Crossout Review

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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 7 months ago.

Author: Andy 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.

DetailsDetails

Rating: PEGI 7+, ESRB TEEN

Release Date: 15/05/2015

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Racing, Shooting and Simulation

 

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

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.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

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


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.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

Windows has extensive accessibility features. Some, like colour correction, work with games. Lots of accessibility software can be used with PC games, from voice recognition to input device emulators. PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping). Xbox One has a system features, the excellent co-pilot share controls mode and adaptive controller support for all games... read more about system accessibility settings.


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Games Like Crossout

The following games are like Crossout. They address a similar topic or offer a similar way to play. They are good options to play next and also good alternatives to Crossout for younger age ratings.

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