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Mixed or average reviews - based on 82 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 82
  2. Negative: 9 out of 82
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  1. Feb 18, 2019
    90
    This is a good and relaxing game for older gamers who want to unwind and enjoy a fast paced world that is also casual, either alone or with friends. ‘Crackdown 3’ is perfect for anyone who only has short amounts of time to spare or is looking for a game with lots of replay value.
  2. Feb 14, 2019
    90
    Forget Crackdown 2 ever happened, Crackdown 3 is the sequel we deserve.
  3. Feb 14, 2019
    85
    Crackdown 3 makes no sense on paper. Its story is nonsense, you spend way too much time searching for hidden orbs and leveling up, and the presentation isn’t anything spectacular. And yet, the over-the-top madness and hilarious, memorable moments it brought me made it impossible to put down. While the PvP multiplayer mode falls short of what it’s trying to achieve, there’s a lot to love about Crackdown’s long overdue return.
  4. Feb 14, 2019
    84
    It maintains everything that created a really enjoyable franchise: non-stop action and an enormously satisfying progression system. It's not a game changer and you won't be surprised by its graphics, but it will offer you some toooooasty action.
  5. Mar 5, 2019
    80
    Crackdown 3 is a refined improvement over the previous two instalments. The single and co-op campaign modes are super fun, and the jumping and combat systems give our character a real feeling of power and invincibility which transfers well to the player. Visually appealing, fast-paced and tons of missions to complete, I would recommend this game to anyone, not just fans of third-person action games. While not revolutionary, it is still a great example of its genre.
  6. Feb 21, 2019
    75
    Crackdown 3 is exactly what I wanted. That is most glowing praise I can give it. I loved the original game, I really despised the second one, and this entry brings me back to what made that original so special. It never attempts to stray from being the big stupid sandbox it sets out to be. While not pushing the series further it does great at respecting the source material. For those that have Gamepass this is a treat. Download it and play it. For $60 though I feel like the price tag might be a touch much.
  7. Feb 14, 2019
    75
    Loud, brash and gleefully addictive at times, Crackdown 3 is unashamedly fun, even if it does feel more like a remake than a sequel.
  8. Feb 14, 2019
    75
    Crackdown is back with a fun game that ends up being quite repetitive. Sumo Digital has done a great job finishing this title, but we expected a more evolved concept after so many years. The Wrecking Zone, at the moment, is pretty much a proof of concept, and we hope this multiplayer mode grows with future updates.
  9. Feb 14, 2019
    73
    Crackdown 3 is an entertaining urban open world. Especially if you conveniently forgot all the progress that Volition made in the last ten years with Saints Row or Agents of Mayhem.
  10. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Mar 9, 2019
    70
    After such a glacial wait, it's not unreasonable to expect more. Still, in spite of its pared-back ambitions, it is such a chorus line of brainless, sugar rush thrills, you'll rarely be anything less than entertained. Let's just hope we don't have to wait until 2024 for Crackdown 4 to arrive. [Issue#225, p.65]
  11. Feb 22, 2019
    70
    Ultimately, none of the flaws in Crackdown 3 are deal-breakers but they hold it back from being truly great. If you can look past them, and just enjoy Crackdown 3 for what it is: a game that gives you a wacky toolset to blast enemies away for 10-20 hours or more, then you'll definitely find value and fun here.
  12. Feb 19, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 is far from a bad game but it also isn't necessary in this day and age. That being said, if you want to feel nostalgic for sandbox games from a decade or so ago then it's definitely worth checking out.
  13. Feb 19, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 is a fun game that copies and improves what previous iterations of the franchise did well... But not much else, giving us an uninteresting story and subpar variety on its campaign. And for the multiplayer part of the game: you just can forget it by now. Simply forgettable.
  14. Feb 18, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 is by no means original, but it offers a colorful and fun alternative to all the meticulous and deadly serious games in the gaming market right now.
  15. Feb 15, 2019
    70
    Terry Crews is here, but he isn't given a chance to really steal the show. (Which is what we know he does best.) It isn't well organized, when it comes to missions and following the story. What is available works well enough, but it doesn't do anything to really set itself apart in a way you would expect from a AAA, first-party game.
  16. Feb 15, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 isn't an instant hit, but after a slow start it rapidly builds into an action-packed shooter with brilliant character control and movement. While orb collecting is the key for prolonged play, the campaign in Crackdown 3 is always entertaining and visually there's a lot to appreciate if you look at the bigger picture. Crackdown is back. Shame about the multiplayer Wrecking Zone, though.
