Crytek releases Crysis 3 single-player interactive demo

Thursday, 26th July 2012 14:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Crytek has released an interactive demo video for Crysis 3, showing close to 19 minutes of the single-player campaign. In the video, it shows play-style options such as stealth or armor, which depending on the choice you click, shows you going gun crazy or playing in a more stealth-like mode. You can always go back and do the demo again and choose the other option. Give it a try. Crysis 3 hits PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in February 2013.



  1. Edo

    1080P HD?Nice :D.Anyways,took the stealth route first and it was somewhat satisfying,liked:graphics(I mean was there any doubt that it will look good),gunplay,the bow and the fact that there was a sense of improvisation in the mission’s structure.However,didn’t like the enemy AI(one of the things that were atrocious in the second one)and the new hacking ability seems to work way too easy.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. BULArmy

    I can even say I am impressed. I didn’t have high hopes for 3, but this video looks interesting. If all levels have at least this amount of space, I will be happy. We will never get the same amount of options as in the original Crysis, but as a whole 2 was a nice shooter, even though nothing as groundbreaking as the original.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DSB

    I wish they’d put Crysis to bed. For all their engineering splendor, Crytek just aren’t very good at stories and settings.

    They’re somewhere in between Half-Life 2 and Call of Duty with few of the things that make either one great.

    Crysis 2 was better than I expected, but I wish they’d hire some real artists and start over.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Phoenixblight

    They really should just stay with making an engine then give the engine to developers that can actually do something with it because all Crytek does is make fluffed up tech demos.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    I think it’s excellent. Pc version FTW.

    but setting overall is not really that great. First Crysis is still the best one and had much more options.

    Far Cry 3 looks much more interesting and it’s made on Cryengine 3.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Edo

    @5 Far Cry 3 is built on Dunia Engine 2.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight


    Uh no it isn’t. Its the same engine that was used for Farcry 2 and 1 which is based on cryengine 1 but they call it Dunia.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    @6,7, yeah you are right. I remember checking wiki and it was Cryengine 3 but now it’s Dunia engine :D

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight


    When the game was announced Ubisoft said its the same engine as the second farcry only updated for a better pipeline.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. freedoms_stain

    Interesting, I’d have called those playstyles “Going Loud” and “Like a Dumbass”.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Ireland Michael

    Not seeing the fuss. It’s just another shooter with some pretty graphics.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. HeavyD-Love

    I like Crysis series because it’s not a typical FPS war clone.

    This looks great. Love the 1080p option as well

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Takeshi

    I too like the Crysis series although I have mixed feelings towards the second instalment.

    What the third game needs to do:

    - More frequent checkpoints or even better, quicksave. There is nothing more discouraging than spending 10-15 stealth-playing only to be discovered by the last guy and die by his hands. I even go as far as not playing stealth in some sections in the second game because stealth takes longer than “going loud”.
    - A proper PC version from the get-go. Obviously you’ve re-discovered what PC gamers want in a game, Crytek, so make sure to add that stuff in from the beginning. The ability to change FOV and motion blur are some of my most important PC functions. You have to change the FOV from the console. Seriously, how hard is it to implement that?

    Aside from that, C3 looks really good. I don’t think it’s my most anticipated game in 2013, but it’s probably one I will have definite fun with.

    I like most FPS. Call of Duty provides some good action in its single-campaigns, KillZone 2 and 3 were pretty awesome in what you got to do and of course, fucking awesome graphics. Then there is Bioshock with its great artistic sense and gameplay.

    And of course, Crysis which just nailed the feeling of being a predator.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. freedoms_stain

    @11, just out of interest, what does a shooter have to do to rank higher than “just another shooter” if a customisable suit of armour with abilities that provide the player with a plethora of options not possible in typical gun in hand shooters, plus on-the-fly weapons customisation which allows the player to quickly adapt to the situation or twist the situation in their favour, doesn’t cut it?

    Crysis 2 could have been better, but for a linear shooter it certainly provided an experience which was hardly “just another shooter”.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    #13 Face, meet palm.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Erthazus

    @13, Yeah, Crysis 3 really need Quicksave this time.

    first game had it and it was great.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. CPC_RedDawn

    @6,7,8 & 9:

    Let me teach you all something here.

    Far Cry 1 = Cryengine 1

    built by crytek and the game was published by Ubisoft

    Far Cry 2 = Dunia Engine

    built in house by Ubisoft Montreal studios and published by Ubisoft

    Far Cry 3 will use the same engine just slightly updated it will NOT be Dunia engine 2.

    Crysis 1 (PC) = Cryengine 2

    Built by Crytek and published by EA who now own majority share in Crytek

    Crysis Warhead = Cryengine 2 (slightly updated)

    Updated to improve performance for most PC machines with better flexibility than Crysis 1.

    Crysis (Console re-release) = Cryengine 3

    The game was ported over to Cryengine 3 which was built from the ground up using Cryengine 2 as a framework this time with console hardware in mind.

    Crysis 2 = Cryengine 3

    Crysis 3 = Cryengine 3

    Maybe slightly updated from what was used in Crysis 2 to improve stabilty and performance nothing major.

    Lessons learnt… DUNIA engine and Cryengine have NOTHING to do with each other. DUNIA engine was built from scratch by Ubisoft, and is coded completely differently to Cryengine which is solely owned by Crytek as it is their technology. All Ubisoft own is the Far Cry name as a brand. Watch the Far Cry 2 dev videos, they even said they scrapped everything from previous Far Cry games and built the game engine in house from scratch. Plus you can just wiki it.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. freedoms_stain

    @17 “they scrapped everything from previous Far Cry games and built the game engine in house from scratch” that probably explains why Far Cry 2 sucked so bad.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Maximum Payne

    @17 Except Dunia engine use 3% code of cryengine 1.

    #19 2 years ago

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