Crackdown 3 was supposed to launch many months ago, but was pushed back to February 15 to polish up the experience. Luckily, it’s available right now through the Microsoft Store. You can buy it for $60, or you can grab it with Xbox Game Pass, for $10 a month.

Crackdown 3 hasn’t garnered the best reviews since February, and a lot of gamers criticized it for its poor story and unpolished multiplayer. In order to make it up to players, Microsoft announced that Crackdown 2 was joining backward compatible and go free. If you’re an Xbox One owner, you can download the game right now. However, some users are reporting that at checkout it still costs $20, so be sure that it’s listed for free when you do. Just head over to the Xbox 360 Marketplace and redeem it.
That’s not all though. Crackdown 3 is getting the “Keys to the City” content soon. Keys to the City was a cheat mode in the original Crackdown and Crackdown 2 which started you off as a god-level agent, wrecking havoc around town. It also allowed players to access other features like unlimited ammo. You can read a complete list below which was posted on Fandom.

  • God Mode: Renders your agent immune to all forms of damage. Any vehicle you enter will also share this trait.
  • Unlimited Ammo: Renders all weapons with unlimited ammo but you do have to reload.
  • Public Enemy: Enemies deploy their full wrath against you endlessly.
  • Diplomatic Immunity: Enemies will not retaliate, no matter what you do.
  • Spawning: Summon vehicles, allies, enemies, and more to where you are.
  • Radio: Change the game music
  • Freeze Time: Stop current game time.
  • All Enemies Active: Toggles whether enemies can spawn naturally.
  • Empty Streets: The city becomes abandoned.

It was a lot of fun so it’s great to see that it’s making a return in Crackdown 3. However, we don’t know which modes will be in Crackdown 3’s Keys to the City. The game definitely needs a lot of nostalgic content to keep players hooked.

Are you interested in Crackdown 3? Are you excited to play Crackdown 2 on Xbox One again? Let us know.

Explosive playground

Crackdown 3

Your every day sandbox

Crackdown 3 is a decent sandbox experience that falls short of modern standards, but as an Xbox Game Pass title, it offers some good mindless fun.

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