Crysis 2 ‘is a Halo killer’

Akin to staring into the mirror and saying ‘Candyman’ three times, daring to label your product a ‘Halo killer’ has become a move only the brave or the stupid would dare to take – but that’s exactly how EA has chosen to describe upcoming shooter Crysis 2.

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dangert122992d ago

you'll never going to kill halo spesh know your locing off online used gmes etc

Nicholas Cage2992d ago

halo has never been as good as crysis, anyone with a brain and a great pc knows this.

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BeaArthur2992d ago

Millions of fans disagree with both of you.

Inside_out2992d ago

Crytek in a Crysis...consoles are a warzone kids...Wait till E3...Crytek knows they are in trouble...Halo's been kicking A$$ for years...this year will be no different...Halo bundle with Natal will have a nice holiday season....Crysis..WHO???...

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creatchee2992d ago

Crysis 2 is not a Halo killer. Nothing is a Halo killer except the next Halo. No other FPS (and very few games of any genre) combine high sales, reviews, hype, long-term player retention and cultural phenomena like Halo does. Sure, other games have sold more (i.e. COD), but they don't have the lasting impact that Halo does when it comes to all of the other things that make Halo HALO.

It's the video game equivalent of Star Wars (no, not in content or story or even arguably quality). There really isn't anything similar to compare it to in those aspects, no matter how much better another game's graphics may be.

BTW - this is coming from somebody who doesn't even play Halo very much (although the Reach beta is pretty cool).

bjornbear2992d ago

i cant see your comments bit its hilarious since your a halo fan and got yourself blocked twice xD fail!

still, i doubt it'll be a halo killer, but to me, halo never lived, so im not going to disagree either

Microsoft Xbox 3602992d ago

As a big ps3 fanboy I can also admit that Halo is a better game than Crysis. In fact WAY better in terms of gameplay. Crysis may look nice but the game just feels generic. I bet if Crysis look like any other average FPS, nobody would even acknowledge it.

BattleAxe2992d ago

I hope Crysis 2 plays nothing like HALO. Also I hope they improve the online for Crysis 2 because Crysis Wars was garbage.

Steve_02992d ago


I wouldn't remotely consider Halo the videogame of Star Wars, thats more Metal Gear standard, or Final Fantasy maybe, its sold a lot, and sure people still play it. But it ages quickly (look at Halo 3), and has become increasingly lackluster (hoping Reach is a break from this).
I say Metal Gear, as it is the only series I know that can be considered as epic as Star Wars in terms of scope, and it has such a huge and diverse universe behind it, you only need to check the Metal Gear database to see how huge the background really is, call it convoluted, but Kojima really has created a world in league of Star Wars when it comes to characters and their many interconnecting relationships, settings, and an exploration of many themes and psychological concepts.

piroh2992d ago

Crysis can't kill Halo, but Killzone 3 can do it

creatchee2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

Star Wars wasn't Star Wars because of its scope - it was because of the way that it resonated with so many people and totally changed the way we perceived movies. Halo did the same thing with console games (first notably for part 2 and even moreso for part 3) - lines in Times Square, midnight releases, tons of people taking days off from work. People did the same stuff for Star Wars. I'm not saying that people didn't do it for MGS or FF, but it was nowhere near the extent of how people reacted to Halo 2 and 3 (at least not in America).

To use a direct example - Star Wars is still one of the most watched movies every year, even though it's 30+ years old. Citizen Kane (which many consider to be the greatest film ever made) has nowhere near the commercial and widespread appeal. That's why, even though MGS or FF can arguably be considered better games than Halo, it can't be compared to Star Wars in the same way that Halo can.

EDIT - and Crysis 2 doesn't have a chance to get the same reception that Star Wars or Halo did. That was my whole point.

Fanb0y2992d ago

No game has the lasting effect like Halo does. Nope, not even COD.

air12992d ago

metal gear is missing 2 of the biggest parts from the whole formula. the sales a.k.a popularity and replay. do ppl still play mgo? exactly..

CryWolf2992d ago

KillZone 2 and Crysis are way better then Halo even in graphics/gameplay wise, Halo as always been a inferior game with outdated graphics and the same old gameplay matics.

Trey_4_life2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

Bungie already killed halo after combat evolved, why are we still talking about this?

BulletToothtony2992d ago

people can hate on halo all they want.. even i didn't actually like it..

but halo sure as hell has a HUGE fanbase and there's no denying that.. sales wise nothing will take halo's crown for xbox360 wise..

but we all know that the true halo killer was modern warfare.. even as glitchy as it is..

ia_studio2992d ago

nocholas cage you always now how to say as you always have the same stuck face.

