Crossfire is a multi-directional second most played online shooter game in the world developed by Jay Sullivan for the Apple II
Crossfire is a multidirectional shooter online video game developed by Jay Sullivan for the Apple II and published by On-Line Systems in 1981. Crossfire video game was launched on Windows PC in May 2007, later expanding into China. The game is part of the tactical shooter genre; it remains free to play, though players have increasingly complained about cheaters who are ruining the game. The title involves two opposing teams, Black List and Global Risk, that are tasked with fighting each other. It was ported to the Atari 8-bit family, VIC-20, Commodore 64, and IBM PC (as a self-booting disk). A cartridge version of Crossfire was a 1984 launch title for the IBM PCjr, announced in late 1983.
Crossfire is a free-to-play first-person shooter that features two mercenary corporations named the "Black List" and "Global Risk," fighting each other in an epic global conflict. Players assume the role of either a Black List or Global Risk mercenary, joining an online team that must work together to complete objective-based scenarios. Except for the Zombie mode and Wave mode, each mode can support a maximum of 16 players, each divided into an 8-man team.
Along the left, right, and top sides of the playfield are 16 pockets which release enemies. These enemies emerge and move among the blocks, firing at and attempting to collide with the player. The four types of enemies differ only in appearance, not in power or behavior, and are worth 10, 20, 40, and 80 points respectively. Enemies move and fire in four directions, but are slower than the player and never run out of ammunition.
Players progress and eventually be promoted through various military ranks, beginning at trainee, with the highest being Marshall. Players can also customize their character's equipment and appearance through in-game items.