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Crackdown 2 now Xbox One backwards compatible - and it's free to download

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Crackdown 2 is now Xbox One backwards compatible, and it's free to download.

Crackdown 2 came out on Xbox 360 in 2010 as a follow-up to the first game in the open-world blow 'em-up series.

It was developed by Scottish studio Ruffian for Microsoft Game Studios (the first game was developed by the now defunct Realtime Worlds, which was also based in Scotland) in a little over a year-and-a-half, which is a big part of why Crackdown 2 failed to reach the heady heights of its predecessor despite the best efforts of its creators.

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Crackdown 2's addition to the Xbox One backwards compatibility list means the Crackdown trilogy is now available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers (the first Crackdown was made free on the Xbox Live marketplace prior to the release of Crackdown 3).