Crysis 2 DX11 patch finally released, detailed, videoed

Monday, 27 June 2011 18:37 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Crytek has released the DirectX 11 patch for Crysis 2 after a false start last week which saw information posted then pulled.

The Crysis 2 Ultra Upgrade is available via an auto installation when you boot up your PC copy of the shooter.

It’s cost you 2.3Gb. You will get:

  • Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • High Quality HDR Motion Blur
  • Realistic Shadows with Variable Penumbra
  • Sprite Based Bokeh Depth of Field
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping
  • Particles Motion Blur, Shadows and Art Updates
  • Water Rendering improvements and using Tessellation + Displacement Mapping
  • Realtime Local Reflections (DX9)
  • Contact Shadows (DX9)
  • Improved Tone Mapping (DX9)

There are more details on Crytek’s website, including the fact that the game’s map editor will release on Wednesday.

Check out a video of the upgrade’s features below.


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  1. Erthazus

    Just some current generation effects. Nothing here that will blow any PC or gamer that wants the best performance. Just a standard list of a “must” things for the PC version.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Heinekeno

    DX11 package was delayed for too long to still have the BOOM effect.

    Anyway I hope Crytek learned to not joke around PC gamers!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Looks nice. Water especially. I’ll be checking it out for sure. :)

    #3 4 years ago
  4. DSB

    Seriously, who needs a game when you can have interactive water?

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Erthazus

    Not even better then in Crysis 1. This is hillarious. With all Direct X11 herp derp, not even close.

    That just shows what is consolization.

    @DSB, Interactive Water is actually a really fantastic thing. You can use to add gameplay features to it. It’s basically what Uncharted 3 does, but much better.
    Uncharted 3 water is scripted, but here it can add depth (if it was designed that way).

    Example: you are in the laboratory where is a giant aquarium. Shoot it and all stuff with the fishies are going to be all over the place. You can swim in that water, do other stuff.
    You can also use it for some “water puzzles”.
    In CE editor you can also use it, adding water level. It’s pretty simple and very effective for your own game|mod whatever. :)

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Maximum Payne

    @5 Well half of those improved are could add without DX11 and it would be much better if they work onimproving AI and release mood tool rather then this upgrade that look almost the same….

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Gama_888

    @5 Jc Erth get a grip
    They have released a (free) PURELY GRAPHICAL update into a game when they had no real reason to do so other than pleasing their fans and you are STILL bitching?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    @7: What did you expect from him? Bitching is all he does. That’s why Crytek should not give two fucks about the PC Community. Spoiled Brats, all of them.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Erthazus

    @7, first of all. Thats not free.

    A: You need to buy a game.
    B: That update should be from the start.
    C: It’s not add something mind blown to the experience. It’s a standard belts and whistles that almost every deveoper do these days.
    D: I’m not bitching. I don’t care really. I don’t play Crysis 2.

    That update can make any mod team in a few months and they will do it even better like with first Crysis.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    @9: Of course it’s free. Your logic is as flawed as ever.

    #10 4 years ago

    They’re only trying to shift a few more copies…

    I’m not sure that this is enough, though.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. ultramega

    “Spoiled Brats, all of them.”
    And your ignorant comment demonstrates why I have no respect for you.

    Not all of us act like Erthazus. You sound just as bad as him.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. YoungZer0

    @12: I don’t even know you. Also: PC is my main gaming platform. But i’d never admit it with people like Erth around.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. DSB

    There’s no difference between platform fanatics, whether it’s PC, PS3 or 360. A cunt is a cunt.

    I definitely wouldn’t call us spoiled though. Waiting for ports of excellent games is no fun.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Hunam

    But saying PC gamers are spoilt after 5 years of truly terrible ports which are half baked and often broken is a bit much.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. YoungZer0

    @15: I wasn’t talking about the whole 5 years, but primarily about this kind of example. They get something for free and still find something to complain about. They should be lucky it’s EA and not Activision, they’d ask for 15 Euros.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Gekidami

    So PC gamers act like elite pricks for no reason whatsoever then? Thats even worst.

