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  1. Mar 22, 2011
    Just like its predecessor, its visuals are top-notch, especially on the machine it's running on; the Xbox 360. As for the core game, however, I was initially disappointed about the nanosuit's power being reduced to stealth and armour. That quickly changed, however. Having a button for each made switching between the two far more fluid than Crysis 1. On top of this, it adds a lovely twist and breath of fresh air to what is essentially your typical combat multiplayer affair. That being said, it is a step down from the large scale frantic antics of the original. But it's this added layer of depth to the tried and tested 'CoD-style' multiplayer offering that lends it an advantage.

    But it was the single-player, like its predecessor, I bought it for. The original garnered some criticism to its rather basic plot, but having never seen it done so well, or in a videogame for that matter, it didn't hinder the experience one bit. Crysis 2, however, propels the Crysis universe onto a whole new level. It's obvious a hell of a lot more thought has been put into it. It's more complex, deeper and smart and makes for infinitely more compelling game. Couple this with the unique and shockingly-real depiction of an 'apocalyptic' New York and well... I can't even begin to explain how awesome it is.
  2. Mar 22, 2011
    As impressive as the visuals are this games gameplay and storyline are just not good enough.
    The campaign is too short and the chracters are dull. I'll focus on the multiplayer. Shotgun is major OP
    Sniper is UP

    Because a shotgun can outmatch almost any gun at short - mid range the gameplay becomes awfully dull. What's worse is that "maximum armor" is pretty much a insta win. You
    either use it first and win, or dont a die. Rather than who can shoot better it becomes a "press max armor first" fest. Stealth is far too good in such dark environments. Makes camping easy. Expand
  3. Mar 22, 2011
    So the nerd thing now is too give games you did not play low scores. they are ruining Gaming more and more everyday. They did it to Dragon Age 2, They tried to do it at Bulletstorm and others and now its Crysis 2's turn. Troll reviews is all they are and I would hope people have enough intelligence to ignore them.

    Metacritic is destroying the industry! Think different? You
    are indeed an ignorant fool. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2011
    I have never been a fan of 3D in games or home movies, but this game has changed my view on that entirely. The 3D implementation in this game is absolutely amazing and must be seen to be believed. The games graphics remain top notch and they have simplified the switching/suit very well compare to Crysis 1. The combat is fun, exciting and in-line with today's best games. I had little hope for the game because of Crysis 1 but I'm super happy to see a console version of the game and give this top rating. Expand
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    Crysis 2 is a very good game. It has a good story, good game play (thanks to the nanosuit), good AI and all combined in a nice graphic package. On top of this it gives you a very nice MP. Some facts: Single player is around 10-15h, 1 suit (armour, stealth and tactical modus), lots of weapons, more then 12 suit upgrades, lots of cinematic. Lots of (on the fly) upgradable weapons. Breakable environment. 50 Level multi player with lots of unlock-able stuff. Collapse
  6. Mar 22, 2011
    Crysis 2 is a great game. I am amazed by the visuals, story and design of the game. It is a blast. I also have a 3D TV and I had an incredible great experience. Next i will jump over to MP before I go back to SP and play again. It takes over 10 hours to play. Enjoy it.
  7. Mar 22, 2011
    I have never seen such a cinematic atmosphere in any game before. Especially in S3D it feels like you are in a movie, the only difference - YOU are the actor.
  8. Apr 8, 2011
    I'm going to start by saying, the game is generally not that bad. It has very up-to-date graphics and parts of the gameplay can be quite fun. However, the graphics are not entirely appealing and the designs are far from original. The level layouts and appearance, character and enemy designs, player abilities, plot, etc. can be traced through an almost infinite number of past games (and films), especially FPSs Expand
  9. Mar 22, 2011
    If xbox 360 owners want something that compares to killzone 3 this is it visually and immersion wise! It may not have the amazing throw you into hellfire "this is war" atmosphere but thats what the awesome suit is for. Ps3 fanboys litterally have the best looking game "graphically" in killzone 3 and 2 intill crysis 2 came out on xbox 360 and although ps3 owners can still get this game on there system its nice to say we got something that looks just as good texture, lighting, 60fps and immersion wise. Everyone knows that crysis on pc is the best looking game out there but as far as consoles go this is right up there with uncharted 2, killzone 2 and 3. Now we will just have to wait and see what the guys at epic put out (Gears3) at the end of this year to keep the "better graphics war" between consoles going? By the way the campaign was great with excellent atmosphere and amazing attention to detail. It lasted longer then the short as hell call of duty games and the story made it feel like a truly epic sci-fi that keeps your attention all the way till the credits roll. The suit was amazing and makes the replay value sky rocket for the campaign with all the different styles you can play. To be completely honest I have not gotten too much into the multi player but i played the demo a lot the suit aspects are something new and refreshing in the fps multi player genre and the customization options are top notch! All in all this game is a must by for hard core shooters and sci-fi fans. Expand
  10. Mar 22, 2011
    Huge single player campaign with epic ambition, solid and fun multi-player with longevity, an all-round great package. Respect to Crytec for not short-changing FPS fans.
  11. Mar 22, 2011
    I remember playing the original crysis and thinking "man it would be so cool to play this on my xbox" well, the day has finally arrived, this game is a true successor to the greatness that was the original crysis, keep up the good work Crytek
  12. Mar 22, 2011
    This game looks insane on a 55" 3D LED on PS3... supposedly the 360 version looks even better... as close to a true 10 that I have seen in a long while... if you like shooters buy it now!
  13. Mar 23, 2011
    Crysis 2 is another visually stunning installment to the Crysis series but it doesn't end there. Crysis 2 provides a strong single player campaign and an equally great multiplayer experience. The gameplay is fun and rewarding, mixing efficient brutality with a delicate finesse that isn't matched by many other shooters. You're given a decent choice of semi-futuristic weapons to gun down your opponents both offline/online and can assassinate, punch, gun butt, and stomp your enemies to death. There are also upgrades you can perform to your suit that provide you with abilities such as faster health and energy recharge times, quieter footsteps, and the ability to jump in the air and come crashing down onto your opponent with a hefty stomp. The storyline starts off relatively slow but picks up the pace quite heavily as you progress and progressing through the ravaged and war torn buildings of New York isn't exactly a terrible task. It's beautifully damaged and, even if it is science fiction, gives you a true atmospheric experience. You almost feel like you're the one in that nanosuit desperately fighting through the ruined streets.

    The multiplayer is satisfying as well. There are five different multiplayer modes to clash against each other in eight different maps, ranging from close ranged maps, medium ranged maps, long ranged maps, and ones that blend both or all three. You're handed dog tags for garnering certain awards (among other things) and can level up your perks and weapons as you progress through the multiplayer portion of the video game. The suit abilities also give online players an advantage. You're able to switch on high resistance armor if you get into a tight situation and, when unseen, you can slip on a cloak and carefully eliminate your enemies utilizing stealth. There is even a section for new recruits to get the hang of things before you jump into the competitive and fast paced standard multiplayer.

    Overall, this is another excellent and finely crafted entry into the Crysis series. If you're an FPS fan and you miss out on this, I truly feel sorry for you.
  14. Mar 24, 2011
    This is a great game i have played all the shooters and this definitely hangs in with the many others. its nice to have a change from call of duty and halo.
  15. Mar 26, 2011
    Impressive graphics like everyone says, but if you're looking for a good and fun FPS this aint it. Aspects of MP are a knockoff of COD. Gameplay is horrid if you can get past the graphics.There are little to no guns in the game; no where near what COD games usually have. Players are miniscule even on my 60in plasma to the point where characters are only 1-2 widths of the red dot. Players move at hyper speeds making it really hard to hit anything that moves. The hitboxes are seriously messed up where in some situations you dont actually have to aim at the guy just random spraying works and its quite obvious in the replays. When aiming it sometimes feels like theres only 1-2 hitboxes but then you realize that the players are so small you probably wont hit anything except when your dead on. This is the first FPS i've ever played where netcode actually rewards laggers. Meaning your shots dont register at all. The cloak of the nanosuit is so powerful that it just breaks gameplay. You must have it on at all times to the point where you'll never have a positive score if you dont use it. The maps just blow, they're sprawling and way too big for the number of players to the point where you dont see anything for like half the match.

    Overall most people are right its nothing like COD, the minor finer details that made COD great, the flow the good maps the plethora of guns made it great. All these things are missing in crysis 2 instead they have crude gameplay wrapped up in a nanosuit and good graphics.

    Overall graphics are an 8+ gameplay is max a 2.
  16. Jul 1, 2011
    Crysis 2 is a very interesting game that picks up and releases only the end of the game and its great the passing game. The first mode is a mode of passage form the ghost he is very interesting as you do in the stealth mode. 2 mode is a gun when you go out and shoot and you get all nelya to the left and the right to only one error in Developer's about it so quickly wasted energy. Others were removed 2 Developer's regime is a regime of speed and power mode, Crysis 2 has two modes would have even better. The developers have made one mistake stupid enough protagonist Alcatraz not not say a word as something silly in our time well, it's very small cons of srovneniyu with the advantages of the game such as the positive side of his suit. Types of shooter games have changed the usual shooter shooters such as Call of Duty, Battlefield. So as impurity shooters as Bulletstorm, Duke Nukem. And there are half as stealth stealth already long gone and will take place stealth sex stelae and games such as Crysis 2 and Deus Ex: Human Revolution. Deus Ex came out had not yet left the first game of Crysis 2! Expand
  17. Mar 22, 2011
    Way to much comparison to previous title, really its a different game. i like it for what it is. and its great fun, not concerned with the bits and pieces that don't really matter, all that should concern people is how much of my money was this game really worth, and how much time will i spend on it before i get bored and How fun is this game and how cool is multiplayer?.. everything else is fanboy and flamer rubbish. +1: It looks great, its a fun place to visit and stay at for awhile when you want to play a game because the visuals are endearing and detailed environments are gorgeous +2: Its fun semi sandbox feel, Its a first person shooter with some freedom to do more then your average shooter, so it makes it allot more fun when you in the mood for a fps. also boosts your strategies capabilities +3:Sounds awesome: music to the ambients to the guns, more immersion in this area to keep your time in game juicy. +4: Nano suit feels a little weak: but it makes you think, and eventually people will begin to understand it, and able to pull some cool stuff off, timing is everything, no brains no glory in this one. -1: Levels could have been BIGGER, but keep a tense feel and allows for much more detailing the areas your in, -2 Combat animations when doing takedowns need polish. yet this can be patched. -3 Enemy Ai needs polish there are some moments when they seem confused, again patch can fix this. -4 Unfortunately, because of there first game they damned themselves to being compared to it, its not a sandbox, Nanosuit is weak, Wheres my cake, there missing a decimal point in the coding associated wit the graphics output on my whats it. so don't read these reviews as a deal breaker, play the game, make your own decision, if you play. ill see you in multiplayer. thanks, and have a good one. Expand
  18. Mar 23, 2011
    Just like the first, its even more impressive that Crytek was able to run it so smoothely and slickly on a suicidal console. The gameplay is reminiscent to the first, but well don't fix wat ain't broken. Players should not hesitate to pick this up if they want a shooter that is a little different.
  19. Mar 23, 2011
    This game is Awesome! It's stunning visuals and epic gameplay is one of a kind. Nothing questioned me about not buying this game. Even if you haven't played any of the other crysis games don't fret, it has unique gaming style that is easy to master. It is not perfect, but I don't think any game will ever be perfect ( but this game is pretty close :D )
  20. Apr 6, 2011
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  21. Mar 23, 2011
    Crysis 2; A great game, with great graphics and a great Story line.

