Improves the Crysis formula in every way
After playing the original crysis i was floored by the visuals and awesome gameplay. I couldn't quite believe how crysis warhead ended up improving everything about the first game. There is still the freedom to tackle situations but with a lot more help to navigate around the environments. Also, I can't believe how good this game still looks today. Every time I play the game I see something that wows me. Even if you can't run everything on the highest settings your still going to be playing a really good looking game. The gameplay has been fine tuned to near perfection offering one of the funnest fps' to play. Throw in a sweet grenade launcher and dual machine pistols and youre going to have an extremely entertaining time. The campaign is short, but very worthwhile to play. Pick this one up along with the first crysis if you haven't already.
Best Graphics Ever
Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of the original game through a side-plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad's allies. The game is a parallel story that follows Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes, a character from the original Crysis, as he faces his own trials and challenges on the other side of the island during the time period of the first game. It features new fully customizable weapons, vehicles and enemies, along with new multiplayer content. It also showcases a new, enhanced and optimized version of CryEngine 2 and is the first game developed by Crytek's Budapest studio.
Crysis Warhead takes place during the events of the original Crysis, on the other side of the island in which the game is set, after Psycho splits up with Nomad following their raid on the North Korean harbour. In the introductory film, British SAS Sergeant Michael "Psycho" Sykes witnesses a North Korean warship being bombarded by U.S. Navy fighter jets. Leaving the shore, he joins a vehicle convoy driving through the jungle, and defends it as it is attacked by North Korean soldiers. The convoy is destroyed and the Marines fight into the night. The intro ends as the VTOL that tries to evacuate the destroyed convoy's Marines is hit by a missile and crash-lands. Psycho awakes and goes to find a better position for the surviving Marines, but gets attacked by an EMP blast from a container being lifted away by a North Korean helicopter. Sykes is later assigned a mission to pursue another North Korean container that JSOC believes contains a nuclear warhead. As the mission progresses, Psycho is reunited with old friend Sean O'Neill who was originally going to have Nomad's spot on Raptor Team. He was replaced by Nomad after failing an evaluation test. Psycho helps O'Neill after his F-35C jet is shot down and takes him to a VTOL to escape.
Psycho fights through the jungle and coastlines against the North Korean military to track down the container and stop them from taking it. After he reaches a cargo submarine, he sees what's inside. Rather than a nuclear warhead, the container houses an alien war machine, which knocks Psycho out with an EMP blast. After he wakes up again, he is captured and tortured by the North Koreans. As the submarine submerges, the island is suddenly flash-frozen while mechanical alien "Exosuits" attack. Psycho pursues Colonel Lee through the frozen waters and valleys, eventually meeting up with another nanosuit team on the island, Eagle Team. Psycho and Eagle Team continue the pursuit, fighting off an enormous walking Exosuit. Eagle Team is separated from Psycho in a mine, while Psycho continues searching for the container. After reaching an underground train station, Psycho is ordered to get on the train the container is loaded on. Emerging above ground, Psycho fights off both North Korean soldiers and aliens trying to reclaim the container, O'Neill assisting him.
Psycho is ordered to destroy the container if he cannot capture it. Before the container can be extracted by friendly forces off the bridge where the train stopped, Colonel Lee arrives and uses a captured U.S. Marine as a hostage to bait Psycho off the train. The Marine begs Psycho to drop him so Psycho can retrieve the detonator and detonate the explosives. Colonel Lee manages to escape with the container before the explosives can be detonated. Although Psycho survives the fall, the marine, who was not wearing an armoured nanosuit, is not so lucky. He takes out his rage on an injured North Korean nanosuit soldier he pulled off the bridge with him, and drowns him in the river. Struck with grief for not saving the life of the Marine, Psycho has an emotional breakdown, but regains his composure in order to finish his mission.
