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Crysis 3

released on February 19, 2013

Crysis 3 is a first-person shooter one of the most anticipated upcoming games of 2013, Similar to other games in the series, Players can choose a gameplay style based on direct confrontation, or a more discrete and stealthy approach in order to deal with enemies. Set in the year 2047, Prophet has embarked upon a revenge mission after uncovering the truth behind Cell Corporation's motives for building the quarantined Nanodomes. Up to 16 players on the PC and 12 players on consoles are supported in each multiplayer match, There are 8 different modes and 6 modifiers, each with 12 available maps.

Platforms: PS3PC360
Developer: Crytek
Publisher: EA Games
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Crysis 3 reviews

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  • 92

    GameStar

    (platform: PC)
    Quotation forthcoming.
  • 92

    PC Master (Greece)

    (platform: PC)
    You are an enhanced super-soldier, the ultimate killing machine developed through nanotechnology, and that fact is fleshed out during gameplay- you can do all the things that you would expect you could do. [April 2013]
  • 91

    PC Games (Germany)

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is stunningly beautiful and will make your video card cry out for joy. Due to mistakes in the past this shooter lacks a good and comprehensive story (and some ground-shaking boss fights), but the fighting mechanics work perfectly, slightly improved by small but suitable changes. Crytek has outdone itself with the creation of a devastated New York that has been reclaimed by nature. This is by far the best looking PC game to date.
  • 91

    Gaming Age

    (platform: 360)
    Overall Crysis 3 is just what you would expect at the end of a generation cycle. A FPS that is deep not only in its level design and scope, but tells a deep story, with deep game play mechanics. You will not find many games that do it all in one fell swoop.
  • 90

    Multiplayer.it

    (platform: 360)
    Even if you're constantly moving from point A to point B, Crysis 3 makes you feel truly free, the main character behind great events, and that's absolutely not a negligible achievement. In other words, this is the best piece of work from the Crytek guys so far.
  • 90

    CD-Action

    (platform: PC)
    This is not only Crytek's best work and the most beautiful PC title to date but also a wonderful good-bye to the current generation of platforms. Crysis finally found its place among Call of Duty, Battlefield and Halo, taking some of their best bits but at the same time remaining distinct enough to be worth your time. You should definitely at least see it. [CD-Action 03/2013, p.44]
  • 90

    Game Revolution

    (platform: PC)
    In terms of both graphics and gameplay, I honestly can't think of another shooter that does quite what it does. And despite the second-rate plot, Prophet possesses a surprising amount of pathos, especially compared to his voiceless, grunting contemporaries who enjoy near household recognition.
  • 90

    EGM

    (platform: 360)
    With a single-player campaign that brings the trilogy to a fulfilling close and best-in-class multiplayer, Crysis 3 manages to best its predecessors and deliver a genuinely impressive FPS experience.
  • 90

    Playstation Official Magazine Australia

    (platform: PS3)
    Despite the flaws, Crysis 3 is a triumph that shows a willingness by Crytek to push itself to new heights, achieving a beautiful three-way union of graphical fidelity, compelling storytelling and a honed gameplay experience.[April 2013, p68]
  • 90

    GameTrailers

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3, the endcap to the sci-fi shooter trilogy, recaptures the spirit of its source in an all-inclusive package wrought with the best elements from each game. And though it doesn't necessarily exceed series expectations, it certainly doesn't betray them, either. The only concession is the compact campaign, but it's easy to overlook it in light of the game's accomplishments overall. From its cerebral, open-ended gameplay and lavish visuals to its impressive scale and multiplayer execution, Crysis 3, in all of its careful engineering and design, is certifiably dressed to impress.
  • 90

    Eurogamer Italy

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 is looking gorgeous on consoles too, but it's the freedom and gameplay that we love. Nanosuit's power is a lot of fun and hunting enemies in this New York is great. A solid multiplayer is the classic cherry on top of the cake.
  • 90

    Everyeye.it

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 is one of this year's masterpieces. The single player Campaign is revamped with a lot more variety and mature storytelling, while the competitive multiplayer brings the best of Crysis 2 with special focus on map design and some additional new features (like Hunter Mode). Definitely one of the must-buys of 2013.
  • 90

