Excerpt: My boss comes to me and says, hey check out Crysis for Xbox 360. Well did we not do a write up on the spectacular and at the time PC only game back in 2008 or so? Yes, in fact we did. So it was with a little trepidation that I went into play and review mode. After all I loved and still do love the original game Crysis. Would the game suffer being put into a console version?
Conclusion: As a budget title available for download over Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, Crysis simply soars. It’s worth noting that the multiplayer component has been removed, but then you can’t have everything. It’s purely as a single-player adventure then that the game will be experienced, and what an experience it is, allowing players access to a beautiful and tense world full of character.
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. For some, its excellence as a shooter is secondary, which is too bad: Crysis is a fun and challenging game that doesn't rely on its technological wonders to make an impact.
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: To play this acclaimed first-person shooter back in 2007, you had to drop thousands of dollars on a fully loaded PC. Now you need just 20 bucks and an Xbox 360 (where it’s available on Games on Demand). Crysis isn't the be-all end-all sci-fi epic that some folks have made it out to be, but its beautiful open levels and constant sense of tactical freedom make it an extraordinarily flexible game.
Pros: + Super-powered armor and stealth; attractive sprawling jungles that allow effective use of both., + Relatively smart enemies who don't mysteriously forget you just ventilated their pals.
Cons: ? Why is blood turned off in the options by default?
Conclusion: Also no shortage of enemies to throw off ledges and mountains is a plus as well. Sound quality is top notch graphics are great except for a few technical issues. It is a solid FPS and shouldn't be missed by anyone who is a fan of the FPS genre. 8/10 PS: I wish they would of added the multiplayer component from the PC version. But I guess beggars can't be choosers.
Conclusion: Now this is how you re-release a game and hopefully maybe more developers will look to their PC catalogue, look at potential 360 Marketplace sales, and hook an old game up with a new engine. S.T.A.L.K.E.R., we're looking at you. Crysis isn't perfect and it does have a few issues, but playing it really has been pleasurable in ways not known to other console games of the genre. This reviewer prefers it to Crysis 2, which is rather unfortunate when you think about it.
Summary: No one will doubt if i say that way back in 2007, the most demanding PC game available in the market was Cryrtek's CRYSIS. It was next to impossible to push the game to its maximum performance, no matter how good gamers GPU was. Critics at that time praised the game, and many considered it to be the best first person shooter.
Excerpt: Ich kann mich noch genau daran erinnern: Als Crysis 2007 rauskam, wollte ich es unbedingt spielen. Es hat überall Top-Wertungen eingefahren. Die Kollegen berichteten mir fasziniert von der Grafik und den spielerischen Möglichkeiten. Doch als ich den Ego-Shooter dann auf meinem heimischen Rechner installierte, verkam der lustige Ballerabend zur Dia-Show. Crysis war nämlich eines dieser Spiele, die der Hardware meilenweit voraus waren.