Very good FPS, looks and plays great
I actually own the Xbox 360 downloadable version; since I could not find a spot to review that version I figured I'd get my two cents in on the PS3 version. Crysis is a really neat game; if you are one of the people that never had a NASA Supercomputer to run Crysis back in the day this is certainly your lucky day.
Even though PC Purists decry the graphical decrease that inevitably occurred when Crysis was ported to the PS3 and Xbox 360, for those of us that gave up constantly upgrading a PC in lieu of a modern console this is a graphically STUNNING game. (especially in HD) The water effects are terrific and the tropical-island-setting looks simply amazing. I believe that the CryEngine 2 used for Crysis 2 was somehow transmojigified (sure, that could be a word) to run with the original Crysis.... it makes me more excited for the upcoming (as of this writing, anyways) Crysis 3; the same, amazing looking graphic engine that made Crysis 2 look so good works that much better when given a pallet of green hills, azure seas, and golden sands rather than the more subdued grays of urban New York. Early in the game there is a segment of gameplay featuring a sunrise that just might be the greatest thing I've seen (graphically) on my HDTV. Trees sway lazily in the breeze and little animals scuttle around.... I would have probably bought the game if it was a "Taking a Walk on a Tropical Island" simulator rather than a First-Person-Shooter on the graphics and atmosphere alone. The music and sound are fine, too, but Crysis 2's soundtrack has this one whooped in the music department. It's not bad; it just isn't one of the many highlights of the game..... and it definitely doesn't detract from the experience.
With all of the talk about the amazing graphics one might think that the gameplay might be average or sub-par. This is definitely not the case; the gameplay and shooting mechanics are excellent. You have a neat "Nano-suit" that gives you bursts of inhuman strength, enhanced armor, and invisibility. This forms the crux of the gameplay, which takes place essentially on one giant map that you can see from the beginning. You move from place to place on the map as the game progresses but you have a lot of leeway as to how to get from point A to point B. It pretty much works out like Crysis 2 did but instead of going from medium-sized-sandbox to medium-sized-sandbox you are placed in one enormous sandbox and work from there. This gives you multiple ways to accomplish most goals; to wipe out an outpost you could go in the hills and snipe while invisible, you could sneak in the back invisible and assassinate soldiers one-at-a-time, you could steal a boat and run it aground then charge in with enhanced armor on, you could swim ashore invisible and plant C4 at multiple locations then detonate them remotely after you leave. The point being Crysis gives you the same freedom (and probably more-so) to proceed as you see fit, giving you a wonderful excuse to do a little wandering on this picturesque locale.
This is a wonderful way to take a break from your everyday FPS/shooter game. Crysis (as did Crysis 2) injects a breath of fresh air into the genre with its BIG sandbox approach to your typical FPS. This, along with the armor abilities and the AMAZING graphics, make this a must-buy for FPS fans. The multiplayer aspect of Crysis was not included in the port to consoles but apparently from what I read it wasn't all that amazing anyways. This download should be about $20 (unless it's one of the weekly Xbox Live Discounts or the PlayStation Network equivalent and you could certainly do FAR worse than Crysis. You can finally see what all the fuss was about among your PC friends.
THE BEST CRYSIS
IN MY OPINION IS THE BEST CRYSIS . LIKE IN THE JUNGLE AND THE BEACH SITE.LIKE A SENSE OF FREEDOM.LIKE FAR CRY .
better than Crysis 2 . EXELLENT GAME BROO . its fun and keeps you entertained for a long long time !!