  17. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    By happy accident, sheer luck, or exaggerated expectations of open worlds, Crackdown 3 works by doing the minimum. And these days, the minimum feels like a reprieve.
  18. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Despite its average and sometimes problematic gameplay, despite a poor multiplayer mode, Crackdown 3 is a nice open wold game with various activities and a mafia to take down boss after boss.
  19. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 nails the increased sense of power while evolving our agents and it's got satisfying combat and platforming, but it feels too outdated, or maybe underdeveloped, in many areas. Its forgettable multiplayer component doesn't help either.
  20. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Cracking the formula it set out with 12 years ago, Crackdown 3 delivers the solid and structured, though limited, gameplay of gunning down your enemies while leaping across vast distance and heights. Even if nothing especially new has been added to that formula. The multiplayer, however, feels more like a cop-out than anything.
  21. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 is a great rendition to the franchise roots. This third game takes back the essence lost in Crackdown 2, and still can provide a fun and addictive gameplay.
  22. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    There’s a time and place for games like Crackdown 3. It’s not bad by any means, it’s even quantifiably good and enjoyable. However, while games can be lauded for not following trends, there’s a difference between carving your own path and simply not innovating. You will have a blast playing Crackdown 3, but it won’t stay with you after the credits roll and even the 1,000 orbs to collect might not keep you playing. Much like the old friend, perhaps our lives don’t gel as well as they used to, maybe Crackdown is better left as a cherished memory.
  23. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    The term 'more of the same' is bandied about a lot in this industry, but when it comes to Crackdown 3, it is absolutely more of the same. With a few tweaks here and there, and a new city, there’s no doubting that the gameplay still absolutely holds up. The structure and busywork tasks issues still persist from previous iterations though, which is perhaps the most disappointing aspect. Fun but repetitive best sums up Crackdown 3.
  24. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 is just more Crackdown. For some players, that will be enough. But compared to what Crackdown 3 initially promised, what we ended up with seems lacking in depth and destruction. When it’s good, like with its boss fights, there’s nothing like it. Unfortunately, there’s just too much filler, and with its most exciting feature demoted to a fairly minor multiplayer mode, Crackdown 3 just isn’t the step forward that it could have been.
  25. 70
    Crackdown 3 is without a doubt the best Crackdown yet. It successfully builds upon the previous two games to offer an open world experience that, while formulaic, is still incredibly enticing. This is in part due to the very flexible combat system, which offers heaps of different ways to be as destructive as possible. It’s structure has been seen before, sure, and as such Crackdown 3 doesn’t break ground in many ways, but it’s still such an enjoyable experience that I’m not sure it entirely matters.
  26. Feb 14, 2019
    70
    Crackdown 3 manages to escape its troubled development in style, offering up a somewhat safe return to the superhero cop action of its predecessors in a bright and unpretentious campaign. It feels like the perfect antidote to some of the more bloated open world experiences of recent years. You can also briefly revel in the Wrecking Zone’s glorious destruction, even if all that fancy cloud tech simply leaves you hungry for what the game could have been.
  27. Feb 20, 2019
    69
    As for Crackdown 3’s value, there is no doubt that you’ll get your best ‘bang for the buck’ if you subscribe to Xbox’s Game Pass given its inclusion in the subscription service; however, as a game that you buy on it’s own, it is somewhat tough to recommend as a must buy at such a high price. In the end, Crackdown 3 could have been so much more, but for what it is, it is a title that you just put your brain on pause, work at getting your “kills for skills”, blow sh*t up and save New Providence city, while sometimes taking a break to play in the Wrecking Zone now and then. It’s a simple premise, but it is one that can be fun.
  28. Feb 14, 2019
    68
    Crackdown 3 is an old school game that doesn't do anything to sound fresh and new. Sometimes it's fun, but in the long run it's just out of this timeline.
  29. Feb 19, 2019
    67
    Crackdown 3 dishes up a very basic and outdated experience. Still, it gives us a brilliant feeling of progression and also the hunt for Orbs is pretty fun. At least, coming from a gamer with a huge lack of taste.
  30. Feb 16, 2019
    66
    Crackdown 3 is a great sequel. Basically is the same as the original 2007 Crackdown, with more enemies, a bigger city and 4K resolution, but the core is still the same, with mechanics problems and a multiplayer which is only a means to justify the ''cloud computing power'' that we saw on the game reveal. Great if you have Game Pass.
