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Crysis Warhead (PC DVD)
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- Play as Sergeant Sykes and experience a whole new side of the battle
- More explosive and dynamic minute to minute game play: new customizable weapons, new vehicles, new photorealistic locations to explore, and a fully interactive war zone to dominate
- Enhanced human and alien AI" Intelligent enemies, bigger challenges, and all-new ally squad support
- Includes Crysis Wars, an expanded new multiplayer experience with new online modes and 21 maps including seven all-new maps to battle it out against other players
- Crysis Warhead is a standalone release and does not require ownership of Crysis to play
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Take on the fight as the volatile Sergeant "Psycho" Sykes in a new parallel story taking place during the events of Crysis. Psycho's secret mission will take him to the other side of the island on a ruthless pursuit of a North Korean general hell-bent on obtaining powerful technology. With the versatile powers of his Nanosuit and an arsenal of fully customizable weapons & vehicles at his disposal, Sykes will do whatever it takes to carry out his top-secret objective.
Action on the other side of the island is more intense, the battles are fierce, and the mission protocol is no longer "Adapt to Survive". As Sergeant Sykes, now you must adapt to dominate the battle. Twin SMG's blazing, seizing new vehicles, or going stealth, the action and the victory is on your terms.
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The DRM forced upon you when you install Warhead is insane. The DRM is turning away potential customers while the pirates can play without the EA malware being installed on your PC.
If this 'pseudo-virus' was mentioned on the retail box I would never have purchased this game and I will never purchase another EA game as long as I live.
Avoid Crysis Warhead. Avoid EA. Avoid potentially illegal, non-optional and damaging malware disguised as anti-piracy measures.
The problems however, arose the moment EA laid their hands on this masterpiece-to-be. Failing to notice those terrifying words, 'internet connection required for product activation', I was bound to be in for a rough ride. Installation was slow yet suspenseful, as I knew something just had to go wrong. 30 minutes later and hey presto! SecuRom. May I add at this point that I don't have an internet connection, so I was forced (ashamedly) to download a crack containing the paul.dll and the exe file, making me a reluctant criminal. May I also add I own a legal copy of this game for which I payed £20. Installing any EA game these days feels like being electronically violated; they're so kind as to give you an EA download manager that assists you in making purchase of future EA games easier, blummin cheeky if you ask me.
After some amount of forum surfing I finally managed to get the game up and running, welcomed with an uncontrollable feeling of pleasure and excitement. Goodbye EA, hello Crytek. User Interface is tidier and faster with an enhanced theme tune. After a few clicks I was ready to go, and what a journey I was in for!
Everything about Warhead is either on par with the original, or much better. Sharper graphics, more motion blur, new weapons, more immersive. This game is flawless. I was tempted to knock the rating down to three stars but decided against it in honor of Crytek's great work. Yes EA deserve a slapped bottom but the game is essentially what we are reviewing here.
I advise caution if buying the game that there may be a problem here and there but once up and running it's worth every penny. If you owned Crysis, DEFINITELY buy this. If you've never played Crysis before, Warhead is a standalone so you can buy it anyway!
CRYSIS:WARHEAD is a follow up to CRYSIS the critically acclaimed game made by CRYTEK the dudes who are responsible for that all time classic FPS FARCRY. WARHEAD follows Pscho the British colleague of Nomad and his adventures against North Koreas Army, their cyber suited crack troops and the evil electro Aliens who have been awakened by foolish mankind and intend too- well, actually no one really knows what they intend only that they ain't friendly.
It's very short game. The campaign and the graphics as you'd expect are very good with breath taking panoramics and effects. You're free to infiltrate or attack in any way you see fit using the various stealth modes of your Nano suit and it's riotous fun pummeling NK soldiers with any objects from heavy bins to oil barrels some of which explode if you fire into them so your inner sadist will be well satisifed. Most of the enviroment is totally destructable so throw that grenade at the foot of the tower and watch as the guards pitch screaming to the ground for you to machine gun or throw. The Aliens are still a bit of a problem to fight as they are remarkably tough little blighters and facing the Alien tank at both mid way and in the final Boss fight is a fairly hard battle.
It's a little bit samey but that's always going to be the case with a follow on. Good but not great so why not? You can't help feeling they made the same mistakes with the first game in which fighting the Koreans was a lot more fun than fighting the aliens where your suit seems almost useless. DOOM 3 has LOTS of different monsters varying the threat and in Warhead and Crysis it's pretty much you've faced one bad alien you've faced them all. I think from what I've seen of CRYSIS 2 they seemed to be learning this. 28/8/2010.
Gameplay is the same as the original, just a new storyline, so make do with the original and leave this alone.
We need to make a stand agaisn't the DRM, it takes away our consumer rights. I will not buy another game from EA if it contains a DRM! I hope they lose millions over this.
Anyway, installation is fairly easy - and it ran fine on medium settings on my old single core 3.2Ghz, 3Gb RAM, ATI X1650, WinXP machine. Now I was a hardcore Nomad fan, but the first thing you notice when you play is that Sykes is a bit cooler - the 'maximum' demo at the start is very slick, and the intro shows both Sykes' macho and more human side.
The game is, as you'd expect, much more explosive - but you can play stealthily too, which seems a bit odd; whilst Sykes gets better weapons, he's no more robust than Nomad, and you can't take more damage - although you can deal out more. There are a few touches which I couldn't decide whether they were nice or irritating - your gunsight freezes / mists over when it gets *really* cold, making aiming almost impossible at long range - but then you don't really want to be at long range in those levels.
There are a lot of impressive vehicle explosions, and the driving levels aren't too tricky - the hovercraft is a nice touch, as is the armoured van. You can also capture tanks and the buggies, which are powerful and speedy, respectively.
There are a few vehicle-guarding levels - there's a long session on a train, much like the convoy sequence in Quake 4; one where you pursue an ally in an armoured van, protecting him - which could potentially have been *very* annoying, but he didn't die when I played on normal, and the mass destruction of other vehicles is great.Read more ›
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CRYSIS....fantastic game! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! SecuROM will not pass the release date check so you will never be able to play this game unless you BUY it through ORIGIN! Read morePublished 6 months ago by elryke1024
do not buy it asks for a redemption code and does not work at all DO NOT BUY but seller gave me a refund so not sellers faultPublished 8 months ago by paul
very good time still working sadie is a bit scratched but still workingPublished 15 months ago by phillip8042
I wanted to buy this game for a long time, so when I finally decided to do it, I had no regrets.
I don't know what is wrong with the people who are complaining about the... Read more
What say; one of the best game never seen. Perfect graphics quality. Good longevity end much funny. My favorite saga!Published on 26 Jan. 2014 by rOx
If you are into this kind of game then Crysis Warhead is a must. Challenging in every aspect in fighting enemy troops and aliens to boot.Published on 13 Jan. 2014 by Deryck Campbell
CRYSIS WARHEAD is basically an expansion of the original game so everything I felt about that game also applies here. Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2013 by sft
Read the other reviews. Don't bother buying this game! If you want to play it you are better off pirating it. At least that way there is a chance you will get it to work.Published on 16 Sept. 2012 by John