The Crackdown 2 demo came out today, and I thought I might have a little bash at it. I have to admit though that I’ve never played the first one. Seen it being played, but never actually played it myself. All I really knew was that you could jump, lots, and very high. Oh yeah, and you had a gun, that’s always a plus point for me.
A twisted virus has been inflicted upon the unsuspecting citizens of Pacific City, and it’s your job as a genetically modified agent to try and stop the spread before its too late. Having to fight against the infected and enemy civilian organisation The Cell, it’s not going to be an easy battle to win, but someone has to try.
Certain sections of the demo showed a small floating Xbox icon, indicating where a friend could join in and help for campaign co-op, and judging by the amount of enemies you need to fend off from time to time, a little helping hand will be most welcome. Multiplayer has now also been boosted to allow for 4 player co-op.
I only had 30 minutes to get as far as I could in the demo, but the main premise I got from the game was this; you shoot the infected, jump really high, and drive around the city really fast mowing down more infected in the process. This is my idea of a good time. It’s super speedy, completely insane to watch, and a whole load of fun. Hordes of enemies raced at me and swarmed me before I even knew it, leaving me to boot them in the face, blow them up or simply fill them with bullets. You couldn’t ask for more. Gameplay locations range between roof top battles with The Cell and underground tunnel brawls with the infected to keep things fun and exciting. The demo also has several achievements that you can earn, and will in turn unlock once you purchase the full game.
Epic explosions, flying limbs and extreme jumping, Crackdown 2 looks awesome, and I for one will definitely be getting my hands on this action adventure shooter next month.