Psycho assaults the North Korean-occupied airfield where the container is waiting to be taken off the island, taking out numerous ground forces and North Korean tanks. O'Neill returns in a VTOL, and assists Psycho in destroying an upgraded Exosuit walker by guiding him to a crashed U.S. Air Force cargo plane, which transported a powerful experimental weapon, the PAX (Plasma Accumulator Cannon), which allows him to fight off the initial wave of attackers. As the two are about to start extracting the container, Colonel Lee shows up again to reclaim the container, holding O'Neill at gunpoint. Lee tries to shoot O'Neill, but O'Neill is shielded by a cloaked Psycho, who begins fighting with Lee as O'Neill retakes control of the VTOL and takes the container. Psycho and Lee begin fighting inside of the VTOL, and Psycho gains the upper hand, knocking Lee out of the back onto the tarmac, leaving him to the mercy of a massive alien warship. O'Neill takes off with the container, as Psycho relaxes in the back.
Throughout the game, audio clips from four years before the game takes place are heard. These clips show brief glimpses into how O'Neill failed his evaluation test. The final clip reveals a brief conversation between Psycho and Nomad at the end of Nomad's own, successful evaluation. Psycho asks Nomad if he's okay, to which Nomad replies "Did you disarm the warhead?" Psycho does not reply to the question, instead saying "That's my Nomad - always putting the mission first."
Adapt, Engage, Dominate!
Crysis Warhead is the parallel game to the 2007 PC Game of the Year, Crysis. In this game, you get to play as Sgt. Sykes, AKA Pyscho, instead of Nomad and experience the intense and epic mission he undertakes. Along with the new story, this game features two new weapons as well as two new vehicles. The two new weapons are the AY69 and the FGL40. The AY69 is a short range micro machine gun which is extremely lethal at close range, and may be dual wielded. The FGL40 (my personal favorite) is an automatic gernade launcher which is devastating itself, and has a secondary fire mode, which allows you to remote detonate the gernades. The two new vehicles are the Hovercraft and the ASV Armored. The Hovercraft you can take over land and armor, and the ASV Armored is well, an armored vehicle. In Crysis Warhead, you must Adapt, Engage, and Dominate your enemies. This game takes a more "in your face" attitude, bringing it's players a more intense, action - packed game.
awesome, but very short
this game is a fun and challenging game with very good graphics. i had to set my graphics to low because my computer sucks, but even then they looked great! i loved it and i liked how there were new weapons, the AY69(small machine gun) and the FGL40 (granade launcher), and new vehicles, the hovercraft and the AVS armored. the game basically goes on while the first one does, but instead of being Nomad you are phsyco, and you get to see his side of the story. the only problem with this game is that it is ten times shorter than the first one. i find that to be a big problem, so i would have to like the first one better, but other than that the game is awesome and i would sugest it to any Crysis fan, or any people who like a good suspenceful shooter
Even Better Than The First
Lets just get the main question over with. Yes, Crysis warhead still looks as good as the first and actually at a few locations looks better! Crysis Warhead will actually work more smoothly on a little older computer than you might have needed to play the original crysis on. There are new weapons such as the SMG and the 6 shot grenade launcher. The whole presentation (graphics, sound, voice acting etc.) are incredible and really compels you to play the campaign over and over again. The game is a little short, yes, but with multiple difficulty settings, your likely to go back 2-3 more times. Thats just the campaign, the multiplayer is the real deal. It has been extremely improved with adding great new maps and game types. Also there are plenty of people playing it and i have created games and had them fill up in a matter of seconds. Overall this game is easily a 10/10 and makes it all the worth buying due to its very cheap price tag.
Kill's the first one
First off i would like to say that i'm glad they made this game more Vista friendly. This game is a lot more stable and PC performance has improved due to the changes made. The control scheme has been changed a bit but nothing to deter from the original and in some cases it is a better layout for this type of game. Crysis: WarHead has improved in a lot of ways and has been dumbed down in some aspects of the game. But nothing major such as; Not as much physic damage going on in this game as the original which makes in my opinion for a better experience. The graphics settings are much more user friendly and easier to find the look and feel of the game you want. The AI is just as smart if not smarter then the first, the voice overs are just as good as well. With all the settings set proper i can run Crysis and Warhead at medium-high settings. Back to the game itself, this is a solid game and worth the price, do yourself a favor and get this title, it has literally brought new life to the Crysis franchise for me. If your computer can play it then get it if it cannot then try to get it to where it can cause this game is a great experience.
