Crysis 2 gets minimum PC specs, Intel Core 2 Duo and up

Wednesday, 2nd February 2011 10:08 GMT By Debabrata Nath

Crytek’s revealed the minimum specs required to run the PC version of Crysis 2 on its Facebook page.

The info, which was originally posted in German, has been translated by the Geforce team.

From the look of it you won’t be needing a beast for this.

And the “system requirements” are:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
  • Nvidia 8800 GT or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 9 GB free hard disk space
  • Internet connection

Crytek recently confirmed that the PC version of Crysis 2 will come with DirectX 11 support.

The game recently got an exclusive Xbox 360 multiplayer demo, but Crytek has since assured there’ll be a pre-launch demo for PC.

Crysis 2 releases on March 22 in NA and March 25 in Europe for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.



  1. Maximum Payne

    It is ok but they should posted and recommended for 3D or Direct 11.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. bpcgos

    @1 agree! But it looks like “heavy’ enough with its 2gb minimum RAM. Just wait and see!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Soft-Is

    This is minimum specs, I want recomended specs :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Erthazus

    Minimum specs are x3 times powerfull then PS3 and Xbox 360 combined :D :D :D :D :D :D

    Trololo! Funny!

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Maximum Payne

    @4 After years on VG247 Erthazus is finally ready for arkham asylum :) LoL

    #5 4 years ago
  6. OrbitMonkey

    @4 & Killzone 3 will still piss all over it visually Trololol! XD

    #6 4 years ago
  7. ninjanutta

    ive got to say,i own both consoles and a very high end gaming pc and as much as a love killzone mate,it will not piss on crysis visually on pc,not even the first one on ultra settings.I didnt beleive it until i saw it myself.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Fin

    Or just buy it on Xbox. You don’t have to pay for a PC and the graphics are just as good. Better controls and more people on the servers too.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    @8 Every thing you said can be answer with NO

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Soft-Is

    @8 Better controls on consoles? You must be crazy..

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @8, No.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    I think on max there will be:

    Intel Core i7 2.8
    Nvidia Geforce 480 or higher
    6 GB RAM
    Windows 7
    9 GB free hard disk space
    Internet connection

    With 3D it’s probably 580 GTX+ or higher

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OrbitMonkey

    @7 oh i know, just having some fun :) Wish i’d been drinking whatever #8 has been drinking o_O

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Maximum Payne

    @12 Because you have that rig :D

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Gekidami

    It’ll be the best looking CoD game yet! :D

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Maximum Payne

    @ 15 Well that is how would game would look if CoD get new engine that everyone want…

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Fin

    @9 @10 @11

    Jeez guys, why the hate? The average 360 player will get a better experience of Crysis 2 than the average PC player. And all 360 players will have better controls and online service. FACT.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. OrbitMonkey

    @17 You get a written statement from EA to back up that rather bizzarre statement, my drunken friend?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. freedoms_stain

    @17, all 360 players will be limited to a 360 controller, pc gamers will have the choice of keyboard and mouse, 360 controller or ps3 controller. So what’s better about controls on the 360 again?

    “better online service” really? How so? Xbox Live is really talked up far too much by xbox fanboys. All I’m seeing is a set of fairly standard features behind an exceedingly ugly UI. Please elaborate.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Maximum Payne

    17@ Maybe in Black Ops which is more microsoft oriented but for Crysis i doubt that PC will suffer.It will have dedicated server,M&K are always better then gamepad and you can hook up Xbox controller if you think it is better.And i don’t want to say anything about graphic…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    ^ You know that its perfectly possible to play with a M&K on 360 using a third party device, right?

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Redh3lix

    Visually, as with all Crytek games, it looks nice. Gameplay, as with all Crytek games will be “meh”.

    KZ3, Resistance 3 (console), Portal 2 and Battlefield 3 (PC)….. that is all that matters.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Fin

    I think there should be a ban on all discussion of unreleased games, except for “I’m interested” or “I’m not interested”.

    PROTIP: If it’s not out yet, chances are you’ve no idea how it plays. Opinion is either based on previews (and therefore, other opinions) or video (which is not an accurate indicator).

