Reviews for Crysis 2: Maximum Edition (EU)

84

Simple run'n'gun with some additional mechanics

AkiMatti | May 15, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »

The gameplay in Crysis 2 is top notch. Although there is not as much terrain to use for flanking the enemy as in the first Crysis and the players path is more linear it does not detach from the immersion too much. The environment is believable not only in the graphics department but also in the level design department.

It is easy enough to use the nanosuit powers and they work quite well. The AI of the enemy soldiers is pretty good and reminds me of the Half-Life 1 eras soldiers who would throw grenades at your feet. Marvelous!

You can also upgrade the graphics with patches, but the game looks superb still without them. And works also with a bit older hardware which is a big plus in my book.

Don't expect this to be any Bioshock in story departments and you will enjoy your stay in the world of Crysis quite nicely.

90

Worth playing

Gmen | April 9, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »

After sitting through the absolutely spine-tingling introduction and listening to that fabulous main theme composed by Hans Zimmer, the first half of this game starts off on a rather good note, going straight from Crysis’s lush jungles to the urban jungle right in the heart of the big apple. There’s an epic feeling while playing through this bit. There aren't many enemies, and the place is quiet. It’s like a scene out of I Am Legend. Crysis 2 feels like a hollywood movie. It’s one of the prime examples of a AAA title I can think of.

The second half of the game by comparison is a bit stale and the action becomes slower as you go up against much tougher enemies, much like in the original Crysis.

The gameplay is similar, and you employ all the different abilities of your nanosuit to take on the enemy, such as being able to use immense strength to throw things at them, or even throw them into things, and using cloak to sneak past enemies, or at least sneak up on them in order to neutralise them silently, or if you want to get up close and personal you can harden up your suit’s armor and charge the enemy head on. There has been some simplification in the controls: maximum speed has been reduced to using a sprint button. In fact, all suit abilities have been reduced to hotkeys instead of utilising the mouse wheel. This is supposedly to accommodate the console versions of the game, seeing as the first Crysis was originally only released on PC. Staying on that subject, the game does not hit your hardware as hard this time around, unlike the first game. You would expect it to pummel your PC, but it just doesn’t – not as hard as I thought it would. It’s immensely scalable and runs on just about anything. It runs on my old PC just fine.

There’s no way that I would not recommend this game. You have to play it, as it is an experience. It is certainly one of the more thrilling FPS games to come out in recent memory.

83

Nice shootin'

lowsuperasder | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all lowsuperasder's reviews »

This game focuses on two things: good looks and interesting combat situations. The nanosuit gives the player many tactical options from cunning to slaying, but is that enough? For trouble-seekers it quite indeed is, since the player can make some hell of a mass just in seconds after a long and careful plotting. Crytek's titles have always been cutting edge in graphics and so is Crysis 2. Since in first person shooting we see our weapons a lot, their design does matter a lot, and in this game that is done very-very well. Not too many guns to shoot, but the customisation makes the list interesting enough. Though, guns don't make the world come to life, but water and trees do, not to mention some flying bullets or even scared enemies. I missed only one thing in this well-crafted mayhem, and that is some better storytelling. We face tasks like go there, kill this, blow up that, but the realistic levels don't tell us much without the emotion tension. Crysis 2 is a shooter, in the very depth of the definition, and gives the player hours of tactical fun.

95

Love it

SirEagle | Sept. 26, 2013 | See all SirEagle's reviews »

Crysis 2, one of my favourite FPS games. After completing first part of the game I was waiting very long 4 years to play the second part and was not disappointed. The game story is very interesting, but sometimes hard to understand. Gameplay is awesome. Graphics are stunning, not every todays game have graphics and texture like Crysis 2. Recomending to everyone who haven't played it yet, you will be amazed by single-player and will spend hundreds of hour in multi-player as well.

85

Crysis 2

ncorbin | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all ncorbin's reviews »

What to say, o LOVED the original and first got to try this on console where I was a little underwhelmed, the graphics were meh and the gameplay was more linear. But when you take away the hype (and buy it on PC) you realise the graphics are still very very good and the gameplay and engine is amazing. Yes it is more linear and not what people were hoping for but it is still a fantastic game especially for the money.

