Fast & Furious Crossroads
Top Critic Average
Short, shallow, and surprisingly simple, Fast & Furious Crossroads is a disappointment in almost every department.
A decent Fast & Furious tale is undone by a disaster of a game.
Another deeply disappointing Fast & Furious game that's all the more upsetting because of the obvious talent it wastes in terms of both developer and cast.
Seeing the crew behind the wheel again is good, but they deserve so much better than this
Crossroads also has a multiplayer option, which at least sounds fun, but there aren't enough people playing this game, so it's not viable unless you were looking for a "waiting for a game" simulator.
Fast & Furious Crossroads is the closest the series has come yet to delivering an experience worthy of the blockbuster movie franchise, but skids off track with dull missions, frustrating mechanics, and lonely multiplayer lobbies. Crucially, the driving itself just isn't fun, resulting in a bland experience interchangeable with any other street racing franchise.
Fast & Furious Crossroads is a melting pot of ideas, none of which have had time to mature. Poor vehicle handling, weird pacing, unloved online multiplayer, inconsistent visuals, the list goes on. All of those Facebook comments lambasting the trailer for 'PS2-era graphics' are wide of the mark. It's PS2-era physics, dialogue and level design too.
How Fast & Furious Crossroads wound up as a full-price release will forever remain a mystery. It is lacking in every department possible, from shallow and repetitive gameplay through to abysmal visuals that belong on the previous generation of consoles. Not even the most committed Fast & Furious fans should subject themselves to this monstrosity. That is unless you want to have a good laugh alongside Vin Diesel.