    Crysis 2 was a great game. The game had a amazing story line, had amazing graphics, had amazing AI and side story info and many other things inside the game were great although there was some bugs and some faulty things. The mutliplayer was not as good as expected, but it is still fun to play. It had some problems with
    lag(on consoles)some unbalancing things, and some bugs.

    Overall, the game was very good. I hope to see a prequel/sequel in the future and maybe even a movie, short film, or comic series.
  22. PL3
    Mar 22, 2011
    Well the game is totally beautiful and that great but i think the gameplay (on 360) is a little kind of weirdo well 8 hours of play for the campain at hard that not bad at all like 8 map and 5 mode to play online that great too I give 6 because of all the glitch they have in the multiplayer i pass through the ground and be stuck there for a entire game haha and when you start a match you be stuck in a lobby solo and its god damn long before the game start or its just never start

    but that a pretty cool game!
    cryteck engine gonna became a reference on xbox 360 for the 4 years to come
  23. Mar 25, 2011
    Crysis 2 delivers superb gameplay and excellent combat.The AI is excellent with realistic reactions and feedback.Graphics are excellent and atmosphere is amazing.It runs well on every system and has a good story.This game never rus out of amazing things to show you.There will be battles between alien ships and human helicopters alien ships crashing into buildings and crumbling and some fantastic grond wars between aliens and humans. These scenes ar supported by sandbox levels that give you options on how to approuch the situation. However there are some weird and bizzare potholes in the storyline.Crysis 2 doesnt have the best multiplayer but it will give you a good time.But multiplayer seems to get boring and repetatave.Overall Crysis 2 is a excellent FPS and youll want to pick this one up. Expand
  24. Mar 29, 2011
    Every Predator game developer should look at this game and say,,,, hey thats what we should have done. This game makes you feel like you should be in a predator movie. Great gameplay, as you have heard the A.I. is a little dumb, wait, a lot dumb. Also when you un-cloak the ai seems to spot you right away even from hundreds of feet away. Very silly and pulls you out of the game a bit. Multi is cool, but if feels like been there done that with a cross between halo reach and COD. Overall good but Battlefield, COD and Halo are still kings in the multi player realm. Expand
  25. Mar 31, 2011
    hmmm, i think a handful of previous reviewers have summed up my thoughts on this pretty well so i'll keep it short and sweet.

    single player: woeful AI, ranging from retarded soldiers to psychic, shoot around corners types. overrated graphics - lots of slowdown when things get frenetic, bad pixellation on cutscenes, tedious gameplay, a general lack of fun to play. dull plot. non-existent
    characters. poor driving section. frankly im amazed this has had any 8+ reviews.
    for me based on SP, this gets a 5.

    simple, if you like Halo and jumping around in a gimp suit with terrible hit detection this is for you.
    if you prefer military shooters with a large variety of weapons and customization then move along.
    this also gets a 5.

    overall a poor result based on the hype and buildup to release, im not a harsh critic of games generally, but this game got traded in 3 days after purchase.

    overall a 6/10.
  26. Jun 12, 2011
    An absolute blast from start to finish. I didn't really care about the story, but it didn't really bother me because 'holy crap I have to fight off a mech!'. The multiplayer borrows elements from about every other shooter out there. Is that necessarily a bad thing, though?
  27. Mar 25, 2011
    What we have here is the Derek Zoolander of shooters. It's really, really, really good looking. But, we all expected a gorgeous game from Cryengine 3. What comes as a pleasant surprise is how well Crysis has made the transition from PC to consoles.

    The gameplay centers around the nanosuit, a living suit of armor which imparts superhuman abilities to the player. These abilities are tagged
    to 3 categories: Armor, Power and Stealth. Using each ability drains an energy meter. Players are then left to their own devices as to how they would like to use these abilities. It injects a welcome dose of strategy into the well worn FPS genre. Will you storm in with armor and tank it up? Or will you descend from above, dispensing silent death with stealth? Crysis 2 gives you the sandbox and the tools to play it YOUR way.

    Unfortunately, while the core gameplay is fantastic, the plot and AI has some noticeable flaws. The story can feel tacked on and incoherent amidst the insanity of constant gunfire and explosions. As for the AI, it can go from smart to jarringly stupid in the blink of an eye. Don't be surprised to see CELL soldiers walking into a wall 2 feet from where you just barged in through a door.

    The music and sound is amazing and does a fine job complementing the beautiful visuals. With a score which bears more than a passing resemblance to Harry Gregson Williams' work, you'll feel like a military badass in no time. The sound editing is the best in the shooter genre since Halo Reach and Medal of Honor. Amazing effects which pack a punch and place you directly into the action.

    As with most shooters, Crysis 2 packs a multiplayer component which has been heavily influenced by COD4. That means, you'll rank up and unlock 'perks'. The problem with most FPS is balance and Crysis 2 in its current form has some big balance issues. Jump into any quick match and be prepared to be pummeled by snipers and stealth users. Hopefully, this will be fixed in a future patch.

