This super racing video game was released by the Russian developer, Targem Games based in Yekaterinburg. It was jointly published by Gaijin Entertainment. On the 5th April 2016, the Closed beta version was released and about a year later, May 30, 2017, the Open Beta version was released.
Russians are not known for a high social life as those in the West, and hence people wouldn’t expect much from their entertainment industry. They’ve created some games, however, with fair positions in the chart of world-class games. Cross out seems to be one.
The game depicts a planet earth after the apocalypse. The planet was a victim of an endemic disease which eradicated the lives of many. The cause of the disease was unknown, the media tagged the cause of the disease “Crossout” from whence the title of the game emanated.
The actual reason was a failed experiment that sought to create a new human race like, though artificial, but with virtually all characteristics of the natural man. This failed experiment altered the DNA of many humans on the earth. Many died and survivors either became humans with severe biological mutations or became something else entirely. The setting of the game is twenty years after this disaster. There are attempts being made to restore the whole world to the normal pre-apocalyptic order.
Crossout is a driving-war game. Gamers are to use their intuitions to create vehicles suitable for warfare. This is more possible by constant victorious fighting. The combats enable the gamer to build more and more war vehicles. This reminds us of the fact that Russians are perhaps the best in manufacturing conventional weaponry. Gamers are to build war vehicles to help them combat all sorts of human “species” the apocalyptic order had birthed.
Coming to criticisms of Crossout, it has a largely favorable one as mentioned. Gamers like the straightforwardness and simplicity of the flow of the game. The ability to customize vehicles with lots and lots of options is a major strength no one can take away from Crossout. The ability to build and customize machinery awakens the innovative or technological aspect of one’s reasoning and this would interest many in a world of tech.
One major point of unfavorable reviews is the fact that so many charges are demanded to purchase apparatus for building war vehicles. This, of course, would piss off some, but would drag others so intrigue with the Crossout experience to source for means to make the necessary purchases. The game in sum is a sure source of fun for you “before the apocalypse”
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