  31. Feb 16, 2019
    65
    Crackdown 3 is technically the best entry in the series to date – but doesn’t feel like a 2019 reincarnation of the franchise. It feels like a soft reboot of the 2007 game with 2009-era gameplay and graphics that are impressive due to their lack of slowdown and crisp appearance, but little else.
  32. Feb 16, 2019
    65
    Crackdown 3 feels like an Xbox 360 title running in 4K. In small doses, the action’s a lot of fun. I love jumping around the city and blowing stuff up, but I can’t imagine this is the follow-up fans deserve. I hate to say it, but Crackdown 3 would more than likely pale in comparison to other open world games released over a decade ago like Infamous, Prototype, and Borderlands. It’s not awful or even all that boring, but the gameplay isn’t anything we haven’t already experienced in the series twelve-year history.
  33. Feb 14, 2019
    65
    As a big fan of the first part, it's not easy for me to say that, but Crackdown 3 is at least five years late...This is all the sadder, because the mechanics in Crackdown 3 are quite solid and I especially enjoy the search for the movement Orbs. But the bottom line is the sobering result of a developmental odyssey, which will probably be the last nail for the series.
  34. Feb 14, 2019
    65
    The asymmetrical world / hero match we expected to have more bite, and the overall game is both a futuristic wannabe in multiplayer as classic and structurally simplistic in the single-player.
  35. Feb 14, 2019
    65
    Crackdown 3 has more weaknesses than virtues. Its plot is very simple and even becomes predictable. Although it has a good idea in the aesthetic section, it is diminished by the scant care that was put into the details. On the other hand, the gameplay of Crackdown 3 is more chaotic and frustrating than it is appreciated in the videos prior to the release of the game. Its commands have a strange response and despite having a good-sized map, going through it becomes a repetitive activity that takes away much of its brightness. In general, the experience of Crackdown 3 leaves much to be desired, taking into account that this is the first Xbox exclusive in 2019 and that the game was in development for a long time.
  36. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Mar 20, 2019
    64
    We can't recommend Crackdown 3 in good faith. It has its moments, but you need to be a fan of uncomplicated run'n'gun gameplay to enjoy them – and even then, the action takes way too long to pick up. [Issue#236, p.42]
  37. Feb 19, 2019
    60
    No matter the many moments of fun to be had with the impressive size and scope of the environments to explore and explode within – there’s a disjointed feel to much of Crackdown 3. A feel that ultimately means it fails to reach the charming heights of the original.
  38. Feb 18, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 offers occasional glimpses of fun, but it's far too bogged down by outdated mechanics, bugs, and disappointing multiplayer to be worth anywhere near the full asking price.
  39. Feb 18, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 doesn't have bad ideas, some are interesting and at least for the single player, it works. The real problem is that it is not enough: the gameplay may be fun, but the production as a whole is already dated, and too short in duration.
  40. Feb 18, 2019
    60
    Though there are moments here that’ll bring a smile to your face, Crackdown 3 is crammed with ideas and game design choices that were done better over a decade ago. Just play the original game and wash your hands of this version.
  41. Feb 15, 2019
    60
    A disappointing sequel for one of the biggest and fresh hits of the Xbox 360 generation. repetitive and careless, shows the lack of experience of his developers in sandbox games. However, his skill development are satisfying at the end-game. Sadly, a wasted opportunity to bring back the shine of the franchise.
  42. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    The game isn’t the visual masterpiece one would expect from a AAA production, but it isn’t without its charm. It’s with Wrecking Zone that Sumo Digital stretches their wings thanks to the chaos of destructible environments, but the glaring lack of content and missing features makes it more of a curiosity rather than a fully fleshed out mode.
  43. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    I can’t help but feel that a bigger, better and arguably more ambitious vision of Crackdown 3 existed before this incarnation – one that would have made use of the cloud technology Microsoft so proudly boasted about only a few years ago. Now it feels like a pipedream, as we’re left with a serviceable yet forgettable world to explore.
  44. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    The mission structure is repetitive, the story’s utter wallop, and the baddies are there for shooting practice. But, damn it, it’s fun being an over-powered superhero scaling a building in Crackdown 3.
  45. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    It’s still entertaining. A repetitive kind of entertaining, but entertaining nonetheless. You’ll get a kick out of smashing robots up with your bare hands and you’ll fist pump in joy when you make a death-defying leap across a tower block. Its clipped length works in its favor as it never truly outstays its welcome.
  46. 60
    Short and not very good, Crackdown 3 has few things to point to as reasons to exist.
