Crossfire X Review


Posted: 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


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 Rating: PEGI 18+

Release Date: 31/08/2011

Price: Free

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

Genres: Action and Shooting

Developer: @SmilegateB


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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.


Crossfire X

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

You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Game not yet rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 18+ and ESRB MATURE 17+.

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.


We haven't recorded accessibility settings for this game yet. Our Crossfire X Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features.

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