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  1. JohnS
    Mar 21, 2010
    10
    Best shooter I've ever played. And I've played a lot, starting with Wolfenstien 3D, and even before that Dungeons of Daggorath if you want to consider a really old first person game. I can only play this game on medium detail, I have a low profile case, and as such I don't have the greatest GFX card in the world. I use a ATI Radeon HD 4650. I will say however, on medium, Best shooter I've ever played. And I've played a lot, starting with Wolfenstien 3D, and even before that Dungeons of Daggorath if you want to consider a really old first person game. I can only play this game on medium detail, I have a low profile case, and as such I don't have the greatest GFX card in the world. I use a ATI Radeon HD 4650. I will say however, on medium, this game looks great compared to most of the titles I have on the XBOX 360, and compared to most of the titles I have on the PC. It plays smooth, and I'm pleased with performance. It only helps to know that when I upgrade my computer a few months from now the game will scale up to it, unlike most of my titles. As far as game play, I don't understand what people really are talking about. This is what keeps me playing this game over 2 years after I have bought it. I love the fact that having a suit with only 4 options gives me so many ways to approach a situation. The enemy AI seems to act appropriately for most of my actions, but there are a few times I have to scratch my head. The plot was fine with me. Off the wall, yes... But gave the game a creepy feel to it, and kind of made the game two separate experiences with the same multitude of options to solve each. Overall, I just found this game fun. I've become kind of immune to the FPS craze, and while I've played games like Modern Warfare 2, and all the Halo games, Crysis is still the pinnacle of fun to me. Giving me the option to run and gun, or stand in the middle of a Korean Base fully cloaked. My one complaint, and it is a complaint in most games, the vehicles drive like cardboard boxes. In fact, the only fun I had was with the tank level, only because it was the only vehicle in the game that drove like it should. I definitely recommend this game. Just don't expect to get the highest settings out of it, but know that the game is fun and very playable at lower settings. Expand
  2. Aug 29, 2011
    7
    Crysis is a blast to look at. Awesome graphics mixed with a big beautiful Island and some nice voice acting. But sadly it seems to stop there, as the story isn't strong enough to carry through to the end. The idea with the nano-suit is also fun for the first few times, but I quickly tired to try and sneak around and simply picked the larges gun there was to blast my way to the final boss.Crysis is a blast to look at. Awesome graphics mixed with a big beautiful Island and some nice voice acting. But sadly it seems to stop there, as the story isn't strong enough to carry through to the end. The idea with the nano-suit is also fun for the first few times, but I quickly tired to try and sneak around and simply picked the larges gun there was to blast my way to the final boss. There was some minor glitches and bugs I ran into but none which were game-braking at any point. A good enough game if you're a fan of Far Cry 1. Expand
  3. PhilipD.
    Dec 21, 2008
    10
    I love comments like 'oh the engine can only render islands' . What?! The indoor sections are just as impressive, and various different mods and maps have proven that it's a very capable engine. Away from the graphics. (They're undeniably the best in any game so far, despite being released a year ago.) The gameplay is very good. The alien bit a the end was poor in I love comments like 'oh the engine can only render islands' . What?! The indoor sections are just as impressive, and various different mods and maps have proven that it's a very capable engine. Away from the graphics. (They're undeniably the best in any game so far, despite being released a year ago.) The gameplay is very good. The alien bit a the end was poor in comparison. I didn't enjoy the alien combat but when the first 75% of the game is so damn good, I don't mind that much. I'm sure that people would be complaining that the game was the same through out if it hadn't been included. The suit is very useful and innovative. I got used to it quickly and it makes other games feel very basic in comparison. The AI is passable (ie, being able to do everything they should be able to do whilst still allowing you to run up to them, grab them by the neck and toss them otno the nearest land-mine). Awww... okay. Back to the graphics. After half Life 2 I didn't think I would be impressed by graphics again. I was wrong. It ADDS to the game. There are some areas which have real personality. I swear that I've been to that industrial ruin place (just before the alien bit starts) and the entire game really has a sense of 'place'. You never feel that you're in a level. It covers up the linearity well and brings games on to the next level. Ignore the naysayers. They're probably comparing this game to real life or something, as there is no other game to compare it to yet. (Graphics-wise. The gameplay is always a matter of personal opinion but I feel they did a very good job. I just wish enemies took fewer hits to die- I guess it's the bad side of having so many different choices and strategies to approach them.). Expand
  4. ClearView
    Oct 27, 2009
    5
    The graphics are very good so that's a big 10. The gameplay is really bad.. In the beginning you have some fun but later on it get's boring. And the finish of the game is really bad... It's like someone started to create something and had to do the work in 1 hour in stead of 2 months. So i had not much fun with this game..
  5. RownL
    Feb 14, 2009
    10
    This seems to be the game that people either love or hate. I personally love it, even with the extremely punishing hardware requirements I think it's the current, ultimate evolution of the FPS. Yes the story is a bit trite, but I still enjoyed every second. Even the VTOL part, most people seem to hate this part but my mouth dropped open and I thought "THIS is the game that keeps This seems to be the game that people either love or hate. I personally love it, even with the extremely punishing hardware requirements I think it's the current, ultimate evolution of the FPS. Yes the story is a bit trite, but I still enjoyed every second. Even the VTOL part, most people seem to hate this part but my mouth dropped open and I thought "THIS is the game that keeps giving back! Who would've thought in an FPS they'd completely change it like this for one level!" In my mind, the only flaw was that section didn't last long enough. Great game. Loved it. Can't wait to have a better PC so I can play it the way the designers intended. Expand
  6. SJT-Ruler*
    Feb 2, 2009
    10
    It's rather simple. First of all, this is THE proof that will silence those fanboy gamers that cannot understand the difference between a real computer and a limited one (a.k.a., a console), because it will take another gen or two before consoles will be able to handle any graphics even close to this. Second, everyone rating it down here are just haters, gamers that are pissed off It's rather simple. First of all, this is THE proof that will silence those fanboy gamers that cannot understand the difference between a real computer and a limited one (a.k.a., a console), because it will take another gen or two before consoles will be able to handle any graphics even close to this. Second, everyone rating it down here are just haters, gamers that are pissed off because it doesn't run well on their computer. I've read stuff about people buying a computer for 1500 and not even being able to run it on high? I've also read stuff about "Crytek, it's the 21st century so make it run better?" - that's the thing, it's the 21st century, get a decent PC instead of whining is what you should do. Such people just fail at knowing what PC to buy, mine for 1200 runs it perfectly so there you already have an example. The gameplay is just fantastic, way better than those fake games like Call of Duty 4. If you are actually a real gamer, you don't want to miss out on this game. Once more, only pissed of people don't like this game, for it is really one of the best games ever made and worth the money. Expand
  7. MalcolmF.
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    Hiding in bushes has never been so much fun...at least since the court order anyway.
  8. CrysisH8sdontevenhavitcrysispro
    Nov 21, 2007
    10
    Best shooter of this year, amazing graphics, Gigantic maps, extreme action, great AI, you need a high end system to play this game, it's worth it, i played the DEMO like 40 times all over, and now i can't stop playin the full release, forget other titiles, this will blow you away, one of the best FPS's ever!
  9. JodyS.
    Nov 18, 2007
    10
    Has all the elements I liked from Far Cry, and plenty of new things to check out. The customization of the weapon accessories was great. The addition of tanks and the VTOL was cool. The single player story isn't the most complex but it does a good job of driving you forward. It starts at a nice slower pace and slowly builds to more intense and larger fights. Ending with a massive Has all the elements I liked from Far Cry, and plenty of new things to check out. The customization of the weapon accessories was great. The addition of tanks and the VTOL was cool. The single player story isn't the most complex but it does a good job of driving you forward. It starts at a nice slower pace and slowly builds to more intense and larger fights. Ending with a massive battle that was quite satisfying. It was also nice to see that unlike Far Cry there was a bit more variety in scenery. Though mostly jungle scenery there's times when it is very different. Expand
  10. Beaner
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    I am not generally a fan of first person shooters, but i cannot put this game down. It drew me in graphically and kept me due to its dept and story. I personally and going to have to put this game at the top of the list and although i have not finished it yet i have to say the parts i have played i can easily say it is the most fun i have had in a video game since prince of persia: the I am not generally a fan of first person shooters, but i cannot put this game down. It drew me in graphically and kept me due to its dept and story. I personally and going to have to put this game at the top of the list and although i have not finished it yet i have to say the parts i have played i can easily say it is the most fun i have had in a video game since prince of persia: the sands of time, which was my favorite game. I will be playing Crysis for some time to come. Expand
  11. JamesN.
    Nov 19, 2007
    10
    Truly amazing game. One of the only games that I've ever played where I kept being more and more amazed by it as I played right up until the end. Crytek have struck a winner, and I feel as though every aspect of each level was finely polished. Perfect.
  12. B.A.F.
    Feb 28, 2009
    7
    Top notch first half, crawling through the jungle and fighting the Koreans. The suit abilities are excellent and give the player a nice variety of abilities to attack the enemy. Great stuff! The second half turns into an alien battle and the downhill slide begins, ending in a been-there, done-that-before, kill the giant boss, sci-fi ending. Crap. Tragic ending to an absolutely fantastic Top notch first half, crawling through the jungle and fighting the Koreans. The suit abilities are excellent and give the player a nice variety of abilities to attack the enemy. Great stuff! The second half turns into an alien battle and the downhill slide begins, ending in a been-there, done-that-before, kill the giant boss, sci-fi ending. Crap. Tragic ending to an absolutely fantastic beginning. Technically, the game performance degrades in direct correlation to the length of the game. Performance was quite smooth on my e8400/ati4850, DX10, graphics all very high, for the first 2/3 of the game. The last 1/3 of the game involved multiple crashes and finally a lowering of all the settings just to be able to finish the game. One gets the feeling that they didn't get enough time to polish the second half / alien part of the game. Overall, the game looked fantastic, the sound was excellent and the gameplay quite engaging. Too bad the cliche ending and technical issues took their toll. Expand
  13. killtacular
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    One word GRAPHICS!! they make every other game's graphics even Hlaf-life 2 look really terrible in comparison but HL2 is still my favorite. (Gravity Gun Rules) Crysis come very close in my opinion because its one of the most "nonlinear" linear games, because there are so many paths and ways to complete an objective. the nanosuit opens a lot of possiblities. the storyline isn't One word GRAPHICS!! they make every other game's graphics even Hlaf-life 2 look really terrible in comparison but HL2 is still my favorite. (Gravity Gun Rules) Crysis come very close in my opinion because its one of the most "nonlinear" linear games, because there are so many paths and ways to complete an objective. the nanosuit opens a lot of possiblities. the storyline isn't all that great but its still really fun especially on Delta difficulty because "run and gun" doesn't work and you must be creative. plenty of opportunities for cinematic moments and words can't describe how awesome the explosions are. Expand
  14. Mar 10, 2013
    7
    To me, Crysis is kind of like a mixed bag where the good stuff slightly takes overhand.
    This game becomes really fun once you take advantage of the sandbox elements. There's nothing more satisfying than experimenting with the different suit modes, trying to find stuff to throw at your enemies or BREAKING INTO A GOD DAMN HOUSE WITH YOUR FISTS!
    However if you look at the main game itself,
    To me, Crysis is kind of like a mixed bag where the good stuff slightly takes overhand.
    This game becomes really fun once you take advantage of the sandbox elements. There's nothing more satisfying than experimenting with the different suit modes, trying to find stuff to throw at your enemies or BREAKING INTO A GOD DAMN HOUSE WITH YOUR FISTS!
    However if you look at the main game itself, there's not a whole lot to it other than the graphics. The story is very bland, gun play is kind of weak and the second half of the game is really boring because it takes away the sandbox elements more and more.
    However, I just had so much fun with the first half that I just can't give this game anything below a 6.
    Wouldn't get it at full price but if you find it somewhere, I'd say pick it up.
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  15. Apr 13, 2012
    10
    Still my favorite shooter and I find myself reinstalling game from Steam every so often. Freedom to explore game world is unreal and numerous methods exist to dispatch your enemies. I personally prefer fighting the North Koreans than the aliens, so I do tend to restart the game after reaching the zero gravity stage. Still definitely worth a 10 and worth playing even in 2012. GraphicsStill my favorite shooter and I find myself reinstalling game from Steam every so often. Freedom to explore game world is unreal and numerous methods exist to dispatch your enemies. I personally prefer fighting the North Koreans than the aliens, so I do tend to restart the game after reaching the zero gravity stage. Still definitely worth a 10 and worth playing even in 2012. Graphics and story round out a clear FPS winner. Expand
  16. Feb 6, 2013
    10
    One of the best shooters I've ever played in terms of graphics (obviously), gameplay (nano-suit modes are crazy) and plot (yeah, I enjoyed the storyline unlike many others) The only flaw is in the enemy AI while the enemies are smart, it's impossible to stealthily infiltrate any Korean outpost they'll notice you immediately. Still, that didn't stop me from beating the game like 3 or 4One of the best shooters I've ever played in terms of graphics (obviously), gameplay (nano-suit modes are crazy) and plot (yeah, I enjoyed the storyline unlike many others) The only flaw is in the enemy AI while the enemies are smart, it's impossible to stealthily infiltrate any Korean outpost they'll notice you immediately. Still, that didn't stop me from beating the game like 3 or 4 times. (I found it challenging and enjoyable to complete the game using mostly only fists nothing like seeing the scared face of a Korean soldier when grabbing his neck and same applies to the aliens where else can you punch a freaking squid alien to death?) To sum up superb game and it's a shame that the sequel went in an entirely different direction. Expand
  17. Mar 2, 2014
    7
    OK. Yep fairly gorgeous graphics on the beaches. However a major bug spoils that a bit for you.

