Good but not Great Like the Original Crysis or Crysis Warhead.

User Rating: 8 | Crysis 2 PC

Crysis 2 is the sequel to the original Crysis that was launched in 2007. Unfortunately, Crysis 2 doesn't live up to the ground breaking game that was the original or even Crysis Warhead. What you get with Crysis 2 is a console port of Crysis 2 to the PC, not the other way around. This was evident when Crytek had to release a HD Texture pack to update the textures after it was released. Gameplay wise this game is more linear and set in an urban environment. Things can get monotonous when you are asked to go to point A and then later told to go to Point B for a particular mission. While the game get's better as time progress and it has interesting elements but long gone is the wide open game play that was in the original Crysis and to a certain extent Crysis Warhead. There is nothing that sets this game above other shooters in the market other than it's action value.

Graphically, this game doesn't raise the bar like the original Crysis did. While the graphics are great but you don't get that jaw dropping graphics feel when you first play the game like you did with the Original Crysis. The game does get better graphically as you go deep into the game and the some of the lighting effects are really great which alleviates some of the graphics criticism that this game received. What is more disappointing is that Crytek later on added things like HD Texture pack to improve the textures on the PC instead of having that on the PC version from the get go. If I were to guess this was a direct result of the game being ported from the console which it shouldn't have been. The game should have been ported from the PC to the consoles. Either that Crytek were just negligent.

Overall, Crysis 2 is a descent action game with great graphics. But nowhere near the ground breaking open world game play and graphics that was the original Crysis. That left a lot of us PC Gamers somewhat disappointed with Crytek because after all Crytek started off on the PC going back to the original Far Cry.