    SpazioGames

    (platform: PC)
    Crytek's last work is an excellent product. Crysis 3 on PC offers an awesome gaming experience, thanks to stunning graphics and a fast paced gameplay.
  • 88

    Impulsegamer

    (platform: PS3)
    It's the Crysis you know, but with a few new strings to its bow. Not just a high water mark for graphics anymore.
  • 86

    Gamers' Temple

    (platform: 360)
    Not many games would send you into battle in a super suit powered by alien technology and armed with a bow and arrows and manage to pull it all off, but Crysis 3 does.
  • 85

    Game Informer

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3's evolutionary enhancements don't move the needle for the series very far, but the core nanosuit-based gameplay is still thrilling. If you have a rig that can run the PC version of Crysis 3, I strongly recommend you go this route. The high-resolution textures, realistic lighting, and detailed facial animations gives you a taste of the graphical fidelity we expect to be standard in next-generation consoles.
  • 85

    IGN

    (platform: PC)
    Naturally the PC version (our test machine was packing two AMD Radeon HD 7970 graphics cards) was the visually superior of the three, thanks to its higher definition, better lighting and textures and all manner of other fog effects and shading employed on the highest graphics settings.
  • 85

    InsideGamer.nl

    (platform: PS3)
    An excellent modern playground. Not only is it a beauty to behold, it is also a pleasure to play. The capabilities of the nano suit can be used to its fullest in the giant playgrounds of the game. A game of hide and seek or tag has never been this sadistic. No other game offers the superhuman fun Crysis 3 offers.
  • 85

    IGN Italia

    (platform: 360)
    If you explore, collect everything and complete all the quests, Crysis 3 turns out to be a rewarding and sufficiently long-lived shooter... and the visuals are simply astonishing. Do not expect, however, a big step forward compared to its predecessor: for that, perhaps, we will have to wait for Crysis 4.
  • 85

    GamesBeat

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 is the strongest entry in the franchise. The puzzle-like combat scenarios have never been better with its suite of gameplay options and opportunities while the engaging narrative urges you to see Prophet's journey through to the end. And if you're a console owner, you can rest easy knowing that it still looks great on seven-year-old hardware.
  • 85

    Official Xbox Magazine

    (platform: 360)
    Though Crysis 3's (admittedly beautiful) solo campaign never feels quite as strong as it could be, its enthralling competitive multiplayer sits comfortably among the strongest offerings of this console generation. Unless you have no interest in competing against your fellow human beings, these modes alone make the game worth buying.
  • 85

    Gaming Nexus

    (platform: 360)
    For fans of single-player, Crysis 3 is an 8 hour adrenaline rush filled with cool weapons and lots of pretty explosions. For multi-player fans, Crysis 3 offers a ton of modes and action so intense and chaotic that it should test any gamer's mettle.
  • 85

    3DJuegos

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 may not be as good, long or innovative as its first iteration, but it's a great shooter.
  • 85

    Console Monster

    (platform: PS3)
    All-in-all Crysis 3 is a great package, despite burning bright half as long. It may have not been exactly what all the fans wanted, but it does a great job of trying to appease as many as it can without sacrificing too much. Add to this a decent, if not groundbreaking multiplayer suite and you have a solid FPS that is more than worth a look.
  • 85

    GamingTrend

    (platform: PC)
    As a shooter, Crysis 3 doesn't reinvent the wheel, but the addition of the Predator Bow makes the stealth game take on new life.For me, the game's true aim is bringing the adaptability of the Nanosuit to the player.If you'd like to play this game as a shooter, it'll handle pretty much Crysis 2.If you'd like your games a little quieter, you'll find the stealth aspects of Crysis 3 to be a vast improvement over the predecessor.
  • 85

    Games Master UK

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is a supermodel of an FPS. On consoles there's less makeup to conceal the lack of ideas, but on a two-grand PC, the beauty is such that it barely matters. The division is so significant, however, that we suggest knocking a few points off of the score if you're playing on the former. [April 2013, p.74]
  • 85

    Machinima

    (platform: 360)
    The openness of the levels and the variety of skills at Prophet's disposal makes each chapter a joy to play and replay.
  • 85

    LevelUp

    (platform: 360)
    Even though Crytek seemed to have tried to sell Crysis 3 more as a technical achievement than as an actual game, the fact is that this is a FPS that sticks out for more than its aesthetic component, by providing an experience with an identity of its own, despite being a brief one.
  • 85