    Starting with bug No 1. There is a nasty, very nasty audio bug that completely ruins the sound. Crackling and reverb banging away until you can hardly work out what is going on. The only way I found to stop it was run the game in DX9, and that meant I could only get high graphics settings.
    OK. Yep fairly gorgeous graphics on the beaches. However a major bug spoils that a bit for you.

    Starting with bug No 1. There is a nasty, very nasty audio bug that completely ruins the sound. Crackling and reverb banging away until you can hardly work out what is going on. The only way I found to stop it was run the game in DX9, and that meant I could only get high graphics settings. Unless you are prepared to do a little mod to your installation, you need to run in DX10 to have very high settings.

    I didn't like the no-gravity stuff much. I got quite a few bugs in there and couldn't get out. After reloading game I saw that a door was meant to open.

    The maze in the ship meant I got lost a few times. I mean it was not too bad, but when you had to get the Tac-cannon I got lost. Searching and searching.

    Then we get to the final boss. I died and died and died and died and died and died and died. On top of that, Crysis let one if its ultimate bugs out on you. You fall through the deck of the destroyer. Re-load, same thing, re-load, same thing. Start the game again, OK, died and died and died and died, and falling through the deck, and falling through the deck, and falling through the deck. I just gave up, with the boss left alive to write this review for the benefit of others. Maybe I will try finish it again, but for now, I am fed up.

    Basically I would say this game isn't complete and EA have a lot of apologising to do. (I'd say quite poorly optimised as well.)
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  18. Aug 23, 2013
    8
    Crysis sets the bar for open-world FPS games, no doubt. The engine is awesome and the graphics have aged extremely well (while the AI has not). The story and ending could have been a little more conclusive, but it that may be a matter of taste. The successors to this game might have achieved better scores if they had stuck with the open-world style used in the first installment of theCrysis sets the bar for open-world FPS games, no doubt. The engine is awesome and the graphics have aged extremely well (while the AI has not). The story and ending could have been a little more conclusive, but it that may be a matter of taste. The successors to this game might have achieved better scores if they had stuck with the open-world style used in the first installment of the series. Some sections can get a bit tedious (travelling long distances without getting spotted can take time) and a few things are poorly designed. For example when the game script wants you to do a particular thing, like battle a helicopter or stay in a particular area to finish a task, the script will give super-human abilities to your enemy who will then spot you through walls, trees and mountains (Halflife 2 does this as well so it may just be a way game designers force the player to stay on track). But at the and of the day it is a pleasent game, and one I have enjoyed completing more than once. Expand
  19. Oct 21, 2016
    8
    First of all, this is a game with excellent graphics that was way ahead of its time. The gameplay is fun all around combining sandbox elements with some scripted action sequences. The story feels rushed and the final levels are kind of boring as they force you to shoot everything you see and take away the option to use stealth turning the game into a generic shooter. To me, this is theFirst of all, this is a game with excellent graphics that was way ahead of its time. The gameplay is fun all around combining sandbox elements with some scripted action sequences. The story feels rushed and the final levels are kind of boring as they force you to shoot everything you see and take away the option to use stealth turning the game into a generic shooter. To me, this is the best game in the series, along with Warhead because it looks and feels like a game made for the PC unlike its sequels, Crysis 2 and 3 which have more casual gameplay and were clearly made more for the console market. Expand
  20. Feb 21, 2012
    7
    To some, a benchmark. For others, a benchmark of how a great traditional open world first person shooter is made. For me crysis walks the middle ground. It's pacing was flawed, however it's systems flow with grace. It will always look incredible - however what many fail to recognize is that the actual game underneath - is kind of incredible as well. Just not perfect.
  21. Sep 9, 2016
    10
    Great game for its time. The last AAA game that tried to push the envelope. It was so ahead of its time in engine and graphics, that today, after almost 9 years, it can still stand on its own side by side to the latest next gen games.

    The graphics and general production values are top notch. But the gameplay is also very good and satisfying. It is no Deus Ex, but offers some freedom in
    Great game for its time. The last AAA game that tried to push the envelope. It was so ahead of its time in engine and graphics, that today, after almost 9 years, it can still stand on its own side by side to the latest next gen games.

    The graphics and general production values are top notch. But the gameplay is also very good and satisfying. It is no Deus Ex, but offers some freedom in how you tackle each situation, has good gunplay, and satisfying enemies.

    The story is the usual FPS story fare, but it works.

    Many people call this a tech demo. Those people are morons. Just because a game has impressive graphics, doesn't mean it was only a tech demo. This is a good game.

    Minus thing, is the AI, which is kind of braindead.

    Still, when 5 and a half year after its release, Bioshock infinite managed a 94 metacritic score while having worse graphics and gameplay, makes me shake my head...

