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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 28
  2. Negative: 4 out of 28
  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. Mar 1, 2013
    9
    2007 marked the beginning of the great PC massacre, thousands upon thousands of melted processors, burning graphics cards and piles of ash2007 marked the beginning of the great PC massacre, thousands upon thousands of melted processors, burning graphics cards and piles of ash that used to be top end gaming PC's were deposited into landfills over the world, the sole cause was Crysis. Luckily for those of us who cant buy a PC that will come with its own mortgage Crysis has made its way to Xbox Live and PSN via a download only title.
    You play as Nomad, a bland 1 dimensional soldier and part of Raptor Squad who are sent in to the island of Lingshan to thin KPA forces and rescue a archaeological team being held captive by them. Your squad is equipped with Nanosuits, suits capable of giving the user superhuman strength, speed and damage resistance. However as you delve deeper into the island you find that what the archaeologists uncovered was not of this world and threatens the entire human race.
    Crysis is beautiful, it also plays better than most FPS's on the market due to the Nanosuit making it stand out from the competition. However this version does take out a level involving flying the games airborne vehicles V-TOL's but it wont be missed as it is cited as the worst level in the game. It also lacks the PC's multiplayer modes, however this does not matter as the singleplayer game is so fantastic that it makes up for it. Plus the mission where you enter the alien spaceship is perhaps one of the greatest levels in gaming ever, a must buy!
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  5. Oct 7, 2011
    9
    I understand that this is a port of an old game, and I understand that the graphics may not be as good as the PC version. But that did notI understand that this is a port of an old game, and I understand that the graphics may not be as good as the PC version. But that did not stop me from enjoying this game a lot. I never got to play Crysis on PC so I'm happy I now have a chance to play it. I wasn't expecting to see the original Crysis on Xbox, I don't think anyone was. So the fact that they got this game running on consoles, and it looks as good as it does is an amazing surprise. People say that the game was simply a tech demo. All looks and no gameplay, but I completely disagree. From start to finish I found the game to be really fun, maybe even more so then Crysis 2 (which I enjoyed). There is probably 8 hours of gameplay here, and for a good price as well. I say this is definitely a game worth buying. Expand
  6. Apr 29, 2020
    8
    You play as Jake Dunn, codename "Nomad", a U.S. Delta Force soldier working as apart of "Team Raptor", they're dispatched to a fictitiousYou play as Jake Dunn, codename "Nomad", a U.S. Delta Force soldier working as apart of "Team Raptor", they're dispatched to a fictitious island somewhere east of The Philippines when they receive a distress call from a research team on the island informing them they've discovered some temple that houses technological advancements beyond human capabilities. Raptor's mission is to evacuate the research team and secure any valuable information from the dig site.

    The team skydives towards the island, but Nomad gets separated from the rest of the team, winds up crash landing on a beach and needs to fight his way through the island’s jungle while taking down North Korean troops in order to regroup with his team. Nomad, along with the rest of the squad, are all outfitted with high-tech weapons as well as "Nanosuits". The Nanosuits give the player super human strength and speed, protection from gunfire and explosives and allow you to temporarily turn invisible. Nomad eventually regroups with Team Raptor, only to discover that an invading race of space aliens starts picking off members of the team as well as North Korean soldiers. Despite this, Nomad and the remaining members of Team Raptor continue their exploration deeper into the island, uncovering it’s hidden secrets and upholding the mission.

    So how does the game look and feel after roughly 13 years? Well, on the whole, I’d say it’s still good. The game’s environments are beautifully rendered; I particularly liked the way the darker/night missions are lit as well as the way they handled the dense jungle foliage. The main character models are well done and the various textures are still high quality even after all these years. The inspiration from Crytek’s previous game, Far Cry, is pretty apparent here in terms of the game’s environment design, overall art direction and angles of attack for clearing out an encampment. Graphically, Crysis really does give you a sense just how ahead of the curve Crytek and the CryEngine were and they certainly lend credence to the “But can it run Crysis?” memes.

    Gameplay-wise, Crysis comes with your standard, yet limited arsenal of FPS weapons: pistol, shotgun, two assault rifles, rocket launcher, semi-automatic rifle, explosives and one or two one-off weapons. If you pick up another one, you can dual-wield pistols in this game and any game that has you John Woo-ing your way through it gets a pass in my book. You do burn through ammo quicker by doing it, but overall, it’s still worth it. In order to make up for the lack of weapon selections, the weapons in Crysis offer alt-fire modes/attachments. For instance, the SCAR allows you to equip an under-barrel grenade launcher, a fully and semi automatic mode and the option of shooting non-lethal tranquilizer darts and incendiary rounds. The shotgun can be modded to have a tighter spread at the cost of stopping power. The pistol even has a burst fire option. If you do run out of ammo, the Nanosuit allows you to pick up heavy objects, such as fuel barrels, and throw them at enemy soldiers either stunning them or killing them outright.

    Like Far Cry, Crysis gives the player options as to how they want to deal with most combat encounters. Do you mark the targets with your binoculars and snipe them from afar? Do you go in guns blazing and rely on your Nanosuit’s shield feature for some extra protection? Or, do you stealth it up by leveraging your Nanosuit’s cloaking feature? It’s up to you! Aiding you in your combat approach is the ability to customize your weapons on the fly, equipping and removing attachments such as sights, scopes, silencers and grenade launchers as you see fit. The game also provides you with some vehicle options, including civilian cars, jeeps and trucks where you can control a mounted machine gun and a tank for one mission which is endlessly fun.

    Missions progress linearly, but the game will also throw a few secondary objectives to coincide with your primary one. They’re not overly difficult; it’s mostly “disable this jammer here” or “collect this important intel there”. They’re not that far off the main mission path and there are 3 achievements tied to the number of secondary objectives you complete, so there is some incentive to do them.

    On a technical level, Crysis is still fine. As you might expect, it does take a bit of a hit on the Xbox 360. The game hitches for a moment while saving a checkpoint, I occasionally noticed some draw distance jankiness when looking through the binoculars or a rifle scope, the frame rate can go in the toilet when there’s a lot of fast-paced action. The enemy AI can be kind of stupid at times, particularly when I was sniping. On the plus side, the game never once hard crashed on me and the loading screens are not overly long.

    So 13 years later, Crysis is still a game that I recommend you play for it’s well-aged graphics, fun FPS gameplay and relatively good story.
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  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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