LoVeRSaMa2991d ago (Edited 2991d ago )

I don't over hype halo like everyone else but even I know this comment is totally untrue.

Crysis has Amazing graphics, but that's all it has, untill Crysis 2 proves otherwise its not going to be a 'halo killer'.

Also.. Halo isnt really going to be killed by anyone, I only played the 1st and 2nd but its earned a place in gaming history (In my opinion)

likedamaster2991d ago

I remember wanting Crysis to kill Halo so badly. It did not live up to those expectations, my friend. I repeat, IT DID NOT LIVE UP TO IT! The concept was good and all, and it was a great game(not the best) but fell waaay short of expectations. It wasn't the need for proper hardware either. Those who played Crysis at launch know why. It was missing a crucial ingredient most successful games's called "fun".

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Inside_out2992d ago

Halo sold 10+ million exclusive on 360...KZ sold 2.5 million...I'm sure M$ is worried....KZ a good game...Halo a great game...the fans have spoken....Reach will dominate...

UnwanteDreamz2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

I was wondering how long it would take until someone started talking sales. Somehow I knew it would be you cez. You remind me of POG, Why dis, bungie.

Hotel_Moscow2992d ago

cez are you trolling with some vg chartz numbers that havent been updated since 09

MastermindPS3602992d ago

hahahah MAG had piece of sh!t graphics but had a online 100 times better than killzone 2 rofl

face it guys you cant beat halo....all about sales...until a fps game outsells technically cant say its a halo killer....fact

get over it ps3 fanboys...SVER FTW.....seriously though K2 online was complete rubbish.....waiting for socom 4

FANS HAVE SPOKEN HALO IS KING WILL ALWAYS BE KING>>>>>....DO MINATION is HALO.....not crysis...not killzone...

bjornbear2992d ago

KZ 2 says hi and its going to remain here.

fine, it didn't sell half as much as Halo

nor did SoTC sell as much as Buzz!...but does that mean Buzz is a better game?

i'll let you think of that answer kid

MastermindPS3602992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

when your talking about 10 million people who bought can say what you want fuzzy bear but face it cant kill halo..ahaahah probably is a better game socom confrontation was crap to cause it wasnt done by zipper....everyone knows that....but stick to fps this is FPS genre not trivia least try and stay on topic fuzzybear

playstation....because it was bundle with the wii???.....try harder ...and yes maybe goty for the wii...but the wii is a joke.

name a ps3 exclusive game where you and 3 friends.. same console can hop on and all play online....with forge...with screen/video capture/sharing/unstoppable community/with constant updates and constant new maps/1 million ppl on at any given time/ranking-de-ranking systems ........i cant make this list go so far as multiplayer no game has even touched halo 3 and yet alone when reach comes out nothing will even compare (sure graphics to you ps3 fanboys)....only game that might compare is k3 ...not k2...and bungies new activision game...

playstation_clan2992d ago

that would make wii sports the greatest game ever made and just dance for the wii GOTY, doesnt it?

8thnightvolley2992d ago

killzone2 says hi? are u kidding me.. in fact i wont bother trying to reply to u.. coz ur statement is that silly

air12992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

sounds like unwanted doesnt like facts....

funny how ppl hide behind the wii when the time is right. lets just ignore the fact that halo has high review scores as well.. but lets forget all that all cause kz2 looks pretty...kz2 is the crysis of consoles. lol im sure that stung someone..

kz2 says hi! lmfao...

yea... with a mic all the way at the end of the line. hey, i guess kz2 was star struck! lol

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avengers19782992d ago

You can't kill halo; to many die hard fans of the series.

arakouftaian2992d ago

From 9mlls sales to what? 2 or 3 millions
is a big low , but they will tray to prove themself with HALO Reach

if Reach do not reach 5 mills sales
you can tell that HALO is going down lil
by lil, big games die, look at Lara Craft.

And i know 2mills sales aré good but from 9mills to 2 mills is showing
how bad the game is doing and is slowly dieing.

BeaArthur2992d ago do realize that although Bungie and MS tried to convince us otherwise that ODST was an expansion pack. Oh and it sold 2 million in about 2 days.

8thnightvolley2992d ago

u do realize odst was just dust.. that was put out there for whatever.. and sold 3 million.. so basically on the name alone and with this reach beta i bet another 2 million at least.

marinelife92992d ago

I don't consider Halo much of a trophy to shoot for anymore.

BannedForNineYears2992d ago

You cannot kill that which is already dead. O.o

Motion2992d ago

I don't know why people are disagreeing with you...what you are saying is a logical fact.

i3eyond the Circle2992d ago

it gets played more than all of your online capable ps3 exclusives combined tho.

