When looking for a good FPS the top things you look at are visuals and challenge level. Crysis (EA Games, Crytek) offers those two things. So do other similar games, so let's dig a little deeper. The first thing that'll impress you when starting game play is the stunning visuals. The jungles behind the alien warcraft are just about on par with anything you could find in any good Will Smith sci-fi flick. This sophomore game from Crytek expands far beyond the company's 2004 offering, Far Cry. Crysis offers warfare using the alien invasion setting (and throws it into the future in the year 2020). An archeological team on a remote Pacific island is captured by an invasion force of North Koreans, and your US Special Forces team is dispatched to investigate and rescue the scientists. Your first line of defense is high tech nanosuits (Warning: don't get drawn into a false sense of safety though). The first part of the game is mostly completing the required tasks assigned with the constant threat of enemy reinforcements popping up. The amazing environments will draw you right into the action. The nanosuit does give you sweet cloaking abilities and has a few other surprise assets to aide you in your survival. Speaking of environments, don't be in awe of the realistic backgrounds too much, or it could end your gaming life (speaking from experience of being killed by a falling flaming branch). Overall, Crysis offers everything a good FPS should (except that the single-player story just ends). Otherwise, with amazing visuals and realistic environments, Crysis offers everything you could want, sit back and enjoy the ride!