Cross Fire

Heart-thumping game from Microsoft featuring weapons and a first-person POV


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  • Category Action
  • Program license Free
  • Version 2.0
  • Size 2.4 MB
  • Works under: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Suba Games

The first person shooter that became a worldwide sensation.

CrossFire was created by SmileGate and published by Neowiz. It is a first-person shooter game you can play on Microsoft Windows. The first release date was May 3, 2007, though you will see numerous releases after that date as the game has been frequently updated. The Korea Herald claimed that in 2014 the game was worth $1.3 billion. Since it started in 2007, it has earned over $4.5 billion revenue, and there have been as many as 50 million active users at one time.

What Weapons Can You Use

The weapons are pretty conventional. There is nothing experimental, futuristic or alien. Each weapon belongs to a category that is present in the game, and each is based on real-life models. Certain modes have mode-exclusive weapons. The weapons you may use include:

  • Machine guns
  • Grenades
  • Submachine guns
  • Sniper rifles
  • Shovels
  • Flashbangs
  • Smoke grenades
  • Assault Rifles
  • Shotguns
  • Combat axes
  • Knives
  • Fisticuffs
  • Pistols

The weapons also perform the same as they would in real life. For example, a pistol is easy to use and great for close combat, as is the shotgun, but the shotgun is poorer at longer distances.

The Modes You Can Play In

There are a lot of modes in CrossFire, and each of the modes has different maps and playing rules. The aim is to seek out and destroy your opponents, and the fun thing is that you can do it in teams or on your own. Some of the modes are quite creative. For example, there is a zombie mode where you start with a lot of health and have to infect other people and absorb dead zombies in order to mutate. There are also more commonly seen modes such as the team death match or elimination mode.

Referenced In Futurama

The game that some of the Futurama cast play is called “of World of World War II 3.” it is believed to be the 3011 version of CrossFire as it plays in a very similar manner. It also uses the types of weapons we use today, though it also features Nazi Germans (for comic effect). There is also a joke about the cast members Bender & Cubert, as well as Igner, Larry and Walt being beaten by “A couple of Korean girls.” This is an insider joke for Crossfire players.

It firstly references the fact that the game CrossFire was created in South Korea, and secondly references the fact that there are so many fantastic players in Asia that even young girls are beating the best that the US has to offer.

If You Haven’t Tried It…Then Do!

The game is free to play, and there is not a big learning curve. Sure, you will learn a few new manoeuvres and tactics as you go along, but to start with, all you have to know is how to point and shoot. The game is free to play, which means if you don’t like it then don’t play it. The most annoying part is simply the fact that some people have spent months building up their experience and are very good to the point where they will murder you--but they have to sleep some time. If your gamer’s ego can withstand the occasional bruising, then you may learn to love this game.


  • It is free to play
  • There can be as many as 16 players at one time
  • Plenty of shoot-em up action
  • Modern weapons make the game feel more grounded in real life
  • Playing against strangers can be fun
  • You can easily install it and play it on Microsoft Windows


  • Have to pay money for some of the upgrades and weapons
  • The players that pay real money will dominate the game
  • Some players are too good because they have more experience
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