    In short, Crysis 2 is fantastic. Pick it up, and hope for a patch in the near future.
  28. Mar 26, 2011
    Strange how the telegraph dismissed the A.I, calling it "Atrocious" when every other review called it very smart. I think they should have ignore that review, it dragged the score down unjustly. As for me, this game is really damn good and blow both Halo and COD out of the water. Unlike the AA's in Reach, the nanosuit abilities are nicely balanced (Just, could have gone wrong if they weren't careful) and the fast paced and varied gunplay easily outmatches COD's. Pick this up, you will want it, if not for the gameplay and story, then get it for the best graphics of this generation. Expand
  29. Mar 26, 2011
    First off, let me say that I really don't understand where all the hype for this game is coming from. Having said that I will review the game as if it were any other game, without holding the monumental weight of all the expectations people have for this game over its head. Graphically this game looks about average, at least on 360, sorry, this is not the best looking console game of this generation. Don't get me wrong, sometimes it does look great, but most of the time there are some very real and very obvious problems. There is a lot of texture pop-in, shadows are weird clouds of black dust that react spasmodically to different conditions, the world in general looks at times washed out and at other times over-saturated. There are also strange artifact issues that pop up quite often. Your suit looks cool, but you won't be seeing much of it outside of menu screens so that really doesn't matter. Enemy designs don't fare as well, they look rather generic when compared to foes from other sci-fi shooters. New York looks as it should, although it has been destroyed. Sound is ok, but footsteps, punches and other sounds seem like they're being played through blown speakers. The soundtrack is probably the best part of the game, very atmospheric and lends itself well to the action presented. AI is pretty terrible. Sometimes enemies will act rather stupid, running in circles, having seizures, stare right at you but do nothing. I even shot one soldier, he laid down flat, sprung back up instantly like a robot and began firing at me again, stuff like that happened a lot. However sometimes they'll have a sort of sixth sense, even when cloaked and not moving they'll spot you and waste you. They're also expert marksmen sometimes and other times they're worse than Stormtroopers from Star Wars. As far as gameplay goes its really nothing you haven't seen before. You find cover, shoot badguys, run from point A to B, lather, rinse, repeat. This game really isn't as tactical as everyone claims. You toggle a hud and tag targets and weapons caches. All in all this amounts to looking through binoculars and planning your attack, then you act. Nothing special as you can see enemies and weapons without marking them. I found I used this very little during the campaign. You also upgrade your suit by collecting nano-goo from dead aliens, this is presented as you look down at your hand and each upgrade is assigned to a finger that twitches when selected. There are several for each finger but I found this setup a little confusing until I had a few of them. Maybe if there were a more useful in-game tutorial or an instruction manual that consisted of more than a few pages this wouldn't have been an issue. I had trouble figuring out the hud until later on in the game when I realized I was over-thinking everything and it wasn't as crucial to the game as everyone made it out to be, but this is EA's way now. They say its to go paperless and save the environment but its really just to save a buck and make us buy the strategy guide. The game moves at a very slow pace because you can't just run and gun like most shooters, so you may want to think about that before you purchase this, this isn't COD or Bulletstorm. You also have to watch the power level of your suit because everything you do and every ability you activate drains power, this I felt added too much micromanagement and slowed the flow of the game even further. You have stealth, which doesn't work very well unless you're a good distance away, and Armor which makes you close to invincible for a short time. Story-wise, there really isn't one. I won't spoil what little there is here, just know you're a guy in a super-powered suit fighting soldiers and aliens in a destroyed New York and everyone has an alien plague. I didn't play the first one so I didn't know why any of this was happening, so if you didn't play the first expect to be saying "huh?" a lot. Maybe on PC this looks better, but I can't imagine it plays a whole lot better. It is surely not the best looking console game I've seen, not even close, and there's nothing revolutionary about the gameplay itself. I had to play in small portions due to boredom and frustration. If you like it, more power to you, it just isn't my cup of tea. I also don't think it is some kind of benchmark for shooters. I've had more fun with games I've paid a lot less for. This is one to try before you buy if possible. Expand
  30. Mar 26, 2011
    Utterly gorgeous game.However,even though the story is well told,there's very little story to tell.Often the difference between a score of 8,9 or 10 depends on often overlooked parts of a game whether it's story,sound,graphics or whatever.Crysis 2 has everything you could want in an FPS.Except for a proper story.To most I'm sure,it wont matter.But for me,that's what makes this game a 9 instead of 10.
    It seems,in the FPS category at least,no developer has has learnt from the magnificence of Bioshock and continue to make generic shooters time after time.It's the graphics and somewhat tactical gameplay that puts this game above the likes of COD or Halo.
  31. Mar 24, 2011
    After careful consideration of the Single Player aspects including horrid AI, the incredibly slow frame-rates, and silly linear gameplay. I cannot in good conscience give this game more than a 60. It is so dark as to be unplayable in some regions and the brightness controls do not work in the UI. Enemy is misspelled ENMY Detected? How could Microsoft really pass this thing--as I am hitting rates of less than 20 regularly with not much happening on screen? I tried 3D and my gosh, it is even worse. MP is nothing to write home about. They threw in the kitchen sink--but didn't manage to finish anything it seems. This is too buggy, too boring and too strong on the overbrights and too dark on the shadows. It is too everything but fun. I am headed back to Reach multiplayer. Expand
  32. Mar 23, 2011
    This game is just awesome. The story, graphics, gameplay, everything. Buy it now. It's worth every cent. The multiplayer is great and unique. The cloak and armour modes mix up the campaign and multiplayer mode then other FPS games out there. This game is just ... breathtaking.
  33. Mar 25, 2011
    This game was simply amazing, and makes Homefront look like crap with its story, visuals, gameplay and length at 3 hours that pales in comparison to this. Was AMAZING, although slightly buggy. The ending was very well done and better than near all sequel endings I have seen. Can't wait for Crysis 3!
  34. Mar 25, 2011
    Thought the graphics are great the gameplay is garbage along with the story. The multiplayer isn't up to par of what games should be today. A disappointing effort from EA games good luck in the future.
  35. Mar 26, 2011
    Brilliant game, the multiplayer is very balanced, finally a game i might play next to halo reach. a good speed, weapons are medium powered (in between black ops and halo reach power). It feels to me like a cross between modern warfare and gears of war, and the visuals look like it too. The singleplayer has a solid feel to it, although the linear style can be frustrating if you accidentally walk past the window you are meant to be using. Expand
  36. Apr 15, 2011
    What an amazing game i ahd heard good things from freinds about this game so i picked it up and wow i was just amazed great graphics blended with the fun as ever gameplay makes a great combo and really makes for a great game campain was fun and addictive and multiplayer was similar to black opps but better in my opinion
  37. Apr 24, 2011
    The graphics blow me away. I like playing cod and and the multiplyer this is just like that with a twist and better graphics. I do have to say it is a bit messy but it's fun.
  38. May 15, 2011
    There's no accounting for taste but come on! Sure this can be fun at times but when you turn invisible and the enemy suddenly stop looking for you and you just keep repeating the same old camo and kill routine its time to admit that its not great.
    The first Crysis was far better as the enviroments were more open world and obviously it was a new concept. The urban setting is getting old and
    is quite boring.
    Graphics are nothing to write home about. Anyone who plays PC games too will not be impressed by them. Disappointing on the whole, I traded it in quickly having grinded half way through and finally decided there are better games to be playing.
  39. Nov 9, 2011
    I love how most of you people think "Good Graphics equals Excellent Gameplay". Well, IT'S NOT. Open your eyes; Behind that beautiful visuals the controls are laggy and difficult to control. The story is crappy and too long. Multiplayer servers are disorganized and are much like BO servers, thus gameplay is equivalent to BF2. Overall it's JUST a game with nothing special.
  40. Apr 14, 2011
    Crysis 2 is brilliant game, but only if you have patience to wait for a patch. The story isin't great, but it's good enough even though it has plot holes. The soundtrack of the game is absolutely amazing, in fact it's one of the best soundtracks I have ever listened (Note! Hanz Zimmer made only title theme,Insertion!). The nanosuit has been simplified, you have now power, armour and cloack mode. Power mode should be called as normal mode, because you can make power moves like sliding and power jump even with cloack mode on. Maximum speed mode has been replaced with sprint, which takes energy to use. Graphics are absolutely great, it is the best looking game on Xbox 360. This game has its flaws though. Enemy AI is buggy as it some times doesn't notice players or runs againts walls. There are multitiple bugs too, but I don't list them here. If you are about to buy because of multiplayer, you should wait for a patch, because it's unplayable for now. Maximum lag ruins non-host player's game, other wise the multiplayer could be amazing, which it was during the demo. Yes, it's CoD style of multiplayer, but it's far better than CoD. Nanosuit completely changes the gameplay, making the game really tactical. In short, the game will be great in the future, wait for a month or two before buying it. Expand
  41. Apr 8, 2011
    The gameplay was interesting, but not interesting enough to hold my attention for very long. I do give extra points for making the game run as smoothly as they did on xbox though.
  42. Apr 9, 2011
    Many people thought consoles would ruin this game, but i believe that much as been improved. Graphics are better than ever in this game and the controls always keep you on top of the game. the campaign was a blast with "wow" moments around every corner and gameplay that kept you playing. the multiplayer, however was promised to be a highlight, although i found it a bit disappointing. the multiplayer was halo style but it wasn't as exciting. Besides that this a great game. Expand
  43. Apr 14, 2011
    For a game that's running on the Xbox 360, Crysis 2's visuals are some of the best-looking on any console, and that's including even the Killzone series, who are infamous for their graphics. Screenshots don't do this game justice, and you just have to play it to be awed by amazingly realistic explosions and flawless lighting effects. I cannot figure out why some people have complained about this game's visuals. The only downside I can say about them is that there are some rare framerate issues that pop up in heavily chaotic areas. The single player campaign is something that impressed me tremendously. I originally purchased the game for its multiplayer, expecting the campaign to be extremely short and COD-esque, but was rather surprised at the length and pacing. The campaign took me approximately 8-9 hours to complete on Normal, so short is definitely not a word to describe it. The storyline is original and a nice change-up from other shooters. The pacing is fantastic and the Nanosuit abilities allow you to literally progress through every area in any way you desire. There were areas infested with CELL troops and I didn't feel like fighting, so I merely cloaked and simply walked by all of them. Vice versa, there were areas where I had sudden cravings for a massive firefight, and activated my Maximum Armor to initiate this and engaged. The storyline is a little bit strange at times, and my only problem with it was that it was a little difficult to understand the ending. Overall, the campaign was great, but not fantastic, being hindered by poor AI, lack of variety of enemies, and ocassionally poor voice-acting. The multiplayer, as I mentioned earlier, was what I bought the game for, and was not disappointed. To sum it up, it's not nearly as polished as COD or Halo, but solid enough to be played and enjoyed. The game could definitely use some better servers, and the matchmaking could be improved as well with a patch or two. Maximum Armor online, in my opinion, is slightly overpowered, but not by much. The one huge problem I've had with the online is bullet damage consistency. Maximum Armor takes a ridiculous amount of bullets to break, depending on your opponent's energy, but when you mix it in with a slight delay, it shows hit markers and yet, you can never seem to kill them before they turn around and kill you. It doesn't happen that often, but I would say at least once a game. Cloaking is much more balanced than I expected, although there are still the ocassional campers that crouch in the corner invisible, waiting for their next to target to stroll by. But you'll never be able to weed those people out entirely, and I've always said that if there's something moderately unbalanced or cheap in an online game, it will be severely abused. Another problem with the multiplayer is the low amount of weaponry to be used. There's only about 10 actual guns total, and they're not exactly balanced. However, the amount of balanced achieved with so few guns is adequete, and there's enough variety to be killed with multiple weapons in one match. Most of the online maps are very well-made, reaching a balance between close-range combat and long-range sniper-fests. The multiplayer keeps tracks of a wide variety of statistics, so if you need to get 30 more kills to up your kill/death ratio, than this game is for you. Overall, a highly original shooter that puts a spin on the genre with Nanosuit abilities, and well-worth a full price purchase. Great single player and a rewarding and entertaining multiplayer is to be found here as well, so if you're getting tired of all of the lame campers in COD, picking up a copy of this game is highly recommended. Expand
  44. Mar 27, 2011
    Pheonomenal! Looks great, plays great, lots of fun. What a relief. Been waiting for something different to come out. Now I know what all the hub bub has been about. It's crazy to me how people are demanding more and more from FPS's. 9/10 isn't good enough anymore for gamers. 10 hour campaigns arent good enough? If you want length, play FF games or Fallout games. I'll take fun over length anyday. Same feelings I had about Bulletstorm too. Fun as hell. I think the recession is getting to people, and rightfully so. $60 is alot to spend on games nowadays. People want more for their money. Now that we're in the back nine of our respected consoles, the games are coming in fast and furious. Not enough money to induldge in everything. Look for 2 for 1 deals on amazon or other deals of the sort. There are ways to beat the $60 crunch of games that doesn't involve pirating or buying used. Try to buy new people, but be smart about it. Don't always run to gamestop on day 1. Look around, and you'll be surprised what kind of deals you'll find. Stores like Target have been known to pull off a $37 deal for a weekend on newer games from time to time. Other places may give you a $10 to $20 store credit. Together we can do this. Last thing we need is for the days of gaming to come to and end because of our selfish need to save $5. Publishers and developers should meet in the middle as well. Do they want to sell 500,000 copies of a game at $60 or would they rather sell 2,000,000 copies at $45? Do the math. It's the retailers commanding the $60 price tag, not the makers. Eventually the publishers will put pressure on the giants to make a move. I feel it. Expand
  45. Mar 24, 2011
    I picked this game up expecting it to be so-so, maybe slightly above average at best. Boy was I wrong. This is one of the most finely polished, well-designed, and fun-to-play FPS games in recent memory, which is especially shocking given the relative lack of major hype about it. It has a few flaws here and there, but most can be fixed with a simple patch and the others are so minor I feel like I was stretching just to find something wrong in a game that does nearly everything right. Still, I'll cover those later. First, the good parts.

    At the top of the list of are the graphics. Crysis 2 is, quite simply, the best looking shooter on the 360. It blows away MW2, blows away BC2, and perhaps most importantly, it EMBARRASSES Black Ops and Homefront. The new Unreal Engine better be spectacular, because as far as I'm concerned Unreal 3 is officially obsolete in light of the Crytek 3 engine. Everything is gorgeously rendered, the lighting is truly something to behold (one mission involves mortars being launched at night with bright lights reflecting off of the skyscrapers lining the street and ranks as one of the best looking levels I've ever seen on console), and the texture detail is incredible with the occasional exception of a few objects that look like they just forgot to texture correctly (specifically door-opening key pads). The water effects are also absolutely sublime. The only flaws here are the slight grainy look on some of the shadows and a strange sort of barely noticeable snow effect on some of the skies under certain circumstances. This game easily rivals the PS3's Killzone 3 (which I own and love) visually, and since Killzone 3 is the most technically impressive game released thus far on consoles, that's no small compliment. Graphics are great, but gameplay is what really matters to most of us. Fortunately, Crysis 2 really shines here. For all the comparisons to CoD, I have to say that the only thing Crysis 2's single player campaign has in common with Activision's juggernaut is the fact that it's an FPS. It is leaps and bounds ahead of any other shooter out there right now in terms of tactical depth and choice, and it puts CoD, Homefront, and BC to shame on the single player front. Rather than funneling the player through a series of pre-scripted corridor shootouts, Crysis 2 presents you with situations and then lets you solve them your way. Your visor will highlight different tactical options around the area (snipe, infiltrate, flank, etc.), but it's entirely up to you which one you pick or whether you pick one at all. The ridiculously easy to use suit powers (RB for stealth, LB for armor) allow you to either be a silent predator, picking off enemies one by one and then disappearing, or an all out, guns blazing rambo that leaps over semi trucks, slides across asphalt while shooting, and tosses enemies aside like dolls. Either approach is immensely satisfying, and a mixture of the two really helps keeps the game fresh. Add to that the "holy &^%$, did that just happen" set piece moments and you have yourself a 10-12 hour joyride through some of the most enjoyable FPS gameplay I've seen since Bioshock. Nothing else on the market in this sector of the FPS genre even touches Crysis 2 in terms of creativity or design, and I would place it right alongside greats like Half Life, which is a HUGE acheivement.

