Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 17 out of 22
  1. Feb 20, 2022
    CrossfireX is, more than any other game, a two-sided coin. On one side we get a lacklustre and disappointing multiplayer component, while on the other we have two compelling, spectacular and creative - even if short - CoD-style campaigns, where Remedy's footprint is clearly visible. As a complete package, it's barely sufficient, but since they can be bought separately at a convenient price, we recommend trying the campaigns if you're into this kind of single-player FPS experience.
  2. Feb 16, 2022
    Overall, it’s just hard to recall a less ambitious multiplayer shooter than CrossfireX. Its generic single player campaign fares much better than its multiplayer, which is simply lacking in everything we’ve come to expect from the genre. Smilegate’s previous shooters have obviously connected with millions in the Asian market, but it’s hard to imagine CrossfireX igniting anything near that kind of enthusiasm in the very competitive multiplayer scene.
  3. Mar 14, 2022
    What could’ve been a solid addition to the Game Pass family, ends up a disappointing mix of interesting ideas and bad execution.
  4. Mar 1, 2022
    CrossfireX it’s a complete disappointment. Not even Remedy’s campaign could save a product that lacks originality and soul like this does.
  5. Feb 22, 2022
    Despite leaning heavily on developer Remedy Entertainment’s impressive Northlight game engine and narrative chops for its brief single-player campaign, CrossfireX is ultimately a poorly-written, half-hearted attempt at reviving Smilegate’s dated CrossFire franchise and is best avoided by all but the most loyal Remedy and CrossFire aficionados.
  6. Feb 15, 2022
    With a disappointingly short single-player and an unplayable multiplayer, CrossfireX doesn’t bring much to the table. Even with some interesting parts in the story, the shortcomings of the game are much higher in number.
  7. Mar 4, 2022
    Ultimately, in short, CrossfireX presents itself on the market as a botched and unsatisfactory product, lacking the qualities necessary to carve out a place in the panorama of multiplayer shooters.
  8. Feb 21, 2022
    CrossfireX is a strange beast which doesn't quite fit together. Odd development decisions and a real lack of ambition result in a barely average experience which pales into insignificance when compared to its competitors and previous developer efforts.
  9. Feb 17, 2022
    I can’t recommend an imbalanced and severely dated multiplayer offering and a campaign that doesn’t come anywhere close to the highs of Remedy’s other titles. If nothing else, at least look at CrossfireX’s dollar store variant of de_dust2 for your own curiosity.
  10. Feb 17, 2022
    You might want to play CrossfireX to understand what’s so popular around the world or have a dash of mindless fun in the campaign, but there’s little else here.
  11. Feb 15, 2022
    CrossfireX sees two separate developers – SmileGate and Remedy – take a crack at creating their very own Call of Duty. However, expectations fall extremely short on both the singleplayer and multiplayer components of this military shooter package.
  12. Feb 14, 2022
    CrossfireX has some interesting ideas in Remedy's dual campaigns, but everything else feels dated and generic.
  13. Feb 13, 2022
    Bad performance, low content, and an omnipresent shop... At least the solo campaign from Remedy is a bit interesting, but that part is not free to play.
  14. Feb 11, 2022
    Hints of a solid, finished shooter shine in CrossfireX at times, but at the end of the day, all you're getting is a short, average campaign and a multiplayer experience that lacks content and feels torn between two worlds.
  15. Feb 25, 2022
    There's really no redeeming quality for the teams behind CrossfireX to look at and say, "We can build off of that". It's a bland shooter that doesn't do anything special, and now that I'm done reviewing it I have no plans to ever touch it again. Maybe if they drop another campaign piece I'll try it, but if I'm Remedy I'd get as far away from this one as possible.
  16. Mar 1, 2022
    All told then, I was mightily underwhelmed by Crossfire X. While it’s not entirely without merit, there are far better shooters already out there – and on Game Pass – which meant I lost interest in this fast. Clunky combat and menus, requiring an additional purchase for the full campaign, and a bizarre one mode per map multiplayer set up all come together to define Crossfire X as a massive disappointment.
