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Crackdown 3 - Windows|Xbox One [Digital]

Model: Digital itemSKU: 5899306

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 179 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ignore the Reviews. If You Loved CD1, Buy This!

    Posted
    CurtainCall
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Seriously, this game is a ton of fun. Unlike the disappointment that was Crackdown 2, this is the true sequel to Crackdown 1. While some have complained about the graphics, Crackdown 3 looks excellent on the Xbox One, particularly on the Xbox One X in native 4K resolution & HDR. When it comes to the city, the way the character moves, the way you interact with things, the way the vehicles transform -- though they transform differently than in Crackdown 1, etc., this is the true successor to Crackdown 1. The movement feels so good, too. Whether you're fighting enemies or climbing a tall building, everything just feels smooth. Crackdown was always a mix of open world Grand Theft Auto mayhem, mixed with a superhero movie, mixed with Mario-style platforming, and that's all on display here. You will level up your agility by collecting the oh so addictive orbs, you will level up strength by picking up objects & throwing them at your enemies, you will level up driving by completing races, by driving stylishly, by using your vehicles to down your foes, etc., and on and on. I disagree wholeheartedly with the negativity surrounding this game. Crackdown 3 is by no means a letdown. If you wanted a prettier version of Crackdown 1 with new abilities, more orbs, better graphics, a good framerate, etc., then look no further than Crackdown 3.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Welcome Agent,

      Thank you for filing this in-depth report about Crackdown 3! We're glad that you've enjoyed its explosive action in glorious 4K and that you feel this is a worthy sequel to the original Crackdown. We hope you continue to have a great time with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Don’t listen to the critics !

    Posted
    Good
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    This is a short & sweat review Let me start by saying yes the game has been in development for 4 years which In return is the same time it took to develop top tier games like halo gears of war ect ect... with that being said if you go into this game expecting a game on par with halo god of war & GTA 5 you will be let down. If you’ve played the original crackdown & liked it you will love this one. Crackdown 3 does not deserve all bad reviews it’s getting from critics. The multiplayer mode wreaking zone is ok in short burst but could use some server & stability patches. Now the main story is a lot of fun especially in coop. It’s a great game to just jump in wreck stuff up jump around & collect some orbs to power up your agent. My best advice is be your own review & don’t listen to the bad critic reviews that are bashing it because of delays & gameplay not being much different from the original which I think it’s what makes crackdown crackdown. I bought the game day 1 & really am enjoying it I suggest at least give it a try on game pass to see if it’s worth a purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello Agent,

      Thank you for your short and sweet informative report on Crackdown 3! We're glad to hear that you've been enjoying its explosive action, and that you'd recommend it to others who enjoyed the first two games. We hope you continue to have a great time with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great game but short

    Posted
    Daniel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Purchased the 1st crackdown day of release and was blown away. Superhero GTA while searching for random orbs was awesome. Fast forward to 2019 and pre-ordered this thinking not only was there going to be explosions but building were going to crumble down....until I read the reviews which are pretty much correct. There was so much more potential this game could have had and I'm sad after just 3-4 days, 4-5 hours a day with 110 hidden orbs and 400 agility orbs found I've completed the game. The driving is just as bad and feels exactly the same from 2007? Come on Microsoft Studios couldn't the driving have been improved some? Its a better polished version of the 1st game with a few cool new weapons but not much else. The NPC's seem to be randomly located even on the top of some buildings that have no entryway to top which is odd. It seems to me the developers never attempted to play any of the new gen games to get a better grasp on how to improve the driving or NPC behavior. GTA 3 liberty City on PS2 had more lifelike characters running around the city. Overall if you can look past the small details in the game and have never played the crackdown series then pick this game up when it drops some in price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Campaign

    Posted
    Mike
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I loved the original Crackdown and hated Crackdown 2, and this game delivered on what was good about the first game. If you like hunting for agility orbs, blowing stuff up, leaping tall buildings, going after bad guys, and throwing cars around then you'll have fun. The multiplayer is meh, you can play it if you want, it could have been better, but they've made it sort of a seperate game with a full 1,000 GS just for the campaign. The game performs super smooth with no issues and looks freakin amazing on a good HDR display, especially at night when there are so many bright, vibrant neon sign colors that transform the city setting and create a great mood and tone for a futuristic city. The steelbook I received for free with it from Best Buy is great too. I think people expected a little bit more from a game that was in development for so long, but overall it was a fun game that capitalized on what was good from the original. Definitely a must play for any fan of the original Crackdown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Mike,

      Thank you for sharing your perspective on Crackdown 3! We're glad to hear that you consider it to be a must-play game for fans of the original Crackdown. We hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It took a few years, but well worth the wait.