    You can get it cheap now, and any modern gaming pc can max it out. So give it a shot, if you haven't already. 9/10, giving it a 10 to counter the fools with no taste in games.
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  22. Sep 24, 2011
    8
    One of the best games ever created. The graphics are just amazing. It's a must for FPS lovers.
    Also, they have my respect for making the game PC only.
  23. May 25, 2011
    7
    Bought this on a Steam weekend sale for a steal. It was one game that when it came out my computer had no hope of running it so I never played it. Now my computer is better and it's a 4 year old game...so it goes. The interesting thing about that is, this game STILL looks simply stunning 4 years later. I have played other games released in the last year that don't even come close to theBought this on a Steam weekend sale for a steal. It was one game that when it came out my computer had no hope of running it so I never played it. Now my computer is better and it's a 4 year old game...so it goes. The interesting thing about that is, this game STILL looks simply stunning 4 years later. I have played other games released in the last year that don't even come close to the beauty that Crysis displays. The environment is a character itself in this one. The plants move when you walk by, the water makes ripples when you step in it, there are grouse that run in little packs and move out of your way. The sun rises and sets sending rays of light and growing shadows, it FEELS cold when there is frost. It's that good. Visually stunning, still. And that is saying a lot in the world of four year old graphics. It has been a long time since a shooter grabbed my attention and made me not want to stop playing. A LOOONG TIME, like say HALO. Shooters too often are the same game with a different title (pick any war simulation on the market today, doesn't matter who makes it, same game). This one felt different. Because the environment mattered so much it changed the whole game. Plants make cover, walk too far forward and you are seen, too far back and you can't see. Shadows, lighting all affect the AI. These AI enemies actually act with and react to the environment. Need to get past a pack of bad guys but low on ammo? Toss a stick and they'll go see what it was. Crash a truck and they'll check it out and when they don't find you, they will act nervously, searching the area. It is some of the best AI in a shooter, even now four years later. Now, I'm not saying these guys are gonna win any intelligence awards, they're dumb AI. But some of the best dumb AI out there. Weapons are all unique and have their perks. Used properly all weapons are appropriately lethal. In the end this game was the whole package. Good story, great action, jaw dropping graphics, a shooter that actually rewards strategy and an environment that makes formulating one satisfying and fun. If you haven't played Crysis and want a good shooter, get this one. The game played bug free but did display a few graphical glitches that did not affect game play, just looked odd occasionally. EDIT : Game will not play completely on DX10, which it sets by default if your system is capable. It is necessary to force the game to play in DX9 in order to finish the game. 2 points removed from rating for this bug. Expand
  24. Dec 30, 2010
    8
    An overall good game, stunning graphics (but you'll need a VERY powerful computer), story is average and the gameplay is great and that's about it. This game is sure one of the best shooter game but that's it, you're role is to kill and kill then kill some more: you're a killing machine and except the very good graphics and graphic designs there's nothing else in the game. You're not hereAn overall good game, stunning graphics (but you'll need a VERY powerful computer), story is average and the gameplay is great and that's about it. This game is sure one of the best shooter game but that's it, you're role is to kill and kill then kill some more: you're a killing machine and except the very good graphics and graphic designs there's nothing else in the game. You're not here to solve anything, you're job is too destroy. The new weapons weren't even fun, just more powerful. Don't get me wrong though, it's a very good game but somehow limited, in my opinion it doesn't match a Half-Life. Expand
  25. Nov 25, 2010
    7
    You can easily see where the influence of this game came from. However, I am going to complete this review without any reference to Halo. The most notable detail, one that you'll see as soon as you begin playing, is the scenery. The aesthetically pleasing environment of this FPS puts all others to shame. However, while the levels seem quite open and non-linear at a glance, they feelYou can easily see where the influence of this game came from. However, I am going to complete this review without any reference to Halo. The most notable detail, one that you'll see as soon as you begin playing, is the scenery. The aesthetically pleasing environment of this FPS puts all others to shame. However, while the levels seem quite open and non-linear at a glance, they feel limited. Also the story lacks much originality as does most aspects of the game. Don't get me wrong though, it is a very enjoyable shooter that I recommend for all you have the PC requirements to play it. It may not be remembered for as long as the popular console games, but it is one of the best on PC and should definitely be on your shopping list. Expand
  26. Dec 7, 2012
    10
    I bought 2 copies, 1 on origin, the other on steam. It is an amazing game even I played it after it being released 4 years. The environment is very well created, especially the plants are almost real, the map is sandbox, in which I play run back and fourth without getting boring. The story and the atmosphere is breath-taking that I can feel the wild survival mood and get addicted to it toI bought 2 copies, 1 on origin, the other on steam. It is an amazing game even I played it after it being released 4 years. The environment is very well created, especially the plants are almost real, the map is sandbox, in which I play run back and fourth without getting boring. The story and the atmosphere is breath-taking that I can feel the wild survival mood and get addicted to it to play it 4 or 5 hours a day. The nanosuit enables the plays to have many alternative ways to complete the mission, if you don't want to have a fight, just switch to cloak mode to sneak, or if you are tired of repetitive shooting, just switch to power mode to beat enemies with your bare hands. If I have to name the cons, it is not optimized well that no PC can run it on maximum settings when the game is released, and my laptop which was bought in 2011 can't do it either. But anyway, it is an amazing game. Expand
  27. OscarS.
    Nov 22, 2007
    10
    I don't see what all the complaints on here about. In my opinion one of three contenders for Game of the Year along with Bioshock and Orange Box. I thought this was just going to be another graphics showcase like a lot of new games are, but I was surprised to find substantial story elements and fantastically fun gameplay. Granted, the story isn't Half-Life 2 but it actually I don't see what all the complaints on here about. In my opinion one of three contenders for Game of the Year along with Bioshock and Orange Box. I thought this was just going to be another graphics showcase like a lot of new games are, but I was surprised to find substantial story elements and fantastically fun gameplay. Granted, the story isn't Half-Life 2 but it actually develops throughout the game and easily exceeds the likes of the ever-popular Halo series. The graphics are without a doubt the best ever made, and provided you don't run it with antialiasing on (which doesn't make a big difference in this game anyways) the game runs pretty smooth. Don't expect to be able to run it in all very high DX10 without the latest and greatest cuz there's no denying that it was built for next-gen hardware. I run it on a Pentium 4 2.4 ghz, 768 mb ram, and 256 mb Radeon 9600xt which are all under minimum requirements and I get an average fps of around 20, so it seems like people are overbitching. The AI contrary to what many people say, I found quite good. If you snipe an enemy with a silencer, other enemies won't react until they see the corpse. They'll try to flank you, take cover, and what's really interesting is if you shoot with a silencer at an object behind an enemy, that enemy will react to the sound, caused by the impact of the bullet, and look back to see if someone is out there. It's not the greatest game ever, but it's damn close. The multiplayer is fun but it's not anything revolutionary, although i found the vehicle-based gameplay more fast-paced and fun in the long run than the battlefield series. Far Cry was good, this is a masterpiece! Expand
  28. FatMan
    Sep 18, 2009
    10
    !!!PLS READ!!! Any of you who gave this game a bad score suck. It's a perfect game, anybody can realize that. And the game is definitely not laggy, or glitchy, it's juust that your comps are shit and you have dx9 instead of dx10(which is easy to get FYI). Honestly, you are complaining about the lag, and I here am running the game at 25-45 FPS!!!WTF? dx9, is incredibly glitchy !!!PLS READ!!! Any of you who gave this game a bad score suck. It's a perfect game, anybody can realize that. And the game is definitely not laggy, or glitchy, it's juust that your comps are shit and you have dx9 instead of dx10(which is easy to get FYI). Honestly, you are complaining about the lag, and I here am running the game at 25-45 FPS!!!WTF? dx9, is incredibly glitchy and is shit, especially in multiplayer in which you can't break anything! NOT EVEN TREES! With the dx10 that I have, it's a whole much better experience. The story...the part that many people also said they hated. Well, I can't blame you for that, if your not interested in aliens and nonosuits. Personally, I liked it, and the aliens weren't that bad either.The plot unveils in a great way too, and can leave you wanting to replay it constantly. It's a great game, and you should buy it. NOTE: DON'T LISTEN TO THE BAD REVIEWS, THEY COME FROM GUYS WITH BAD COMPS!!! Expand
  29. GordonB.
    Oct 14, 2008
    6
    Graphic wise its great but unfortunately the gamplay just does not match the hype if you played halo 3 then you have basically played this. story is dull and predictable the vtol section in particular is utterly terrible and should not be in a game with this level of hype it is also riddled with bugs which do just destroy the whole experience and should not be released i mean come on can Graphic wise its great but unfortunately the gamplay just does not match the hype if you played halo 3 then you have basically played this. story is dull and predictable the vtol section in particular is utterly terrible and should not be in a game with this level of hype it is also riddled with bugs which do just destroy the whole experience and should not be released i mean come on can a pc game not be released without being tested completely surly by now its got beyond a joke, overall great looking game if ya can run, but nothing new if ya cant run it get something else to play as unless your a graphic freak it aint an essential purchase say like bioshock or half life 2 there is a lot better out there maybe just not as pretty. Expand
  30. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    This is perhaps the best action shooter I have ever played, its got stunning visuals (only play if your computer is a beast, the minimum specification requirements lie to your face) a few unique levels, and a few "WTF" moments. Over all its really really really good.
  31. Jan 16, 2011
    7
    Crysis delivers a good FPS experience, having stunning graphics and quite cool gameplay, but nothing exceptional as for the storyline. This game suffers from several programming flaws, but nothing that will make your gaming experience unenjoyable, even if you could be forced to start over a mission due to an error in the programming; as for graphics, most likely the best feature in thisCrysis delivers a good FPS experience, having stunning graphics and quite cool gameplay, but nothing exceptional as for the storyline. This game suffers from several programming flaws, but nothing that will make your gaming experience unenjoyable, even if you could be forced to start over a mission due to an error in the programming; as for graphics, most likely the best feature in this game, it's still hard to find a computer able to run this at high values smoothly enough, and even in this aspect you still have minor resolution bugs and compatibility issues with DirectX 10.
    A quite good game overall and a must-try for everyone.
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  32. Koo
    Jan 12, 2013
    7
    Even playing the game 5 years after it's original release, it still is a graphical beast. The graphics are impressive to say the least, but run smoothly on my 2x GeForce GTX460 cards in SLI. Overall, I enjoyed the game. The storyline was reasonably good, but its strong suit is the action set pieces. These were tremendous. And the game is very atmospheric too. When paired with theEven playing the game 5 years after it's original release, it still is a graphical beast. The graphics are impressive to say the least, but run smoothly on my 2x GeForce GTX460 cards in SLI. Overall, I enjoyed the game. The storyline was reasonably good, but its strong suit is the action set pieces. These were tremendous. And the game is very atmospheric too. When paired with the superb graphics, it feels like I really am in a jungle or on board a massive spacecraft. I deduct points for shabby storytelling and an almost total lack of multiplayer servers available. With a stronger multiplayer component, this game would rate an 8 or a 9, but as it stands, it is single player only. So I can award no more than a 7. Still worth playing however, and has aged very well. Expand
  33. Jul 15, 2011
    7
    I liked Crysis a helluva lot more than I THOUGHT I would, it looked fantastic and real, although it has been designed for some super computer built in SPACE! And the story was decent albeit slightly flimsy as you got on in the game, the mechanics such as stealth, armour and other abilities give a slightly more expansive feel to an otherwise quite linear game which doesn't make much of theI liked Crysis a helluva lot more than I THOUGHT I would, it looked fantastic and real, although it has been designed for some super computer built in SPACE! And the story was decent albeit slightly flimsy as you got on in the game, the mechanics such as stealth, armour and other abilities give a slightly more expansive feel to an otherwise quite linear game which doesn't make much of the engine, the only problem are the vehicles which feel like your driving a space hopper whilst juggling......penguins and having sex......with the Queen......on fire.......whilst defending yourself from zombies.....fast zombies......with AIDs. All at the same time. That is what the vehicles feel like, but it's still a decent game and definitely worth buying it if you have the sort of computer to run it to at least justify that investment for it. Expand
  34. Oct 27, 2013
    7
    Really enjoyable but epically broken shooter. It's entirely possible to have the game miss a cue and you will never be able to move forward from there.
  35. Sep 9, 2012
    9
    Crysis revolutionize the FPS genre, being a distinct masterpiece. I will start by saying that It haves the most beautiful graphics ever. But, what you need to know is that the gameplay is really enjoyable, fast and exciting. It's not only with guns, the main character haves a Nanosuit, where he can be invisible, where he can have an electric armor, where he can be stronger and where he canCrysis revolutionize the FPS genre, being a distinct masterpiece. I will start by saying that It haves the most beautiful graphics ever. But, what you need to know is that the gameplay is really enjoyable, fast and exciting. It's not only with guns, the main character haves a Nanosuit, where he can be invisible, where he can have an electric armor, where he can be stronger and where he can be incredibly fast. Well, gameplay is really unique, is like 50% sandbox! You feel like a bad-ass while playing Crysis. The story is decent, and It haves intense moments. But, If you want to play this game with the highest settings, then you need a powerful PC to play it. Crysis is amazing, and you should buy it! 97 out of 100 Expand
  36. Feb 3, 2014
    8
    Story: 7 out of 10, Graphics: 10 out of 10, Fun: 9 out of 10, Controls: 8 out of 10, Ease to Learn: 7 out of 10, Length: 8 out of 10, Re-play: 5 out of 10, Value: 8 out of 10
  37. Jun 28, 2015
    7
    - Good: Pushing hardware to maximum, Shooting
    - Mixed: Gameplay
    - Bad: Story, Linear, Monotonous

