Parents' Guide to

Crysis

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Super-realistic violent sci-fi shooter.

Game Windows 2007
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 13+

Rated 13 for strong bloodless violence and profanities

SPOILERS It almost has PG-13 level violence, if u remove blood from settings. To do that, go to graphics/game setting and remove the 'cross' from the blood setting. Profanities is also not such issue until your child watches cutscenes. Even if he/she doesn't watch cutscenes the story is still understandable, as in simple synopsis, "you are just a Marine named Nomad who tries to save Dr. Rosenthal and his daughter, both professional archaeologists, on an island filled with North Koreans 'KPA' soldiers, who are suspected to make a destructive technology. After going deep into the story, the technology is known to actually be an alien spaceship filled with aliens('Cephs'(referred in Crysis 2)) who have come here to suck the energy from Earth." See it is that easy!!! There is no climax. Think it as Halo. And he must have heard these profanities in school too. So come on, don't be such overprotective to your child.
age 18+

Great Gaphics Terrible Vocabulary

This game has an amazing loads of realistic graphics. The game has every single imaginable kind of profanity in a dictionary, including blasphemies. The violence it is realistic but not as violent as other rated M games, except for some scenes of gore inside the movie parts those are very violent as you see one man ripped in half. Do not let your kids trick you there is absolutely no Profanity/violence filter in game. if you would like to add a profanity filter you can download it through this website (http://gamesoap.net) and one can manually edit it but it will be a ton amounts of work and one would need to hear those profanities and blasphemies in audacity software to edit it if you are up to it you can go to this website which is an instruction by instruction (http://blog.wilcoxfamily.net/2008/01/censoring-crysis/). However this game even without Profanity it is still a rated M game due to violence. (in the game you kill both humans as well as aliens. although there is no sex nor sensuality, in very few parts the Korean Soldiers are urinating in the game when they need to. You may also kill that individual while they are doing it. There are other games your kids can play this one is not a healthy one.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
Kids say (8 ):

This adult-oriented sci-fi shooter is a dazzling visual achievement -- indeed, it is among the most visually realistic games ever made. And by virtue of this unmatched verisimilitude, Crysis immerses players in its world like no other game that has come before. But all of this comes at a price: the cost of a state-of-the-art gaming machine. Play without a technologically advanced rig and you'll have no choice but to run the game at the lowest visual settings, which unfortunately makes it feel more or less like an average PC shooter.

The almost limitless gamut of possible tactics is impressive, but it's not unprecedented. From Assassin's Creed to the Grand Theft Auto games, open-ended play is de rigueur these days. And since most people don't own machines powerful enough to take advantage of Crysis' bar-raising graphics, most players probably won't find that it stands out from the pack.

Game Details

  • Platform: Windows
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Electronic Arts
  • Release date: November 13, 2007
  • Genre: First-Person Shooter
  • ESRB rating: M for Blood, Strong Language, Violence
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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