    Posted
    GangsterSwedish
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I've been sporting an official Crackdown 3 t-shirt for as long as I can remember. I've been waiting for this game for so long that you could have easily convinced me that it was never coming out at all. While seemingly everyone in the gaming press has nothing but hate for this game, anyone that enjoyed the first game and loves a decent skill-based/mindless-action game will find perfection here. I've spent the whole weekend going through it and I'm happy to say that it absolutely lived up to my expectations. Is it deep and meaningful and chockfull of social commentary? Pffft, no. Does it push Xbox One X hardware to the limits? Not even (see Far Cry New Dawn if you want a truly beautiful-looking game). Crackdown 3 is a different beast entirely - a game that will no doubt remind you of better times in the industry, when "fun" was key and loot-boxes were still almost a decade away. In ain't perfect, but it's perfectly awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there Agent,

      Thank you for your excellent report on Crackdown 3! We're glad that you had tons of fun with its over-the-top action, and hope that you continue to have a great time with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More of the Same

    Posted
    Morach
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I really liked both original Crackdown games on the 360 but the first one was my favorite. Anyway, if you liked the first game you should give this game a look. Many people seem to dump on the games graphics online, but I think they look terrific on in HDR on 4K tv. The game has a very colorful look (lots of purple) which is very much in the spirit of the original. The campaign seems a little short and I have heard the co-op has a lot of lag but I'm sure that will get ironed out here soon. Mostly small improvements from Crackdowns 1 & 2, rather than something that is completely revamped and new. Bottom line, if you liked either or both of the first two Crackdown games, you'll probably enjoy this one too.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mindless fun, a real blast

    Posted
    RomanBob
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This is a game that is absolutely a blast to play. Is it the most beautiful work of art? No, though it can still dazzle you with its colorful style. Is it the best platformer ever? No, but it's rewarding overcoming the challenges in getting to the top of structures and getting a particularly difficult orb or turning off a propaganda tower. The jumps and your handling feel crisp and smooth, and when you fall, it's your fault. Overall, the game does exactly what it sets out to do: deliver a tongue in cheek, fun experience. I put about 20 hours in so far, and I have enjoyed every minute. Haven't touched multiplayer, but the campaign is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Greetings Agent,

      Thank you for your informative report on Crackdown 3. We're glad to hear that it's been a blast to play, and that you've enjoyed its tongue-in-cheek, fun experience. We hope you continue to have many more hours of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Short But Fun

    Posted
    wraith2021
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I managed to complete the game in about 19 hours, defeating all the major enemies and collecting about half of the agility and hidden orbs. I kept having flashbacks of the first 2 games and the last Saints Row game while playing this game, not that that’s a bad thing. Knowing that the voice actress for the main bad guy in this game is the same one that plays Mara Sov in Destiny 2 was a treat. I kept expecting an angry Awoken to come out of nowhere and murder me at every possible turn. Silly, campy fun and an open ended finale that left room for a sequel, I would recommend this game for fans of the franchise. I give it a solid B.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Greetings Agent,

      Thank you for your recommending Crackdown 3 to fans of the Crackdown franchise. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed playing the game, and hope you collect the rest of those hidden orbs!

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fun Fun Fun

    Posted
    ROTTENCORPSE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    If you played the 1st 2 Crackdown games, you will be happy to know this plays just like those games but with far better graphics. Controls are tight, your agent now has new moves and skills to unlock, as well as your vehicle. Collecting orbs is addicting, and the go at your own pace campaign is nice. Explosions, guns, etc all sound great. The Xbox One X upgrades are awesome as well. The co-op is great, and the multi-player is out of control fun. Another great exclusive, we'll worth the wait.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Good day Agent,

      Thank you for reporting back that Crackdown 3 was well worth the wait and is a great Xbox One exclusive. It's awesome to hear that you're enjoying its improved graphics, tight controls, and explosive action. We hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Definitely not what the company said it would be

    Posted
    Pierce
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    After playing Crackdown 1 and 2 and hearing about all the hype that number three was going to be so great turned out to be kind of a disappointment even though the graphics were amazing the game roleplay didn't feel the same I expected it to be a lot more bang for your buck this game is blown out of proportion online like it was something great I was very disappointed enjoy and love playing the game but disappointed on the fact that is not what they said it was going to be

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Generic Open World Slog (with Terry Crews)

