F.E.A.R. 3, Inferno, Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Duel Transer, an "announcement trailer" for Path of Exile as well as new videos for Bastion and Commander: Conquest of the Americas. Read more »

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Free and Premium Crackdown 2 DLC Launches Sept. 2

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If you're looking for more reason to wreak havoc on an already decimated Pacific City, we have good news. Previously detailed free and premium "Toy Box" downloadable content for Crackdown 2 is set to launch on September 2.

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"As much as I hate to say it: Too little, too late. They dropped the ball in not getting the ..."
- Fyunch Click    See all 4 comments

Microsoft Details Free Crackdown 2 DLC 'Toy Box,' Additional Content Priced at 560 Microsoft Points

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[Update] This post was updated to clarify the content available for free versus the content that will be available for purchase.

[Original] Although it was already spoiled by its own Avatar Awards listing and in a recent interview, Microsoft has reveled a full list of features included in the first downloadable content pack for Crackdown 2. Read more »

"I played this for 20-25 hours and could never get comfortable controlling the wingsuit. Once I ..."
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July NPD: Xbox 360 Leads all Platforms for First Time Since Sept. '07, NCAA Football Tops Consoles

The NPD Group have released sales date for the month of July, revealing the Xbox 360 has taken over the top spot versus all video game platforms. The last time the Xbox 360 led all platforms was in September 2007, following the release of Halo 3.

Although video game retail sales were slightly lower over July 2009, one major standout was StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty, which sold 721K units during the month. The release was a major contributing factor to the 103% growth the PC category saw versus last year. (The game does not appear on the NPD list, as NPD only tracks console sales.) Read more »

"What are the GLOBAL sales totals for the 360 and PS3? And I mean sales, not units shipped to stores."
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Weekend Confirmed Episode 16

Everybody's been playing Crackdown 2 but from the sounds of it they won't be much longer. San Diego-based comic Christian Spicer adds his voice to the disappointment Garnett, Brian, and Jeff express over the sequel. But it fares better than Deadly Premonition did with Jeff. Not to worry, ArmA 2: Operation Arrowhead and DeathSpank help Whatcha Been Playin finish strong. A trio of awesome strategy games perfect for a long summer's playcation fills out this week's Cannata-ford a New Game. Your comments on 3DS pricing and requiring a complete game one save to play White Knight Chronicles 2 kicks off the Warning before getting to topics like what makes an MMO good and the viability of an honor system difficulty mechanic in open world games. Brian brings it home in the Front Page with news including the announcement of Dragon Age 2, four DLC packs coming for Red Dead Redemption, E3 Game Critics Awards winners, and more.

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Crackdown 2 Review

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Taking place ten years after the original, Crackdown 2 puts players back in the boots of an Agency clone with super-powers tasked with cleaning up the war-torn streets of Pacific City. Agents will have to contend with The Cell, a guerrilla faction in the city, and a new mutated adversary with an aversion to light, lovingly dubbed "Freaks." Though development duties moved over to Ruffian Games this time around, their effort shares many of the highs and most of the lows of the original developed by Realtime Worlds.

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"What's funny is ... Crackdown would have been an over looked title had it it not have had a ..."
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Two Crackdown 2 DLC Packs in the Works

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Two pieces of downloadable content are in the works for Crackdown 2, which was released yesterday for the Xbox 360. In an interview with MTV Multiplayer, Ruffian Games producer James Cope details the packs.

The first pack, titled "Toy Box" will include the "Keys to the City" debug mode, which was added to the first game after release. This mode allows players to spawn game objects and mess around with game-breaking powers and abilities in a true sandbox. The second pack is "Deluge" as is described thusly: Read more »

"They should have saved the $$ and just kept shoving DLC to Crackdown 1 -- since this is just ..."
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Crackdown 2 Save Unlocks "Agent 4" in Perfect Dark XBLA Multiplayer

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With Crackdown 2 days from release, Xbox 360 owners who are eagerly anticipating the game are playing through the bonus-infused demo, which has the potential to unlock achievements when the retail game is loaded. Today, Rare announced another bonus for Crackdown 2 fans: An unlockable character for the Perfect Dark XBLA multiplayer mode.

Systems with the full version of Perfect Dark installed, along with a save file from the upcoming sandbox title from Ruffian Games, unlocks Agent 4 -- a familiar "face" for Crackdown franchise fans. Sadly, agility orbs remain a Crackdown exclusive.

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"Nice little bonus even though it would have been nicer to see it done for the demo of Crackdown ..."
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Weekend Confirmed Episode 15

It's a holiday weekend in the US and Weekend Confirmed celebrates with a massive show that includes the debut appearance of Shane Bettenhausen. He slips right back into form with Garnett, Brian, and Jeff and they launch into Whatcha Been Playin with a quick catch up on Final Fantasy 13 and few other releases from earlier this year before moving on to current games like Singularity, Crackdown 2, and Puzzle Quest 2. The group tackles the PlayStation Network Plus offering and getting the right pace to creating sequels in the Warning, along with some of your responses to last week's show. And has a full Front Page to close things out with everything from the opening of the WoW: Cataclysm beta to what may be up with Lionhead's Milo project, and a quick Starcraft 2 features round-up. Remember to hit the official show story comments to join the conversation.

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"Where was the talk about Sin and Punishment: Star Successor I was really looking forward to ..."
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Crackdown 2 Demo Lands on Xbox 360

The 1GB demo for Crackdown 2 has arrived in the Xbox Live Marketplace, giving a taste of Ruffian's sequel to Realtime Worlds' open-world super-powered crime-buster.

"This demo features accelerated Agent leveling, four player co-op, and the ability to earn Achievements to be awarded once you play the full version of Crackdown 2," Microsoft explains. As ever, the demo is initially exclusive to Xbox Live Gold subscribers. Read more »

"While the demo was a short playtime, its still was enough for me to get excited about the game ..."
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