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  • Summary: First-person shooter Crysis returns powered by CryEngline 3 and is coming to the PS3 and Xbox 360, as well as the PC.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 54
  2. Negative: 0 out of 54
  1. Mar 29, 2011
    100
    This is not COD with an afterthought of a campaign, nor is it Far Cry 2 with its open expanses and sand-box gameplay. It's not a corridor shooter like Doom and it isn't Battlefield or Killzone 3. This is Crysis 2 – a magnificent first-person experience in its own right that stands out from the crowd by focusing on a campaign that is wholly engaging, at times highly challenging and often truly memorable.
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    91
    What can I say, finally the prettiest shooter arrives on consoles. Although you haven't all the opportunities from the first Crysis in terms of exploring a whole island, New York seems to be the right choice for action. The Pretty Apple gets all my attention and makes me forget the straight-forward gameplay. Not quite an innovation, but a really great shooter.
  3. Apr 11, 2011
    90
    Crytek has delivered an extraordinary shooter. The Nanosuit with all its functions is a real joy and it keeps gameplay exciting in both the long singleplayer and the fantastic multiplayer.
  4. Dec 12, 2011
    87
    Crysis 2 may not live up to every expectation, but its pleasant surprises make up for most of its shortcomings.
  5. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Apr 10, 2011
    84
    A decent, if repetitive, shooter with incredible looks and set-pieces. [May 2011, p.78]
  6. Apr 14, 2011
    80
    Crysis 2 is an excellent game - one with dynamic combat, smooth controls, and slick visuals. But the unimpressive narrative and rampant glitches hold the overall experience back.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    60
    Crysis 2 does little to create new material in the genre, though it cobbles together disparate gameplay elements that do create a level of interest that another modern Middle East liberation sim can't.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 123
  2. Negative: 19 out of 123
  1. May 5, 2011
    10
    Crysis 2 is best FPS ever made

    best graphics best gameplay I do take issue with the multiplayer though. The frame rate in multiplayer is
    Crysis 2 is best FPS ever made


    best graphics
    best gameplay

    I do take issue with the multiplayer though.
    The frame rate in multiplayer is horrendous. It's just plain straight up disgusting.
    but oh well, the singleplayer is more than enough to sell it.
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  2. Jun 10, 2011
    10
    One of the most satisfying single player shooters in years. Takes obvious inspiration from classic FPS's such as Halo and Half-Life and addsOne of the most satisfying single player shooters in years. Takes obvious inspiration from classic FPS's such as Halo and Half-Life and adds its own twist along with excellent visuals to create a really great and action packed shooter. The story isn't the best, it's full of cliches and is extremely linear in it's progression. I do think however that the nano-suit allows for many differing tactical approaches to situations. Cloaking and stealth killing enemies is great fun and actually makes you think about how to go about your killing as your energy runs down. Alternatively, you can use the suit's power and armour to rip the MG from an APC and literally blast through your foes. The multiplayer is excellent and prolongs the life and value of the game. Not dissimilar to the COD series or indeed most modern shooters, you must earn XP and buy upgrades to your suit or weapons over time. I would highly recommend this for action/ shooter fans and sci-fi lovers. Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2011
    10
    I think this is the best FPS that I have played. If you read a majority of these bad score, you see people comparing it to the first one. LastI think this is the best FPS that I have played. If you read a majority of these bad score, you see people comparing it to the first one. Last time I checked the first was a Pc game not a PS3 game. The game play is smooth I haven't experienced any lag or connection interruptions. This game has been perfect on it's release day, it took the devs at Treyarch 2 months to get camp of duty lag ops to this level in terms of errors. The graphics are great, not quite Uncharted, but close to Killzone. It doesn't have that weighty feel that killzone or BFBC2 has. There are many game types, if you don't like the whole cloaking thing there is a gametype that doesn't allow it. Best FPS HANDS down. Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2011
    9
    Besides being the best looking game on consoles, Crysis 2 succeeds in almost every other aspect. First, the bad. The story is really nothingBesides being the best looking game on consoles, Crysis 2 succeeds in almost every other aspect. First, the bad. The story is really nothing to write home about, and only gets interesting towards the end. There are some interesting ideas thrown around, and its all beautifully presented, but it never manages to really get the player interested. There are also many strange graphical glitches and bugs that can sometimes force you to reload the the single player campaign entirely. It doesnt happen often, but it happens enough that you will notice. And finally, the multiplayer progression feels a little bit too dragged out, as it takes VERY long to level up and some of the later more interesting guns and game modes can only be unlocked at later levels. Despite all this, Crysis 2 is a crowning achievement in first person shooters. The gameplay is unique and tactical , forcing you to assess every situation and use the nanosuit's abilities in creative ways. It is one of the few games that truly makes you feel like a super solider with endless amounts of power. Stealth, Power, Speed, all these things factor into the gameplay and the sandbox level design allows you to use them however you please. The multiplayer, though it has glaring problems, is still a blast to play and the nanosuit abilities add a unique spin on the otherwise generic Call of Duty style set up. Crysis 2 is one of the best shooters to come out this generation, and if you are a fan of action games in general it would be silly to miss out on it Expand
  5. Apr 23, 2011
    8
    I've never played the first part and to be all honest even if i did i wouldn't compare, since the first part was only released on PC. Crysis 2I've never played the first part and to be all honest even if i did i wouldn't compare, since the first part was only released on PC. Crysis 2 was excellent however it does have a few drawbacks, the graphics were amazing but it did have some visual issues and a very predictable cliche storyline. what covered on this problem is that finally we get a proper stealth ninja fps, excellent terrain, great sound effects and game length was great unlike most Fps which has a maximum of 6 hours or so. As for the multi-player it was incredibly annoying, if you are a bad tempered do not attempt to play online considering most people just grab a corner with cloak on and a sniper rifle takin all the fun away. Overall its a great game thumbs up Expand
  6. Mar 27, 2011
    6
    as much as i appreciate the work achieved by crytek in crysis 2, its simply not enuf. first of all, an fps game shud never have a framerateas much as i appreciate the work achieved by crytek in crysis 2, its simply not enuf. first of all, an fps game shud never have a framerate below 30, it just hurts the gameplay real bad. the graphics r great, the story does the job, and it looks like it has enuf content in it. but the framerate is a mess, the gameplay does not run smoothly enuf to be tolerated. Fry cry 2 was a HUGE game, and yet its framerate barely struttered, atleast not as much as crysis 2. ur best bet is to avoid the game, but if u really hav to get it, try the xbox version. Expand
  7. Mar 26, 2011
    0
    ok i too nearly dident buy the game over the botched demo but i m sure glad i bought it.the whole game is well thought out and graphics wiseok i too nearly dident buy the game over the botched demo but i m sure glad i bought it.the whole game is well thought out and graphics wise amazing.you can go in guns blazing but its much more fun to think your tactics through first the only game i can compare this to is the farcry series in its stealth but it is more faiirer than farcry more forgiving but a lot more fun.the customization of yor nano suit is a great addition great game all round but crytek..dont release a shoddy demo a week before a games release it will hurt your sales. Expand

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