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  • Summary: In Crysis, gamers will travel to 2019 where a team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. Now with hope rapidly fading, the US and North Koreans must join forces to battle the alien menace, fighting epic battles through stunning, photorealistic tropical jungles and frozen landscapes. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Oct 27, 2011
    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 6, 2011
    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.
  3. Nov 20, 2011
    It's aged very well and is a great addition to console. Shame about multiplayer, though. [Christmas 2011, p.92]
  4. Oct 7, 2011
    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.
  5. A lengthy campaign which stands the test of time. [Christmas 2011, p.108]
  6. Oct 11, 2011
    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.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    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 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.
  2. Apr 10, 2013
    good: -graphics -story -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay -gameplay
  3. Oct 11, 2011
    A solid and smart conversion of the classic PC game to xbox360. The last third is still weak but then so was the original 'classic'. This game fundamentally redefined the shooter category and the gameplay innovation in both look and feel is still very evident here and worth a play. Expand
  4. Oct 8, 2011
    Amazing graphic!!
    Incredible A.I.!!
    Superb lighting!!
    Most lifelike jungle you ever seen on
    AND IS ONLY 1600msp!!!
    For ALL shooters fan MUST HAVE!!
  5. Apr 18, 2014
    I agree, Maximum game. I can't believe this is a 2007 game. I really enjoyed it. The music is perfectly right. The gameplay is crazy. I sometimes thought it's the end. But the game keeps getting better and stronger every time. Like the developers are saying: You think you've seen it all. But we're not finished yet. Wait till you see this. Well, you're right. It is stunning. The story is very interesting. Fantastic. In short the campaign is hell. But the multiplayer isn't a big deal. Expand
  6. Feb 7, 2012
    Crysis is finally on consoles but does it live up to it's PC counterparts? Yes and no. There's no multiplayer, but it's not priced as a whole game so that's not too disappointing. The graphics look great, but there's a lot of glitches as well. Enemies have awkward animations and sometimes they just flat out disappear. The combat is fun, but I found myself running out of ammo often and having to rely on meleeing enemies to death, which was actually quite fun when you use the stealth feature. For $30 though, you can't really complain. It's still more fun than most FPS on the market, and it definitely is better than Crysis 2. Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    This really is a game that should have remained back in the past. It might not be that old, but when all it had going for it was the tech, it should never have been ressurected in an inferior port. Hardly anything in the game makes any sense - the AI is really terrible, and this espeically noticable if you try to play it stealth. $2 on steam might be worth it - anything more is just a rip-off. Expand

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