• Cryostasis
71
Based on 13 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    0
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • Good health/heat system.
  • Decent melee combat.
  • Flashback system works well.

Cons:

  • Bad optimization.
  • Dull level design.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Fusion Mods on -

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 -

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 -

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 -

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 70

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 81

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 -

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 60

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 80

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 80

Flashes of frozen brilliance help this cold-blooded horror game overcome its technological flaws....

By Cheat Code Central on 72

Cryostasis is all about atmosphere. I am tempted to use the cliché, "The devil is in the details," simply because this game could be easily dismissed because of what may be perceived as a boring environment. This is not a travelogue. You're...

By Computeractive on 60

It’s a brave, original and interesting game but Cryostasis never quite manages to capitalise on all its good...

By New Game Network on 79

Cryostasis deserves some attention from the PC gaming community, yet it still retains a very low profile. It is a horror action title set in the North Pole on a Russian icebreaker that your character visits after it has been stranded for many years,...

By NowGamer on 51

It’s all well and good, but sadly the lumbering pace, repetitive set pieces and all-round greyness will turn you off before the story sees its conclusion. 5.1/10Print this pageUser reviews (0)Share this pageNoticed something wrong? Report...

By Tech Olive on 70

Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason is a new game from a Russian-based developer, Action Forms, that seems to have flown in under the radar. I didn’t even see it coming which surprised me because I have been watching release charts quite closely for the...

International Review By GameCaptain on 73

Überzogene Hardwareanforderungen, trist-lineare Innenareale, auf Dauer etwas eintönige Kämpfe und eher anspruchslose Rätseleinlagen sorgen dafür, dass Cryostasis weder als Shooter noch als Adventure eine richtig gute Figur...

International Review By Gameswelt.de on 75

Horror-Schocker wie Resident Evil gibt es wie Sand am Meer. Ego-Shooter werden sogar noch weitaus zahlreicher auf den Markt geworfen. Cryostasis, das eine Mischung aus beiden Genres darstellen will, ist ein gewagter Spagat....

International Review By Ocaholic German on -

Cryostasis ist ein Shooter der etwas anderen Art. Rätsel und Horror gepaart mit guten Sound und detailreicher Grafik wissen zu gefallen. Jedoch gearde bei diesem Detailreichtum erhofft man sich eine stabile Engine ohne nervende FPS Einbrüche....

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

In diesem Test kommen schließlich die Spiele-PC 2 und Spiele-PC 3 zum Einsatz. Informationen zu den Systemkonfigurationen finden Sie im zweiten Teil der Artikelreihe zu Cryostasis; der erste Teil beschäftigt sich mit der Hintergrundgeschichte,...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on -

Wer Russland auf Wodka, geschminkte Frauen, Ziehbrunnen und aus einem Stück gefeilte Mechanik reduziert, der hat garantiert ein paar Jahre schwarz gelebt und besitzt ein gutes Maß unbegründeter Selbstzufriedenheit. Auch wenn es die Global...