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Crysis 2 MC average beats both KZ3 and Bulletstorm

Tuesday, 22 March 2011 11:39 GMT By Staff

With the dust settling on Crysis 2′s reviews, the shooter has settled close to 90 percent on Metacritic for every format, giving it a lead over other current triple-A action releases and making it the highest scorer in the genre this year.

The highly anticipated action title, which released yesterday in the US and hits Europe on Friday, now has a Metacritic average of 89 percent for PC; 88 percent on PS3; and 87 percent on 360.

The Xbox 360 version was the most heavily reviewed, with the final score based on 26 verdicts. The PS3 version was reviewed 15 times, while the PC average was based on 12 scores.

The scores put the title ahead of the current crop of high profile shooters, beating Epic’s superb Bulletstorm, which managed 84 percent on all formats; Killzone 3, which took an 84 percent average as a PS3 exclusive; and Kaos Studio’s Homefront, which scraped over 70 percent on all formats.

The reviews were published yesterday afternoon in the wake of a monster launch trailer for the game, which you can watch below.

Here’s a full round-up of review scores.

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98 Comments

  1. Maximum Payne

    Fail music but great gameplay.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. viralshag

    Wow.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Really looking forward to playing this now. The review embargo goes up this afternoon.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dralen

    Very good trailer. Looking forward to getting this on Friday now.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Isuru86

    The Game is horrible on Consoles. the PS3 Version looks like crap and the controls are so delayed its impossible to control the character.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Erthazus

    The best looking game on consoles (c) CVG.CO.UK

    sup bar 720p, Temporary AA, worst shadows, no filters, crappy textures

    Achieved with Cryengine 3 *ladies voice*

    the irony

    THE IRONY!

    To be honest, i’m sure i played games on my PS3 that look better on consoles then Crysis 2. I’m just not sure that this game lives up to the hype at least there. I can’t judge the game yet, but after playing absolutely horrible (for a console standard) demo, it’s just… meh…

    But Pc version looks OK to be honest. Dumbed down console port, but what can you expect anyway…

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Interested to see how the single-player fares. The multiplayer demo didn’t really do anything for me.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @6
    Do you just copy and paste this stuff every time or do you think “sup bar” and “Temporary AA” are actual phrases?

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7 when i played the PC leaked version i think singleplayer is going to be solid.

    Multiplayer was a bit Call Of Duty with nano suit which is a dissapointment, but what can you expect? It’s a game for console audience. Call Of duty is the king of multiplayer game (sales) on consoles.

    @8, “Do you just copy and paste this stuff ”

    No.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. DrDamn

    @9
    Ok then – it’s “sub par” or “subpar”.
    http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/subpar

    and

    Temporal AA, not temporary.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_anti-aliasing

    #10 4 years ago
  11. KL

    @5+6
    The ps3 demo was debunked by the leaked full retail a few days now
    keep up with the news

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Peetry

    The game looks very pretty but I just can’t get at all excited about it. I think it lacks the character of other great sand box games

    #12 4 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @7
    “The multiplayer demo didn’t really do anything for me.”

    It did even less for me – after allowing me to download the 1.6Gb demo last night it then said “Sorry servers are gone now – thanks for watching”.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Blerk

    Was that the 360 version, Doc? If so I may as well delete it and get the space back. :-)

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Callum

    anti aliasing and high res textures don’t make a game good. This looks fun to play, shame I missed out on the Beta, but it will be the single player that makes me buy a copy. Got my eye on this one!

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Callum

    And for the love of GOD Patrick can you please re-direct me to the comment section I was on before I logged in, and not to the main site? What a wind up!

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Nissanthen

    The music is absolutely horrible, but the game looks like fun, I am glad that I pre-ordered it.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Moonwalker1982

    I don’t get it why they use this music for it when you have Hans Zimmer on the soundtrack.

    The PS3 version has been debunked? Link?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Esper

    #18
    It turns out the PS3 version is the best version between the two consoles. *Engages flame shield*
    http://www.lensoftruth.com/head2head/verdictscreen-shot-comparison/head2head-crysis-2-retail-screenshot-comparison/

    #19 4 years ago
  20. strikkebil

    what the fuck is going on, is the PS3 version better now?
    i orderd it for xbox only for the better graphics but i prefer to play on PS3. there were some very significant framerate issues on the PS3 demo, is this not a problem on the retail version now?

    confused…

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Iliad

    @10
    Nice.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. frostquake

    I am loving it. I picked it up a midnight at Walmart for the 360, and they had a ton of them.

