• Publisher: Deck 13
  • Release Date: Sep 20, 2018
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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: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 5 out of 34
  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. Jun 17, 2017
    10
    Quite possibly the best game I've ever played, even in its incomplete state. Everything about it is on point. The puzzle design is genius, theQuite possibly the best game I've ever played, even in its incomplete state. Everything about it is on point. The puzzle design is genius, the combat system smooth and satisfying, the spritework beautiful and the tunes very pleasant to the ear - but the greatest thing about the game is its stellar story. It is very lighthearted, and at times, admittedly a bit cheesy too, but somehow it still manages to make you fall in love with the one-sided, yet deep characters, thanks to the well-written dialogue and the detailed, expressive portraits used during cutscenes.

    If you're thinking about getting the game in its early access, it is very much worth it, although the story is a bit scarce as of now. CrossCode is a shining example of a well-executed early access game; regularly updated with tons of new content, and the developers, RadicalFIshGames, are very transparent and host gamedev streams weekly and also communicate on Discord on a daily basis.

    P.S. The game was made by RadicalFishGames, do not give credit for Deck 13 for creating this masterpiece, they are just the publisher (to you who thanked Deck 13 in your review).
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  3. Nov 3, 2018
    10
    One of the best rpg's i've ever played.
    The story is so good, and the developers promise more with free updates and probably a future dlc.
  4. Nov 30, 2017
    10
    Easily one of my favourite games on steam at the moment. Beautiful 2d graphics. Combat is really nice and fluent. Contains a lot of referencesEasily one of my favourite games on steam at the moment. Beautiful 2d graphics. Combat is really nice and fluent. Contains a lot of references to other populair movies and games. Simply Amazing! Expand
  5. 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
  6. Oct 15, 2018
    9
    Who loved old SNES Games like Terranigma will absolutely love that amazing game :)

    Only downside is that puzzles can be tedious and there
    Who loved old SNES Games like Terranigma will absolutely love that amazing game :)

    Only downside is that puzzles can be tedious and there is no easy way to skip it..
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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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