Crysis is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek in their headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows and released in November 2007. It is the first game of a trilogy. A separate game entitled Crysis Warhead was released on September 16, 2008, and follows similar events as Crysis but from a different narrative perspective. At the time Crysis was released, and years thereafter, it has been praised for its milestones in graphical design (commensurate with high hardware requirements).
The game is based in a future where a massive ancient space alien-constructed structure has been discovered buried inside a mountain on an island in the fictional Lingshan Islands, near the coast of the East Philippines. The single-player campaign has the player assume the role of U.S. Army Delta Force soldier Jake Dunn, referred to in-game by his callsign, Nomad. Nomad is armed with various futuristic weapons and equipment, most notably a "Nanosuit" which was inspired by a real-life military concept. In Crysis, the player fights both North Korean and extraterrestrial enemies in various environments on and around the island.
|Operating system||Windows XP, Vista, or 7||Windows XP, Vista, or 7|
|CPU||Intel Pentium 4 2.8 GHz (3 GHz for Vista), Intel Core 2 GHz (2.2 GHz for Vista) or AMD Athlon XP 2800+ (3200+ for Vista)||Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4400+|
|Memory||1 GB RAM for XP; 1.5 GB RAM for Vista||2 GB RAM|
|Hard drive space||12 GB of free space|
|Graphics hardware||NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT 256 MB or ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 256 MB (Radeon X800 Pro for Vista)||NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 640 MB or similar|
|Sound hardware||DirectX 9.0c compliant sound card|
|Network||1 Mbit/s internet connection for online play|