    I am really enjoying it, the controls are fine, I turned the music off. For a 360 game it looks really great, yes it won’t measure up to PC’s, but it looks great. Lots of detail in the environment, fire sparks blowing in the wind, bugs flying..very active environment. For the 360, this is really a gorgeous game. I guess if your a PC gamer, then you will think it is ugly, but if your like me, who can only afford to console game, then this is a really good looking 360 game. A Good bar for other games to be set to.

    The Environment is HIGHLY interactive, you can pick up and throw about everything.

    I am just at the beginning, so I have nothing about story line, I did get irritated at the music and turned it off, but I just really don’t like Music in FPS’s. Too many times the music is a dead give away with what is about to happen, and turning it off makes FPS’s much more interesting and startling.

    No regret buying it at all as of yet.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DrDamn

    @Blerk
    Yeah 360 version. I had read the PS3 demo had been turned off already but assumed the 360 version would be fine.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. KL

    @18 Aside from Crytek’s confirmation that the demo was an older build there are recordings of the leaked retail version all over youtube.
    SP campaign and MP maps,they’re nowhere near the demo.much better textures and performance

    @20 actually between consoles neither is the definite version.each has it’s own stregths and weaknesses than the other.
    360 has slightly better native analysis,slightly smoother textures up close(more detailed)less fps drops
    ps3 has slightly better lightning effects (few of them missing on the 360),slightly better draw distance(translates to smoother textures at distance,more detailed and less pop ins)

    #24 4 years ago
  25. NeoSquall

    so the music is Kanye West?
    I was wondering about it while writing my news…

    #25 4 years ago
  26. xino

    the ps3′s version is still better than 360.
    i wonder why Crytek are making Kingdom exclusive for xbot. Because I’m sure it will take advantage of the 360′s power with cryengine 3.

    sure crysis 2 looks great, but the problem would be the online.
    EA’s server are always bad because of the constant disconnections:/

    #26 4 years ago
  27. fredje

    @25
    From the Youtube page:
    TV commercial featuring “New York, New York” by Grammy nominated artist B.o.B.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. mathare92

    Why do FPS launch trailers always have to use such shite music?

    #28 4 years ago
  29. YoungZer0

    This could have been a great ad. But it was ruined by lack of taste. They could have used a song from the soundtrack. Set the tone for the game.

    But this. This ruined it all. We saw the same shit being done with the MW2 and Black Ops Ads. Before that, there was not a single indicator of why Hip-Hop would fit into it.

    How does Hip-Hop fit into rescuing human kind in a State-Of-The-Art Suit?

    All this song says is: Stuff blows up.

    Say what you want about Gears of War, but they know how to sell their games through their ads.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Crysis

    @28, Would you rather country?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. KL

    @30 The only obvious reason they used this song is for the New York theme and kind of ironicaly contradicts with the game.
    they could have used the original though

    #31 4 years ago
  32. Lounds

    ACDC would of been better.
    I don’t get why SP graphics always look better than MP, Crysis on PC look awesome on SP but MP to me looked no different to BF2 and the cryengine was dubbed down on MP (probably to lower lag issues)

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Nozz

    That trailer alone has got me more interested than any of the others so far.

    Will READ the reviews though as I’m fed up to the back teeth with FPS shooters (but can’t stop buying them).

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @19….interesting indeed. Lens of Truth would appear to indicate PS3 version is in some ways superior to X360 version now. Can’t WAIT to read some reviews. What the hell is going on here?!?! lol

    Loved the trailer and i thought the music worked well. Got me pretty pumped.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Moonwalker1982

    The lens of truth site is giving me a hard time, it’s not working now. In what ways is the PS3 version better now? All my friends will be buying it for their 360 anyway for the MP, so i will too. Not expecting crazy big differences anyway.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Erthazus

    I’m playing it right now. Enjoying so far, but visuals are not so great compared to the first game. Everything is on max with the latest settings and of course direct X 11 tesselation and fog. Everything is running at 51-60 fps. I’m playing without 3D for now.

    Everything else is like Crysis 1. This time it’s more variety, same interaction. Better story (at last for F sake.), AI is awesome. Level design is a bit shitty this time. Running and gunning from enemies is just too easy.

    But also there are things that i don’t like. For example they completely destroyed sandbox levels. It’s a shame really, but thats because of console ram. You can’t make it on consoles because of shitty draw distance, but i can deal with it.
    Aliens are more interactive this time. Too much freakin blur effect to be honest for no reason at all.

