Parents' Guide to

Crackdown 2

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Bloody super-cop shooter sequel for mature gamers.

Game Xbox 360 2010
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+

Good for mature kids

This game is a bit gory but it would not effect you at all it is so cartoony that it is not disturbing, the language is....well, ok for a kid as long as he/she is mature enough other than that no problem. There is a good part to it though its not like GTA where your a bad person your a agent who works for the government who tries to get rid of zombies and gangs, I say it it sends a positive message.
age 18+

frickin good

it is really frikin awsome

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (25 ):

Yes, it's a solid "B"-grade game, but fans of the original Crackdown should be aware that developer Ruffian Games didn't add too much to this sequel. Except for some new multiplayer options and other minor tweaks, it really is just more of the same. Those expecting a new direction for the series might be disappointed. Also, the missions become repetitive after a short while.

That being said, the game's over-the-top gameplay, emphasis on verticality, tight control, and colorful art style all help make this action game a good pick – especially for those who prefer taking to the streets alongside (or against) friends online. Crackdown 2 won't be one of the best games of 2010, but it delivers a lot of gratifying gameplay for mature Xbox 360 owners.

Online interaction: The game supports a number of multiplayer game modes -- including four-player co-op and 16-player competitive play. Gamers with a headset microphone can chat during gameplay if desired, which means it's possible to hear profanity spoken by others as well as communicate with strangers in online matches.

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft Studios
  • Release date: July 6, 2010
  • Genre: Action/Adventure
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood and Gore, Strong Language, Violence
  • Last updated: August 30, 2016

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