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Crossfire X Review

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Posted: 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Crossfire X is a free-to-play shooting game similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where two opposing teams compete to complete conflicting objectives. It's a tactical team-based game, that may seem like many other games. However, it has a huge following on PC, particularly in the East. Bringing the game to consoles with the Xbox version is a much-anticipated release.

The main attraction here is the multiplayer modes of the game. You join one of two hostile private military factions (Global Risk or Black List) in a variety of game modes. These range from bomb planting and defusing to battles over controlling two objective points in a map. There an unusual mode where attackers are invisible until they move.

There is a single-player portion that was worked on by Remedy (Control, Alan Wake), that needs to be purchased separately. This offers several operations that play out through a series of episodes. The story explores a global conflict between Black List and Global Risk, two private military factions. Both the multiplayer and the single-player games use Remedy's graphics system from Control and Quantum Break so have a familiar appearance.

Two versions of Crossfire are in development:
  • Crossfire (PC) - Original Crossfire game.
  • Crossfire HD (PC) - Remastered version of the original Crossfire using Unreal Engine 3.
  • CrossfireX (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) - Next version on console with online and single-player elements. Beta was available on Xbox in 2020, although the release date is not yet confirmed.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 18

Release Date: 31/08/2011

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: Smilegate B (@SmilegateB)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 16 players online.

CostsCosts

Crossfire X

XBox Store Xbox Series X|S Free
XBox Store Xbox One Free
Steam Store PC Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.  

You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Crossfire X Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@SmilegateB) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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