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From the makers of Far Cry, Crysis offers FPS fans the best-looking, most highly-evolving gameplay, requiring the player to use adaptive tactics and total customization of weapons and armor to survive in dynamic, hostile environments.
Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. The ship generates an immense force sphere that freezes a vast portion of the island and drastically alters the global weather system. Now the US and North Korea must join forces to battle the alien menace. With hope rapidly fading, you must fight epic battles through tropical jungle, frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate Zero G showdown. Next-generation graphics that define state of the art, with scalable options to deliver solid performance on older machines Choose your own path through the open world of Crysis -- destroying obstacles, driving vehicles from VTOL's to boats and using the environment itself against your enemies Full-featured multiplayer for up to 32 players with real-time armor and weapons customization
From the makers of Far Cry, Crysis offers FPS fans the best-looking, most highly-evolving gameplay, requiring the player to use adaptive tactics and total customization of weapons and armor to survive in dynamic, hostile environments including Zero-G. Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea. All contact with the team is lost when the North Korean Government quickly seals off the area. The United States responds by dispatching an elite team of Delta Force Operators to recon the situation. As tension rises between the two nations, a massive alien ship reveals itself in the middle of the island. The ship generates an immense force sphere that freezes a vast portion of the island and drastically alters the global weather system. Now the US and North Korea must join forces to battle the alien menace. With hope rapidly fading, you must fight epic battles through tropical jungle, frozen landscapes, and finally into the heart of the alien ship itself for the ultimate Zero G showdown. FEATURES
- A unique three-act structure forces the player to use real-time armor and weapons customization to adapt constantly to an ever-changing world.
- Encounter a frightening and totally original alien species—they use their senses intelligently and work together to present the most challenging enemy yet in an FPS.
- Control of a variety of land, sea, and air vehicles including trucks, tanks, boats, and helicopters.
- Explore a living, dynamic world where earthquakes, breaking ice, landslides, and tornados pose an ever-present threat.
- 32-player multiplayer with real-time armor and weapons customization, plus an all-new multiplayer mode that combines player modification and tactical objectives.
- Emergent gameplay means that in-game actions affect future outcomes and give each player a unique experience.
- Highly robust and easy-to-use mod toolset allows players to create their own expansive levels for both multiplayer and single-player modes.
- The CryENGINE 2 engine delivers the most realistic environments, spectacular special effects, physics game engine, lighting system, and enemy Al.
- An epic story thrusts players into an ever-changing environment, forcing them to adapt their tactics and approach to conquer battlefields ranging from newly frozen jungle to zero-gravity alien environments
- The high-tech nano-suit augments your abilities on the battlefield in real time - Enhance their speed, strength, armor and cloaking abilities to approach situations in creative tactical ways
- Blow the opposition away with experimental weapons like the TAC launcher, discover alien technology and utlise custom ammunition from incendiary-tipped rounds to tactical munitions that can silently put foes to sleep
- Lifelike enemy AI challenges players -- assess a situation and approach it strategically, to be proactive & not reactive in the fight
- Battle a horrifying alien species in a true Zero-gravity environment, as players adapt to moving in Zero-G, contending with the recoil from their weapons and more
- Best Game Ever
I bought this game last month and I'm still playing with downloaded customs maps, I played it at high settings and it looks great, the enviroment is really cool, nice gameplay too. ...more info
- Some flaws/glitches.... but XBox 360 controller works quite well
UPDTAE: I was getting a horrible clicking sound from the DVD drive when this disc first started up. I upgraded the firmware and the clicking sound went away.
I had a hard time finding online a review/statement that said if the XBox 360 controller hooked up to the PC would work well with this game: it does. I still have to use 'z' for prone and 'j' for drop weapon, but just about everything else can be found on the controller. And before they say it: YES, most hardcore gamers could/do use the keyboard and perform certain functions faster than the XBox controller.
I did, however, find that flying the VTOL was much more responsive and easier with the keyboard.
