Crossfire X (2011) is a free-to-play shooting game similar to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, where two opposing teams compete to complete conflicting objectives. It's a tactical team-based game, that may seem like many other games. However, it has a huge following on PC, particularly in the East. Bringing the game to consoles with the Xbox version is a much-anticipated release.
The main attraction here is the multiplayer modes of the game. You join one of two hostile private military factions (Global Risk or Black List) in a variety of game modes. These range from bomb planting and defusing to battles over controlling two objective points in a map. There an unusual mode where attackers are invisible until they move.
There is a single-player portion that was worked on by Remedy (Control, Alan Wake), that needs to be purchased separately. This offers several operations that play out through a series of episodes. The story explores a global conflict between Black List and Global Risk, two private military factions. Both the multiplayer and the single-player games use Remedy's graphics system from Control and Quantum Break so have a familiar appearance.
Two versions of Crossfire are in development:
Crossfire (PC) - Original Crossfire game.
Crossfire HD (PC) - Remastered version of the original Crossfire using Unreal Engine 3.
CrossfireX (Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S) - Next version on console with online and single-player elements. Beta was available on Xbox in 2020, although the release date is not yet confirmed.
Our examiner, Andy Robertson
, first checked Crossfire X 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 5 months ago.