  47. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 is bonkers chaotic fun but also a case of wasted potential. The series deserved an iterative revival but instead, we have the tried-and-tested Crackdown backbone with remastered visuals and a touch more chaos, sadly squandering the promise of its few interesting additions in the process.
  48. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Just don’t expect to come away with any fond memories or exciting stories to tell. You jump around collecting orbs, you shoot things and they blow up. And that’s it. But sometimes, that’s enough.
  49. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Really, it’s the kind of game that’s best enjoyed when you don’t think about it very hard. It’ll make 12-15 hours disappear in an ever-escalating sequence of rooftop-spanning leaps of faith, easily conquered shootouts and cartoonish face-offs against supervillains and giant robots. It’s as moreish as popcorn, and exactly as substantial.
  50. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    It's fitting that just days after Microsoft announced the name change of their internal production branch from Microsoft Studios to Xbox Game Studios, Crackdown 3's launch screen displays the old moniker. After a year of exciting studio acquisitions for the company in 2018 and a stronger push for first-party moving forward, Crackdown 3 is the last remnant of the bygone era of Smartglass, live-action/video game hybrids, and forced Kinect purchases. It survived the purge where Fable Legends and Scalebound did not, but even in its best moments, Crackdown 3's campaign feels like it was born too late.
  51. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 just doesn't meet contemporary standards as a premium $60 title, with dated visuals, thin gameplay features, and an under-delivered story. There are too many open world superhero-style games that simply do it better. That said, it's not a bad game, by any means. To enjoy Crackdown 3, you probably need to be the type of person who really likes basic sandbox mayhem, because that's effectively all Crackdown 3 has (and wants) to offer.
  52. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    In the end, Crackdown 3 isn’t a bad game. It’s just... fine. It’s largely inoffensive, the combat is generally OK, the driving is harmlessly average. Graphically, the game looks alright and retains the finely cel-shaded look adopted by the 2005 game. It’s a fun enough to spend a couple hours with at any given time, be it hunting orbs or taking down Terra Nova facilities. I imagine it’d be even better with friends, being one of those games that’s fun to meet up and just goof around for a little bit. The thing is, though, Crackdown 3 feels stuck in 2005. Hero-based open world games, like Spider-Man, Just Cause, hell, even Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto, have either pushed the genre further in their own ways or made playing around in sandboxes fun, fast, and thrilling. Crackdown 3 isn’t bad, it just drives aggressively down the middle of the road.
  53. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 is a good Crackdown game, which, unfortunately, doesn't mean much anymore.
  54. Feb 14, 2019
    60
    Crackdown 3 is an enjoyable mess.
  55. Feb 20, 2019
    58
    Crackdown 3 is certainly a mixed bag, what with a fun campaign mode that does come off a bit dated bogged down by a lackluster multiplayer mode that didn’t need to be included. However, it’s hard to argue against the Xbox Game Pass option, and Crackdown 3 is certainly worth the asking price for that program. I wouldn’t pay $60 for it, but $1.00 for the trial, or $10.00 for the monthly fee? Yeah, why not. It’s got enough to enjoy, more so if you enjoyed the original Crackdown, and won’t take up much of your time.
  56. Feb 19, 2019
    58
    Crackdown 3 does its best to ride on an action-packed wave of nostalgia, but in the end all it succeeds in doing is face-planting straight into a morass of tedium and frustration. Even the most stalwart Crackdown fans will likely wonder if the long wait was worth the final result.
  57. Feb 16, 2019
    55
    Crackdown 3 is partying like it's 2010, ignoring almost every advancement the open-world genre has made in the past decade. The attempts at humor and provocation are forgettable, and if it wasn't for Echo and Goodwin in your ear, there would be almost no real meaning to any of it. Crackdown 3 excels at almost nothing, especially in comparison to several of its recent groundbreaking competitors. No matter how strong your agent can get or how much demolition you can cause, there are simply better cities to save.
  58. Feb 14, 2019
    55
    Crackdown 3 has really tried to take it to the next level. However, in the end it’ll only manage to convince those who already are followers of the franchise. The game is too plain, and it also consists of a multiplayer mode that, as of right now, feels like it is in its early stages.
  59. Feb 14, 2019
    55
    Crackdown 3 is the result of a difficult development and it shows. Few aspects shine in a set that seems from another generation.
  60. Mar 1, 2019
    50
    Although there is some fun to be had with Crackdown 3, in the end the game fails to truly deliver. The campaign is repetitive, short and the world feels empty for current standards. The multiplayer is the main letdown, with barely any exciting content.
