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  • Summary: First-person shooter Crysis returns powered by CryEngline 3 and is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PC.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    100
    This is not COD with an afterthought of a campaign, nor is it Far Cry 2 with its open expanses and sand-box gameplay. It's not a corridor shooter like Doom and it isn't Battlefield or Killzone 3. This is Crysis 2 – a magnificent first-person experience in its own right that stands out from the crowd by focusing on a campaign that is wholly engaging, at times highly challenging and often truly memorable.
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    91
    What can I say, finally the prettiest shooter arrives on consoles. Although you haven't all the opportunities from the first Crysis in terms of exploring a whole island, New York seems to be the right choice for action. The Pretty Apple gets all my attention and makes me forget the straight-forward gameplay. Not quite an innovation, but a really great shooter.
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    90
    Crytek has delivered an extraordinary shooter. The Nanosuit with all its functions is a real joy and it keeps gameplay exciting in both the long singleplayer and the fantastic multiplayer.
  4. Dec 12, 2011
    87
    Crysis 2 may not live up to every expectation, but its pleasant surprises make up for most of its shortcomings.
  5. Apr 10, 2011
    84
    A decent, if repetitive, shooter with incredible looks and set-pieces. [May 2011, p.78]
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    80
    Crysis 2 is an excellent game - one with dynamic combat, smooth controls, and slick visuals. But the unimpressive narrative and rampant glitches hold the overall experience back.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Crysis 2 does little to create new material in the genre, though it cobbles together disparate gameplay elements that do create a level of interest that another modern Middle East liberation sim can't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 117
  2. Negative: 20 out of 117
  1. Jun 26, 2011
    10
    I really don't know what the reviewers of this game have been smoking, but whatever it is I would love some.

    To compare this game to the
    likes of Killzone as far as graphics are concerned is a bold face lie. In all honesty this reminds me of a PS2 game, infact I would go as far as saying that Black on PS2 looked and played better.

    Really feel ripped off.
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  2. Dec 27, 2011
    10
    When I first seen the trailer for Crysis2 I knew it was different to any first person shooter.So I got it.I started to play it and I felt the awsomeness of the game.I was trying to think of something wrong with the game to take away the score but I can't.The only thing I can think about is that it is entirely first person you never see the protagonist's face.The online multiplayer is like Lucy.Pinder,beautiful,the one and only one of it's kind.But wait there's more if you know yourself and know what your good at,you become a one man army.If your'e sneaky there's invisibility and perks for each ability.There are three different abilities but you can only use one at a time.

    Forget Call of Duty play Crysis2
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  3. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    I think this is the best FPS that I have played. If you read a majority of these bad score, you see people comparing it to the first one. Last time I checked the first was a Pc game not a PS3 game. The game play is smooth I haven't experienced any lag or connection interruptions. This game has been perfect on it's release day, it took the devs at Treyarch 2 months to get camp of duty lag ops to this level in terms of errors. The graphics are great, not quite Uncharted, but close to Killzone. It doesn't have that weighty feel that killzone or BFBC2 has. There are many game types, if you don't like the whole cloaking thing there is a gametype that doesn't allow it. Best FPS HANDS down. Expand
  4. Apr 5, 2011
    9
    Call of Duty beware, Crysis 2 is here. Great graphics, enjoyable gameplay and the suit makes for interesting play. The trolls will be out to tempt you away from this beauty. Ignore them. Expand
  5. Apr 13, 2011
    8
    Great graphics with no major tech problems. Captivating character abilities keep you addictive to game play. AI is aggressive especially the alien creatures later in the game. Controls are very easy to jump into for any first person shooter fan. Story line is simple to follow (aliens invading earth). Weapons have some serious firepower and maps (areas) are compact with enemies and objects you can kick like broken down cars. Also you can drive armored vehicles too in certain areas. Bottom line is that compared to other recent released first person shooters, Crysis 2 is on the top of the heap for now. Worth buying for those first person shooter fans and even people like me. Expand
  6. Nov 24, 2012
    6
    This game has some things that make it a good game, without any type of amazing details. The campaign mode is so much "direct". You have to follow a way all the time, without the liberty that the first one brought you. That´s the worst point of the campaing. The story was a bit boring too, but enjoyable in some parts of the different missions we have. The multiplayer mode is good too, but without something gorgeus. It gets a bit boring during the hours you play, and the framerate is very bad without a good conexion...
    The best of this game for me, are the graphics *CryEngine 2 is so powerfull*, the different modes of doing a mission with your special suit. The weapons are made with lots of details.
    The worst are that there no exist any type of liberty at any point of the game. The framerate. The story isn´t as enjoyable as the story of the first one Crysis.
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  7. Mar 26, 2011
    0
    ok i too nearly dident buy the game over the botched demo but i m sure glad i bought it.the whole game is well thought out and graphics wise amazing.you can go in guns blazing but its much more fun to think your tactics through first the only game i can compare this to is the farcry series in its stealth but it is more faiirer than farcry more forgiving but a lot more fun.the customization of yor nano suit is a great addition great game all round but crytek..dont release a shoddy demo a week before a games release it will hurt your sales. Expand

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