FIRST 10 MINUTES | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, March 29, 2011 | 12:00 PM

Our Crysis 2 PC videos

Our Crysis 2 PC videos

As you probably figured out, we really enjoyed Crysis 2 here at Gamersyde, even though it is a bit disappointing in a few departments (the physics engine is less impressive than in the first episode, the AI is also lacking, not to mention the many bugs we witnessed). Therefore, we decided to try to capture some PC gameplay footage, which is a first.
Update: One last gift for you, we added two 1080p videos, 30 fps only though.

Now wait, it does not mean we will be doing it on a regular basis, as it will depend on the games we buy. That being said, if you appreciate it, we will try to do it anytime we can. Miguel captured the first video and I was in charge of the second one so it was really team play on this one. Because the only means we have to capture PC footage is Fraps, we had to lower the resolution to 720p so the 60 fps framerate does not suffer too much. You might notice a few hiccups here and there but they are mostly due to Fraps slowing down our computers a bit. i know it is not 1080p but for now, that's the best we can do unfortunately. By the way, to PC owners, we both use a controller to play first person shooters on PC and we like it!

PC Gameplay #1 720p
PC Gameplay #2 720p
Scenery - PC 1080p
1080p PC Gameplay #3

All comments

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Commented on 2011-03-27 19:17:19
Game looks pretty good on PC, very well optimized!! I especially love how the frame rate stays LOCKED during intense gun fights >_>

But Crysis & Crysis WarHead look better over all!
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:24:09
Stunning, Been playing this on 360 and while it's the best looking game i've played on any console to date it just doesnt look like that!!

Xbox 720/PS4 PLEASE!
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:24:11 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
But Crysis & Crysis WarHead look better over all!
You're right, but maybe that will change when they patch the Direct-x 11 support in
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:45:45
I got it on PC, playing it on Very High, looks amazing!
Great game overal, but they REALLY need to fix the bugs and glitches with patches.
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:47:17
Really appreciate the effort of yours!
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:48:03 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
I got it on PC, playing it on Very High, looks amazing!
Great game overal, but they REALLY need to fix the bugs and glitches with patches.
On very high? You mean Hardcore or extreme?
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:52:26 In reply to wazark
Posted by wazark
On very high? You mean Hardcore or extreme?
They changed the names.

Demo to retail:
Gamer - High
Advanced - Very High
Hardcore - Extreme
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:55:31 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
They changed the names.

Demo to retail:
Gamer - High
Advanced - Very High
Hardcore - Extreme
Oh really? Mine just says hardcore, advanced and gamer? :S
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:56:22
Is that the limited edition, then? Mine's just the standard version and yeah, that's how mine is named
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:56:45
I really do look forward to playing this.
Commented on 2011-03-27 19:58:06 In reply to azupanda
Posted by azupanda
I really do look forward to playing this.
It's a really good game. Perhaps not as good, on consoles, as some make it out to be. But nonetheless it's worth a purchase.
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:01:25 In reply to wazark
Posted by wazark
Is that the limited edition, then? Mine's just the standard version and yeah, that's how mine is named
Maybe yours is fake LOL j/k

Mine is Limited Edition, but I dont think it has anything to do with that, weird.
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:02:50
Definetely looks amazing on PC. Have been playing on PS3 and it is a lot darker and the graphics not as crisp. Not the best looking PS3 game by a long way but an amazing looking PC game.

And I too play on the PC using a controller (PS3 mapped as Xbox wireless) and it works for me..
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:08:29
Yeah I am playing with a 360 controller as well, SP anyways and its great.
MP its damn hard now that they removed the auto aim, so gamepad users has no advantage over mouse while mouse has accuracy and speed which is unfair.
One of the reasons why I bought the PS3 version, gamepad for MP were all players have the same controls.
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:17:15 In reply to Anvil
Posted by Anvil
You're right, but maybe that will change when they patch the Direct-x 11 support in
Even if they patch it in, it won't change much in terms of graphics. Don't think they will add tessalated objects after release. Maybe lighting could be improved but that's already impressive. Maybe some performance gains if they use the API for optimisation.

@Sath: were you using auto aim? No surprise you owned in the demo.
And mouse and keyboard are not unfair. It's the PC-version. How can that be unfair?
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:21:34
got it on 360, eventhough it doesnt look as good as that it is by far the best looking game on consoles (including KZ3)
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:25:28 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
@Sath: were you using auto aim? No surprise you owned in the demo.
And mouse and keyboard are not unfair. It's the PC-version. How can that be unfair?
The auto aim isnt as much as CoD games, its barely even there.
Mouse has 2 advantages man, speed and precision, sure its a natural movement skills but for those who dont want to play with k/m should be able to put on some auto aim, atleast have a filter were its "gamepad only".

