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Rated: Teen
75 customer reviews
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  • Terrifying first person survival/horror action gameplay
  • Unique "Mental Echo" ability providing the player the chance to change the outcome of a character’s past
  • Highly detailed levels based on a real Russian ice-breaker
  • Battle powerful enemies, all with unique capabilities
  • Non player characters help to reveal the true story
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

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The Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station ‘Pole 21’, 1968 - Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker trapped in an icy grave.

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Cryostasis

The Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station ‘Pole 21’, 1968 - Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker trapped in an icy grave. This steel beast once fought for its country, but during a dangerous mission it drifted into an ice trap slowly freezing to death every living thing on board.

Alex must fight against the intense cold by finding any remaining heat sources as he investigates the final days of the North Wind and unlocks the mysteries within. However, Alex is no ordinary meteorologist as he possesses a unique ‘Mental Echo’ ability that allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their actions in the past, changing their future. Nothing can prepare Alex for the truth he uncovers as he digs deeper into the history of the ship.

Cryostasis takes players on a terrifying trip into the unknown as they explore the dark, frozen, claustrophobic corridors and unlock the shocking secrets of the North Wind.

  • Unified dynamic shadowing system – fully dynamic, moving light sources, casting shadows on all objects
  • A completely new physics and weather system with realistic ice, frost and snow with advanced character/object physics
  • Historically-authentic weapons
  • Non player characters help to reveal the true story
  • Battle powerful enemies, all with unique capabilities
System Requirements
 Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
OS:XP and Vista
Processor:Pentium 4 CPU at 2.4 GHzIntel Core 2 Duo CPU at 3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ CPU
RAM:1GB2GB
Hard Drive:6 GB
Video Card:Graphics card with 256MB of video memory, at least NVIDIA GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon 9800 ProGraphics card with 384MB of video memory, at least NVIDIA GeForce 8800 or ATI Radeon 2900
Input Device:keyboard and mouse.
Supported Video Cards at Time of Release:N/A
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Product Details

Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
Game Manual: English [PDF]
  • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
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  • ASIN: B003HKS138
  • Release Date: April 20, 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By S. Brown on May 21, 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
This is a truly wonderful game for people that regard storyline and ambiance over endless, mindless killing. Painkiller this game isn't; a cross between Penumbra and Bioshock is a much better comparison.

Unlike many FPSs you don't have to choose between the weapons you carry. You have a full complement of everything you find; from a chain wrapped around your fists, an extremely effective axe, a bolt-action rifle, a sniper rifle, to a full auto machine gun. This is a game that forces you to be conservative with your ammo supply and, in some cases, to be very careful with when you decide to reload (these are older style firearms and you never know what's creeping up behind you).

I know that most don't think that the graphics are particularly impressive; but I totally disagree. I think the game designers succeeded in creating a visually stunning experience. There's water perpetually flowing down the walls in warmer rooms, and the walls are covered with ice patterns in its colder rooms. When you get some warmth into colder rooms the icicles on the ceilings melt and fall to the floor. The shadows and lighting effects are absolutely breathtaking. I think people are used to wide open environments and constantly changing scenery. That is not Cryostasis--this game is all about close quarters and the inherently claustrophobic environment of a ship.

The sound design is another high point. Your only companion is the groaning of the hull, the screaming wind and your footsteps--save for the occasional hair-raising moans and grunts from whatever hell-born creature is coming at you from the darkness. I've heard no in-game music at all. Try playing the game in the dark and I suspect you'll agree that sound is a big part of the success of this title.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Hard core dungeoneer on June 23, 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
Cryostasis is a first person game that sort of defies description. Some may call it a FPS, others an adventure game. I believe it melds these two concepts together, and does them well. You play a Russian scientist at the North Pole who is sent to investigate an ice breaking ship that has run aground and become incased in ice. The big hook of this game is the 'Mental Echo' ability that allows you to re-live the last moments of dead crew members and try to correct things that they did wrong before they died. This is a very unique premise, and I rather enjoyed it. There is a lot of trial and error with the Mental Echo ability, but it is pretty painless as you can retry as often as you like (with no loading or game over penalties!) Some people have been comparing this game to Bioshock, but that is an inaccurate comparison. Just because there is a lot of water and water effects around your character does not make this game even remotely close to Bioshock. The action is not very good, and you have several melee options, as well as some rifles to collect. The combat consists of approaching your enemy and hitting him, then backing up while they attack, then approach and repeat. The monsters subscribe to the jump out from the shadows (ala Doom 3) mentatilty to provide cheap scares, however there are some tense moments. The color palette is pretty bland as the ship is iced over, so lots of blue and grey. Some areas of the ship heat up to melt the ice, and the true colors come out, and look very good. Combat overall is actually pretty bad compared to current action games. Keep in mind that this game is not about the action, which makes me feel like this is more of an adventure game. Very good story, creepy atmosphere, and great graphics make this a good choice overall, just know what you're getting into. Also this game is a graphics whore, so have a good system to run it!
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Christopher Deweese VINE VOICE on April 27, 2009
Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
There has been a lot of talk that Cryostasis is a spiritual successor to Bioshock, given all the water effects and feelings of being stranded in a deserted environment. Well, that's pretty much where the similarities end in my opinion. Cryostasis is essentially a survival-horror game that is very eery, has some innovative elements, and has some features that don't work so well.

This game is a bit of a resource hog. I tried turning everything up to high with AF and AA on, but the frame rate got so choppy it was barely playable. With AF and AA off, things got better (specs: Q6600 @ 3.0ghz, 4gb ram, 8800gt, XP 32bit, 24 inch monitor 1920x1200). Graphically, the game looks pretty nice. You can see frost crystals littering the walls of the ship. The water effects are pretty. The game is fairly monochromatic, but you're in the arctic. What do you expect?

Game play involves your character investigating what happened on an ice breaker that became locked in the ice. You traverse various corridors trying to find some answers. You have what is called "mental echo" ability, which allows you to see what the dead experienced right before they bought the farm. While in the "echo state" you can correct the mistakes that the dead made and hopefully release their spirit (or something like that). This is probably the most innovative feature of the game. Also, you have to watch your body temperature so you don't freeze to death. Find light bulbs and torches to warm up with (which are littered throughout the ship) and you'll be fine.

Combat isn't so great, especially melee. It feels very imprecise and looks like you are basically punching air. You never really feel as though you land any hits. The "zombies" that attack you are dead crew members (pretty standard).
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