    Decent game but nothing more. Boring and monotonous after some time.
  38. Jan 4, 2011
    5
    So yeah, really pretty trees and vistas and....that's about it. The dialog would have been better if they had never said anything at all. The game has your standard assortment of weapons but once I got my hands on an AK with a scope It was pretty much the only weapon I used. Although there was this problem I had where when I went to pick up a pistol for its ammo I ended up with twoSo yeah, really pretty trees and vistas and....that's about it. The dialog would have been better if they had never said anything at all. The game has your standard assortment of weapons but once I got my hands on an AK with a scope It was pretty much the only weapon I used. Although there was this problem I had where when I went to pick up a pistol for its ammo I ended up with two pistols and I was no longer able to sight down the barrel for precise shots which really sucked. Also for some reason the sun was rising in the south west in the game which made absolutely no sense to me.

    The time spent in vehicles(tanks, helicopter) was largely frustrating and I was pretty happy when they were over. All in all, Im glad I only paid $6 for this(steam sale) been furious if I had paid full price for this half-game.
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  39. Aug 28, 2011
    1
    very poor copy of Far Cry, who cannot match the prototype. The only advantage of this game is graphics. Don't waste time on it. Better get back to Far Cry.
  40. sinanm
    Jan 14, 2010
    2
    The gameplay is very bad, just overrated because of the graphics, and thats the only reason why i bought it. The game is bad, the graphic is good. If it had normal graphics it wouldnt have been in top 100
  41. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    Crysis is an exceptional FPS - a game like this does not come around often. This game is la creme de la FPS - do not miss this digital tour de force. Overall score 9.9 - I played this in March 2012 about four years after the release. DRM Steam only - Origin/EA not required.

    [Story] Play as a super soldier marine on a search and rescue mission somewhere in the Pacific. Fight against the
    Crysis is an exceptional FPS - a game like this does not come around often. This game is la creme de la FPS - do not miss this digital tour de force. Overall score 9.9 - I played this in March 2012 about four years after the release. DRM Steam only - Origin/EA not required.

    [Story] Play as a super soldier marine on a search and rescue mission somewhere in the Pacific. Fight against the Koreans and then fight against the Aliens. I love pretending to be a marine - respect. [Challenges] The game play is a series of missions - stealth mixed in with run and gun. Mastering the special abilities provided by your nanosuit is required and will deepen your appreciation of each mission. I looked forward to completing each and every mission - so much fun. Gun choices are limited but there is always a right one for the job. Driving is abysmal and the weakest part of the game so just avoid it whenever possible. Tank sequences conveyed the chaos of war a little too well. Flying sequences with the VTOL were confusing at first because they are time limited adventures and the game crashes your mission when you get out of sync - just reload and enjoy. I especially liked the zero gravity exploration and combat sequences. Variety made this game great ! Playing this game on Normal was straight forward with 90% of the game played without a reload. I am gonna play this again in six months. [Children] This is an adult only title. [My PC] i7-2600K 3.4GHz / ASUS Z68 ProGen3 / 8Gig RAM / Radeon 6870 / 1920x1200 / W7 PRO SP1 [Graphics score 10] Wow may be a simple word but I was stunned at how lush this game world looked. This game needs a beast of a PC to play this on high settings - in fact my last PC could not cut it so I waited 2 years after purchase to play the game - until I built a new PC ! Even with my new rig I had problems but only in the last boss battles - I had to turn down the graphics to medium to survive without a crash - I am not kidding (and I was not the only one). [Controls score 9] I always play with a Logitech keyboard and a Kensington trackball. Remapping the keys in game was easy, but with minor annoyances like some keys that are common to all transportation - we really should be able to remap all keys for each transport mode. [Sound score 10] I always play with headphones. Voice acting great. 3D sound perfect. SFX awsome. I must say that in multi-person combat sequences sounds are so plentiful that it was hard to pay attention to command orders - incredible! [MyFavorites] [PC Win7] Crysis Rage [PC XP] DeuxExHumanRevolution&TheMissingLink DeadSpace1&2 Fallout3&NewVegas HalfLife1&2 Bordelands BatmanArkumAsylum AssassinsCreed1 Magicka RedFaction Portal1&2 FromDust MrRobot Sam&MaxSeasons1&2 CulpaInnata TheSecretOfMonkeyIsland DreamfallTheLongestJourney Syberia1&2 CrayonPhysicsDeluxe DefenseGridTheAwakening PlantsVsZombies Prototype Bioshock1&2 UnrealTournament3 Quake4 [360] AfroSamurai BrutalLegends [XBOX] HALO KOTOR1&2 Crackdown ArmedAndDangerous AggressiveInline BeyondGoodAndEvil DeadOrAlive1&2&3&ExtremeBeachVolleyball Psychonauts [AppleG4] DeusExMachina ReturnToZork Suspended UnrealTournament TombRaiderSeries Suspended [Born] 1964
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  42. Dec 31, 2011
    1
    Nothing more than a glorified tech demo. Completely void of any depth, fun, polish or characters. Crytek are the Michael Bay of the gaming industry. Throw in a couple of guns, explosions and tanks and a basic poorly thought out plot and call it a game, then hype it up by talking about the graphics.

    Never mind the strange bugs that completely ruin immersion (AI floating, spinning around
    Nothing more than a glorified tech demo. Completely void of any depth, fun, polish or characters. Crytek are the Michael Bay of the gaming industry. Throw in a couple of guns, explosions and tanks and a basic poorly thought out plot and call it a game, then hype it up by talking about the graphics.

    Never mind the strange bugs that completely ruin immersion (AI floating, spinning around and running into each other - which in itself is quite funny, penetrating walls, disappearing geometry, enemies surviving direct rocket hits and falling from towers unscathed. Not to mention I think the whole entire 1.2 million soldiers from the North Korean army actually seem to be on this island. Countless waves of them appear and are obviously spawned at random without any thought). The story is stock standard, most game elements are taken from from Far Cry and disappointing all of the bad things from Far Cry as well. Onto the gameplay thus far - raiding countless base after base, while your teammates for some reason always hang back and make you go in alone - what is this Crytek? 1995? Perhaps they spent all their time and budget modelling foliage? More bugs I remember, Helicopters that have xray vision through scrub-lands making the environment utterly pointless, enemies who always know where you are but pretend not to.

    Luckily I only got this for $7 off steam. Not even worth the download, but then again coming from these developers I knew I'd be in for a graphics tech demo - not a game. Poor game with great potential.
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  43. Jan 31, 2013
    6
    Crysis was the subject of seemingly unending hype a few years ago, and the cover art was plastered in every game store everywhere. Expecting a mediocre run-and-gun FPS like Battlefield: Call of Honor, I waited for the price to drop... and it only took 4 years! For starters, the game wouldn't run because of incompatibility with Windows 8. This is apparently a copy protection issue but ICrysis was the subject of seemingly unending hype a few years ago, and the cover art was plastered in every game store everywhere. Expecting a mediocre run-and-gun FPS like Battlefield: Call of Honor, I waited for the price to drop... and it only took 4 years! For starters, the game wouldn't run because of incompatibility with Windows 8. This is apparently a copy protection issue but I (eventually) found a workaround. The game starts out as a Korean killing simulator with generic-as-hell weapons such as the "precision rifle" and the "shotgun". Some weapons have different firing modes and you can swap attachments for guns (e.g. scopes, silencers) after you take them off guns you find. Fortunately, the game spices things up with a "nano suit", which is a very poorly-designed super-duper-ninja suit in that it only has enough battery to power one 'ability' at a time, and only for a very short duration. Luckily, it charges quickly as well, so the skilled player must switch modes and find cover frequently to survive. The game at first looks like a non-linear exploration type game like Far Cry (even has a huge Jungle map to boot) but it becomes clear that you get very few optional objectives, and they're almost always along the way to your primary objective. The driving mechanics are a bit odd and vehicles generally have fewer hit points than I expected from playing the Battlefield series. On a number of occasions, hitting a small obstacle at low speed made my jeeps and trucks explode like a nuclear bomb on wheels. The choice of vehicles is limited and generic but they all have nitro boosters for some reason. They are not nearly as fun to drive like in other FPS games like Arma or, of course, Battlefield because they're just not flexible enough. The worst part of this entire game, though, is the fact that every scene absolutely-positively-and-with-no-argument MUST be completed in the precise way the level designers made it. For example, new paths open only after going to specific dead ends or killing a certain number of enemies. There are certain parts of the game in which you have absolutely no indication of where to go, making the latter even worse. If you have any intuition as a gamer, scrap it. The things a gamer expects to work to get to the next passage never do, and often cause you to die. And if you die after the direction is revealed, after loading you STILL have to go back to those dead ends and wait for the same scripted events to happen for the path to be open. The worst was when you knew which parts of the final boss to target and destroyed them before the scripted dialogue -- only to have them regenerate for you to destroy again when the scripted event is over. In short, this game is overly scripted and you get virtually no choice. During "team combat" scenes, it's clear that only some enemies are supposed to be killed by you, and the rest by the AI. In other cases, enemies spawn infinitely, making most of the game an exercise in running past enemies or cloaking while they're shooting at you (which hilariously confuses them.) The graphics are pretty nice (especially later on) but the engine is horrendously inefficient, and you will lose frames massively despite this game being 4 years old already, even on medium settings. After spending most of the time dying for FOOLISHLY playing as though you had any freedom, and not did exactly what the level designers want, the game is actually pretty short. It's a shame, too, since they obviously worked very hard on designing the graphics for the later stages. There's absolutely no incentive to explore, except to get a bit of ammo -- and in many missions you lose the previous guns you had worked so hard to find only to start with a pistol. Overall, I'd give this game a 3/5 because it's obviously more creative and interesting than the same crappy recycled Call of Honor campaigns we've suffered through for half a decade, but at the same time, you have to do a lot of boring and frustrating experimentation to see how particular parts are SUPPOSED to be finished, not how they COULD HAVE been finished had the level designers not been so narrow-minded. Expand
  44. Jul 23, 2013
    4
    I wanted to like this game. I really did. The combat is fun and fast paced, and even for a six year-old game, the graphics are still quite pretty. That said, I'm pretty disappointed in it. For starters, the enemy AI is brick-sucking retarded, swinging wildly between playing fetch with your bullets and pulling off some incredibly cheap kills. The voice acting is robotic at best, weaponI wanted to like this game. I really did. The combat is fun and fast paced, and even for a six year-old game, the graphics are still quite pretty. That said, I'm pretty disappointed in it. For starters, the enemy AI is brick-sucking retarded, swinging wildly between playing fetch with your bullets and pulling off some incredibly cheap kills. The voice acting is robotic at best, weapon sounds are generic, bugs and glitches leak out of every proverbial nook and cranny, and the whole game reeks of a total lack of Quality Control. Sure it's all very pretty, but why is my several-ton tank getting stuck on the tiniest rocks and ledges? I can't count the number of times I was forced to abandon vehicles simply because they got permanently wedged somewhere that a children's push car would have no trouble navigating. Worse, the game would crash to desktop every time I so much as blinked at the graphics settings, and eventually degraded into crashing any time I tried to load a save game. I was about halfway through the game when this happened. Rather than slog through hours of bugs, glitches, crashes, and cheap deaths all over again, I simply uninstalled the game and moved on to something else. The Crysis Warhead mission fixes a *few* of the crash bugs that I had, but the moronic enemies and horrible driving mechanics were still firmly in place. All-in-all, Crysis is fun, but it's far too flawed and broken for me to enjoy. Expand
  45. Dec 29, 2014
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Recently I finally got a comp. good enough to handle few games I got. Not really playing the game before I jumped into Crysis, hearing good things about it... And I was completely disappointed.

