Crysis 2 Decimation pack heads to XBL, PC

Sci-fi shooter gets second multiplayer map pack for Microsoft systems; $10 add-on includes five new maps, two fresh weapons; slated to arrive for PlayStation 3 on June 28.

Since Crytek's well-received Crysis 2 launched in March, it's shipped over 2 million units and welcomed its first batch of post-release add-on content in the form of the multiplayer Retaliation pack. Now, the crysis is continuing with new content available today.
Crysis 2 gets decimated with its latest add-on.

Publisher Electronic Arts this week announced the Decimation pack for Crysis 2. The $10 content is now available for the Xbox 360 and PC, and it is scheduled to arrive for the PlayStation 3 on June 28.

The pack includes five new multiplayer environments: 5th Avenue, Chasm, Plaza, Prism, and Apartments. In addition to the new killing spaces, the content includes two fresh weapons: the long-range-designed FY71 and the smoke grenade.

For more on the Decimation pack, check out its trailer, embedded below.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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deninio7
deninio7

There are: 2 new weapons! 5 new maps! 1 smoke grenade (jesus!) ....but no players in the multiplayer.......Oh.....And its only multiplayer maps.....see my point?????

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

Shame the multiplayer was so morbidly broken three months ago, oh well, the campaign was better than i expected for a rental.

Falmar
Falmar

Why Crytek? Why? They haven't fixed the PC version, multiplayer is almost dead, and the only way to buy map packs is in game store?? What is Crytek thinking?? They just spitted on the pc community

USMC575
USMC575

see activision! This is how its done! 5 maps plus 2 weapons = $10. Take notes!

jollybest1
jollybest1

@raptures330 indeed i am still amazed that games like freespace, generals, unreal tournament the first one , tw m2, hl , hl 2 , counter strike, morrowind, stalker, bf2,quake, nexus, freelancer, warcraft and many others , are still played...amazing what communities can do with games they made the lifetime of a game from 1 year or less to 5 or 10 years, which isn't bad that means some became big fans ./.......but greeeed , greeed , the need for money ...eh nvm

jollybest1
jollybest1

another game that had gone under because of it's superior predecessor .....it was a bugfest for pc users, the new crytec engine made 2 steps back and none forward......the superiority of that engine is gone dead....to bad because it was something different.....

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@raptures330 I absolutely agree on dev kits or level editors / map creators (whatever you want to call them as some offer different and less extensive tools such as Forge world in Halo) but I think that does tie into the obvious. If they release those things there own maps will suffer like you said and I agreed on that matter so didn't think it need be said or argued against. Like I said though I agree on all your points so there's little reason to try and convince me, I just felt the obvious detraction in sales of map packs from releasing dev kits would undercut the new sales strategy. I never said it was a good one and I do agree with you it sucks and think games should get free content as you are right, things haven't changed enough to warrant these extra price tags since the games prices have gone up recently anyway.

jasongm
jasongm

online is FUN... but its not so fun when you try to kill someone with 8 bullets & they kill you with 1 shot... people say its the terrible online lag bug that does this, wish they'd fix it then I'd get the dlc... you have no idea how bad i wanna play this game online... but wow the issues with it..

raptures330
raptures330

@Sigil-otaku You missed one of the biggest points I was making. They won't release dev kits because it would make their stuff less attractive. As for money being an issue: Modern games with some sort of mod/dev kit: DAO, Torchlight, Oblivion, Fallout, Crysis, Starcraft 2... UT3 is not that old that development for games has changed so much (3 1/2 years). TF2 is still getting new updates and stuff added 3+ years after. They just won't release them because it is not convenient. So once the mp community for Crysis 2 dies, that's the end of the road for new stuff for that game? Mods and Dev kits would keep games alive longer. The mod kit for Crysis 2 will be out eventually. Coincidentally after they release their full load of DLC though. As for difficulty being a barrier to do anything, it only keeps the people that aren't too serious or passionate about it out. Look at the amount of creative mods for SC2. Maps made for other games. There are lots of talented people out there that aren't concerned with spending hours during their weekends making stuff or how hard it is. Also DLC like this splits the already small community even further into the haves and have nots. That is making an acute problem even worse. *Wonder why ME never got mod kits...*