    But i like it. Enjoying singleplayer so far, but i’m not so sure if i will enjoy the multiplayer.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Xenoliath

    This is B.o.B, not Kanye West…

    #37 4 years ago
  38. KL

    @35 read my 24 comment.

    watch these if you want to see a taste of a small difference in lightning and detail

    Crysis 2 ps3 intro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srdnh416Wro

    Crysis 2 xbox intro
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvfZHKtMm2c

    jump straight to 5.25 on the ps3 one and 7.11 on the 360 one if you don’t want to get spoiled. watch the spaceship

    anyhow the differences are minuscule and both have their own advantages and disadvantages over the other.go with your console of preference

    #38 4 years ago
  39. theevilaires

    Just got my copy for PS3 and I will post a mini review on every aspect of the game. I will try and finish the campaign today and may drop a line around the time I hit the mid point of the game. Also I will put both my sony 40″ Xbr5s side by side and do a graphical test between this and KZ3.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. NeoSquall

    @27 Fuck, you’re right.

    I need to change my news now…

    Oh wait, I didn’t specify it, lol
    good for me

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Maikrobi

    87% – Videogameszone.de

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Erthazus

    Ok guys, shit just got real:

    MS Xbox World – 90%

    Gamereactor Sweden – 90%

    Official Xbox Magazine UK – 90%

    http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/crysis-2/critic-reviews?dist=positive

    #42 4 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    EG – 8/10 … http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-03-22-crysis-2-review

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Blerk

    4/5 from Joystiq.

    #44 4 years ago
  45. djhsecondnature

    @9 – “i played the PC leaked version”

    Shameful.

    #45 4 years ago
  46. Transgenique

    Jeuxvideo.fr (France) : 8/10

    http://www.jeuxvideo.fr/jeux/crysis-2/preview-test-crysis-2.html

    #46 4 years ago
  47. Erthazus

    @45, and what? I still bought it.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. Gekidami

    JV.com 15/20
    http://www.jeuxvideo.com/articles/0001/00014566-crysis-2-test.htm

    #48 4 years ago
  49. djhsecondnature

    @47 Doesn’t matter. It’s for reasons exactly like that, that games are rarely PC exclusive anymore.

    #49 4 years ago
  50. jaydee21

    Eurogamer Czech 9/10
    http://www.eurogamer.cz/articles/crysis-2-recenze

    #50 4 years ago
  51. ManuOtaku

    So good reviews overall, i will pick it, but the question at hand is which iteration, PS3 or 360, what to do.. what to do…

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Erthazus

    http://www.gametrailers.com/video/review-hd-crysis-2/712015

    Gametrailers – 91%

    I’m interested… Did they ever give something less then 90% for AAA shooters? Or every game is almost perfect?

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Onikilly

    JeuxActu (French) – 16/20 (8/10) : http://www.jeuxactu.com/article-51582-crysis-2.html

    #53 4 years ago
  54. KAP

    Absolutely epic trailer to a game I can’t wait to play…. Bring it on wednesday!!!

    #54 4 years ago
  55. Erthazus

    85 on metacritic. Holy damn… Crytek will be so dissapointed with this one when their original trollish statement was: Everything that is below 90% on meta is OK…

    But for PC version there are only two reviews :D haha.

    #55 4 years ago
  56. lexph3re

    Soo with the ps3 version scoring a meta critic of 86 and 360 85. are we still claiming kz3 is utter shit for scoring 84?

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Dralen

    The user scores on meta-critic have all been very positive, apart from the trolls that just put a big fat zero just to be fucking assholes.

    #57 4 years ago
  58. Erthazus

    @56, they both utter shit. (trolling)

    One with good campaign and good visuals (sup bar resolution and port) and shitty multiplayer, other is with ok visuals (but 720p with post processing effects), with shitty campaign and good multiplayer component.

    The only FPS winner is PORTAL 2 Only. So we can all shut up.

    #58 4 years ago
  59. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    @55
    Little early to judge the metacritic average yet as they’re unbalanced and still coming in.

    These are some good reviews though! I can’t believe they pulled it off on the consoles!

    #59 4 years ago
  60. daytripper

    cant wait til friday :D

    #60 4 years ago
  61. lexph3re

    I don’t see it making it to a 9 or up unless it pulls some miracle 10′s. I’m pretty sure destructoid is going to hit this with below 8. All I know is I’m getting this and kz3 because I’m not interested in all the other fps’s

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Patrick Garratt

    It won’t get over 90 now.

    #62 4 years ago
  63. YoungZer0

    @58: Can’t wait to see you write something negative when Portal 2 comes out.

    Anyway, i’m surprised to hear that the campaign lasts for 12 hours. Might get it after all. But not for the full price of course.

