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Crackdown is an M-rated third-person action sandbox game published by Microsoft Game Studios and developed by the now defunct Realtime Worlds. In the game, the player, as a genetically-enhanced, superpowered police officer, is tasked with bringing down three powerful criminal organizations (Los Muertos, The Volk, and The Shai-Gen Corporation) and restoring peace to Pacific City. It was released on February 20, 2007 for the Xbox 360.
Halo 3 BetaEdit
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Gamers with specially-marked copies of Crackdown were given invitations to download the Halo 3 Beta from May 16, 2007 to June 6, 2007. Despite plans for this to be only selected copies, all copies of "Crackdown" up until the end of the Beta were marked copies. However, a bug that delayed gamers who were to be playing the Beta through "Crackdown", as opposed to the Rule of Three, didn't allow them to download the Halo 3 Beta for 14–18 hours until an Auto-Update for Crackdown was released later that day that fixed the Beta download problems. Due to the download errors, the Halo 3 Beta was extended to last until June 10, four more days than originally planned.
Other than containing the Halo 3 Beta and in-game advertising for the map packs (the latter which is most likely non-canon to the Halo Universe), Crackdown is completely unrelated to the Halo series.