Crysis 2: Maximum Edition (NA)
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Crysis 2 Maximum Edition includes:
- Crysis 2 game PLUS…
- Retaliation Map pack (4 new maps)
- Decimation map pack (5 new maps + new weapons)
- Limited Edition unlocks
CRYSIS 2 RETALIATION MAP PACK - Gamers can strap into their Nanosuits and return to the streets of New York in Crysis 2 with the Retaliation map pack. Retaliation features four maps that introduce new iconic locations to the fun, addictive and fast-paced multiplayer campaign that helped make Crysis 2 a critical and commercial success. New maps in Retaliation include “Park Avenue”, “Transit”, “Shipyard” and “Compound”.
CRYSIS 2 DECIMATION MAP PACK - The Crysis 2 Decimation Pack brings all new maps and weapons to the Crysis 2 universe. Battle in all-new locations and once again prove yourself the master of the Nanosuit. Included in this pack you will find:
New Maps: - 5th Avenue - Chasm - Plaza - Prism - Apartments
New Weapons: - FY71 Assault Rifle- First off there is the FY71 Assault Rifle, perfect for tearing through a line of enemies or battling over long distance - Smoke Grenade- Secondly we're pleased to introduce the Smoke Grenade. Now you can grab a little extra protection when stranded out in the open with low power on your Nanosuit. It's also an excellent tool for sneaking past enemy defenses, or covering your retreat in an emergency situation!
LIMITED EDITION CONTENT - Bonus XP - Access to preset classes plus a custom class - Scar weapon Skin - Scar assault rifle digital camouflage - Weapon Attachment - Day 1 access to scar hologram decoy - Unique Platinum Dog Tag - Display your multiplayer rank and stats
Beautiful But Flawedbwrussell | Jan. 15, 2014 | See all bwrussell's reviews »
True to the CryEngine legacy Crysis 2 is visually a triumph but as a deep and immersive game it falls a little short. Not to say there isn't any enjoyment or fun to be had, it's just doesn't do anything that you could say was better than just good. For me this was due mostly to two main issues. A sparse/generic/confusing plot and mechanics that are at odds with each other.
As far as the plot goes some of my qualms could come from not playing the original game. It's possible that the plethora of characters, that are used without much introduction, featured in the first installment. Most of your time is spent going to places to meet people who have to move for various reasons, forcing you to go to a different place to meet them in the next level. It just felt a little padded at times and a limited weapon set (or little incentive to use most of them) and not a lot of enemy variation fail to add any spice. Speaking in generalizations the plot is pretty typical alien invasion fare, with the biggest twist being your super suit which brings up my next issue.
The main mechanical difference between the Crysis series and other FPS's is the super suit your character wears. The suit allows you to either cloak (invisibility) or armor (huge damage reduction) among other things like jumping higher, kicking large objects, and throwing most objects. The issue is that the two main suit modes are at odds which is really hard to design and balance as a dev. If you've played stealth games and military shooters then you'll know that level designs between the two are completely different. Things like enemy placement, difficulty and, numbers need to be different to deliver a great experience for either style. If you rush the suits stealth upgrade it almost completely breaks the game. With the fairly open levels, great for running and gunning in armor mode, you can essentially sneak past the rest of the game with ease which is pretty boring. Before the stealth upgrade I did have some tense stealth moments, an unaware enemy closing in on me in the open with just enough power to get to my next hiding spot but for the most part a silenced sniper rifle + cloaking = cake walk.
After all that it may seem like you should avoid Crysis 2 at all costs but that really isn't the case. At full price it's a little hard to swallow but on sale it probably provides enough enjoyment and it certainly is good to look at. I have only played a little multiplayer but, with the exception of playing against over-leveled opponents, it was enjoyable and had variety.
Pretty fun gamerahulkc | Jan. 14, 2014 | See all rahulkc's reviews »
Crysis 2 is a fun and fast paced game which puts you in the middle of a war vs an alien species. You are the last remaining hope for the human race as the only force able to stand up against these destructive outsiders. The controls are easy to learn and the game-play is intense, with only a few minor set-backs.
Ok, but not as good as the hype made itKalmado | Nov. 17, 2013 | See all Kalmado's reviews »
A few hours in I see this game being a decent fps and action game. It's graphics are lush and there seems to be a lot going on. Unfortunately at the end of the day it's another FPS. I found the intro and how you wear the suit somewhat annoying and bland. The intro CS was your typical "something is happening and the armed forces are called in" blah blah. nothing unique or interesting. I found myself not caring about the character or why some doctor was blabbing in my ear to go this way and that. This title left me with zero interest to pick up Crysis 3. I have not tried multi player, but I'm sure it's Crytek's version of CoD.
Better than Expectednico7 | Nov. 3, 2013 | See all nico7's reviews »
I bought Crysis 2 in a bundle and did not think it was going to be that good. I had always hear of the Crysis series but I figured it was more about graphics than gameplay or story.
The story was good, but also follows the same basic alien invasion story formula that's been popular since Halo Combat Evolved. Nothing revolutionary here. I haven't played the first game but I assume it picks up where Crysis left off. You are a soldier wearing an advanced nanosuit with varying abilities. For the story, the suit evolves to incorporate alien DNA into the system, but for the gameplay its contributes nothing. As you fight your way through human and alien foes, you come to discover over time what this war is all about.
Graphics are superb. If you have a decent gaming rig and turn everything on ultra you'll experience some very nice visuals. I run a fx6100, 8gig corsair 1333, amd 7950, 120gig ssd, and get 55-60 fps on the regular, with occasional drops under heavy particles or vegetation.
Gameplay is fun. You have the option to play it stealth are frontal assault style. The suit will give you strategical options in every circumstance. I wasn't that impressed with the weapons. Most of them are too weak. I used 2 for basically the whole game.
I would recommend a solid playthrough. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
Much better than the first onealfrodo22 | Oct. 17, 2013 | See all alfrodo22's reviews »
The first Crysis was monumental in terms of graphics. That is, if your PC could handle them and if they didn't crap out. I had tons of issues with the first one to the point where the game became unplayable. Couple that with the frustration of not knowing how to destroy tanks for a long time and I pretty much despised the first one.
Thankfully, Crysis 2 is far more stable and doesn't have so much guesswork involved. The basic game mechanics are the same, you have mission objectives and follow the mini map which advances the story. You still have the cryosuit that gives you different abilities like jumping high, cloaking, or having extra armor. Cloaking is the most useful and entertaining. I felt like it didn't work that great in the first one but in this one the A.I. is more forgiving (which also makes it a little easier). Of course, you have the flexibility to go guns-a-blazing if you want, or you can go stealthy. There are more weapons and even a new skill set that you can unlock as the campaign advances.
The enemies are fun to fight and the landscapes are quite varied. The storyline starts off pretty slow but does get better. Some of the battles are quite epic and the multiplayer has a lot to offer as well. Overall this is a great title that I feel is even better than the first.