Walking is slow, and sprinting is the equivalent of what walking should be. A hack for this and other traits is possible.
A lot of effort was put into the environment and the little things you tend to find here and there. I didn't find it too repetitive or blocky, though others may disagree.
More effort should have put into the the hit points and hit areas for the enemy. What I found:
- head shots do not always kill an enemy (aside from the sniper rifle),
- some enemy can take up to three or four clips of ammo to bring down, whereas the guy next to him goes down with a shot to the chest. Those that wear a beret or camo head gear take more shots to bring down, sometimes up to a dozen head shots,
- shooting the back of the head is nowhere near as effective as the face,
There is also some missing AI when it comes to you slowly walking up to a group of enemy in the pitch dark: they always see you coming, even if their back is turned. Not very realistic. You have to prone-crawl your way up to them in order to hide, or use the cloak. Basically, you could be 100 yards from the enemy in near-total darkness and they always have a bead on you, even if you are in heavy brush or behind a rock.
You could be prone in the middle of a wide dirt path in daylight and they would walk right by you.
The vehicles are nerfed quite a bit. Keyboard is easier to maneuver them. Better vehicle controls in Halo 1+2 with the controller than in this game.
The helicopters are way more durable than they need to be. An rpg can demolish a building, but do nothing to a helo? It takes two shoulder rockets to bring down a helo, and a glancing blow does not count, it has to be dead on. In one part, the doors open on a helo and you can launch a rifle grenade or throw one inside it and that will do the trick, but shooting a grenade at the underside does nothing.
The jellyfish-looking alien things are kind of lame, enough said there.
BLOCKING INTERNET REQUESTS:
Yes, you can block the game from connecting with EA and nothing will happen to your game. I use AVG, and have chosen to permanently block the game's request to access EA -- no problems with the game. I say this because some have written that you have to have an Internet connection to use the game... not so.
So, a lot has been put into the environment of the game, but some realistic interaction could be improved upon.
- A single player's perspective
I've never been one for multiplayer games, in a world full of competition, the last thing I want to do is come home at the end of the day to compete against more people.
The single player genre has been lacking of late, apart from a few gems (COD4). With a market dominated with online oriented games, crysis offered something that is becoming rarer and rarer - a refreshing character driven progressive story that isn't just tacked on to teach the player how to handle the multiplayer.
Crysis's storyline is thrilling and the hardships and events Nomad experiences as you move through the game keep you glued to your monitor. The AI is spot on and the NK troops genuinly seem to freak out when you fade back into the jungle after picking off a couple of there squad mates.
a definite must for those whose computers can handle the load...more info
- Its an ok game a bit complex though.
the game is complex, though it is alot of fun, but u need a good computer to run this game. I only have 2.6 GHZ core 2 duo with vista 64 bit operating system and 512mb graphics card and 4 gigs of ram, on my laptop and it runs good but i have to reduce the graphics a bit.
- Do not buy this game (unless you like to be frustrated)
It's unfortunate that this game is known as the first DX10 game made. It really doesn't say much for DX10. While the graphics are OK, this game simply requires too many resources to play it. Of the 5 people I've talked with face-to-face, their immediate response when I told them I bought the game was "Oh, the game you can only play with a supercomputer." No kidding! After changing every setting to low and struggling my way through most of the game, I finally got to the end of the game and it simply kept randomly freezing up, even after applying patch 1.2. This game has been fun to play at points, but frankly is very frustrating. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!...more info
- Best shooter I ever played, but has a few flaws
The short version is that this is the best shooter I ever played.
The longer version is that especially during the first half of the game, this provides an unprecedented experience. The graphics are great. The game play is great. There is not a frustrating moment in sight. Immersion is awesome. I never had as much of a feeling of "being there". Vehicles drive great. It is an experience you want to go on and on...
Unfortunately, the whole thing gets visible worse in the later part of the game, once you get inside the alien compound. First, you have no ammo, as you go through one of the most disorienting levels I ever played. So you end up literally punching the aliens if you happen to start out the level wrong.
