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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 ofIn 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

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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 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.
  3. Games Master UK
    Nov 20, 2011
    85
    It's aged very well and is a great addition to console. Shame about multiplayer, though. [Christmas 2011, p.92]
  4. 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.
  5. A lengthy campaign which stands the test of time. [Christmas 2011, p.108]
  6. 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.
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 30
  2. Negative: 5 out of 30
  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. Apr 10, 2013
    10
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  3. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    ONE OF THE BEST GAME ON THIS GENERATION!!!
    Amazing graphic!!
    Incredible A.I.!! Superb lighting!! Most lifelike jungle you ever seen on
    ONE OF THE BEST GAME ON THIS GENERATION!!!
    Amazing graphic!!
    Incredible A.I.!!
    Superb lighting!!
    Most lifelike jungle you ever seen on consoles!!
    AND IS ONLY 1600msp!!!
    GIVE ME WARHAED AND MULTIPLAYER!!!!!!!
    For ALL shooters fan MUST HAVE!!
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  4. Dec 1, 2011
    9
    Crysis on Consoles is still a great game. While I do agree that the PC version certainly has a lot better graphics, the gameplay is still allCrysis on Consoles is still a great game. While I do agree that the PC version certainly has a lot better graphics, the gameplay is still all the same. Only with better controls. If you are a huge FPS fan but don't feel like dropping big bucks for what is STILL one of the most power hungry game out there, this game was easily one of the best games I have bought on the marketplace. Expand
  5. Dec 9, 2014
    9
    This is a console port over from the original PC version released in 2007. I am still blown away that this game way made in 2007. I playedThis is a console port over from the original PC version released in 2007. I am still blown away that this game way made in 2007. I played this game in 2014 and the graphics still hold up. The environment is alive and beautiful to look at. Gameplay is excellent with intelligent AI and controller mechanics. Even though this is a port over I found there were little to no glitches. Excellent weapons with great attachment options. Story is pretty bland, but had slightly more depth than most First Person Shooters. This is a must play. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2012
    8
    Way too short. Awesome game but should have been cheaper seeing as how little actual gameplay their is. I killed almost every single enemy andWay too short. Awesome game but should have been cheaper seeing as how little actual gameplay their is. I killed almost every single enemy and still only took me about six hours, first run. Expand
  7. Oct 6, 2011
    0
    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, itThis 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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