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"Awesome Graphics"
4 stars"

The metal box made me buy this game. I knew nothing about this game other than it has the most incredible graphics, yet the box is so cool, that I couldn't restrain myself from getting it.

Anyway. Review.

The most obvious thing to note about this game is the graphics. I have to run this game on a mac laptop, so I have to turn all settings to low. But even still, the graphics are incredible.

Gameplay-wise, it is quite revolutionary. The adapt to survive idea is fantastic. That suit is great fun to use and sneaking up on someone with cloak-mode turned on, giving him a surprise and seeing the reaction of the guy as you suddenly bash him in the face with strength mode is very hilarious.

The first part of the game is very fun and extremely well made. Killing people in different environments, and different situations is exciting. However, once the aliens come, it becomes impossibly difficult, and eventually, overdone, and tedious. The last few missions are terribly made, and the end is very stereotypical.

Also, the first part of the story is believable. But the last few missions just ruined it.

Online can get boring very quickly, as there are only 2 game modes.

So, as a whole, I gave this game a 4 star rating. The fun bits are indeed very fun. But the rest is really not so fun. In fact, frustrating.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Incredible FPS"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Crysis will no doubt pickup dozens of game of the year rewards; but it absolutely deserves them. This incredible game has the best real-time rendering visuals known to man. The gameplay is solid, sound is awesome, AI is quite good and multilayer isn't bad either, not to mention the whole epic-ness of this game is incredible. While it might be a joy to look at, Crysis really does eat your PC for breakfast. So your going to need a good rig to be able to play this game. Although I was impressed with my aging system. AM2 3800+, 2Gb Gskill RAM, X1950pro @ 1280×1024 no AA, all setting on medium besides Shadows; and I can get a very playable game with 20–40FPS. Sure it slows down in high-action, but playable none the less.

If your a PC gamer with a solid rig, buy this game. You won't regret it.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
"Very cool game!"
4 stars"

Very fun and exciting game, beautiful detailed landscape and scenery.


  • Excellent effects
  • Fun cars and vehicles to drive
  • Extremely detailed graphics, looks very real
  • Excellent powers and missions


  • VERY demanding game (I have a 512 8600gt and can run on medium)
  • A few glitches here and there.

Id say 4 stars!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Must buy, if over-hyped."
4 stars"

Well I just completed Crysis and thought I'd add my 2 cents.


  • Beautiful graphics.
  • Engaging storyline.
  • Excellent “Call of Duty” use of team mates and cinematic cut-scenes.
  • Great weapon models and customization.
  • Nano-suit feature works exceptionally well without making one “godly” or over-powered and adds well to game play.
  • Great A.I
  • Amazing and engrossing art design.
  • Enemy cussing…heh.
  • Some great “sandbox” level design allowing replay value.


  • Resource hog.
  • Vehicles feel clumsy to drive and are almost “god-like” in the early game mowing down enemies far to easily imo.
  • The “Team America” theme is a bit old.
  • Spawn of enemies once a “base” is aggroed.
  • Not many weapon choices or variation other than customization which, while nice, becomes largely redundant once the ideal mods are found for each weapon.
  • Same old boring weapon hierarchy.
  • In game glitches such as enemies not reacting, sniper shots generating endless re-spawns unless a checkpoint has been triggered, corner gathering, etc, etc.
  • Fizzles out after the first 50–60% becoming linear.
  • Personally I would have preferred to stay in the jungle for the whole game.Evil aliens or demons invading the earth is getting a tad old-hat (Doom anyone?).

To conclude I throughly enjoyed Crysis and rate it as the best looking game I've played for quite some time.

Crytek have really cemented their place as a developer to be reckoned with and while I honestly think the game is superb in many ways it certainly won't make all of you jump out of your chairs with mantras of “best game ever made!!” especially if you have played FPS for 10 or more years as in the end I found it lacked over-all originality.

I think Bioshock is easily more deserving of any game of the year titles purely for being truly original while still looking gorgeous.

Regardless Crysis is a technological tour de force and easily a “must-have” for any serious FPS fan.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Looks good... and that's it."
3 stars"

I favour a decent game over pretty lights and scenery but I couldn't resist giving Crysis a try. Yes it did have amazing graphics but the game itself just went downhill as you progress. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was fantastic sneaking over the island, having fun with the different suit abilities, and enjoying the visuals. Pretty soon the term “sandbox” goes out the window though. In fact everything does.

The missions become increasingly repetitive. Any kind of autonomy goes out the window and you're following the single path you're allowed. Even using the suit becomes a chore. I had to force myself to find novel ways of using it because it's too easy to turn invisible, find a target, shoot, turn invisible again. Even that soon just turned into leaving it in armour mode and forgetting it.

By the time you come across guys standing around with mini-guns any pretence at being engrossed in a storyline is gone too. I cringed more times than I could count. The final mission is a joke. Even the nano-suit seems to go from being invincible to paper thin to help the plot.

I'll just quickly say: the vehicles all sucked, the weapons were dull at best (a plain shotgun and rifle are the best weapons), the aliens were hopeless, the AI wasn't too smart and it all finished far too soon. Perhaps that last one was a good thing.

I still give it 3 stars because the graphics do look awesome and I'd say the first half of the game is enjoyable. If they dropped the aliens and made a better time of roaming the island it would've been a great game.

0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
"Fun game... for a while."
3 stars"

Crysis is a great game, right up until the final third begins. From then on, the game's formula changes. It goes from being a great sandbox shooter, to being just another on-rails, scripted shooter. The final part of the game is so bad and so disappointing, that it's almost hard not to hate the entire game for it.

I had an incredible amount of fun during the first 2 thirds, and then it was all ruined.

I sort of want my money back…


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.

The Crysis Special Edition contains:
  • Special Packaging
  • 16 page art book
  • Bonus vehicle unlock
  • Soundtrack CD
  • Bonus DVD with 'making of 'game
  • Interviews with producers

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.

  • 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.

System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements
OS – Windows XP or Windows Vista
Processor – 2.8 GHz or faster (XP) or 3.2 GHz or faster* (Vista)
Memory – 1.0 GB RAM (XP) or 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
Video Card –256 MB**
Hard Drive – 12GB
Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible

* Supported Processors: Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, Intel Core 2.0 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or faster, AMD Athlon 2800+ (3200+ for Vista) or faster.

** Supported chipsets: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT or greater; ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista) or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Integrated chipsets are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.

Recommended System Requirements
OS – Windows XP / Vista
Processor – Intel Core 2 DUO @ 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+
Memory – 2.0 GB RAM
GPU – NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS/640 or similar
Release date NZ
November 23rd, 2007
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