    #63 4 years ago
  64. DSB

    Yeah, 90 seems a stretch, but there are still quite a lot of comers that haven’t made an appearance on Metacritic just yet. I don’t really mind making Crytek eat some humble-pie, after acting like arrogant cunts for the better part of a year. Plan better.

    I’m pretty worried that a lot of those reviews claim that it’s the same gameplay, personally. Crytek promised more action, instead of just sneaky headshotting. If they really haven’t done anything to change that, then they simply have no idea why people liked their games to begin with.

    Either way, I put down the dough for the multiplayer, and that’s getting some good mentions, so hopefully it won’t be a total disappointment.

    #64 4 years ago
  65. daytripper

    xbox360a score is wrong guys, they gave it 90 not 85

    http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/crysis-2/review/

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Yeah, so i’m definitley getting PC version down the road when it’s on sale, but now I can’t decide over 360 vs PS3…

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Lounds

    @58 yes portal 2 will be awesome
    @66 I agree 15quid for crysis 2 would be nice lol

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Moonwalker1982

    Metacritic is unimportant anyway, at least for me it is. It’s good to see this game getting good ratings, but i was getting it anyway. Loved the MP demo and can’t wait to begin with the campaign.

    Games like Halo and such are getting top ratings on Metacritic, but at the end of the day i never was a big fan of the Halo games anyway. 85 is fine.

    And that Lens of truth site is horrible,ridiculous loading times, errors,etc. The PS3 version DOES look better in several shots, especially textures looking more crisp on PS3. But it won’t matter for me, all my friends are getting it for their 360 for the online, so am i.

    #68 4 years ago
  69. Goffee

    Another shooter, I’ll wait until its £12 on Amazon, like all the other shooters I enjoy – long after the crybabies have jizzed themselves to sleep over it and the multiplayer nazis have moved on to the next big thing…

    #69 4 years ago
  70. The_Red

    @52 Erthazus
    Not just AAA games. They gave Kane & Lynch 2 a score of around 8.4 and have done the same 8-9 for almost every big “budget” game.

    #70 4 years ago
  71. chriswhaaat

    1up.com: A-
    http://www.1up.com/reviews/crysis-2-review

    #71 4 years ago
  72. DaMan

    meh. oh well, at least not another Haze, feared would end up being like that with all the hype.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. mathare92

    Obligatory post-mortem interview question: You said Crysis 2 was a 90+ game? It only did 85 on Metacritic. Any comment?

    Nathan Camarillo: I assure you: Crysis 3 will be a 95+ game.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. daytripper

    god bless nathan camarillo, a nice guy but when hes getting interviewed he looks like a zombie on a acid trip

    #74 4 years ago
  75. Lounds

    he looks alike a batman villain

    #75 4 years ago
  76. Crazy-Jin

    @ Johnny Cullen (vg247.com)

    Today, there are 14 new international reviews released. (Crysis 2)

    Gameinformer.com – Review score: 9.0 (90%)
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/crysis_2/b/xbox360/archive/2011/03/22/crysis-2-review-a-welcome-antithesis-to-copycat-shooters.aspx

    Msxbox – Review score: 9/10 (90%)
    http://www.msxbox-world.com/xbox360/reviews/review/698/Crysis-2.html

    JPS (JustPushStart.com) – Review score: 4.5/5 (90%)
    http://www.justpushstart.com/2011/03/22/crysis-2-review/

    VGchartz.com – Review score: 9.4/10 (94%)
    http://gamrreview.vgchartz.com/review/35001/crysis-2/

    Dailyjoypad.co.uk – Review score: 5/5 (100%)
    http://www.dailyjoypad.co.uk/?p=11915

    XXLGaming.com – Review score: 93%
    http://www.xxlgaming.com/staffreview.asp?gameID=519

    StatePress.com – Review score: 5/5 (100%)
    http://www.statepress.com/2011/03/22/crytek-invents-a-revolutionary-masterpiece-in-crysis-2/

    Electricpig.co.uk – Review score: 5/5 (100%)
    http://www.electricpig.co.uk/2011/03/22/crysis-2-review/

    OXM (Official Xbox Magazine) – Review score: 9/10 (90%)
    http://www.oxm.co.uk/26468/crysis-2-review-oxm-uk/

    PS3authority.com – Review score: 9/10 (90%)
    http://ps3authority.com/crysis-2-review/

    1up.com – Review score: A- (90%)
    http://www.1up.com/reviews/crysis-2-review

    Gamerevolution.com – Review score: A- (90%)
    http://www.gamerevolution.com/review/xbox360/crysis-2

    Gamereactor.eu – Review score: 9/10 (90%)
    http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/6760/Crysis+2/

    Machinima.com – Review score: 9.5/10 (95%)
    http://blog.machinima.com/insidegaming/2011/03/22/crysis-2-review/

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Robo_1

    They’ll be disappointed with that though. They spent a lot of time talking about it being a 90+ game, so to just miss out by a few points will be quite frustrating for them, unless some of the magazines like Edge / Games TM bump the score up for them.

