Great news for all FPS fans, as Cryostasis is now available on Good Old Games. Originally released in 2009, Cryostasis was a gorgeous – yet flawed – atmospheric FPS. Developed by Action Forms and published by 1C Company, Cryostasis featured pushed Nvidia’s PhysX to new levels back in 2009. Although it had performance issues (and was single-threaded), Action Forms ignored those complains and released a patch that brought even more PhysX effects to their title.
Cryostasis: The Sleep of Reason plays from the first person perspective for moving, shooting, and exploring the world, but don’t mistake this for an FPS; the horror adventure part of the game shows itself clearly when it comes to building tension, unraveling frosty cold secrets, and using time travel in innovative ways.
When you find corpses of crew members, you may be transported back in time due to the ‘Mental Echo’ of the terrible events that led to their death and then not only change the course of history and save the poor soul’s life, but also change the present as well.
The graphics make use of the PhysX engine by Nvidia and are stunning: there’s frost on the walls, ice melts into water, shadows lurk, lights flicker, and the overall cold and dark art design makes the trip through North Wind an alienating and chilling experience.
Cryostasis is priced at $9.99 USD and can be purchased from here.
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