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Genre: Action & Shooter / Video Game for Windows XP / Suitable for 18 years and over / Release Date: 2007-11-16 / Published by Electronic Arts

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      21.04.2013 00:38
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      would reccomend this game to people who like sci-fi and combat games.

      This is a game which in my opinion that you can keep on playing because of the fact that it is easy to mod, the items like weapon mods can be placed directly into the game folder and the game loads the content automatically. I like the fact that with this game today you still need a higher end graphics card to get the best out of it. This gets even better when you find all of the high quality textures mods that are out there. The futuristic setting of Crysis really sets this game apart from the competition, and the fact that the game gradually introduces you into the futuristic elements, as well as the alien elements. The nanosuit is an excellent feature which offers a new dimension to combat with multiple routes being open to you to complete your mission. i especially like the change of environments part way through the game from a tropical area into a ice age climate which offers drastically different style of combat.

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        18.03.2012 12:45

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        Outstanding game!

        When I got this game the first thing I wanted to see was how good the graphics were as they looked very detailed. I downloaded it onto my computer which was very easy to do and took no time at all. I started the game up and went straight into the settings to put the graphics to he highest possible, when I then played the game I was blown away the picture quality was amazing everything had so much detail. The campaign is very good and has a good story line and is very interesting and you just keep playing more as its very gripping. The game has a lot of different guns and suit powers which add another dimension to this already great game. The online game play is the best though as the lobby you play in can fit up to 32 people and when playing on a big map this is good fun and gets very competitive. There is plenty of maps and game modes to mess around on and just have some great fun. You will need a fast processor and a good graphics card and at least 4GB's of RAM for this game to run smoothly! 10/10 if you don't have this game yet then you must get it, its a must buy its just amazing!

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        28.04.2011 01:49
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        Everyone should play this game

        I got this game when it first came out. The reviews promised it was the most amazing game around both in graphics and gameplay and I did expect that from the guys who also bring us the FarCry series. Well, I'm sure it was a good game but my poor little PC struggled to even make it at medium settings. It was a great game to play through but the low settings meant I missed alot of the detail that really sets this game apart from others. So now I make the return journey and it was well worth the wait. Having not touched it for so long it was like playing a new game and now I could see if it was worth the hype. The game is of the first person shooter (fps) type and stems around you as part of an elite team sent in to rescue a team of archaeologists trapped on an island over run with North Koreans....and Aliens. What differs from most FPS games is you, well specifically the suit of armour you have. In the game you can switch to enhance; strength, speed, invisbility and armour. There's a separate 'life' gauge for these functions that runs down as you use up that ability. This adds a great dimension to the gameplay since you have different options of taking on the enemy. The game has a film quality to it and the cut scenes are really well put together. I'm not going to reveal the whole story but right from the start you get to see what the fuss is all about as you skydive down to the island and land on the beach. That has to be one of the best openings similar to MOD Frontline when you storm the beaches. It's a testament to Crytek and the Crysis engine that this game still looks so good even today. It was so far ahead of the curve. The animation and music is spot on with great character movement and attention to detail in the weaponry. The map design is what makes a good FPS and the maps in Crysis are really very good. COD good. The detail in the environment is also excellent with you being able to inflict some environmental damage. Ever wanted to cut a tree in half with bullets? You can. I really enjoyed coming back to Crysis and now the technology has caught up with the game I would recommend people to check it out and enjoy it fully. (if you don't like using the keyboard and mouse then you can always plug in an xbox controller as there are pre-configured controls for it)

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        14.08.2010 21:40

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        Brill innit

        This is one of the best games I have ever played. The graphics are absolutely amazing unlike anything you can get on consoles like the Xbox 360. You play as the character nomad part of an elite us Special Forces unit. The unit is aided by the nano suit. The nano suit has four modes which are basically like superpowers that use the suits energy armor, speed, strength and cloak. You can also modify your weapon depending on the way you play the game. Single player is fun and a reasonable length with different missions that allow you to utilize vehicles like tanks trucks and VTOLs. Multiplayer has two modes; instant action (like a cod free for all with the nano suit) and power struggle where you earn points to buy new weapons and vehicles and eventually destroy the enemy base using a super weapon (tactical nuke) A word of advice; to run this game at a playable frame rate at high or ultra settings you will need a good graphics card or wait until March for crysis 2 to come out.

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        30.05.2010 10:29
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        Try it out if you think you can, you won't be dissapointed.

