Crackdown 2 took Bioshock's twist and did it better


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  • ThatLonelyGoat
    ThatLonelyGoat  13 hours back

    Imagine beating Crackdown one, hearing that voice over " the entire world" and then loading up Crackdown 2 only to be back at the same map but less interesting and zombies. Horrible sequel to a great game

    • The Knight Von Despair

      Stanley Milgran D:

      • Madison Healey
        Madison Healey  1 weeks back

        Not to get political, but does ANY OF THIS SOUND FAMILIAR

        • YourAverageUser
          YourAverageUser  3 weeks back

          my god i only played the demo of 1 so while i had theory’s on the agency without the lack of 1s ending i could never confirm it

          • Vultrus
            Vultrus  4 weeks back

            If the point of making player characters complicit with evil organizations is to make players think about their actions and consequences then hiding that message in optional audio logs that you can't change your interactions based on undermines the whole point. Nobody playing crackdown thinks about police brutality or the CIA because they hid that message too well.

            Just like Starship Troopers the subversion is subtextual while the main text is so loud and propagandistic that it's more likely to convince someone to join the military or police than Google COINTELPRO.

            • Commandrogyne
              Commandrogyne  1 months back

              wow this is. an unfortunately familiar narrative

              • Annaleebie
                Annaleebie  2 months back

                Remember that "satire needs clarity of intent" picture with that guy in the shirt? Yeah if your twist is too subtle and hard to find it won't do it's job, which is a real shame, bc that game sounds really interesting but I never would have found out without this video

                • Jordan Spencer
                  Jordan Spencer  2 months back

                  I'd watch that movie

                  • Mr. Fondil Mabols
                    Mr. Fondil Mabols  2 months back

                    WHERE IS CATALINA IN 3

                    • Dom Guilfoyle
                      Dom Guilfoyle  2 months back

                      I love that this twist is basically just the USA's foreign policy.

                      • Vincent Celeste
                        Vincent Celeste  3 weeks back

                        don't go there with the USA comparison. cause that hits to many points that shows your just a anti western leftist at best and a Islamic sympathizer at worse and all degress of it to bott.

                    • StarMaverick
                      StarMaverick  2 months back

                      Am I the only one who like all crackdown games?

                      • Christina G
                        Christina G  3 months back

                        Polygon out here teaching us what to look out for in an authoritarian regime

                        • - M.D.N -
                          - M.D.N -  3 months back

                          Wait...what? I play Crackdown 1 alot , I wasn't paying attention to the story. Just blowing up stuff , and beating up the bad guys. This gives me more of a reason to mess with agents.

                          • shinobody
                            shinobody  3 months back

                            I believe it would be even better if there was a way to prevent Agency's plans... But hidden. Like, required you to do crazy amount of shit that isn't intuitive at all.

                            • Entropy Spawn
                              Entropy Spawn  4 months back

                              "Crackdown 2 doesn't bother with the illusion of free will or giving a message. It's just a nice, subversive narrative that, IF you pay attention, rewards you with a message. Bioshock shoves it's message in your face and gives you 2 (3) choices to finish it, but, it's not as good, cause, reasons."
                              You know, prototype kinda has the same type of subversive narrative with Crackdown, but, you don't hear anyone calling it amazing for it's final twist... makes you think how this essay was basically nothing more than a fan tribute to your favorite game. XD

                              • animanya
                                animanya  4 months back


                                • Name
                                  Name  4 months back

                                  I used to play Crackdown 2 on my 360 which I still have right now , but it can't run Crackdown 2 anymore just because I bought it as a "CRACKED VIDEO GAME DISC" which is a second hand....

                                  • vazak11
                                    vazak11  5 months back

                                    That is hauntingly relevant, kudos!

                                    • Lance Steele
                                      Lance Steele  5 months back

                                      The fact that there's only one way to play and beat crackdown 2 actually feels like a bit of a would be cool if you could make choices in the game that let you act on what you found out in the audio logs.

                                      • Nerd Spaz
                                        Nerd Spaz  5 months back

                                        Idk about number 7 I think the agency was just trying to stop the zombies. And the public was thinking otherwise

                                        • Tyler Smith
                                          Tyler Smith  5 months back

                                          yeah but Crackdown 3 did Crackdown 1's idea except worse

                                          • some 90's boomer guy
                                            some 90's boomer guy  5 months back

                                            Crackdown 1 was good because of the gameplay and it was fun to eliminate the gangs.

                                            Then Crackdown 2.... i knew something wasn’t right because of the story,I thought the agency were the good guys until then they turned out to be the bad guys :(

                                            i will stick with CD1 forever cause why not but CD2 meh.

                                            • Vinicius Vzr
                                              Vinicius Vzr  5 months back

                                              Good story, bad game, the idea is awesome, the execution was poorly, hoping for a really good Crackdown, since 3 is meh

                                              • Joseph Pokakaa
                                                Joseph Pokakaa  5 months back

                                                Let's not act like Crackdown 3 was anything other than a copy paste of previous games with a new coat of paint on it... in 2019.