    There are a few problems that should be mentioned here, though. The enemy AI is occasionally very buggy and makes enemy soldiers walk into walls or freeze in place. It is not a super common occurrence, however, and even when it does happen it just means it's one less baddy trying to kill you. I imagine this will be patched shortly. There are also periodic drops in framerate during large battles, though they seem to decrease as the game goes on, making me think that the engine is caching material behind the scenes as it goes. I would also expect a patch shortly here for this issue and it certainly did not diminish my enjoyment of the game or it's rock-solid shooting mechanics.

    As good as the SP is, most people buy these games for the multiplayer. I'm happy to report that despite statements to the contrary, it doesn't disappoint. It takes the best aspects of games like CoD and Halo and then improves them and polishes them to near perfection. All 12 maps are wonderfully designed and a treat to look at, and the nanosuit's use of the power meter (cloaking, sprinting, and armor use all have to be timed carefully to avoid running out of juice since they all use the power source) makes the game a tactical dream. Add in the CoD style perks customization, weapon customization, and a ton of game modes each featuring subsets of different rules, and you've got a real winner here. Is it similar to it's competition? Yes. It's also better. Anyone giving this game under a 9 either didn't play it or doesn't know much about shooters.
  46. Mar 24, 2011
    Would've been a perfect game if not for the SLOW multiplayer. The campaign is the best FPS campaign I've played this generation. Addictive, engaging, challenging, I sat down and played this game and the hours turned to minutes. Multiplayer is good but nothing we havn't seen before. Play this game if you love quality gaming
  47. Apr 17, 2011
    If you're a jaded FPS console gamer that is sick and tired of linear, scripted shooters with no sandbox and no freedom to explore, then you very likely will enjoy this game. Its actually a far superior game to Crysis 1 and Warhead in my opinion. Those games had terrible characterisation and dumb plot-lines. In Crysis 2 they aren't half bad. The controls and gamapley feels a lot more fluid and easy to pickup, the game feels a lot more polished than the original too. Though its still not without its show stopping bugs. The levels aren't quite as expansive, but theyre still pretty large with lots of areas to explore. And that is where this game falls apart the most, and needs to play catch up a bit. There is no incentive to explore the levels, you have recharging health, so no need to seek out med-packs, and because ammo stashes are littered almost everywhere, there's no real need to going looking for hidden ammo dumps. There just isn't enough done to encourage and then reward exploration of the levels. Crytek really need to take a look at BioShock for how to reward and ecnourage off the beaten path exploration. I wont talk about the graphics becuase they're awesome and anyone with eeyes can see how visually stunning the game looks from screenshots and videos. One thing I did notice though is that sometimes there seemed to be not enough enemies in a level. I dunno if that is a pay off they had to make due to the expansive level design and graphically impressive visuals, but even if its not, the combat always felt a bit too small. Though the audio did a great job of making it seem bigger than it actually was.

    Combat wise the game is very good, though the A.I is a bit hit and miss. Sometimes its excellent, storming and out flanking you, using tactics. Other times its completely idiotic and gets stuck running into a wall. Also the powers weren't handled right IMO. Cloak is way too powerful, its basically an invisibility cheat, it takes all the fun out of being stealthy and hiding in the shadows, which isn't a good thing if you're a stealthy player like me. As for the armour power, I don't understand why it needs to be activated at all? I mean really?... look at the Halo shield, its always on and depletes as you take hits. Would have been much simpler, and less complex just to do it that way. Would have left more controls free for other actions too. I think making more of the suit powers more passive like strength and speed is the right direction. And the suit upgrades are a great idea if last minute and poorly implemented. For C3, I hope they improve the RPG aspects, with a better interface and a lot more choices, upgradable levels and so forth. Same with modding weapons. I don't like th idea that we can do that at any time. Would have been much better if modding was only allowed at specific armoury / load-out points. Anyway those elements could really have lifted this game a lot higher on the re-playability meter, so hopefully next time Crytek will focus on them a lot more.

    All in all though I did enjoy the game. It wasn't short like a ton of other recent FPS games ive played. CoD *cough*. Great effort and a keeper. PS. I don't play MP anymore, so I have no clue what that is all about.
  48. Mar 23, 2011
    The game's graphics are outstanding, and the gameplay feels very smooth. The environments you are emersed in really bring out a great experience for the gamer. The nanosuit is a great addition to helping the gameplay feel right for the user.
  49. Mar 29, 2011
    Exceptional game! the best fps i have played on the (360) Crysis2 is a masterpiece if you like to take your time surveying the battlefield before you make your move then this game is for you, stealth and attention to detail are Paramount. I have only played around 2 hours but can confidently say i will be trying to make this last as long as possible. BUY BUY BUY.
  50. Mar 26, 2011
    Awesome game, I was kind of sceptical at first thinking this game might become another CoD clone. But boy was i wrong! First off, the visuals are stunning! I have never played any game on the Xbox360 that even comes close to looking as good as Crysis 2. The gameplay is also stunning, the way the controls handle is simply amazing and it really shows the game has been specifically designed for the Console. Where as halo in my opinion feels kinda clunky in controls this game is absolutly amazing. The single player is really deep and really sucks you in once you start playing. One of my favorite things about this game is the ability to sneak up cloaked onto an enemy and stealth killing them. The story is well told and makes you feel like you are in a movie. Multiplayer is really well implemented but nothing that has not been done before, still its really well made and very amusing. You have so called nano and weapon upgrades that can change the way you play. The perk system kind of reminds me of CoD. there is a nice selection of game modes that can be chosen from, My favorite till now is probably securing pod drops as a team.

    All in all Crytek made a really awesome game in Crysis 2 and the game well deserves all the positive reviews that have been given to it. Fans from the original Crysis will most likely also love this sequel.
  51. Apr 10, 2011
    Graphics are amzing and storymode is very well done. The online play is as if Halo and COD mated and had a child called Crysis 2. The maps are small and the game play is fast. The only down side to the online play is it takes awhile to get use to the energy level (which is also your health) and when to use the invisibility. Huge plus to this game is when you first start out online play you can choose to play in a lobby for players ranked 10 or less to help adjust. Expand
  52. Mar 28, 2011
    If you have not played Crysis due to the fact that your PC had to be a beast to run it in all its glory no worries the CryEngine 3 delivers on the console making most other FPS titels look outdated. From a gameplay perspective they have really thrown everything they could into this title. Peeking around corners, stealth kills, nice solid feeling weapons regenerating health, the ever-awesome visor to mark targets I could go on and on but if you are a fan of FPS games then you owe it to yourself to pick this game up on whatever your platoform of choice now your 300$ machine plays what only $2000 PCs could before. Expand
  53. Mar 26, 2011
    Lengthy campaign with decent story and sweet visuals, followed by extremely dumb AI and some cheesy voice acting for couple characters. Multiplayer looks like a rush job plagued by glitches ranging from basic connection and host selection issues to audio distortion, overlapping cues and finishing on falling through map(s) or floating above them, not being able to aim, shoot for specific time period after new host gets selected and so on...There is just 2 much broken stuff at the same time which makes me wanna put this game on shelve until Crytek sorts things out... otherwise it could be solid 8-9 / 10 but sorry Crytek 1st impression counts, especially in multiplayer and its not that good ! Expand
  54. Apr 19, 2011
    In a time where first person shooters are as common as teens facebooking, crysis 2 manages to stand out. The single player game contains gameplay elements that aren't commonly seen in fps games while spanning atleast twice the legnth. You can approah the game in many different ways as well. For example, you can activate your stealth and silently take out your targets, activate your armor mode and tank your way through, or use a combination of both. The multiplayer share lots with the cod games. Some game types, level up system, even perks all resemble something found in a cod game. Even so, the game is also different by adding the suits special abilities. If you like shooters and are looking for something new, this game is for you. If you are either tired of shooter or don't like them at all, skip it. Follow me on twitter for live tweets from E3 2011 @thetruthbites. I will be posting unfiltered news and behind the scenes pics. Expand
  55. Mar 27, 2011
    Picked this up on its release day and i'm pretty happy never had the money to get a computer to run the first crisis and i now know what i missed out on. The graphics are obviously one of the major reasons i picked it up but once i started to play the campaign i was hooked its a great story the nano suit is awesome the AI was smart and fast. The multiplayer is pretty similar to cod and i know everyone compares fps multiplayers to cod these days but i was pleased with what they have here and found it enjoyable but i know ill be playing the campaign a lot more then multiplayer i think the replay value of this game is very high.. Expand
  56. Mar 26, 2011
    First off, this game blew me away. Totally sucked a few days out of my life. No game on the XBox 360 has ever even come close to graphical punch Crysis 2 consistently beats the gamer over the head with, using totally jaw-dropping set pieces, intense action, and enforcing a relatively epic story. Characters aren't special but they're a hell of an improvement on the cookie-cutter characters you see in most console games. The story is thrilling however, and may need a second playthrough to catch many of the slyly hidden links in the chain. Richard Morgan did a great job. Speaking of second playthroughs, this game does allow you keep all of the perks and weapon attachments you've collected throughout the first playthrough, which is nice when you want to air stomp some of the starting enemies since you never had the chance to the first time around. Gameplay is open, fantastically paced, visceral, and balances out a variety of aggressive enemies with fantastic controls and options, but has an offensively large gap between each checkpoint (no, you can't save anytime you feel like anymore), and has a surprisingly consistent AI pathing glitch that sees them stuck inside of or onto random objects. Despite these two minor complaints, this is the SMARTEST (story and gameplay) shooter you will play on the consoles, and is the best single-player campaign since Mass Effect 2. There are even video, art-work, and musical collectibles hidden throughout the game. However, this seems to have come at somewhat of a price of multiplayer. Crytek (by some rash and unpredictable reasoning) decided to do away with the fantastically open "power struggle" mode from the first game and replaced it with a nano-suit take on Call of Duty. No it's not Call of Duty, but I don't feel as though it's Crysis either. Games are smaller but more up-close and personal, which isn't a good thing when the nano-suit powers can so easily overpower spawn-safety and also the fact that higher level guns are really unbalanced. If you're jumping into Crysis 2 multiplayer a little on the late side, you should expect to get your ass handed to you a few times by high-leveled, super-armed, mega campers (there's lobbies exclusive to anyone level 10 and lower, but these are all conveniently empty). Objective modes are a bit better if you didn't have to UNLOCK THEM (wtf crytek) by leveling up in the **** balanced team instant-action, but once you get in, it can be pretty fun, assuming lag doesn't do you in. All in all, if it wasn't for a disappointing multiplayer, Crysis 2 is an absolutely jaw-dropping experience and is worth every dollar! Expand
  57. Mar 27, 2011
    After starting up the game (which I purchased on 360) I was immediately impressed by the background graphic when installing the game. Having not truly played the first, as my PC would probably explode, I sat and watched the intro videos through to capture as much of the story as possible, to try and grasp some idea about how the story got to its starting point for this sequel. I managed to capture a glimpse of the gameplay through a leaked snippet earlier in the week, and was amazed at how smooth the grpahics looked. Graphically, as soon as I progressed past the chapter I'd seen in the video, I looked up at the skyline in the game, my jaw dropped. The depth of textures and reflections from the glass skyscrapers and metalic surfaces absolutely blew me away. Without a doubt, one of the best looking games I've ever seen. Admittedly, I'm not saying it is the best, because thats just controversial, but can honestly say it has the ability to rival most competition, (That of Uncharted 2, Killzone(s) etc). Gameplay wise, so nice to control and movement seems to be almost perfectly programmed. As most reviews come in, I do agree, the AI is a bit of a let down, having seen two guys running against a barrier when I'm standing right next to them, but the Crytek guys will hopefully patch this as best they can, within the coming weeks. I also experienced a couple of frame rate drops, literally two occurences, but they were both during the 'white-outs' when opening the doors to sunlight and because I was quick to get back into the fight. Both occurrences are completely forgiveable in my eyes seeing as its running on a machine thats had no particularly massive upgrades in it's six year life. As far as I've got through the story I am compelled to play more and more. Not had a go on multi-yet. So far, so good. Expand
  58. Mar 26, 2011
    Let's get the facts on the table: graphics do NOT make a good game. Good gameplay, good story and good mulitplayer make a good game, among other things. Sure, Crysis 2 might not be as graphically impressive as its predecessor, but that's far from reason enough to give it an abysmally low score (This is a fair warning to anyone reading the 0/10 scores; they have no credibility at all. They're just butthurt fans doing the little damage they can muster). Of all the games I possess, Crysis 2 has to be one of the top 10, if not top 5. The graphics are good, maybe even great, but still not as impressive as the first game. But it's not far from the first, by no means. There are some hiccups here and there, like low-resolution textures and models popping up all of a sudden, but they are so few and far in between that you won't really be bothered by it.

