crysis-2
Metacritic (PC): 86/100
Metacritic (Xbox): 84/100
Metacritic (PS): 85/100
Release: Mar 2011
Reviewed on: PC

Crysis 2

Site Score
7.5
Good: Improves on the original – Customise your suit – Great visuals once again
Bad: AI just doesn’t seem to have its head on straight
User Score
6.3
(9 votes)
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Crysis is back with a sequel that will once again make your hardware melt with graphics that push gaming to the limit. Crysis isn’t just a pretty picture though underneath you’ll find solid first person shooter gameplay with an element of player choice.

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Crysis 2 will take players to the year 2023 which is only 3 years after the original game so you can expect many of the same plot elements to surface. Players won’t be exploring a jungle setting this time though and instead be in New York City which has recently been infested as part of the alien invasion of Earth.

Players will join the game just as a disease outbreak has gripped the city and with widespread panic the safety and future of New York has been placed in the hands of the powerful private group known as CELL.

The players Nanosuit has both been streamlined and improved so there is plenty of fun to be had once again in this edition of Crysis. Unlike the original where gameplay was about choosing the right power for the job Crysis 2 relies much more on the players ability to fire fight effectively, a change that not everybody will enjoy. Most notably is the combination of speed and strength modes from the original into a single powerful mode which is likely to be your go to setting for most of the game. Stealth and armour modes also return from the original and perform the same functions as they previously did.

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The biggest change away from the original though is the ability to customise your suits progression by enhancing your favourite modes with additional power. These upgrades require a Nano Catalyst which are dropped in varying amounts by slain aliens.

Crysis 2 sticks to its roots but is more than just the beautiful scenery that the first game offered with a tonne of improvements to the shooter side of the game.

Summary:

  • Continues the story of the original game.
  • Hop into your Nanosuit once again to gain powerful bonuses.
  • Customise your Nanosuit to your preferred play style.
  • Explore a new type of jungle, an urban one.
  • Available on Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Crysis 2, 6.3 out of 10 based on 9 ratings
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