• Publisher: Deck 13
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2018
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 74 Ratings

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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 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.
  2. Oct 16, 2018
    90
    CrossCode is a fantastic package that sits as one of 2018’s best indie games. In a year that launched Celeste, Dead Cells and Into the Breach, it’s no easy award to give, but CrossCode achieves this thanks to its great action RPG gameplay set in a believable MMORPG world, beautiful visuals, additive, responsive and challenging combat, smart dungeon design and some wonderful music. It’s a complete package that is bold enough to take the clichés of the genre and run with its own spin on them, and it isn’t going to burn holes in anyone’s pockets with its nicely priced £14.99, which gives players a lot of bang for their buck, top quality bang at that.
  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. 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.
  5. Nov 11, 2018
    84
    CrossCode is a funky, charming and sometimes even too extensive action RPG with a pleasant nostalgic side.
  6. Oct 15, 2018
    82
    Crosscode is an amazing adventure with more than 50 hours of content, charming retro graphics, likeable characters and tons of challenging puzzles. Jumping and aiming can get a little fiddly and a bunch of the brainteasers are simply too demanding, but if you bite through these slightly frustrating moments, you will get more than your money's worth.
  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: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  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://cross-code.com/en/start Expand
  2. Feb 24, 2017
    10
    Great in terms of content, fits in well with the original story, plus gives a nice refreshing feel. I like the new interface and contentGreat in terms of content, fits in well with the original story, plus gives a nice refreshing feel. I like the new interface and content additions. Bug were and always will be during game releases, Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2018
    10
    Fantastic indie game. Reminiscent of old school action RPGs like Secret of Mana. Incredible combat system, very polished. Good story andFantastic indie game. Reminiscent of old school action RPGs like Secret of Mana. Incredible combat system, very polished. Good story and character development, I'll keep this spoiler free. Memorable soundtrack, tons of puzzles. Completionists can easily sink over 100 hours or more in this game. Each area is hand crafted and boss battles are unique. They're still adding content, even after 1.0 released! Can't wait to see what's next, and in the future what other games they make. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    10
    Crosscode is a beautiful gamingexperience filled with so much details and so much carefulness.
    This is one of this rare gems that you just
    Crosscode is a beautiful gamingexperience filled with so much details and so much carefulness.
    This is one of this rare gems that you just need to experience. Yes - some puzzles may be difficult, but in a time, where "handholding" the player every step, it`s just refreshening to see a game do something difference for once.
    The mechanics are intuitive and the gameplay fastpaced and challenging in a good way. The difficulty is fullfilling and much needed, because right after you beat one of this passages you'll feel accomplished.
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  5. Oct 17, 2018
    9
    Do you want a super polished, content rich and long game? Then this game is for you.
    20 bucks for a game like this is a steal. This is one of
    Do you want a super polished, content rich and long game? Then this game is for you.
    20 bucks for a game like this is a steal. This is one of those games that constantly rewards you for exploring by giving you better equipment and finding a lot of fun puzzles that can make it easier for you to move around. The puzzles in this game are extremely well made and can get super challenging in a good way because beating them just feels sooo good.
    The combat in this game may seem simple,, especially in the beginning of the game, but as you progress forward you'll see that the game forces you to think more tactically, Story got me really hooked and definitely had some of those "one tear" moments. If you like indie games, dungeons with fun combat, amazing boss fights and 2d rpg games you will love this game. It just feels so good to play.
    Also,..
    People giving this 0/10 and hating on everything are simply just people without hearts. i cant believe how disrespectful and immature some people can be against indie-developers instead of giving them good constructive criticism with a positive attitude. I also see some people giving a bad review when they only played about two hours of the game.
    Please don't review this game or any type of game if you never actually played through the whole thing. Its like reading 10 pages from a book and then calling the entire book bad. Simply stupid.
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  6. Oct 1, 2018
    9
    A lot of indie games attempt a retro-revival of the 16-bit era, but none do so with the massive scope, smooth modern gamefeel, meticulousA lot of indie games attempt a retro-revival of the 16-bit era, but none do so with the massive scope, smooth modern gamefeel, meticulous design sense, carefully curated pacing and loving attention to detail of this masterpiece.
    CrossCode surpasses Secret of Mana in deep action-rpg combat and memorable storytelling.
    CrossCode surpasses Zelda: a Link to the Past in polished gamefeel, exploration and ingenious dungeon-puzzles.
    It is however, an original creation - not merely re-tread of tired formulas. I am in awe of the scope and quality of this open world, yet I never feel alone, aimless or tired amidst it all - the characters are charming, the story is gripping, the mechanics keep evolving and deepening - I cannot wait to keep playing!!
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  7. Oct 9, 2018
    0
    It will, like all of the other Indie pixel **** rot in my Steam library. What a bad game. Its story, gameplay, **** everything, all sucks.

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