The Crew

Game of the Month


If there’s one thing next gen gaming is demon­strat­ing nearly a year into this lat­est cy­cle, it’s that the leaps for­ward aren’t nec­es­sar­ily com­ing from the way games look. Sure, things have got ex­tremely pretty, but that’s not where the evo­lu­tion­ary leaps are be­ing made. In­stead, the changes are hap­pen­ing in how we play and who we play with, as more and more games of­fer al­ways-on­line op­tions that place will­ing par­tic­i­pants at the mercy of, well, any­one who fan­cies a pop. The Crew – a mas­sively mul­ti­player ac­tion/rac­ing RPG/sort of – is a good ex­am­ple, de­spite mixed reviews that point out its in­ten­tions may not be met all of the time. The game sees you take cen­tre stage as Alex Tay­lor; in­fil­trat­ing crim­i­nal gangs by, well, rac­ing. And peo­ple won­der why there have been seven Fast and Fu­ri­ous films to date… With play­ers able to drop in and out of oth­ers’ games as they see fit, The Crew of­fers a solid 20-hour cam­paign which takes in a huge ar­ray of lo­ca­tions across the USA, and lim­it­less op­por­tu­ni­ties to have your ass handed to you by on­line ri­vals. While many would claim there are lessons to be learned from the ex­e­cu­tion, The Crew nev­er­the­less im­presses with its am­bi­tion.

Out now on Xbox 360 and PS4

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