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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: 44 out of 54
  2. Negative: 8 out of 54
  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. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    The game is amazing if you like the retro 2d games I.E. Metroid, Zelda, nother various snes games.
  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. Oct 7, 2018
    10
    Seems legit, 9 people make 0 rating reviews on the same day, all with gibberish names and only 1 review made.
    Why? Why would you do this to
    Seems legit, 9 people make 0 rating reviews on the same day, all with gibberish names and only 1 review made.
    Why? Why would you do this to such a great game?
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  5. Mar 12, 2020
    9
    Mixing pleasant retro vibes with tons of modern meta-humor; CrossCode's entertaining story, characters and complex controls make for anMixing pleasant retro vibes with tons of modern meta-humor; CrossCode's entertaining story, characters and complex controls make for an unforgettably thrilling time. Expand
  6. Nov 29, 2018
    9
    1 of the best indie games i have ever played and i've played alot of them, if you like a 2D Action RPG with a fun narrative fast pace combat1 of the best indie games i have ever played and i've played alot of them, if you like a 2D Action RPG with a fun narrative fast pace combat like Ys series or Secret of Mana this is it. The only bad thing about it is that the main campaign is complete but optional locations and quests are still being made, which is a shame because alot of ppl like me want to experience and explore every spot of this game on the first playthrough Expand
  7. Apr 25, 2021
    0
    no words can describe how pleasant an experience it was playing this game. The systems, story, characters, visuals, controls... everything isno words can describe how pleasant an experience it was playing this game. The systems, story, characters, visuals, controls... everything is just perfect ( to me, and I've always hated weeb stuff... ) Expand

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