|Platform Win, 360, PS3||Publisher Electronic Arts||Developer Crytek||Release Date 02/19/2013|
By Arthur Gies on Feb 19, 2013 02.19.13
Crysis 3 starts a couple of decades after the conclusion of the last game. New York City remains in ruins after a cybernetic super-soldier known as Prophet thwarted an invasion from below by the alien Ceph. Outfitted with a combination of alien DNA and human technology known as the Nanosuit, Prophet sacrificed his own body and an unknown amount of his humanity to get the job done, and now he's imprisoned and set to be dissected by the Cell corporation for his trouble. As Crysis 3 opens, Prophet is rescued by an old friend with a plan: to breach the remains of New York and unravel a conspiracy involving a new energy economy and the ghosts of the ill-fated Ceph invasion force. The urban environments of Crysis 2's New York have been overgrown by rampant vegetation, turning the...
By Colin Campbell on Feb 03, 2014 02.03.14
If you are like me, someone more comfortable playing action games with a controller than with a keyboard, this place can be avoided. Many action games come with controller functionality. There are alternative devices from specialist companies. But still, WASD dominates PC gaming. It is always there, just on the horizon. This is not to suggest that WASD, the keys for movement in PC games, is inherently wrong (nor their alternative, arrow keys). But, unless you are well acquainted with this control scheme and its attendant servant buttons, there is a temptation to consider that controllers were made for gaming, while keyboards were not. If you suffer from carpal issues (I'm a martyr to my median nerve) the prospect of curving left hand over these buttons is a pure terror, like strolling...
By Dave Tach on Oct 14, 2013 10.14.13
Telltale Games' video game character-infused Poker Night 2 will be free to PlayStation Plus members starting Oct. 15, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog today. Poker Night 2 is regularly $9.99, and you can check out Polygon's review to learn more about what it's like to ante up with characters like Claptrap from Borderlands, Brock Samson from The Venture Bros., Ash from Army of Darkness and Sam from the Sam and Max series while Portal's GLaDOS deals. Sony is also adding six Ultimate Editions to the PlayStation Store, which bundle the full game with all downloadable content. PS Plus members will also receive extra discounts on the following through Oct. 21: Crysis 3 for $44.99 or $26.94 for PS Plus members Dead Space 3 for $78.99 or $37.44 for PS Plus members Tom...
Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale day three discounts The Witcher 2, Left 4 Dead 2, The Orange Box and more
By Emily Gera on Jul 04, 2013 07.04.13
Microsoft's Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale is in its third day, bringing discounts of up to 75 percent to The Witcher 2, The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead 2, Crysis 3 and Forza Horizon. The 24-hour sale began late yesterday evening and will continue throughout today, according to a post on Major Nelson's blog. Xbox Live users can save 75 percent off of their purchase of The Witcher 2 and The Orange box, which are available today for $9.99 and $4.99, respectively. Both Crysis 3 and Left 4 Dead 2 are discounted by 67 percent, and are available for $19.99 and $9.99, respectively. Forza Horizon is discounted 63 percent and will be available to purchase for $14.99 today. Eleven other titles are discounted by up to 85 percent until July 8, as shown below. Announced last week, this ongoing sale will...
By Samit Sarkar on May 30, 2013 05.30.13
By Emily Gera on May 29, 2013 05.29.13
By Dave Tach on May 20, 2013 05.20.13
Upcoming sales on Xbox Live Marketplace over the next two weeks will discount games and franchises like Alan Wake, Dark Souls, Karateka, Ghost Recon: Future Solider and associated content, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's website. Several of D3Publisher's games will be on sale from May 21-27, including: Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury 400 Microsoft Points Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Jeremy McGrath 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Karateka 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Mad Tracks 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Pid 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest 2 400 Microsoft Points (50 percent off) Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords 400 Microsoft...
By Alexa Ray Corriea on May 16, 2013 05.16.13
Crysis 3 may be receiving add-on multiplayer content in the near future, according to an purported list of achievements posted on Xbox 360 Achievements. According to the site, the DLC will include ten achievements spanning various multiplayer modes for a total of 250 Gamerscore. Names are given for what are likely four new maps: Coastline, Creek, Crossing and Ascent. The listing also hints at two possible multiplayer modes. Frenzy will incude some kind of score limit, while Team Possession makes mention of a flag, hinting at a possible variant of classic Capture the Flag. The achievement "Totally Oarsome" is listed as getting killed by a boat oar, alluding to the item being added as a new weapon. We have reached out to publisher Electronic Arts and developer Crytek for more...
By Megan Farokhmanesh on Apr 14, 2013 04.14.13
A video game's visuals not only help drive gameplay, but are "60 percent of the game," Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli told X360 magazine during a recent interview. Yerli said that people will say that graphics aren't important, but urges people to "play Crysis and tell me they don't matter." "It's always been about graphics driving gameplay," Yerli said. "In Crysis 3 it's the grass and the vegetation, the way the physics runs the grass interact and sways them in the wind. The better the graphics, the better the physics, the better the sound design, the better the technical assets and production values are-paired with the art direction, making things look spectacular and stylistic is 60 percent of the game." Crysis 3 launched Feb. 19 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
By Dave Tach on Mar 19, 2013 03.19.13
Origin's Player Appreciation Sale is live, offering discounts on more than 200 games on EA's storefront over the next week, according to the sale's website. The discounts apply to downloads and packaged games available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Windows PC, Mac, Wii and Wii U. Front page deals include: Assassin's Creed 3 for $34.99 as a PC download (regularly $49.99) Battlefield 3 Premium Edition for $29.99 (regularly $59.99) Crysis 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Darksiders 2 Deluxe Edition for $18 as a PC download (regularly $59.99) Dead Space 3 for $29.99 on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and on Windows PC as a download or a physical copy (regularly $59.99) Hitman: Absolution for $15 as a PC...
By Dave Tach on Mar 06, 2013 03.06.13
Crysis 3, Crytek's recently released first-person shooter set in the post-apocalyptic urban jungle of New York City, is on sale for $39.99 on Amazon. The sale applies to the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and boxed Windows PC versions of the game, which was released on Feb. 19 and retails for $59.99. If you're looking for some backstory before you get into the game, you can watch a series of trailers and videos that cover weapons, multiplayer, CryEngine 3 and more. For our impressions of Crysis 3, you can read our review and listen to a recent episode of The Besties podcast. The Dead Space franchise, which is also published by Electronic Arts, is on sale at EA's Origin store until March 7.