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  • Summary: Crysis is a next-generation PC first-person shooter from Crytek, the award-winning developers of "Far Cry." It is 2020, and global tensions have reached boiling point as the U.S. and North Korea square off in the South China Sea. At stake: a mysterious artifact uncovered by a team of U.S.Crysis is a next-generation PC first-person shooter from Crytek, the award-winning developers of "Far Cry." It is 2020, and global tensions have reached boiling point as the U.S. and North Korea square off in the South China Sea. At stake: a mysterious artifact uncovered by a team of U.S. archeologists. The North Korean government quickly seizes the area, prompting the U.S. to dispatch an elite team of Delta Force operatives on a rescue mission. During the siege the true nature of the artifact quickly emerges, pointing to the existence of an alien presence on Earth, and ultimately the trigger for a massive-scale alien invasion. The battle to save Earth begins as the aliens' flash freeze the tropics into a ghostly-white frozen landscape. As gamers take up arms against the aliens, they will be outfitted with customizable weapons and a high tech Nanosuit, allowing them to adapt their tactics and abilities to a hostile, ever-changing environment and a mysterious enemy. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 56 out of 56
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  1. 100
    When you get past the stealth-themed missions early on, and move onto missions with full use of tanks, helicopters, rockets, and airstrikes, the tactical gameplay plus the production values turn Crysis into a love letter for military combat.
  2. Crysis is visually stunning, packed with intelligent, thrilling gameplay, and easily one of the greatest shooters ever made.
  3. Top-class graphics, sound and atmosphere - with due modesty: this is the the world's best first-person shooter so far. A game which combines all the virtues of its predecessors: a thrilling story, an open game world, physics simulation and graphics to marvel at.
  4. So, while there are some minor hiccups from time to time, overall the game plays well, it’s fun, and it’s something FPS fans are going to enjoy for a long while.
  5. 90
    Crysis pushes the envelope in the graphics department and experiments with some freewheeling gameplay. The end result may not be a perfectly polished game experience, and it might require a monster system to really appreciate, but it's hard to fault a game for pushing so far past the bleeding edge.
  6. Crysis has long been touted as the new standard-bearer among visually compelling shooters, and in that regard, Crysis does not disappoint. When you throw in a nanosuit, nonlinear freedom of movement and an exciting story, Crysis is as good a reason as any to upgrade your computer.
  7. The story is uninspired, but the actual game is a stunner.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 75 out of 463
  1. Dzsordzs
    Nov 27, 2007
    10
    Crysis is a revolution in graphics. In the area of game design it's an evolution, but still stands head and shoulders above Crysis is a revolution in graphics. In the area of game design it's an evolution, but still stands head and shoulders above contemporaries like COD4 or GOW. Most of the negative reviews here seem to center around griping about how bad the reviewers PC is. If your computer does not meet the recommended specs on the box, don't buy it. But if you are ready for the FPS ride of the year, get Crysis. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2011
    10
    This is one of the best games I have ever played, and certainly the best shooter. It has beautiful graphics that are a world away from theThis is one of the best games I have ever played, and certainly the best shooter. It has beautiful graphics that are a world away from the boring greys and browns of other shooters-each map is full of colour and is incredible to look at. The gameplay, too, is decent as it allows you to tackle each level and specific problem strategically, rather than the plain linear style of other shooters. This also means that dying is not a frustrating event, as when you respawn you can simply try a different route or tactic, rather than having to keep trying the same thing. The problem with the game is that after you enjoy fighting the Koreans on the surface of the island, you have to move underground and face the aliens that the game is based around in a slightly dull collection of levels. However, despite the fact that this part cannot match the incredible start of the game, it doesn't ruin the game like people say and it does feel necessary for the plot. Expand
  3. 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 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
  4. 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'sAn 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
  5. 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
    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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  6. NathanV
    Dec 26, 2009
    6
    Probably one of the most over-hyped games of the decade. I came in with huge expectations, and boy was I let down. The graphics wowed me for Probably one of the most over-hyped games of the decade. I came in with huge expectations, and boy was I let down. The graphics wowed me for about 5 minutes, and then the repetitiveness of the game came through. Go here, kill these guys, go down the road, kill these guys, woah aliens, no gravity, kill these guys rinse and repeat. The gameplay is unoriginal and boring. If you like staring at beautiful graphics, this is your game, if you prefer gameplay, give it a miss. I have had this game for months and I haven't played it since a few days after I bought it, simply for the fact that I was extremely bored with it after an hour. This game was a bit of a let down. There are redeeming qualities in the physics and graphics sector, but the gameplay is inexcusable. Expand
  7. JeffJ.
    Feb 10, 2008
    0
    Some people got so blinded by 'graphics' that they cannot see that it is just an illusion. How can you say there is freedom in this Some people got so blinded by 'graphics' that they cannot see that it is just an illusion. How can you say there is freedom in this game when you're always limited. Who cares how you reach the target when you always have to do it. You can't skip anything, you can't go back. Add a boring story that is not even anything new or creative... The Nanosuit is just a stupid idea - self-healing, self-recharging is even worse than collecting body armor and health kits. Weapon modifications suck, no idea where do you get all the silencers and other addons since you can do it unlimited number of times. After you play it for a while, and continue to do so...for some strange reason, you start to avoid fights whenever you can. Just because it is so boring, absurd, unrealistic and schematic. As for the visual part itself - it is just one big failure. Requirements are way to high for what we get. Some elements look horrible one you start looking for weak points of the game. I highly doubt that the engine is capable of 'drawing' something else than a jungle. So it is useless as well. Great work CryTek - another stupid benchmark, not a game for sure. Expand

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