    The soundtrack really captures the scenario and gives you the appropriate feeling. Why shouldn't it? Just the introduction theme reeks of good quality and Hans Zimmer has helped make one or two of the tracks as well so you're sure to love it.

    Gameplay wise it plays a lot like the first game. The nano-suit is back, this time more streamlined than the first, giving all the four suit powers its own hot-key. By sprinting you automatically activate speed, holding the space bar and grabbing stuff activates super strength so you can jump really high and throw really far. No suit power is active by default, like the armor was in Crysis, so that is also a hotkey enabled power now. Unlike the first game, it gives you an insanely sturdy suit, for the cost of energy. Cloak is probably the most familiar power, making you invisible for as long as the suit has energy. This setup now gives you the opportunity to use several powers at once, like cloaking and running fast, or throwing enemies while super-armored. That was impossible in the first Crysis.

    The single player campaign is a fantastic marvel. It gets you through many of New York's streets, and there are a bunch of plot twists in the story too. The voice acting is nice (except for the introduction sequence), and the facial animations fit the voices well. There are a bunch of likable characters, a few bastards you just love to hate and the aliens are a tough bunch of creeps. I won't spoil the story so I'll quit it here.

    Mulitplayer wise, it plays a bit like Call of Duty I think. I have never played a CoD game, but that's what I've been told. There are quite a lot of game modes to choose from (team deathmatch, capture the flag, king of the hill, etc.) and a load of maps these modes can be played in as well. If you play well, you can get additional perks on the playing field. If you collect enough of the enemies' dog tags (by killing them and collecting it from where they died) you can hack into the enemy radar and have them shown on your own. You can also summon a strong laser that fries any opponent in its way, and just for kicks, you can summon an alien gunship that hovers around and blasts any enemy it sees to kingdom come. I, and many others, usually die before getting that far, so it's not a common phenomenon. Lastly, if you want a game that looks good, plays good, sounds good and feels good, go with Crysis 2. It's definitely worth the price!
    19:01 26-03-2011
  59. Mar 26, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game has a lot of problems. First, the story line makes no real sense. Where are the old characters? Why are we shooting Americans? (Yes, I know they're from an "evil corporation," but still. Why is prophet in my brain? And why does the main character never speak? This isn't half-life. On that note, the game story and play seems like a ton of rip-offs of other games. The aforementioned no talking, the boss-like aliens with the arm shields that look just like the ones from Halo 2, the stock phrases from the NPC's that sound and feel just like FEAR. And the stupidly predictable story line that had many elements of Far Cry. (Did anyone doubt that Hargreave was going to betray you?)

    Add to that the bugs that are infuriating. The enemies that can shoot through walls. The enemies that can see you while cloaked. The soldiers that can see you from 400m away if you de-cloak for a half second. Or the epilepsy-inducing pulsing "sunlight" that plagued me through 3/4ths of the game until I looked online and found a workaround.
    Plus there's the fact that the nano catalyst system needs to be fixed. On some maps you can collect to your hearts content and when you look in the menu you will have accumulated 0! Or like once when I ended one map with approximately 2000 and after dying the first time in the next map, they were all gone! I actually really liked this new system and was going to go all out to collect all I needed to upgrade fully. But after the first few times of it not working, I abandoned it.
    I'm a pretty easy person to please in an FPS, generally, and this game makes me a little nauseous that I spent $60 on it. Next time I'll wait a year for a $5 Steam sale.
  60. Mar 27, 2011
    The game delivers. A long progressive SP campaign that gets better in looks, features and story; and a myriad of options to customize your own approach to every situation. Crytek truly did a great job with this gem. The MP is different than the usual run-n-gun and it takes a few times to get used to. All in all, it raises the bar from the standard cookie-cutter 4-5hrs FPS campaigns we've been seeing lately. Buy. Expand
  61. Mar 28, 2011
    Crysis2: An utterly disappointing sequel with a bad case of consolitis. A game that plays and looks worse than it's PC-predecessor from 2007. (But honestly, what did people expect, since developers had to meet the limitations of 6 Years old hardware?)
    *Bad stuff*:
    - Linear level design.
    - small "boxed" level-areas (vehicles, unlike in Crysis1 only useful on specially for them designed
    - Less interactive game world (game physics and interaction with world MUCH inferior to C1).
    - Dumb AI (bad guys were constantly running into walls on my play-through & etc).
    - Crappier graphics/Cutscenes/Blocky models/Blurry textures/Pop-ins.
    - Inconsistent & moronic storyline.
    - Completely different/inferior gameplay experience (the only thing reminding you that you're playing a crysis game is the nanosuit).
    - No editor.

    *Good stuff*:
    - Musical score.
    - New Nanosuit abilities.

    Anyway, to put it bluntly, Crysis2 is just another mediocre FPS shooter.
    It brings nothing new to the genre and has no memorable moments. Prepare to be disappointed.
  62. Mar 29, 2011
    Having the best graphics ever seen on console on the Xbox 360 version, An amazing Single-player campaign and Online Multi-player that will keep you entertained for months.

    This game is top notch and you cannot go wrong here if you love fps.

