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Good health/heat system.
Decent melee combat.
Flashback system works well.
Can be quite scary.
Innovative flashback mechanic enhances the tale.
Highly atmospheric sound and art design.
Enemy encounters are tense and rewarding.
Dull level design.
Some performance and stability issues.
Gets off to a slow start.
By Fusion Mods on February 07, 2011
Cryostasis was released to the US in mid 2009, and is one of the first semi-modern games I've seen in a while that takes advantage of Nvidia PhysX.The PlotThe game takes place on a nuclear class icebreaker in 1981. So everything is modern, just not...
By Overclockers Club on June 16, 2009
Cryostasis is a single player First Person Survival Horror game developed by Action Forms using the AtmosFear 2.0 engine. Cryostasis was first brought to the US as a tech demo late in 2008, and was released in the US on April 20th 2009; it was...
By Tom's Hardware UK on June 12, 2009
If, when you think about Russia, you associate it with vodka, mink-clad beauties, caviar, and Matryoshka dolls, then you probably havent been playing the games thatve been coming out of the country. Though there arent a ton of super well-known...
By Tom's Hardware on June 12, 2009
Tips for ATI Cards and Manual Configuration Tweaks When we tested the ATI cards (Radeon HD 4670 and Radeon HD 4870), we encountered various issues. As a result, we’ve gathered various tips that explain how we addressed the issues.Screen artifacts:...
By Tech2 on May 19, 2009
The level design in Cryostasis is really dull and uninspiring, with similar looking rooms that are basically many frost-covered rusted-metal walls with narrow stairways, ladders and corridors inter-connecting them. The event triggers are in the right...
By GameZone on April 28, 2009
Despite its problems, Cryostasis is filled with enough clever nuance to warrant a closer look. Improvements made for a sequel could propel things to tremendous levels of...
By Ocaholic on April 28, 2009
Cryostasis is a shooter which is a bit different from what you know. Quests and horror paired up with a very good sound coulisse and detail rich graphics can convice. But especially at these levels of detail you hope for a gaming experience without...
By IGN Gear on April 24, 2009
With all the strategy games Ive been reviewing since the start of the year, I was excited to dig into Aspyr and 1Cs Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason. In spite of the absolutely ridiculous title, I was excited by the idea of taking on this horror-themed...
By cnet on April 24, 2009
The best horror games can make you shiver, but few elicit chills as well as Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason. This is partially due to the tense atmosphere that slowly thickens as you play, inspiring a general unease that eventually escalates into...
By GameSpot on April 24, 2009
Flashes of frozen brilliance help this cold-blooded horror game overcome its technological flaws....
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