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. MSI’s 9800GT was able to handle Crysis Warhead pretty well in Gamer mode, except for a couple rare instances when the combination of explosions, gunfire, and taking damage was just too much. These instances passed quickly and barely affected gameplay.
Results: At 1280×1024, we found that Crysis Warhead was quite playable on the HD4830
Results: At 1680×1050, we had some occasional stuttering at stock speeds, but when we pushed the core and memory clocks up, we were able to play at a fairly smooth rate.