New Crysis 2 trailer full of eye candy

Graphics. It’s such a dated word that seems out of place when talking about anything that’s been published after the 1990s, but when the original Crysis released in 2007, the game looked so gorgeous that it had us talking about a game’s graphics again for the first time in a while. But all that eye candy came with a hefty price: a top-of-the-line gaming PC. Since then, developer Crytek has been talking up their new engine and how Crysis 2 won’t sacrifice the series’ high standard for visuals now that it’s being made for the 360 and PS3, in addition to the PC without killing you with ultra hungry system requirements. So how’s it looking? Check out the latest trailer, titled The Wall and our most recent preview.


Above: Today’s Crysis 2 trailer feels like a mix between Fallout 3 and 28 Days Later

Apr 9, 2010


  • k1ll8saurav - July 14, 2010 12:28 a.m.

    @crumbdunky I don't know what you're talking about. I might be a little late concerning your comment (like 3 months late!), but I still feel it needs to be responded to. What you "believe" about that because the game doesn't have as stressing PC requirements, it will not be as good. The point of lowering the requirements is so the game has more people playing it. So, yes, technically this game has some purpose with sales, but mostly is making a good (graphically speaking) game. The lower requirements allow it to be available on consoles, but that doesn't rule out a better looking PC version. Bad Company 2 definitely looked better on PC. The lowest requirements mean more PCs can play it, but it still will have the higher requirements so you can have that "realistic looking" game. Just because you have a higher-end PC doesn't mean everyone else does. And you have some pretty odd arguments? You clearly stated, and don't get me wrong, that unless they get one version to be better than the other, then it's not going to be as good as an exclusive? Well, if they choose PS3 over Xbox 360, then Microsoft can sue Crytek for deliberately attempting to downgrade their console. It's almost the same as slander, except conceptually. It's understandable to make the PC version better than their respective console editions, but choosing one console over the other explicitly states that they want that console to succeed over the other. In order to avoid all legal obligations, they make everything EQUAL. So, shut your pie hole (I would say something else, but there's probably a profanity filter) and stop posting. If you don't want to buy the game, you don't need to broadcast it to the whole world.
  • spideralex90 - April 12, 2010 3:53 a.m.

    For those of you who played Crysis 1 at max settings or even close to max, can you please shut up. I'm happy for you since you could afford amazing pc's, I really wish i could have played Crysis 1, but like many other people I could not, because my pc staggered on performance on the lowest settings. However, my Xbox gives me fantastic games. So i'm incredibly happy to see Crysis 2 coming to consoles.
  • Revanjd - April 11, 2010 7:10 p.m.

    Looks cool! But I still wish the first Crysis would've made it to consoles.
  • Bassist94 - April 11, 2010 1:59 p.m.

    the first one was good, I just found that it ended too abruptly. recaptcha: democratic frog
  • Gameguy94 - April 10, 2010 11:16 p.m.

    Those aliens look really cool. Just sayin'. It would be nice if the released a Crysis colllection onconsoles, meaning Crysis and Crysis:Warhead on one disc(Probably 2 disc set for 360).
  • Cleanser247 - April 10, 2010 9:46 p.m.

    Pretty awesome trailer, and I hope more come out soon.
  • ventanger - April 10, 2010 4:29 p.m.

    I've never seen a first person shooter so in love with its player character model. Not even Duke Nukem had his character needlessly plastered in every screenshot and trailer. IT'S IN FIRST PERSON, you WON'T SEE IT. recaptcha: particularly wackos! sounds like EA alright.
  • IHazCheezburger - April 10, 2010 4:07 p.m.

    It's a strange world when a sequel's graphics look worse than the original's... although the setting of this game does look pretty cool.
  • xSTARMANx - April 10, 2010 3:34 p.m.

    wait isnt this game a fps? why is that bottom screenshot in third person? am i stupid?
  • crumbdunky - April 10, 2010 11:32 a.m.

    I'm a bit concerned about Crysis2 myself. They say a lot of things that I can't quite totally buy right now:the "it's not about sales!" BS yesterday, the whole "PC version won't be held back/gimped because of console versions" and then they also claim it will be better looking than any exclusive on either console too. As the sales stuff is clearly BS I'm tempted todoubt the rest of what they keep on saying. Not that I doubt their talent(I don't) but if they weren't going after sales why aren't they doing the same as the first game:pushing the PC hardware and making the game they REALLY have in their heads? Clearly the choice of going multiplat is all about sales and profit and saying it isn't just made them seem untrustworthy whereas previously I only thought they might be being a little over optimistic about their goals for Crysis2 on consoles. As it stands I don't know if the PC version can stay untouched by the console development(they already went the easier route of a city AND cut back on the nano suit power choices for a start)and dunno quite how they can get round making the 360 and PS3 games achieve parity while still making their game look better than Uncharted2 or KZ2 on PS3 and better than Gears on the 360. No other multi plat has come close(in game at least)to the better Sony exclusives this generation and I put the blame squarely at the door of third parties need to make the games the same across all platforms. I'm looking forward to seeing if Crytek keep the games "identical" or allow one to outshine the other AND still outdo every other game, graphically, on both consoles. I still feel a big disparity between the 360 and PS3 versions in either direction will kill sales on the weaker ported platform-that won't suit Crytek, will it? With the strengths and weaknesses of the 360 and PS3 tending to be ,mutually exclusive, imo, games on both systems tend to be governed a lot more by their shared weaknesses rather than unrelated strengths they have-the accommodation of the two sets of weaknesses and neither's set of strengths always leaves the multiplat looking for parity at a disadvantage. Unless they're allowing one console to lag behind the other I can't see a way of beating the existing gfx leaders on the respective platforms-even for Crytek and their talents. We shall see. Also, it's their first big effort at it all and I think it's a big ask and when the biggest bit of console exp they have is FRD(who haven't been glorious this gen-Haze STILL stinks)I think this might be a hard promise set to keep.
  • Stebsy - April 10, 2010 11:25 a.m.

    hopefully it wont be shit
  • Felixthecat - April 10, 2010 9:28 a.m.

    I only became interested in this game yesterday, and it look's absolutely wonderful.
  • WillisTron - April 10, 2010 9:19 a.m.

    That trailer was pretty badass
  • FVHound - April 10, 2010 5:29 a.m.

    There's nothing wrong with having Crysis 2 in the City. However what this does mean, is that EVERY building should be enterable, EVERY room, and EVERY door should either be able to be opened, or broken down. If as much as 40 percent of the game is unavailable to access, then it ruins the idea of Crysis
  • smallberry - April 10, 2010 4:32 a.m.

    Yeesh. So Gears Of War got it right once and that's it. Marketing/Corp Comm people please find a new ad gimmick.
  • c1nd3rcell - April 10, 2010 3:48 a.m.

    Even though the trailer almost brought tears to my eyes, the game looks great and I cannot wait to get it.
  • OmNomRomRearghNergh - April 10, 2010 3 a.m.

    Cannot wait for a gameplay trailer, but it looks superb.
  • Brutalicus - April 10, 2010 2:17 a.m.

    This is a pretty epic trailer. Glad it's coming out for consoles, as my answer to "will it run Crysis (2)?" is a resounding "lol"

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