        Crysis is an open-ended first-person shooter game with many ways to meet objectives. The player controls a special forces soldier codenamed Nomad whose weapons can be customized without pausing the flow of time, for example changing firing modes, changing scopes or adding sound suppressors. The player is also capable of selecting various modes in Nomad's military prototype "Nano Suit" which draw power from the suit's energy. One of four modes can be selected: Armour deflects damage and recharges the suit's energy faster; Strength allows stronger hand-to-hand combat, the ability to throw objects and enemies with deadly force, higher jumps, steadier aiming and reduced weapon recoil; Speed increases running and swimming speed, as well as other forms of motion; and Cloak renders Nomad almost completely invisible and suppresses movement noise. I think Crysis is a great game, but a very hungry one. It has been the defining benchmark on gamer's PCs since it's release, 3 years ago. So, yes, you will need a reasonably high-end PC to be able to enjoy Crysis. In the game, you will meet Koreans protecting a quarry, which you must infiltrate. Even with all your suit's powers, the challenge is quite a difficult one, especially with the short energy bar. You will also come across Alien like creatures, which to be honest, made me jump a few times, especially in the alien tunnels. So, overall Crysis is an awesome game, with its new take on FPS which is very interesting, and it makes the game very playable.

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        12.02.2010 21:43
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        I love this game

        Bought this game a little while ago, have been playing it for about a month now and Im very impressed so far, the graphics, detail and payability seem really involved. The acting voices are very convincing as well with how they talk to each other, The storyline so far from what I gather is that aliens have landed on this island (modelled on a real island I might mention) and you're there to destory them and get through the koreans who are trying to cover it up. Its a very large scale map with lots of different routes you can take to get to where you want. You wear a nanosuit which enables you to choose one special skill at a time; Invisibility, Strength, Armour, Speed and another one i cant remember harware requirements you need an up to date computer to run this game to the max, HD resolution anti aliasing turned up and object quality set to high will gut frame rates in half if not more and really test you PC spec. Im running an i7 860 with 4GB RAm and a radeon 5850 graphics card and mine will struggle on full detail, but at low resoltion with AA turned off, should run fine on most PC's Overall would recommend this game

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        28.01.2010 02:06
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        5 stars.

        Crysis is the defining game between pc enthusiasts and is used as a benchmark on modern gaming systems, even today, three years after the original release date. Gameplay ----- ----- ----- ----- The gameplay aspect of Crysis often gets neglected in reviews due to the obvious technical merits of the game, but don't let that fool you, the gameplay is also to an extremely high standard. It plays like any traditional shooter, a good range of weaponry, very sophisticated AI pathing and responses to your actions. The difference is shown in the nano suit technology that you as the protagonist wear. You have the option of super speed, shield power, super strength or stealth. Different situations are presented to you in the game that never explicitly require one of the skills, but allow you to choose based on your gameplay preference and skill. Visuals ----- ----- ----- ----- There is a reason why this game is just so intensive on PCs, the visuals are stunning. A beautiful combination of realistic forested patches and beached areas, that later in the game transitions to snow and bizarre scenes which I won't go into to avoid spoilers. Just rest assured this entire game is a feast for the eyes and you will often find it hard to believe what you are seeing is just a game. Conclusion ----- ----- ----- ----- Overall the combination of extremely lifelike visuals and enjoyable gameplay make this a must have game if your PC can handle the specification requirements.

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          22.10.2009 18:09

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          Generaly a fun game to play

          This game was meant to be the game of the year, the most genre defining game you have played. However it failed to pull that out the bag. This game does have some really amazing good bits however it was let down by the computer AI being poor and however on the plus side the graphicsa nd Physics engine were really good. The game is a science fiction story based on the discovery of a spacecraft in the Phillipines. You are an enhanced soldier in his super suit, as I am gonna call it, who was sent out first to go investigate the situation. The suit gives you several awesome powers such as super speed, strength and a cloaking mechanism. The game is meant to be open ended and so you have various ways to complete missions. the in game graphics are amazing as we should all know and the game computer AI is not as good as it should be. However this game is still really fun to play, and defiantely a prize winner for graphics. The AI and other game problems are not that big a deal only small things you can get over when you look at how good the rest the game is.

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          20.09.2009 14:30
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          The best in PC gaming is offset by some of the worsed!