    I reckon it’ll take something quite revolutionary in the FPS space for reviewers to start dishing out 90′s again, I certainly get the feel that many of them have become incredibly jaded by the genre. A shame then that Bulletstorm (a game which did mix things up spectacularly well) didn’t get the recognition it deserved, either critically or at retail.

    #77 4 years ago
  78. M. K.

    Yeah, yeah Metacritic. Bulletstorm still is the best shooter this year so far.

    #78 4 years ago
  79. NeoSquall

    GamesVillage.it: 9,5/10 (PC versions) – 9/10 (Consoles)

    http://www.gamesvillage.it/piattaforma/all/articolo/47147/crysis-2—recensione.html

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Grimrita

    MC can lick my balls. I prefer to see for myself just how good a game is and I enjoyed the demo and cant wait for my copy to arrive. No bullet proof leaves in this baby!

    #80 4 years ago
  81. frostquake

    I am still throughly loving this game on my 360! Bulletstorm is an Ugly game, but Wow, Crysis 2 puts BulletStorm to shame, and I love Bulletstorm. Killzone 3 is not as in-depth as Crysis 2.

    I LOVE all the little details in the game. I know it probably doesn’t matter to others, as I am sure most people love to just Run and Gun through FPS’s, but I take the time to look at EVERYTHING!

    The birds that are flying overhead, they can be shot out of the sky. The telescopes for tourists at the docks can be looked through to look at the damage on the Statue of liberty. The Decon Showers work and leave little splatters on your face. The Environment, is just Buzzing with all kinds of things. Leaves are floating buy, papers are twisting and blowing in the wind. Character models are quite nice, though some of them die and lay frozen on the ground in weird ways, but quick kicks or running them over with a vehicle takes care of that! Shadows from tree’s are nicely done. You can drink out of water fountains. And you can pick up almost everything, as said. I had 2 guards coming towards me, and I threw a water bottle over there heads and behind them, and they turned and went towards the sound, that was nice!

    This really is a game that should be used as a base for any next FPS shooter. It is absolutely gorgeous and makes shooters like Halo and especially BulletStorm look very, very ugly.

    The AI so far as been very smart. Even when cloaked, if you run in with them facing you they hear you and start shooting wildly to try and find you. There Grenades have deadly accuracy. I’ve only run across a few Soliders that didn’t hide appropriately.

    I really don’t understand why other FPS can’t look as good as Crysis 2. They really need to use C2 as a measuring bar for other games.

    Color me impressed!

    #81 4 years ago
  82. G1GAHURTZ

    Who changed the title??

    Everyone who knows MetaCritic knows that scores almost always decline after the first day until all the reviews have been added.

    I’m sure people have their own opinion on why, but initial reviews are usually always much higher than later ones.

    This game will probably go down by at least 5 points on all formats.

    At least.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. theevilaires

    LMAO what a joke the game is a bust and I will post my mini review soon. Its not good let me say that and I don’t mean technical issues as the game ran smooth on PS3 with no hiccups but the overall game is just mediocre at best.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. xino

    no surprise there.

    When an overhyped title which pushes the boundaries of 3D and Move.
    Another game beat the overhyped titled by bringing new innovative feature to how we play FPS making that overhyped title mediocre and generic.

    And now a game that doesn’t need to be overhyped like Killzone 3, and doesn’t need to use a useless gimmicky feature Bulletstorm, raises above the two.

    No surprise there.

    Crysis 2 offers best graphics over Killzone 3 because Killzone 3 is nothing but overhype!
    Crysis 2 offers 3 ways of playing FPS meaning it’s dymanic unlike Bulletstorm that uses an over developed gimmickly feature Kill with Skills.

    Killzone 3- is nothing but a generic mediocre over hype title that offers no new gameplay feature in FPSes!
    Bulletstorm- nice beautiful graphics, better weapons than Killzone 3, but MANY gamers dislike Kill With Skills. Seriously many of us think once we kill an enemy, he’s dead! We don’t need to keep shooting the dead:/

    Crysis 2- 3 dynamic ways of playing FPSes! Excels in graphics, the best graphics on console. NO DOUBT BECAUSE Obviously Cryengine is the best engine to date.

