Crackdown demo blows away competition

Microsoft's recent Crackdown demo, a free download available only for Gold Tier members on Marketplace, this week made Microsoft history.

That's right, beating out top downloads like Lost Planet and Fight Night among others, Microsoft's Crackdown demo, released on January 23, kicked everyone else's asses. Microsoft told IGN that this week the Crackdown playable demo was the most downloaded demo for a 24-hour period and the most downloaded demo during a seven day (week-long) period.

All this and the Halo 3 Beta wasn't even included. Slight jest there, but it's true. Perhaps gamers are finding they like Realtime Worlds' game more than they initially did? Perhaps word of mouth was the key? Perhaps co-op gaming was smartly realized in Crackdown (you could play the demo online with two players)? There are probably many reasons and all of these assuredly pertain.

Microsoft wouldn't release actual numbers, but is likely to do so in the near future.

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its because everyone wants to know whether they're wasting £40 on the game just for the halo 3 beta or whether its actually worth playing as well

its a very good game imo so its not a waste of money

I didn't like Crackdown when I played the demo the first time. But that was probably because I got stuck on one part of the first mission, and I just went around killing everyone. I gave it another go a couple of days later, and I liked it. I like the fact that a Celldweller song is in the soundtrack. I don't like the fact that those Los Muertos cars only have latin hip-hop music, or whatever you call it.

Perhaps gamers are finding they like Realtime Worlds’ game more than they initially did? Perhaps word of mouth was the key? Perhaps co-op gaming was smartly realized in Crackdown (you could play the demo online with two players)?
Or perhaps they just want to see what comes free with their Halo 3 Beta purchase?

It likely is but I still doubt it would have received this kind of reception had it not been for the fact that buyers will be getting Halo 3 beta entry.

spacer said,
Explain how it isn't.

I don't see the ability to throw cars, jump over buildings and playing in A COP in GTA. If we're going with huge generalisations shall we call Splinter Cell a clone of Metal Gear?

spacer said,

Explain how it isn't.

Well if you combine The Hulk, Need for Speed and Just Cause do you get GTA?

acxz said,
Well if you combine The Hulk, Need for Speed and Just Cause do you get GTA?

It's still the same formula. The story looks to be far worse.

Who are these supersoldiers who throw giant glowing bowling balls to fight "gangs"? Why are there jump platforms all over the city? How come with all this technology, everyone is still driving regular automobiles?

Why did it have to be gangs? That's clearly a GTA ripoff. It could have been terrorists, or any number of things, instead it's gangs.

toadeater said,
Who are these supersoldiers who throw giant glowing bowling balls to fight "gangs"? Why are there jump platforms all over the city? How come with all this technology, everyone is still driving regular automobiles?

Why did it have to be gangs? That's clearly a GTA ripoff. It could have been terrorists, or any number of things, instead it's gangs.

Because it's fun? :rolleyes:

Syndicate had gangs. It had cars. It had guns. Yet no one is telling GTA it ripped them off. These silly comparisons of games which are alike but aren't a clone. It's like telling every FPS developer they copied Doom or Half life 2.