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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: 79 out of 125
  2. Negative: 19 out of 125
  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    8
    Hmm, so let's be honest most people who buys FPS dont really give a rats ass about the single player. IF it is played through then the timeHmm, so let's be honest most people who buys FPS dont really give a rats ass about the single player. IF it is played through then the time spent on single player to multiplayer comparatively is barely a fraction. SO I'll concentrate on the MP. The game is solid in multiplayer with some good ideas heavily based on cod ( in regards to perks and levelling up) . The weapons are ok but there arent enough of them and the fact that they arent real sort of kills a little bit of the fun. The weapons thankfully arent always lazer beams in the sense you can just point and click( like mw2 ) . On the other hand and bare with me I was playing on a red signal all night , it does seem to take too many shots to drop anyone, the shotguns for example are awful. I'm assuming the suits are meant to be absorbing a lot of damage also. The stealth and armour features in the suits are clever and if used correctly can be a great asset. The levels are beautiful to look at but instantaneously forgettable, there arent any levels to compare to say overgrown or terminal. But again I compare to call of duty which isnt entirely fair. This game does have its merits and indeed I can see myself whiling away many hours when im not in the mood for call of duty. It has enough about it to warrant a blast with mates but I could never see myself getting serious or competitive over it. Lastly the single player mode is decent for those who really want to know. Overall it's worth mentioning that I took back black ops to exchange for this game and I dont regret that at all .Many of EA's games are hyped up and Black Ops was the most hyped game in history , ultimately flattering to deceive. This game on the other hand by EA's standard is almost a sleeper hit and has sort of crept onto the market ( at least in Asia anyway ) so for that I was pleasantly surprised. This game sort of ticks the boxes Haze attempted to fill. Indeed it reminds me a little of Haze , with elements of Halo and call of duty mixed in. You can probably tell im a huge fan of mw1 and 2 and this is no mw beater . But on a sunday with a few beers or indeed midweek when your call of dutied out then this is a decent alternative to stick in your ps3. If this game had been made 2 years ago I'd be batty over it im sure, but overall its fun and moderately addictive but not the best FPS on the market. If you have enough cash for another FPS then get it . If you can only afford one then go for mw1 or 2. Expand
  6. Apr 11, 2011
    7
    Like many people i have played the previous Crysis titles and found the story, gameplay and graphics to be great, so of course i was excitedLike many people i have played the previous Crysis titles and found the story, gameplay and graphics to be great, so of course i was excited for Crysis 2 to be released. Overall Crysis 2 is a good game but not great, in terms of graphics its hard to find a more beautiful game but to be honest the graphics don't make up for some of the games short comings. Now don't get me wrong this game is good but in many ways i feel as if it has been vastly over-rated. When it comes to the gameplay at first it feels fresh and new but as you go on it starts to feel like any other FPS, some of Crysis unique elements do pick it up a bit but after a while i felt like it wasn't anything i hadn't seen before. When it comes to Multiplayer the game at times can become very annoying and at times can feel unbalanced, most of the maps are fairly maze like and at times you will find yourself wandering around just hunting people and not getting into the action. Overall this game is good and is worth a play but in my opinion it doesn't grip me as much as other FPS have in the past, if you are a person who doesn't play many FPS games then this may be a great game to start out with, the story is interesting (but can fall flat at times) and the overall structure is good. 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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