War, In Your Face. It’s Crytek’s Warface.

Men with guns! WARFACE!

Talking of Crytek, they’ve just announced a new game. It’s looking to be aimed at Asian markets, a multiplayer shooter with the eminently shoutable name, Warface. And that’s about all we know just now. It’s in the CryEngine 3, as you might imagine, and if my Chinese is up to scratch, it’s emphasising “positive versus” gaming. I’ve no idea what that means, but I imagine it’s some sort of tactical co-op. The Taiwanese site, GNN, that has the info is here. We picked up on this story from VG247. You can see the two new screenshots in full size by clicking below.



  1. O.G.N says:

    So this is crysis WARhead for FACEbook?

  2. ZIGS says:

    So, another company trying to capitalize on the CoD popularity then?

  3. Haplo says:

    Walk outside without a scarf.


  4. Pew says:

    I’m not really sold on it. Does it include warfare? Is it about shooting things?

    Now if they called it “WarFace: The Face of War”, that would clear it up.

  5. CreepingDeath says:

    Warface. Warface never changes….

    Unless it gets plastic surgery -.-

  6. Shadram says:

    I thought all Crytek games had “cry” in the title?

    They should have called it “Cryface”.


    • Gary W says:

      They could call it “Babyface” and have a souped-up bionic soldier destroying everything from inside a pram.

      I think that’s the best option for the Western market.

  7. stahlwerk says:



  8. SpinalJack says:

    Microsoft just announced a new kintect title:


    You see you the camera films you constantly even when you’re not playing it and then takes the worse photo of you and updates your profile with it

  9. Taillefer says:

    No, down a bit. Left… There. It’s gone.
    You had a bit of war on your face.

  10. Angryinternetman says:

    War! Never been so much face. War! Never been so much face! Go to your brother, warface him with your gun, let him war in the uniform, face in the sun.

  11. cov says:


  12. kai says:

    I wonder why they didn’t call it “Warcry”.

  13. Nemon says:


  14. DerangedStoat says:


  15. skalpadda says:


    If they made a game about monkeys that could work out quite well actually.

  16. lethu says:


    hint: fesse = buttock in french.

  17. gogolkj says:

    Hey RPS,

    That “Positive Versus” thing? It’s the BAD translation of the Chinese title of the game, which should probably be translated to “Face to Face Combat” or “Full Frontal Combat” etc.

    • Meatloaf says:

      I’m not sure if Full Frontal Combat is any better of a title, honestly. It just sounds like a bizarre military pornography.

    • Shadram says:

      “Full Frontal Combat” sounds like an excellent game. Somebody should make that.

    • Radiant says:


      In which you have to keep your head up at all times without looking people in the eye.
      Battlefields include: Gym changing rooms, Saunas and Lidos.

      DLC to include new flashback mode in a C&A changing rooms and new game mode set in a Pregnancy Ward.

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  19. Muzman says:

    The mobile version will no doubt be PALMFACE!

  20. Nick says:

    War a face.

  21. stahlwerk says:

    What is wrong with your face?

  22. BeamSplashX says:

    I don’t mind a test, but UNATCO better issue some WARFACE!

  23. squirrel says:

    So I see, the correction translation for the game title should be “Direct Confrontation”, which may imply that the game would demand players to face the enemies directly, no stealth kill, no flanking (or keep it to minimum). Intensive action. Such a boring Chinese name, Taiwaneses just cannot come up with a cool name, can they?

    By the way, the translation “Positive Face” is done by computer program? Very awful Chinese.

  24. harvb says:

    It looks a bit like Team Fortress 2 was originally intended to be, waaaaaaaaaay back.

  25. Saul says:

    Do you reckon it’s because Facebook is copyrighting “face”?

  26. Radiant says:

    Wharf face! really handy down at the docks and or spaceships.

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  29. Stephen Roberts says:

    Dere’s some boys wanna join me WAAAAAAAAGHFACE!

    I think it was the collective effort, but this is the funniest thread I’ve read in some time. And frankly, the name is truly brilliant. Not even ironically brilliant. It’s so direct it smacks of taking the piss.

    New titles for 2012: SWORDMAN, EXPLOREFIGHT and SPACELEGS.

  30. jthmmdom says:

    Want to go down to the wharf ace? I hear that there are whars that will let you all over their ace.