  17. Edge Magazine
    Mar 24, 2022
    Don't let the vibrant colours of this scene fool you: this is the world as seen in Combat Breaker, a brief period in which time slows down. As son as the meter runs out, it's back to the game's usual dusty dullness. [Issue#370, p.119]
  18. Mar 1, 2022
    CrossfireX is a bad game in its current state, the developers have committed to fixing quite a few of the issues with the game with controls being one of them. But we have to review the product that was given and not the one we hope it to be and as I said CrossfireX is bad. It is available on Xbox Game Pass currently, which makes it easier for me to tell people to give it a try, but I warn you, you wont like what you see. (That is a line from The Shadow if you didn’t know…I’m a movie nerd too) Basically that’s it, if you wanna give it a shot then the price of admission is awesome and maybe you will be one who will find something to like here. As for me, I’ll give this a few patches and come back and see if the game has improved because right now, I most assuredly did not get caught up in CrossfireX.
  19. Feb 23, 2022
    CrossfireX is already the biggest disappointment of the year. It tries to be so many things at once that it's really nothing at all. The multiplayer is an unbalanced, dull, nauseating experience and the campaign misses too many opportunities to be really worth it. The large amount of microtransactions is the rotten icing on the collapsed cake.
  20. Feb 21, 2022
    CrossFireX gets little to nothing right, and I don’t take pleasure in saying that. On a technical level, yeah the graphics and framerate and such aren’t bad, but you won’t get to enjoy them because I think you’ll be too distracted with all of the other problems in the game. Voice-acting, the script, the AI, controls, story-telling, the intensely lazy and generic feel of it all, the push for microtransactions — the game is asking players to overlook or otherwise deal with too much. Now, I am an optimistic and forgiving person by nature, but what SmileGate, Remedy, and Microsoft have done here is absolutely regrettable. This game has issues that even patching cannot fix, and I’m typically the first one to point out that games can often be much improved by patching. CrossFireX, though, has problems that run too deep and too broad — and I can’t recommend this game to anyone.
  21. Jun 3, 2022
    CrossfireX is a mess. If you manage to connect to a server and can deal with a menu that becomes sluggish after every game, you'll find an experience that is dulled by bad design decisions. From a pair of lackluster campaigns to a pittance of maps and modes, there's not much to work with. Combined with tiny maps and shooting mechanics that don't feel good, the shooter is only appealing if you only play free-to-play titles, only care for modern military shooters, don't care for Call of Duty: Warzone, and don't have the Xbox Game Pass.
  22. Feb 21, 2022
    Smilegate itself has admitted that CrossfireX has major problems and seems committed to improving the game moving forward. The matchmaking has worked quite well in our time with the game so far, but the content, controls, and pretty much everything else needs a major facelift. As for the campaign, anyone that sees the Remedy Entertainment logo and thinks that is a testament to the quality of the single-player mode will be sorely disappointed.
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  1. Feb 21, 2022
    It's far from the standard quality of the best chapters of the KOF saga but works well in his playability. The roster needs some classic characters. Has roll-back netcode. [Not Recommended]
  2. Feb 14, 2022
    CrossfireX’s pair of campaigns are untidy, generic slogs with all the excitement and flavor of a communion wafer. Alarmingly little of Remedy’s signature weirdness and creativity is displayed, leaving me to wonder why this usually distinctively strange studio was chosen for such a by-the-numbers project at all. There were some interesting ideas along the way where story is concerned and I fleetingly thought we might get an eccentric tale the likes of Control or Alan Wake, but those hopes were quickly dashed when both campaigns ended without even a cursory twist. Whether it’s the bland characters, braindead enemy AI, forgettable levels, or downright offensive controls for the gunplay, everything about these brief campaigns feels phoned in. [Single-Player Campaign review score = 30]
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 290 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 290
  1. Feb 12, 2022
    100% outdated.
    I have no idea WHY they even wanted to port this multiplayer game from PC to Xbox. Thankfully, the single player campaign is very good.
  2. Feb 12, 2022
    Plays like a game from 10 years ago. Worst game i've played this year or last.
  3. Feb 12, 2022
    No Russian localization, not even subtitles. No Russian localization, not even subtitles