|a game by||Crytek|
|Platforms:||PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||8.8/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||9.5/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Crysis Series, First Person Shooter|
The first game came out of nowhere, but Crysis 2 had a lot of eyes on it and a huge amount to live up to. While it may not go down in the history books as much as its predecessor. I think that with this game they managed to outdo the original in pretty much every way. It was also pretty awesome that they managed to release this game on console too. It was on the PlayStation 3 that I spent most of my time with this game actually.
Straight To The Point
I thought that the original Crysis took a little bit too long to get going with the cool sci-fi stuff. With Crysis 2 they build on the groundwork that the first game set and things start off really fast. This destroyed version of New York is awesome and trying to fight off an alien threat may not exactly be the most original story, but it is a lot of fun.
What I really liked about the story was how in addition to aliens, humans are also a threat. There are those that want your Power Suit for their own need which adds to the complexity of the story. It is the kind of thing I could see being turned into a massive action movie with awesome special effects.
That Suit Sure Looks Sharp On You!
In Crysis 2 you have a badass power suit like you did in the first game. With this game, they have made it more streamlined and it works better. You can decide to use the stealth mode so that you can sneak around and view enemies' heat signatures which is pretty awesome. You can also turn the power suit into a power mode where you are much more powerful and able to take more damage. Using the suits modes is a lot of fun and it forces you to change things up during battle.
Outside of using the suit, the game is still a great deal of fun. You have these awesome alien weapons to use and these allow you to tinker with them. The ammo is not exactly in generous supply so you do have to use your suit and weapons together to deal with threats. Overall, the game is just a great deal of fun to play. It may be on the short side, but the game feels packed while you play it.
Did I Stutter?
Part of the appeal of the original game was the amazing presentation, it was the best-looking game of its day and of course, Crysis 2 had to live up to that. This game looks amazing, it really does. However, the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game are playable, but they do have issues such as frame rate drops and textures that are a tad on the slow side to load in. You do need a pretty beefy PC to play it at high settings, but that is what this game is all about.
I enjoyed the first Crysis game, but I think Crysis 2 is better, I would probably say that this is actually my favorite of the three games, to be honest with you. It is just an awesome first-person sci-fi shooter that has style and substance in massive amounts! The game is just a lot of fun to play and even though the console versions have a few issues, they are still fun to play.
- The story of the game was a lot of fun
- The alien weapons you get to use are awesome
- It is pure action from start to finish!
- I liked the way the power suits abilities were more streamlined
- The game is a tad on the short side
- The PS3 and 360 versions do have a few performance issues