    No surprise there mate, this shouldn’t be news because it is obvious. Though it needed to be news to make fanboys STFU!

    Now incoming comments from fanboys ready to defend their beloved title.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Crysis

    Wow, over 80 posts, I’m assuming a majority of these comments are arguments & without going trough a single one I can assume that somebody like Erthazus stirred most of it or some child comparing it with Killzone 3.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. Iliad

    After the disappointment of Killzone 3 (32-players down to 24/16, dependant on mode, and very small CoD size team deathmatch maps) I’m hoping Crysis 2 will do the job – reviews are pretty much what I expected. I don’t anticipate a mind-blowing experience (demo was fun), but one that keeps me entertained until Battlefield 3 will do the job.

    @83 Cryengine is probably the best engine in a retail release to date (I do prefer it to KZ3, which visually is still impressive), but going on what we’ve seen on DICE’s Frostbite 2 engine for BF3 that’ll be put them all to shame. And will be the best FPS in 2011 bar none. Just saying.

    #86 4 years ago
  87. xino

    @85
    Battefield 3s engine or graphics is getting over hyped.
    the game is still not AS detailed as Crysis 2! The only visually impressive thing about the game are the physic effects, the debris effect.

    People should really do a side by side comparison with Crysis 2 and Battlefield 3.

    Trust me, I know when fanboys always hype shit up. Obviously BF2 is the most played military multiplayer fps on pc. Since we have more fans of them, those fans are just hyping up the graphics:/

    and then you have the media who hype things up just to get hits.

    Battlefield gains the upper hand of physic and physic debris.
    Crysis 2 gains upper hand over visuals and graphics. Everything in Crysis 2 is very well detailed. This is the same game on PC that pc fanboys cry so much about, to say Cryegine 3 is toppled up by Frostbite 2 is preposterous!

    See it to believe or…simple opinion talk!
    Just like people talk shit about 3DS 3D, all opinion talk, you need to see it to believe it.

    #87 4 years ago
  88. R3D_ONE

    the game is epic on the X360 ….. best graphics i had seen idk about other systems but i bet it’s Jaw-dropping awesome

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Deacon

    People will continue to hate on Camarillo and the potential shortcomings of Crysis 2…

    The bottom line is that while it doesn’t appear to add anything revolutionary to the FPS genre (does anyone anymore?), we should all give props to Crytek for delivering what appears to be a pretty solid and consistent multiplatform title.

    No talk of DLC yet (unless I’ve missed it), and other than the PS3 demo fiasco, it seems like we’re all going to get a nicely finished product as opposed to some bug-laden glitch-fest. Other developers would do good to take a leaf.

    It looks like a hell of a lot of fun. And I’m very much looking forward to creeping and stabbing my way through the SP campaign.

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Alakratt

    This is an awesome game! It deserves every praise it gets!

    #90 4 years ago
  91. Iliad

    @86 Are they getting any less hyped than what Crysis 2′s graphics did when that was announced and early trailers appeared? Difference is, it’s mainly the media hyping BF3′s graphics (at a time when they’ve all seen Crysis 2), whereas Crytek did, and continued to do most of the hyping themselves.

    Still, a lot is personal preference, and I did say at retail release Crysis 2 is probably the best, as I’m aware there’s still another 6 months or so before BF3 comes out – plenty of room for further tweaks and improvement.

    Plus, we’ve only seen two short videos on BF3, but the potential for industry-leading graphics are certainly there. Maybe it’s a bold statement to say that BF3 will be better, I’ll give you that, but it’s certainly not preposterous.

    Also, in a sci-fi FPS with lots of bright colours it’s easy give the illusion of something looking better, whereas a more, dare I see real world colour palette like in BF3 isn’t so bright and in your face about it.

    I’d like to think that when the C2 v BF3 comparison takes place – which could only be when BF3 is actually released – that the latter would surpass it. But we’ll see.

    Either way, the both look amazing… in a genre where other franchises look 5 years out of date!