Once you get out of there, things get chaotic and you just kinda blow your way through without much aiming. Then you get to a flying sequence that is borderline broken, the thing is so unresponsive. Aliens are flying around you, and it takes you 20 seconds to turn your ship around. Not fun. (A patch made this a little better but it is still like a low-budget, awful game mixed in for no real reason other than making the game longer perhaps). All of a sudden, random tornadoes creep up behind you and suck you in and there is nothing you can do about it. (And it will probably take you 5 or 10 attempts before you even realize what is going on. At first you think it is just random crashes).
In the later levels, the game also tends to leave you without much guidance or even misguidance. At one point you need to walk into a chamber. Over your comm system you hear "can your suit handle this level of radiation?", which your character confidently answers "yes it will". So you walk in, and - whack - you are dead. Too much radiation. What the...?!?
Luckily, the game automatically saves often and at fair spots. In addition, you can go to the menu and save anywhere you want. I felt that that was a great system. You don't quick-save all the time, but if you really do end up at a spot where you wish you could save yourself, you can.
I should also mention that the game crashes a lot, even with patch 1.2. I must have experienced 10+ blue-screens playing this game as well as a number of crashes to the desktop. I am not sure why, but it seems that is one characteristic that all German games share. Where is that German engineering?!? (I can say this, because I am from Europe myself :-)
This is still a great game and I had a blast. With better quality control and the game play fun staying up in the last 3rd of the game, this would have been a 5-star game no questions asked. As things stand, with the last parts of the game I remember having been bad, I am tempted to give it 3 stars, but 4 is more appropriate overall....more info
- Online is weird and single player was better.
I have a 8800 gtx and this game needs two for me online. Be ready to be dissappointed on many other machines that I have tried, my roomates and brothers. They have ati cards and it wont run sometimes or the framerate is really messed up. I liked the single player mode more than the multiplayer because it is more involved....more info
This game has turned out to be pretty addictive when playing. Time just slips away as you progress thru the game. Graphics are wonderful, levels interesting and once in awhile a little overwhelming until you try another approach to solving the level. All in all, a game that is worth the price, doesn't become boring, levels usually offer something new, and is just plain fun to play....more info
- As good as it can get
Exciting, interactive galore and runs on highest settings on my 3Ghz dual core processor with 3 GB ram and Nvidia 8800 card....more info
- No support
This game was great to play. Unfortunately the official patches refused to work. I can still play this game but only at original retail version.
EA has been no help at all. They really dont seem to care.
I will be avoiding EA games in the future. EA PC games just dont seem to work right anymore and Iam tired of wasting my money on games that wont work....more info
- Can I give it 6 stars?
This game is hands-down the best FPS ever ... and this is coming from a long-time Half Life fan. It's fun, surprising, extremely challenging. It has more of those "hold your breath" moments than any other I've played. My only complaint is that some of the screens are a bit too difficult ... especially on the hard setting that I used. Even the best gamers are going to get killed repeatedly before finally succeeding. It also requires gaming-quality CPU/graphics card. If you have anything less than a 9800GT, forgot about playing it on a decent resolution. ...more info
- Good, Almost Great Game
Good game, you are immersed in game play almost immediately, stunning graphics, good story line. This is a very fun game to play!
Now for the bad news...you have to have a pretty high end computer to play this game.
My system: Intel Core 2 Quad Processor, 4 Gig of Sdram, 768MB Nividia GeForce 9600GS Graphics Card, and a TB of hard disk...I still had problems in two areas of the game ( this was towards the end of the game while battling the aliens...against the N. Koreans no problems with highest graphic setting )
If not for those problems I would have given this Game 5 stars. These game designers need to learn how to give us cutting age games on systems that won't break the bank !!!!!
