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You Can Play The Original Crackdown For Free Before Crackdown 3 Launches

Marcus Stewart

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Crackdown 3 releases February 15 (assuming it doesn’t suffer yet another delay). To both celebrate the occasion and prep fans for what’s to come, Microsoft is currently giving away the first game for free.


This promotion of course refers to the digital version, which is available via Xbox One backwards compatibility. The game also benefits from Xbox One X enhancements, meaning it performs a bit smoother than you remember. Microsoft’s Larry Hryb AKA Major Nelson announced the news on Twitter but didn’t mention if this would be a permanent giveaway or only last until the end of Crackdown 3’s launch window.  I would imagine the latter case to be true, so I recommend grabbing your copy sooner than later just to be on the safe side. 


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Crackdown originally released for the Xbox 360 in 2007. Players control a superpowered Agent pursuing three crime lords in the fictional Pacific City. Bringing them to justice involves wrecking the sandbox world with tons of firearms while leaping around and chucking cars like the Hulk. It received glowing reviews at the time and was followed by a 2010 sequel that was less warmly received (and made by a different developer). Crackdown 3 was first announced at Microsoft’s E3 2014 briefing. It has hit numerous development potholes on the road to its release next week. 


Planning to give Crackdown one more go around before the third entry arrives? Or are you leaping into the game for the first time? Sound off in the comments!


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Edited by Marcus Stewart

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