Crackdown is an open world, third-person shooter video game for the
Xbox 360. Released in 2007, Crackdown was developed by Realtime Worlds,
and distributed by Microsoft Game Studios. It was conceived by Realtime
Worlds' founder, David Jones (pictured), who also created Grand Theft
Auto and Lemmings. Set in the fictional Pacific City, the player
controls a cybernetically enhanced Agent, whose abilities improve by
defeating the crime lords and their organized crime syndicates, as well
as by completing optional activities, such as street races and
scavenger hunts. The gameplay is nonlinear: instead of following a
rigid mission sequence, players are free to select the approach to
completing their missions and activities. The game features a
two-player cooperative play mode via Xbox Live. Crackdown, initially
planned for release on the original Xbox console, was envisioned as a
vast world in which players could experiment and explore freely.
Microsoft Game Studios bundled Crackdown with an access code to the
multiplayer test version of the much-anticipated Halo 3 Beta. The game
sold 1.5 million copies in its first six months of release. Crackdown
received positive reviews and has garnered several awards for its
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