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  • Summary: Players assume the role of Prophet as he returns to New York, only to realize that the city has been encased in a Nanodome constructed by the corrupt Cell Corporation. The New York City Liberty Dome is a veritable urban rainforest teeming with overgrown trees, dense swamplands and teeming rivers. Within the Liberty Dome, 7 distinct and treacherous environments become known as the Seven Wonders. This dangerous new world requires the use of advanced weapons and tactics. Prophet will don a lethal composite bow, an enhanced Nanosuit and devastating alien tech to become the deadliest hunter on the planet. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Feb 26, 2013
    Overall Crysis 3 is just what you would expect at the end of a generation cycle. A FPS that is deep not only in its level design and scope, but tells a deep story, with deep game play mechanics. You will not find many games that do it all in one fell swoop.
  2. Feb 19, 2013
    Even if you're constantly moving from point A to point B, Crysis 3 makes you feel truly free, the main character behind great events, and that's absolutely not a negligible achievement. In other words, this is the best piece of work from the Crytek guys so far.
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    The openness of the levels and the variety of skills at Prophet’s disposal makes each chapter a joy to play and replay.
  4. Feb 25, 2013
    Crysis 3 doesn’t do much wrong as a shooter and is constantly entertaining thanks to the nanosuit and the addition of the bow. The multiplayer is also surprisingly fun. Other aspects aren’t as great though. Dialogues are simply terrible and the main campaign is quite short, especially for a game that’s at its best when played slowly. On consoles the game’s framerate also frequently drops significantly. None of these things are crucial enough to not recommend it though. Crysis 3 is just too much fun for that.
  5. 77
    In a market saturated with shooters, it takes something special to rise above the pack. Crysis 3 was on the cusp of doing so, but in the end it didn’t quite knock one out of the park.
  6. Mar 30, 2013
    Being enormous fans of the Crysis series to this point, we came at this wanting to love it. But repetitive scenarios and a lack of challenge steadily dried our fan shorts. [May 2013, p.81]
  7. Mar 21, 2013
    It looks sharp and it may be perfectly serviceable, but with all of the other interesting things happening in video games right now, something as surprisingly soulless and rote as Crysis 3 has absolutely nothing to recommend it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 60
  2. Negative: 8 out of 60
  1. Feb 19, 2013
    Let me start this review by saying I am completely new to the Crysis genre. After playing for a few hours, this game is amazing. Graphically this game is what I would expect a game on the Xbox 720 or ps4 to look like. From what I have played so far, the single player has a detailed story that keeps me interested.

    I have spent a majority of my time playing multiplayer. It has an unlock system similar to Call of Duty and a brilliant dog tag system (very simular to titles in Cal of Duty). This game feels a lot like a Halo 4 and Call of Duty Hybrid. From hit markers to beautiful kill cams, I'm loving it all. This game offers everything I hoped Halo 4 would be. As I said I am new to Crysis, but from what I have played so far, I highly recommend you buy this game if you are a fan of Call of Duty or Halo. I'm giving it a 10 simply because it was a sleeper hit for me. What a relief that I didn't waste my money like I did with Aliens Colonial Marines.
  2. Feb 24, 2013
    Crysis 3 is a fantastic game. Stunning visuals, fast and progressive storyline. Not to mention the new bow and the ability to kill things and remained cloaked. Some of the visuals are jaw dropping for a console of this age. The odd problem here and there but what do you expect, this is pushing things to the limit and beyond. Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2013
    Crysis 3 is the strongest entry in the franchise. The puzzle-like combat scenarios have never been better with its suite of gameplay options and opportunities while the engaging narrative urges you to see Prophet’s journey through to the end. This game is loads of fun online, and I def recommend this game for the 360. It's a great change of pace if you own Halo 4 or Black Ops 2. Expand
  4. Mar 2, 2014
    Comparing to crysis 2 Pros: Better story, protagonists now talks, has more emotion. Better graphics obviously, and runs at 60fps. A wide varity of ways to approach each task.
    Customisable weapons and skills on the fly, no need to pause the game at all.
    Amazing sound design with great voice acting.
    Great facial animations.
    Good ending.
    Great difficulty levels.

    Tends to be a bit over dramatic with it's story.
    8hrs while okay crysis 2 was about 14. So several hours shorter was a bit cheap.

    Buy it when it's about 40 and under. Highly recommend it, better then halo and gears and obvious battlefield and cod when it comes to the campaign and controls and s***
  5. Apr 28, 2013
    Crysis 3 is the latest Crysis to hit the market. So how does it do over Crysis 2? Its good but its too much the same as Crysis 2 in weapons, location and a few other stuff. No new weapons besides the bow, witch is very good. Campaign is weaker then Crysis 2' s campaign. Story is good, but not interresting at some points. Gameplays the same, but maybe thats the same case with the first and second game (never played the first game). However Crydis 3 is a lot less buggy and glitches in it then in Crysis 2. Multiplayer is still really good and a new gamemode is added were one bunch of guys or humans and one bunch of guys are invisible hunters with bows, witch is very intence stuff. Overall good game but could have been better. Crysis 3 7.5/10 Expand
  6. Feb 11, 2014
    I'm not all to excited playing this game. It kind of sucks and is boring. I found out that all I need to do was wait behind wall, etc on each level until I had enough energy and go stealth mode through it. Maybe that's how you are supposed to play it, but I found it boring, simple, and easy. The gear, weapons and tech gadgets and some of the levels were cool, but over all I'm not impressed with it.
    Several times I would shot the enemy in stealth mode, or with the bow and they would find me. How can that be if they can't see me? For example: Trying to get to the Damn, I'm in a cave way up high and shot an exploding tip arrow. The enemy knows exactly were it came from and starts throwing grenades. How can that be!?
  7. Mar 7, 2013
    Campaign was just over six hours. I basically just walked through the whole game in stealth, it was so boring and un-engaging. The story was supposed to be psychological but I seriously had no emotional response to it. There were way too many cut-scenes that left me wondering, "Why am I not controlling my character right now?" FFS, the majority of the endgame is comprised of QuickTime events. Focus on multi-player is a cop-out. Mutli-player means that developers get to stop working after the levels are built and they expect the customer to create their own sense of immersion. F that. Some 12-year-old d!p$#!t crying on team-speak does not help create atmosphere. If all I want to do is "compete", I'll play Call of Duty (which will never happen). I bought Crysis for the story and SciFi setting. The story and single-player campaign deserved more attention. Same price as previous titles, a lot less content and a whole lot more Hollywood. Thumbs down. This was a linear, boring, waste of money. Three points for having the most gorgeous graphics of any game ever. Expand

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