Best PC FPS Game - Crysis

Best PC FPS Game

Developer: Crytek
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Release Date: Late 2006

We had the chance to play several different FPSs at the show this year and while the battle was close, Crytek's second game popped out above the rest. At this early stage the game is already very responsive, has some incredible AI that uses cover wisely and works in groups, and includes some inventive new interface features. While the improved story (over Far Cry) has been a sticking point for both Crytek and EA, the show was all about shocking the crowd into submission with some wicked visuals and a stunning use of physics including some gameplay ramifications. When's the last time you were able to shoot down a jungle full of trees and watch them fall on, and kill, an enemy? But the most important thing to note is that despite playing the game two feet away from a big screen plasma, the game was a blast. It was challenging, beautiful, and left a huge impression on us for days afterwards. If the whole game is as fun as the two levels available at the show, gamers are going to be in for a hell of a treat later this year.

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