Anyway, if you can get this game to run on your system, you will really enjoy this game!!!!!...more info
- Fun so far
I am surprised at how well the game runs on my system. I have a 3.0 gHz P4HT, 3 Gb of system memory, and my video card is an nVidia 8600GT that has 512 MB onboard. I can run everything on high, at 1280, with no AA. I don't even notice the AA being off. The graphics more than compensate. The water and sky effects stand out for me. Some people focus on the foiliage graphics, but I don't think my system renders it like the developers had intended. My frame rate isn't the greatest, but I'm more than happy with the performance seing that my system is no where near top of the line. Based on my system's performance don't believe it when people say that you need the latest greatest PC to enjoy this game.
As far as the actual game play, I'm having fun. I'm no where near finishing it, but the features and gameplay have won me over already. I like the different nano suit options, and the fact that there isn't one set way to complete an objective. This game is very open ended which, for me, makes the game very replayable once I finish it. The only nitpick I have is that the NPC voice audio doesn't match their lip movements. It could be do to my system performance. I would expect a game of this stature to notice the small details like that. If any of you have the same issue please leave me a comment. I'd like to know if it is my system or the game itself....more info
- Crossroads of Fun and Technology
Crysis is...well, Crysis, I have never played a game like it.
Pros - Gorgeous graphics, environments are highly interactive, playing the game is alot of fun, customizable weapons, a very usefull nanosuit.
Cons - NEED A SUPERCOMPUTER!!!!!!!!!!
Touch on the last part, if you have a very good computer and are a fan of the FPS genre, then do not hesitate to get this game.
My new gaming PC had some problems running this game on high/very high settings @ 1280x1024 with 2xAA.
My computer specs are:
Nvidia 780i motherboard
Intel Q9650 @ 3.40 Ghz
Nvidia 280 GTX (Overclocked)
4GBs of RAM @ 800 Mhz
If you have a moderate PC then you can run this game, but be advised, the framerate is very inconsistant. If your PC barely meets the minimum speculations, forget about this game until you have a new computer.
The singleplayer in Crysis is the products main feature. It takes about 12 - 15 hours depending on the difficulty of play. The singleplayer is highly replayable because of the open level design. Crysis looks to set itself apart by its level design. You are not hauled down one hallway or specific path in this game, instead you are thrown into a sandbox where you can approach your objective as you see fit.
Another thing I like is the fact that the weapons are customizable. You can attach scopes, silencers, grenade launchers, lazer sights, flashlights, and even use differt types of amnunition. I ended up turning each of my weapons into somewhat of a sniper rifle, picking off soldiers at a distance.
The nanosuit is also a neat mechanic of the game. It has the settings of armor (soaks up damage from enemies), cloak (makes you invisible), speed (the use of this is obvious), and strength (allows super high jumps, super damaging punches, my personal favorite: throwing random things into enemys, or even picking them up). It further allows you to play the way you wish.
Finally, the AI in this game is quite good. They know how to use cover, and take cover when being shot at. They try also to outmanuver you. Though sometimes there are problems, overall the AI is good.
If you are buying Crysis for the multiplayer, buy Crysis: Warhead instead. The multiplayer has only five maps, and while it is very fun. It seems hindered by the small amount of maps. Crysis: Warhead, on the other hand has 26 maps, but its singleplayer is disappointing. It comes down to what you want in a game.
Graphics - 10/10
Gameplay - 10/10
Sound - 8/10
Multiplayer - 8/10
Value - 9/10
OVERALL - 9.5/10 - Outstanding...more info
- Most recent game to feel like PREDATOR...
