Summary: Parents need to know that this game is a mature-rated science-fiction shooter filled with a good deal of blood and strong language. Its military violence is on par with most other mature shooters, but the game's bar-raising graphics serve to intensify the combat experience by making everything seem hyper-realistic. Note also that its innovative visuals require high-end PC hardware, which means you may need to upgrade your computer in order to play it.
Excerpt: System Requirements CPU: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista), AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or better RAM: 1GB (1.5GB on Windows Vista) Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or better with 256MB or more of Graphics Memory Storage: 12GB Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c Compatible Optical Disk Drive: DVD-ROM OS: Microsoft Windows XP or Vista DirectX: DX9.0c or DX10 Normal 0 false...
Conclusion: In the end, Crysis 3 is extraneous. It does little new with the game mechanics and goes nowhere with the story. Both the plot and the gameplay additions seems like they were invented for a new game that had to be made rather than inventing a game because these elements had to be experienced. While it is technically the best version of Crysis out there, it is truly only a slightly better version of Crysis 2 .
Conclusion: Crysis 3 is a polished iteration on the previous Crysis titles. Its campaign mode features some much needed soul beneath the sci-fi sheen, which gives a sense of purpose to all the killing that has been previously absent from the series. While its multiplayer mode isn’t quite strong enough to tear you away from the genre leaders for long, it at least provides enough of its own flavour to present a worthy alternative.
Excerpt: Crytek's latest installment to the Crysis series is finally here, and we've had a chance to sit down and get a good look at it. Hear what Tristan Ogilvie has to say regarding the game and its many new features.
Excerpt: We ducked down, hiding inside a building being riddled with bullets. Taking the stealthiest path through the shanty town might have seemed like a good idea at the time, but once we were spotted it was only a matter of seconds before dozens of enemies had us surrounded. We hit the right shoulder button and turned on Active Camo, which let us sneak to the second floor of the building undetected. There, we saw a machinegun turret on an adjacent building.
Pros: Large, open levels, Fantastic gunplay, The Nanosuit
Cons: Texture pops, Mediocre plot, More limited Nanosuit controls
Conclusion: Since its release in 2007, Crysis has become undoubtedly associated with its graphics. In fact, Crysis is arguably the de facto title for PC gamers to test their graphic cards against on a routine basis. Little is known about the title outside of the PC world. However, with the release of Crysis 2 on the PC, PS3, and XBox 360 in 2011, the proposed trilogy finally emerged into the limelight.
Summary: Crysis is visually stunning, packed with intelligent, thrilling gameplay, and easily one of the greatest shooters ever made.
Pros: Dynamic, emergent shooter gameplay, Unparalleled visuals with destructible environments, High level of replayability, Power struggle makes for huge multiplayer battles, An amazing accomplishment overall
Cons: The single-player story ends, Will laugh at every CPU and GPU thrown at it, No team deathmatch
Conclusion: Concept: Bring the PC juggernaut to consoles on the heels of the successful Crysis 2
Graphics: Poor draw distance, frequent pop-up, and a lack of anti-aliasing ensure that no one will mistake this modest port for the PC original
Sound: Sound bugs and poor transitions between environmental effects mar the experience
Playability: The controls move effortlessly onto the gamepad
Entertainment: This port may not look or sound like the highly regarded PC version, but the...