crysis_cover.gifImagine, you hunt down your enemy as he runs rampant through the jungle. How do you find him? In a traditional first person shooter, if you didn’t see him run by you then it won’t be easy.

But what if there was a game that would allow you to see what you could never see before. The moving blades of grass, the branches on the trees swaying from recent contact, and the fresh set of prints in the mud that will ultimately lead you to your prey. It does exist, the engine is CryENGINE 2 and the game is Crysis for the PC.

There there now, you are in the company of friends and there is no shame in crying tears of joy. If it makes you feel better, we will look the other way for a moment. You ready to go on? Great.

Crysis is brought to us by Crytek (developers of Far Cry) and will be published by Electronic Arts.


The year is 2019 and the plot is pure sci-fi as gamers take on the role of a US Commando fighting for the future of mankind against an invasion of “hunters” (an advanced extraterrestrial army who hitched a ride to earth hidden inside a giant asteroid).

Every earth saving commando needs armor and the “Nanosuit” (shown on the Crysis video game cover above) is much more than a protective coating. When combined with your characters mutated DNA you will be able to run faster, jump higher, hit harder, and demolish would be obstacles in your way.

Ever wish you could walk into the line of fire and laugh at every bullet that tries to take you down? Jump off a massive cliff and live to tell about it? Well applying the Nanosuits “tough armor” mode will allow you to do just that. There is of course a trade off for each specific mode. The tough armor mode for example slows down the speed of your character.

The full lists of modes are as follows:

  • Speed mode: Make everyone else look like they are standing still as you run, jump, and reload like a soldier on speed.
  • Strength mode: Unbelievable strength allows you to smash, stomp, and throw anything that dares get in your way.
  • Cloak mode: Experience what we like to call “Predator mode” as your suit becomes transparent helping you blend into your surroundings.

Right about now you are probably thinking “With all of that at my disposal there is no way anyone or anything could ever defeat me!”

Think again because the extraordinarily intelligent and freakishly powerful enemies in Crysis are some of the most compelling enemies a first person shooter has ever seen.

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If online action is what you are craving, Crytek has you covered there as well with up to 32 players playing all the modes you have come to expect including; Deathmatch, Team Deathamatch, and Capture The Flag. But the action doesn’t stop there. Developers have added a fourth mode called “Entitled Power Struggle” which pits two parties up against each other commandeering factories and manufacturing “special weapons” to destroy the other parties base.

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Crysis is a first person shooter with an immersive storyline set in a dynamic world where everything from enemies to earthquakes pose a threat to your character. So prepare yourself for an experience truly unlike any other as this game aims to be the best of its kind.

Minimum Requirements
CPU: Athlon 64 3000+/Intel 2.8ghz
Graphics: Nvidia 6600 or ATI X1600 – Shader Model 2.0
Internet: 256k+
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX9 with Windows XP / Vista

Recommended Requirements
CPU: Dual-Core CPU (Athlon X2 / Pentium D / Core 2 Duo)
Graphics: Nvidia 7800GT or ATI X1800XL Pro (SM 3.0)
RAM: 1.5GB+
Internet: 512k+ (128k+ upstream)
Optical Drive: DVD
Software: DX9 with Windows XP / Vista

Update: 6/24/07 – 11:00AM EST is reporting the release date as Septembe 11, 2007. With Halo 3 also coming out in September, it appears that both console and PC gamers will be in for an action filled month of gaming.

Update: 7/15/07 – 3:13PM EST
We have uploaded our E3 07 – Crysis Hands On Video.