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The Crew takes you and your friends on a reckless ride inside a massive, open world recreation of the United States that is brimming with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation, The Crew is the next-gen game that redefines a genre.
Take part in a relentless ride to infiltrate and overtake the 510s, a gang grown around Detroit’s illegal street racing scene. Your plan? Grow your rep in the underground racing scene and sabotage their activities city by city, all across the United States. Maneuver through the bustling streets of New York City and Los Angeles, cruise down sunny Miami Beach, or trek through the breathtaking plateaus of Monument Valley. Each locale comes with its own set of surprises and driving challenges to master. On your journey, you will encounter other players on the road – all potentially worthy companions to crew up with, or future rivals to compete against. Set in a persistent, massive living world, The Crew is driving at its most exciting, varied, and open.
NEVER DRIVE ALONE Jump in and out seamlessly and build your crew of four through bonding or intense rivalry. Whether your objective is to take down a convoy or to escape the police, achieving it with friends ensures a fresh experience each time you join in.
A PLAYGROUND OF UNPRECEDENTED SCOPE AND VARIETY The entire United States is your driving playground – every road coast to coast and everything in between. Every type of terrain imaginable is yours to master – from downtown city streets to suburbs, hillsides, cornfields, canyons, desert dunes, or even racetracks.
PREPARE FOR THE NEXT JOB An extensive tuning system combining depth and simplicity allows you to collect cosmetic and performance parts and customize your licensed cars according to your style and driving preferences.
THE EXPERIENCE GOES ON, WHEREVER YOU ARE Continue the experience on smartphones, and on the web. Keep track of your friends’ performances and tinker with your ride before playing it live to set new records, or send your crew on jobs to gain more XP and parts.
Just...WOWShaide | March 22, 2015 | See all Shaide's reviews »
Now, normally I am not much of a race fan. In fact, there's very few racing games that I enjoy. The crew, is at the top of that short list.
The game is basically an MMORPG for race fans. Complete quests, gain levels, buy new equipment and travel and explore a massive game world! This time though, instead of some fictional fantasy world, it's the United States of America....although, much smaller!
I love the game, and can only imagine how much more enjoyment someone who is a huge race fan would get out of this game!
Solid Gamerayano24 | March 19, 2015 | See all rayano24's reviews »
The Crew is honestly great. You just need to remember that it is an arcade racer, and is very very far from a simulation.
It has its ups and downs, there are definitely a bundle of issues, and a not so great variety of vehicles (free vehicle dlc would be nice...) The physics are mediocre but honestly, its still acceptable. The handling is solid, once you change it from full assistance to sports or hardcore. The AI is pretty frustrating. They tend to do quite a few "impossible" turns or moves, that make absolutely no sense. Graphically, its pretty good, granting the maps scale. The plot is generic, albeit, it could be better. The 8 players in a session thing is slightly frustrating, its fine when those 8 players are located near you but when they're 100km away... It's great that they've added the option to limit the fps to 60 instead of 30, except, the vehicles in a cutscene stutter, and its absolutely frustrating. The controls are great, even on a keyboard and mouse, the optimization is also fantastic, just remember that setting AA above FXAA will result in a MASSIVE FPS drop, up to 20 frames, to be specific. Audio is also fine. Radio music could be better but to be honest, its not bad. An option to add custom music is definitely needed though.
The Crew is definitely worth it for fans of racing games, to be specific, arcade racing fans. I'd definitely pick it up on sale rather than full price if you're reluctant. See you on the road.
Open roadriseup | March 10, 2015 | See all riseup's reviews »
Originally posted on consolecreatures.com
The Crew has one of the most realized and most exciting worlds I’ve had the pleasure of playing in. From the minute that I began my adventure through this version of America. I knew there was going to be some very exciting things to discover in my adventure from the east to the west coast. However, the game is mired by a handful of missteps that could have been prevented.
The Crew starts out well enough with a bang but fizzles out once you’re comfortable. The story is pretty run of the mill with Troy Baker voicing protagonist Alex, who has to find out who murdered his brother and framed him for the crime. By climbing the ranks of his brother’s old gang, the 510’s, you will uncover the truth.
To do this, you will travel the whole United States and work your way through several major cities working for every local 510 sub-boss. The rest is like clockwork as you can imagine and plays out just like you think.
Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections co-developed this and Ivory Tower is made up of ex-Eden Game staff who worked on the stellar Test Drive series.
The bread and butter of the series is the racing and missions presented to you. Each car I spent time in has a fully-realised interior as well as a ton of detail on each car. The attention to detail is astounding and I loved taking time to admire these beastly machines.
Ivory Tower did something I’ve never seen in a racing game before by allowing you to keep your first car from beginning until the end. By progressing through the game, the entire United States is littered with events to compete it to upgrade parts of your car. Through these events, you are awarded either bronze, silver or gold level parts allowing you to upgrade nearly every part of your car. I’ve seen people with a max level of 1200 on a starter car demolish me in a race through the country or on a highway.
Each car also has Street, Dirt, Performance Raid and Circuit kits that change how your car will handle on said surface. I kept myself on strictly performance and streets kits as that’s what I’ve always enjoyed doing playing this type of game.
The Crew has a hefty upgrade system as I mentioned this before and matching this is the awesome customization options available. There is so much to offer and you can get lost in the menus trying to make your car look perfect. Everything is customizable!
There is so much to do post story and you hit level 50 at the end of the game. You are allowed to start purchasing platinum car parts and have a random boost to your car’s stats. It’s a game of chance with these parts.
A major gripe that I found to be really bothersome is the always online connection requirement. For playing alone. You can’t play if you don’t have an internet connection.
The Crew has so many elements of an MMO that I found myself hoping to take part in these events as often as I could during my time playing. I didn’t though because when choosing to do missions with others on my map, the timer would trickle down and time out and many times I would end up doing everything alone.
When this did work though the game was a lot more interesting and the rewards far more robust.
The AI is always frustrating in that no matter how well you perform during any of the games activities, the AI is there and it can do better, keeping on your heels and making sure the second you make a mistake that you will end up in third, or fourth, or eighth. I had more than enough races where I had to restart because I was bolstered by the second place racer and lost it all.
The cops, when you do something illegal are bloodhounds and will find you. Escaping is a whole other story is some of the most frustrating parts to deal with when playing this game. Good luck getting away.
The Crew is a technical marvel. When the game’s mechanics actually work, they work well. Ivory Tower’s rendition of the United States is beautiful with so much to discover off each path. Who wants to go on another road trip?
For racing lovers.Kane987245 | Dec. 3, 2014 | See all Kane987245's reviews »
Love racing games? Buy this. I myself am not one, but i cannot not deny how fun and intense this game can be at times. The plot of the game is of the usual types of racing games but the graphics and gameplay steal the show. The handling is superb and will leave wanting to find one of these vehicles and experience the ride for yourself. Pick it up racing lovers.