20 Songs, 1 Hour 7 Minutes

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5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Michel Sabbagh ,

Sets a new high bar for open-world and techno tracks

While the previous Crackdown titles sported fairly catchy tracks that kept players busy as they gallivanted around the sandbox, the third entry’s enlistment of Finishing Move cranks the energy and feeling of catharsis all the way up to 11.

From the melodious Echo to the high-octane Bleed Justice, each track lives up to the uptempo standard set by the others while still embodying their own mood and identity. Tangible crescendos, shifts between serene and rousing beats, and varied leitmotifs help establish the idea that you as an agent are surveying and conquering a daunting vertical metropolis.

My only reservation is that I wish the selection of tracks were more extensive. While 20 is no small number, the fact that Crackdown 3 is a game whose nooks and crannies are meant to be thoroughly explored (gotta catch them orbs!) means that one may be yearning for more after a while.

Without hesitation a must-listen.