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Crysis 2 (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.7
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.7
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.4
Overall MobyScore (21 votes) 3.7


The Press Says

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100
GameGavel.com
Crysis 2 is a perfect first person shooter from start to finish. Everything about this game is the best in it’s class. The ease, utility and versatility of the Nanosuit 2.0 and it’s ability to make you feel nearly indestructible when you hit a perfect stride is the most deliciously satisfying thing in the world, and the improvements they have made over the first two games in that department are mile wide gains. Then you have the spectacular Cryengine 3 that has rendered the most realistic warzone I have ever seen on a console, period. Top that off with Richard Morgan’s finely crafted and surprisingly nuanced story and you have the best first person shooter of a generation.
99
Game Chronicles
Crysis 2 is an amazing accomplishment for PC gaming. It’s visually stunning, almost defying our perceived notions of what some of our lesser systems can do. It is arguably one of the most scalable PC games in history, offering pleasing results to those who merely meet the minimum specs. The story is interesting and the AI ranges from hard to virtually impossible, always making you think on your feet and always having a back-up plan for when things go wrong. Fans of the first Crysis as well as any FPS fans in general should probably not miss out on what will likely be a Game of the Year nominee. Crysis 2 meets and exceeds all my expectations as a sequel and a next-gen shooter.
96
OMGN: Online Multiplayer Games Network
Crysis 2 is an excellent FPS for those looking for something a little different in their multiplayer options or looking for a robust single-player campaign. In a year that will see the release of a new Battlefield and a new Call of Duty, Crysis 2 will remain in my console for months to come.
93
MMGN
Crysis 2 looks beautiful, is well scripted, plays well and offers plenty of engaging moments of problem-solving and intense conflict. The story is built up into an epic second-half during the campaign, whilst the multiplayer component is well balanced, thanks to a great unlocks system, large and diverse maps and a smooth presentation.
93
Impulse Gamer
Granted the story is shallow at times, and the characters are the standard stereo types, the game on the other hand visually looks spectacular. The good things far outweigh the bad here. Even with these oddities, the game is a solid fun adventure piece.
92
Vandal Online
Los que disfrutaron del primer Crysis se encontrarán con algunas carencias en lo que respecta a libertad de acción, pasando de una isla con amplios espacios a una ciudad con unos escenarios de acción más reducidos, pero lo que pierde en amplitud lo gana en espectacularidad. Hubiéramos deseado que la ambición e imaginación que se palpa a la hora de crear imágenes impactantes hubiera tenido su reflejo en la jugabilidad, que peca en ocasiones de ser demasiado conservadora en comparación con el apartado visual. Pero en cualquier caso, y dejando a un lado lo que fue o lo que pudo ser, tanto si jugaste al anterior como si te acercas por primera vez a la franquicia, a poco que te guste la acción en primera persona, disfrutarás cada segundo de este juegazo.
91
Game Revolution
Crysis 2 has done an amazing thing here. It's a sequel that while borrowing heavily from the first Crysis, plays out absolutely nothing like it and creates its own standalone experience. While most FPS like CoD series or Halo do improve in each iteration, this is one of the few games that dramatically enhances its previous installment. This is the new FPS, the thinking man's FPS, and I can't wait to get my second playthrough started.
91
Multiplayer.it
La lunghissima attesa per Crysis 2 è stata ripagata da un'ottima campagna, lunga e ricca di un numero inusuale di situazioni differenti, poggiate su uno stile di gioco non nuovo per la serie, ma qui ben adattato alle esigenze imposte dal setting newyorchese. La nuova Nanotuta è studiata per dare al giocatore differenti possibilità di approccio ai livelli, ora costruiti in modo più verticale, uniformandosi al contempo con un ritmo più serrato che in passato. Peccato solo per la trama non esaltante e per un'intelligenza artificiale che ancora avrebbe bisogno di diverse rifiniture. Visivamente i compromessi imposti dalla natura multipiattaforma sono stati bilanciati da una tecnica comunque notevole e da un lavoro artistico che, livello dopo livello, decompone sempre più New York, facendola diventare un campo di battaglia che ricorda solo da lontano la città che era un tempo.
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3D Juegos
Crysis 2 es uno de los mejores shooters que nos va a regalar el 2011, y ninguna injusta comparación con su desproporcionadamente bueno predecesor debe distraernos de ello. Estamos ante un gran videojuego que resume a la perfección los valores que atesoran los nuevos PC de la actualidad en cuanto a lo jugable y estético, y como tal es una cita imprescindible para los amantes de la acción.
