Summary: Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.
Excerpt: Cryostasis is a game with a lot going for it, and quite a few flaws as well. Kudos has to go to Russian developer Action Forms for trying to make a unique game the likes of which American gamers have probably never experienced before.
Excerpt: Russian developed Cryostasis is a chilly cult masterpiece thanks to its unique story and visual style. Unfortunately, the game's technical issues and slow-paced combat are valid concerns against wide-audience approval.
Summary: Crysostasis: Sleep of Reason saw its initial release just this past December in its home country of Russia, and finally it has made its way here to the states. This is one game that should have stayed overseas. The atmosphere, story, setting, and game play are all severely lacking.
Excerpt: Its uncanny resemblance with BioShock and the fact that its first gameplay teaser featured what looked vaguely like plasmids accompanied by vintage weaponry, tainted my first impression of Cryostasis, making it seem like a BioShock clone.
Summary: "Hru Cryostasis mají na svìdomí vývojáøi ze spoleènosti Action Forms a nutno podotknout, že se jim práce na této høe opravdu povedla. Žánrovì se jedná o sci-fi akci, jejíž dìj vás pøenese do roku 1968 na Severní pól.
Excerpt: Ich habe lange überlegt wie ich diese Review beginne, dennoch soll zu allererst gesagt sein: “Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason” ist eine russische Entwicklung. Wie bei allen russischen Geschichten, sitze ich nach Abschluss einer solchen immer relativ ‘unbefriedigt’ vor dem Bildschirm bzw. Buch.