    1. You're just thrown into the plot without ANY explanation from where they got the suits. You just watch the games trailer.
    2. AK-47 and Heavy Machine Guns shoot 100 bullets per minute and are as precise as sniper riffles, capable of taking you dawn from across the map. Also, they can kill you in 10 hits [counting armor] while you have to feed them 30 bullets and quit often they still stand and fire at you.
    3. AI meanders from stupid to ninja-level of **** either walking into the wall, or shooting you from across the map. They can see you when you're in stealth and just wait until you run out of it to shoot you in the face. They do not need to reload or wait for cooldown.
    4. Ammo is to precious to use, since your enemy, that can take forever to kill and shoots 100 bullets in minute, carries only 30 bullets and they come in the squads of 10, often leaving you without ammo and killing you, so basically rush your opponents and punch them whenever you can.
    5. Suit is useless, because you do not have time to switch modes [enemy fires at you] and you will be stuck in the situation, where you're better off with extra armour anyway.
    6. Did I mention that I played for 2 hours and still, didn't get past 1 mission? Yeah, when enemies hit every time from across the map, leave you without ammo after a minute of fight and still are alive after feeding them 200 bullets [on normal difficulty nonetheless] and you have MANUALLY pick up ammo I just gave up on this.
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  46. JackH.
    Dec 8, 2007
    4
    Oh, goody, another game whose storyline is based on cheesy 80's action B-movies. Aside from the graphics, which are amazing, I'm finding this game tedious. There are way too many outright mistakes, which are a distraction. The AI stinks. I just spent 5 minutes running through a forest in the dark with a helicopter trailing me and shooting at me, even under a canopy of trees, Oh, goody, another game whose storyline is based on cheesy 80's action B-movies. Aside from the graphics, which are amazing, I'm finding this game tedious. There are way too many outright mistakes, which are a distraction. The AI stinks. I just spent 5 minutes running through a forest in the dark with a helicopter trailing me and shooting at me, even under a canopy of trees, even when cloaked. It could even see me through mountains - it would start shooting at me before it crossed ridgelines. Shoot a chicken, then walk over it, and it still clucks. The tires of vehicles squeal in gravel, sand, and grass. Occasionally wierd things happen with the physics like a soldier stuck through the center of the wall of a destroyed shack, tumbling in place. Did anyone play-test this game? Expand
  47. robertsharp
    Nov 22, 2007
    2
    The game starts out ok but the later levels are horrible. It goes from a nice wide open non linear game to complete linearity. I lost all interest after the Core level because from there on its nothing but alien crap. The end boss was extremely cheesy and seemed like it was added at the last minute just to have a boss.
  48. ThomasM.
    Jan 3, 2008
    4
    Im not sure where people are gettign photo realism from ... as someone who works with computer generated photo imagery every day i can tell you it is YEARS off photo realism. In all it's a poor game - the graphics are in fact (IMO) pretty pants and the gameplay isnt good enough to bring it back up to scratch. Hit boxes are terrible and the "physics" is decidedly questionable.... That Im not sure where people are gettign photo realism from ... as someone who works with computer generated photo imagery every day i can tell you it is YEARS off photo realism. In all it's a poor game - the graphics are in fact (IMO) pretty pants and the gameplay isnt good enough to bring it back up to scratch. Hit boxes are terrible and the "physics" is decidedly questionable.... That said it isnt a BAD game there are just much much much better ones about (COD4 for example) at the moment. Expand
  49. 12
    Feb 4, 2010
    3
    Don't know how this game can be rated so high. Have a 5850 and can played on very high settings, got bored fast. The suit functions don't really help, gameplay fairly repetitive, plot line seems like someone was throwing darts at a dartboard. OOH look, I hit Koreans and ice aliens. That'll be interesting.
  50. May 4, 2011
    6
    not a good followup to far cry. this game tried too hard to complicate game play by adding sci fi nanosuits etc....gamers just want to shoot and kill while keeping it simple. this game when first released was a system resource hog and barely playable. some ppl love this game but it just didnt really excite me i guess because i dont like the whole future element.
  51. Aug 8, 2012
    2
    The story didn't seem too bad but the game dragged on and on, it was more or less a "Go here kill this, go there plant that bomb" and it got really boring, I played it for 2 hours and un-installed right after. It may have set a graphics milestone at it's time, but that doesn't compensate for the boring gameplay. Not to mention the ridiculous amount of bullets needed to kill an un-armored enemy.
  52. Jul 17, 2011
    2
    I hated it. The only thing that's good about it is the graphics. the beginning was all good but then it all turned to be garbage. The flight controls in this game were just dumb. Last boss was a joke. terrible.
  53. May 26, 2011
    3
    A schizophrenic gameplay experience that can't decide what it wants to be, punishing the player for taking one role for more than 10 seconds at a time. A well designed engine with such potential for tweaking and customisation can't save this game and it's trite, overdone, and lackluster story. The numbers in this game need a serious overhaul and a definite position on whether or not it's aA schizophrenic gameplay experience that can't decide what it wants to be, punishing the player for taking one role for more than 10 seconds at a time. A well designed engine with such potential for tweaking and customisation can't save this game and it's trite, overdone, and lackluster story. The numbers in this game need a serious overhaul and a definite position on whether or not it's a stealth game, a cover-based shooter, or a terminator versus the horde game. I've had better experiences from the bargain bin, and if it wasn't for the ability to tweak the numbers I'd have demanded my money back. Expand
  54. Jul 9, 2011
    0
    To me this game offers nothing. The gameplay is weak and the story is boring. The only positive thing are the graphics, but today they look dated, even though I maxed everything out. Not worth a purchase.
  55. ChristophH.
    Nov 22, 2007
    3
    It really isn't that good as everybody says... there seems to be no story at all and the graphics aren't as good as the developers wanted us to believe.
  56. IraH.
    Nov 24, 2007
    3
    This game's only use is to show how crappy your pc is. Nothing more. Gameplay is exactly the same as FarCry, at least back then it was something new. All this hype for nothing. It's shocking that it got such great reviews... Don't waste your money on this, better spend it in games made by devs who actually respect gamers (COD4 immediately comes to mind...).
  57. BenT.
    Nov 28, 2007
    0
    All graphics, no gameplay. Terrible AI, terrible missions. What a waste.
  58. AndrewG.
    Jan 13, 2008
    2
    Stunning, absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the story is banal, the actual shooting within this shooter isn't that much fun, its short and it ends pitifully. The most enjoyable thing to do is to use strength to bounce around, jumping on enemies and punching them through houses, then picking up the bits of building and throwing them at other baddies.. Additionally, the suit stats Stunning, absolutely beautiful. Unfortunately, the story is banal, the actual shooting within this shooter isn't that much fun, its short and it ends pitifully. The most enjoyable thing to do is to use strength to bounce around, jumping on enemies and punching them through houses, then picking up the bits of building and throwing them at other baddies.. Additionally, the suit stats are very easy to tweak in a config file - otherwise running and cloak only last a few seconds. Surely strength should make for faster running?.. Stunning, but a dull premise. Presumably this game will suffer as Doom 3 did, when it was released before mainstream PC's could handle it properly. Expand
  59. AndyG.
    Jan 15, 2008
    2
    Totally overrated. Period. The story is cheesy (the voice-over alone is terrible !) and combat just isn't fun. The landscape looks kinda nice, but only on - at least - a "medium" detail setting. Anything below - and 99% of you won't even be able to run the game smoothly with even "medium" settings - looks just really, really cheap and ugly. I have a brand new high-end PC, so Totally overrated. Period. The story is cheesy (the voice-over alone is terrible !) and combat just isn't fun. The landscape looks kinda nice, but only on - at least - a "medium" detail setting. Anything below - and 99% of you won't even be able to run the game smoothly with even "medium" settings - looks just really, really cheap and ugly. I have a brand new high-end PC, so it's not the hardware that makes me rate this game so low. It's just that you can buy other FPS games that use your system's ressources to much better effect, like BF2 or COD4. Make sure you download the demo before buying the game and see for yourself if your system can run the game decently and to find out if the cheesy sci-fi theme is really your cup of tea. Expand
  60. DanielM.
    Nov 14, 2007
    4
    The grafic looks amazing and real but the AI and the story are not very good.
  61. OverRated
    Nov 14, 2007
    4
    In the end, its just another shooter. Sure, its pretty, but when you spend the better part of a decade making the same game over and over, you'd better perfect what you're doing. The biggest thing I can't get over is the AI. Far Cry and Far Cry 2 had brilliant AI, and this is a HUGE step down. When people stop drooling over the graphics long enough to realize that the In the end, its just another shooter. Sure, its pretty, but when you spend the better part of a decade making the same game over and over, you'd better perfect what you're doing. The biggest thing I can't get over is the AI. Far Cry and Far Cry 2 had brilliant AI, and this is a HUGE step down. When people stop drooling over the graphics long enough to realize that the gameplay is uninspired and even a step back from what Crytek has done before, they'll put this one down, move on to something better, and never play it again. Expand
  62. GearnB.
    Nov 21, 2007
    4
    Poor performance, buggy engine, bad controls and poor AI with really pretty graphics bolted-on do not make for a very fun or compelling game. It's unfortunate how so many PC owners are looking for visual benchmarks more than gameplay. This game fails on all fronts except graphics. Yes, it has some amazing visuals, but everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) else is just wrong with this Poor performance, buggy engine, bad controls and poor AI with really pretty graphics bolted-on do not make for a very fun or compelling game. It's unfortunate how so many PC owners are looking for visual benchmarks more than gameplay. This game fails on all fronts except graphics. Yes, it has some amazing visuals, but everything (and I do mean EVERYTHING) else is just wrong with this game. Don't waste the 50 bucks people. This thing is bargain bin material as control is horrible and not sharp, game AI can't even compete with the likes of Far Cry or FEAR or even the first HalfLife. The engine is riddled with bugs and anomalies, and the game is coded horribly where even the highest end PC will choke and sputter in areas where they just cut short development. Expand
  63. I.A.
    Nov 28, 2007
    0
    The game is way overhyped, it has nothing apart from top notch graphics, and games should be about gameplay!
  64. MichaelK.
    Dec 6, 2007
    6