    Posted
    mrjavascript
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Crackdown 3 is an open world title based off of the first two games released for the XBOX 360. The graphics feel dated, and the game is as generic as they come. For a game in development as long as Crackdown 3 has been, this is incredibly disappointing. There are better open world titles released recently worth playing. If there's anything good to take from this title, it's that Terry Crews handles vocal work in the game (and his performance is well worth hearing.)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally

    Posted
    Einstein13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Crackdown 3 was a game that I’ve waited for years to play. They kept pushing the release date but it is finally here and well worth the wait especially if you are a fan of the first two. Even if you never played you will enjoy this game. Solo campaign is fun as is the co op mode. Haven’t tried the third way to play but I’m sure it is fun too. Get it and have fun. Terry Crews is one of the voices and a playable character. I keep waiting for him to do his chest pop.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Agent,

      Thank you for filing this awesome report! We're glad that you're enjoying playing Crackdown 3's campaign and co-op mode, and that it was well worth the wait! We hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Nothing new to see here

    Posted
    Scott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I returned this game. I had pre-ordered over a year and half ago and was not impressed with what came out. I am a big fan of the first Crackdown game and played it through a couple of times. This is more of the same but I wanted something new. It just feels like the first one with better graphics. The destroying property is terrible compared to what was shown originally. I give it 2 stars because if you liked the first one and want more of the same it does deliver on that.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun game

    Posted
    hypnomix
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    If you are a fan of the previous Crackdown games then this will be right up your alley This game doesn't deliver anything new. The same Crackdown you have come to know and love is still here. IF you are a fan of the previous games or Agents of Mayhem you will enjoy this game. Might want to wait for it to go on sale before picking it up. $60 is a bit steep for this type of game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome fun

    Posted
    ROTTENCORPSE
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    A lot of fun solo...but co-op is so much more insane. With new weapons, abilities, and challenges, the game delivers on guaranteed fun. Orb hunting is addictive as ever. The graphics are great, on Xbox One X, it's breathtaking. Vehicles handle OK, but are a small part of the game so it's not really that important. Another AAA exclusive for Microsoft, and definitely a must have title if you are into all out action and mayhem in an open world.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A classic reborn

    Posted
    thedogg001
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    When i first started Crackdown 3 I was a little disappointed. The story is shallow and doesnt ever get deep. With that said, the gameplay is just as addicting as the first 2. Once i started collecting more orbs and leveling up my skills,I just had to keep going. Its a fun experience that you can pick up and play with no time commitment. This game probably wont win any awards but it will surely keep you entertained for 15-20 hours

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Greetings Agent,

      Thank you for sharing how additive the gameplay in Crackdown 3 is! We're glad that you're enjoying the game for the most part, and we hope you find all the hidden orbs.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I Love crackdown, but cmon.

    Posted
    George
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Crackdown 1 was by far the best crackdown game ever. Then crackdown 2 was okay but not better then crackdown 1. What happened here guys? We waited so long for crackdown 3 and its not even better then 2. Mind blown, youre supposed to make a game better then number 1 and 2. But still its crackdown and its a fun game definitely pick it up but once its on sale. You still gotta love crackdown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Crackdown 3

    Posted
    Jake
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Crackdown 3 is mediocre, at best. It’s not much different than the first 2 games in the series, but I still had fun playing it. Honestly, for the amount of time it took to make this game, I would’ve expected a lot more than what we got. I bought it for 50% off and that’s all it’s worth. I would recommend it if you have nothing better to play at the moment.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Deja Vu all over again

    Posted
    Joey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This is three in the series. If you liked 1 and 2. Three is the charm. This is a shooter and no excuses. It starts off running. It is a big open world, if thing get tough move on to another section. The only part I found hard was the antennas. You are constantly gaining strengths and skills. There is a story line, its just enough to make it work. Its a good game.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey Joey,

      Thank you for recommending Crackdown 3 to gamers who liked the first two Crackdown games. We're glad that you enjoyed its open world and crazy shooter action. We hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Phenomenal Campaign!

    Posted
    MetalManTN
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    All the professional reviewers rag on this game, but I have had more fun with this game than I ever had with Red Dead 2. IMO almost all Rockstar games have horrible controls and yet they get great reviews. The controls in Crackdown are some of the best I've ever experienced. Blasting from rooftop to rooftop is incredibly fun! I highly recommend this title.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there,

      Thank you for highly recommending Crackdown 3! It's great to hear that you're a fan of its control scheme and explosive action. We hope you continue to have a lot of fun with it.

      Happy gaming,
      Chuck
      Xbox Customer Care Microsoft