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Crazy-Jin

    New reviews for Crysis 2 :

    Eurogamer Italia – score: 9
    http://www.eurogamer.it/articles/2011-03-21-crysis-2-recensione

    Gameinformer.com – score: 9
    http://www.gameinformer.com/games/crysis_2/b/xbox360/archive/2011/03/22/crysis-2-review-a-welcome-antithesis-to-copycat-shooters.aspx

    Msxbox – score: 9
    http://www.msxbox-world.com/xbox360/reviews/review/698/Crysis-2.html

    Vandal Online – score 9.2
    http://www.vandal.net/analisis/pc/crysis-2/10814

    Gamestar.de Germany – score: 90%
    http://www.gamestar.de/spiele/crysis-2/test/crysis_2,45056,2321742.html

    Play3.de Germany – score: 9
    http://www.play3.de/2011/03/22/test-crysis-2/

    Gamers Austria – score: 90%
    http://www.gamers.at/articles/crysis_2-948/

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Bond James Bond

    Does it matter? They’re all average shooters. These types of games are ten a penny. Don’t believe the hype.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. HauntaVirus

    Is this “music” for real…FUCK ME CRYTEK!

    #94 4 years ago
  95. freedoms_stain

    @93, it’s funny, the thing I liked most about the Crysis 2 demo was the music, but what they’ve gone with is like the polar opposite.

    #95 4 years ago
  96. lucascane

    I am playing now!

    It’s Fxxking awesome game~

    #96 4 years ago
  97. psybass

    Erthazus@ portal 2 for me is a fucking puzzle game and not fps game and it cannot win fps game.

    #97 4 years ago
  98. DSB

    @90 A videogame is also an illusion, so wouldn’t that make it pretty irrelevant what tricks people pull, to make their stuff look good? It’s still gonna be prettier to us.

    Really, DICE are obviously hyping their engine. The press just reports what they show and tell. And I think there is reason to be a little apprehensive, when everybody starts going GOTY based on graphics alone. That’s not to say that it isn’t looking stellar, though – We just haven’t seen a lot of gameplay.

    Personally I don’t see why I should care how one game measures up to another, that’s just playground posturing. Whether either one succeeds is going to come down to what they bring to the table. Do they look good on their own? Do they play good on their own? What’s the experience like?

    #98 4 years ago

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    And the winner is: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor. Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor beat out Alien: Isolation, Bayonetta 2, Destiny, and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft to win Game of the Year at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards 2015. Elsewhere in the awards, Ustwo’s mobile hit Monument Valley was a stand-out favourite, with wins in the Innovation, […]

  • Alien: Isolation was prototyped in third-person – video

    Alien: Isolation is one of the most effectively scary triple-A games in years, but it didn’t start off a perfect creation of pure terror. Creative Assembly prototyped Alien: Isolation in third-person perspective before they nailed down the final approach. The developer revealed this during a GDC 2015 presentation, and it’s a good reminder that games […]

  • Madden 15 added to EA Vault

    Madden 15 is now included in EA’s all-you-can-eat subscriber service. Madden 15 is the ninth game to be added to the EA Vault, a stash of games available on demand for EA Access subscribers. It's still Madden Season for EA Access members – Madden NFL 15 is now in The Vault for all members. Go […]

  • Source Engine 2 doesn’t have hidden costs or royalties – but is Steam exclusive

    Three major engines went free at GDC 2015, and each of them is monetising in a different way. There’s been a heck of a lot of discussion about development tools and the costs associated with them during GDC 2015. First Epic announced that Unreal Engine 4 would be free, bar royalities on successful releases. Then […]

  • Final Fantasy creator hates sequels

    Final Fantasy, a byword in prolific franchises, was created by a man who hates sequel. Final Fantasy games are famous for being reinvented with each core release, and it was not until series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi began to withdraw from the franchise after Final Fantasy 9 that we started seeing regular sequels and spin-offs. Speaking […]

  • Guardian complaints led to the closure of Destiny’s Loot Cave

    Destiny players are to blame for the shuttering of the much loved Loot Cave. Early in Destiny‘s history, many players got hugely excited about the “Loot Cave”. Accessible shortly after starting the game for the first time, this high-volume spawn point allowed players to stand in one place, taking out waves and waves of low-level […]

  • Xbox and PC games boss Phil Harrison to leave Microsoft – rumour

    Microsoft Interactive Entertainment Business VP and EMEA head of games Phil Harrison is rumoured to have thrown in the towel. Microsoft has not issued a statement on Harrison’s alleged departure, despite repeated questioning by press at GDC 2015. Instead, word comes via multiple sources speaking to GamesIndustry at the show. According to the rumours, Harrison […]

  • Metal Gear Online commentated trailer explains stuffed dog – but not invisibility

    Metal Gear Online developer Kojima Productions has provided significantly more insight into how the multiplayer side of The Phantom Pain works. Metal Gear Online is the online multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Konami hasn’t shared a great deal about it yet, but we did see a very cool Metal Gear […]

