CRYSIS 3

Crysis 3 was released February 19, 2013 by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Crytek. Crysis 3 is a first person shooter. The Crysis 3 Hunter Edition is the version reviewed.

Crysis 3 is the 4rd release of the Crysis series from EA.

  • Crysis 2
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Crysis

The game is a sequel to the 2011 release, Crysis 2, continuing an unfolding adventure revolving around the symbiotic relationship between the wearer of the game’s iconic nanosuit, the current protagonist, and the memories of an earlier protagonist stored within the suit.

Crytek almost did everything right on this game. Well…almost. Superb graphics, refined gameplay, awesome music, amazing set pieces, and most importantly, it’s much better optimized for the PC.

Game features include sandbox shooter gameplay that allows players to choose their path, an upgradable nanosuit, expanded multiplayer options, an explosive arsenal of weapons, and improved graphics provided by the CryENGINE game engine.

In the wake of the alien invasion, New York lies covered by a giant nanodome.

Hidden from the rest of the world a secretive military faction has set up shop in the ruins of the city. What do they want? Who are they? What have they found? Uncover their true motives and bring them down from the inside out.

The award-winning developer Crytek is back with Crysis 3, the first blockbuster shooter of 2013. Return to the fight as Prophet, the Nanosuit soldier on a quest to rediscover his humanity and exact brutal revenge.

Adapt on the fly with the stealth and armor abilities of your unique Nanosuit as you battle through the seven wonders of New York’s Liberty Dome. Unleash the firepower of your all-new, high-tech bow and alien weaponry to hunt both human and alien enemies.

Uncover the truth behind the death of your squad while reestablishing the power of human will in a rich story full of exciting twists and turns. Crysis 3 is the ultimate sandbox shooter, realized in the stunning visuals only Crytek and the latest version of CryENGINE can deliver. Now, prepare to assess, adapt, and attack.

At the start of the story you’re sprung from a stasis pod by Psycho, a former fellow Raptor Team member, to join a rebellion against CELL. Psycho and others have been skinned of their Nanosuits, making you, Prophet, the only one on the planet.

One of the basic rifles, the Grendel, can be mutated from a sci-fi M4 into a ridiculous death platform. The CELL weapon from Crysis 2 will be the weapon of choice through the single player campaign. On the receiving end of these guns, though, the Ceph to be a little tamer than they were in Crysis 2. Ceph Stalkers are underused. Devastators, formerly the alien tanks of Crysis 2, fall easily from the basic Ceph Grunt weapon, the Pincher Rifle.

The opening cinematography shows the improvements in the updated version of the CryEngine used with Crysis 3.

At the start of the campaign, the rain is very heavy but the water it is not pooling as would be expected. A preponderance of gas cans provide lots of opportunities to use explosives to kill enemies. Weapons are picked up as you make kills to avoid running out of ammo. The bow and arrow are best for stealth use. There is also a silencer for the pistol.

The CELL logo is on the back of the enemies. The Crysis 3 multiplayer cooperative does not penalize friendly fire.

Early in the game, it was fairly easy to move from point A to point B, while tackling the occasional side mission. But as the game progressed, the areas get larger and it becomes easy to get lost. It pays to look around.

Moving through the campaign, this game is very soggy. Water is everywhere.

FEATURES

  • Crysis set the visual benchmark for PC games that still stands today. Crysis 3 redefines this benchmark, shifting their attention to the rich urban jungle of New York City.
  • Challenging best-in-class AI with unique group coordination and group behavior systems which give realistic responses to your actions.
  •  Adapt your combat tactics by customizing your Nanosuit and weapons in real time with revised modes, unlocking a variety of super soldier abilities.
  • World-renowned multiplayer shooter studio Crytek reinvents multiplayer with the dynamic intensity of Nanosuit 2 in 12-player support online.
  • By using Nanosuit technology the player has nearly unlimited ways to approach the dynamic combat environment.

NB: Crysis 3 was the last game review posted by GameSpy before they closed their doors for good.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows Vista or better
CPUCore i5-6500 or better
Memory3 GB or more
Hard Drive Space14.2 GB
Graphics HardwareGeForce GTX 450 or better
Radeon HD 5770 or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required

Make no mistake, the play this game cranked up at 1920×1080 will need 8GB main memory in addition to powerful video card. We used our EVGA GTX 660 Ti to review this game.

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