I remember Crysis Wars had it, that would be nice.
Commented on 2011-03-27 20:27:06
Some things look a little better than Crysis (more variety and architecture in environments along with more effects), but most things seem worse (AI and physics actually look quite a bit worse, and things like the water just fail to impress like they did 4 years ago).

It is kind of sad that a game released almost 4 years ago is still the standard bearer. As much as I hate spending money, it is TIME for a new generation of consoles. They are causing everything to stagnate. You can't tell me that Crysis 2 wouldn't be blowing everyone's mind right now if it didn't have to run on 6 year old hardware that was already lagging behind PC's when launched.
Commented on 2011-03-27 21:13:41
I think the most significant difference between the (high end) PC version and the console version is the 60fps. It's like console = movie, (high end) PC = real life!
Commented on 2011-03-27 21:38:05 In reply to michaelob
Posted by michaelob
Some things look a little better than Crysis (more variety and architecture in environments along with more effects), but most things seem worse (AI and physics actually look quite a bit worse, and things like the water just fail to impress like they did 4 years ago).



It is kind of sad that a game released almost 4 years ago is still the standard bearer. As much as I hate spending money, it is TIME for a new generation of consoles. They are causing everything to stagnate. You can't tell me that Crysis 2 wouldn't be blowing everyone's mind right now if it didn't have to run on 6 year old hardware that was already lagging behind PC's when launched.
I think we should look at it differently. When Crysis came out, nobody could max it out and have 60+ fps all the time. It was simply impossible withe the hardware at that point. Even now, you need a very high end PC to play Crysis maxed out at 60fps +. If There wasn't a Crysis in 2007, then we would all say: 'Man, look at those graphics of Crysis 2, simply amazing' and it would be the new standard. But now we can actually run the game at 60+ fps all the time which is impressive optimisation.
If Crysis 2 would have been the same revolution (or evolution) as Crysis in terms of graphics, we wouldnt' be able to run it at max level. So I prefer these visuals and performance.
Commented on 2011-03-27 22:08:31 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by UkHardcore23
Stunning, Been playing this on 360 and while it's the best looking game i've played on any console to date it just doesnt look like that!!

Xbox 720/PS4 PLEASE!
There are rumors posted on the internet as news based on Microsoft hiring staff for hardware dev, they point to a 2015, maybe its 2014 hardware genenration so you will have to wait as it just does not make sense for Sony or Nintendo or even Microsoft to make new hardware so soon.

Kintect and PS3 Move was just launched and they are playing catch up to Wii then there is that whole debacle of game devs complaining that current gen hardware is too complex and THQ stating it would be a financial disaster if they had to buy new dev tools for a new console (that includes hiring additional programmers) hopefully you get the picture. Its better to wait even though it hurts but the next consoles will be much faster than a single GTX 580.
Posted by Anvil
You're right, but maybe that will change when they patch the Direct-x 11 support in
Indeed it will change, it takes time to debug and test on those cards and implementing tesselation if they do is no easy task.
Posted by GangStarr
got it on 360, eventhough it doesnt look as good as that it is by far the best looking game on consoles (including KZ3)
Killzone 3 holds its own among Killzone 2 and Uncharted 2 being the best graphical 3d games even over Crysis 2.

Kz2 got alot of reviewer complaints because it did not have a 2 player splitscreen coop mode, Kz3 got it but as a side effect the 3d engine shows how hard it hits it in performance.

Crysis 2 does not have splitscreen mode and amazingly the reviewers are not even mentioning this yet at the same time that is the real reason why C2 like Kz2 looked so amazing, the game programers only had to worry about one resolution and then use their skills to max out the graphics.

You gotta wonder about Halo with its 4 player splitscreen 3d engine, if they had made a single screen/resolution 3d engine, Halo would have looked miles better than Crysis 2.
Commented on 2011-03-27 22:22:59
best looking console shooter atm, right here. (for s**t&giggles)
Commented on 2011-03-27 22:29:24 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
Game looks pretty good on PC, very well optimized!! I especially love how the frame rate stays LOCKED during intense gun fights >_>

But Crysis & Crysis WarHead look better over all!
Sorry man but is a joke to say that crysis and crysis warhead has overall better graphics than crysis2...even the xbox360,ps3 version looks 3 times and easily better than crysis and crysis warhead...with your words crytek doesn't really needs cryengine3...send them an email and tell them to make the next crysis game with cryengine2...you said that thing!!!
Commented on 2011-03-27 22:41:24 In reply to ThanDee
Matter of opinion. I definitely find the lush jungle of Crysis 1 looks more impressive than the cityscape of Crysis 2...even with all the lens flares going on(which I absolutely fucking love btw).
Commented on 2011-03-27 23:09:56 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
got it on 360, eventhough it doesnt look as good as that it is by far the best looking game on consoles (including KZ3)
nahh
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