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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: 79 out of 505
  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. Sep 9, 2020
    10
    10/10
    Will forever be a masterpiece, I salute you and R.I.P. CryTek. I will forever love your games and wish you were here to make more, will
    10/10
    Will forever be a masterpiece, I salute you and R.I.P. CryTek. I will forever love your games and wish you were here to make more, will be missing you.
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  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. WilkoG.
    Nov 13, 2007
    9
    Some would say "like Far Cry with upped poly count" but those are the wet blankets. This game takes everything that made Far Cry great and Some would say "like Far Cry with upped poly count" but those are the wet blankets. This game takes everything that made Far Cry great and ups the ante. Pretty much everything has been improved on and the concept of you as a one-man-army is taken to the next level with the nano-suit, and customizable guns. Not reevolutionary, but evolutionary. :P Expand
  5. 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,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
  6. Jan 16, 2013
    6
    Wow, the graphics! Otherwise, I was slightly disappointed, not a bad game, but hyped. The lack of realism was my main gripe, example:Wow, the graphics! Otherwise, I was slightly disappointed, not a bad game, but hyped. The lack of realism was my main gripe, example: helicopters that just materialise right above you, take 3 anti-tank missiles to kill, and can find you as if wallhacking. I had some CTDs and other bugs. I did not like some parts, eg the old-school boss fights. 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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