Platforms: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
Release Date: February 19, 2013
Blame the long generation or aversion to new IP, but trilogies have been one of the popular trends within these past few years. We’ve even seen trilogies within trilogies. The third time is rarely the charm in video games, since the mechanics have usually been refined and nearly perfected in the sequel and basically repeated for the final chapter. Although surprise isn’t par for the course for the trilogy-ending installment, these games are usually well-made, if maybe lateral steps considering the whole franchise. Crysis 3 does give a sense of surprise, but in the opposite of Crytek’s intention. Aside from the multiplayer, Crysis 3 fails to add any spice to the formula while simultaneously stepping back in a few key ways.