Crysis Wars free trial begins today

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 9 April 2009 15:29 GMT


Crysis Wars is free to play from now until April 17.

All modes and all of the game’s 23 maps are available, so you really may as well. It won’t cost you a bean.

EA and Crytek are to release a Crysis Maximum Edition in May, including all the Crysis game for £30.

Details after the break.

New Players Can Experience the Critically Acclaimed Multiplayer Action Game Free from April 9 – April 17 and Get the Complete Crysis Compilation Crysis Maximum Edition From May 5
Guildford, UK – April 9, 2009 – Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) and Crytek GmbH have announced the start of a free trial period for Crysis Wars®*, the multiplayer game for Crysis Warhead®, the award-winning first-person shooter originally released last Autumn. Starting today, gamers can play all of Crysis Wars** online for free including each of the game’s three action-packed multiplayer modes and all 23 maps. The free trial period runs until Friday, April 17, 2009.

This trial is designed to give players a sample of the signature action and visuals that only the Crysis® series has delivered. For those wanting more than just a sample, EA and Crytek will be releasing Crysis® Maximum Edition, a compilation of all three Crysis games in one box (Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars). Available From May 5 at retail and from (RRP £29.99), Crysis Maximum Edition is the ultimate Crysis experience.

“When Crysis Wars was released seven months ago, one of our biggest goals was to be able to deliver continued support to our growing multiplayer community,” said Cevat Yerli, CEO and President of Crytek. “We think we have delivered on that promise, not only by releasing new content, fixes and our powerful MOD SDK, but also by continuing to offer these types of free trials.”

Crysis Wars supports matches for up to 32 players and contains three distinct gameplay modes; InstantAction (frenetic deathmatch enhanced by the power of the nanosuit), PowerStruggle (a hardcore team-based mode) and TeamInstantAction (a mix of fast-paced action in a team-based environment).

Also available now is Crytek’s powerful MOD SDK editor tool, which allows gamers to release their inner game designer to make maps and mods for Crysis Wars both multiplayer and single player. All user-generated maps for multiplayer will be accessible to the entire community during this free trial period.

Crysis, Crysis Warhead and Crysis Wars are rated 18+ by PEGI. For more information about everything Crysis, please visit

Crysis Maximum Edition will

*Online internet connection and registration required

** Internet connection, online authentication and acceptance of end user license agreement required to play. Gamespy registration required to access online features. Online terms can be found at

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