    Im not gonna even go into the graphics (which are amazing) and the system u need to run it on (which needs to be pretty beefy). im jus gonna talk about the game play. This game plays exactly like Far Cry which is great... for four years ago. The "New and Innovative" Nano-suit doesnt bring anything new to the table. Some might say the abilty to cloak and the different enhancements are Im not gonna even go into the graphics (which are amazing) and the system u need to run it on (which needs to be pretty beefy). im jus gonna talk about the game play. This game plays exactly like Far Cry which is great... for four years ago. The "New and Innovative" Nano-suit doesnt bring anything new to the table. Some might say the abilty to cloak and the different enhancements are innovative, but they arent. while the enviroments, like i said before, look amazing, they are not used to their full potential like they were in Far Cry... they are mainly just there for eye candy. AI wise, this game is lacking, the biggest problem about the Nano-suit that i mentioned before is that the enemies hav no way of counteracting it. (especially the cloaking ability, that enemies can never detect, which you will fall back on so much as to the point it turns into a crutch). Some will also say the AI is great because they will attack you en mass use cover and turrets and once and a while lob a grenade. Except thats not great AI, thats average AI, and its nothing i havnt experienced before, especially since i play F.E.A.R. Half-Life and Halo. Considering how technically impressive this game is i expected so much more in the AI department. Lastly, while the physics were usually solid, there were to many glitches and "WTF" moments that just took away from the whole experience and stole you away from an otherwise mezmorizing enviroment (which was mainly the incredible graphics). To wrap everything up, this game is stuck in the past. Everything, other then the graphics, is something you've seen and done before and none of it is done all that well. Other then the graphics. Expand
  65. InsanelySane
    Dec 7, 2007
    3
    WHAT A JOKE. Great features for variety in play using nanosuit. Regardless of which boost you choose, it doesn't truly help the boring gameplay. Far Cry actually had very good fps mechanics and you could 'feel' your own involvement throughout the cheesy story. In Far Cry 2.0 (or, Crysis) you've got a super nano suit which makes you look cool but you've got zero WHAT A JOKE. Great features for variety in play using nanosuit. Regardless of which boost you choose, it doesn't truly help the boring gameplay. Far Cry actually had very good fps mechanics and you could 'feel' your own involvement throughout the cheesy story. In Far Cry 2.0 (or, Crysis) you've got a super nano suit which makes you look cool but you've got zero aim, even though you clearly are aiming at enemies' body and head. It just seems to pass through them MOST of the time. Who wants to labour through this sort of tedious inaccuracy in gameplay? story is straight out of patriotic US blockbuster cheese. Who cares about anything when everything is so predictable and shallow and contrived. Where is the creativity? Oh the graphics are great apparently but only 10% of us gamers will understand or know why. To the rest its low specs to get frame rates running ok. Wow anyone who enjoyed Far Cry is going to be disappointed at the giant leap BACK that this game somehow has managed to achieve. Its just a boring, frustrating experience and I cant believe such anticipation is shattered after a few hours of crushing disappointment - the experience becoming a reality not just holding my breath thinking "I'll grow into the game". Send Crytek the right message - gameplay first and above all! More than just a disappointment!! Expand
  66. JesusG.
    Nov 22, 2007
    0
    Crysis as a benchmark is impressive. However as a game it falls flat. Weapons lack any punch whatsoever and the gameplay is mostly generic and uninspired once u get past the impressive photo realistic environments.
  67. DinkusM.
    Dec 28, 2007
    3
    You know, I never finished Far Cry, because it bored the snot out of me....now it looks like I'll never finish Crysis for the same reason. Of course, a pretty little game it is, however I fear the majority of the populatio will never see the beauty of it at it's full effect due to the ridiculous system requirements. By the time that they can, Crysis will be relegated into the You know, I never finished Far Cry, because it bored the snot out of me....now it looks like I'll never finish Crysis for the same reason. Of course, a pretty little game it is, however I fear the majority of the populatio will never see the beauty of it at it's full effect due to the ridiculous system requirements. By the time that they can, Crysis will be relegated into the bin of "been there done that" games that pollute every retailer. This game, has been quite simply, overhyped since day one. There is nothing new or innovative whatsover in it, aside from the pretty graphics. If you enjoy pumping the dumb ai with a full clip of ammo only to watch them standing there laughing at you, invincible....then this game is for you... Otherwise, go out RIGHT NOW and buy a masterpiece like COD 4...you see, crytek, infinity ward has one up on you...they know how to deliver a game that keeps on delivering...not just delivering hype. Expand
  68. Feb 19, 2011
    6
    Finally after 3 years I could play this game. Now my rig can handle it (phenom2 965, hd 6850, 4gb, win7). Hopefully crysis2 will be better optimized.
  69. Mar 18, 2012
    4
    Great graphics, very nice open world concept (at least in the first part of the game) that lets you try and use different tactics to beat the same area. Interesting mid game level design.
    Horrible AI, and I can't say this enough. Choppers that can follow you even when you are in stealth mode, but they don't shoot at you until you lose stealth. Horrible squad AI, teams standing in wide
    Great graphics, very nice open world concept (at least in the first part of the game) that lets you try and use different tactics to beat the same area. Interesting mid game level design.
    Horrible AI, and I can't say this enough. Choppers that can follow you even when you are in stealth mode, but they don't shoot at you until you lose stealth. Horrible squad AI, teams standing in wide open, with cover on both sides of them, letting you shoot them without moving. Bad final boss that seems to have been just slapped there for the purpose of having a final fight.
    The biggest problem with this game is that it gets compared to Half Life 2 and as such it fails on so many levels, no matter how pretty the graphics are.
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  70. A.C.
    Nov 20, 2007
    4
    This game is pretty, BUT the multiplayer is not nearly as good as BF2142 or QW:ET, the first major DX10 game has a very pretty environment that boggs down a 8800GTX. The campain is weak at best with a storyline that feels like someone got drunk and watch Cocoon, ET, and then played a game of BF2142 on crystal Meth. Is it pretty?, yes Is the multiplayer good?, sparlingly Is the single This game is pretty, BUT the multiplayer is not nearly as good as BF2142 or QW:ET, the first major DX10 game has a very pretty environment that boggs down a 8800GTX. The campain is weak at best with a storyline that feels like someone got drunk and watch Cocoon, ET, and then played a game of BF2142 on crystal Meth. Is it pretty?, yes Is the multiplayer good?, sparlingly Is the single player good? Makes Halo 3 look lie a shakespearean soliloquy, and Halo 3 is meh at best, maybe a 5. All in all if you have to get a game to justify the 500-2000 dollars you spend on high end graphics card(s) and the other 1000-2000 dollars for a system I guess I would be giving it a 10 so I could still live the lie. Unfortunately for crysis, valve decided to release the best gaming value in modern recorded history and 1 match of TF2 makes the the 60 bucks I spent on Crysis look like a it would have been better spent on buying the orange box for one of my friends or a nice logitech headset. Expand
  71. RickJ.
    Nov 21, 2007
    3
    This is basically a Far Cry 1 game with beef up graphic and a nice little suit, or I should say this is just another CryEngine Tech Demo since the original Far Cry. Story is non-existence and the game play is repetitive.
  72. MessiahL.
    Nov 21, 2007
    0
    Depthless. Just depthless.
  73. IvoI.
    Dec 18, 2007
    4
    Total Chrome Ripoff! The Nanosuit abilities,the wide open spaces...everything.I'd preffer Chrome over that,despite the amazing graphics.
  74. DannyJ.
    Dec 19, 2007
    1
    This is simply a continuation of FarCry with some nicer visual yet mostly the same terrain. If it wasn't for the updated (although) impressive graphics, I'd think this game was 2004 era. Don't buy it. Spend your money on something like Call of Duty 4. Now that's "gameplay", Crysis have non of that. The end
  75. Lysanders
    Nov 16, 2009
    3
    One word. Aliens. Killed the game, gameplay, and storyline. AI is generally retarded, best part about the game would be the physics engine, and it gets old real fast. Most amount of fun you can have with this game is throwing barrels at a tin house to watch it fall down, because the gun fights aren't even mentionable. Just a sub-standard FPS with sci fi inputs, with a cool graphics engine.
  76. ChesusK.
    Nov 13, 2007
    3
    This overrated snore-fest is about as playable as a scientific calculator. The graphics, which try desperately to be photorealistic end up in a similar state of affairs as it's spiritual predecessor: A lot of really awesome looking trees, with structures that look like they were thrown together in milkshape and characters that look like plastic, fully posable action figures. If you This overrated snore-fest is about as playable as a scientific calculator. The graphics, which try desperately to be photorealistic end up in a similar state of affairs as it's spiritual predecessor: A lot of really awesome looking trees, with structures that look like they were thrown together in milkshape and characters that look like plastic, fully posable action figures. If you played Island Simulator 1 (I mean Far Cry) there's no need to waste your hard earned money on Island Simulator 2 (I mean Crysis), it's the same thing, except the mutants are now aliens and that sense of boredom is not a sense of deja vu. Expand
  77. JonW.
    Nov 19, 2007
    4
    what should have been a fun game, turned out to be quite a disappointment. I don't know what game reviewers were thinking when they said all of this. Best looking game ever? The graphics were sub par. Facial features were horribly cartoonish and they do not come near the likes of Call of Duty 4. The graphics aren't HORRIBLE but, its what I expect to come out around the Half-life what should have been a fun game, turned out to be quite a disappointment. I don't know what game reviewers were thinking when they said all of this. Best looking game ever? The graphics were sub par. Facial features were horribly cartoonish and they do not come near the likes of Call of Duty 4. The graphics aren't HORRIBLE but, its what I expect to come out around the Half-life 2 era, not now. The gameplay is fun, the powers are cool, however...with objects disappearing at a certain range then reappearing when you're close (even enemies) it's impossible to scope out a place and find the safest route because as you run for an area suddenly an enemy "appears" in what looked to be clear area beforehand. How unrealistic is that? Next, even if I do find an enemy at a safe distance and go for a shot, the guns you use are horribly inaccurate at a range of more than point blank. I remember doing single shots at maybe 200 meters from the enemy and have about half a clip unloaded before he died. This leads me to another thing..a guy gets shot, he looks around searching for you, runs around aimlessly, does not look to take cover. horrible AI anyone? I think EA MUST have paid these guys to give this game good reviews because this is not NEAR any of the recent FPS's that have come out and are not even in the same category. Please, someone, show me how all my points are incorrect. But thus far, me and 3 friends who have played the game found the EXACT same problems. Its not only me. Expand
  78. ScottT
    Dec 24, 2007
    2
    Ok, Like WOW! Graphics were amazing, And the use of directx 10 makes things so super sexy.
    The weapons were amazing, the suits not only looked fucking sexy as hell! But also included amazing abilities, that suited not only certain conditions, but also certain play styles, like stealthy (as I'm more of a Metal Gear Solid fan), or "Rambo" style... etc.
    But now we come to the bad
    Ok, Like WOW! Graphics were amazing, And the use of directx 10 makes things so super sexy.
    The weapons were amazing, the suits not only looked fucking sexy as hell! But also included amazing abilities, that suited not only certain conditions, but also certain play styles, like stealthy (as I'm more of a Metal Gear Solid fan), or "Rambo" style... etc.