90
PC Games (Germany)
Crysis stach und sticht noch heute für mich aus der Masse der Ego-Shooter heraus. Taktische und räumliche Freiheit, der Nanosuit als innovatives Element und eine fordernde KI – all das zeichnet Cryteks Grafikschmuckstück aus. Crysis 2 hat diese Tugenden im Grunde auch noch und es vereinfacht den Nanosuit sinnvoll, doch die offene Welt mit all ihren Möglichkeiten fehlt hier leider. Manchen Spielern wird Crysis 2 deshalb vielleicht besser gefallen, da es ein wenig linearer und actionreicher daherkommt, mir gefiel der erste Teil allerdings besser. All das macht Crysis 2 nicht zu einem schlechten Spiel, ganz im Gegenteil, es ist ein exzellenter Shooter, doch meine Erwartungen erfüllt es nicht ganz.
90
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Crysis 2 is een rollercoastershooter die je van tijd tot tijd laat uitstappen om de overige attracties te bezichtigen. Een intense en diepgaande schietervaring die dit jaar moeilijk te evenaren zal zijn.
90
We Got This Covered
Whatever system you buy it on, Crysis 2 features the best graphics in video games right now, being completely cutting edge. But it uses it like few games out there do, by making the action onscreen even more eye-popping than it already is, further enhancing it into a experience like no other. Whether your battling in Central Park, or beside remains of the Statue of Liberty, the single-player campaign is long and remains fresh and challenging from start to finish. The story is brain-dead and ends like all shooters do these days, but it has too many incredible encounters and sequences that make it memorable. Crysis 2 is the ultimate package that delivers on every front: audio, visual, gameplay and lasting appeal. It should be played by everyone who loves action done extremely well, no matter the fact that it’s a first person shooter. It deserves to be in your collection immediately.
90
Softpedia
Overall, Crysis 2 is by far the best-looking game of the year, with Crytek managing to truly showcase the power of its CryEngine 3. Even if the story fails to attract players, the gameplay, especially once you start getting used to the nanosuit's powers, will definitely keep you connected to Crysis 2's campaign, while the multiplayer offers a very different experience than other shooter games, including Call of Duty: Black Ops.
90
Brash Games
Don’t be swayed by the elitist few claiming otherwise. Crytek’s mastery of visuals is unsurpassed, and their majesty at creating hugely evolving games is an excellent example of where the FPS genre should be heading, and whether you want to believe Crytek’s sincerity of retaining their PC gaming heritage or not, there’s no denying that Crysis 2 is a triumph both in style and substance.
90
GameStar (Germany)
Man kann eigentlich nur dann etwas an Crysis 2 aussetzen, wenn man (wie ich) den Vorgänger wegen seiner offenen Spielwelt liebte. Ich fühle mich bei Crysis 2 überraschend eingeengt, dabei bietet mir dieser Shooter viel mehr Freiraum als die ganze Call of Duty-Reihe zusammen - nur erwarte ich da Schlauchlevels, bei einem Crytek-Spiel hingegen nicht. Letztlich fehlt mir in Crysis 2 noch das Besondere, dieser eine Moment, den ich untrennbar mit dem Spiel verbinde. Wenn mich nämlich einer nach meiner Lieblingsszene aus Crysis 2 fragt, fällt mir spontan keine ein. Vielleicht gibt’s davon einfach zu viele.
90
IGN
Despite those complaints, Crysis 2 succeeds. It’s a beautiful, engrossing experience that avoids the anemic, scripted playbook made law by the 500 pound shooter gorilla. It plays well, encourages creative problem-solving, and confidently delivers a series of escalating and changing encounters and scenarios that will push you to think in a way few shooters have in an era of increasingly funneled experiences. While Crysis 2 loses its footing during a few odd moments, Crytek more than delivers on the promise of their previous games.
90
GameSpy
Crysis 2's shiny graphics are nice and all, but the Nanosuit is the true star of the show. Offering a true sense of power rarely seen in modern shooters, it helps to make this one of the most exciting games of the year.
90
Thunderbolt Games
The Modern Warfare multiplayer system has become a conventional template in recent years but Crysis 2 makes enough meaningful changes to give it its own identity and hopefully garner a long-term audience. However, it’s the Nanosuit that proves to be the star of the show, offering myriad ways to tackle Crysis 2’s comprehensive combat. It’s constantly enjoyable to enter any number of its large scale environments and just experiment with the suit’s abilities to see what will happen next. The first Crysis introduced the premise and Crysis 2 takes it a step further, producing a much more focused rollercoaster ride. Considering the current climate of first person shooters this is a refreshing conversion in a stuttering genre.
