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Report – Crysis 2 tops 2011 piracy chart at 4m downloads

Monday, 2nd January 2012 23:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Here’s an award Crytek and EA are probably less than happy about.

In its annual report, TorrentFreak noted users downloaded a pirated version of Crysis 2 over 4 million times during 2011.

An out of date, incomplete build of Crysis 2 hit torrent sites a good month before its release in March 2011, but the site reports pirating of Crytek’s sequel significantly increased once the retail version became available.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 took second place with 3,650,000 downloads, with Battlefield 3 in third at 3,510,000.

Other interesting snippets from the report include Gears of War 3 as the top pirated Xbox 360 title – another leak victim – with 890,000 downloads, and the huge discrepancy between platforms; the PlayStation 3 didn’t make it onto any of the top ten lists, despite its root key leak early in the year.

Thanks, gamesradar.

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  1. AHA-Lambda

    surprised mw3 wasn’t top =/

    angry PC gamers that didn’t want to support crytek for the perceived dumbing down of the series but nevertheless wanted to play it then?

    I must admit personally I bought it as I got a good deal on it but I wish I had just rented it, such a forgettable game. This, LA Noire and Battlefield 3 definitely burned me this year in terms of purchases :(

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Talkar

    @1
    It isn’t as bad as most people said, but it wasn’t great either x)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. G1GAHURTZ

    So EA finally managed to beat CoD then!

    LOL!

    #3 2 years ago
  4. LOLshock94

    im guessing alot of people downloaded the leaked one to see if there pc can handle it, i know i did.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. K-V-C

    on my psn account around 40 or more of my friends on it had crysis 2 and i spoke to every one of them to see if they liked it all of them said the multiplayer was really bad but single player was good lol

    #5 2 years ago
  6. xino

    Crysis 2 most pirated?
    on what platform?
    xbox 360 or pc?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Da Man

    It’s all that soviet-latvian patient and his butthurted no speaky english friends.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DSB

    See? All that obnoxious bragging paid off!

    Number one, yiiir!

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Texamon

    I think the main reason why this happened is simply due to the fact that a lot of people see Crysis as the “game” that will test your system, like benchmarking software. And to see if the leak was real to check out spoilers hehe

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Talkar

    On the NZB front it is a different picture. I’ve only just checked a few sites to get a general sense of what is what, but the top 10 list for most downloaded PC games there seems to be:

    1: The Elder Scrolls V Skyrim
    2: Dead Island
    3: Portal 2
    4: The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
    5: Rage
    6: Battlefield 3
    7: Deus Ex Human Revolution
    8: Crysis 2
    9: Dirt 3
    10:Homefront

    #10 2 years ago