          This game has to be one of the most talked about PC games of recent years and it still generates lots of banter across the internet, on hardware forums and the like. So I thought I would add my thoughts on the subject. One of the first things to realise is that from a hardware point of view this game is optimised for Nvidia GPU's. Put simply this game is going to run that much better on a system using Nvidia graphics cards. I don't know why and I can't say I'm that bothered and here is why. The game is a disappointment, after all the hype I was expecting a polished FPS with more bells and whistles than a little but no, what do we get? Flashy graphics yes, but the AI is so awful. It is actually laughable. No doubt in my mind the graphics are impressive but the enemy's are so terribly programmed that you can run rings around them easily. From a hardware point of view this game is very intensive on your available resources. You need a relatively high end system to make sure this game is playable. My Q9650 is at 4GHz with 2 over-clocked 4890 GPU's and I average in the 50FPS area at 1920x1200 resolution. To be honest, I would give this game a run through but do not expext the best FPS ever because this is not it.

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          05.09.2009 14:40

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          Needs a lot to run, but a good game

          Crysis is a game that was developed by Crytek, the same team behind the brilliant game Far Cry. Much hype surrounded this game's release, particularly in relation to the stupendously high system requirements needed to play the game, and resultingly the superb graphics and general presentation. It's a typical science fiction story in which an alien spacecraft is discovered in the Phillipines. You play a man sent to investigate - United States Delta Force operator Jake Dunn - and you are also kitted out in a special suit that gives you numerous rather awesome augmentations, such as super-speed, super strength, and even a temporary cloaking mechanism. This is all too useful, considering the North Koreans show up and aren't too pleased, and of course, the alien entities that emerge from the ship also are rather hostile little beasties. Much like Far Cry, Crysis puts an emphasis on being open-ended, and allowing the player numerous ways to complete their mission objectives. The map is HUGE, and thanks to the visuals, offers some wonderful sights of beaches and long, expansive vistas which, of course, you'll probably blow to smithereens most of the time. The non-linear aspect is enhanced somewhat by the suit your character wears - it means you can be evasive and use your invisibility to hide from enemies, or simply dive in with a gun and blow everyone to Hell. This is compounded by some very clever AI that won't make it easy for you - they will remember where you last stood, and will patrol around nervously for a long time after you make an appearance. Crysis is undoubtedly a fun gaming, but I found myself rather bewildered by the brutal system requirements needed to play the game to even a good standard. It means casual gamers are going to have a hard time playing it at anything over 20FPS, and even then, you seem to need a Nuclear Power Station just to run the damn thing. That said, if you can run it well, you'll get an exciting and refreshingly open FPS that doesn't really justify its running cost, and is definitely overrated, but nevertheless quite a fun little shooter.

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          25.08.2009 15:42

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          Excellent graphics & gameplay making one of the FPS tyet

          Despite having an average comupter in relation to todays high end hardware, my computer with its AMD X2 5000+ processor and 8600 GT graphics card can play this game at all meduim settings, just. Despite its high specifications, if you tear past the high numbers on the back of the box, you will find an outstanding game which revolutionises both graphics and gameplay of the modern pc game. The open world is truly just that, an open worl where you can take whatever route you choose in order to complete a task and as a result making the gameplay outstanding. The weapon choice is average however you can drive any vehvile with a wheel in it including jeeps, boat and even helicopters!! The sound is excellent notabley when in a fight and after the 20 hours single player mode, you'll find lots to do the second, third and even fourth time around. Small improvements could be made in the enemy Ai however this game for anyone who love their FPS, should be a must buy, pronto.

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          06.08.2009 12:24
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          Fun for a while, but quickly loses its appeal

