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Crossout Review

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Posted: 19 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Crossout is an online vehicle combat game set in a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic world. Players design modular vehicles combine weapons, armour and engines. As you progress in the game you earn currency to upgrade components and access more powerful parts. You can also craft new items for your vehicle from collected scrap and earned blueprints.

This vehicle design, a little like Lego Technic, requires both consideration of offensive and defensive elements as well as the impact on weight and speed. Different combinations of these items let players custom tune vehicles to their own liking and play-style. Centre of gravity, mass and location of parts is crucial. A vehicle too top-heavy may roll over if turned too quickly or during movement on uneven terrain. Heavy machinery has more difficulty turning. Equipment (such as a rotating radar dish) placed too close to the ground may be hit during its movement causing loss of control or degraded movement ability.

These vehicles are then used in the main combat element of the game where a physics model determines performance and outcomes of battles. These are real-time and involve two teams of players and AI-participants. To win, a team must eliminate the enemy team, capture base or perform other tasks depending on the game mode.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 15/05/2015

Price: Free

Platforms: PC, PS4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Racing, Shooting and Simulation

Developer: @TargemGames

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 10 minutes and half an hour to complete. Each vehicle battle takes around 20 minutes, although developing a car and working through the factions will take upwards of 30 hours.
 
Players: You can play this with 16 players online.

CostsCosts

Crossout

XBox Store Xbox One Free
PlayStation Store PS4 Free
 
This game is free to play. Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game. It's free-to-start on PC, but not on console. It offers in-game purchases that include levels, events, parts, recipes for faction parts and cosmetic items: CK, decor, paints, stickers, backgrounds and logos for the banner. The battle passes also grant access to be able to earn these items. 
  
The following in-game purchases are available:

Crossout: 'Insomnia' Starter Bundle

PlayStation Store PS4 £7.99

Crossout: Arsonist Bundle

XBox Store Xbox One £47.49

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.
 
User-Generated Content: This game includes content created by other players, such as maps, outfits and items, that are not reflected in the game rating.
 
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.

Rated PEGI 7 with violence. Violence consists of vehicles shooting at and destroying each other. ESRB TEEN with violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

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


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