Crysis Warhead updates and refines the gameplay of Crysis through a side story plot involving Psycho, one of previous protagonist Nomad’s allies. The game is a parallel story that follows Sergeant Michael “Psycho” Sykes, a character from the original Crysis, as he faces his own trials and challenges on the other side of the island during the time period of the first game. It features new fully customizable weapons, vehicles and enemies, along with new multiplayer content. It also showcases a new, enhanced and optimized version of Cry Engine 2.
Playing in “Gamer” mode automatically sets resolution to 1280×1024 and optimizes the other settings around this resolution. We ran the HOC benchmark utility with very high image quality settings to benchmark Crysis Warhead.
Benchmark Results: The Crysis Warhead benchmark results showed that overclocking did help improve performance by 30% at 1920×1200 and 25% at 1280×1024. The 165MHz overclock is a frequency boost of 22% and the 200MHz increase on the memory is 25% higher than stock, so these are solid results.