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Play OverviewPlay Overview

Crucible (2020) is a team-based shooting game played in a varied and dangerous alien world. Humans, aliens, and robots converge to hunt the mysterious and powerful substance known as Essence. Fight together, unlock new abilities, adapt to ever-changing conditions, and emerge victorious.

It's similar to other team-shooting games like Overwatch or Fortnite. But it also adds elements of games like League of Legends, with neutral computer-controlled enemies in the battle too. It also includes the ability to level up as you do in a role-playing game.

You can fight with different characters. Each has different weapons and abilities. You select specific upgrades that will be available to unlock, before each match. This adds strategy to the play and requires teams to work together to balance abilities or go all-in on one style of fighting.

In the Heart of the Hives mode, you collect hearts from lethal drone-spitting terrors. This is a four-on-four fight to be the first team to capture three hearts.

In the Alpha Hunters mode, you have just one life. Eight teams of two fight to be the last team—or solo hunter—standing. If your teammate dies, you can form a temporary alliance with another hunter, but that temporary truce will be broken if both of you make it to the final three.

In the Harvester Command mode you each control one Essence generating harvest points for your eight-player team. The aim is to steal your enemy's harvesters to gain points faster. You can also take out enemy hunters for points. The first team to 100 points wins.

Crucible is currently out on PC, but from the rating information, it looks like it will soon be on PlayStation and Xbox One as well.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Crucible 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 3 months ago.
Kids not old enough for this yet? There are lots of games similar to Crucible. Here are some similar younger-rated games:

Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Shooting game with Role-Play and Traversal elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 12 because it features moderate violence. This game contains frequent depictions of non-realistic-looking violence towards human-like and fantasy-like characters. Bright lights on the impact of attacks, whilst a health gauge shows how the amount of damage that is being inflicted. Human characters stagger backwards when attacked, but they quickly regain their balance and continue with the fight Once a character’s health bar has been depleted, it transforms into geometric shapes and disappears.


Crucible usually costs £0 to £3.99. 


Steam Store PC Free

Crucible Falls: Together Forever

Steam Store PC £3.99

Crucible Trails: Initial Rupture

Steam Store PC £3.99
Steam Store Mac £3.99
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
  • The Tracker Founder’s Pack provides skins, 500 in-game Credits, the Pre-Season Battle Pass, and 100 battle stars—enough to instantly unlock 10 levels of rewards. *The Predator Founder’s Pack provides exclusive skins, 1,000 in-game Credits, a key to select your choice from a collection of legendary character skins, the Pre-Season Battle Pass, and 200 battle stars—enough to instantly unlock 20 levels of rewards.
  • The Alpha Hunter Founder's Pack offers a skin for Captain Mendoza, 6,000 in-game Credits, the Gold Hammer Stability Pod drop pod skin, a key to select your choice from a collection of legendary character skins, the Pre-Season Battle Pass, and 400 battle stars—enough to instantly unlock 40 levels of rewards. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 10/05/2020

Price: Free

Out Now: PC

Players: 1

Genres: Action, Shooting (Role-Play and Traversal)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: AMZN Game Studios (@AMZNGameStudios)

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