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5 / 10.0
Feb 20, 2019

Crackdown 3's mediocre, collectible-heavy campaign and poor Wrecking Zone multiplayer are rarely satisfying busywork.

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No Recommendation / Blank
Feb 18, 2019

One of the great open-world templates fails to come into focus in this well-meaning, if embattled, sequel.

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60 / 100
Feb 15, 2019

Repetitive and middling, Crackdown 3 is a totally average open-world game that doesn't give itself a way to stand out.

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5.5 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2019
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Feb 14, 2019

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

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4 / 10
Feb 14, 2019

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.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 15, 2019

Crackdown 3's campaign is like a thawed-out relic from more than a decade ago. Multiplayer's environmental destruction is interesting in concept, but its bare-bones nature keeps it from being more than a curiosity

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5 / 10
Feb 15, 2019

Crackdown 3's campaign is short on new ideas and relies too heavily on its core loop of collecting orbs and throwing heavy objects around.

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Unscored
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.

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Feb 14, 2019

Just go play Crackdown 1 again.

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USgamer

Top Critic

Feb 15, 2019

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.

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Feb 14, 2019

Crackdown 3 has had years of build-up and, well, it’s just Crackdown with a tiny bit of new-gen polish. That’s not a bad thing, not by any stretch, but in a February dotted with potentially fantastic releases, it’s going to be an ultimate forgettable one.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

Crackdown 3 is a good Crackdown game, which, unfortunately, doesn't mean much anymore. Modern game design has surpassed the Crackdown model by leaps and bounds -- as high and far as an agent can jump. The most remarkable thing about Crackdown 3 is how unambitious it is. It's content to come off as dated, like a relic from a bygone era. That can be comforting in a way, but it's immeasurably more disappointing. Crackdown 3, just like its kin, is only a distraction and nothing more.

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84 / 100
Feb 14, 2019

It mantains 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.

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7 / 10
Feb 14, 2019

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.

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Unscored
Feb 14, 2019

There are better ways to get your superhero action fix, but there are worse ones, too. Crackdown 3 is at least worth a try.

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6 / 10.0
Feb 16, 2019

Crackdown 3 is stuck in an earlier era and offers nothing new to the Open World Games, or even to its own chain.

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7 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

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 a subpar variety on its campaign. And for the multiplayer part of the game: you just can forget it by now. Simply forgettable.

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6.8 / 10.0
Feb 14, 2019

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.

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VG247

Top Critic

Unscored
Feb 14, 2019

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.

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