Crysis 3, developed by Crytek and produced by EA, delivers a visually stunning masterpiece to both pc and console gamers. Crysis 3 takes place in New York in 2047, 24 years after the events of Crysis 2. You play the game as Prophet as you and your sidekick Psycho take on the corrupt CELL Corporation. You soon discover that New York has been encased in a giant Nanodome created by the CELL Corporation. This Liberty Dome creates an urban rainforest with lush vegetation and swamplands that cover New York City. And within this Liberty Dome are seven environments known as the Seven Wonders. Prophet powers through the dome and its Seven Wonders and takes on numerous CELL members and aliens alike to try and bring down the evil CELL Corporation. Crysis 3 offers an amazing campaign, a great online multiplayer, and new gameplay additions that set this first-person shooter apart from others.
One thing that a lot of first-person shooters are known for are their online multiplayer modes and sometimes not so much for the campaign. But with Crysis 3, the campaign really does stand out with a compelling story, standard setting graphics and sandbox gameplay that is unmatched by any other FPS. You sneak your way through the entire Liberty Dome taking down hundreds of CELL members and aliens all made surprisingly fun with my favorite additions to this game, the Nanosuit and the Predator Bow. Both of these features are what really set this game apart from its competitors.
The Nanosuit has a visor that allows you to lock onto enemies and enemy weapons such as torrents, and you can hack these weapons from great distances. The Nanosuit can also create an additional shield around you that deflects enemy fire, and my favorite feature is the cloaking feature. The suit can cloak you thus making you invisible to the CELL members allowing you to sneak up on them and kill them with relative ease. As you use your powers it does deplete the Nanosuit’s energy, but it builds back up relatively quickly. The other addition to this game that is brilliant is the Predator Bow. This bow is really what makes this game awesome. There is nothing more satisfying than sneaking through a mission silently taking down every bad guy with a single shot to the head with this kick-ass bow. Plus there are different arrows that you can use with it as well ranging from explosive tips to electrically charged arrowheads.
One thing that I wondered about Crysis 3 before buying it was how the multiplayer would stack up against the competition. And let me say the Crysis 3 multiplayer does more than enough to differentiate itself from the other heavy hitters of the first-person shooters like Call of Duty and Halo. There are 8 different online game modes ranging from Team Deathmatch to Assault and Spears, but the stand out of the bunch is Hunter. Hunter is a unique game mode where teams of two Hunters, armed with Predator Bows and infinite stealth energy have to eliminate CELL Operatives who have crash landed in the level. As each CELL member dies, they become part of the Hunter team and seek to eliminate their former allies. The stealth of the Hunters makes this game mode flat-out nerve-wracking, as you are never knowing when you will be struck with an arrow. Crysis 3 definitely delivered a different multiplayer experience that will earn playing time along with the other first-person shooters.
Overall, Crysis 3 is an amazing game. The gameplay is very fluid and yet fast paced, and with the Nanosuit and the Predator Bow you just can’t go wrong. The only real drawback to the game is the length of the campaign. The campaign mode itself is relatively short, taking only about 6 hours to complete, depending on the difficultly. But what it loses is length it makes up for in depth with an engrossing story. But complaining about the length of the campaign is just nitpicking because Crysis 3 is very solid. It has amazing graphics, probably the best you’re going to find until the next generation consoles come out. And every aspect of the game is a really fun and unique gaming experience. I would definitely recommend that you pick up this game, you won’t regret it.