          Crysis was the game that was to change our perceptions of what a computer game could be. Massively hyped, this game was to deliver it all; unfortunately it failed to do that. Don't get me wrong, the game has its positive points; some aspects of the game are truly amazing; but the negatives detract from what would otherwise be a masterpiece of modern gaming and create something which is average at best. I begin with the positive aspects of the game, one of the most obvious of which is the graphics. What Crysis does fantastically is to present the most realistic graphics I have seen in a game to date. This inevitably requires a mammoth of a computer to run at highest settings, but even at low settings it looks just as good as most other first person shooters of the time. Of course pretty graphics aren't everything; what's the point of looking realistic if it doesn't play realistic? This is where the physics come in, in my opinion the finest aspect of the game. In Crysis you are not limited to how you deal with a situation simply because everything in the game world can be destroyed. In one scenario I opted for a stealthy approach, picking off people from a distance. I then turned on my camouflage suit and crept in to kill the people I hadn't before. I then replayed the scenario. I once again started off stealthily by cutting down a tree to block the road and prevent reinforcements from arriving, but once I'd done this it was all guns blazing. Knowing that the enemy were inside a building, a turned on strength mode and punched a jeep through the side of the building. That's right, I punched a jeep. I then shot the fuel tank on the jeep, exploding it and sending pieces of building and body miles in every direction. As this description hopefully shows, the physics are very fun indeed and create a dynamic approach I've never before seen in a game. Another positive point is that your weapons can be customised to suit your needs. Sniper scopes on shotguns are useless, but interesting to have. When combined with your four suit powers you are presented with even more unique ways to deal with a situation. Given all of this you might be wondering why the game was a let down. The answer lies in terrible AI and a less than enthralling story line. The story could have been lifted out of almost any 80s movie, and the dialogue likely came from the very same place. One redeeming feature is that in the hardest difficulty the enemy speaks Korean as opposed to cheese, but to get to that skill level you'll have to have practiced in the lower difficulties. When this awful dialogue is combined with an AI that runs straight into gunfire before turning its back and walking casually away, your immersive experience is shattered. Thankfully the game comes with an easy to use level editor that lets you drop into your creation in windowed mode without loading the game up. You can load the game's levels up and play with the physics and look at the pretty graphics from there without having to worry about horrible dialogue and amateur story telling. Crysis is a game half finished. The design team have obviously focused on all the awesome innovative features to the detriment of those that make a good game good.

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          18.07.2009 16:27
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          One of the PCs finest.

          Crysis was one of the most anticipated PC games I can remember, hype levels were through the roof after seeing the amazing demos, I couldn't wait to get my hands on the game! The story of the game is rather basic and throwaway, basically you fight the Koreans and oh look they've thrown in some aliens, not great but I've yet to experience an FPS with a truly deep and involving story. The gameplay here at a glance is nothing special, its a normal FPS, move the mouse around to aim and right click to look down the weapon sites. On further examination there are so many ways to play this, you are equipped with a high tech nano suit with different modes, speed mode which lets you whizz around, armour mode which lets you take more bullets from enemies, strength mode is great fun, enemy hiding in a building? Not a problem punch the building down! It lets you jump higher too. Cloak mode has to be my favourite, think of the movie Predator, it is time limited but sneaking up on people and taking them out silently is very satisfying. However you want to play this game, with the nano suit you can! You can also customize your guns with silencers, sights and so on which makes it easy to customize your guns for how you want to play aswell. The graphics in this game are astonishing, almost as good as the tech demos we were shown, at very high settings using Direct X 10 its a masterpiece, everything is pin sharp and as close to photorealism as you're likely to see in a game. Seriously if you thought your Xbox games looked good after you see this you'll know otherwise! You will need a pretty beefy PC to keep this game running at good FPS. If you have a good PC you definitely need to try out this game.

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          05.06.2009 18:21

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          A great game

          Cysis is a simply amazing game - the graphics are superb and for this reason you need a really top end PC to play it - even on the lowest settings the game looks brilliant and eats up all of your processing power, RAM and graphics memory. The gameplay is smooth, easy to learn and has very few bugs. The slightly open world (but not on the same scale to GTA or Mercenaries) is good as it allows you to plot your own route to get to destinations and do exactly what you want to complete your tasks. The majority of the missions are original, very fun and take quite a while to complete - there are however some very tedious levels and some times when the gameplay is much harder than the rest of the gameplay (eg. on easy everything is easy except a few bits). Overall, if you have a computer that is capable of running Crysis you should look into it and also have a look at the Crysis Warhead expansion pack - the game is amazing with only a few flaws.

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          19.05.2009 19:01
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          Best Game Ever!

          WOW this is the best game I have ever played! After reading that I needed a pc equivalent of a nuclear reactor to play this I was very pleasantly surprised to discover that my mid range PC copes with it brilliantly! (3.4Ghz Dual Core, 3GB ram, ATI 3850) The graphics are fantastic, I think mine are more or less set to medium, and it still looks amazing. And then there's the gameplay which is superb with a massive variety from huge tank battles to sniping aliens. What more could you want? The combination of graphics and gameplay create an amazing atmosphere which is very immersive and lets you feel the tension. I have only played the single player campaign which is quite short but intense with a massive variety. If the multiplayer is anywhere near as good as single player then it will also be great. The only thing I would say is that it is not always entirely clear exactly what to do and I found myself looking up guide on the internet several times.

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