Definitely one of the best games that have come out this year
Excellent gameplay, great visuals, superb soundtrack, exciting multiplayer
Dumb AI, technical glitches, PC version runs in DirectX 9.0 mode
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The first Crysis was a brilliant game. Not only was it the best-looking game ever created for the PC, it also had excellent gameplay thanks to the powerful Nanosuit, which brought a new twist to the traditional first-person shooter genre. It was followed by Crysis: Warhead, which was more of an expansion pack but added a touch of refinement to the action, while managing to look even better. With such an impressive predecessor, Crysis 2 understandably had a lot to live up to and was one of the most highly anticipated games of this year. Unable to resist the temptation, we pre-ordered our copies as soon as they were put up on sale, and now that we have finally seen what the game has to offer, here is what we think about it.
Story Note: May contain spoilers
The city of New York is under attack from a virus and an alien race called the Seph that is wiping out the population. A team of soldiers working for Crynet Enforcement and Local Logistics (or C.E.L.L) is sent to clear the mess. You are a soldier in the United States Marine Corps Force Recon and your team is sent to rescue a certain Dr. Nathan Gould in New York, who is known to have information on how to destroy this alien race.
Your submarine is attacked by the aliens and the rest of the crew is killed, and you are supposedly the only survivor (although barely alive yourself). You are found by Laurence Barnes, a.k.a. 'Prophet' from the first game, who himself is affected by the virus and is about to die. He gives you his suit and trusts you, Alcatraz, for finding Gould and help save the city, and that's how the game begins.
The plot in Crysis 2 is a lot stronger than it was in the first game. Also, unlike the first game, where the Nanosuit was merely assisting you in your quest, in this game it is all about the Nanosuit and you feel more like you are assisting it in fulfilling its mission. What it is and how it does that is for you to find out, but we personally found the story to be a lot more interesting this time around.