Design: Randall Montanari
It's difficult to overstate the impact of the Grand Theft Auto series on the gaming landscape, but we don't need to tell you that; there's been a huge number of games attempting to capture a bit of the GTA III magic over the last half-decade. The Xbox 360 has seen a couple of entries into the sandbox game genre, with the story-driven Saints Row being arguably the best. Now comes along Crackdown, which is a decidedly more free-form action game.
Crackdown casts you as the last bastion of hope in a world overrun by crime. As a genetically enhanced law officer of the group known as The Agency, your goal is to head into Pacific City and take down the three gangs that have turned it into a festering pit of crime. Your enhancements will greatly help you out, since you'll become more proficient in a number of core skills as you play the game, which in turn will allow you to take on bigger challenges.
GameSpot's Game Guide to Crackdown will help you navigate through Pacific City and take out the baddest of the bad guys. In addition to tips on skills and achievements, we have a complete walkthrough for the game, with video showing off some of the more devious shortcuts you can take to the bosses. Enjoy!