Crackdown 2 Orbs
Collecting Orbs was one of the great joys in the original Crackdown, so its no surprise that the developers have brought them back for the second installment. We’ve got Orb-finding resources aplenty, after the jump.
There are a number of different orb types in Crackdown 2, but the most important variety (just like in the original game) is the agility orbs. By collecting these, you’ll gradually increase your jumping power, which is useful for offense, defense, and looking awesome. Being able to jump higher will enable you to access hard-to-get orbs and mission areas, also, so picking up as many as possible is really a no-brainer. Agility orbs are classified by level (1-4); there are also “renegade” orbs, which will try to evade you if you draw too close.
The game tries to help you find orbs in a number of ways, from a helpful promixity auditory cue to a detailed checklist in the achievements menu. Nevertheless, it can’t hurt to have some online resources on your side, since there are no less than 500 of them! Xbox360Achievements.org has some useful maps here.
In addition to Agility Orbs, there are also Renegade Driving Orbs (which boost your driving skill) and Hidden Orbs, which are useful only for bragging rights. Games Radar has a complete Hidden Orbs map, found here.