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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: 66 out of 72
  2. Negative: 0 out of 72
  1. 95
    I absolutely loved Crysis 2 from start to finish. The game looks amazing, sounds amazing and plays like a dream. The singleplayer campaign was a satisfying 10 hours and left me wanting to play it again at a higher difficulty setting. Multiplayer borrows a few ideas from other games but overall is a unique and highly enjoyable experience even if it does force you to put in the time to get the most out of it.
  2. Mar 28, 2011
    91
    There will always be room for improvement, but Crysis 2 has managed to surpass its competition in almost every category. There's little here that will convert non-FPS players, but fans of the genre would be doing themselves a disservice if they missed out on the Nanosuit 2.0.
  3. Mar 28, 2011
    90
    Even in its console versions, Crysis 2 stays true to its great legacy. Despite a few issues regarding the AI, this sequel is superior to its predecessors in almost every way and offers one of the most immersing campaign modes we've ever seen.
  4. Mar 23, 2011
    87
    Fantastic visuals, fast combat and clever nanosuit mechanics more than compensate for some linear level design, a mediocre story and unvaried enemy design. It's not as good as the first game in the series, but it's a great shooter nonetheless.
  5. Mar 22, 2011
    85
    An outstanding game. Between the incredibly challenging AI and the stages that reward creative thinking, Crysis 2 distinguishes itself as a thinking man's shooter. Unfortunately, the bland and almost generic story is very weak glue for an otherwise great FPS.
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    80
    Crysis 2 is an amazing game that doesn't live up to its full potential. The storytelling is au contraire to the new action system and amazing visuals, quite horrible. The game plays like a dream though, contains amazing actions sequences and offers enough variation in its somewhat linear missions. But it's the Nanosuit that makes Crysis 2 stand out from the crowd, which is also the case on the multiplayer front.
  7. Apr 6, 2011
    50
    I don't mean to say that Crysis 2 isn't competent. It is. It's a perfectly bog-standard, uninspired, derivative, middle-of-the-road, ultimately incomprehensible, attractive enough, buy-it-used-if-you-must shooter that no one will remember by summer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 18 out of 170
  1. Mar 22, 2011
    10
    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,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.
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  2. Mar 27, 2011
    10
    The game delivers. A long progressive SP campaign that gets better in looks, features and story; and a myriad of options to customize your ownThe 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
  3. Mar 26, 2011
    9
    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 8,9Utterly 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.
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  4. Apr 22, 2011
    8
    Really enjoyed the nanosuit mechanic. Adds variety and makes it feel somewhat unique among other shooters. Also, customizing your weaponReally enjoyed the nanosuit mechanic. Adds variety and makes it feel somewhat unique among other shooters. Also, customizing your weapon attachments in game is really cool. Obviously it looks great and lighting is fantastic, but AI is really sloppy. Voice acting is pretty bad and story is meh. Multiplayer is fun, but sorta generic. Expand
  5. Oct 8, 2020
    8
    Great graphics, great actions. Looking forward to the end of the nano suit trilogy.
  6. Mar 31, 2011
    6
    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:
    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.

    multiplayer:
    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.
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  7. May 17, 2021
    0
    2/6/21-3/14/21 100% Story

    You play as a soldier who gets mangled pretty early on and stuffed into a super suit in order to do...something,
    2/6/21-3/14/21 100% Story

    You play as a soldier who gets mangled pretty early on and stuffed into a super suit in order to do...something, for....some reason to a dickish military leader.

    That wasn't to avoid spoilers, I really have no idea what was happening most of the time. You just go in and shoot enemies while people yell at you through an ear piece. It felt like a real Call of Duty rip-off.

    The only unique thing about this game is the suit powers, which sound great-but don't work very well in practice. Every power uses the same energy pool and even with the upgrades that drains pretty quickly. So you're usually better off cloaking through a group of enemies and then hiding for a minute to recharge before repeating. Not that fun.

    The shooting also felt a bit off, probably because most of the guns seem to do very little damage.

    It continues the trend from Crysis 1, which I always forget that I didn't enjoy. The graphics were so lauded at the time that no one mentions the fact that there are far better shooting games from that time period and definitely since then.
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