  61. Feb 22, 2019
    50
    For now, Crackdown 3 has a great action-oriented gameplay foundation, but not the polish and/or memorable experience to back it up. If you’re a Crackdown fan, then you should definitely play it. If not, then you probably shouldn’t.
  62. Feb 19, 2019
    50
    When it comes right down to it, everything in Crackdown 3 is by-the-numbers game design, and the end result is not more than the sum of its parts. There are hints of good ideas in Crackdown 3, but the end product isn't worth the $60 purchase. Unless you're getting it free with your Game Pass subscription, you're better off downloading the original game (currently free for all) and playing that instead.
  63. 50
    Even at its best Crackdown 3 feels like a big chest of explosive, physics-driven toys to play with in a playground that's left wanting.
  64. Feb 18, 2019
    50
    The most damning thing I can say is I felt like Crackdown 3 knew I didn’t care about what I was doing—and never went out its way to even try pulling me back in.
  65. Feb 17, 2019
    50
    Crackdown 3's mediocre, collectible-heavy campaign and poor Wrecking Zone multiplayer are rarely satisfying busywork.
  66. Feb 16, 2019
    50
    It certainly delivers on letting you blow things up and jump around the city. However, a dozen years after the first Crackdown offered that same experience but failed to provide you with enough interesting content surrounding that, it's truly disappointing to see this latest iteration suffer from the very same problems.
  67. Feb 15, 2019
    50
    Sadly, Crackdown 3 falls short of expectations, and there isn't much to save here. With sky-high ambitions, the game doesn't deliver much more than a load of fun action, wrapped into a severely outdated outfit.
  68. Problem is, even the spectacular action grows tedious in short order thanks to lazy mission design. It seems nearly everything we do is based on simple math. Kill X number of bad guys to make them retreat. Blow up Y number of power sources to unlock a door. Destroy Z number of this type of facility in order to draw out the next boss. It’s about as basic as it gets.
  69. Feb 14, 2019
    50
    Crackdown 3 feels like a remnant from another console-era, a time in which open-world games were still a novelty.
  70. Feb 14, 2019
    50
    Unfortunately, Sumo Digital's game suffers from many technical weaknesses that betray its origins, and a game-design that's too limited, which struggles to captivate past the first hours of discovery.
  71. Feb 14, 2019
    50
    An unlucky product, born under a bad star, passed from hand to hand without anyone being able to fix it. A pity, but now that all the fears have been confirmed, we can at least look beyond.
  72. Feb 14, 2019
    50
    Despite how much I wanted to enjoy Crackdown 3, I can’t say that it’s anything but disappointing.
  73. Feb 14, 2019
    50
    Crackdown 3 is an Xbox 360 game pretending to belong in the current console generation.
  74. Feb 15, 2019
    45
    Crackdown 3’s campaign is shockingly under-baked, consisting of little more than overly repetitive mission structure, hit and miss functionality, and several technical issues. Things don’t fare any better in its Wrecking Zone. Whilst its multiplayer component does indeed house some potential that may be realized through post-launch support, as it stands in its current form, it’s a shameful representation of Microsoft’s lofty promises.
  75. Feb 14, 2019
    45
    If you liked the original Crackdown and want basically more of that, then you’ve found your game. If you want a modern first party AAA game, look elsewhere.
  76. Apr 5, 2019
    40
    Crackdown 3 wastes its potential in both the woefully boring campaign and the completely uninteresting, barely functional multiplayer. The open-world city is just as empty as the game itself.
  77. Feb 22, 2019
    40
    Crackdown 3 forgets the twelve years of innovation in videogames and ends up being a repetitive, boring game.
  78. Feb 19, 2019
    40
    Crackdown 3 is a 6th or 7th generation title released in 2019, and is weak and shallow in every possible respect. The multiplayer section of the game is the most pointless experience in the video games industry in years and is suffering from a serious lack of content. Crackdown 3 might only be able to entertain fans of the series for maybe a few hours, and nothing more.
  79. Feb 14, 2019
    40
    Crackdown 3 shows very little in the way of learning from the past or learning from the other open-world games that have graced consoles over the last nine years. Instead it feels slight, mindless, and dull. It feels like a gussied-up first-generation Xbox One game. Like the sort of game you might have expected to hear about back in 2014. In the here and now, though, there's... way less room for this sort of game on store shelves.