    But now we come to the bad part of my review.
    I'm going to start with, what I am calling the, "fists of fury" inaccuracy.
    In the game, your suit allows you to temporarily, Very temporarily, increase body functions, armour or become invisible.
    So during the later parts of the game, In one of the alien missions, you encounter these VERY Matrix's "Sentinel" looking creatures, they even spread their tentacles to walk along the ground and attack you. I was being swarmed by about 3 of them, firing my weapon madly at them, throwing grenades and everything, Sparks were flying off them, but they still wouldn't die. But as one crawled closer to me, the "grab enemy" icon come up, So I grabbed this squirming robotic alien creature, And began punching it (because your weapon will automatically switch to fists when grabbing something large) and found if you increase your strength, and continue punching it, you'll actually deal A LOT more damage, than with your bolt action, precision sniper rifle, or your under-slung grenade launcher.

    And the characters for the Game were such stereotypical action movie characters. Even though you're a Special forces squad, and I know for a fact you ALWAYS work in, or very close to your squad, in real life, for some reason, your higher ranking, and more experienced team leader, orders you to Leave the squad and attack a villiage of hostiles on YOUR OWN! It's stupid! I know the US army is dumb, But their Special forces aren't THAT dumb!
    I'm about to talk about the story, so stop reading if you, strangely, want to play this game.
    Towards the end of the game, you find yourself in the most obvious Hollywood scene ever. You've been saved by your best buddy, who you saw being dragged off and wounded by a large robot, but somehow lived; it never explained it.
    You're then taken to a nearby aircraft carrier. where You're told to go to go to the bridge where you hear a general ordering a nuclear attack on the island, But an intelligent, and hot, researcher/scientist's daughter, is pleading him not to attack, because attacking them will only make them stronger. Anyway, the dumb American general talks about saving his "planet", Not his country, But his whole planet, and then disregarding ALL scientific evidence, research and suggestion, by nuking the whole island, and making them stronger and angrier... WOW! Big surprise, like that's not the over-used type of American character. That would never happen, it'd make too many other countries angry, including the Koreans who were also on the Island.
    But then, after he admits he might have been wrong, nothing happens to him! You don't know if he lives or dies, because he orders you to go out on the deck, and fight the aliens that he just pissed off! When you come back, all the crew are gone! Some how they escaped while you were fighting the aliens.

    And the Plot is just Stupidly and boringly close to Farcry's plot! It was exactly the same, except replace the mutated creatures with aliens... BAM! Same game, better graphics. That's it.

    In Conclusion; The Graphics were amazing, and beautiful. The suit was modeled and animated beautifully, I often found myself stopping in combat, just to check out the suits. And the faces during the cinematics are so beautiful and realistic, You can actually see the emotions, It's an amazing feat.
    And the special effects, were a great addition into helping to immerse me in the feel and atmosphere of the area.
    The suits' abilities, the jungle areas and fooling the AI by running into a bush, cloaking then running out the other side were also very enjoyable.
    So to the coders and the Artists, Well done! You guys deserve an award, or a medal. Especially the Artists, for all their amazing work. Well done.

    But to the writers and game designers... Go write some low-budget horror films or action films in Hollywood, you'd fit right in with all the other senseless crappy plots. Don't write for games! The story is the same as Farcry's, the progression was WAY too fast, the change from Koreans to Aliens was dumb! Fighting the Koreans was the only fun part. Which is like the first level, so if you want to play the only good part of the game, get the demo... Seriously.
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  79. May 7, 2011
    1
    Unfortunately, there was an issue with the latest release of Crysis through Steam's engine and no one seems to be able to install the application with an effective registration code. Thus, hundreds of people have downloaded the application and are not able to play what seems to be a revolutionary game!!
    While I am sure this will be resolved I specifically intended to play the game today
    Unfortunately, there was an issue with the latest release of Crysis through Steam's engine and no one seems to be able to install the application with an effective registration code. Thus, hundreds of people have downloaded the application and are not able to play what seems to be a revolutionary game!!
    While I am sure this will be resolved I specifically intended to play the game today in order to review it here on Metacritic early next week and get this game an updated review. When I can play it, I will update this review with one that actually relates to the gameplay. Bummer Steam, Bummer EA!!
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  80. May 20, 2011
    0
    One of the worst game i have ever bought. I can't judge the multiplayer but the solo campaign is really short. The ending is bugged even after 3 years. Some vehicles might be bugged or so slow that i almost crushed my keyboard. The graphics are good, the beginning is ok but the rest of the game is just boring and frustrating.
    Don't buy it.
    0
  81. Jul 25, 2011
    0
    This game is terrible, to sum it up. There are two options in this game:
    1.watch a beautiful world unfold around you
    2.button mash and get killed This game has some good potential, but it fell short. What really breaks it, is the controls and sheer number of things to do with a gun are a bit over the top. Using suit powers is just a frustrating joke, since doing so means stopping mid
    This game is terrible, to sum it up. There are two options in this game:
    1.watch a beautiful world unfold around you
    2.button mash and get killed

    This game has some good potential, but it fell short. What really breaks it, is the controls and sheer number of things to do with a gun are a bit over the top. Using suit powers is just a frustrating joke, since doing so means stopping mid combat, and in this game you are easily hurt. What also makes it frustrating is that ammo is far too precious. When you have to pick up all the ammo you come across on normal difficulty, you know there is something wrong. In addition, when I did get ammo, you had to pick it up manually, as if you would deny yourself of ammo? Often this caused me the trouble of pick up a weapon I did not want and dropping the old one with all the ammo I had saved up.

    Whoever made this game's driving system needs to die. Never have I seen a car drive so poorly. Not only are you forced into 1st person driving, the steering is also rubbish. The steering is unresponsive and sluggish. I commend anyone who can get through anywhere at a decent speed without crashing.

    What really ended it, was the way they made the controls work. The way I see it, they could have combined several key strokes in a few places to save the player. In fact, some essential controls, weren't even mapped on the keyboard for default! In the end what ruins the game is the feeling that you are fighting your own body, more than the enemy. This game would be great if EA knew that crouch and crawl don't have to be 2 different buttons.
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  82. RoryT.
    Jan 15, 2008
    0
    Very poor game, all crytek are doing is prooving they can make a good looking game but sacrficing everything else that makes a game ...FAIL.
  83. blaskiasdf
    Dec 18, 2007
    0
    I can't believe I paid money for it. OK at times, crappy most of the time. Where's the gameplay? Were all the reviewers giving this game a high score on drugs or on EA's payrolls?