85

Beautiful but lack of storyline

zhack075 | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all zhack075's reviews »

This game is absolutely beautiful and well optimized and it's a real pleasure to explore those environements.

Still, I don't really see the connection with the first game adn the storyline is very hard to follow in my opinion. I really enjoy the gameplay thought, customizing weapons, use optic camo etc. Enemies are really dumb in my opinion, you know the "oh my god ! he's dead, I better check the corpse and get in the exact position he died in few seconds ago to investigate" thing as usual.

Well Crysis 2 is a good game, not excellent but really beautiful with a really pleasant gameplay. Still the storyline is quite disapointing. Oh and I recommend to play in hard mode.

100

Decent Game super cool graphics

venkatbaggu | Aug. 16, 2013 | See all venkatbaggu's reviews »

This is an awesome FPS game that has really great graphics and must buy for any gaming fan

PROS- 1.Spectacular graphics 2.Sandbox type gameplay 3.The nanosuit makes the game very engaging 4.Fightning aliens in New York city is a brilliant experience

CONS- I couldn't find anything much of a problem here.

94

Amazing

DanteNero13 | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all DanteNero13's reviews »

Graphically this game is amazing!! I loved the choice of being able to stealth the game or go all out warfare on the enemy. It made the game very replayable

76

crysis 2 review

balbo79 | Aug. 10, 2013 | See all balbo79's reviews »

The single player of the second chapter of Crysis is not very bright: the plot of Crysis 2 is trivial, flat and without any particular narrative cues. Our character has no special features and the supporting characters are too superficial. The soldiers all seem to behave the same way in practice seem clones, and the aliens are not very original in design and predictable actions. The game runs smooth and fast, but ultimately it is boring. Of course the best part is given by the graphics, really beautiful and impressive. To accompany the main mode however, we find a solid multiplayer excellently equipped, whose characteristics allow many hours of fun.

85

Awesome graphics

simodeso | July 18, 2013 | See all simodeso's reviews »

If you search a good graphic in a game, well buy this game. The gameplay it's simple, kill the batman(what?). You have to kill aliens and human enemies to save the world with your super nano suit. This game is very enjoyable, the multiplayer is very good, and also the story is nice! You can see the power of the cryengine 3 in this game and playing in full HD is fantastic. My advice is to buy this game, it's perfect!

80

Crysis 2 review

Gamenick | July 5, 2013 | See all Gamenick's reviews »

I played the first Crysis when it came out in 2007 and it is still one of my favorite games. Now i payed the crysis 2 and i am a little bit dissapointed. Of course it looks realy good, the sound is great but the gameplay is not so good like it was in the first one. Ok you can handle a lot situations stealthy but there are still a lot situations where shooting ist the only solution. Also New York does not look so good like the island in the first crysis. It is not bad but i loved it in Crysis 1 sitting in a bush and waiting for my enemies. this is often not possible in Crysis 2.

Well Crysis 2 is not so good like Crysis 1 but still a good FPS.

80

Good sequel

Emir96 | June 4, 2013 | See all Emir96's reviews »

Pros: Great and long sp, nice graphics, great story, great characters, new ideas

Cons: Linear, Awful multiplayer, a tab glitchi

80

Great but more linear

Stebsis | May 28, 2013 | See all Stebsis's reviews »

Crysis 2 changes some things from Crysis and Crysis: Warhead, and they're all not for the better. Setting isn't now in a jungle but a city that's been taken over a bit by vegetation. This is also a lot more linear than it's predecessors. Crysis was quite free, it allowed you to explore the island a bit and approach situations from many different angles, Warhead was a tad more linear though still giving freedom to deal with things the way you want. But Crysis 2's concrete jungle is just linear, all streets are blocked by something and you just go from A to B. They still manage to make it interesting, you still have all the previous skills at your disposal like cloak and armor, and you can modify guns in many ways and they feel and sound nice. This is a really nice FPS game with a nice lenght, lasts around 12 hours and couple last hours are just awesome, and there's also quite fun multiplayer. If you liked Crysis and Warhead and are itching for more, Crysis 2 may not be the one for you, but it is an enjoyable FPS game.