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@raptures330 I agree with you but your factoring in age as if that is relevant when if you look at the differences in budgets of modern games and probably profits too you'll see the olden days (with easy to design maps and less competition) were a good market to offer free games. Compare that to the current market of over stagnation where games can drop off in popularity in no time (such as Crysis 2 here which has an online popularity dip). I just don't feel the market is realistically okay to support free content except on very successful titles like COD (which will never do it anyway due to having Kotick in charge) or Halo. That was exactly my point though, it should be cheaper but in my opinion companies should profit from after support just not by much. I agree with you though that stuff used to be free and now it's charged as if it's premium content when it's often just a few maps that take little effort to make.

Phaselinear
Phaselinear

Looking forward to any DLC for this game. I bought this game as a lark because "Black Ops" sucked so bad I needed to find a temp replacement until BF3, Forza 4, ME3, and SKYRIM came out. I actually think this is a very cool game, and would recommend it to anyone interested in something different. Buy it used (like I do all my games), or rent it to give it a test drive.

raptures330
raptures330

@Sigil-otaku @DitchyJ "...This stuff can't be free either..." "The developers do not have to do this, and it is nobodies divine right to demand it..." You might be too young or never played on PC before but this content used to be free. A lot more of it too. Go look @ UT3. Look @ Valve TF2. Map packs, mods, and other extras used to also be made by the community. They just realized that if they release full mod kits people make stuff, which at time can be better than theirs, and their lame DLC packs would not sell as much. Mod kits and free content is a way to lengthen the lifetime of their products, create brand loyalty, and that usually means better sales next time around. What about the price XBL/PSN charges for the downloads? Make it THAT price. How much of those $10 do they keep? I do not know but I doubt it is more than $2. Bandwidth on the PC costs the company money? Torrents. Filefront. Rapidshare. etc etc etc. It could be free, and many times it should be free, but many times more it should just be a hell of a lot cheaper. TL ; DR This should be free. Release mod kits devs. Extra content for your games will be made free! Bundle them as a free download on PC and rock bottom prices on consoles.

fillup0
fillup0

This game had such a bad launch on PC, they seem to be NOTHING to repair the damage done to their fanbase.

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

@DitchyJ I agree on the fact that it's fair for companies to support games after release and make post release content as there's nothing wrong with making a popular title last longer for it's fans. This stuff can't be free either so it's fair to charge but I think I may disagree with you on the cost. Generally to make a whole game from scratch, years in production etc. with staff required for everything compared to the DLC where you get charged 1/8th of the cost for about 1/100th the effort. I think DLC should be cheaper and they reasonably it can't get too much cheaper but slightly cheaper (like say $7.50) would just make it worthwhile. I bought the first maps for Halo 3 and was disappointed, the maps for gears of war (okay with these) and the first map pack of Halo reach so I buy them now and again but overall my perception is they aren't worth it except for your absolute favourite games. I wouldn't buy map packs for any random game or even some I like, only the most played ones and that suggests to me they're not worth it too much. They're not bad though, the prices are pretty fair just could do with a little off the top or to start seeing more maps for the same price.

SaintForHire
SaintForHire

I don't like crysis 2 online very much (Modern Warfare clone), but I think the single player campaign is better than the first.

eriktkire
eriktkire

it was bad enough when the first DLC came out, but now a 2nd? There are still so many issues related to the multiplay side of the game that need to be fixed/patched... the 1st DLC smacked of bad marketing, this 2nd screams "we don't care!" Why bother with 2 multiplay DLCs when literally the vast majority of players (on PC anyway) still can't even get the MyCrysis login system to 'let' them access the multiplay component in the first place? It's a real shame because the multiplay is genuinely fun and challenging.. IF you can get that horrible MyCrysis login to work.

