Raid destructible compounds using explosive gadgets and tactical weaponry! Hone your CQB skills in constantly changing compound layouts and blast open entry points with explosives to get the perfect shot. Team up with your squad or take on the challenge as a lone wolf!
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Mixed (471) - 55% of the 471 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 18, 2020

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Crunch Element is currently being developed with a high importance placed on player feedback and suggestions. In order to make the best experience from the start, it's critical that Crunch Element relies on feedback and suggestions from actual players, especially being at an early stage in development. Early access allows just that. Players will be a part of the development process with their thoughts and feedback being eagerly heard!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“It will be in early access for 2022 as feedback is collected and implemented.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will differ greatly in quality and scope. Initially, the priority will be on bug fixes and optimizations that players catch in order to ensure a solid foundation. Subsequently, bigger features on the horizon include:
- Expanded procedural generation including bigger compounds, generated terrain, and different building types
- New objective types
- Update group AI behavior with defensive and flanking behaviors, with the ability to use fortifications and items
- Weapon + equipment customization and modification”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Please refer to the "About this" section for details on what is currently implemented.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“The price will not change during early access and players will be notified of a price change come full release.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Because community feedback is integral to the development process, the Steam page, Twitter, and YouTube is wide open for players to interact with development and provide feedback, ideas, and comments.

The Crunch Element Discord server is the hub of all things Crunch Element and the perfect place to get engaged with the community and the development process. It can be joined here:”
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About This Game


Breaching is a cornerstone mechanic to Crunch Element. Place wall charges, throw grenades, and use peculiar weapons to blow holes in walls, ceilings, and floors to crack open entry points to compounds! Plan your entrance carefully! You never know what waits on the other side...


Bullets shred through interior walls made of materials like wood and drywall! Use heavy explosives to blast through heavier materials like concrete. Make quick work of barricades with tools like the breaching hammer and impact grenades!


Players can join up with allies at the Hideout and select a mission to begin. Once players arrive at the compound, they plan their attack, scout out the facility, and begin their raid. Players can play missions offline as a lone wolf and progress at their own pace.

Core Features

  • Rogue Mode - Start with a minimal kit, acquire weapons and attachments along the way, and survive as many rounds as possible with ever increasing difficulty!
  • Operations - A new flagship mode that strings together a series of hand-crafted levels. Salvage loot found in levels to buy more items, health, ammo, and explosives along the way!
  • Procedural Mode - Wreak havok and hone in your skills on procedurally generated compounds with constantly changing building layouts!
  • Sandbox - Get familiar with your arsenal and explore the mechanics of Crunch Element in the Sandbox, featuring a shooting range and killhouse!
  • 20 Unique Scenarios - Master your tactics on the 20 unique scenarios featured in the Operations mode. Mix up your approach, try new gear, and see how smoothly you can operate... New scenarios are constantly being added!
  • Build your Perfect Loadout - Modify guns to add optics, flashlights, grips, and muzzle devices to craft your perfect setup. Compliment your weapon choice with tactical gear such as wall charges, breaching hammers, grenade launchers, and more!
  • Up to 4 Player Co-op - Team up with your squad or take on the challenge as a lone wolf!
  • 4 Unique Objectives - Each mission has its own arrangement of objectives that must be completed before you can extract!
  • Destructible Environments - Blast, hit, and shoot your way into compounds to achieve the objectives. Whatever it takes!

Development Roadmap

Become a part of something great! Crunch Element is an early access game, meaning there is a constant flow of updates with a high reliance on player feedback. Below are some of the core priorities to look forward to as the game transitions through early access. Head on over to the Discord server and join the conversion!


  • Fixes and performance
  • Progression and unlocks
  • New items and attachments
  • And more!

System Requirements

    • OS *: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel® i5-4590 / AMD FX 8350 equivalent or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 equivalent or better
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    • VR Support: SteamVR. Standing or Room Scale
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.

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