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Crysis 2 is the sequel to one of the greatest pc first-person shooters yet creatcrysis 2 is the sequel to one of the greatest pc first-person shooters yet created. Manufacturer : Electronic Arts Inc. UPC : 886389087098
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Crysis 2 is the sequel to one of the greatest PC first-person shooters yet created. Featuring futuristic war, gorgeous destruction and the chance to kick alien butt on the grandest stage of all, New York City, Crysis 2 is destined at the least to equal its predecessor, if not surpass it. Additional features include: challenging AI enemies in the single player campaign, 12-player support online, new and improved upgradable Nanosuit 2 technology and more.
The world has been ravaged by a series of climatic disasters and society is on the verge of total breakdown. Now the aliens have returned, with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind, starting by trying to rip the heart out of Earth's most iconic city.
In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city's myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed. The city's systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you've never seen it before. Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen.
Yet one man will inherit that means to survive. One supersoldier, wielding the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.
Key Game Features
- New York New York - Crysis set the visual benchmark for PC games that still stands today. Crysis 2 redefines the benchmark on console and PC platforms, shifting their attention to the rich urban jungle of New York City.
- Amazing Aliens and AI - Challenging best-in-class AI with unique group coordination and group behavior systems which give realistic responses to your actions.
- Nanosuit 2 - Adapt your combat tactics by customizing your Nanosuit and weapons in real time with revised modes, unlocking a variety of supersoldier abilities.
- Multiplayer* - World-renowned multiplayer shooter studio Crytek UK reinvents multiplayer with the dynamic intensity of Nanosuit 2. By using Nanosuit technology the player has nearly unlimited ways to approach the dynamic combat environment. 1-12 players are supported online.
CRYSIS 2 - Maximum Edition includes:
Crysis 2 game PLUS...
- Retaliation Map pack (4 new maps)
- Decimation map pack (5 new maps + new weapons)
- Limited Edition unlocks
CRYSIS 2 RETALIATION MAP PACK
Gamers can strap into their Nanosuits and return to the streets of New York in Crysis 2 with the Retaliation map pack. Retaliation features four maps that introduce new iconic locations to the fun, addictive and fast-paced multiplayer campaign that helped make Crysis 2 a critical and commercial success. New maps in Retaliation include “Park Avenue”, “Transit”, “Shipyard” and “Compound”.
CRYSIS 2 DECIMATION MAP PACK
The Crysis 2 Decimation Pack brings all new maps and weapons to the Crysis 2 universe. Battle in all-new locations and once again prove yourself the master of the Nanosuit. Included in this pack you will find:
- 5th Avenue
- FY71 Assault Rifle- First off there is the FY71 Assault Rifle, perfect for tearing through a line of enemies or battling over long distance
- Smoke Grenade- Secondly we're pleased to introduce the Smoke Grenade. Now you can grab a little extra protection when stranded out in the open with low power on your Nanosuit. It's also an excellent tool for sneaking past enemy defenses, or covering your retreat in an emergency situation!
LIMITED EDITION CONTENT
- Bonus XP - Access to preset classes plus a custom class
- Scar weapon Skin - Scar assault rifle digital camouflage
- Weapon Attachment - Day 1 access to scar hologram decoy
- Unique Platinum Dog Tag - Display your multiplayer rank and stats
Improved nanosuit technology.
New York based action.
New terrifying aliens.
Online multiplayer support.
* Requires an Internet connection.
Please note: Online multiplayer support for this game is provided by GameSpy and they are deactivating these services. This change will not affect the single-player campaign or any additional Origin features. For more details, please read EA’s online service updates page (http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates).
Top Customer Reviews
Sadly everyone stole it. Like EVERYONE. Conservative estimates put Crysis at easily the most pirated PC game in history.
Understandably burned by this, Crytek developed their next game for console. This has had good and bad effects, because while Crytek managed to squeeze obscenely good performance out of a console game, and while the PC release does have a lot more bells and whistles, no console on the market can contain the raw power of the cryengine, and sacrifices were made.
First, the game doesn't look quite as shockingly real as Crysis did. It still looks leaps and bounds better than many other games on the market, but the water and glass are reflection mapped instead of reflective*, not every surface is as casually parallax mapped (the use of a graphical map to add geometric depth to surfaces) as the ground was in Crysis, and some clouds, buildings, and objects of interest in the distance are textural props instead of real geometry.