    #17 4 years ago

    Many of them act like they’re something special because they can’t handle the fact that they have to spend £thousands on hardware for games which are better on console.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. DSB

    It is pretty hard to handle though.

    Putting down 1000 euro for a machine that isn’t even capable of giving proper head or making you waffles, is not that easy to explain to people.

    Ports have gotten a lot better though. I can just hook up my gamepad and most games will change the entire control interface without making me lift a finger.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Patrick Garratt

    Watch this video of the first game at 1080p. I don’t think I’ve ever really watched it running at max before. It’s completely mental:

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Phoenixblight

    While it had the eye candy that made any developer and gamer alike drool it lacked in aesthetics and without that all you have is a very shallow game. Eye candy =/= Fun Game

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    It was a huge achievement for its time, I just wish it would’ve been half as much fun as Far Cry.

    @21 Hi5! Same timestamp and everything.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Phoenixblight

    We haz l337 skill7 yo.

    #23 4 years ago

    It’s a bit of a silly situation…

    A few years ago, only the top hardware could run the top games on max settings.

    These days, your average gaming laptop can do that, so all the hardcore modders are pretty much just wasting their cash.

    People who used to boast about getting 86fps out of Crysis from their 7900GTX and overclocked Pentium 4s now have to settle for console ports.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    @24 I guess it kinda depends on what you’re aiming at.

    I’m totally damaged from having grown up a PC gamer. Once games start getting choppy as soon as you dial them up to max, then it’s time to invest in new hardware.

    If you just want to “run” games, then you could easily spend half of what a highend PC will set you back, but if you want to max them out, then you’re going to have to shell it out.

    The main problem with ports is that a lot of them should really run a lot smoother than they do, but the publishers seem to be shorting us on the optimization, so the extra horsepower sometimes comes in handy, even when it shouldn’t be neccesary.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Erthazus

    86 fps out of 7900 GTX? Are you high or something? You won’t get solid 25 fps on minimum setting with 7900 GTX and 4 pentium.

    to run Crysis 1 on Ultra High with solid 60 fps you need already a 100 series geforce on PC. 100 series GPU = i mean Geforce 200 series and so on.
    To run Crysis 1 on solid 40+ fps on high you need Dual core with Geforce 8800 gtx or 9800 GTX with 1 GB Ram.

    and no one acts as something “Special”. I will spend money on console or PC or whatever it is as long as it gives me the best out of best. Money is not a problem for me and never was. Gaming is gaming. It’s costly and i’m ok with this.


    “Watch this video of the first game at 1080p. I don’t think I’ve ever really watched it running at max before. It’s completely mental:

    if you have good PC, you can check this game with the same quality these days. It’s not a benchmark anymore.
    But this video does not give it a proper justice. In-game it looks much better to be honest.

    @YoungZero, you can relax with your trolling. I don’t reply to you because you are brain damaged. It’s a free software for Crysis 2 which cost money. Without Crysis 2 it’s a piece of free code. So go figure, professor.

    #26 4 years ago


    The main problem is the length of the necessary upgrade cycle for everyone, though.

    You’re looking at a new midrange rig every couple of years or a new high end one about once every 3 to 4.

    New directx versions have the potantial to make old graphics cards practically obsolete, whereas on console, the best looking, smoothest games usually get released about 7-8 years after the console was originally released.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    “the best looking, smoothest games usually get released about 7-8 years after the console was originally released.”

    aha… Especially “smoothest”.

    “New directx versions have the potantial to make old graphics cards practically obsolete”

    Direct X is just an API and nothing more. To make a hardware obsolete you first need to release something with Direct X that is worth something. Since direct X9 there was not a lot of departure, because all it adds just visual effects these days.

    RAGE is on Direct X9 and it’s ONLY on direct X9 even on PC. It looks amazing, because of the proprietary technology.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. DSB

    @27 Not to mention all the problems that has to pose for all the developers.

    With a console you have one set of hardware you need to accomodate, with the PC you have a million different combinations. 40% of PC gamers will be able to run Battlefield 3 with the recommended hardware, 80% will be able to run it at lower settings.

