Whether played in 3D or standard 2D, Crysis 2 drops players into a devastated New York in the midst of an attack by a frightening alien species. The alien enemies are armed with deadly weaponry and exceptional sensory abilities that test players’ skill and push them to the limit. These terrifying invaders stalk the streets of New York, leaving the streets in chaos and the skyline in flaming ruin. Surrounded by catastrophic destruction, players harness the superhuman abilities of the Nanosuit to level the playing field, becoming the ultimate weapon on a mission to save New York.
I’ll confess. I didn’t play the original Crysis. Blame Crytek for building an engine that still struggles to run on high settings of contemporary PCs, much less consoles. While there needs to be standard bearers for graphics processing power, for good or bad, the original Crysis still sets the standard on PC gaming in the visual arena. Unfortunately, it makes for an exclusive group of gamers. Evidently, Crytek learned their lesson for Crysis 2. The game looks utterly stunning and is arguably one of the best-looking shooters on consoles. I’m still undecided whether Crysis 2 looks better than the original game, but the fact that there is a discussion about which looks better speaks volumes on what Crytek was able to accomplish with their engine. I... Read Review