    AusGamers

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 comes so close to greatness that it's a tragedy that it didn't make it. If the next game focuses a little more on mood-setting moments where the player – gasp – has no way to kill anything at all, then it'll be the perfect sci-fi shooter.
  • 83

    LaPS3

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 follows the trail of its predecessor to the letter. This means that we will again be experiencing the most astounding audiovisual experience, which, alongside its gameplay, will constitute the main feature of this next-gen first person shooter. The experience may not be very innovative, and the plot may not be very exciting, but it remains on the top of the list of its genre regarding quality.
  • 83

    Hooked Gamers

    (platform: PC)
    The single player mission is a tad on the short side (although I have recently played Borderlands 2 and that has a lengthy main story in comparison) and as was the case with the original Crysis, sort of peters out near the end, but the multiplayer modes make up for it.
  • 82

    Digital Chumps

    (platform: PS3)
    If you're looking for a strong follow-up from the Crysis 2 storyline then you're going to be heaven. Crytek brings a very powerful story that fits just right with the previous titles and compliments it with a fast-paced gameplay experience. Sure the campaign might last 6-8 hours, but you'll enjoy every minute of it.
  • 82

    Cheat Code Central

    (platform: 360)
    There's certainly a case to be made that Crysis 3 is mediocre in numerous ways. Most players will finish the campaign after five hours or so, the attempt to add vehicles doesn't work well, and the intense focus on graphics can make the gameplay feel like an afterthought. But it's hard to deny that the visuals are beautiful, and that the franchise's sandbox approach to tactics has always worked well. In the end, it's different from other first-person shooters in ways that are more than just skin deep, and it's a ton of fun.
  • 82

    MondoXbox

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 feels like a missed opportunity: it's got awesome visuals and it's great fun to play, but a bad enemy AI, short campaign and a low challenge level keep it from really shining.
  • 81

    PC Gamer

    (platform: PC)
    It's still a terrific, dazzling action experience with a core mechanic that empowers you, and ultimately, this feels more like Crysis 2: Episode 2 than a sequel that deserves your maximum enthusiasm.
  • 80

    GameSpy

    (platform: PC)
    A self-assured but largely unambitious game, content to refine the experience of the previous games in the series without deviating very far from the standard that they set.
  • 80

    Playstation Official Magazine UK

    (platform: PS3)
    Such is the strength of the online modes, it lifts the overall package comfortably above the scant story offering. It pains my digits to write ‘technical tour de force', but it's hard to describe Crysis 3 any other way. Though lacking soul in places, this striking Prophet can still channel the divine.
  • 80

    PSX Extreme

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 is a worthy sequel that is highly entertaining on a number of different levels.
  • 80

    Meristation

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 is the best of its species. Technology and impressive graphics. But it isn't a surprise if you've played the previous game, and this is quite short. The bow is fantastic and the new New York setting too, but we wanted a more open and unexpected adventure.
  • 80

    Digital Spy

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 is one of those games that could have pulled in full marks if only a bit more time was devoted to development and testing...The bugs and design mishaps that have got through do not completely ruin the experience, but they take the shine off what could have been a truly brilliant game.
  • 80

    Joystiq

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 is a marked improvement over its predecessors, both from a narrative and gameplay standpoint. It features a simpler, cohesive story with fewer of the constrained corridor crawls and Ceph turkey shoots found in Crysis 2. Even within the confines of its linear level design, Crysis 3 offers a great deal of freedom.
  • 80

    Vandal Online

    (platform: PC)
    Maybe it's not an extremely incredible closure for the trilogy, but there are plenty of options to beat every level, it's fun, and the multiplayer modes are finally as engaging as we wanted. And of course visually stunning, with a great job done both on PC and consoles.
  • 80

    Eurogamer Germany

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is a big, fun summer blockbuster of a game. Sometimes that's all you need and if it's done as well as in this case, all the better. Get in, enjoy the ride, but don't expect to think about it next year. From time to time you have enjoy the now and not think about what could have been. You might miss all the fun that's undoubtedly to be found here.
  • 80