  80. Feb 14, 2019
    40
    It is a game in which inertia reigns. A sandbox that is desperately lacking a signpost. To the direction of fun would be much appreciated, but in truth, we’d just take one that would lead us to purpose. And yet, there is the dullest of silver linings…
  81. Feb 14, 2019
    40
    A tragic end to Crackdown 3’s long and painful journey, with an unremarkable campaign mode and a multiplayer that is a disaster in terms of tech and design.
  82. Feb 14, 2019
    40
    Crackdown 3 is a severely outdated sandbox title that neither pushes boundaries or evolves itself in any way. While it puts an emphasis on gameplay, the game does the absolute bare minimum to provide any entertainment for the player and, instead, creates a 20-hour-long headache.
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  1. Feb 14, 2019
    When you're not dealing with combat-related annoyances, there is some fun to be had just running and jumping through Crackdown's brutally beautiful authoritarian world, looking for shiny orbs. It's too bad that this is only half of this half-baked game.
  2. Feb 18, 2019
    These developers missed the fact that Crackdown’s genius wasn’t in providing an almost endless number of arcane things to find, but in the reward for finding them – namely, wonder-giving abilities. The plague of collectibles has, in recent years, had a wearying effect: never have video games felt more like work.
  3. Feb 18, 2019
    One of the great open-world templates fails to come into focus in this well-meaning, if embattled, sequel.
  4. Feb 14, 2019
    We’ve ended up with 12 to 15 hours of uncomplicated fun that recaptures the good stuff about the first two Crackdown games, without offering much of an evolution. It’s like the last 10 years just didn’t happen.
  5. Feb 14, 2019
    Crackdown 3 is basically a can of Pringles in video game form: rapidly consumed, only vaguely satisfying, and completely forgotten within minutes.
  6. Feb 14, 2019
    Crackdown 3 is a playpen of combat and destruction that sets itself up as a liberating journey into a barbarous fantasy of wanton mayhem. But its central proposition — the freedom to do as I please — is undermined by frustrating design compromises.
  7. Mar 2, 2019
    Crackdown 3 is too much of everything, but that's why it's fun.
  8. Feb 17, 2019
    I regret to inform you that Crackdown 3 is, well, sh*t really. It's not fun to say, but it is what it is. Crackdown 3 is an uninspired, lazy retread of the original Crackdown which they might have gotten away with if this was 2007, but it's not 2007. So this game just looks and feels like something that's over 10 years old. Feels like a budget title at best, and not a good budget title either.
  9. Feb 14, 2019
    At this point, though, I’m just relieved and a little surprised that Microsoft and Sumo managed to ship another competent Crackdown game. Like most of what you’ll find on Netflix, it won’t blow your mind — but it’ll go out of its way to make you feel at home.
  10. Feb 14, 2019
    I’d be extremely hesitant to recommend anyone part with $60 for it. There’s just not enough here. Still, all things considered, Crackdown 3 being this enjoyable represents a minor miracle, and I’d love to see what these teams are capable of with the franchise without being dicked around by corporate for half a decade.
User Score
4.1

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 873 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Feb 15, 2019
    3
    Not a 2019 game , how this took five years to develop is beyond me. That said, the game has mindless fun and well thats it, but you cant helpNot a 2019 game , how this took five years to develop is beyond me. That said, the game has mindless fun and well thats it, but you cant help that feel that there are games that have done what crackdown does better. Furthermore coming at a time where games like God of war and red dead redemption have raised the bar for games just kills it. But if you enjoyed crackdown 1 & 2 , you will certainly enjoy this game Full Review »
  2. Feb 15, 2019
    10
    The internet strikes again! Everyone loves to hate a game but this is genuinely REALLY GOOD, SOLID FUN! The weapons are great and it doesn’tThe internet strikes again! Everyone loves to hate a game but this is genuinely REALLY GOOD, SOLID FUN! The weapons are great and it doesn’t take itself too seriously. It was never going to be RDR2, but for good reason. It’s a game that indulges in collecting and powering up! Simple, clean, good solid fun.

    ...and coop is a blast :) should have made it 4 player though
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  3. Feb 15, 2019
    9
    Having played a good 3 or 4 hours of this game, its really nowhere near as bad as people are saying. It plays, feels and looks like aHaving played a good 3 or 4 hours of this game, its really nowhere near as bad as people are saying. It plays, feels and looks like a Crackdown game, and I'm really enjoying it. Its just old school shooter, goofy popcorn fun, which might not to be reviewers tastes. If you've got gamepass go give it a go! Full Review »