Excerpt: Before Crytek released Crysis on the PC in 2007, the development team had acknowledged their intent: to create a game so demanding of users' hardware that most high-end PCs at the time probably wouldn't be able to handle the game at maximum settings.
Summary: Any discussion of 2007's PC shooter Crysis inevitably turns to its graphics. It was--is--a beautiful game, boasting incredible technology that makes it one of the most lifelike adventures to date.
Pros: Vast, beautiful environments give the action lots of flexibility, Nanosuit powers make the shooting even more fun, Lots of enjoyable vehicles to drive, Great visuals and sound effects
Cons: Linear, more predictable final hours, Frustrating checkpoints
Excerpt: Back in its horsepower-pushing heyday, Crysis was notorious for being the game you could only run on the most tricked-out PC rigs. Four years and one sequel later, it's available on consoles as a budget download sporting a new engine.
Conclusion: Crysis on a console always seemed like a joke, but leave it to Crytek to take the task seriously. Content that didn't work was cut, a sensible controller scheme was implemented, and the visuals aren't too dissimilar from its recent sequel.
Excerpt: debuted on the PC back in 2007, and the hype surrounding the game’s graphical prowess is legendary. For the most part, the game delivered the goods and those running fast computers saw the best-looking production of the generation.
Excerpt: Back in 2007, Crysis felt like a game from the future. Running on a top-spec rig, no other game could compete. Hell, very few PCs could even run it at anything above medium settings, and even today the game is still being modded and tweaked to look more impressive.
Excerpt: In case you’ve been completely oblivious as to the happenings in the world of PC gaming for the past 20 months or so, Crysis is the title which was supposed to set the new standard for this generation of PC games.
Excerpt: Lest we forget: don’t judge books by their covers and don’t judge games by their graphics. Well, just their graphics. There’s no denying the tour de force of visual yum-yum that Crysis brings to the table.