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  • Summary: A retro-inspired 2D Action RPG set in the distant future. CrossCode combines 16-bit SNES-style graphics with butter-smooth physics, a fast-paced combat system, and engaging puzzle mechanics, served with a gripping sci-fi story.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Feb 20, 2019
    95
    CrossCode shows that the size of a developer and its overall budget doesn't determine the quality of the game. AAA developers can sink all the money in the world into a title, and it may still lack that special something. That isn't the case here. Radical Fish Games' CrossCode is a masterpiece action RPG by a small-scale studio, and it's damn-near perfect in nearly every way.
  2. Sep 27, 2018
    95
    CrossCode is a stellar game that mimics an MMO, but solves the repetitive nature of that genre by turning it into a single-player action game, utilizing the genre’s lyricism in a magnificent way.
  3. Nov 13, 2018
    90
    CrossCode is an outstanding title that is completely worth your time investment. It is beautiful, compelling and a ton of fun.
  4. Sep 23, 2018
    85
    CrossCode is one of the most endearing and fun action RPGs I've ever played, though it's not without its frustrations.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    CrossCode is a funky, charming and sometimes even too extensive action RPG with a pleasant nostalgic side.
  6. Oct 21, 2018
    84
    A labour of love that serves as homage to 16-bit RPG classics and MMOs, but also manages to stand on its two feet, even though technically not everything is as solid as it should be.
  7. Sep 21, 2018
    76
    CrossCode is a beautiful world loaded with puzzles of all kinds. If you can find your center among this storm of separate genres, you might really enjoy this game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 46 out of 58
  2. Negative: 8 out of 58
  1. Dec 8, 2016
    10
    This is one of my favorite games this year. One problem with it right now is that there isn't a lot of story, but again its in beta. For 20$This is one of my favorite games this year. One problem with it right now is that there isn't a lot of story, but again its in beta. For 20$ you get 15+ hours of single player fun. And that's with the beta. Even more when the full game releases. I would recommend this game even before I would recommend AAA titles like BF1 and Titanfall 2. You can even play a demo here http://www.cross-code.com/en/start Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2019
    10
    OK, well I didn't expect it, but this game got me hooked line and sinker.
    Great on all counts: good action/adventure, combats are challenging
    OK, well I didn't expect it, but this game got me hooked line and sinker.
    Great on all counts: good action/adventure, combats are challenging but varied, the scenario & lore are well written, characters are likable and not shallow, graphics are good (for a 2D pixel style of course), lots of smart puzzles that integrate well with the rest, music is supporting well the experience.
    I have honestly no complaint, I had a great time. This is the kind of game I'd like to see more often! Keep up the good work!
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  3. Jun 12, 2020
    10
    Crosscode is the best possible version of indie kickstarter. The game is not quite like anything else out there; it is stuffed to the gillsCrosscode is the best possible version of indie kickstarter. The game is not quite like anything else out there; it is stuffed to the gills with novelty but those novel systems interconnect incredibly well and each system has been polished to a mirror sheen. There is a unity of vision shining through the game that I've never seen come from a large studio team (no single person at large company can be involved in all parts of the game).

    My favourite game of the year, and one of my top games ever.
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  4. Nov 13, 2016
    10
    Omggggggggggggggggggggggg what a awesome game! I remind the good times of snes and ps1 consoles, all the stuff on the game, graphics, sound,Omggggggggggggggggggggggg what a awesome game! I remind the good times of snes and ps1 consoles, all the stuff on the game, graphics, sound, OMG it's SOOOOOO nostalgic!!!! Expand
  5. Dec 6, 2019
    9
    Its a great game, but i hate some stuff about it, especialy MMO things bcs in general i dont like MMo games, but storywase its original andIts a great game, but i hate some stuff about it, especialy MMO things bcs in general i dont like MMo games, but storywase its original and unique, fight can get tedious, and i cant wait for dlc, tako da u glovalu nika dje vise necu igrati ali je stvarno dobra igra, kad se predju one govnave puzle i proseravanja sa istim mobovima i to sto moram arenu da jedem govna da bigh mogao onog zadnjeg da ubijem slepca. Ali sve u svemu ok je igra da se predje, ali vise nikada necu igrati jbg. Expand
  6. Dec 22, 2019
    8
    Im about 15-20 hours in to the game and really like it so far. Feels like a "default" rpg/adventure snes game, it has good music, combat,Im about 15-20 hours in to the game and really like it so far. Feels like a "default" rpg/adventure snes game, it has good music, combat, puzzles, skilltree. Everything is very smooth and quality of life'y. Expand
  7. Jun 7, 2021
    0
    If you like:
    16 bits graphics
    Action combat (not turns) Customizable Skills Original Sci-Fi Story Difficult (and very original) Puzzles
    If you like:
    16 bits graphics
    Action combat (not turns)
    Customizable Skills
    Original Sci-Fi Story
    Difficult (and very original) Puzzles
    Then YOU MUST play this game, because it has 10/10 on all those items.
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