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System: Xbox 360, PC, PS3
Dev: Crytek
Pub: Electronic Arts
Release: February 19, 2013
Players: 1-16
Screen Resolution: 480p-1080p Blood, Strong Language, Violence

Interestingly, it’s the nanosuit-wearing hunters who must be most aggressive. While their objective is to kill all ten (fourteen on PC) of the CELL operatives, those operatives need merely survive for the duration of the match: two minutes, during which they accrue points at regular intervals for bare survival. The stringent time-limit and target-rich environment promotes a faster, more assertive form of predatory stealth over the typical cautious stalking that most other stealth action games favor.

Crysis 3 Screenshot

Through it all, Crysis 3 remains a gorgeous game. I’m not speaking merely of the engine, either, which is the same CryEngine 3 that made Crysis 2 so spectacular. It’s been fine-tuned, surely, but this is the same edition of the engine. The most impressive visual element of Crysis 3, though, is the environmental design, which features a fluid mix of urban, industrial, and rainforest-like environs. The dam level that we were shown showcased this beautifully, with the concrete and steel of the dam and its various accoutrements contrasting, yet blending naturally, with the forest that Prophet zip-lines into after detonating charges he’s placed on the dam’s structural keystones.

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Will Prophet succeed in his quest for vengeance? Will Crysis 3 run on my computer? If it does, will I see you (or miss you, as it were) online, in Hunter mode? The answers to these questions and more are coming next month, when Crysis 3 hits shelves and non-Steam digital retailers.

Shelby Reiches
Lead Contributor
Date: January 16, 2013

Game Features:

  • Seven Wonders of the Urban Rainforest - New York City has been contained in a giant nanodome and grown into a unique rainforest with seven distinct environments. Master the ultimate sandbox and turn it into your own personal hunting ground.
  • Assess, Adapt, and Attack - Crysis's highly-acclaimed sandbox gameplay is back with more open levels to let players choose their path and approach. Your upgraded Nanosuit allows brute force or stealth, always giving you more than one option.
  • Expanded Multiplayer - Experiment with new ways to customize your Nanosuit and brand new game modes.
  • The Biggest and Most Explosive Arsenal in Franchise History - In addition to giving you an arsenal of human firearms, Crysis 3 lets you scavenge alien weapons and deploy an all-new signature bow

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