Tear Jerker: Crysis

Crysis 1

  • Major Strickland's Heroic Sacrifice in the first game. Doubles as a Crowning Moment of Awesome. "I'm a Marine, son, I can walk on water if I have to! Now get off of my fucking island while I draw its fire!"
  • When I finally got a computer powerful enough to run Crysis on full quality with high anti-aliasing. Just in time for Crysis 2 to come out.

Crysis 2

Crysis 3

  • Psycho finding the piece of evidence he was desperately searching for that will allow him to find out who tortured him for months and ripped his Nano suit off of him. He does NOT take it at all well when it turns out to be Claire. Neither does she. And then followed by the scene Psycho tossed Prophet the dog tags of all those people Prophet had fought alongside in the nanosuit team, telling him that everyone has a choice. The whole scene was definitely tugging at heartstrings.
    • This line:
      Psycho: No choice? Just doing what she's told, Just Following Orders? Who the fuck does that sound like, Prophet?! (Beat) I tell you one thing, though, she was right about you. You might as well be a fucking machine because you sure as hell ain't no human being anymore! I mean, you never were much good at it to begin with, but Jesus Christ, look at you now! (Beat) Whose face are you wearing under that helmet these days, Prophet?! Do you even HAVE a face anymore?!
    • Shortly after this scene, you get a new log where Prophet analyzes Claire's reaction, including biological telltales for duplicity. He concludes with near absolute accuracy that she's telling the truth about how she never wanted to hurt Michael.
  • Psycho again, when Claire dies in his arms. Doubly so when the last thing she does is to ask him to forgive her for what she did to him, and he quietly answers yes. Moments later we saw Psycho closing her eyes and placing her arms on her body in a measure of peace.
    • A subtle one at this scene above: Prophet actually called Psycho by his real name, which is Michael, when he tells Psycho that they need to move on, and how sorry he was that Claire had died.
  • Prophet during the ending, as he is floating helplessly in space as the Ceph colony ship is emerging out of the wormhole, reflecting on the horror that is yet to come since he failed to save the world. The whole scene was simply heartbreaking, as he reflects on memories of what Psycho, Claire, Karl had said to him throughout the course of the game...and he lets the dog tags, the only thing he had in remembrance of his fallen comrades, float from his hands and into space, while in his memories, he hears those people he fought alongside with calling his name, and Karl reminding him that he had something that the Ceph would never have nor understand: HIS HUMANITY. Then Prophet snaps out of his Heroic BSOD, grabs the dog tags, sees the Archangel laser satellite and realizes that he has one last chance to stop the Ceph.
    Prophet/ Barnes: What are you prepared to sacrifice? When they came to me with the nanosuit I sacrificed Laurence Barnes, the man I was to become Prophet...maybe the greatest tactical combat machine the world has ever known. But when you have sacrificed everything you had to become a perfect, cold, hard, logical machine, and that machine fails - what's happens then? When Prophet fails...what's left?
    • The whole music score for the entire scene was simply heartbreaking, the slow score playing as though mourning all those fallen comrades of Prophet's team...and all of humanity as Prophet floats through space.
  • The dog tags of the fellow team members in Prophet and Psycho's nanosuit squad. Just the dog tags. It just shows how many people Prophet has sacrificed along the way in the war against the Ceph. Looking back at those characters in the past two games as well as the Crysis Comic series makes it so hard not to cry from remembering how each of them went out.
    • A relatively minor, but recurring one tied to this - after Psycho gives Prophet the tags, Prophet ties them to his bow. Every time you pull that out, you can see the tags on there, and you can tell that Prophet is determined not to forget just what he and everyone else have sacrificed to stop the Ceph.
  • Collectible info reveals that virtually all of the lowest level CELL troops are involuntarily drafted from CELL's Work Away Debt program, effectively making them Slave Mooks. Considering that they were once ordinary people, their screams of pure terror as Prophet mows them down by the hundred takes on a whole new perspective.