Summary: Crysis 2 is the best looking Xbox 360 game yet. Maybe even best looking console game overall, but I don't want to open that can of PS3 fan baiting worms. It looks absolutely stunning, though, no two ways about it. How does it play? Pretty good. Yeah, only pretty good. A.I.
Excerpt: Back in 2007, Crysis felt like a game from the future. Running on a top-spec rig, no other game could compete. Hell, very few PCs could even run it at anything above medium settings, and even today the game is still being modded and tweaked to look more impressive.
Conclusion: Crysis has been a graphical benchmark to which PC games have been striving to reach for four years. Now it is on consoles and it is an undeniably good time no matter what platform it is on because despite having lauded graphics, that is not what makes the game great. The gameplay is fantastic too.
Excerpt: My boss comes to me and says, hey check out Crysis for Xbox 360. Well did we not do a write up on the spectacular and at the time PC only game back in 2008 or so? Yes, in fact we did. So it was with a little trepidation that I went into play and review mode.
Summary: Originally in November of 2007, Crytek’s Crysis was a beast of the highest order. It was arguably designed to be beyond the capabilities of every PC in the world when it came out, which led to the question “Can it run Crysis?
Conclusion: As a budget title available for download over Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, Crysis simply soars. It’s worth noting that the multiplayer component has been removed, but then you can’t have everything.
Excerpt: To play this acclaimed first-person shooter back in 2007, you had to drop thousands of dollars on a fully loaded PC. Now you need just 20 bucks and an Xbox 360 (where it’s available on Games on Demand).
Pros: + Super-powered armor and stealth; attractive sprawling jungles that allow effective use of both., + Relatively smart enemies who don't mysteriously forget you just ventilated their pals.
Cons: ? Why is blood turned off in the options by default?
Excerpt: When Crysis 2 came out on the console, I admit that I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t rush to pick it up. IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢m the kind of person that hates jumping into a series in the middle and felt that IÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d be missing something if I didnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t know the...
Pros: + Stunningly remastered visuals, + Linear without being restrictive, + Attention to detail is everything
Cons: Occasional visual glitches, Vehicle controls are too loose