First Crysis 2 Screens

Crytek goes from the jungle to the streets of New York in these first images of Crysis 2.

There aren't a whole lot of games out there that will generate much excitement over a pair of screenshots, but Crysis 2 is certainly one of the select few. The original Crysis (released in 2007) earned a reputation for stellar visuals that very few PCs could actually run at the highest settings, and it still seems like you need to time travel into the future to obtain a machine capable of running it at its prettiest. The sequel moves the action from the jungle to the streets of New York City, and to showcase the new urban setting, EA recently sent over the first pair of screens from the game. Have a look below and feel free to click this link to view the screens at full size:

Just slightly messier than normal traffic in midtown.

The new Nano suit up close.

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238 comments
BalkanBoyo
BalkanBoyo

just wondering are they going to fully support dx11, I mean "Tessellation" option? than, it would worth buying some hd 5870.

Avals
Avals

What is it now? DPRK invaded US? What a joke..

m3rsad
m3rsad

this is good joke!

h2k47
h2k47

it is so sweet when they make a Crysis 2 for PC...gotta love zi germans :) ..

Slayerduckie
Slayerduckie

i'm gonna miss the jungles.also, can we get the min/rec specs anytime soon?

pcex
pcex

fack....well there goes my GPU GTS 260....guess i'l need GTX 330 to run this game with out lag. still i can't wait to play this game on my GTS 260 so i can burn it! hehe dang u crytek u make me happy and sad :I

aboveandbeyond
aboveandbeyond

looks bloody sic, except for one thing, broken full size links! "awwwwwww" yeh i know bl eh, long live the awesomeness of crysis!!1

kahlo13
kahlo13

This game will not let your new 5970 stretch its wings its nerfed for consoles to give users a 'uniform gameing experience'.

kokkozz
kokkozz

come on crytek!, make a graphic option called "Burn Your GPU!", you deserve to be the best fps game with unmatched graphics

doktron
doktron

did u take these picts out of PC gamer mag?

NeilCardiff
NeilCardiff

GPU's across the land start shaking in fear. Not again, please not again.

chriswick
chriswick

i don't really think this game is gonna be hard on your computer, if consoles can handle it no problem for PC. I wont need no upgrade. Game looks good so far..

Ytopiq
Ytopiq

If Crytek pay a little more attention on the story, it will be great. And about the graphics - get ready for upgrade guys ! :D

FurqanHBK
FurqanHBK

World,s best graphical shooter is here and it,s gonna rock even more then the first Crysis

dforeigner
dforeigner

LorDofGod: German? Isn't crytek turkish? Anyways I'm not convinced by these images, it could and most probably is hoaxed.

kilirm
kilirm

Gameplay of crysis one wasn't in anyways mediocre, the problem is no one could run it smooth enough at ultra high to see how fluid the shooting was. The AI is a friggin joke though.

kilirm
kilirm

This one will be greatly inferior graphic wise as they are dumbing down the engine to run on a console... Those screeshots are pure hoax, as we seen in the first hype videos of crysis 1.

4G4
4G4

I haven't even seen the tester been released. But the Images say alot, and I'm quite impressed. Can't wait for it to be released.

4G4
4G4

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LorDofGod
LorDofGod

yeah another great germany game!!

MindwalkerX
MindwalkerX

"Yeah here comes the worlds best graphiccard tester, gameplay is just mediocre" (2)

erish30
erish30

Yeah here comes the worlds best graphiccard tester, gameplay is just mediocre

fires99
fires99

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DrAmazinDood
DrAmazinDood

it'll probably need something like a fuel-powered computer, but no doubt it'll be worth it

Doomsong83
Doomsong83

@digitrunner Surely you jest right?

hani83
hani83

hmmmmmmmmmmm, that's game was the legend, and i'm sure it will be another legend in Crysis 2 :)

j_dean
j_dean

@ashleyobrien - you're absolutely right... Except for the part where you're completely missing the point! Yes, the engine will run, bug-free, on current systems BUT with the graphical properties throttled back - people are looking to the future for hardware that can run the game at useable framerates with all the graphical enhancements ON... Oh, and game devs often get hardware ahead of commercial release for QA purposes, so designing a game that "will only run on next-gen hardware" is actually possible, albeit unlikely...

domz_dream
domz_dream

Geez. Crysis 2! One of the best games I have EVER played. And still replay it over and over til this day. Pretty much every time I upgrade my graphics card. Also, Dead Space. Another of my all time faves.

DjZol
DjZol

Nvidia GF100 will answer all our problems, supposedly to b released this year march?

valent1n
valent1n

another Crysis: yuhuuuuuu; all the other FPS watch out at the graphics level, it will be over your head !

ashleyobrien
ashleyobrien

unbelievable...for gods sakes you lot, core duo/quad is gonna be perfectly ok for crysis2....the real stumbling block is that thing that throws those pixels around-crysis2 is basically a done deal..what I mean is the code is already WRITTEN,got it? which means it is optimised for CURRENT hardware..why?well because all the Q.A staff will be USING current hardware....all this bollocks about withholding release untill next gen hardware is released is just wrong...how long do you honestly think they spend on Q.A assurance? 6 monthsto a year minimum,ironing out bugs, slight metc etc, things just dont move that fast in the corporate world...not when theres such a huge investment at stake-they cross the t's and dot the i's, then they do it again and again,next ten poster's guess what the Crytek GmbH projected sales are...I'd like to know/gauge just how naieve some of you are...

