Archive for Ruffian Games

GOONL!NE Review: Crackdown 2

Posted in Reviews, Xbox 360 with tags , , on October 18, 2010 by David Pitchforth

Developer: Ruffian Games
Publisher: Microsoft
Also on: N/A (Xbox 360 exclusive)
Release Date: Friday July 9th 2010
Age Rating: PEGI: 18, BBFC: 15, ESRB: M
Reviewed By: David Pitchforth

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GOONL!NE Advent Calendar 2010: #15 – Crackdown 2

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 22, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

By Jonathan Cullen.

Nearly three years ago, Real Time Worlds released a game that’s biggest selling point was a beta code for the multiplayer beta of Halo 3. However, in it’s own right, Crackdown was a fantastic game. It showed a crazy side of open world games, not even seen in either GTA: Vice City or San Andreas.

It was just a downright bonkers game: full stop.

Now, three years later – with RTW handling the release of their PC MMO APB next year – development duties for the sequel has been handed over to upstart developer Ruffian Games, who actually pretty much consist of former RTW staff.

But can Crackdown 2 be twice the game it’s prequel was in 2007? In one simple word: yes.

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Crackdown 2 Gameplay Trailer

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 14, 2009 by James Love

First shown at the VGA’s on December 12th, we’ve got our hands on the first official gameplay trailer of Crackdown 2 for ya all!

Trailer and PR after the jump. Crackdown 2 will be on Xbox 360 sometime during the first half of 2010.

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VGA 2009: Crackdown 2 Trailer

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 13, 2009 by James Love

Straight from the VGA’s we’ve the brand-new Crackdown 2 trailer for you, which let’s just say isn’t short of explosions.

For gameplay footage, check out our article from TGS. Crackdown 2 will launch on Xbox 360 sometime in the first half of 2010.

For now, enjoy the new trailer after the jump.

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First Gameplay Footage of Crackdown 2 at VGAs

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Xbox 360 with tags , on December 2, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

Look. A gameplay tease of Crackdown 2.

The first gameplay footage will be shown at the VGAs next week according to GTTV host Geoff Keighley.

Find it here.

TGS 09: Crackdown 2 – First Gameplay Footage

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Tokyo Games Show 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , on September 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

crackdownGameVideos have put live a full ten minute video of the first gameplay footage of Crackdown 2.

It’s off-screen from TGS, but it looks so good.

It’s after the jump. 2010 is when it is out.

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TGS 09: Crackdown 2 – First Gameplay Shots

Posted in Microsoft Games Studios, Tokyo Games Show 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , on September 25, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen

crackdownMicrosoft’s put out a couple of new shots of Crackdown 2.

Knowing the first game, chances of this being crap are nill.

They’re after the jump. Out next year.

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Crackdown 2 to Have 4 Player Co-Op, 16 Player Multiplayer

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , on June 9, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


Crackdown 2, announced at last week’s Microsoft press conference during E3, is certainly gonna be a show in for our most antcipated game of 2010 and these new details, taken from the Xbox website may just help it’s case.

The game will have up to 4 player co-op as well as 16 player multiplayer, when the game launches next year for the Xbox 360.

The sequel to the award-winning vertical-world adventure, Crackdown 2 is the ultimate open-ended world action experience, only available on Xbox 360®. The game lets you be judge, jury, and executioner for a huge, fully explorable city. Crackdown 2 takes multiplayer gaming to unprecedented levels for the ultimate co-op and competitive multiplayer experience, providing you and your friends with the complete freedom to explore, destroy, and play your way as you restore justice and peace to Pacific City—by any means necessary.

The game’s in development at Ruffian Games, and not Real Time Worlds who made the original, they’re making APB on PC for EA. Catch the first trailer for the game here.

Now we wonder the next question for the game’s release: if you dont get a code with ODST, will you get a beta key for the Halo: Reach beta? The ideas are endless.

Thanks to VG247 for the heads-up.

E3 2009: Crackdown 2 – E3 Debut Trailer

Posted in E3 2009, Xbox 360 with tags , , , , on June 5, 2009 by Jonathan Cullen


A long time coming, but Crackdown 2 has finally been announced and it’s coming. Catch the teaser trailer below after the break.

The game is in development at Ruffian Games, exclusive to Xbox 360, for a release (hopefully) in 2010.

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RUMOR: Crackdown 2 Development to Commence Soon Thanks to New Studio

Posted in Xbox 360 with tags , , , , , , on December 19, 2008 by Jonathan Cullen


Anybody desperate for a sequal to Crackdown?

Guess what, you maybe in luck.

Recently, on Xbox’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hylb’s podcast, Nelson himself asked on the behalf of Xbox 360 owners everywhere for a sequal to the game itself to Phil Spencer, the new head of Microsoft Games Studios. Spencer went on to say that Crackdown was one of his favourite Xbox 360 games without commenting further which was a major hint to the future.

Even more recently, members of the original developer of Crackdown, Real Time Worlds, formed together to create a new studio called Ruffian Games.

Now, to create a new studio, you need something or someone to fund your venture as we are in a recession, a example of this can only come as recent as yesterday when Free Radical went into administration but it seems this new studio, headed by lead designer of Crackdown, Billy Thompson, maybe getting funded alot by a certain party.

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