84

A good game

GaMaGamer | May 9, 2013 | See all GaMaGamer's reviews »

This I can proudly say is the most interactive shooter that I've played you can see feet, hands and also throw barrels, run, slide, throwing an enemy away after you choke them and much more makes you really feel like you have fully control.

There are also large open fields that provide more choices to choose from, you can run out and start shooting like crazy but when one is most likely dead, or you can find a place high up to snipe slowly but effective. Finally, you can try to sneak past cloaked if the enemies are too many for you, nand take out the ones that get in the way. There are lots of boxes with options giving new life to the shooter genre.

Multiplay thanks to the Nanosuit is pretty special but not top notch it is better killcam one in the demo but there are not as many game modes.

The graphics is amazing and works perfectly for Benchmarking your gaming rig. The game is not dark like that most games nowadays and is also full of lighting effects that makes everything shine.

Crysis 2 beats its predecessor on everything with even better texture detail and lighting effects it also delivers a better story and gameplay is enhanced.

90

the return of the best!

Neapolis47 | Feb. 18, 2013 | See all Neapolis47's reviews »

Having played and replayed the single player campaign of Crysis 2 I feel I have to hand one of the most deserving I've ever played, a return to a gameplay-free tracks and force, able to seduce the player from start to end thanks to the excellent implementation of the dynamics. To accompany the main mode there is a solid multiplayer well equipped and devoid of personality, the characteristics of which promise many hours of fun. The only jarring notes some flaws finishing as the odd bug, but nothing particularly serious. Impossible not to weigh in assessing the new standard graphic / technical achieved by the development team, which once again shows how great master code, able to forge a cutting-edge graphics engine do not forget to give your product a personal style and attractive. Simply we are faced with a FPS impossible to get away and, without detracting from the still excellent conversions console, if you have a reasonably powerful PC, you already know which version to buy

92

Underrated sequel

abelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »

Why such a controversy?? A game is not only graphics, there are more factors; and crucify Crysis 2 only because the visuals are not as stunishing and revolutionary as the first Crysis is not fair. Graphics apart, this sequel improves all the aspects of the first one. The controls are more intuitive, nanosuit powers are more accessible and its use is more justified than its first part. The story is not one of his best shots (neither was the first one) but is correct, and the OST is just incredible. If you like the FPS this game is a must.

65

Horrible sequel

Cavalieroscuro | Jan. 9, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

This sequel is simply horrible! The plot is hilarious and full of non-sense, you are too strong and can complete the game simply by making yourself invisible and run, the AI is stupid. The multiplayer is interesting, but the whole game is a mess.

80

Crysis 2 review

carlyle | Jan. 4, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »

Crysis 2 is set in the city of New York of 2023, being in some way by following the events, which took place three years before, told in the original and Warhead, as by then these are Space out enough to be fully enjoyable by anyone other than has no confidence in the series. There is a campaign that, as the first big plus can have a life expectancy well above the average, the level design open justify a discourse of increasing longevity with increasing level of challenge selected because the scenarios can be crossed in a more or less noticed and therefore worth experiment different strategies. The typical level has a direct, one which states that the enemy bringing its presence to the classic clashes, and a couple of alternatives that are usually a shortcut to use to shorten the track enemy hiding from view, and then a position strategically favorable raised or with a fixed location from which to fire. The Nanosuit, here in version 2.0. revised and corrected back than it was in Crysis and Warhead: while upgrading armor and invisibility are still activated by an appropriate selection, speed is directly related to the use of the key for the sprint and jump enhanced can be exploited by extending the press of the button used to make a normal jump. In a similar way the melee ability loaded, applied to an enemy, or some elements such as machines scattered in the streets, must be made prolonging the execution of a melee attack. The result is less complex in terms of number of interactions - and therefore more suitable for pad - but this simplification is compensated by a freer use of the energy available to the authorities, as they can now be combined in extensively as temporally limited. The biggest defect in the single-player game is artificial intelligence that should in fact be one of the most advanced in terms of technology to meet the freedom of movement and the use of power, unfortunately it is not so, and demonstrates the shortcomings. The average distance when the gunfight is face to face, the enemies behave almost acceptable and Ceph, decided to attack up close, they also have a believable pace. But as soon as you start to overdo the fantasy of invisibility or use when you take advantage of the sniper rifle to keep a lot of distance between himself and others, are then highlighted several flaws.