                                                • british fiber
                                                  british fiber  5 months back

                                                  My brother noticed at the opening scene of crackdown 2 that the bosses watch beeped but he did nothing so he came to the conclusion on his own that the agents were bad but i never listened cause i didn't want it to be true but now after playing this game on and off since i was little i dont thint anyone can grasp how shocked i am

                                                  • Striker667
                                                    Striker667  5 months back

                                                    thank you! Friends think I'm seeing things when I try to explain the story of Crackdown... and it's significance only if your willing to look.

                                                    • RocK_LobSTer- 78
                                                      RocK_LobSTer- 78  5 months back

                                                      I remember ps3 graphics and physics

                                                      • Rob E
                                                        Rob E  6 months back

                                                        Awesome video! How about crackdown 3?

                                                        • Defintely Human
                                                          Defintely Human  6 months back

                                                          I really want the first Crackdown on PC

                                                          • Jose Osorio
                                                            Jose Osorio  6 months back

                                                            So crackdown 2 has one of the best stories ever told that you will never know about unless you come to this YouTube video!!! Amazing. Subscription earned!!! I just bought the bioshock remastered version a week ago. I want to say about I’m halfway through it. Even though you said spoilers I wanted to see what crackdown was all about! My brother loves the game but I was never into it.

                                                            • Jason Violante
                                                              Jason Violante  6 months back

                                                              I wonder if they intended for the game to be this way from the start or they just ran with this ambiguous type of brainwashing of being the bad guy? I admit I never put the pieces together of what I was doing or why I was doing it, I felt like a peace maker but all along I was making a indirectly power controlled society from the Agency. Bad ass

                                                              • Cameron Sinclair
                                                                Cameron Sinclair  6 months back

                                                                Alright so I o,aI he and completed crackdown 2 and 3 I thought they where both great games and I even maxed out my agent on crackdown 2 giving me the max lvl agent suit for my avatar and until I saw this video I thought we were good guys

                                                                • senih yuksel
                                                                  senih yuksel  6 months back

                                                                  Nah, Bioshock's was much better.

                                                                  • Klent Foster
                                                                    Klent Foster  6 months back

                                                                    Half Life did the "free will" twist better than Bioshock and it was 10 years sooner too.

                                                                    • ChrispyAngel
                                                                      ChrispyAngel  6 months back

                                                                      what about crackdown 3?

                                                                      • JCP
                                                                        JCP  6 months back

                                                                        Biggest plot twist: Crackdown 3 was in a finished state

                                                                        • pugacraftero 17
                                                                          pugacraftero 17  6 months back

                                                                          And what happens on crackdown 3?

                                                                          • jesse Aldous
                                                                            jesse Aldous  6 months back

                                                                            Wow I wonder what twist there will be in crackdown 3

                                                                            Oh nevermind

                                                                            • Lifes a Beach
                                                                              Lifes a Beach  6 months back

                                                                              Crackdown 2 > crackdown 3

                                                                              • Hectornos Monstierr
                                                                                Hectornos Monstierr  6 months back

                                                                                Oh, It's only a game about explosions and killing... ecxept It's not!

                                                                                • No Skill Intended
                                                                                  No Skill Intended  6 months back

                                                                                  Wait so what im playing crackdown 3 so im i actually the bad guy?

                                                                                  • Vincent Celeste
                                                                                    Vincent Celeste  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I think crackdown three looks like it was a side thing for the new system the orgioal planed game of it would continue the story line on the old system as what I saw in the comments section regarding this. crackdown 4 would one think continue this.

                                                                                • Griff Summerlin
                                                                                  Griff Summerlin  6 months back

                                                                                  BioShock is better

                                                                                  • Ryze HD
                                                                                    Ryze HD  6 months back

                                                                                    Run out of ideas that's the reason game is garbage.

                                                                                    • Andrew The King
                                                                                      Andrew The King  6 months back

                                                                                      6:20 turn on Captions "Forced laughter"

                                                                                      • DeathnoteBB
                                                                                        DeathnoteBB  6 months back

                                                                                        As a kid, I never played enough Crackdown to get to the twist, but now it makes sense why I was the cops and yet was allowed to act as if it was a GTA. Hell I _felt_ like the villain sometimes, running around, ramming into things, and shooting random “enemies” up because they were there and I could. I didn’t realize how realistically it took the twist though. It would have been extremely interesting if your Agent met Catalina and learned the Agency was straight-up lying to you and everybody else and using you as their personal weapon.

                                                                                        • Sick Game Squad
                                                                                          Sick Game Squad  6 months back

                                                                                          Bioshock is an infinitely better game than Cracktown though..

                                                                                          • the necromancer
                                                                                            the necromancer  6 months back

                                                                                            Spec Ops the Line yeah crackdowns twist is pretty cool and Bioshock was preachy

                                                                                            • Beckham
                                                                                              Beckham  6 months back

                                                                                              It’s like Superhot. People do everything that screens tell them to.