headerCrysis Warhead was released September 12, 2008 by Electronic Arts. The game was developed by Crytek Budapest. Crysis Warhead is a first person shooter.

Crysis Warhead is the 2nd of the Crysis series from EA. Unlike the original, Warhead is PC exclusive.

This game uses disc checks and Securom, Macromedia, Starforce, Tagès and other protection systems are being rejected by Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10 for security reasons (KB3086255).

Crysis Warhead, like the original Crysis, is set in 2020, when an ancient alien spacecraft is uncovered on the fictional Lingshan Islands, east of the Philippines.

The single player campaign has the player assume the role of a member of Raptor Team, a squad of mostly American soldiers outfitted with cutting-edge technology.

Specifically, they play the role of former Delta Force operator Sergeant Michael Sykes, referred to in-game by his call sign, “Psycho”.

Psycho was a supporting character in Crysis, in which players played one of his Raptor Team squad mates, Jake “Nomad” Dunn.

Psycho’s arsenal of futuristic weapons builds on those showcased in Crysis, with the introduction of Mini-SMGs which can be dual-wielded, a six-shot grenade launcher equipped with EMP grenades, and the destructive, short ranged Plasma Accumulator Cannon (PAX)

Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of the original game through a side-plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad’s allies.


  • Call Me Ishmael
  • Shore Leave
  • Adapt or Perish
  • Frozen Paradise
  • Below the Thunder
  • From Hell’s Heart
  • All the Fury

The chapters are relatively short which is typical of most shooters. Each is separated by a short movie that provides the story to the game.

We will add the rest of the chapters as we uncover them in the game.


In addition to the single-player campaign, Crytek has also emphasized the multiplayer modes, titled Crysis Wars. In addition to the Instant Action and Power Struggle modes of the original Crysis, Crysis Warhead also features Team Instant Action mode, as well as 21 playable maps upon release. Crytek has made numerous changes to the multiplayer gameplay including tighter vehicle controls, weapon rebalancing, and Nanosuit alterations.


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