    I'd give it a higher score was I not so friggen disapointed. So it gets a zero. EA, you suck!
  84. JoeI.
    Nov 13, 2007
    0
    The Game consisted of nothing more then graphics, The game looked good, but that is all, no fun, over-hyped
  85. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    One of the best games i have ever played it remembers me of Operation flashpoint another great game. I wold rate this game 12 but i have seen some minor mistakes so i will only give it a 10.One notable thing that make me laugh are the burning barrels in the cold atmosphere of the ice sphere where the humans freeze to death.
  86. JohnD.
    Jan 2, 2008
    0
    This game is terrible, really. Who cares about overblown graphcs that can't run with nice FPS fastest PC's. The physics seem nice at first glance, but later you can clearly see that you can only do thing programmers predicted. Some objects can't be destroyed, no matter how big is your gun - pathetic. The AI is really terrible, enemies get fooled easily, often do absurd This game is terrible, really. Who cares about overblown graphcs that can't run with nice FPS fastest PC's. The physics seem nice at first glance, but later you can clearly see that you can only do thing programmers predicted. Some objects can't be destroyed, no matter how big is your gun - pathetic. The AI is really terrible, enemies get fooled easily, often do absurd things...plus AI cheats in a visible way. Get used to being cased by 30+ soldiers, a tank, 2 hellicopters. Maybe it only seems strange to me when a hellicopter wastes over 20 rockets to kill me - one damn American supersoldier. The stroy seems stupid as well - enemies in nanosuites, aliens... like we haven't seen that before. And the stupid idea of making the player something like 80's action-movie hero that does everything solo. You're like John Rambo, you kill the whole army. With time you get bored with constant 'sneak - headshot - run - sneak - headshot' routine and avoid enemies unless 'the mission' forces you to face them. It's really more of an advanced benchmark with ambitions rather than a real game...just like FarCry. Expand
  87. ArnandoGizmando
    Feb 7, 2008
    0
    Utterly pointless game. Good graphics but only good with a bit of chicken. My Emperor recomends this game. My cockney weasel friend also suggests that this game is not up to today's bugweasel standards. rofling, i staggered to my desk and picked up this pos. thank you, i am so proud.
  88. MichaelL.
    Jan 19, 2008
    0
    This is by far the worst First Person Shooter EVER made... The graphics is nothing too impressive even running on 8800 ultra/4GB ram/Intel Quad Core. The game plot and characters are just plain and stupid! It deserves this word, "STUPID"! Once you play it, you'll know what I mean, but don't waste your time. Compared with CoD4 and Half-Life 2, Crysis is to the point of This is by far the worst First Person Shooter EVER made... The graphics is nothing too impressive even running on 8800 ultra/4GB ram/Intel Quad Core. The game plot and characters are just plain and stupid! It deserves this word, "STUPID"! Once you play it, you'll know what I mean, but don't waste your time. Compared with CoD4 and Half-Life 2, Crysis is to the point of intimidating. Playing this game made me angry to the point I feel making such a bad game should be considered a crime. Never will I play another Crytek game. Expand
  89. TimothyK
    Jan 6, 2010
    6
    This game would have been great if it came out in say 1999/2000 when Half-Life came out. However just coming out in 2007 already feels dated. I'm not sure why everyone is raving about the graphics they are just whatever in my opinion. The game is full of glitches including suicidal enimes (saw enemy jeep crash for no reason and saw a enemy solider walk off a bridge to scream in This game would have been great if it came out in say 1999/2000 when Half-Life came out. However just coming out in 2007 already feels dated. I'm not sure why everyone is raving about the graphics they are just whatever in my opinion. The game is full of glitches including suicidal enimes (saw enemy jeep crash for no reason and saw a enemy solider walk off a bridge to scream in horror). The game doesn't seem that well thought out either you have a choice to pick up almost anything thing and use it as a weapon, but why? Wen you have many type of guns. Also I'm not sure why every enemy solider has to be shot so many times before they die. I understand I'm wearing a supersuit and you will fight others in them as well but the regular wimpy koreans? This game is a bit of a sandbox which is nice so there isn't only one way to take care of a problem so it does make you feel like you are in control however overall I do regret buying this game. Expand
  90. RoyF.
    Feb 15, 2008
    2
    The graphic is awesome, but the performance is very slow. Its nearly impossible to play this game with an older system, the story is a bit boring, it is a standard story, nothing really new. The physic in this game is cool but unprecise, I often see corpses which rotating on their weapons and roofs standing on one balk and the corpses fall down like stones, its just unrealistic.
  91. HungK.
    Mar 5, 2008
    0
    No idea why this game is claimed to be so good. There is nothing good in it. Wonder who paid the reviewers to write favourable reviews about this 'i can draw tropical islands only' engine with poor attempts to have a gameplay. If you want shiny graphics, latest 3D mark should be on the list as well, with 100 points.
  92. MichaelR.
    Apr 3, 2008
    6
    This game was cool at first. However, I don't really ever like the story lines for the single player aspect of most games. The multi-player is still severely unbalanced after 2 patches and the physics engine needs a lot of work. Most FPS games, you shoot someone in the head, they die. In Crysis, you're better off unloading the whole clip into their body, because, as an expert This game was cool at first. However, I don't really ever like the story lines for the single player aspect of most games. The multi-player is still severely unbalanced after 2 patches and the physics engine needs a lot of work. Most FPS games, you shoot someone in the head, they die. In Crysis, you're better off unloading the whole clip into their body, because, as an expert Marine marksman, headshots just aren't doing it for me no matter what weapon I use... The other part that boggles my mind is the system requirements needed to play. Granted, the graphics are far superior to games like Battlefield 2. However, the gameplay makes one feel like they wasted their hard-earned money to upgrade their system for a flawed game. Expand
  93. AnonymousMC
    Sep 7, 2009
    2
    This game is nothing but graphics. It was an alright game at first then the aliens came into the game and i was floating in zero gravity, wanting to commit suicide. This game is a terrible overrated game and isn't even an average fps it was a game that was reviewed on its graphics and nothing else showing the sad world of bad reviewers we live in.
  94. BillyD.
    Jan 18, 2008
    4
    A really average shooter with good graphics, if you can afford to drop 3 grand on a new pc. Far Cry was a better game by leaps and bounds. My pc is about a year old and I can only run it on medium and believe me it looks awful. These new "photorealilisitc" games like Crysis and Bioshock are proof that graphics really are not a substitute for good gameplay.
  95. ChrisH.
    Feb 22, 2008
    6
    Sure the graphics are amazing. even in Low spec its not bad. but after testing it. it made me realize how many things that were very critical were left in the game. like having the end bug out and having the TAC not lock on STILL! story line is quite boring. Multiplayer wise love it. but wish they kept the gore level in that we saw in Alpha. IE corpse chunks from MOAR
  96. SimonM.
    Feb 23, 2008
    3
    Shoot 1,000 N Koreans and then 500 aliens (in the later levels) to save the planet. God this is so awful a story that the graphics can't save it. Yawn your way through the obvious paper thin plot and generic linear levels. Will somebody in the gaming industry produce a game with real atmosphere and immersion and make the industry grow up? Doom was over a decade ago. Where is the real Shoot 1,000 N Koreans and then 500 aliens (in the later levels) to save the planet. God this is so awful a story that the graphics can't save it. Yawn your way through the obvious paper thin plot and generic linear levels. Will somebody in the gaming industry produce a game with real atmosphere and immersion and make the industry grow up? Doom was over a decade ago. Where is the real improvement over this other than graphics? Expand
  97. JanK.
    Mar 29, 2008
    0
    Total waste of time. How can people claim it's good just because of graphics? So 3DMark should be the best 'game' in the world. This game is poorly optimized, the engine is BAD as it clearly is not capable of rendering anything else than tropical island environment. There is NO freedom, as you always move from point A to point B. You can't go in any direction, one must Total waste of time. How can people claim it's good just because of graphics? So 3DMark should be the best 'game' in the world. This game is poorly optimized, the engine is BAD as it clearly is not capable of rendering anything else than tropical island environment. There is NO freedom, as you always move from point A to point B. You can't go in any direction, one must be blind not to see that. The nanosut is a stupid idea. Not much wiser than health kits and body armors form other games. Here you're a self-healing man...awesome. Gameplay is boring and repetitive, with time you start to avoid fighting not to die from boredom. And the alien part is just absurd. Expand
  98. JonL.
    Mar 3, 2008
    2
    The engine may have potential, but this game reminds me of the poor quality WAD custom maps that people made for Doom and Doom 2. It's not good level design to fill up arenas with too much stuff. This game is thwarted at every turn by trying to be graphically impressive to the point where the gameplay is either ruined or forgotten. The shrubbery at the start of the island is a The engine may have potential, but this game reminds me of the poor quality WAD custom maps that people made for Doom and Doom 2. It's not good level design to fill up arenas with too much stuff. This game is thwarted at every turn by trying to be graphically impressive to the point where the gameplay is either ruined or forgotten. The shrubbery at the start of the island is a perfect example of this. The engine itself has an awful time dealing with this because you can't find a patch of uncovered ground that doesn't have a destructable tree, or some stupid bush. It gets old really quickly and there aren't any memorable aspects of level design that show the designers had any idea how to make the game immersive. The kicker with the abundance of items in the environment is that to keep a decent fps I need to play on all low settings, yet I have a quad processor at 3 GHz, 6 Gb of RAM and a 512 Mb video card. This game isn't a technological or graphical marvel, it's just a long series of lazy attempts at coding, and a long forgotten purpose. This just doesn't compare to what CoD4 has, or Half Life 2 - when Valve made a physics engine they incorporated it directly into the gameplay and it ran great on existing hardware or it could look great on a top of the line new rig. When the Crytek team made this they didn't factor in gameplay at all, and were so busy patting themselves on the back from overworking the hardware that they completely forgot about the experience for players. I really wanted to like this game - but it's just misdirected. It reminds me most of Quake 4 - a poor game made on a buggy engine. The reviews of this game listed above on Metacritic are very misleading. Some even give Crysis 4 out of 5 (or 80% as Metacritic shows it), yet the quotes chosen don't tally with this. You don't miss out on anything from not buying or playing this game, there are loads of other shooters that would be better purchases. Expand
  99. TrustMe
    Mar 5, 2008
    6
    Pros: Great quality, good start, awsome look, cool idea Cons: Too much bugs, crashes, needs high end PC, and AI is way to poor.
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 56
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 56
  3. Negative: 0 out of 56
  1. PC Gamer
    98
    Destined to be a classic, Crysis is a creative and technological marvel that eclipses every other shooter released this year. [Holiday 2007, p.60]
  2. Crysis thrives on putting the onus on you to create your own brand of action and adventure in its stunningly beautiful locations. You and the game can haphazardly create moments of such gaming brilliance that often you pretty much have to stand up and applaud. [Christmas 2007, p.44]
  3. 94
    This is some fast, well designed gameplay with enough options to allow players to use their own style of attack with satisfying suit abilities and weapons. Crytek has upped their attention to detail in presentation and dropped the worst parts of "Far Cry’s" story.