Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    100
    Despite its flaws, Crysis is, hands down, the best FPS to hit the Xbox 360 since The Orange Box and its port of the complete Half-life 2 that came out in way back in 2004.
  2. Oct 26, 2011
    92
    There is enough bang in Crysis to justify the $20 price tag, if only to see the amazing Cryengine 3 at work.
  3. Oct 25, 2011
    90
    Now gamers on the console have the chance to finally enjoy one of the most influential games that has ever been released.
  4. Oct 21, 2011
    90
    Finally, console owners can see what the fuss about Crysis was about. Sometimes Crysis in consoles feels and looks better than the PC edition even though some elements (and a full mission...) of the original are missing.
  5. Oct 10, 2011
    90
    Solid gunplay combined with powerful but balanced Nanosuit abilities, plus plenty of replayability thanks to the open nature of many of the game's levels.
  6. Oct 6, 2011
    90
    This console version benefits from improved lighting not seen in the original release that gives the environments a more natural look, but sadly the framerate never quite feels smooth enough.
  7. Oct 10, 2011
    88
    If you're looking for ultimate detail and resolution and perfect framerate then stick with your PC version of Crysis, but if you don't play PC games, or your PC was never able to play Crysis in the first place then the 360 version of Crysis is a fantastic port that uses their latest engine to deliver great graphics and sound and superior controls, all for only $20 in the On-Demand store.
  8. Oct 6, 2011
    88
    Crysis is an audio delight. From the thundering explosions, to report of sniper rifle shots from across an open area, you can't do better than the effects in this game.
  9. Jan 5, 2012
    87
    So PC fans, don't panic – even though I personally believe Crysis for console is better than the PC version, it's not meant to totally replace the PC version. Rather, its purpose is to give the original Crysis experience to the masses, and honestly, why wouldn't PC gamers want that?
  10. Nov 11, 2011
    87
    As it stands Crysis for Xbox 360 download is still one of the must have games around.
  11. Nov 20, 2011
    85
    It's aged very well and is a great addition to console. Shame about multiplayer, though. [Christmas 2011, p.92]
  12. 85
    The absence of the PC version's multiplayer modes is a bummer, as is the removal of the penultimate mission from the original campaign. But by the time you reach the conclusion of this exciting bargain, you'll be too amped on adrenaline to care.
  13. Oct 6, 2011
    85
    Even if with four years behind it, Crysis arrives on Xbox 360 in great shape with a compelling campaign, great environments and one of the best graphics around. Too bad for the complete lack of multiplayer, a lacklustre enemy AI and some bugs and problems here and there, but if you never played this game on PC, it's an highly recommended buy.
  14. Oct 7, 2011
    83
    The noticeable downgrade in graphical fidelity and occasional bugs aside, the console port of Crysis is still a blast to play. If you're tired of corridor shooters and are looking for a little more freedom on the battlefield, this is a worthwhile download.
  15. Oct 5, 2011
    81
    A really good shooter game, but it's still miles apart from the PC version.
  16. As a single-player experience, it's every bit the quality of a full-priced shooter. [Christmas 2011, p.97]
  17. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Crysis has gotten a new facelift and on the console it suits it very much. It is a pity there is no multiplayer. But otherwise this game stays true to its great action, neat graphics and exotic surroundings.
  18. Nov 16, 2011
    80
    Open, satisfying and playful. [Issue#78, p.99]
  19. Nov 15, 2011
    80
    Crysis looks great on consoles, too. Too bad Crytek decided to use the nerfed nanosuit 2.0 from Crysis 2 and they couldn't fix the original problem of the game, the way everything turns much less fun once the aliens show up. Still, it's a fun shooter that's worth a look even four years after its original launch. [Nov 2011]
  20. Nov 1, 2011
    80
    Crysis has been a graphical benchmark to which PC games have been striving to reach for four years. Now it is on consoles and it is an undeniably good time no matter what platform it is on because despite having lauded graphics, that is not what makes the game great. The gameplay is fantastic too. Though not without its shortcomings, Crysis for consoles is an experience to be had by anyone that cannot play it on their PC. And since its only 20 bones, what are you waiting for?
  21. A lengthy campaign which stands the test of time. [Christmas 2011, p.108]
  22. Oct 21, 2011
    80
    Dear console-owner - if you haven't experienced Crysis on a PC, don't hesitate to do it on your console. The loss on a visual side is minor and you still get an excellent gameplay experience with a lot of freedom and decision making. It's still one of the best shooters around.
  23. Oct 18, 2011
    80
    Even when the experience turns alien in the run-in to the conclusion it's visually impressive at the very least.
  24. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    Crysis comes to consoles, and four years after its release on the PC, there's still nothing quite like it.
  25. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    It's highly priced, and some of the graphical goodness is gone (especially frame rate), but it's a great porting of a game that still feels fresh.
  26. Oct 11, 2011
    80
    If you never got the chance to play the original Crysis -- either because you didn't have a decent enough rig to power it, or you just never got around to it -- it is still a fantastic shooter that's worth downloading. And considering that it's part of a planned trilogy, now's a good time to get caught up on the story and experience the game that started it all.
  27. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    If you stay patient with occasional stealth hiccups and the brutal frequency of death, Crysis will be well-worth your time, money, and the dangers of experimental Nanosuits.
  28. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    For the mouse-and-keyboard crowd, this re-release will serve as little more than a target for negative comparison to the original. However, if gamepads serve as your peripheral of choice, this $20 download is an easy recommendation.
  29. Oct 10, 2011
    80
    Crysis arrives on 360 and PS3 riding the console friendly CryEngine 3. The result, even with cuts and slowdowns, is one of the best looking console games of this generation.
  30. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    Despite the technical comparison sets Crysis a step below the best PC version, the job done by Crytek must be praised because it's clear that the gameplay, the level design and the story of this game are still a solid value after four years. For 20 Euros, is not only a good bargain but also the perfect way to approach Crysis 2 if you haven't played it yet.
  31. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    Those who've never played Crysis before and who fancy an excellent shooter with a goodly amount of freedom shouldn't hesitate to pick this up. This sort of action hasn't really been done much since the game first launched, and it's rarely been done better. If you already have Crysis and a PC that can run it, though, you can safely skip this: while a worthy port, it doesn't quite match its originator.
  32. Oct 7, 2011
    80
    Crysis was, and still is, a brilliantly designed shooter that anyone who enjoys FPSes should play.
  33. 80
    An excellent port from the PC, which maintains all of the original's innovative open-endedness and most of its graphical prowess.
  34. Oct 4, 2011
    80
    The game has been very good adapted to the pad controls, making it a great opportunity for console players to try the first game of the series. It doesn't match the visuals of the original, however, and doesn't add any new feature of content.
  35. 76
    Crysis on consoles is really nothing more than the original game with the graphics turned down.
  36. Oct 30, 2011
    75
    If you look at Crysis on the consoles as a standalone downloadable game, you will love the excellent gameplay and the great graphics. But if you compare this game to the original Crysis on PC, you'll be dissapointed. There's absolutely no improvement made over the last four years and the game is stripped down from all its extras.
  37. Oct 5, 2011
    75
    It has adapted very well to the consoles, it's spectacular and uses the systems. It loses none of its gameplay and it is as open as ever. But many bugs, faults in the AI, a lot of popping but no multiplayer modes ruin this playable paradise. Good port, anyway.
  38. Oct 24, 2011
    70
    The original PC version is still the best, but playing this on a console is quite an achievement.
  39. 70
    If you've already played the game on PC, you can safely skip is re-release. This is a game for console owners, and then only for those most happy about the Crysis series. It's not a bad game, but the little issues, the inconstant quality and the lack of multiplayer means you have to consider this carefully: How fun would it be to go back in time and play a game, everyone talked about four years ago? The answer will decide whether you should get this.
  40. Oct 6, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 129 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    It's Crysis, the real Crysis, but on consoles. Not sure what more people could want? It's missing a level, but it's a pretty bad one involvingIt's Crysis, the real Crysis, but on consoles. Not sure what more people could want? It's missing a level, but it's a pretty bad one involving a VTOL so no one cares, and despite Metacritic saying it has 32 player online... there's 0 player online.