thomasakatom
thomasakatom

I can play Crysis on max graphics, highest resolution with no lag or delay at all, so I can probably handle this one as well

Energycell_81
Energycell_81

It will be a very demanding game and they are delaying the release because of that. IMHO there is no system yet to run this game at full details. I've seen I3-I5-I7 CPUs at work and I'm not so pleased with them and I really think that only Sandy Bridge will be optimal CPU for this game. As for graphic card I bet on nVidia FERMI based GPUs but not GTX 4xx series, I'm pretty sure that at the begining of 2011 a new "upgrade" of fermi will be release and will handle this game just fine.

rodman1
rodman1

People, people, Crysis 2 will not be very hard on your PC at all. Why you ask becouse it's also being developed for consoles. This means it will be nothing ground breaking in terms of graphics. Though at the speed Crytek works at, it could be developed with next gen console(of wich will use DX11) in mind and in that case yes our pcs may need an upgrade. Not to say it will be a bad game, just nothing a high end pc could not handle at max settings. If you look at current games out for the pc, about 95% are also on a console and my pc runs them all no problem. This was not the case 5 years ago when pc games looked 10 times better than the console and made pc gaming something special.

ashleyobrien
ashleyobrien

to "the jammin"...ok here's the deal, I dont eat cornflakes for breakfast,and secondly,yeah they might taste better if ya weed on them,but I digress. look, when I said I upgraded etc etc, I did it for crysis, and warhead, and I play those at 1920x1200 smooth as, if my watercooled E8400 dont cut it, I can always go Q9650. around that level the cpu isnt going to be bottleneck-no matter what anyone says. and I think crysis 2 will be sli capable,if not patches will deal with that, sure, I wont have Dx11 etc etc, but I still think it will be "good enuf"..point is. I got those extra 2 GTX280's for peanuts, so why not? some screens the diff between dx9 and dx10 (crysis) was miniscule...so what is dx11 really gonna look like, we dont really know yet, do we? I'm quietly confident that crytek learnt their lesson with crysis (hey warhead plays MUCH better) and my core components will be ok, there's alot of those team-green cards out there dude...I have 40(yes thats right,40) 5mg methadone tablets for brekky, the little white ones.

jrtan
jrtan

Yeah, to be honest this new Nanosuit only has very few minor upgrades compared to the previous. Nothing wrong, just hoping for a better and cooler look.

yzeng
yzeng

when intel i9 and GTX500 comes out will i buy this game

Lorre_1978
Lorre_1978

Looking good. A video would be nice :) Looks like I'll need another new CPU and Video card combo...

severe_009
severe_009

@ Tahir_Ahmad and to those who thumb me down I dunno what you are saying? I'm not mentioning about any benchmark or something? And i do love Crysis because it set high standards in terms of graphics. I'm just saying that the pictures above are not gameplay shots, their edited, look closely please... And i have a very slow computer sorry, i have GTX280 and an i7 processor, so i guess i need more upgrade in my computer sorry!?

digitrunner
digitrunner

@ Zombie-Fairy Thats what I like about a hard to get xbox 360 game, Earth Defence Force 2017, you can blow up all the skyscrapers even the ones on the horizon with the rocket launcher weapon. :P

bruceduvelow618
bruceduvelow618

Can't wait till Crysis 2. I have a 2 gig Video card from with Nvidia software. 8 gigs of memory & Dx11. I used to have problems running on my old 512mb card. Now it runs flawlessly. I bought this super card from Tiger Direct for $100. It's a sparkle Geforce 9600. Although there are far more superior cards out there, it gets the job done. I still believe there is much life left for this franchise. Can't wait to see what's in store in the future game.

prince__vlad
prince__vlad

Crysis into the...city ??? Have you lost your MINDS??? Who the hell wants that ? It smells like a PREDATOR I and the its S H I T -town sequel. What is to be seen into a s_tupid town ? CRYTEK !!! WAKE UP ! Talk some sense into yourselves!!! Real CRYSIS fans , (I'm not talking about those monkeys who are drulling on this post) don't wanna see a CRYSIS game moved into a city.

digitrunner
digitrunner

I swear the first Crysis was meant to run on a console thats why no pc's could run it full tilt, no gaming franchise would produce a product that the end user couldnt take advantage of.

tai0001
tai0001

New York needs to have a rest from all of it's superheros and supernatural monsters and special force units. The First two games were good. Lets hope this puppy is a mind blower and exceeds expectations. Hopefully this Crysis 2 will get a few more of those anti-crysis type on the ban wagon. I CAN"T WAIT FOR IT'S RELEASE!

TheJamin
TheJamin

@Tahir_Ahmad I am with you 100%. i loved both of them, and the editor gives the games a new lease of life!

TheJamin
TheJamin

@ashleyobrien ok, so, you paired a dual core cpu with 3 graphics cards - even with the e8400 that's a problem. I wouldn't do that with my 4ghz q9550! - Mistake number one you bought three graphics cards - over up to date hardware such as i5/i7 - mistake number 2 and your graphics cards don't support shader model 5 and dx11, everything crysis 2 supports! - mistake number 3. so if you have upgraded just for crysis 2.... mistake. Sorry to piss on your cornflakes mate.