    That’s still 20% of a base that you at least wouldn’t lose on tech if you made a console game.

    It’s been a while since I’ve seen a game run poorly on either ATI or Nvidia cards, but for indie developers it’s not uncommon.

    I don’t have any delusions about “my” platform. It’s behind the curve when it comes to accomodating the people whom we’d like to make games for it.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I’ve just got a new PC. It’s got this in it:

    - Intel® Core™i5-2400 Quad Core (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) + HD Graphics
    - ASUS® P8H61-M LE/USB3 (NEW REV 3.0): M-ATX, USB 3.0, SATA 3.0Gb/s
    - RAM 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
    - 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 550 Ti – DVI,HDMI,VGA – DX® 11, 3D Vision Ready

    Will it make Crysis look like that?

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Erthazus

    Yes. Absolutely. 30-45 fps. Just on one condition: Vista or Windows 7 required

    #31 4 years ago
  32. DSB

    That should do it PatGar. I have almost the same GFX card and I can run it on full, but with slightly less antialiasing than the max.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Patrick Garratt

    It’s got Windows 7, yeah. Right. I’ll try that, then.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Patrick Garratt

    I still really do want to play Crysis 2, though. I know Crysis was dull in the back half, but the jungle sections were great fun, I thought.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. YoungZer0

    @26: Downloading it doesn’t cost you anything, so it’s by definition Free. Go figure, idiot.

    I also love how you reply to my comment, saying you don’t reply to my comment. Just goes to show how broken your logic is.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. DSB

    Crysis 2 is a step up in terms of the setting and atmosphere, and it looks gorgeous, but I miss feeling like the AI is actually trying to outdo me.

    The AI is so stupid in Crysis 2 that it doesn’t feel like a great accomplishment to kill a squad of soldiers. In Far Cry you always had to stay on your toes, and that would’ve gone for Crysis as well if not for the invisibility, but that whole feeling gets a swift kick in the nuts with Crysis 2.

    The fact that they left a huge bug in the game which meant that I couldn’t upgrade my suit, because the “nanomoney thingy” used to upgrade it was reset every time you left the game, was slightly trying as well. Fixed now, but around launch it was terrible.

    The difficulty and the placement of checkpoints are puzzling at best, standard difficulty is literally for dummies, and it cost me an hour or two of gameplay to realize it wasn’t getting harder. In Crysis and Far Cry it would checkpoint-save every time you took 5 steps, but in Crysis 2, you’ll easily lose 5 minutes of gameplay on a slip-up.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. YoungZer0

    @36: Agree on Setting, Atmosphere and AI. I really don’t understand what they did to the AI. Something went very wrong there. Especially if you consider how good the previous AI was.

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Erthazus

    @35, can you stop editing your comment, professor? :D

    #38 4 years ago
  39. YoungZer0

    @38: A little bit of editing wouldn’t hurt your comments.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Mike W


    Is this a good setup to run Crysis 1 & 2 at max settings? Help me this is my first PC that I’m building

    ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard – $170

    CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1333C7 G – $84.99

    Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 – $269

    MSI R5770 Hawk Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card – $144.99

    LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA DVD Burner – OEM – $19.99

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5″ Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive – $60

    Thermaltake V5 Black Edition Mid-Tower Gaming Chassis With Embedded Handle VL70001W2Z – $59

    NZXT HALE90-750-M 750W ATX 12V v2.2, EPS 12V v2.91 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply – $159

    $969 total.

    #40 4 years ago
  41. R3leaZ


    It’s a nice rig but it’s missing some essential hardware :p It’s atleast pwning my rig xD

    Aren’t you forgetting to add the costs for the OS?

    Good setting but the 5770 is starting to show a little dust :\.

    Oh and don’t forget a sound card (adds a pretty big difference to your overall gameplay, a good one against micro stutter and such since cpu doesn’t have to do anything for sound then.)

