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Crysis - Game Review

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by Mariam Alhazaa (subscribe)
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Published February 14th 2012
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I can feel a Crysis coming on. That's right ladies and gentleman I'm talking about CRYSIS, the game.

Set on Earth in the year 2019, Crysis somehow manages to bring US scientists, the North Korean government and US delta forces to an island in the South China Sea. Not only that, but a bunch of aliens decide to invite themselves as well, where they all have a giant, massive, orgy.

I lied, there's no orgy, but you do have to play nice with the North Koreans to save mankind from extinction. Rated 16, Crysis is no walk in the park. It's packed with blood and violence and strong language, half of which is spoken in North Korean.

Winning the 2007 Game Critics Award for best PC Game, and in my opinion deserves to win the best first-person shooter game of the 21st Century.

The game is all about tactic and strategy, you will definitely find yourself in a position to think outside the box, and the game is happy to oblige, when it comes to that. You can take enemies down using almost anything. You can shoot down any tree and let it fall onto the enemy. You can shoot enemies using a tranquiliser gun without them realising and put them to sleep at your chosen time; this will ensure that the least amount of damage happens to you. You can constantly change your combat tactics and customise your Nano-suit and weapons in real time.

It's no surprise that this game is created by CRYTEK, one of the most intelligent and considerate game makers in the gaming world. Every detail is thoroughly looked at. For example, the noise you make walking through the grass can alert the enemy. The reality of the game is amazing and the beautiful thing about this game is that the background is not just a back drop but a carefully mapped out design of a real island.

Multiplayer? Yes it has multiplayer, that's the best part of the game. The crew at CRYTEK let you partake in action with 32 players in two different modes, a death match and power struggle, which consist of two opposing teams trying to destroy each other's headquarters. It's a lot of fun.

I rate this game five stars.

Happy gaming.
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