Xbox 360

Crysis 2

24 critics

Score Distribution

9.00 to 10.0
8.00 to 8.99
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0 to 3.99
Matthew KeastJun 24, 2012
Crysis 2 is an astounding technical achievement. It’s one of the best-looking games ever, and it knows how to bring the spectacle. Its single-player provides a playground for the joyous nanosuit powers, although some buggy AI and generic aliens keep the campaign from soaring as high as it could have. The multiplayer, meanwhile, is a fantastic buffet of playstyles that rewards the creative player.
Jeff GerstmannMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 is dragged down a bit by a lot of relatively minor issues, but the suit really saves it, making the action a lot more entertaining than it would be otherwise. I only felt the need to spend time picking apart the graphics in this review because of what the first Crysis represents--I figure that it's pretty likely that you'll want to know how this game stacks up to the open-world and high-tech legacy of its predecessor.
Randy NelsonMar 22, 2011
While the single-player campaign is something I can see myself returning to a couple more times in a quest for Achievements/Trophies, the multiplayer side of Crysis 2 has me utterly hooked. I came for the pretty graphics, was happy with the solid shooter underneath them and am pretty much beside myself with how unexpectedly good the online play is.
Arthur GiesMar 22, 2011
It plays well, encourages creative problem-solving, and confidently delivers a series of escalating and changing encounters and scenarios that will push you to think in a way few shooters have in an era of increasingly funneled experiences. While Crysis 2 loses its footing during a few odd moments, Crytek more than delivers on the promise of their previous games.
Martin GastonMar 22, 2011
Crytek's fourth game is their most confident to date, carefully balancing silliness, seriousness, and spectacle, and despite looking like a laundry list of bad shooter clichés at first glance the end product is surprisingly fresh-faced and triumphant. Switching to New York gives Crytek what it desperately needed: a credible sense of menace to go alongside gorgeous technical fortitude and impressive artistic direction.
Jim SterlingMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 is less ambitious than Crytek's previous games, but it is also the most polished, refined and enjoyable title that the studio's ever produced. With tighter gameplay, better level design, and an exquisite sense of flowing action, Crysis 2 is a damn great title that any shooter fan would do well to play at least once.
Game TrailersMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 takes the ideas and technological prowess of the first game and focuses them into a multifaceted experience that encourages you to go to town with its tactics and physicality. The nanosuit is what defines the Crysis 2 experience, and once you get familiar with its features, it feels as natural as a second skin.
Kevin VanOrdMar 22, 2011
Crysis was a superb game, and it wasn't so just because of the astounding technology that brought it to life. Crysis 2 doesn't make as strong of a mark, but in a sea of me-too shooters, it feels unique and offers an exciting journey that's as much your own making as that of the developer. The wow factor is undercut by a few issues--the bargain-bin AI and some unfortunate bugs among them
Rob SmithMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 really feels like the kitchen sink of recent shooters: compelling single-player, interesting multiplayer modes, vehicles, myriad weapons, and the Nanosuit. Plus 3D, stealth kills, grabbing and throwing enemies, sprinting and sliding, using cover, and facing enemies using highly effective AI routines to keep every encounter fresh: It’s all here, every check box of the genre ticked.
Matt BertzMar 22, 2011
If you’re tired of fighting corridor-based wars against an endless flow of brainless meatbags, Crysis 2 is worth a look. The unique sandbox approach to gunfights and game-changing nanosuit lend the title a flavor of its own, and Crytek smartly leverages these strengths in both the single- and multiplayer modes.
Rutledge DaugetteOct 09, 2013
Crysis 2 is a very enjoyable game, especially for those of us that enjoy fast paced shooters and the beautiful noise of a headshot that was perfectly placed. From the smooth and efficient combat systems, to the difficulty of the game, you won’t be disappointed in Crysis 2. The visuals are astonishing and will likely be surpassed by Crysis 3, but make sure you play this game before then, as it is one you shouldn’t miss.
Steve ButtsMar 25, 2011
Combining an outstanding setting, tremendous visuals, and an open-ended play style, Crysis 2 is the whole package. Small problems with the story and some minor design annoyances don't get in the way of an otherwise amazing experience.
