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Fast & Furious Crossroads reviews call it ‘the worst game of the year’
Bandai Namco title receives highly critical early reviews
The first Fast & Furious Crossroads reviews have been published following the game’s release last week, with each offering an extremely critical verdict on the movie tie-in.
Eurogamer calls the Bandai Namco game “a car crash” that’s “so basic, so lacking polish and so packed full of fundamental oversights and errors you’ve got to wonder what calamity befell its development”.
Push Square has given the game a 3/10 review score, calling it “lacking in every department possible, from shallow and repetitive gameplay through to abysmal visuals that belong on the previous generation of consoles.”
Finally, Game Reactor has also given Crossroads a score of 3/10. In its review, the publication calls Fast & Furious “the worst game of the year so far” and “unimaginative, sloppy, pointless, ugly and lacking in variety as some of the worst licensed games ever made.”
It’s understood that publisher Bandai Namco did not distribute media review copies for Crossroads.
In the UK, Fast & Furious Crossroads debuted at number 17 in the chart. Although its performance seems disappointing, this data only tracks physical game sales and does not include digital.
Billed as a “team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe”, Crossroads was developed by Project Cars maker Slightly Mad Studios, which Codemasters acquired in 2019.
The PS4, Xbox One and PC title was originally scheduled to be released in May but its launch was pushed back following a delay to the latest entry in the movie franchise.
Universal pushed F9’s theatrical release from May 2020 until April 2021 due to concerns over the coronavirus.