Reviews for Crysis Warhead

98

More of the same Crysis 1

rjb789 | Sept. 22, 2013 | See all rjb789's reviews »

If you loved Crysis 1, you will love this game. The story runs alongside the main campaign of Crysis 1 but is set on the other side of the island. This is a nice idea as it fleshes out the original story with more characters. The dialogue is frequently funny and I loved playing as Psycho (the main character) The gameplay and graphics are top notch as always and truly impressed me, even in 2013 with games like Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 nipping at the heels of the original Crysis' graphical fidelity. In short, if you enjoyed Crysis 1, go get it. If you have not been introduced to the Crysis series, this is a great place to start.

83

Good expansion pack

britishlad | May 12, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

This is a stand alone expansion for Crysis and probably one of the last expansion packs (before dlc) for a first person shooter. In this one, you will play as Psycho (Who sounds and acts like Jason Statham), another member of the team which have been sent to retrieve an alien's container.

Like its predecessor, this game put you against the Koreans and aliens. In this one, the combat will be more mixed between aliens and Koreans. It will not be against only one or the other clan. That will occur sometimes where you will see both fighting at each other. That will be a good opportunity for you to run aside from the fight.

The campaign last 7 missions and is good for about 10 hours. It's more of the same but it has some excellent set pieces and it's better paced than the original. It's definitely worth a purchase if you are a fan of the series

85

Good game, but basically the same

abelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

If you dislike the first Crysis (something doubtful), don't buy this one. Very much Crysis style but with a lot more packed into 5 hours of mayhem much to the style of 'Psycho'. The Cry engine 2 seems to definitely have had its optimization improved as the game actually looks better but also runs better than the original. The action is more intense but its not to say that there aren't areas where you will make use of being stealthy. Just enjoy it!

86

Crysis Warhead - review

carlyle | Dec. 25, 2012 | See all carlyle's reviews »

The plot of Warhead moves in parallel but definitely synthesized compared to what we saw in Crysis and this time the player will be made ​​to dress the suit futuristic Sergeant Sykes, also known as Psycho veterans of the series. Warhead is then set in another portion of the family tropical island, exactly the opposite coast, a strip of land that sets the stage for a much more fast-paced gameplay is where the action component to it as a protagonist. The 7-hour in which the game can be finished fly away in an instant, thanks to a series of events that are away from the first Crysis Warhead much. On the one hand the cutscenes made ​​with the game engine and third-person narration to add that touch of a plot certainly more developed than almost immediately confronts the player with the aliens about to conquer the Earth, from 'on the other hand almost a downside due to a linearity that apparently leaves a little 'less freedom to the player, but completely eliminates the long periods of stasis that characterized Crysis, especially when traveling to a mission objective to the next. all enemies already seen in Crysis Warhead but that are launched against the player almost immediately when you consider that just the third level already meet the huge Hunter. But going to dig deeper into some innovation we can find in this area and, to be more precise in terms of artificial intelligence. The soldiers must be said, did not gain great genius but respond in a much more realistic in any hit and run tactics that take advantage of invisibility.

95

A good standalone expansion

Zinzun | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

This is a standalone expansion of the first Crysis,and you will play like an other member of the original team,playing the same story from a different side (like Half-Life Opposing Force).The graphics are good as the original was,but the gameplay is more frenetic and the locations more suggestive. It takes about 10 hours to be completed,so is long too. Buy this if you loved the first game.

89

More Crysis

CJV | Sept. 2, 2012 | See all CJV's reviews »

This game is a standalone expansion to Crysis and it's events are parallel to the events of the main game, told by the perspective of another character. Being an expansion, the graphics and gameplay are similar to crysis, only the levels are different. That said it is indeed as great as crysis and if you like FPS you should give both games a try.

80

An energetic expasion to Crysis!

FreeMan85 | Oct. 26, 2011 | See all FreeMan85's reviews »

Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars a stand-alone expansion of Crysis. Maded by CryTek Budapest studios, in another words it's maded by my country. :) Since it's an expansion the game is roughly half short as Crysis, but way more tense! You play as Psycho or his real name Sgt. Michael Sykes, the british hot headed and tough soldier. I find his character more... likeable and his british accent make a better charisma for the whole character. To me Nomad feeled so blank, generic. So you play alone, no Nomad or any other team member, the game starts after the incidents. You are in the other end of the island, new enemies, new places, new weapons. Psycho old friends join us via radio or helping us out personally as a pilot. His name is Sean O'Neill, he and Sykes has a past... But I don't want to spoil anything. So about the story. O'Neill's plane got a picture something important, something was belong the Koreans. But O'Neill's plane shot down and you have to find it's intel. Of course Psycho go after O'Neill too, without permission and help! Soon came order from HQ to pursuit some Korean General who holds this package, nothing else is important! If you played Crysis you maybe figured out this package that alien which Psycho take as a souvenir. This mission feeled harder too me, too many KPA, then the aliens, then both of them. New aliens are show up to! And of course new weapons, my favorite the dual wield mini SMGs. You have bombs, traps, etc. You need it because this mission is insane. The graphics is the same, looks nice, but the settings is changed, or more like the names: Medium is Gamer and similiar. I feeled a bit less optimized than original Crysis and got some bugs, but nothing major. Maybe just my Pc is weak. But the sound is really epic. Every sound effect, noise, beep is sounds frantic. Very good job, like sound of the weapons and falling bullets or the aliens sound... brrr, keep me more freeze then the cold. And the new places... Yes, there's more new place in Warhead like the Lagoon bar at the beach or more village like houses. I say it's looks like now they should in the first game: you feel now peoples used to live here. Oh, and the music! Written by Peter Antovszki. Still use the theme from Zur, but Antovszki gave something fresh, something energetic, something... heavy, or should I say something Psycho. It's classic, but has a few guitar tone and very-very much drums.

Few word about Crysis Wars which another part of the game, needed install to. It's an expanded multi for the first game. New maps, new weapons, new game mode. Guess is just one, cause Wars have: Instan Action, Instant Team Action, Power Struggle. Sadly is very dead now, but still found a few servers if you want to play.

If you played the first Crysis game, you should get this. If not, I still recommend cause Warhead go for a different storyline. And just one more advice: if you want a challenge start the game on Hard or Insane. The game stil feels me easy.