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Crysis: Warhead PC

A stand-alone expansion pack for the bestselling first-person perspective shooter developed by Crytek studio in 2007. The story of the game is based on the events that occurred in the original game but shows them from a different point of view, thus supplementing the story.

Action | FPP | science fiction | FPS | multiplayer | shooters

PC / Windows
Crysis: Warhead cover

developer: Crytek

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1-32

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

16September2008

Crysis Warhead for PC is a graphically marvelous shooter developed by Crytek Studios (the creators of the renowned Far Cry FPS) in which the events are shown from a first-person perspective. Warhead is a prequel of the Crysis game released in late 2007.

Plot

The story of the game takes place on the island known from the previous game in the series. In addition to American and Korean forces, there are also hostile creatures present on the island. The aliens are starting to terraform the nearby area, thus transforming the tropical jungle into arctic tundra.

The protagonist of the game is Michael “Psycho” Sykes, an ex-SAS soldier. Psycho is sent on a mission to reclaim a container presumably containing the title warhead. The soldier must also stop a Korean colonel who intends to transport the valuable cargo to the territory of North Korea. The story campaign of the game consists of seven large levels completing which takes from five to eight hours.

Mechanics

A similar gameplay model as in the previous installment of the series was used in Warhead. The player has great freedom of acting and can select any path that leads him to the target. Psycho wears a nanosuit known from Crysis. The device has many useful functions and player can decide which ones to use. The suit can increase strength, movement speed and it allows sneaking up on enemies by using a stealth camouflage.

The expansion extends the weapon list of the original game with two new tools – FGL 40 grenade launcher and AY69 machine guns which are very effective on small distance. The player can also use two new vehicles – an unarmed hovercraft and a very powerful armored vehicle.

The artificial intelligence of the opponents was slightly improved in Warhead and one new type of aliens was added. The player will face bosses and enemy machines (tanks, helicopters etc.) more frequently than in the basic game. In addition to the singleplayer campaign, the game also has a multiplayer mode installed from a separate disc. The online mode offers one new way to play the game, the Team Instant Action mode. The battles can take place on seven maps unseen before (six for Instant Action/Team Instant Action and one for Power Struggle).

Technical aspects

The high quality of graphics remains one of the main advantages of the game. Crysis Warhead for PC fully supports DirectX 9 and DirectX 10 libraries. In comparison to the previous entry in the series, explosions were improved and new weather conditions were added.


Game score 8.79 / 10 calculated out of 4032 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 385 players' votes.  

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PEGI Rating

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.Game contains bad language.Game contains depictions of violence.

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • graphic card 512 MB (GeForce 8800 or better)
  • 12 GB HDD
  • Windows XP SP2/Vista
Crysis Warhead Game Guide & Walkthrough
Crysis Warhead Game Guide & Walkthrough

game guide 11 April 2008

This guide consists entirely of a very detailed walkthrough of all seven levels of the singleplayer campaign.

Crysis Remastered May Include Crysis Warhead
Crysis Remastered May Include Crysis Warhead

news 20 April 2020 12:15

There are many indications that Crysis Remastered will offer not only the refreshed version of the basic game, but also the standalone expansion Crysis: Warhead.

Crysis Remastered Without Warhead
Crysis Remastered Without Warhead

news 24 April 2020 14:10

Crytek confirmed the content of Crysis Remastered. As reported by Inverse, the remaster will only offer the solo campaign known from the first game, without Warhead or the rest of the series.

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