    Lazygamer

    (platform: 360)
    In trying to find a suitable middle-ground between the design philosophies of Crysis and Crysis 2, Crysis 3 falters somewhat in never matching the highlights of either of its predecessors. As its own beast, its a tightly-paced, eyeball-meltingly gorgeous shooter that remains fun for the entirety of its 7+ hour campaign. It's a good game, but one lacking the narrative muscle ore revolutionary gameplay to elevate it beyond.
  • 80

    Games.cz

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is an excellent ending of the series. It follows the previous installments, but because of its lesser experiments and changes it hasn't grown together with them completely. However, when the single-player campaign begins to stumble, there is this entertaining and well-functioning multi-player game with its adequate content of audiovisual orgy.
  • 80

    Eurogamer Sweden

    (platform: PC)
    Despite some glitches, this is a very polished game that is drop dead gorgeous and it actually offers a great game beneath the beautiful surface.
  • 80

    Gamereactor Sweden

    (platform: PC)
    The multiplayer portion of Crysis 3 fortunately feels unexpectedly fresh.
  • 80

    GameOver.gr

    (platform: 360)
    A weak story that is balanced by a superb achievement in graphical clarity. And that goes for the console versions as well.
  • 80

    Xbox360Achievements

    (platform: 360)
    Crytek has crafted a great game with Crysis 3, one that has a satisfying end for the trilogy, but its lack of breathtaking set-pieces means that it's an even more soulless version of Crysis 2.
  • 80

    Level7.nu

    (platform: PS3)
    An action game in a sandbox. As usual, the Nanosuit allows for interesting gameplay dynamics where both stealth and all out action are good approaches. There are also some interesting online game modes that makes good use of the Nanosuit's abilities.
  • 80

    XGN

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 looks absolutely stunning. Strip away the graphics however and you are left with a mediocre shooter with some fancy gimmicks. The stealth gameplay saves the day.
  • 80

    Eurogamer Spain

    (platform: PC)
    Crytek ends Prophet's trilogy with a solid shooter that fixes most of Crysis 2's mistakes, but that never fulfills its whole potential.
  • 80

    Thunderbolt

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is a mishmash of Crysis and Crysis 2, which is probably the best thing we could hope for now that the series has to work on aged consoles
  • 80

    Armchair Empire

    (platform: 360)
    All in all, Crysis 3 is an impressive game – it delivers on style and experience, just doesn't do all those little extras to really set itself apart from the pack as a true AAA title.
  • 80

    Pelit (Finland)

    (platform: 360)
    As far as the graphics go, Crysis 3 really squeezes everything out of Xbox 360. As a finale for a trilogy, the game could've really used a much more engaging story. The stealth gameplay is also not as good as it could be, the A.I. is simply too dumb for its own good. [March 2013]
  • 80

    Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux

    (platform: PS3)
    The beautiful and eerie locations give Crysis 3 a great atmosphere. Cowering in the tall grass, while being hunted by bloodthirsty aliens, reminded us of the terrifying raptor-scene from Jurassic Park. Blowing up a giant dam caused a spectacle big enough to make our inner vandal smile. [April 2013, p.80]
  • 80

    Gamer.nl

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 doesn't do much wrong as a shooter and is constantly entertaining thanks to the nanosuit and the addition of the bow. The multiplayer is also surprisingly fun. Other aspects aren't as great though. Dialogues are simply terrible and the main campaign is quite short, especially for a game that's at its best when played slowly. On consoles the game's framerate also frequently drops significantly. None of these things are crucial enough to not recommend it though. Crysis 3 is just too much fun for that.
  • 80

    BigPond GameArena

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 almost knocks it out of the ballpark on so many levels. The controls and visuals are certainly spot on, but the level design and pacing both have sporadic moments that let it, and you, down.
  • 79

    NZGamer

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 is set in a world that can take your breath away - but as an overall experience, it's flawed. Crytek's third installment is undoubtedly a beautiful product, but it is not yet a beautiful game.
  • 78

    ZTGD

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is not a bad game by any means, and it is very ambitious in many aspects, but as far as game play and story go, it is not going to impress anyone.
  • 78

    ZTGameDomain

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is not a bad game by any means, and it is very ambitious in many aspects, but as far as game play and story go, it is not going to impress anyone.
  • 77

    Canadian Online Gamers

    (platform: 360)
    In a market saturated with shooters, it takes something special to rise above the pack. Crysis 3 was on the cusp of doing so, but in the end it didn't quite knock one out of the park.
  • 75