  • Elite: Dangerous Xbox One trailer shows off space MMO

    If Elite: Dangerous looks this good on Xbox One we have nothing to complain about. Microsoft revealed Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One this year during its GDC presentations today. We don’t know very much about the port, but I suppose we ought to have expected it; Frontier Developments has a very close relationship […]

  • Battletoads to appear in Shovel Knight Xbox One

    A Battletoads remake must be on the horizon. Right? Right?? The Battletoads will appear in the upcoming Xbox One version of Shovel Knight, Yacht Club Games revealed today. The Battletoads drop in for a fight! Shovel Knight is headed to Xbox One and meets up with @RareLtd brawling trio! pic.twitter.com/OCQIuWbH3W — Yacht Club Games (@YachtClubGames) […]

  • The Division pre-alpha footage leaks, Ubisoft says it’s well out of date

    The Division fans finally got a look at Ubisoft’s MMO this week, but the publisher has said the footage is not in any way representative. Pre-alpha footage of the The Division was leaked this week, but has since been thoroughly smacked down by takedown notices. All that remains are a few screenshots and a GIF: […]

  • Microsoft HoloLens designer killed in hit and run accident

    Very sad news out of Redmond this week, as Mike Ey was killed in a tragic accident. Ey, 30, was one of the key project designers on Microsoft’s HoloLens AR headset. He was killed on Saturday morning in a rear-end collision. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene but was tracked down by […]

  • AMD throws support behind VR with new low-latency anti-nausea tech

    GPU manufacturer AMD has released a new SDK compatible with “a broad set of VR devices”. Called LiquidVR, the tech is designed to “bring better content, comfort, and compatibility to VR applications” including games, simulation, entertainment, education, social media, travel, medicine, real estate and ecommerce, apparently. AMD said maintaining comfort and realism in VR environments […]

  • Danganronpa 3 in the works, but a long way off yet

    A new Danganronpa is happening. Danganronpa 3 is in the very, very early production stages, writer Kodaka Kazutaka has confirmed. Nothing about the project is “set in stone”, Kazutaka told Polygon, so there are no details to share yet; the characters and story may change several times before being finalised. The writer said he’s weighing […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League 2015 schedule announced

    Major League Gaming has announced the full schedule for the 2015 Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare MLG Pro League. The eSpots firm revealed two more seasons of Pro League, a live Relegation tournament for Season Three, and a season ending World Championship with $250,000 up for grabs You can watch all the action on MLG.tv […]

  • Happy Birthday PlayStation 2, you are almost old enough to drive

    Amidst all the GDC 2015 hoopla today, we forgot to wish PlayStation 2 a Happy Birthday. The system turned 15 years old today, going by its March 4, 2000 launch date in Japan. It was released in the west that autumn, and had shipped 100 million units in less than six years post launch. PS2 […]

  • Here’s what the final version of Valve’s Steam Controller looks like

    A look at the updated Steam Controller has surfaced via a hands-on post from Polygon. Valve said what you see in the images below is the final version of the controller. The controller has gone through numerous revisions since it was first revealed, but it seems Valve has decided on two touch pads which work […]

  • The Sims, SimCity developer closed down

    The Sims 4 developer Maxis has been shuttered, EA has confirmed. The Sims, SimCity and the rest of the Sim franchise has traditionally been helmed by Maxis, which had its flagship studio in Emeryville, California. Now EA has confirmed with Kotaku that this studio is being closed. “Today we are consolidating Maxis IP development to […]

  • Gigantic MOBA coming to Windows 10 and Xbox One with cross-play

    Today during GDC 2015, Microsoft announced that the new IP from Motiga called Gigantic will be cross-play enabled. Slated for Windows 10 and Xbox One, the five-on-five third-person battle arena game allows the player to select from an array of heroes with distinctive powers and play styles. Players will then make their way through areas […]

  • Here’s a look at Unreal Tournament DirectX 12 gameplay

    Epic Games is creating Unreal Tournament using Unreal Engine 4 running on DirectX 12, which Microsoft says “sets a new bar for visual fidelity.” DirectX 12 is a single API developers can access across Windows devices, which can result in a 20% improvement in performance over DX11 running on the same machine. The Unreal Tournament […]

  • Wireless adapter for Xbox One controllers out later this year

    Microsoft announced at GDC 2015 today it will that all wireless Xbox gaming accessories will be designed for and supported on both Xbox One consoles and Windows 10 PCs moving forward. Later this year, a wireless adapter will be released, allowing current Xbox controllers and future devices to be used wirelessly on PCs. This will […]