70

A huge step back

TronLight | Dec. 24, 2012 | See all TronLight's reviews »

Crysis 2 is a huge step back from Crysis, it take all the good things of the first and the it scales them to adapt them to the new setting. Now you're in a post-apocaliptic New York, devastated by an alien invasion, and because of this, you can say good bye to the island and the open space of the first one. The core gameplay is pretty much the same, you still have the suit, but the power activation is contestual, so when you are running o being shot at, the suit will automatically activate maximum speed or maximum armor, but the the open approach that makes the first great is really resized. Yes, you can still decide to go unnoticed or not, but the smaller areas are obviously a great limit to the interaction. Yes, it's much less straightforward than other games, but still, the downgrade from Crysis and Warhead is great. On the story side, pretty much everything that happened in Crysis is forgotten, the enemy's aspect is different and there is no metion of what happened on the island. The thing is that now the story is too serious and tries too much, but it doesn't really excels in anything. The game is still good, though, but it's overshadowed but the first game.

80

Giving you the ultimate feeling of being a predator

Takeshi_K | Dec. 13, 2012 | See all Takeshi_K's reviews »

I was very impressed with Crysis 2. The gameplay had been tidied up from Crysis and Crysis: Warhead. The graphics were great even though many complain about Crysis 2 taking two steps back in terms of graphics. The story was excellent though ending was a bit disappointing. It didn't have as approachable areas as Far Cry 3 or the first Crysis games, but it did have enough to make you feel like a predator. Taking out your enemies one by one without them knowing where you are.

It's sad that they didn't add maps where you can have fun taking down enemies stealthy.

All in all, a very solid FPS for those who like a mix of action and stealth.

78

Very different than the first one

oginer | Dec. 11, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »

Crysis 2 is a pretty solid FPS. The graphics looks great, very good sound effects, and the gameplay is just right: movement is good, gun shooting feels very good. But it doesn't really distant itself much from other FPS, and if you compare it to the first one or Warhead, it's just not as good in every aspect: the graphics are not as impressive, the gameplay is more average, with very linear maps, and the story is just average.

All in all a fun game, just don't expect too much from it.

60

Not a good sequel

Zinzun | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »

This sequel is not good as the original game was. First,the story is very poor and bad-narrated:you play like Alcatraz,a without-personality soldier that simply will follow every order they give him. The graphics are worse than the first game,and the gameplay is "on rail":you can't take alternate path or make your road to an objective.You must follow the main road until the end. The enemies AI is broken,they run into a walls or ignor you. Try this only for a few euro,because is not so good as the first was.

90

Crysis 2 Review

nibblemonkey | June 24, 2012 | See all nibblemonkey's reviews »

This is the squeal to the first Crysis game and continues on the story of the fight between the alien race (Ceph) and a human organisation (Cell) who are trying to stop you, you play as Alcatraz who is a soldier who is put into a nano suit by Prophet (Who is a significant character from Crysis 1) but the story isn't too important to this game (Although it does have an interesting ending). This game is set apart from other FPS games by the extra functions the Nano Suit allows, you can either switch between normal mode, Stealth Mode (Which makes you invisible to enemies) and Armour mode (Which gives you more protection against bullets while making you a bit slower). These abilities rely on your suit energy level which goes down by using the modes (As well as sprinting) but it regenerates slowly by itself so all you need to do is stop for a moment and it will recharge. The game also has suit and weapon upgrades that can be applied/removed any time while you play the game so you can customise your stuff so that it suits how you want to play. This version of the game comes with both map packs that were released giving an extra 9 maps for the multiplayer mode of the game while the multiplayer of this game wasn't the best it was still fun meaning the extra maps will add more play time to the game. Overall this game continues what made the first game great by giving more of it and improving elements of it.