    Strategy Informer

    (platform: 360)
    Ultimately, we can't help but feel that you'll play through the rather short campaign, and while you'll probably have a great time doing it, you'll shrug your shoulders and either give multiplayer a quick blast, and/or go back to Call of Duty or something.
  • 75

    GameSpot

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is stunning to look at, successfully portraying an uneasy partnership of the natural and the artificial. As the story presses on, the conflict deepens and the visuals darken; it's as if you can feel the evil spreading throughout the city. As a piece of technology, Crysis 3 lives up to the series' legacy. As a game, it doesn't reach the same heights.
  • 75

    Destructoid

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 attempts to strike a balance between Crysis and Crysis 2, but in doing so manages to lose a little bit of what made each game appealing. The result is a title that doesn't truly match the open-ended excitement of the first game nor the revelatory empowerment of the second, yet manages to provide enough of both to at least tantalize, even if it doesn't completely satisfy.
  • 75

    Armchair Empire

    (platform: PC)
    The multiplayer hits all the right notes when it comes to gaining experience points, load-out customization, a good mix of game types, etc. so there's plenty for the competitive player to enjoy.
  • 75

    GRYOnline.pl

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 shows that Crytek follows the path from Crysis 2, but tries to incorporate things from the original game. This nod to the gamers deserves some respect, because the developer could have taken the easy route and prepare a completely linear campaign. Still - the mix of open and closed gameplay isn't as good, as one might expect. Even with this grand arsenal of resources the game turned out to be less satisfying than its predecessors. It's not a step forward - it's more of a job well done by talented people, that perhaps were pressured by the market or deadlines.
  • 74

    4Players.de

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 gives you incredibly detailed, beautiful locations. But the core design is not as modern or progressive as the engine and the AI is far away from standards set by Crytek with their first Far Cry.
  • 74

    ActionTrip

    (platform: 360)
    Although you still get some satisfaction from features that you've seen before, ultimately we can't underline anything memorable this time around, at least nothing that would compare to the quality of the previous two titles.
  • 71

    Worth Playing

    (platform: PC)
    Take away the graphics and the title, and the game doesn't have many noteworthy aspects. The gameplay is decent but in a very generic way that doesn't differentiate itself from any other shooter on the market. That's depressing, considering the series' roots.
  • 70

    Polygon

    (platform: PC)
    It's a beautiful game with jaw-dropping production values. But it took me a few hours to realize how empty Crysis 3 feels. The best thing I can manage to say about it is this: It didn't get in my way. But I would have had more fun if Crysis 3 had put up a fight.
  • 70

    GamesRadar

    (platform: 360)
    A gratifying shooter experience. Even though the campaign is on the shorter side, there are a few visual hiccups, and some of the enemy AI is unbalanced, those small gripes get overshadowed by Crysis 3's tactical gameplay, beautiful environments, and superb online multiplayer. While not treading new ground for the FPS genre, Crysis 3 is a solid shooter.
  • 70

    Eurogamer

    (platform: 360)
    That true panoramic freedom is still missing in action, the campaign's rather undernourished as it rushes you into the final act and the fiction feels increasingly forgettable. There are charms here, though, if you boot up the tactical display and stick to the shadows. There's the silent kill in glorious surroundings; there's the swish of an arrow, the creak of a bow.
  • 70

    Hardcore Gamer Magazine

    (platform: PC)
    If it weren't for the visuals, this would only be an average shooter with a kick-ass bow.
  • 70

    Hyper Magazine

    (platform: PS3)
    Crysis 3 reunites the outfit with a voice, Prophet, and his supposed buddy, Psycho and tells you that only one set of sentient long-johns can save the world. It's a functional excuse for the action but uninspired, much like the bulk of the game. [Issue#235]
  • 70

    The Digital Fix

    (platform: PS3)
    The appeal of the series has always been in its graphics and Crysis 3 still stands tall as one of the best looking console games of this generation. As many first person shooters shrivel up in the shadow of Call of Duty, Crysis 3's tactical gameplay and the introduction of the predator bow help it stand apart from the usual suspects of the genre. However, seen as a series that pushed graphics and gameplay to the limits, the third installment's lack of innovation is perhaps its only weakness.
  • 70