A lot have been said about this great game. The feeling I get while playing this incredible game is that I am some kind of Predator but for good cases. I mean, there is nothing sweeter than killing a foe with your invisibility cloak engaged or jumping high with the maximum strength feature of your suit or running lightning fast with the maximum speed feature. This is the most close to real of any RECENT game as feeling like being a Predator like soldier is. ...more info
- Built for Intel / NVidia: My High-End AMD / ATI Doesn't play well
AMD Phenom Black Ed. 4 X 2.5ghz
4 Gig DDR2 4-4-4-12 @ 800mhz
Sapphire HD3800x 512 PCIE X16 DDR4
IN a full aluminum tower with 5 fans (overclocks under 42C)
I don't believe in spending $1000 for an equivilant Itell processor or $500 for an NVidia card! But this game, I swear, it's purpose is to not run on AMD / ATI and make gamers feel compelled to buy expensive, but no better, parts.
This game can't run smooth on High, much less Very High setings! I can run "The Witcher" "Bioshock" "Jericho" "Hellgate: London" all at the highest setting and never drop a frame, but this game stutters and spits.
Can't play the game, medium graphics are not up to par with PS2. I don't know what went wrong with the design of this game, but it's not special enough to condend with all the issues....more info
- Great until you have to fly
The game is a superb FPS until they have you fly. The controls are the worst I have seen in nearly 20 years of computer gaming. Complete failure of design. The enemy stays right behind you and you have very little control over the aircraft. Thankfully it only lasts a few minutes....more info
- not fun
not a very engaugeing game sub par graphics. Tryed several times to play and couldent hold my intrest, Ive played board games funner. ...more info
- Great game but my pc is bawling
I had been looking forward to this game. I downloaded the Demo and it was really good. All the reviews about the graphics are true...it is the best there is. That is also the problem with this game. It needs a high-tech PC for you to take full advantage of the high settings. Otherwise it will move like a slideshow. I got a single GeForce 8800 GTX and that is not nearly enough. It requires good Processor as well... quad core is best.
The game play was really buggy and i was tempted to give it a 3 but Crytek eventually released a couple service packs that fixed all the issues i had. So i decided to give the game play the full 5 stars. So check out the website www.nanosuit.com for updates.
I really love this game....more info
- Pisses me off to no end
I'm not a big fan of Crytek, if you can't tell by the title. Far Cry and Crysis both are games designed to need really expensive equipment to run, for no particular reason at all. Half Life 2: Episode 2 looks FAR better than this, along with the physics engine being better and less buggy, with good characters and story, and fun gameplay ideas. These are all things that Crysis lacks.
It's almost like Nvidia, ATI, and Intel are paying Crytek to make a game that computers can't run, just to sell hardware. I got through the first few hours of the game, and I couldn't even bear to play it any more after that, because it just wasn't any fun to play. I felt the same way about Far Cry.
Do yourself a favor and avoid playing this game. You'll save a lot of money upgrading your system to the required levels for this game to even look decent. There's hundreds of better games out there....more info
- A Thrill Ride FPS!
This game is really a intense and crazy fun game. You will feel like a super soldier most of the time and in a good way. You are a special forces troop wearing a super suit. You can enhance your speed and dash up to enemies then switch to armor mode to take more bullets, and then you can cloak and take out enemies predator style. There is no one way to play this game. Go stealthy or action hero, it is your choice. The engine looks amazing and I can see why it is so demanding on hardware. You have to have a (now in these days) a decent machine with a newer graphics card and at least a dual core CPU. You should also have at least 2 GB of RAM, which is overlooked a lot, especially on Vista machines. If you have the hardware and liked FPS with freedom to run around and dispose of enemies however you like, then you should try this game. It is truly a great experience....more info
This game worked fine on my sub-par machine with minimal slowdowns, excellent graphics, and no crashes.
The story is good and the characters are believable.
The problem is the game play. The graphics are nice but its jungle jungle jungle. The way I have to fight enemies is cloak, run to new location, fire at a couple, cloak again, run to a new location, fire at... ad infinitum. There is no other way to defeat enemies, unless you have it on easy. As previously mentioned the AI often responds inappropriately. It gets boring fast.
- Crysis Yeah!!!!