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@Lotus-Edge And I love how console fan boys don't realise how much better this game could of been if it hadn't been made with consoles in mind go compare this with crysis1 and see what happens when a game isn't restricted by console capabilities

Sirbobislost
Sirbobislost

@pszone Because I doubt the current consoles could handle it without a major rework I believe crytek mentioned something about not enough ram

gobbo00
gobbo00

Where is my DX11 patch?

DitchyJ
DitchyJ

Ive noticed for a while now, hardly anyone is ever happy about addons unless they are next to nothing in price or have at least 7 new maps. If a game is released with hardly any maps or weapons ect..then they charge for addons straight after the release, i can sort of understand how unfair it is. If however, a game is released...everyone is happy, and months down the line DLC is released to add a few maps (and weapons in this case) to expand the experience, then there is absolutly nothing wrong with it. The developers do not have to do this, and it is nobodies divine right to demand it (let alone complain about the price) as it is not requried and you do not have to buy. Any DLC over 15 pound would need more and I can agree, but 15 pound and less for non recycled maps etc and new content is perfectly fair, all you angry gamers need to stop throwing your teddies in the corner because other people like it/may buy them. I think most FPS DLC is fair. Hate me if you want, but it will only be due to stubborness not logic. Keep smiling :)

pszone
pszone

Soz Not buying map packs i got the game for my ps3 but i like online but keep what i got. EA why dont you realse Crysis 1 for the psn,xboxlive

gameking5000
gameking5000

Another fail FPS in terms of lasting multiplayer appeal appeal for EA?

Sigil-otaku
Sigil-otaku

I've not purchased it yet (the game itself, not the DLC), I want to but I'm waiting till they add the DX11 features they said was going in. The longer they make me wait the cheaper the game gets and I've got other games to play so I don't have to jump at all. Hurry up and add DX11 EA!!

73X
73X

*tumbleweed rolls by*

Damnation_6
Damnation_6

Well...10 bucks seems more reasonable then 15.... Tho I'm not happy with the number of maps the game shipped with.

wis3boi
wis3boi

I'd be highly surprised and disappointed if this addon sold

Lotus-Edge
Lotus-Edge

Another few maps. Awesome. I love how all the PC fanboys come here to troll, lol.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

/yawns and goes back to Counterstrike with its free maps galore.

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

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NoHotAshes
NoHotAshes

Yawn, I ain't buying this for PC unless maybe its like $10 for the actual console ported lame game, and especially not $10 for 5 maps that if we had a map editor the community would have already bettered for free a million times over already.

Ronnie_Rim
Ronnie_Rim

They dumbed it down for the consoles. More players play Crysis 1 than this ported bull feces.

max_1111
max_1111

Something tells me i'm glad i glossed over the release of this game, despite it's "well received" launch. @Rocker6 Amen to that.

lsw3638
lsw3638

There are still decent amount of ppl 24/7 in north american servers. DLC running servers might be rare but if you want to play mp you can have your good fun almost always.

IAMTHEVIPQUEEN
IAMTHEVIPQUEEN

there's barely anyone playing it online....too bad they didn't put much effort into it

GenericMagnetic
GenericMagnetic

Last i checked, the online community for this game was rapidly declining... :/

Printul_Noptii
Printul_Noptii

a smoke grenade ? lol that smoke better be displayed in DX11 :]

Rocker6
Rocker6

I have lost interest in Crysis 2 completely,even DX11 wouldnt do much,game is simply inferior to its predecessors,and that is sad.If I want a good FPS,I play Far Cry 1 or Crysis and Crysis Warhead,not this consolised piece of sh!t.

demonic_85
demonic_85

And still no DX11 support for PC. tsk, tsk.