    Official Xbox Magazine UK

    (platform: 360)
    Crysis 3 might be a victim of this love-blindness. You'll never be bored during the campaign, and certainly not during the excellent multiplayer. But Crysis 3 feels like a retread of entertaining ground, with a frustrating glimpse of how good it could actually be.
  • 70

    Metro GameCentral

    (platform: 360)
    The excellent multiplayer deserves to be the focus here, rather than the repetitive, humourless, and largely artless first person shooting of the single-player campaign.
  • 70

    PC PowerPlay

    (platform: PC)
    A series we're glad to see come to a close. But if you like games with HEAPS of graphics, or for the multiplayer. [Apr 2013, p.82]
  • 70

    Eurogamer Portugal

    (platform: PC)
    It's hard to believe that this was indeed the result sought by Crytek. This is an absolutely faultless game on a visual level but it fails on virtually all others.
  • 70

    games(TM)

    (platform: PS3)
    Psycho aside, it's hard to be engaged by the narrative, and not only because it's standard sci-fi fodder. Blatant clues as to the story's direction mean most players will have pieced together the plot's deeper mysteries long before they are formerly unveiled. Meanwhile, optional audio logs that dig deeper into the lore can only be played via a static menu screen, necessitating a break from the action to listen to a minute or two of laboured exposition.
  • 70

    Eurogamer Sweden

    (platform: 360)
    I've had fun with Crysis 3, but not as much fun as I had with the two games that came before it. This is not a bad game by any means, but it is the least good in the series so far.
  • 70

    Gameplanet

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 looks stunning and ticks all the right boxes, but the game doesn't do enough to distinguish itself in order to earn the higher marks.
  • 70

    AtomicGamer

    (platform: PC)
    It comes off less as a product made of art and design and gameplay and excitement, and more like an entry on a balance sheet, a simple fulfillment of a contract, or a footnote on an investor conference call. I know that both EA and Crytek can do better, and I hope that's their plan for their next project.
  • 70

    Gamer.no

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is a stunningly beautiful game, which also manages to stand out from your regular shooter thanks to a few tricks up it's sleeve. The nanosuit is truly empowering and the bow is a great addition to the formula, but the game's stealth elements and AI are simply lackluster, and with such a cliche-filled story there is simply too much to be desired.
  • 70

    JeuxActu

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 follows the path of its predecessor. Visually stunning on consoles and absolutely gorgeous on powerful PCs, Crysis 3 is a true landmark. But despite its sexy outline, this FPS runs out of innovative gameplay and a proper scenario. To sum up, Crysis 3 is a beautiful hollow thing.
  • 70

    X360 Magazine UK

    (platform: 360)
    Being enormous fans of the Crysis series to this point, we came at this wanting to love it. But repetitive scenarios and a lack of challenge steadily dried our fan shorts. [May 2013, p.81]
  • 70

    GameFocus

    (platform: 360)
    If you are a fan of the Crysis franchise, though, you may still find elements to enjoy about the game, but if you seek to find a totally new FPS experience or even just a breath of fresh air, you will be very disappointed with Crysis 3. It may not be the best in the series or live up to its full potential, but it remains an enjoyable game nonetheless.
  • 70

    Xbox World Australia

    (platform: 360)
    After the plot falls over dead, the wonderful action stands up and carries it home, bearing the weight of the game's many failures on its back.
  • 68

    ZTGameDomain

    (platform: 360)
    As for the game itself, it lives and dies with the multiplayer for me. I loved the new Hunter mode, and I still enjoy the core online game more than most other shooters. The campaign on the other hand just felt like a mess. The enemy AI is atrocious, and the sheer execution is just boring at times. Despite its brevity, I found myself wanting it to end long before it actually did.
  • 68

    Riot Pixels

    (platform: PC)
    A “CryNET Systems 3.0” logo is plastered all over Crysis 3's menus, but it should've said “2.5”. The final instalment in a story of a super soldier versus alien invaders feels like an expansion rather a full-blown sequel. A six-hour long campaign in a familiar setting, one and a half fresh ideas, slightly improved multiplayer. A few years ago studios were more honest when naming their products – take Crysis Warhead, for example.
  • 68