    To me it has the fun of Halo and the intense shooter action of Call of Duty. Amazing
  63. Apr 8, 2011
    Campaign starts off slow but after about 4 hours it really pulled me in and it left me satisfied while still wanting more, and the graphics are the best i have ever seen. However like everyone says AI is really dumb. So dumb in fact that i often found myself standing right in front of them and they would either ignore me and walk away or simply stand there. The levels weren't as open as i would have hoped but they were still more open than cod which is good. The nano suit also helps to keep things fresh as it enables you to do many cool things such as run fast or become invincible for a short period of time with the use of armour mode. So overall i enjoyed the campaign. Multiplayer is a different story however. While the nano suit adds some spice to the formula of online shooters it doesn't make up for all the glitchs and imperfections. First of all the spawning in this game is the worst i have ever seen. Whenever a match first starts i either luck out and spawn behind the enemy and kill them or lose and the enemy spawns behind me and kills me, this is extremely frustrating. And multiple times throughout the match i will be spawn killed. Also stealth and armour mode are totally unbalanced. Stealth (unlike in halo) doesn't become less effective the faster you move so what you get is people running around the whole game with stealth and killing you. Armour mode is really not very effective, it is bassically means that instead of getting killed with five bullets in your chest it will be ten, which means you will last about 1/3 of a second So bassically if you don't use stealth about 70% of the time you will die alot. Hit detection is also bad, sometimes you empty half a clip into buddy and nothing happens but then he goes and kills you via a head shot. also after you relode it takes about a second before you can ADS and sometimes you won't be able to shoot at all. Melee is inconsistent sometimes taking 2 punches to kill someone and other times 4, and i can't say how many times i have had somebody stand behind me and punch me 3-4 times and i not even know it because there is nothing to indicate you being punched. Lag is also a problem that i faced many times. Finally this is one of the most frustrating multi experiences i have ever had, i have more fun playing cod and coming from me that is a big statement. But when the game isn't glitched or lagged to hell it is actually really fun but sadly this isn't too often. So the campaign was great but it falls short when it comes to multiplayer. Expand
  64. Apr 12, 2011
    This is a amazing game with amazing graphics. No surprise there. But what stops this game from being a perfect 10 for me is the issues in the multi player. Now don't get me wrong here the multi player is amazingly fun to play. It's new and creative with the armour and cloak abilities and the graphics are just as good in multi player as it is in the single player. The problems are that there are very little guns, and the game is mainly focused on the ARs and the SMGs. Another problem is that the game has a really bad choice in who is the host and who is not. I have a pretty good internet connection and I never get host. When I do I get those really good games where the whole lobby is at a four bar connection but other wise it is at a two-three bar connection at all time. Here is a tip for you guys/gals playing: If you are playing multiplayer just leave if you have a one bar. Expand
  65. Apr 16, 2011
    I really thought that with all the hype going on that this would be a good game but I rented it to make sure and its absolutely horrible. Its the biggest Call Of Duty knock-off I have ever seen, Crytek has copied everything from the killstreaks and effects down to the perks and ability to slide after sprinting. This game is set in 2023 which is 14 years after the release of Modern Warfare 2 so it made me think of a Call Of Duty 14 years into the future. It shouldn't be called Crysis, it should be called Mw2023. In short, this is the worst game I have ever played. Just go and buy your self a copy of Call Of Duty and save yourself some money. Expand
  66. Apr 27, 2011
    Online is laggy and hit boxes are horrible. Was adictive though. Decent game, not worth buying or renting imo. The Graphics are the only aspect worth mentioning about this game.
  67. Jul 7, 2011
    Crysis 2 isn't one of those love hate games, it's one of those love or "I suck at the multiplayer, so this game sucks (which that opinion was formed through the beta)". I honestly thought I'd seen it all in the beta myself, but I yearned (as a fan of the original Crysis... which I played on the PC and I found way more enjoyable and couldn't imagine it with a 360 or PS3 controller) for the singleplayer, because I remembered how Jaw dropped I was, and how repetitive and bored I became with the Multiplayer. Since Crysis, Crysis 2 has improved A LOT. Not only is the story more cinematic, and a little less open world, Crysis 2 delivers just about everything I would want out of a Sci-Fi shooter. For starters, I all my friends are Halo fans, and I never got into it. Finally I have a game, that has some form of "realism" with great gameplay and is Sci-fi and involves man kind fighting not only aliens, but a deadly virus... somewhat like the flood. The Singleplayer puts you through the boots of "Alcatraz", a Marine grunt who escapes a sinking sub, and later an alien ship blows his buddies to bits in the water, and is washed ashore, and saved by, "The Prophet"... which is just some black guy (from the first game) and gives Alcatraz the Nanosuit because he's infected with the virus that's killing off the human race, from what I understand was started by aliens. Upon the Prophet doing himself a favor, you march on to find Gould and from there follow epic orders that no ordinary soldier (excluding Cpt. Price and 'Soap') could accomplish by him/herself. The game has features, such as cloaking and armor, which gives you a huge edge against enemies. Cloaking, allows you to sneak around and avoid unnecessary combat or even eliminate personnel undetected. Armor allows you to... well tank; oh and survive long drops. The AI ironically is challenging, even when I played it on Normal. They didn't seem to be scripted, as in if I walk 'here' they'll automatically detect me, when they turned their heads, the actually noticed me, which reminded me of Metal Gear, except better. With the AI acting life like, and the environment being so beautiful even on an XBox 360, you really feel like your in New York. When you first leave an infected park and enter the city, you have a sense of intimidation with the towers and an alien ship sends a siren blurring the screen, creating a dramatic cinematic effect but also made me realize this is exactly like War of the World's... except a little more haunting because I'm a little man in an occupied zone. The sounds also made my ears orgasm. Very rarely in games, do the weapons sound so awesome, or so much like weapons, that when firing at an enemy, I'll pump out a few more rounds to give it that movie style shooting sequence. The Multiplayer is anything but disappointing. Comparing it to Call of Duty is a little far fetched because, although it does take the "Call of Duty leveling" system, the gameplay is completely different with the cloaking and armor abilities. Using both of them actually does make a difference and it isn't like Call of Duty 4, in the sense that you can't run and gun and do well. It's possible but with veteran players, all you can hope for is an even K:D ratio, because taking your time and working with your team is a necessity. So I can't recommend this game to the fast paced, hardcore COD fans, or 6 year olds. But I would recommend this to the non-Halo, non-COD, or just anybody who's looking for a good, new, different, beautiful, original, entertaining game. So, in conclusion: Singleplayer is a must experience, at least rent it if not buy it because it's not too challenging, but not too easy either on the hardest difficulty, "Super Soldier". And the Multiplayer is different, however fun once you get used to it and is NOT an unenjoyable experience, give it some time and you'll love it as much as you love... whatever you love now. On the downside however: I did notice that my XBox Elite, showed it's true colors whenever there was a lot of explosions or commotion going on, and I noticed a frame rate of about 10, but it quickly fixed itself to the steady 30 FPS it holds constantly. I did not notice a frame rate drop at all after 12 hours of Multiplayer gameplay... so take that Eric Hirshberg. Among other things, there's occasional C Grade glitches (glitches that are noticeable and delay the player, but do not prevent the player from proceeding on or crash the game), and yes the C grade glitches are hilarious. And on one more final minor problem, the controls do get overwhelming at times... in Singleplayer, I forget which buttons do what or something, but since there's less in Multiplayer, I can't kick it there. If your interested in this game, it's worth the $60. And if you don't think so, give it time. Expand
  68. Jan 6, 2012
    Even if the visuals are excellent, that isn't enough to overshadow the fact that crysis 2, a game I was looking very forward to, was a huge dissapointment. The campaign isn't all that bad, but it is relatively short and nothing `special. Yes, there are some great set-piece moments and the visuals are outstanding but the campaign and multi player become stale very quickly. The competitive online is very generic aside from the nano suit abilities, though there is quite a few things you can unlock. Expand
  69. Feb 17, 2013
    The game is by far a completely gorgeous visual eye-feast. Absolutely stunning. That is where anything positive ends. I had never been so bored by a combat system in modern-gaming. Absolutely no motive or motivation to go on, I literally fell asleep playing this game twice, and I gave up completely after three hours. Never before had I been so bored with a game. Simply abysmal. Should have kept it on the PC, apparently. Expand
  70. Mar 25, 2011
    This game is terrible, bored of it within 4 hours of playing it. Online is terrible you get a kill then you die then you get a kill then you die. Not to mention that the kill streaks are not even worth it. The nano suit sucks, maximum armor and maximum stealth are stupid as **** everybody sees you when you use stealth anyway and the maximum armor is just useless because whenever anybody gets in a gunfight they just try and get the armor up as fast as possible. Nobody uses any gun besides the SCAR basically because everything else sucks unless you have a modded controller. The game is boring as **** too. You spend half the time trying to get to places and once you finally get there you are out of energy and you get ****ed like Japanese-Americans living in the US during WWII. This game is not even finished, by the way the graphics suck don't get your hopes up. I am not even going to try and explain the cluster **** that is the campaign. I have been playing first person shooters since Halo: Combat Evolved and I have to say this is the biggest piece of **** i have ever owned.
  71. Apr 7, 2011
    Crysis 2 is a good game. The single player campaign lasts a good 9 to 12 hours without backtracking like Halo. The graphics are better than any other xbox game out there now. The gameplay is very FPS - but I agree it can feel a little repetive after a while of cloaking, getting a headshot, then re-cloaking. It's easy to keep doing what works rather than exploring different ways to play. The AI is a mixed bag: on the one hand they do a good job tracking you and even spotting you when cloaked. On the other hand, all too often they get stuck on objects and behave very twitchy.

    The story is the biggest downer in this game. It's like a convoluted final fantasy/metal gear storyline. If that's your thing, then you'll like this. But if you prefer a game where story moves by means other than blindly following orders from someone in your headphone, you'll be disappointed with the storyline.
  72. Mar 26, 2011
    This game impressed me greatly through the entire campaign. It is by far the best looking game on the Xbox 360. I have 2 main gripes about the single player though. First, it can be a bit buggy. Randomly floating helicopters stuck in the air, enemy death animations cause them to be wedged in walls, your scope sights disappearing, etc. Typically, they are minor bugs. The other gripe I have is the AI. Sometimes you will catch them running into walls endlessly, meshing together into a blob of enemies, or running away from you when you are clearly at a disadvantage. Especially the alien AI. They tend to wander around aimlessly sometimes and never feel like a threat. Other than those 2 main problems, I really enjoyed the gameplay. I really liked the visor feature that helped you out by telling you possible locations to flank, go stealth, resupply, etc. Now for the multiplayer. It actually is quite good, but nothing really special in comparison to CoD. Gameplay is very close quarters because it takes too many hits to kill opponents at long range (and is damn near impossible to snipe on due to low fps coupled with a high level of motion blur). If you like fast paced action that is almost solely CQC, then this will be very fun to you. Sadly, I do not enjoy this type of gameplay, I'm more of a Battlefield guy. Now to get to my gripes about the multiplayer. First and foremost, the lag. This game runs on P2P connections just like the CoD series, except much MUCH worse. I hate P2P connections, and this game makes me want to throw my controller through the screen. 1:3 games will end up with a host that leaves everyone else with about 2 seconds of lag and it is just abysmal. It almost never migrates the host, and when it does, it usually gets worse. If this game was singleplayer only, I would give it a 9.0. Sadly, it isn't, and the multiplayer is damn near unplayable to me so I have to give it a 8.6 due to it being mostly a CoD clone with less features and the terrible latency problems online. In conclusion, it is well worth the singleplayer experience, but until they fix the multiplayer host issues, I wouldn't recommend playing it if you get frustrated easily (nothing pisses me off more than firing 2 shotgun shells into a mans face at point blank, then proceeding to punch the living hell out of him to find him turn around and turn me into swiss cheese in an instant, then see his point of view in the killcam where I shot 5 feet to his right and only connected 1 punch). Expand
  73. Mar 30, 2011
    This may be the best looking game on the 360, but it is a pretty poor gameplay experience IMO
    You run around, shoot people and go invisible or boost your shields. Very tactical this is not. It actually feels a bit like unreal tournament.
  74. Mar 28, 2011
    Sin duda el Shooter del año. Mucho más complejo que Call of Duty y más maduro en todos los aspectos. Gran variedad de situaciones y armamento. Técnicamente es una "eminencia".
  75. Mar 26, 2011
    Very good game play. Better than the first Crysis games. However the story is very weak. Less so than the first ones. The story feels cheesy and fake. More like those old fashioned games. I would give it a much better review if the story was better.

