It’s been so long that it’s probably come as a bit of a surprise to many that Crackdown 3 is finally here for all to bask in its exciting, exhilarating, explosion-fuelled glory. Today is the day Crackdown 3 is a reality.
In Crackdown 3, you, as the infamous Agent, have been tasked with entering the neon sci-fi city of New Providence to take down a threat larger than you have ever experienced before. Terra Nova, the wide-scale multi-operational mafia syndicate, is slowly taking over the city, setting up compounds and boss HQs in order to assert their dominance and control over all who inhabit the area.
In true Crackdown fashion, it falls upon you to gradually level up your own character with the latest in combat and traversal skills, and slowly but surely take back New Providence from evil clutches. Of course, as you would expect, you will mostly be doing this by heading into compounds and bases, proceeding to blow the smithereens out of anything and everything you lay your eyes on!
Utilising the new ‘Gangs Bite Back’ system will make this task slightly more tactical, as taking down certain areas and crime figures will see the gangs retaliate – you may even be able to draw out a mob Boss so you don’t have to hunt them down.
When you aren’t finding yourself progressing through the story, it’ll be a good idea to make use of the returning ‘Skills for Kills’ system, in which the more weapons you use, and the different ways you perform kills, will see you rewarded with those infamous Crackdown orbs – the life-blood for upgrading your core skills.
Multiplayer-wise and there are two primary ways in which you can enjoy the fun of Crackdown 3 with a friend. Firstly, you may wish to explore the open-world and campaign with an online coop buddy, or if it is competitive action you desire then the new Wrecking Zone mode should suffice – eventually. In this, you will go up against others in order to reap the most destruction and win the game. Here everything is fully-destructible and with the Xbox One X Enhanced visuals the fire and smoke looks just that little bit better: let your Agents go mad and you will be well rewarded.
For Xbox Game Pass members, Crackdown 3 is now available to download for no extra charge, but if you aren’t a Game Pass subscriber then you’ll find Crackdown 3 on Xbox One available from the Xbox Store for £49.99. It can also be played on PC as Crackdown 3 is an Xbox Play Anywhere title.
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Time to step up your boom and stop crime as a super-powered Agent in Crackdown 3’s open-world sandbox of mayhem and destruction. Explore the heights of New Providence, tear up the streets in iconic vehicles, and use your powerful abilities to stop a ruthless criminal empire. Play the campaign solo or with a friend in co-op mode or compete in the all-new “Wrecking Zone,” a multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon. Online multiplayer requires Xbox Live Gold subscription (sold separately). Level Up Your Agent • Level up your super-Agent skills to move as fast as lightning, jump over skyscrapers, hurl trucks at your enemies and protect the city from cold-blooded criminals. Dangerous Open-World Playground • Play solo or with a friend in co-op mode to explore an expansive, vertical world to infiltrate crime lords and take down their syndicates. Take a BOOM Out of Crime • Lure vindictive crime lords out of hiding by completing objectives, attacking criminal operations and taking out high-value captains. All-New Multiplayer “Wrecking Zone” • Crackdown 3 includes the all-new “Wrecking Zone” – an explosive competition with unique modes where destruction is your ultimate weapon against friends and rivals. ***Xbox Live Gold membership required for online multiplayer on Xbox One (sold separately). Play on one device at a time. PC hardware requirements may vary for games on Windows 10. Enhanced features for Xbox One X subject to release of a content update. Games information at xbox.com/enhanced. Specific enhancements vary by game.