    ZTGD

    (platform: 360)
    As for the game itself, it lives and dies with the multiplayer for me. I loved the new Hunter mode, and I still enjoy the core online game more than most other shooters. The campaign on the other hand just felt like a mess. The enemy AI is atrocious, and the sheer execution is just boring at times. Despite its brevity, I found myself wanting it to end long before it actually did.
  • 65

    Post Arcade (National Post)

    (platform: PS3)
    The problem is that in the few hours I spent online with the PlayStation 3 edition about a week after release the number of people playing at any one time seemed to hover around 700-800, with the bulk of them engaged in death matches rather than any of the more interesting, innovative game types (such as the new Hunter mode, which pits a minority of nanosuit-wearing, permanently cloaked hunters against plain old human troopers).
  • 65

    PSX-Sense.nl

    (platform: PS3)
    Sadly the PS3 version of Crysis 3 is the worst version compared to the other platforms. The PS3 version is filled with framedrops, pop-ups, audio glitches and disappointing graphics. The singleplayer is fine, but it's short and the story is far from interesting. A fun shooter at best, but certainly no more than that. If you want the best experience you're better off with the Xbox or PC version.
  • 65

    Gamer.nl

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 might look beautiful on PC, but the reality behind those pretty graphics is far less colorful. It simply doesn't run as smoothly as it could and many console-specific choices are too prevalent in the PC-version.
  • 61

    Play UK

    (platform: PS3)
    Stunning to look at, but the experience within its gorgeously rendered environments ultimately lacks substance. [Issue#230, p.76]
  • 60

    Edge Magazine

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 has neither direction nor freedom, though it does have human weapons, alien weapons, a cloaking device, an Armour mode, and a bow. And with this many options at your disposal, Crysis 3 insists, surely you must be having fun.
  • 60

    VideoGamer

    (platform: 360)
    By the end of the game I was bored silly, and considering the scope of what was going on that shouldn't have been the case. Sadly, bar a few exceptions – a Jurassic Park-style hunting section in long grass, an open-ended assault on Ceph AA emplacements – I'd rinsed and repeated the same thing so much that I couldn't care less.
  • 60

    Playstation Universe

    (platform: PS3)
    A devolution from open-world brilliance and a far cry from compelling, Crysis 3 is a serviceable sci-fi shooter with noteworthy multiplayer and a story that just barely warrants attention.
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    Strategy Informer

    (platform: PC)
    Crytek seem to have this innate ability to forget what made their previous games liked and fail to address any complaints – so with Crysis 3 we once again see poor checkpointing, an abundance of non-human encounters, not so fun shooting, linear enclosed areas, and forgetting about human enemies altogether after the halfway point. Their best looking game yet, but also their weakest.
  • 60

    IncGamers

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is a decent set of free-form mechanics trapped, like the New York of its embarrassing sci-fi plot, within the bubble of an all-too-often constricting design.
  • 60

    Giant Bomb

    (platform: PC)
    It's serviceable and, again, it looks great on the PC, but was this trip really necessary? It's an average experience, overall, and in a genre that continues to be packed full of competition, you'd probably be better off finding a discounted copy of Crysis 2, or, if the open-world combat of the original Crysis really floats your boat, spend some time with Far Cry 3, instead.
  • 60

    DarkStation

    (platform: PC)
    While it is technically the best version of Crysis out there, it is really only a slightly better version of Crysis 2's mechanics and graphics. Because of that, Crysis 3 feels more like an expansion pack to Crysis 2 than a true sequel and more than likely not worth your time.
  • 60

    The Escapist

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3 is visually stunning, and it's still fun to jump around in a nanosuit, but the new additions to the gameplay and the lackluster story don't make it very memorable.
  • 50

    GameCritics

    (platform: 360)
    It looks sharp and it may be perfectly serviceable, but with all of the other interesting things happening in video games right now, something as surprisingly soulless and rote as Crysis 3 has absolutely nothing to recommend it.
  • 50

    Gameblog.fr

    (platform: PC)
    Crysis 3's campaign disappoints; its story isn't compelling, the storytelling itself doesn't help it, the level design remains an ordinary one, the difficulty is not well-balanced, and overall, there's no real risk taken creatively at any point in it. It's a game of appearances without substance; visually strong, but that's it. The multiplayer kind of saves the deal, most notably thanks to the Hunter mode.

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