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|                                  Crackdown!
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|                              An In-Depth FAQ on
|                      The Races and Where to Find Them.
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|                             Platform: Xbox 360
|                                Version 3
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|           Wrote up by Harry Correll, a.k.a. The Lone Slacker,
|              who may be reached at darksteel1074@gmail.com.
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|Changes.
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Version 1 - My frist version of the guide.  So pretty much the whole guide
 was done in one shot.  Woot.

Version 2 - Fixed some spelling.  Also changed the location of Roof Race
 #11, Ascending the Cells.  I totally missed the mark on that race's
 location, but it's been fixed now.  Also made a note on the Alleys of the
 Den race.  Namely, that I goddamn hate it.

Version 3 - Unfortunately, due to complaints, I went through and removed
 most of the  unnecessary profanity.  I understand the value of having a
 clean (ish) guide, or maybe I'm just in a funny mood.  This should be the
 last change this guide will have.

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|Introduction.
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So yeah.  Welcome to my listing... thing. Nothing fancy here. No big ASCII
 artwork, no table of contents.  It's a freaking list, for crying out
 loud,and a pretty straightforward one at that, so none of that stuff is
 necessary.

This is my first contribution to the Game FAQS.  So cut me some slack if it
 doesn't look that great.  In all honesty, I probably won't be doing too
 terribly many of these, and I guess we're all better off like that, but be
 assured that if I ever do more, I'll be treating you, my anonymous reader,
 the same way each time.  I'll be straightforward, cut through the crap, to
 the bones.  Nobody should be getting confused here.

Also, I wasn't intending to be completely family friendly, so if you don't want
 your kids to swear, keep them away, please.  I'm not gonna be cursing left
 and right, not by a long shot, but if your kid happens to walk up to you 
 with a new penis joke, not my fault, okay?

After all, penis jokes are out of style anyway. (And frankly, you should be
 keeping an eye on what your kids are playing. Crackdwon is rated M for a
 reason.  It's quite possible they aren't getting my swears from me.)

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| What's Crackdown?
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Normally you'd find a so-and-so description of what the game in question is
 about.  But frankly, I'm terrible at telling others what a game's about.
 And I mean I'm really no good at it.  It should be said that if 
 you're reading this guide, then you know what Crackdown is about, and that
 it's also, in a word, AWESOME.

I suppose one way to describe it is: "It's like Grand Theft Auto.  For those
 of us who don't like killing cops and hookers."

In this game, there are races you can run from time to time.  When you do
 them, hell, IF you do them is completely up to you. These races are
 completely optional.  The biggest payout from them, though, comes in two
 forms. First, when you beat a race within the time limit, you'll get a 
 large bonus added to your skill gauge depeding on which kind of race it was
 based on: Agility for Rooftop races, Driving for Road races.  Also, when you
 complete all of a certain type of race, you'll get an acheivement for doing
 so, along with it's accompanying gamerscore added to yours.  So hey!  More
 points for you, right?

Also, there are bad guys to kill.

But you knew this.

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|So... How's this work?
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So here's how it goes.  I give you the name of the race, its general
 location in a region, then the simplest instruction. on how to get there
 from the nearest supply point.  It goes without saying that it helps if
 you already have the supply points in question.

Once you get close to the gate of light that signifies the starting point
 of the race, it'll be easy to discern where it is exactly from both the
 radar and from looking with your own peepers. 

And keep in mind: this is just for locating the races. Don't expect me to
 tell you how to run them. I'm not gonna do all the work for you.  That'll
 take the fun out of the game. :3

One small note about the race points: I've been to all of them personally, so
 don't tell me they're not there.  There's a small glitch with the game that
 can sometimes cause the races to not appear at all.  I think it's somehow tied
 to Extracting yourself back to a checkpoint.  Anyway, the only way I know of
 to fix a bugged race is to simply quit the game and restart it.  This resets
 all the little things, and races are included.

So here we go.

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|The list.
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ROOFTOP RACES.  These races were specifically made to be done on foot.  Most of
 these races require you to have an agility of two stars or more, and needless
 to say, the higher your agility, the better off you are.

Also, you'll probably pass by a lot of Agility orbs while doing these. 
 Best to avoid them for now and focus on getting a fast time.  You can re-run 
 the race later and pick them up as you please.
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1. Los Muertos Rooftops
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: Go north from the Hillside Housing
	 supply point.

3. Rooftop Acrobatics
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point:South from the Royal Vista supply point.
	 Hell, it's literally across the street.

3. Around the Wheel
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: Just head south from the Social Security
         supply point. Towards the big, flashy ferris wheel thats pretty much
	 visible from any buiilding high enough.

