Conclusion: Crysis 3 is easily one of the most anticipated games of 2013. It runs on the CryEngine 3.5 and like other games in the franchise, it has managed to earn a reputation for its high system demands and graphics beyond what any other game at the time could possibly put out. Crysis 2 suffered criticism compared with its revolutionary predecessor, due to its much more linear gameplay and the suspicions that the PC version was reigned in a little to stay within the capabilities...
Summary: But perhaps these more complex environments are simply too difficult for the AI to navigate and turn to its advantage; the single-player campaign rarely engages you or puts your suit abilities to the test. Multiplayer has a satisfying feel, but there isn’t a killer feature or game mode to distinguish it from the dominant franchises.
Pros: Top-notch production values; interesting weapon variety; meaty multiplayer.
Cons: Single-player campaign is unchallenging; multiplayer community is small.
Conclusion: Be warned. Although Crysis 3 is wonderfully stunning to look at, it does require a graphics card with DirectX 11 compatibility. It is rather a strange move from EA and Crytek, because although myself, other reviewers and hardcore gamers will no doubt have no issues, the average gamer may simply choose not to buy this game because they don’t have the required graphics card.
Pros: Gorgeous visuals. Smooth gameplay
Cons: Somewhat linear, not as open world as the original but better than Crysis 2. The gorgeous visuals will be missed by those without a DirectX11 compatible GPU.
Excerpt: The Crysis series has an odd lineage, now that the sequels appear on console hardware from 2006. What began as the PC-destroying exclusive screenshot generator became the standard bearer for the platform for several years. “Can it run Crysis?” was the joke most run into the ground between 2008 and 2011, but when Crysis 2 was announced for Xbox 360 and PS3, the PC elite’s attitude towards the series changed.
Excerpt: Upon first look, you're bound to fall in love with Crysis 3 . The latest shooter from Crytek is absolutely gorgeous looking, hits all the right notes and performs remarkably well mechanically - but that's just how it acts - mechanically. The developers have created what's easily one of the best looking and solid shooters of this generation, but it's so by the numbers and lacks much of any personality.
Summary: Crysis games have delivered some pretty impressive experiences over the years, even if developer Crytek mostly used them to show off its technical expertise and the power of its CryEngine technologies.
Pros: +Gorgeous visuals, +Unmatched Nanosuit mechanic, +Lots of explosive set pieces
Cons: -Enemies can detect the player through solid objects, -The story goes over the top