CrossCode Reviews

CrossCode is ranked in the 91st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
Essential
Apr 21, 2021

CrossCode perfectly encapsulates the MMORPG experience within the confines of a riveting single-player adventure.

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8 / 10
Dec 17, 2020

The PlayStation 4 version of CrossCode is both a tribute to the classics that inspired it and a masterpiece in its own right. It hits all the right marks because it knows the audience all too well. At the same time, it finds the perfect balance between appealing to ones nostalgia while also being an original experience.

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8 / 10.0
Dec 10, 2020

I found CrossCode to be enjoyable. Despite my depth issues, they’re minuscule in comparison to the good. While the game is grind-heavy to obtain items needed to trade, it’s all mindless and the perfect activity to do while you’re listening to a Podcast. Though, I will say the music in-game are great listens. The map is interconnected and will encourage you to explore. Do so to find ways to climb cliffs and to find secrets. I was enamored with learning the lore and Radical Fish Games did a fantastic job of immersing me. They hit it out of the park with the online game feel. Perfectly emulated. The gorgeous pixel art and combat is a love letter to the SNES era. The influence of Secret of Mana is too obvious. I couldn’t help but smile when I saw the homage after defeating a boss. The sound effect and explosion. The writing is charming and the amount of effort put into this should be acknowledged. While the Nintendo Switch version had issues at launch, those have been largely fixed. What hasn’t been isn’t enough to be a dealbreaker.

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4 / 5.0
Nov 27, 2020

It may look like a 16-bit retro-esque game at first glance, but it’s a well-polished action RPG that offers so much that it can compete head-to-head with its modern high-budget counterparts.

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9 / 10
Oct 7, 2020

CrossCode is a wonderful throwback to 90s RPGs, meshed with the modern sensibilities, gameplay and story that players expect from today's titles. Old-school Zelda fans will adore it, as will anyone who loves a satisfying blend of action and narrative.

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9 / 10
Sep 16, 2020

CrossCode is without a doubt one of the best RPG titles we've seen this year, marrying 90s JRPG nostalgia with modern gaming sensibilities to create an exceptional experience. Whether it's the stellar combat, ingenious puzzle design or lush and vibrant world, there's plenty to keep you coming back to CrossCode throughout its lenghty story.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
6 / 10
Aug 25, 2020

This has a tremendous amount going for it, but ultimately, it is going to appeal to puzzle gamers far more than JRPG fans, as the puzzle sections are incredibly demanding. Having players do hours of complex and convoluted puzzles in a row, is something that is going to put off many gamers that otherwise would have loved this title. For a RPG romp it could have been outstanding if this was shortened, and the puzzles/trickery were reduced by at least half.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2020

CrossCode is a fine 2D action RPG thanks to its challenging combat and excellent puzzles. It music and characters are also great, but the game is lacking in pacing. There are also some annoying bugs that should have been fixed.

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8.5 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2020

CrossCode is an excellent ARPG that's definitely worth rediscovering again.

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8 / 10
Aug 7, 2020

One of the best games of the year and one of the better indie games of the generation.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2020

All-in-all, CrossCode isn’t a title you should glance over, but rather, actually try as it’s a great title that won’t break the bank for what it has to offer. Just trust me when I say this, Deniz Akbulut definitely deserves a round of applause for the music created for the game as the soundtrack is simply unforgettable.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 24, 2020

CrossCode is a love letter to 16-bit RPGs and action-adventure games and features a fun projectile-based combat system. Its lengthy development time was well-spent, and it's clear that time was used to put together an RPG experience that's completely worthwhile. Whether or not you play a lot of RPGs, there's a lot to love here.

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85 / 100
Jul 23, 2020

CrossCode is an amazing puzzle action RPG with a touching story and a beautifully detailed world. Combat has tons of options and puzzles require a lot of critical thinking and creative solutions to solve. It draws inspiration from classic SNES RPGs and the Zelda series, but stands proudly among them as a modern classic.

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Destructoid
Adzuken
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

On the other hand, if you can push all that story into the background and focus on the sheer thrill of the game's combat and the challenge of its puzzles, it has a lot more going for it. CrossCode puts its mechanics to good use in inventive ways, and at times, I found it to be legitimately impressive. However, without the beating heart of a convincing narrative, you may find yourself logging out too soon.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

CrossCode is a colorful, fun, and content full action RPG that has a lot to offer both young and old.

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7.7 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2020

Even on PS4, CrossCode is a quirky little action RPG that deserves credit for its combat system and the sheer amount of content. It's not the deepest and more narrative driven RPG on the market, but it's challenging enough to deserve a go.

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Gamefa
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2020

Crosscode is a really beautiful game. Narrative, characters and combat mechanics are really enjoyable and entertaining. Of course there are some small issues in the game but in the end, If you like Action RPGs, you should try this beautiful pixel game.

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4.8 / 5.0
Jul 17, 2020

CrossCode is a wonderfully told, and downright fun to play game. Fans of Secret of Mana and similar RPGs will find themselves right at home. CrossCode is full of charm, and with the accessibility sliders available, there is no excuse for not getting your paws on this game and enjoying everything this polished title has to offer. And did we mention it’s coded completely in HTML5? CrossCool!

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2020

CrossCode is a beautiful 2D action RPG that definitely worth your while, especially if you are a fan of the genre.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 17, 2020

Cross Code, officially, my sleeper, my surprise of 2020.

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