CVG: If you were to compile a shortlist of developers that are pretty much guaranteed to deliver a solid hardcore experience every time, Crytek would be somewhere near the top.
Although there are only two IPs of note to the studio's name - Crysis and Far Cry - they are two franchises known for their uncompromising AAA production values and rich, expensive environments. It's often exactly what a hardcore high-end fanatic is looking for.
With the coming and going of E3, you can now add Ryse to the Crytek library. Formally Codename Kingdoms, Ryse is the Roman sword and shield brawler with enough blood to make the Kinectimals kids lose a whole chunk of their childhood.