Crackdown 3 is a game full of problems. The story is weak. The environments are bland. The controls feel distinctly like a game over a decade old. The mission objectives quickly become repetitive. But despite all of this, it feels refreshing. So many open-world games now fixate on realism, replicating the lives of real people through NPCs, constructing accurate representations of cathedrals and cities. Crackdown 3, though, is a game world designed to be played in. There are so many aspects of Crackdown 3 that can be pointed out as older design sensibilities. It feels like a direct sequel to the 2007 original, with little innovation or change aside from nicer graphics, in many ways. But these game design aspects have been abandoned, despite being enjoyable. Just as 2D platformers have seen a resurgence in the indie scene, the older open-world design sensibilities of Crackdown 3 still deserve to be used and appreciated. King of the hill Buildings in Crackdown 3 are not places where … [Read more...] about How Crackdown 3’s open world avoids feeling dated as hell
If you’ve been following Crackdown 3 on it’s way up to launch, then you will have no doubt seen the impressive tech demos Microsoft once proudly displayed. They included skyscrapers crumbling, your weapon chipping tiny rocks away from walls, and pieces of debris that can be picked up and thrown individually. It was the game that displayed Microsoft’s touted cloud-powered physics, and it was meant to be the game that proved the Xbox could stand up to its biggest direct competitor. Well, it’s been a long time since then, and now, shortly after Crackdown 3‘s release, it’s fair to say the game has suffered a considerable downgrade. If you haven’t been looking at reviews for Crackdown 3 but you saw the demonstrations from 2015, then you would be shocked to see a very different game. The campaign is bereft of any of the destruction physics that were publicized so heavily just a few years earlier. It’s a straight sequel to the original … [Read more...] about Were Crackdown 3’s cloud-powered physics downgraded?
One thing to keep an eye out for in Crackdown 3 is Prisoner Hardpoints. They are not easy to spot and are visible on the map only when you are very close to them. Our Prisoner Hardpoint Locations Guide will help you find these militia scattered around the New Providence. Crackdown 3 Prisoner Hardpoint Locations Although these are not an actual requirement to complete the story, if you are an Achievement Hunter, you may want to look for these Prisoner Hardpoints. Searching for these can be a hassle, so I have listed locations of these Crackdown 3 Militia Points. Once located, simply head over to the “Jail Bar” icon on your map and unlock each Prisoner Cell. There are 12 Prisoner Hardpoints located around New Providence. Freeing each one of these militias will to earn you the “Liberator” Achievement as well as recruiting some of them to fight alongside you. However, the main incentive is the Achievement because while having more recruits to join your army sounds … [Read more...] about Crackdown 3 Prisoner Hardpoint Locations Guide
We’ve prepared this Crackdown 3 Beginners Tips Guide which will inform of you all sorts of neat tips and tricks to have a more exciting time in exploring the world of Crackdown 3. Crackdown 3 Beginners Guide Crackdown 3 is finally here after several delays and the chaos that the fans of the series yearned for is better than ever. With lots of action, chaotic destruction, and the added perk of being able to play as Terry Crews, you can enjoy Agility Orb hunting like never before. If you don’t know where to start with this game, don’t worry! 1. Check the Map Once you get out of the starting region of the game, there’s a whole lot for you to explore. Luckily, Crackdown 3 has a very well designed map that gives you a sense of direction and scale. The map has a lot of verticality as it shows detailed designs of all the locations you will visit, climb or just generally move past. The more you explore of the map, the more things you’ll unlock such as places to … [Read more...] about Crackdown 3 Beginners Guide – Hidden Orbs, Best Early Game Skills, Best Weapons
The world of Crackdown 3 is your personal playground to fight, soar, and blow things up in creative and awesome ways. You’re going to have to level up your skills if you want to do all that in style so this Crackdown 3 Skills Guide will help you figure out all the different ones you can get. Crackdown 3 Abilities We’ve put together a list of Skills and Abilities you can unlock in Crackdown 3 as well as brief overviews of what they do. Whether you want to be more agile or level up your stats, this guide will be very helpful. There are 5 core abilities in Crackdown 3 i.e. Driving, Explosives, Agility, Firearms, and Strength. Each of these come with sets of unique skills that you get once you level up each ability. Driving Skills The Driving ability can be leveled up by doing Road Races or just by running down Terra Nova soldiers in a really fast car. The stat can also be leveled up with Stunt Rings, Monkey Moonshine Barrels, and Hidden Orbs. Skills Effects Level 0 … [Read more...] about Crackdown 3 Skills Guide – All Abilities, How to Level Up Skills