    Its unique multiplayer is greatly missed, but no one thought it would be possible anyway. Just getting this to boot on a console is worth donating your $20 to Crytek, but doing so and still retaining everything which made it such a landmark game all those years ago is a true achievement.

    Sure the graphics aren't up to the same quality as the PC, but it never feels like a chore to play. Physics are all there, audio and acting is great, vehicles are as destructible as ever, levels are alive with little animals and the world is as destructible as on PC (huts, trees, boxes, vehicles...). It's a strangely rewarding experience entering a wooded area and shredding the forest into progressively smaller pieces with a minigun. Load times are OK, probably because it's running from hard drive, but there is still some very noticeable popup. Again, it's a PC benchmark game on console hardware which is around PC min-medium spec.

    A must buy for anyone who wants an epic singleplayer experience, thinks collectables are stupid, laughs at high-pitched screaming Koreans and has been longing for a chicken chucking simulator.
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  2. Oct 9, 2011
    9
    Don't believe the low scores from PC Fanboys who are butt-hurt that their WONDERCHILD made it to consoles. Having played both versions, thisDon't believe the low scores from PC Fanboys who are butt-hurt that their WONDERCHILD made it to consoles. Having played both versions, this is a great port. Beautiful graphics, and in some ways, superior gameplay (with the addition of suit functions mapped to the controller instead of an ability wheel). I'm able to do things in this version I couldn't do in the PC version because of the instant powers -- it just makes the gameplay smoother. The visuals aren't as good as the PC version running on High, but they're spectacular for a console game. The only real flaw with this version are some technical issues that distract slightly from the fun -- texture pop-in, lower draw distance. But don't believe the negativity... this is one of the best shooters ever made, and for $20, this is a steal. Just don't expect multiplayer. :P Full Review »
  3. Oct 7, 2011
    10
    A truly spectacular game, one of the best this generation has seen. Admitidly it was better on the PC but still it's a story told masterpieceA truly spectacular game, one of the best this generation has seen. Admitidly it was better on the PC but still it's a story told masterpiece with A+ graphics. A must buy. 1 of only 7 games on the xbox360 i would genuinley give 10/10. Full Review »