4. La Mugre Skyline
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: Dude, you can see it immediately when you
	 spawn from the Social Scurity supply point.  You can't miss it.

5. Top of the World
	Location: The Agency.
	From Nearest Supply Point: Just hop your way out of the Agency
	 garage and head over to the east.  You'll see them fast enough.

6. Watch Your Step
	Location: The Agency.
	From Nearest Supply Point: See Top of the World. They're in the
	 same courtyard.

7. Leap of Faith
	Location: The Agency.
	From Nearest Supply Point: Climb out of the Agency Garage, and head
	 to the southwestern area.

8. Goin' Home
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: It's practically next to the Los Muertos
	 Rooftop race. So head north from the Hillside Housing supply point.
	 Just a tip: You will learn to hate this race.  Keep a fast vehicle
	 nearby, as a lot of this race happens on the road.

9. The Wolf's Teeth
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Just head northeast from the Retreat.
	 Of the two western bridges connecting to northern Volk, it should
	 be near the rightmost one.

10. Wings Are for Suckers
	Location: Shai-Gen, northern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: You'll find this race in the park to the
	 north-northeast of the Comfortitude, LTD. supply point.

11. Ascending the Cells
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Head pretty much directly south from
	 Maxim's Arch.  It's right there, not a very long trip.

12. High Volk-age
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: This race is south of the Retreat supply
	 point.  It's by the giant statue of the Volk's logo.  You know,
	 the hand holding the red cog.

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ROAD RACES.  Please note, that these races require vehicles to complete.
 You can run through the markers on foot, sure.  But it's the fact remains
 that these races were designed with vehicles in mind, and simply nobody can
 run fast enough.

Also, I would recommend you do these with Agency vehicles. They perform a
 hell of a lot better than the normal cars you can jack, and they last
 a lot longer.  Plus, in the case of the Supercar, you don't really have to
 worry about traffic, since you're just scooping them up and away as you go.

I'll still be using the supply points, but as landmarks now. Use them to find
 the general location of where you need to drive.

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1. Hillside High
	Location: Los Muertos, northern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: A short trip northeast from Garcia Point.
 	 It's by Diaz's racetrack.

2. La Mugre Alleys
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island.
	From Nearest Supply Point: It's a short trip north of Hillside
	 Housing.

3. Tour the Den
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Go south from the Retreat supply point.

4. The Freeway Gauntlet
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Head west from the Storage Facility
	 supply point.  'Nuff said.

5. The Alleys of the Den
	Location: Volk, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Head north up the road at Maxim's Arch.
	 You'll see the race on your radar for sure.  Also, I'm declaring
	 this to be the most fucking evil race in the game.  Lots of small
 	 tunnels, no room for error, and an insanely short time to run it.
	 You'll probably go through this race a damn lot, since you pretty
	 much need a perfect run to pull it off.  Best of luck, and do try
	 not to shoot yourself in the head out of frustration.

6. Shai-Gen Shopper's
	Location: Shai-Gen, western island
	From Nearest Supply Point: This one's south of the Bubble supply
	 point.  Bring your SUV to this one, as there's lots of stairs
	 to go up and down in the beginning.  Also, don't be afraid to
	 run over people. It'll be impossible to not do so in this race,
	 so might as well go all out, right?

7. City Park Burnout
	Location: Shai-Gen, northern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: A quick stop north of the Comfortitude,
	 LTD. supply point.  It's right next to the only pond in the park.

8. Shai-Gen Tourist
	Location: Shai-Gen, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point:It's a small trip west from the 
	 Intellicenter.  Definitely bring the Supercar.

9. Crazy Horse
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: This race is just a little southeast of
	 the Hillside Housing supply point.

10. The Volk Endurance Test
	Location: Volk, northern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: It's across the bridge from the Hi-Power
	 Tower supply point.

11. The Los Muertos Endurance Test
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Head north from the Pacific City Bank
	 supply point.

12. The Widowmaker
	Location: Volk, northern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: Go up the bridge by the Hi-Power Tower,
	 and take a left.  The race is down the road; you'll see it.

13. Off-Road Chaos
	Location: Los Muertos, northern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: It's right by Garcia Point.  Can't miss
	 it.

14. La Mugre Coast
	Location: Los Muertos, southern island
	From Nearest Supply Point: It'll show up on your radar when you
	 emerge from the Royal Vista supply point. The race is behind
	 Guerra's nightclub.

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Copyright shit.
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This guide may not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
 private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
 publicly without advance written permission by myself. Use of this guide on
 any other website or as a part of any public display is a big fat no, and a
 violation of copyright law.

Plagiarism is bad, mmkay?

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their 
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Copyright 2007 
	Harry Correll
	 The Lone Slacker