Very Good, but actually more demanding
This game is amazing, but the only problem is that its actually more demanding than the first Crysis. I know this because i have played the first crysis on very high specs with a resolution of 1650x1050 and it played great. Crysis Warhead on the other hand will eat your ram very fast, which slows down your computer (I have 4 gigs of ram and it still kills it). Graphically its the same but if you dont have fast ram then there is no way you will be able to play this on Very High spec (enthusiast) settings. The story is better than the first because, you go from objective to objective with no long breaks inbetween which is good because it keeps the player involved with the game. Also there are some really sweet cut scenes during the game which are fun to watch. Not to hate on Nomad from the first game but Sykes is a better developed character and you will see this as you progress through the game. Also there is no repetitive things from the first crysis, everything you see and do is completely new. So anyway if you liked the first game, then you will definitely be pleased with this one. Also Crysis Wars comes with Warhead, its all multiplayer, with tons of maps and they're awesome. After you install it then you dont need the disk anymore, so dont worry, your not gunna have to be switching out disks constantly. To summarize, buy this game, but just to let you know beware because you might have to turn your graphics down so it doesn't kill your ram. P.S. Beware the train part of the game, that is where the ram will basically have a heart attack. I have a 9800GX2 card and i had to turn the detail to high and res down really low just to get through this part
Crysis Done Right
Crysis Warhead is a very welcomed addition to the Crysis series as the original Crysis has seemed to grow stagnant. The first thing that I noticed was that there was a lot more explosions, cut scenes, and AI littered about. It seems that the Crysis team took the best of the original game (and enhancement mods) and made it better. This is the game I wanted to play last year.The Crytek team did mention that they have improved the performance of this game and (although skeptical) I have to whole-heartily agree with them. At first I could not see these differences using their “optimizer”, but after installing the latest CUDA and Physx drivers for my Nvidia 9800gtx graphics card the game seemed to really fly. The visuals are absolutely incredible even though I had to tweak the settings for a good half hour to get above 30 FPS (texture takes a huge hit tweak this first). The newly added fully automatic handgun was a heck of a lot of fun as well as the grenade launcher. Crytek did manage to improve the AI damage and rag doll effects significantly. In original Crysis you could shoot an enemy with an AK-47 silenced at 150 yards repeatedly and he would not die; this is not the case here in Crysis Warhead. They also added a better control layout adding such options as a quick fetch handgun and quick fetch assault rifle which I thought was extremely useful. They also improved overall physics of which items seemed to destroy as they would in real life. Overall, Crysis Warhead is a real value for what you get. While the campaign may not be that long, the quality of what you receive is astounding.
A decent game
The graphics arent as good as the first one but overall not a bad game. Plus this one has multiplayer so that rocks. This game deserves an 8/10 at least. If only the graphics were as good as the first one, some textures are poorly designed while others look superb. I have a q6700 with 6gb ddr2 800mhz and an HD 4850 1gb sapphire card so cpu and gpu are quite good so power is not the issue. I have just started playing it and im just getting through the first couple levels. Like others have said it is very addicting. The multiplayer is what sets this apart from the first one. Theres actually people playing it unlike the first so thats a plus. Anyway good storyline fun game and great multiplayer what more could you want in a game. So overall a definite must play just wish the graphics would have been better.
Great Story, poor ending
This game was great! I got it because I played the first one and loved it! If you are as much into games a I am, prepare to lose a week of your life to this game, because once I started, I couldn't stop. This game is horribly addicting, and why wouldn't it. It is amazing! I would only suggest this game to those who have played the first one first. If you want to play this, the ending will be even worse because you will have no idea what just happened. I still think the first one was better, but both were amazing. To anyone with a computer you think rules the market, get this and the original Crysis. They WILL test your computer's limits. It is worth the cost though, even though the first one ended in a cliffhanger, and this one just shows what happens on the other end of the island, they are incredibally worth it. I would like to see Crysis 2 over the horizon, which wont happen if less than 1 million copies of Warhead are sold, so go out and buy it. Play it. Love it.