Jon BlythMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 skates on the thin ice of its own excellence. There are weaknesses, that might - if the mode-swapping suitplay hadn't been so strong - have dragged the game down. But the story and combat is strong enough to carry you through, and if you've got the stomach for competitive multiplayer, the Nanosuit will bring a new world of sneaky, high-jumping tactics to your online game.
VGChartz StaffMar 22, 2011
Crysis 2 is a spectacular game in nearly every way. Accurate, innovative gameplay combines nicely with the best presentation the Xbox 360 has ever seen for a truly incredible experience. Halo and Gears of War: you’re both on notice. There’s a new contender on Microsoft’s little console and its name is Crysis.
Simon ParkinMar 22, 2011
Story aside, Crysis 2 is a hell of a video game about shooting stuff. It's challenging, facilitates and then demands the use of tactics, and is more generous in scale than almost any other first-person shooter of the past few years. Even on the default difficulty setting, this is a challenging game, and the sparsely spaced checkpoints force careful consideration of every scenario.
Matt MaguireApr 04, 2011
Although it won’t be met with the slack-jawed amazement of its predecessor, Crysis 2 offers a very stylish and entertaining single and multiplayer experience with an engaging point of differentiation in the range of tactical options open to the player.
Martín IraolaMar 22, 2011
La segunda entrega de Crysis se encontraba con un listón demasiado elevado, pero a pesar de todo Crytek ha conseguido solventar sin demasiados problemas esta prueba de fuego, gracias a un título que no pretende seguir anclado a las dinámicas expuestas en el primer capítulo, sino que se convierte en su propia historia, una aventura diferente en un entorno distintos y con posibilidades similares pero, al mismo tiempo, particulares.
Álvaro CastellanoMar 23, 2011
Crysis 2 es uno de los mejores shooters que nos va a regalar el 2011, y ninguna injusta comparación con su desproporcionadamente bueno predecesor debe distraernos de ello. Estamos ante un gran videojuego que resume a la perfección los valores que atesoran las consolas de nueva generación en cuanto a lo jugable y estético, y como tal es una cita imprescindible para los amantes de la acción.
Josep Maria SempereMar 28, 2011
Es una pena, sin embargo, que todas esas bondades se vean ocasionalmente emborronadas por culpa de problemas graves de frame-rate, una IA errática y algunos bugs especialmente molestos, señal inequívoca de que a Crytek le han faltado por lo menos un par de meses más de desarrollo para acabar de pulir el conjunto. Si lo arreglan a posteriori a través de uno o varios parches Crysis 2 se convertirá en un serio candidato a shooter del año.
Gaël FouquetApr 01, 2011
Hélas, si son scénario un peu brouillon et sa mise en scène assez bateau, mais diablement envahissante, tirent le jeu vers le bas, tout comme les errements parfois coupables de l'I.A., c'est surtout l'édulcoration assez drastique de l'esprit du premier Crysis qui déçoit dans cette suite.
DinowanMar 22, 2011
On sent Crytek peu à son aise dans l'exercice du FPS linéaire et scénarisé. Entre maladresses, IA parfois bancale et mise en scène à la fois spectaculaire mais peu immersive, Crysis 2 sort tout de même son épingle du jeu en proposant des combats dynamiques et nerveux. En revanche, oubliez l'infiltration. Par ailleurs, après une campagne solo bien remplie, le mode multi saura prolonger l'investissement.
Fabien PellegriniMar 22, 2011
Une fois de plus, difficile de ne pas être impressionné par le tour de force technique réalisé par le studio Crytek ! Déjà très beau sur consoles, Crysis 2 devient réellement superbe sur PC. Les effets de lumière extrêmement réalistes subliment les scènes d'action, et les ruines new-yorkaises constituent un terrain de jeu très agréable.
Tom BoshouwersApr 06, 2011
We zijn blij dat Crytek heeft besloten om Crysis 2 ook naar de consoles te halen, want het is echt een game om van te genieten. In de lange singleplayer is veel te doen en het is tof gedaan dat je zelf kunt kiezen hoe je een level aanpakt. Hierdoor kun je de singleplayer ook vaker opstarten om het eens op een andere manier te proberen.
Petter HegevallMar 16, 2011
I slutändan innehåller Crysis 2 massor av fräcka vapen- och Nano-uppgraderingar, enastående grafik, strålande spelmekanik, en beroendeframkallande frihet i tight och genomtänkt koreografi samt riktigt bra variation. Singleplayerdelen i Crysis 2 tog mig cirka 13 timmar att spela genom och alla dessa erbjöd briljant action medan multiplayerdelen absolut kommer att hålla mig vaken många långa nätter.