    Dude where is the air/water cooler?

    tip: I think it’s better to have 2 (or more) harddrives cuz you can sort your games from your “work” stuff. If you add the games to the secondary harddrive and your other software to your primary (OS). You almost won’t need to defrag your (games) harddrive at all. (except if you start deleting some of them)

    don’t forget to add all these costs to the total xD

    Second EDIT:

    Here are the recommended system requirements:

    Having one of the packages installed
    o 64-bit Operating System
    o Fast HDD or even SSD
    o Quad Core CPU
    o 8GB of RAM
    o DX9 compatible graphic card with 1GB Video Memory

    Having both packages installed and active:
    o 64-bit Operating System
    o Fast HDD or even SSD
    o Quad Core CPU
    o 8GB of RAM
    o DX11 compatible graphic card with 1.5GB Video Memory

    added link to dx11-faq:

    #41 4 years ago
  42. bpcgos

    @mike w
    Nice setup there, But probably you should spend more $ on graphic card (gt 460/6850 minimum) and less on mother board (except if you want to overclock your rig). I’m always be a budget pc gamer all this time, my motherboard always been under $100 (use BIOSTAR or Asrock, both have a nice support and bios feature for its price with asrock as a subsidiary of ASUS). I dont think there will be any significants differences between high priced and low priced motherboard (I’ve been using those mobo for several years and there’s no prob at all) and I’m always spend more on graphic card.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. Maximum Payne

    ^^ Also you don’t need 6 or 8 gigs of ram it is useless for gaming.
    Also you can save up a little bit on CPU you don’t need I7 for gaming maybe you should find sandy bridge models but if money is not problem then def you should buy much better graphic like 6950.If you have budget limit then you safe up from:cpu,ram and motherboard

    #43 4 years ago

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  • Star Wars Battlefront won’t have Battlelog support

    Star Wars Battlefront is not just Battlefield in a Hallowe’en costume, so don’t expect the same suite of features. Star Wars Battlefront is the subject of intense anticipation and curiosity, so it’s not surprising a bunch of rumours have turned up. One of these rumours suggests that Battlefront will have its own version of Battlelog, […]

  • Battlefield Hardline beats Bloodborne to top March NPD chart

    PS4 had a good month but it was EA’s multi-platform Battlefield Hardline that was the best-selling game. March 2015 NPD at a glance Total spend down 6% YoY. Hardware and software both down. Console hardware blamed for significant hardware dip. Accessories up. Battlefield Hardline tops software chart. PS4 outsells other consoles. Wii U, 3DS and […]

  • Destiny: House of Wolves gear upgrade paths will be revealed next week

    Destiny developer Bungie will reveal new equipment upgrade paths during a livestream next week. Destiny: House of Wolves will release on May 19, the developer announced last week, promising a full schedule of reveals over the next few weeks. It also gave a broad outline of some of the things it will be discussing in […]

  • Don’t forget: the Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow

    Just a quick heads up to remind you that The Elder Scrolls Online Welcome Back Weekend kicks off tomorrow, April 17 at 10am EDT. The free weekend is an incentive to bring back beta players which tried the game, but decided not to pursue a purchase. You can play the MMO until 10am EDT on […]

  • Tale of Tales announces May release for Kickstarter success Sunset

    Those attending Kill Screen’s Two5six Festival next month will be able to play Tale of Tales upcoming title Sunset before it’s released. Along with the news provided to us by BeefJack, Tale of Tales have also released new set of lovely screenshots which we have posted below. Sunset will be released on Linux, Mac and […]

  • Take 50% off select racing titles through the Codemasters online store

    Codemasters has launched an online store and is celebrating by giving you 50% off the titles listed. Here’s what’s on sale: F1 2013 Classic Edition F1 2014 – F1 RACE STARS BUNDLE F1 2013 GRID 2 GRID 2 Reloaded GRID Autosport DIRT 3 Complete Edition DIRT Showdown Toybox Turbos F1 RACE STARS Hit up the […]

  • Spy_Watch coming to Apple Watch from Surgeon Simulator devs

    Surgeon Simulator developers Bossa Studios have announced its working on an Apple Watch game called Spy_Watch. Spy_Watch, according to the developer, has players heading up a spy agency which isn’t faring too well. Players will need to train a spy and then send him out on various missions to “reclaim the agency’s former glory.” Real-time […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access next week

    Frozenbyte has announced Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power will launch on Steam Early Access next week. The early access title will run you $19.99/€19.99/£14.99 and you can purchase it come April 21. If the short video above isn’t enough to tempt you, a video showing nine minutes of gameplay was released last week.

