Crysis 2 – A Buyers FAQ

Thinking about picking up the latest from Crytek but have some lingering questions? This article explains the basics of the game from multiplayer game types, length of single player, PC requirements and more.

What is Crysis 2?

Crysis 2 is a first person shooter that is being developed by Crytek Frankfurt for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It is the next title in the Crysis franchise and will utilize the new, state-of-the-art CryEngine 3.

What were the reviews on a 10 point scale?

IGN: 9.0
GameTrailers: 9.1
GameSpot: 8.5
GameFAQs: 8.1

Any Notable Reviews?

Of course you can goto the big guys like IGN and GameSpot, but at times they come off as bias. We found a pretty good video by GamersArmada shown here

Will Crysis 2 Support Dedicated Servers for Multiplayer?

Yes

Multiplayer Game Types

Team Instant Action
In this game mode, the players are spilt into two teams.  The rules are like any other team-death match.  First team to 50 kills or highest amount of kills at the end of the match.
Instant Action
Free for all death match.  Kill enemies and score the most points within the time limit to win.
Crash Site
Crash site is another team based multi player round.  The is similar to King-of-the-Hill game modes.  A Ceph airship flys around the level dropping pods.  Your team must secure the drop pod, the longer your near the pod the more points you get.  Pods are dropped in predetermined areas. Once you know the areas, you can make both offensive and  defensive plans.
Capture The Relay
Round-based mode.  Capture the enemy relay and return it to your base to score.  The team with the most capture points wins.
Assault
Round-based mode.  Nanosuit Operatives must upload data from the terminals defended by standard soldiers.  1 life only.
Extraction
Round-based mode. Alien Bio-Ticks must be captured and delivered to extraction points.  Successful extractions enhance Nanosuit powers.

 

PC System Requirements?

Required: 

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.0 GHz or better
RAM: 2 GB (Vista requires 3 GB)
OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
Video Card: NVidia GeForce 8800 GT 512 MB of memory or higher; ATI/AMD Radeon HD 3850 512Mb RAM or higher
For each video card it requires some attributes:
Video RAM 512 MB
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0
DirectX: 9
Free Disk Space: 9 GB
Frame Rate Target: 20fps@1024×768

Recommended: 

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.66Ghz, AMD Athlon 64 x2 2.66Ghz or better
RAM: 3GB
OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
Video Card: NVidia GTX280 1GB, ATI 4870 1GB or better
For each video card it requires some attributes:
Video RAM 512 MB
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 3.0
Vertex Shader version 3.0
DirectX: 9
OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
Frame Rate Target: 30fps@1650×1080

Optimum: 

CPU: Intel Core i5 3.1Ghz, AMD Phenom II X6 1055T or better
RAM: 4GB
Video Card: NVidia GTX 560 Ti, ATI 6850 or Dual graphics cards
For each video card it requires some attributes:
Video RAM 512 MB
Hardware T&L Yes
Pixel Shader version 4.0
Vertex Shader version 4.0
DirectX: 11
OS: Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7, with the latest Service Pack
Frame Rate Target: 30fps@1920×1200

 

Single Player Play Time?

10-12 hours depending on difficulty

Is there a trailer or gameplay video?

Trailer (Unofficial)

Multiplayer Gameplay

Single player Gameplay

 

Where can I find info on maps, weapons, damage, and other goodies?

Right here on JoinAClan.com

Where can I purchase?

 

 

 

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