    I’d also like to suggest a ban on the use of the word “fanboy”, along with all complaining. Actually, if comments had to be from a drop down list – “Good point!”, “This looks fun”, “While this looks cool, I personally am not interested” – that’d be awesome.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Shubb9

    This Crysis multi-platform lark sure is the biggest shit-stirrer round these parts isn’t it?
    /aggressively defends platform of choice

    #24 4 years ago
  25. OrbitMonkey

    @23 Not a big fan of freedom of speech eh?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. bpcgos


    You were invited by our friend leplatypus here Go give him a visit will ya!

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Dark

    This game will FAIL.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. naffgeek

    Great tech, same old gameplay

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Fin


    Not when it’s fucking morons saying “THIS IS GAME IS SO AWESOME”, followed up by another one saying “NO ITS NOT” – “YES IT IS” – “NO ITS NOT”. Then you invariably get another idiot that jumps in with “NO THIS OTHER GAME THAT’S PLATFORM EXCLUSIVE WILL BE BETTER” – “FANBOY” – “NO I’M NOT I’M JUST TELLING THE TRUTH”.

    Fuck. That.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Redh3lix

    @ Fin

    Sequels on the most part tend to offer that same quality of gameplay experience (if not better) you expect from the series, so I think it’s fair to confidently predict those titles will be, well, awesome. Plus nearly every game in development recently seems to offer early beta access, which is a good start (albeit not entirely representative) from which to form an opinion. :D

    #30 4 years ago
  31. freedoms_stain

    @21, it’s possible, it’s also cheating.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Erthazus

    @Gekidami, if only that third party supports Crysis.

    The best one is XIM3 that is not even out yet.

    XIM2 supports not all games and it’s not the same experience like with mouse and keyboard on PC because third party peripherals EMULATE controllers sensitivity. So playing for example any game won’t give you mouse and keyboard PC experience, it’s going to be laggy compared to PC, but much better than playing with the cntroller (if you of course prefer mouse and keyboard over the controller).

    With PS3 you can’t even do that at all.

    @Fin, “PROTIP: If it’s not out yet, chances are you’ve no idea how it plays. ”

    PROTIP: It’s Crytek and first Crysis was great so i have an idea on what this is.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Erthazus

    and yes, it’s cheating.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. sickgamer

    i feel sorry for some guys here :/ GROW THE FUCK UP will ya !? why some ppl bother posting random shit about a game .. i dont really fucking care about what u think about the game .. just shut the fuck up and dont buy it :)

    #34 4 years ago
  35. OrbitMonkey

    @29 I’d rather suffer the ramblings of a thousand idiots, than have one idiot telling me what i can say :)
    @33 Erm… why is it cheating? The peripheral is legit tech right? Not like a modded turbo pad off ebay?

    #35 4 years ago
  36. OrbitMonkey

    @34 you don’t care what others think about games, yet you read the comments section… interesting o_O

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Erthazus

    @35, Mouse and keyboard?

    XIM2 and … especially XIM3 is freakin amazing devices for mouse and keyboard for 360, but it is damn cheating and illegal. If MS could ban them they would do it in a second, but they can’t because these devices emulate controller sensitivity.

    Companies like RAZOR make official pad peripherals. This is not cheating, it’s legit.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Dark

    @34 Every one here is posting there opinions .. my opinion is this game will FAIL , does my opinion really hurt you? i don’t think so ..
    you don’t have to agree with me and if you really don’t care,why would you post here in the first place?

    maybe you are the one that need to grow up and stop insulting people
    because of there opinions.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. OrbitMonkey

    @37 Have you tried the Splitfish FragFx controller? That supposedly offers mouse like precision for the ps3.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Redh3lix

    @39 I have the FragFX, OrbitMonkey. It’s a nice bit of kit for somebody who finds it difficult to accustom themselves with a PS3 controller, or any console controller. It’s great with fast and twitchy FPS’s such as COD etc. Doesn’t quite compare to my PC’s Diamondback mouse though, but still a good alternative. I wrote a mini review on it here:

    #40 4 years ago
  41. albo88

    Nvidia 8800 GT
    nuff said

    both consoles cant even go close

    #41 4 years ago
  42. spiderLAW


    you guys really are glorifying its power consumption.
    Requiring a strong machine to play at minimum settings is nothing to cheer about. Again Crytek fails to see PC gaming as a whole.
    Anyways…we shall see how much of a graphics leap this is compared to Crysis 1 and Warhead… Specs dont always tell all.

    Sucks that just to play this game on High (not even max)settings my core i7 needs a new graphics card.

    #42 4 years ago

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