  • Journey, Flower, flOw trilogy to be released this summer on PS4 in 1080p at 60fps

    A remastered version of the Journey Collector’s Edition is coming to PlayStation 4 from ThatGameCompany. According to Gamespot, the trilogy will contain PS3 titles flOw, Flower and Journey on one disc, and it will run in 1080p at 60fps. A standalone version of Journey will arrive close to the trilogy’s release on PS4 through the […]

  • Here’s a few screenshots of PS4-exclusive Alienation from Housemarque

    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal to be streamed live, new Instagram tease

    The Star Wars Battlefront gameplay reveal will be live-streamed during a panel hosted by EA as part of the Star Wars Celebration festivities this Friday. This is according to an announcement from Verizon and Disney courtesy of MP1ST. The main stream for the event kicks off at 10am PDT/1pm EDT on Thursday, April 16. It […]

  • GameStop to launch retro game and console trade-in experiment

    GameStop wants to get into the retro game and console business, providing it’s a worthwhile endeavor. To test the possibility, it will soon allow customers in Birmingham, Alabama and New York City to trade-in classic consoles and games in-store. Speaking with IGN, a spokesperson for the company said the initiative will kick off on April […]

  • Battlefield Hardline’s first patch addresses five priority issues requested by the community

    Battlefield Hardline’s first patch is in the works, and today, Visceral Games has added Punkbuster and Nvidia DirectX driver fixes to the list of issues to be addressed. Miscellaneous fixes for “the most frequent crashes” will be included in the patch, as well as the following “top five priority” issues voiced by the community. Punkbuster […]

  • GTA 5 user videos: Franklin’s exploits, a traffic jam tickle our funny bone

    Since GTA 5 was released on PC this week, the amount of videos being created with the new editing tools are releasing at a quick rate. Below, are three in particular I found amusing. The first one is from James McVinnie, originally posted on Reddit, showing what occurs after he happens upon vehicles in a […]

  • Invisible Inc. is coming to PS4 and has left Steam Early Access

    Invisible Inc., from Don’t Starve developers Klei Entertainment, has been announced for PlayStation 4 and the game has also a release date on PC. The game has now left Steam Early Access and will arrive on PC May 12. Per a post from studio founder Jamie Cheng on the PS Blog, the game will contain […]

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Ascendance DLC dated for PC and PlayStation

    The Ascendance DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare now has a release date for PC, PlayStation 3 and PS4. It contains four new maps, the OHM 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant, and the new Exo Grapple ability and playlist. The Infection episode of the exo Zombies saga […]

  • Killing Floor 2 PC specs and Digital Deluxe Edition contents announced by Tripwire

    A Digital Deluxe Edition for Killing Floor 2 along with PC specs for the title have been announced, along with the new of a Steam Early Access launch later this month. According to Tripwire Interactive, the Digital Deluxe Edition will run you $39.99/£26.99/€36.99 starting on April 21 on Steam. This edition contains the following additions […]

  • Content in Wolfenstein: The Old Blood tips its hat to Return to Castle Wolfenstein

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, the standalone prequel to last year’s Wolfenstein: The New Order, will contain a few nods to the franchise classic Return to Castle Wolfenstein, according to the developers. According to developer MachineGames, the setting works “well with the pulp B-movie thing we’re going for,” and created a prequel instead of DLC for […]

  • Bloodborne is the latest to receive the Honest Game Trailers treatment

    Smosh Games has released another entry in its Honest Game Trailers series, and this time, it’s poking Bloodborne. According to the trailer, the game is “more disturbing” than the scene in South Park: The Stick of Truth where you are “crushed by your own Dad’s balls.” It also has more “stupid top hats than a […]