Crysis Review
Xbox 360 | PS3
Crysis Box Art
System: Xbox 360, PS3
Dev: Crytek
Pub: Electronic Arts
Release: October 04, 2011
Players: 1
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Strong Language, Violence

Even the nanosuit operates exactly the same as you remember it, and if you played Crysis before, you will probably use the exact same build you used last time. The only new feature this game supposedly has is "new lighting effects," but in actuality, I haven't noticed any. I've noticed that the explosions are a bit bigger and more colorful, but considering the rest of the game feels smaller, I figured that was just my brain dealing with the new sense of scope.

Crysis Screenshot

Now if I haven't made this blatantly clear by now, Crysis on consoles is really nothing more than the original game with the graphics turned down. There isn't much reason for PC veterans that have already played the game to get it again. But if you've never played the original and you don't have a PC, this game is a steal at twenty dollars. Sure, it looks worse than the PC version, but you won't have the PC version to compare it to. The game feels smaller, but it's still rather big for a console release. There's a bit of slowdown, but not enough to ruin the gameplay experience.


Simply put, if you aren't comparing it to anything, it feels like a decently competent FPS for the modern day, and it's certainly one that's worth the twenty dollars. Just don't go spoiling it for yourself by looking at HD videos of the original PC version on YouTube.

By Angelo M. D'Argenio
CCC Contributing Writer

Graphics are a step down from those of the PC version, but they're still pretty good.
Dual analog sticks are always inferior to keyboard and mouse, but it works well enough.
Music / Sound FX / Voice Acting
The voices and music weren't that good in the original, and they aren't that good now. But they don't ruin the game or anything.
Play Value
20 bucks for an underappreciated classic? Sure!
Overall Rating - Good
Not an average. See Rating legend below for a final score breakdown.
Review Rating Legend
0.1 - 1.9 = Avoid 2.5 - 2.9 = Average 3.5 - 3.9 = Good 4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy
2.0 - 2.4 = Poor 3.0 - 3.4 = Fair 4.0 - 4.4 = Great 5.0 = The Best

Game 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.

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