Second, the game world is a little more confined. This is not as bad as people have made it out to be. Play Crysis again, and you will see it is full of barriers- a cliff here, an impassible gorge there- In Crysis 2, set as it is in New York, these barriers are simply buildings and walls, and therefore more obvious. There is still plenty of room to sneak, avoid, and snipe to your heart's content. But drivable road is more rare, and in general environments feel a little more compact- as you would expect in a city instead of a jungle.
The good news? None of this matters. Even toned down, Crysis 2 is one of the loveliest games of recent memory and it does a LOT. You want thick atmospheric effects? You got it. Earthquakes that shake the loose objects of a whole map? It's here. God rays and water caustics and particle effects all over the place? Yup. And you can still see your own body, something FPS games struggle with to this day. And while the environments are restricted by location and technology, the New York of Crysis 2 is very convincingly a city, albeit one full of blockades, debris, fires, and alien warfare. Gone are Crysis' samey jungles- each level now feels convincingly different, and those levels are still quite large, with a terrific sense of scale.
The gameplay is back too. Player control is responsive and natural with a good sense of weight and motion. PC controls are spot on and do not suffer from being also-rans to an XBox pad. Enemies are smarter than they were in Crysis, engaging in elaborate searches and flanks, and their behavior is so realistic they can even be fooled convincingly. The aliens of the first game are back, but instead of boring robots we get living commandos with their own tactics and weaknesses to learn. And while it's no Oscar winner, the story in Crysis 2 feels a bit more taut and well expressed, as affable Boffin Dr. Gould flogs you around the city to fight enemies, do science, and clear his browser cache before the evil Cell PMC troops can find his porn.
So Crysis 2 is a pretty awesome game. It's not the face-melting tech demo that the first title was, but it IS a beautiful action adventure with good challenge, exciting action, and a killer musical score**.
-Has awesome atmosphere
-Actually runs on most PCs now
-Only select vehicles can now be driven and there is less opportunity to do so
-Doesn't really look appreciably better than Crysis does (then again neither does anything else short of a pixar movie)
-The player character has a bad habit of just watching stuff during cutscenes when, given the choice, a little precision sniping would probably be better (for instance early in the game you eyeball the main villain from like 40 feet away and do nothing while he leaves in a leisurely fashion)
-This version of Crysis comes with high-def textures that far outstrip what shipped with the base game or console editions
-Nanosuit modes are automatic now. Run and you use power, power jump and it happens automatically. Only armor, the visor, and stealth are manual. Plus you can now use strength mode to steady your gun while aiming!
* There is a tool you can DL from Crytek to enable "real" reflections, or you can tweak INIs yourself
** With a theme by Hans Zimmer, no less!
The second time I downloaded it, the game installed but wouldn't accept my authorization code without downloading Origin, EA's Downloadable Rights Management program which has a handful of other "features". I didn't want to download Origin, I've heard many bad things about it, so I tried to use the activation code on Steam. The code wouldn't work, even though Steam now sells this exact version of Crysis 2. Figures.
Once I installed Origin (and I had a few problems there, too) I entered the product code from Amazon, and guess what? I had to download the game AGAIN, this time through Origin.
At this point, I've spent ~20 hours downloading and re-downloading the game three times. Origin installs the game (not where I want it installed, of course) and I can finally play the game. But not without an internet connection. The game requires me to run and log into Origin and also log into the in-game thing, even if all I want to do is play the (offline) singleplayer.
I should have spent the $5 extra and bought the game on Steam.
Amazon, please rewrite your download manager so it can re-download and replace corrupted segments of game data. EA... get rid of Origin. You aren't stopping folks who pirate your games, and you're making things a hassle for your paying, PAYING, customers. I hope developers stop making contracts with EA.
Oh, and the game itself? Exactly what I expected because I've played the game before. Fun, but it doesn't really belong in the Crysis franchise. What you can't do is a disappointment compared to the prior games, and what you can do isn't really good enough. Ultimately Crysis 2 is yet another forgettable CoD-ish first person shooter. Singleplayer and multiplayer is unlikely to entertain for long. I mostly bought the game for the various mods that are starting to come from the community.
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