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: 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.
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...
Excerpt: You gotta love it when someone says that a certain something sets a standard that’s so high that it can’t “possibly be done on consoles”. No, I’m not talking about Battlefield 3. I’m talking about Crysis. When the first-person Crytek-developed shooter came out in 2007, the team said that the game ran on such a high-end basis that it could never, ever work on a console.
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: Remember the first-person-shooter frenzy of 2004? In one year, Far Cry , Half-Life 2 , Halo 2 , and Doom 3 all wowed us with never-before-seen graphics, physics, and storytelling. Many gamers this year must be feeling déjà vu, because we’ve seen Halo 3 , Bioshock , Call of Duty 4 , and now, Crysis . Crysis is another shooter from Crytek, the German developers behind Far Cry .
Excerpt: Name: Crysis Genre: First Person Shooter Platform: Windows PC Crytek studio's first game was the impressive Far Cry . It successfully delivered large, open areas and a top of the line graphics system. A horrendous plot and bland, run-of-the-mill multiplayer stopped it from achieving the popularity it was hyped to reach. That didn't stop Ubisoft from re-releasing it in many forms for every platform.