    Some say the game play is bad, I think it is great. This is why I am still playing it even with its bad storyline.
  76. Mar 25, 2011
    The game is visually stunning, as expected, but in most aspects Crysis2 seems like a step back from the first game. Frame rate is inconsistent. AI is shoddy. Large open spaces and sandbox gameplay are replaced by a short, largely linear, heavily scripted, run of the mill hall crawl. Multi-player is the standard Modern Warfare clone everyone seems to make these days. The story, like the first game, is a mash-up of sci-fi clichés, but the campy fun of "Predator with a dash of Stargate" is replaced by a humorless and self-serious "War of the Worlds meets Cloverfield." Expand
  77. Mar 29, 2011
    I have no frame of reference toasted this franchise as I have never played the original. The graphics are great but there are games out there that provide great graphics and a good gameplay experience. Ufortunatley crysis 2 can't provide the latter. Boring and headache inducing story, ,along with horrendous AI and bad gameplay mechanics make this game a complete disappointment. Don't even get me started on the messy MP that tries so hard to be different yet just ends up the same as everything else; only not as fun. Avoid this game and get a decent FPS (a dying breed these days). Expand
  78. Mar 30, 2011
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Crysis 2 это лучшее что происходило с Xbox 360 в графическом плане, геймплей напоминает первую часть игры, но локации стали гораздо меньше, тем не менее разработчики оставили место тактическим действиям, поэтому каждый выбирает сам как ему играть, будь то стэлс или "аля COD", игра насыщенна всевозможными интересными кат-сценами, впечатление складывается такое же как и во время просмотра Голивудского блокбастера. Т.е кинематогрофичность на высоте, первая часть игры не дарила геймерам такого восторга. Минусы конечно есть но о них я писать не буду. Кароче игра стоит свеч и выглядит она очень свежо на фоне недавних шутеров. Expand
  79. Jun 16, 2011
    The game looks fantastic, I can't recall anything looking this good and the musical score is probably the best I've ever heard but if I had to sum this game up in a phrase I would say All dressed up and no place to go. The story just isn't very good and I know this will anger some people but it feels a bit long at points but still a solid game. If they crafted their storytelling and characters as well as they do the look of the game it will be the best game in history. Expand
  80. Sep 21, 2011
    By far one of 2011's greatest releases, and one of EA's most amazing games. The beauty of this game is awe-inspiring, beautiful, fantastic graphics. The game has some of the best game play I've ever seen in a shooter, very entertaining. A great campaign, with a great story line. A very unique, and addicting multiplayer. All in all, Crysis 2 in an amazing game.
  81. Sep 17, 2011
    a funny game to play. it's visually amazing, the action is nice, and i especially liked the stealth sections. i only disliked that the game bugged sometimes, and the enemies are nearly impossible to kill if you don't immediately get a head shot.
  82. Dec 29, 2012
    I did not expect too much out of this game, having played the first Crysis and Crysis Warhead extensively on PC i was slightly disappointed to find out the setting to be urban instead of a beautiful tropical island.
    But it's New York, so i easily forgive Crytek on that one. The Singleplayer features a campaign that will take you about 11-13 hours to complete and it features New York's
    most iconic and coolest locations. Fighting off enemies in for example Lower Manhattan, Grand Central station and Times Square gives a satisfying feeling and it actually gives me the urge to instantly hop on a plane and go there.
    The story is OK but it lacks a bit of character development, a flaw that i found in almost every Crytek game to date. If you can live with this though, you will have a great time with this game, the nanosuit is without a doubt one of the coolest pieces of armor i have ever encountered in a shooter game, allowing you to switch quickly from cloak to armor mode with speed and strength mode being assigned automatically when you need them. This to me is a vast improvement over the control system in the previous installments of Crysis which speeds up the gameplay substantially. Having the nanosuit gives you multiple options to engage the enemy, making the singleplayer a fun experience where no situation is exactly the same.
    The AI could be better with enemies walking into walls from time to time but this happens rarely and it does not ruin the experience by any measure. The graphics is where this game truly stands apart from the crowd though. I was very surprised that Crytek was able to squeeze enough juice out the Xbox to produce graphics as pretty as this. I still think it is the best looking console game to date, with Battlefield 3 and Far Cry 3 as close contenders.
    Multiplayer is fun but i was slightly disappointed to find out it was infantry only gameplay, being a Crysis Wars player on PC i was hoping for some airplane and vehicle gameplay.
    Multiplayer also features killstreaks with a twist, when you kill a player you have to pick up his dog tag to build up your killstreak, which mostly takes care of the camping issue that comes along with giving players rewards for getting consecutive kills. The killstreaks do not overwhelm the gun on gun gameplay though. Multiplayer also feautures with all it's functions, allowing you to tweak different functions to suit your needs. While it is not addictive like CoD or Battlefield, it is fun to play an hour or two nonetheless.
    All in all, this game is worth every dollar/euro/pound you spend on it, which probably won't be much since you can find it in most discount bins nowadays.
  83. Jun 19, 2013
    This was almost flawless its impressive and well made.We need more games like this hopfully the next gen games will be as good as this or even better but love this Game.There should not be negative reviews for this game its to special to be put down.
  84. Jun 24, 2013
    A tech demo. Nothing more. It is simply just "Wow! Look at how beautiful is that building/that city/that alien" I don't care. I want to PLAY. If i want to see beautiful stuff. I go out or watch a movie. This thing is not a game. Not even close to that....
  85. Mar 31, 2011
    Single player is the standard derivative, heavily scripted, linear bore-fest that is almost identical to just about any other FPS single player campaign released in the last 5 years. Whereas Farcry 1 allowed a player to approach or progress a conflict from many different angles or even avoid, Crysis2 herds the player down a disguised corridor with zero choice for the player to choose where to go. The graphics are very impressive but the game play itself lacks innovation and doesn't engage. The mulitplayer at heart is just a COD clone. There are classes, killstreaks, perks, dogtags/emlems, the lot. However, the actual game is far better balanced than COD and actually very enjoyable. The nanosuit gives the player far more gameplay mechanics to play with which in turn offers the player more ways to play the game and more tactical options. The maps are beautiful and in general very well designed. Some in my opinion are too big for team deathmatch and there are too many long spells spent looking for the enemy. The biggest problem with the multiplayer is the lag. For me, the beta was perfect, I didnt experience lag once. The retail version though is not so good. Lots of emptying mags into other players only to have them turn round and kill me with 2 bullets from a pistol. Very frustrating. Overall, the single player is forgettable and not worth the effort. The multiplayer has masses of potential but is ultimately ruined by poor netcode. Expand
  86. Jul 19, 2011
    This game is absolute garbage, the graphics are good for about half of the game then this bug occurs where you have lines going across the screen and huge rectangular grain. This game was a complete waste of money. Crytek has no plans to fix the aforementioned problems even though they have admitted to it on their own forums.

    Don't buy this game, there are so many better playing and
    working shooters out there. I Expand
  87. Apr 20, 2011
    Sure, it has amazing graphics but it's just so boring to play. You spend most of your time going from point A to point B only to find that point B was the wrong place so then you go to point C, get raped by pissed off soldiers, escape to pissed off soldiers only to be kidnapped by the pissed off soldiers only to escape again only to have to whole cycle start all over again but with aliens instead. The story is useless and the setting is just plain overused. Why must every single disaster be in New York, there are other cities in the world. After about five hours of this I just gave up. I couldn't bring myself to play anymore. You get from level to level through boring cutscenes where someone tells you what to do and where to do it with q slightly altered version of the main theme playing in the backround. Once again, Hans Zimmer does not disappoint with his music. The gameplay is downright frustrating. Frequent glitches will freeze you in place until you have to reset the game (sometimes even the console when it completely freezes up), have enemies walking in mid-air and sometimes not even die. At one stage I had no weapons, they just vanished in front of me. I thought it was part of the mission but after getting killed by about twenty soldiers at once i respawned with them. The controles work fine but can get very clunky and often get you killed. This review is only based on the story mode as I never went near multiplayer. From what I've heard it's pretty good. Then again from what I've heard the campaign is amazing. Overall, campaign is boring, graphics and soundtrack are great, gameplay is glitchy as hell and multiplayer is apparently pretty good. I was extremely disappointed with this game Expand
  88. Oct 28, 2011
    On the console, "Crysis 2" is not a sequel. "Crysis 2" is barely a sequel on PCs. While other games were content to let you play your game on your regular PC, the original "Crysis" required gamers to create custom machines, for thousands of dollars, to play "Crysis". Crytek could have re-released the original "Crysis" and called it a new franchise. The whole point is, the story in "Crysis 2" hardly makes any sense. We are given some flashbacks to the original "Crysis" that we never played, but those do not make any sense either. Where did the Nano-suit come from? Why are space aliens invading earth? Why am I fighting a mega corporation's private army when I should be saving earth from space aliens?! The non-sensical story does water down what is otherwise a fairly excellent first person shooter. Expand
  89. May 29, 2011
    The A.I means that you are fighting an army of retards. It also looks like the Aliens are Retards as well. To finish the game go into stealth mode, snipe all the baddies from long range and move through the level picking off any remaining. The A.I does ruin the game. That said the graphics are excellent and the game is fun to play through. A good solid 6 out of 10
  90. May 13, 2011
    Crysis 2 had a pretty long single story campain which is impressive these days when multiplayer is pretty much all the counts. The graphics are top notch and the story was fun enough but once the final mission was done I felt like I had experianced all this game had to offer. It is definatly worth a rental but the multiplayer wasn't enough to hold my attention and make it a title worth hanging on to. Expand
  91. Jun 1, 2011
    The Graphics are top notch, as expected. The sound is phenomenal and the presentation is unparalleled. Although gameplay is not all that original, it does not have to be as the sum of its parts more than make up for it in this aspect. With a lengthy campaign, gorgeous visuals and great presentation, Crysis 2 gets a score of 9.810.
  92. Apr 3, 2011
    Differant fps if your looking for something new. I have been playing this game and must say that the gameplay has been well polished and offers something new to players other than the shoot guy move forward to beat the game. The game has a nice balance with the powers that are given and with the energy bar that is given for your powers it actually makes it a strategy o how to move forth to compete the mission at hand. It is up to you on how to use either the cloak or armor powers and use them on how you see fit. The ai ia actually very nice in that they will flank you are well aware to where you are and are nasty if you get caught in a shoot out with three of them. The ai will jump over wall or bushes to get cover and will bark orders and have a gruop go after you. AI is deff a strong suit and makes the game challenging and it doesnt cheap respawn in new soldiers that other games do. Graphically you already have heard it shine and boy it makes alot of the games look inferior so far. So bottom line is graphically this game shines as you would expect. The story is well done and keeps you hooked. Multiplayer isnt all the bad it is something differant which I didnt take to but some others might. All in all the game is great, it lives up to its billing and if you like fps and want a new single player experiance get it. Expand
  93. Apr 16, 2011
    Crysis 2 is fully worth the $60 dollar price tag. The graphics are simply stunning and adds a level of depth that other Xbox 360 games have not done recently. The graphics are polar opposite of Homefront which has TERRIBLE graphics for a game of this generation. I applaud Crytek for their attention to detail. Past the great graphics, the campaign's story is engaging and fun to play through as well as lengthy but not too long to seem dragged on. It took me 8 to 9 hours to play through the first time and am more than willing to give it another playthrough. The only bad thing about the campaign is the A.I because occasionally the characters will get stuck on a wall or just act out of normal behavior. Also the A.I detection system is occasionally weird because you can be entirely cloaked and they will just see you as if your clear as day but it doesn't usually cause any major problems. The framerate on Crysis 2 is surprisingly good for a game with this good of graphics (no problems to speak of through 10+ hours of campaign playtime). If you dont have Xbox Live I would still highly recommend buying this at full price for the campaign alone but if you do have Live, then multiplayer further enhances the overall experience. I'll start out by saying the multiplayer needs a few matchmaking tweaks but nothing to influence buying the game or not. The matchmaking doesnt find players as fast as say COD but as long as you can wait 1 to 2 minutes without raging, you will be fine. Host migration isnt the greatest but it doesnt happen all that often anyways. Depending on your connection, the hit markers/bullet damage can be a little messy when people activate maximum armor in the middle of a firefight which cause you to sometimes having to empty the majority of your clip into an enemy to kill them. On the positive side, the maps are all well made with the exception of lighthouse. The matches are pretty fast paced and the spawns are basically random so dont be surprised to spawn and see an enemy within a second or two. I found the spawns to not be that bad despite what was said previously, I think it reduces camping a bit and keeps things fresh and fast paced. The cloaking is actually not too O.P because you will kill someone who is cloaked very fast to keep it fair and its not too hard to see someone cloaking as long as you pay a little attention to the possibility. Its a good comparison to make with Halo because of the smaller sized maps and the abilities your character has online along with the effort it takes to kill one person. Please dont think this is a run and gun like COD because you will be terribly mistaken. Its very strategic as to managing your suits energy and if you run and gun, odds are you'll fail pretty hard. Bottom line is this game is a must buy for FPS lovers and the modes are well worth the $60 bucks. Im sure the small issues with multiplayer will be fixed by Crytek soon so buy it, its one of the best purchases I've made in a while. Expand
  94. Sep 2, 2011
    It's been a little while since I've had so much fun with the campaign in a shooter, it's a blast and packs some truly intense, and one or two surprisingly emotional moments in it, also this may just be the best looking game I've ever played, and there's a lot of action going on all the time, and surprisingly has no slow down or frame rate issues at all, and you can pretty much approach any combat scenario any way you like, you can go invisible and quietly sneak up behind enemies and take the out, or snipe with silenced weapons from a distance, or pop on the advanced armor and run into the center of them like a tank and blow them all away, or a mixture of the two, and this also carries over to the multiplayer, which is a lot of fun, and one of the more unique multiplayer games out there, sound is fantastic, and the controls work well most of the time, the only complaint I have with them is that too many commands are mapped to the same buttons at times, and the arrow keys which access you gear are at times unresponsive, and will either do nothing, or bring up the wrong gear, and the story made no sense, nothing is explained, they just assume you played the first, which was a PC exclusive, and the A.I. can be completely brain dead at times, but this is still a fantastic game, one worthy of your time, and is one of my favorite games that have come out this year, I highly recommend. Expand
  95. Jun 2, 2011
    I like shooters but I loved Crysis 2. This is a shooter with everything. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay superb and the story is interesting. The suit is what its all about. The invisibility and different ways you can choose to approach a situation is brilliant. I loved the Nanovision, I mean who doesn't think vision like a Predator isn't cool? It reminded me on more than one occasion of Halo, but that's not a bad thing. I completed on Veteran and will go back for Super Soldier. A must own game. Expand
  96. May 11, 2011
    I really enjoyed this game. The graphics, storyline, level design, action, all of it was top notch. I kept telling my kid, this is how HALO should feel. The campaign was long and I liked that, makes me feel like I got my moneys worth. I played the multiplayer, it was ok, felt like I was having a shootout with crazy guns in a small closet. I didnt buy it for the multiplayer though, there are better games to play online. I bought this for the campaign and it was great. Expand
  97. May 16, 2011
    Like going on a turkey shoot with the Predator's cloaking device.

