publisher : Gaijin Entertainment
Game mode: massive online multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Crossout is a post-apocalyptic MMO game which revolves around vehicles constructed by players. It was developed by Russian studio Gaijin Entertainment, known for, among others, online game War Thunder, and using a similar free-to-play business model.
Gameplay mechanics are a combination of the large scale characteristic for the aforementioned War Thunder or World of Tanks and post-apocalyptic atmosphere that should appeal to all fans of Mad Max. The game takes place in a future world devastated by an alien invasion and human genetic testing gone awry. The player’s goal is to survive in this hostile environment and compete on large-sized maps.
In the beginning, each player receives a simple, armored vehicle equipped with a basic machine gun. As we progress in the game, various modifications appear which we can use to upgrade our vehicles, turning them into huge monster trucks or armed platforms, and thus sowing terror among the other players.
Thanks to a wide array of parts, there are thousands of ways to change the look and performance of the vehicle, from its shape and armor, through equipment (e.g. power saws, rockets), support systems (including drones and invisibility generators), to all kinds of purely aesthetic accessories. All of these items can be purchased for currency acquired in the course of the game, both in the game’s store as well as directly from other players.
Crossout offers high-quality graphic design, on par with competitive productions such as World of Tanks. Noteworthy is also the polished damage model, which can disable any of the parts fitted in our vehicle, thus naturally affecting its condition during the fight.