I just want to say, buy it, you wont be sorry. My only recommendation if you want to play the game at it's best, you will need a killer computer, ex: CPU quad core, 4 G RAM, at least an 8800 GT video card and Direct X 10 (Vista OS) with this type of computer you will be able to run Crysis at High settings on everything and you'll see what I mean....more info
- The best PC game ever.
This could be the best PC game ever! I only have the 8800GT video card, so I can't tell what it be look like if the game was using a 9800 series card. But it is lot of fun. ...more info
- Far Cry was MUCH better, but it was worth the Yard Sale $1
Let me start by saying I got this in a yard sale for $1. Yes, it is very demanding on your hardware so I played with most settings at low. Probably because of this I didn't think it looked better than Far Cry, and many ways much worse (I cranked up settings to high to check it out and the visuals still weren't polished like Far Cry).
The beginning missions were like some of the poorer sections of Far Cry (multiple paths but really not too many choices). The last sections were like Half-Life 2, so single pathed you feel like a dog on a leash. The different vehicles were fun, but none but the Humvee really felt real enough to make it really fun (helicopter was fair at best).
All in all, I'd say it was fun. Playability was average (why do the enemies see you in the dark and behind things?). In some areas the AI was really off, with the Koreans facing the wrong way as you mowed them down for 5 minutes. Felt very unpolished, but can be finished and didn't crash with the latest patches. Played on difficult, and the end was really challenging which required 20 replays in half a dozen spots.
Definitely worth the $1 I paid, if I paid up to $20 for it then I'd be happy. I'm going back to playing Far Cry with user generated maps, maybe I'll take it out again in 4 years when standard hardware can drive the game engine to its potential....more info
- Finest graphics, film-like immersion, adrenaline pouring FPS
Crysis is from the makers of FarCry. It uses a very similar engine, island design and science-fiction type atmosphere to produce what has to be one of the top edge-of-your-seat frenzied blasters ever. You play platoon member Nomad who wears a special Nano suit that gives him extraordinary powers such as maximum armour, strength and speed that allow him to behave in superhuman ways as he is sent to a mysterious island to find out why the local militia has started a hotbed of fighting over something unexplained from another dimension. Cue lots of mowing down trees with high calibre rifles to floating around inside extraterrestrial spacecraft trying to pick off shark-like aliens.
Crysis is a two part FPS starting off with island village raids, developing into full scale war maps to eventually become a science-fiction deep space boss beating battler. While it may start off a bit slow as the story progresses (and your guns get bigger) it takes some interesting turns and the graphics and virtually film-like in places. The design inside of the alien ship has to be best level design for any game, ever. In fact like FarCry it is the island and the spaceship that are the stars.
While Crysis is simply a must have for any FPS fan, especially those who enjoyed FarCry, it does have some failings. The first is that the graphics are so overkill even on a high-end machine with the latest tech you will not be able to run some parts on anything more than medium settings, especially the cut scenes and the end boss battle. Even on a quad-core with an 8800 card only SLI will stand a chance at greater than medium settings for certain parts. So quite simply many people will not be able to play Crysis and no one has played it on the very highest settings because those PCs are not on the market. The other failing is that for some reason the first quarter of the game is quite boring as you just seem to be raiding village after village doing the same stuff over and over again. It takes a few levels, maybe 4, before Crysis actually kicks in.
All in all this is a well made FPS game with lots of new ideas, many features to come to terms with and replay value. FPS lovers shouldn't hold back on trying to play Crysis, the question is if the world was really ready for it but when it will be Crysis will go down as a game that showed that there are no limits to how the FPS can evolve.
The alien ship
Guns and Nano suit
High spec requirements are beyond even the best of PCs
Boring 1st quarter
AI underperformance at times...more info
- Terrific game but disappointing ending
Short and sweet: this game is one of the best shooters I've played as far as realism, suspense, and action. The story line is also great, and the whole thing hangs together very well as a complete experience. My only disappointment was the ending, which was annoying and anticlimactic. That means that 95% of the time spent playing is well rewarded, so overall I highly recommend the game....more info