    Crysis 2 isn't a bad game but it isn't a great game either. While it's storyline is engaging and it's graphics and sound in particular are strong in places, i couldn't help but feel that it didn't live up to it's potential. It's the story of a marine who finds himeslf in posession of a mysterious cryogenic battle suit which
    gives him much amplified battle skills, strength, stamina, tactical awareness, and, for a short period at a time before it has to rechrge, invisibility and stealth capabilities (think predator, including the same sound effects and heat vision).The story revolves around defending many, (many) different areas in new york city from a hostile alien invasion. Crysis was the daddy of graphics heavy PC shooters when it was released a year or three back. It got lots of accolades in that area, and naturally when the sequel hit consoles, the first question was "how does it look?". Well, it looks (and sounds) great for the most part, but the problem is that quite a few things stop you from enjoying that. Little graphical niggles like texture pop-in here and there as well as occasionally dodgy frame rates and animations get in the way, and also, repetitive and re-used level layouts, textures, samey looking layouts, and a general "cut and paste" feel to about 75% of all the areas in the game means that by about halfway through the story, you've stopped looking because you've seen everything the cryengine 3 graphics engine has to offer many times over.

    By then though, the game's REAL problems will be starting to bug you just a little bit more than that......

    I can live with graphics issues, re-using levels and ojectives, and other generally cheap ways of stretching a game's budget or pushing timelines, but what i can't live with is things that constantly lift you out of the narrative experience and remind you you're playing a buggy, underpolished videogame that somebody should have given more playtesting time to. Cysis 2 has that in spades, from dumb, buggy A.I. to poor and occasionally confusing level design, to enemies that will just plain vanish into thin air just as you've got a bead on them, or worse still, spawn sudenly behind you and kick the sh1t out of you in a room you'd just checked and cleared for enemies 5 seconds ago. All of this is common. Once, i had just sniped a lone soldier from a vantage point, and cloaked to await more targets. An identical looking AI enemy came along a minute or so later, exclaimed "huh?" looked down and saw his buddy, cried out, "oh no, he's dead", ducked for cover for fear of being shot, then after about 5 or 10 seconds, stood up and discovered him again with the same "huh? " and proceeded to repeat the process over and over again until i put him out of his misery with a headshot.

    When dealing with the game's human AI targets, this ease of stealth combined with buggy programming lead to a lot of "cloak, pump a clip into somebody, run away, hide, repeat" gameplay, which, combined with the game's samey environments, grows old long before the lengthy storyline is done. The game's alien enemies however are not so simple. Where some of the human AI will have you frustrated with their ease, some of the alien ones will have you chewing your controller with their general cheapness and overly hard-to-kill programming on higher difficulties. In many instances late in the game for example, the cloak is pretty much the only way you can progress through an area full of enemies, as standing your ground results in extermination from all angles by swathes of enemies. Regardless which way you come at it from, too much of this game revolves around stealth killing. That has it's place in most modern shooters, but in Crysis 2 it's so wall-to-wall that you tire of it quickly. In fact, owards the end of the game's lengthy and convoluted plotline, i found myself just stealthing past absolutely everybody as much as i could, purely to move the plot along in hope of reaching the end.

    That, coming from someone who's from the "you absolutely positively have to kill every last motherf*ker in the room" school of thinking when it comes to FPS games, is definitely not a compliment..

    Other things, like the overly complicated waepon and customisation control options add to the "meh" feel of this game. It's a shame, because Crysis 2 had a lot of promise. It's not terrible, it has, very good graphics and sound, and a lot going for it otherwise, but it was let down by lack of polish in too many areas for me.

    One to rent or to buy discounted only. There are too many better FPS games out there to justify paying full price for this one
  98. Jun 18, 2013
    Crysis 2 was the best game I had played on my XB360, until I started playing the Mass Effect Trilogy's rich experience. But of course, I liked the style of going solo as an augmented super-soldier during the night time sterilizing hostile, yet convincingly creepy alien forces and human hostiles to reach your objective, liked the complex revelations and back story of the Crysis, stealth mode was extremely useful in several environments, the HUD was also really well set out, very nice graphics and in-game characters like Colonel Barclay, he was motivating! I do hope to buy the third one soon! Expand
  99. Apr 4, 2011
    Crysis 2 is the best shooter to have graced the Xbox 360 to date. It's a deep, and satisfying experience. Sure, the game has some flaws, but I'll get to that later. What sets Crysis 2 apart from other shooters is the Nanosuit 2.0. If you played the predecessor, you might have experienced the Nanosuit powers to be clunky in terms of controls and in the sheer number of options. However, the Nanosuit 2.0 has been streamlined to offer a simpler interface. The suit has two abilities, armour, and stealth. Essentially, armour makes you a walking tank that allows you take an enormous amount of damage. It will appeal to those who would prefer to be up close and personal with the enemy. If being "Rambo" is not your thing, you can always use stealth mode and sneak up on enemies to take them out silently. The Nanosuit can also be upgraded to enable special abilities such as stealth and armour enhancements. However, the suit is only one component of the combat. There is also a wide variety of weapons available to suit your style of play, whether it's being stealthy or armoured. Combat is innovative and engaging, and every encounter varies according to your combat preferences. Therefore gunplay never becomes tedious or repetitive. Visually, the game is stunning. Environments, character and weapon models are richly detailed, but what makes this game truly next-gen is the use of lighting and shading. Light will cascade over buildings, into enclosures, and on to you. This is not pre-rendered, it occurs in real-time. The visuals also contribute to New York City and its post-apocalyptic theme. Destruction and suffering overwhelms the player, and gives off the sense of purpose throughout the game. As amazing as this title is, it has a few flaws. The campaign is driven by a compelling narrative, however the story flat lines during the first half. It basically comes down to "you are here, now go there". Luckily, this picks up around the three hour mark, and progresses into an engaging story. I was also disappointed with the ending, which leaves many of the questions that were addressed in the campaign, unanswered. The AI can range from the best in the business, to being oblivious to you and the given surroundings. They will sometimes walk into walls, and get stuck in the environment. These are minor gripes, but it hurts the overall experience. Nonetheless, Crysis 2 defines what a shooter should be: innovative and adrenalin-pumping. The story may be sub-par, but the gameplay and graphics makes up for the very few shortcomings. This game is certainly worth every cent, with an eight -hour campaign, and a fantastic multiplayer, this certainly makes it one of the best shooters to grace the Xbox 360 this year, if not a contender for game of the year. Expand
  100. Mar 27, 2011
    As a HUGE fan of the first Crysis on PC, I was a bit worried about what direction the sequel would take with a multi-platform release. I game mostly on Xbox now, so picked it up for my console, and have been very pleased overall. It doesn't quite have the jaw-dropping impact of the first's huge environments and stunning visuals, but it still provides and incredibly solid fps experience without deviating too far from the spirit of the original. This time around you'll be fighting in the urban canyons of New York. The city is beautifully rendered and a blast to fight in, but feels a bit more constricted than the jungles of the original. There are plenty of approaches to each mission, but I found it quite a bit more linear than the first. The graphics are nothing to sneeze at, but considering the fact that the original came out 3 1/2 years ago, PC gamers might be a bit disappointed that they aren't going to be getting something a far ahead of its time as the original was. However, I don't blame Crytek from wanting to capitalize on gaming larger console market, and its amazing what they've squeezed out of the xbox 360 in particular. Where this sequel truly shines is it's story. Characters, story scene environments, and dialogue are a lot better, and it feels like a lot more than a wicked-fun tech demo this time around. Make no mistake, it's no Bioware story arc, but there's a lot more stringing the scenes together than in the original Crysis. Also, the powers are a lot easier to use than in the original. Crysis had you awkwardly activating each of the 4 powers individually, a couple of clicks deep in a menu. This made switching from speed to armor, or from cloak to strength, very tedious. This time, all of the powers are still there, but cloak and armor are just single hot keys away, while speed is integrated into a thumb-stick click sprint and strength is context sensitive when close to heavy objects and enemies. This leaves you with nearly all of the options of the original, but in a far more accessible way. Overall Crysis 2 isn't as ground-breaking as the original, but manages to completely outshine the mess of awful CoD clones out there right now. Check it out, you won't regret it. Expand
  101. Mar 22, 2011
    Crysis 2 is a very good game. It has a good story, good game play (thanks to the nanosuit), good AI and all combined in a nice graphic package. On top of this it gives you a very nice MP. Some facts: Single player is around 10-15h, 1 suit (armour, stealth and tactical modus), lots of weapons, more then 12 suit upgrades, lots of cinematic. Lots of (on the fly) upgradable weapons. Breakable environment. 50 Level multi player with lots of unlock-able stuff. Collapse

Generally favorable reviews - based on 72 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 66 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. Oct 3, 2011
    Taking control of the ultimate soldier has never been more entertaining. The gameplay and controls of Crysis 2 are outstanding and rate among the best in the genre. Graphics and sound are incredible, the post-apocalyptic atmosphere hasn't been this good since Fallout 3. The unique Crysis 2 is much more than a typical shooter.
  2. May 30, 2011
    Crysis 2 is more than a cranked out first person shooter. It takes the time to enhance an already interesting Sci-fi game while tightening and tuning the elements that set it apart from the pack. Oh, and did I mention it's gorgeous to look at?
  3. May 8, 2011
    Swapping a picture-perfect landscape for New York's urban sprawl could have been disastrous, but Crytek has found variety in the setting, guiding the player through blue-grey skyscrapers, leafy green parks, rooftops at sunset and industrial harbours. [May 2011, p.90]