CRYSIS

Crysis was released November 13, 2007 by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Crytek Budapest. Crysis is a first person shooter.

This game uses disc checks and SecurOM, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255).

The game is based in a future where a massive ancient space alien-constructed structure has been discovered buried inside a mountain on an island in the fictional Lingshan Islands, near the coast of the East Philippines. Like other Crytek games there is no single way to play the campaign.

The player controls a Delta Force operator codenamed Nomad. As the player move along the game provides some elements to learn the controls which is increasingly common in many action games.

The player’s weapons can be customized dynamically, for example, changing firing modes, changing scopes or adding sound suppressors. As play goes on, the player may use any one of a number of guns found on the ground. Sometimes the guns from the fallen are distant and may be hidden in the foliage making it more challenging to find it.

The player is equipped with a special nanosuit that provides many special enhancements. When the suit’s energy is depleted, no modes can be used and the player is more vulnerable to damage before the suit recharges. The modes available are strength, speed and stealth. The wheel mouse is a tad tricky to use the menu. There is some capability to use the keyboard to active the nanosuit.

The HUD is relatively standard as well, providing the usual information on ammo and health. The tracker helps the player find his way to an objective. The maps are free to wander around as desired and sometimes the shoreline or a path needs to be followed.

The general gameplay in Crysis is definitely excellent overall. The game features assault rifles, sub-machine guns, pistols, missile launchers, shotguns, miniguns, sniper rifles, gauss rifles (or coilgun), the MOAC (a machine-gun-like Alien weapon which fires high-velocity ice shards), and the TAC gun (a hand-held nuclear grenade launcher).

A large selection of vehicles are present, most of which are usable by the player. More and more games are now using vehicles to move around the game world, which gives plays some idea to the scale of the maps which can sometimes not be apparent.

The AI in the game is better than average, the NPC animation is still not completely smooth motion. The game’s use of physics is above average.

The game engine uses an interesting shader called screen space ambient occlusion which is very demanding but it offers a much better lighting system. Anybody who has played it will notice in many areas it is much better lit even though light is only coming in from windows etc.

GAME FIX

The Origin and Steam versions of this game does not work at all. An open source fix the game has been posted on github. The fix eliminates SecurOM and makes the game playable even on AMD processors fine. The fix also adds more screen resolutions for those with 1920×1080, 2560×1440 and 3840×2160 panels.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows XP or better
CPUPentium IV 2.8 GHz or better
Memory2 GB or more
Hard Drive Space6.31 GB
Graphics Hardware6800 GT or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

This game is will run much better with a 8600 GT or better.