90
GamingExcellence
If you're a fan of shooters, you won't be disappointed with Crysis 2. The lengthy campaign is enjoyable from beginning to end, and the online multiplayer is a unique experience thanks to the nanosuit. Mix in some extraordinary graphics, an outstanding soundtrack, and plenty of replay value, and you've got one of the best shooters of the year, so far.
90
Worth Playing
Crysis 2 feels like a much more refined version of the first game. The plot isn't amazing, but it's much better than the first game, and the pacing is well done. It excels on a technical level and provides just the right campaign length at a time when shorter games seem to be the norm. More importantly, the gameplay is rock solid, and the multiplayer provides just enough variety to keep it from feeling like a clone of other popular online shooters. It still has a few issues to contend with, but as a whole, it is a standout shooter in a year that seems poised to be filled with them once again. Crysis 2 is certainly a title that is worth playing and worth owning.
85
GameSpot
Crysis was a superb game, and it wasn't so just because of the astounding technology that brought it to life. Crysis 2 doesn't make as strong of a mark, but it comes close, and in a sea of me-too shooters, it feels unique and offers an exciting journey that's as much your own making as that of the developer. The wow factor is undercut by some AI and multiplayer oddities. But while the lows are inescapable, the highs are intense, and the more you play, the more extraordinary they become. If you give this sequel a little patience, it will bombard you with the thrills you came seeking.
81
AusGamers
Ultimately, many of my gripes with the PC version of Crysis 2 are fixable in subsequent patches and there’s enough of a robust core there to reward persistent players. Crytek has done an admirable job of walking that fine line between a multiplatform experience and giving PC gamers some love, and I can’t wait to get back into the online fray.
80
PCActu
Avec Crysis 2, les développeurs de Crytek parviennent à encore élever d'un cran le genre FPS pourtant surexploité sur nos machines. Les amateurs apprécieront notamment la réalisation époustouflante et les options tactiques diverses qui permettent de choisir sa propre approche de l'action. Mais tout n'est pas rose dans ce deuxième opus, et l’on regrette par exemple que le scénario soit aussi flou et que le titre prenne parfois le dessus sur le joueur. On se retrouvera ainsi à subir l'action le temps d'un échange ou d'une accélération soudaine du rythme, sans pouvoir y prendre vraiment part. Néanmoins, on a pleinement l'impression d'être au cœur de New York à se battre pour le salut de la race humaine. Au final, nous avons été conquis par ce Crysis 2 auquel les aficionados du FPS se doivent de jouer, ne serait-ce que pour vivre une expérience bien plus poussée que celles proposées par la majorité des autres représentants du genre.
80
Cheat Happens
Crysis 2 isn't your typical shoot first and ask questions later shooter, rather it's an inventive genre bending experiment that gets a lot more right than it does wrong. By opening up the playfield and giving the player more options, the game seems much more massive, and the result is incredibly fun to play. With a superb single player and an addicting multiplayer, Crytek has clearly delivered one of the best shooters in recent memory.
76
Mana Pool
Crysis 2 is a great representation of how far PC games have come in many aspects and sets the benchmark yet again for the visual content of this generation of games. If you are unsure if it is your type of shooter, think no more as this game offers everything that is expected from a First Person Shooter. With a solid and lengthy story mode and a truly engaging multiplayer mode, Crysis 2 gives great value for money and is worthy of countless hours of your gaming time.
75
Jeuxvideo.com
On sent Crytek peu à son aise dans l'exercice du FPS linéaire et scénarisé. Entre maladresses, IA parfois bancale et mise en scène à la fois spectaculaire mais peu immersive, Crysis 2 sort tout de même son épingle du jeu en proposant des combats dynamiques et nerveux. En revanche, oubliez l'infiltration. Par ailleurs, après une campagne solo bien remplie, le mode multi saura prolonger l'investissement.
60
Factornews
Gâchis, déception, frustration... Les termes sont forts mais avec un grand frère tel que le sien, qui plaçait la barre si haut en terme de réalisation et proposait un gameplay assez riche et frais, ce sont pourtant les premiers qui viennent à l'esprit en évoquant Crysis 2. Le jeu n'est pas franchement mauvais en soi mais on espérait beaucoup plus de lui et on reste forcément sur notre faim. Ceux qui découvriront la série avec cet opus auront droit à un jeu correct, un peu au dessus de la moyenne et globalement bien réalisé, mais malheureusement plombé par certains défauts vraiment ahurissants, notamment au niveau de l'IA ou du level design très peu inspiré.