Crysis is finally shipping to PC game retailers in North America and Europe. That’s right, the eye candy, graphics-whore-friendly PC game is finally making its way to a computer near you.
Crysis is comprised of three core pieces of content, a single-player campaign, a multiplayer mode and a map editor. In the single-player campaign, players are thrust into the middle of a global conflict between the United States and North Korea over a mysterious artifact that turns out to be extraterrestrial in nature. Fortunately, players are outfitted with a high tech Nanosuit that allows them to alter their strength, speed, armor and cloaking abilities, as well as a complete arsenal of fully customizable weapons.
The two multiplayer experiences are PowerStruggle and Instant Action. PowerStruggle is a team-based multiplayer mode in which players must work together strategically to capture resource points throughout the map (King of the Hill, basically). Instant Action, meanwhile, is a more twitchy mode in which every player is outfitted with a Nanosuit and shoots anything that moves.
The map editor, called the CryENGINE 2 Sandbox Editor, is the complete version of Crytek’s Sandbox Editor and lets gamers have full access to the powerful design tool to create custom maps.