That's one epic zombie.

bjornbear2992d ago

not like there's much choice...its either a shooter...or a shooter. =P

but sure, i love how numbers suddenly matter as proof of quality beyond belief

Jack Klugman2992d ago

Uh, tens of thousands of plays a day says otherwise. again, you bronzers go ahead and continue your generation of ignorance to what really is happening in the gaming world..

and i can tell you if you did you would never make such a ridiculous comment. even with your ps3 buddie support system.

bjorn: no, maybe they arent the end all be all but they provide a form of measurement and it doesnt deal with opinion its fact. always the go to excuse when the numbers dont favor u.

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Trey_4_life2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

Lets just wait and see how reach turns out, we already know EDGE will give it a 10/10 now just wait for the rest of the reviews.

gapecanpie2992d ago

I don't think any FPS will kill Halo or be as great as the first one.

Silver3602992d ago

Mean that the game will take most of the people that play Halo away from Halo?

LoVeRSaMa2991d ago (Edited 2991d ago )

I think that's what they are implying Silver..

sid4gamerfreak2991d ago (Edited 2991d ago )

crysis 2 is a halo killer in terms of sweet graphics....

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Convas2992d ago

People said it about Haze (LMAO), said it about Killzone 2 (Good Game, but No), and now Crysis 2.

You. Cannot. Kill. Halo.

End of story, full stop. And I will laugh hard if EA doesn't do it's damndest to sell Crysis 2 at E3. All we've seen from Crytek is a bunch of fluff and knocks at competitors. What we haven't seen is conclusive proof that C2 is all their cracking it up to be.

Again Crytek, PUT UP OR SHUT UP.

edgeofblade2992d ago

Halo will die one of these days... but it will NOT be because a game that meant to kill it killed it. It will be killed by something new, fun, accessible, and inspired.

And most importantly, unexpected.

Double Toasted2992d ago

I agree! Gears almost did it...almost. And that is if we're talking exclusives...

Dnied2992d ago

Well said +bubbles.

However, I don't think it will ever die. Look at Counterstrike... 1.6.. lol

To some, it's dead but there is still a large competitive community. I think halo will live on similar to CS and all the other classic shooter franchises.

Kratos Spartan2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

Modern Warfare already did it. The sequel has broken all sales records ever. Both have a large fanbase. Broken online or not, millions still play everyday. Maybe? Isn't it the most played game online on both platforms?

SixZeroFour2992d ago

thank you edge for speaking with common sense...and that this rule applies to every other game out there

there is not a single game that can "kill" a different game just by getting released...the only way a popular franchise will die is if future iterations just become a rehash of the same thing from the years before

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Montrealien2992d ago

If you are pushing your product, shutting up is a no go. And if you want people talking about your game, what better way then to say its a (insert popular franchise title here) Killer.

you may laugh, you may cry, but bottom line is, you are talking about their game.

SWORDF1SH2992d ago

Kill Halo, no.
Be better than Halo, maybe.

There are already games out there that are better than Halo but Halo has a loyal fan base. Halo is certainly not going to die this gen and will probably be around a few more gens.

Salty2992d ago

I HATED when people said stuff like Kz or Haze being the Halo killer. Not because i'm a huge halo a lot or anything but because those are exclusives for another console, so how the hell is it going to stop people from playing it.

As for Crysis 2, it is multi platform, so maybe it will, who knows but these Crysis 2 stories are just starting to annoy me. People say it is a good strategy but its just makes me not want to get their game.

8thnightvolley2992d ago

U knw what i will break it down to u...

you see.. one thing about halo that makes it tick its not just about the fps which is well a big genre.. it has .. the gameplay element, the story and the biggest thing of all is the Universe of halo...

ITS HUGE!,.. crysis2 doesnt have this if anything we knw it has just looks thats about it!, and there is no possible way for it to build on that in one game which is crysis2 ... For a game to become a halo killer it has to build to become that killer if after at least 3 games which should consistently outshine halo and its predecessor with every release ... and must have such a deep deep story and world around it that one can practically get lost in it... game must have various character stories with life ... and that way MAYBE just maybe it will get close to halo... and the only company that knows how to beat halo is bungie coz they built the gaddamn thing and they say they are going to make a game with activision bigger than halo .. so believe it coz they knw what they cooked up to become this halo beast of a thing... till then .. crysis2.. all noise and smoke no flame.

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Tiberium2992d ago

I laugh wnenever I hear the phrase "halo-killer". It's been so overused. So many companies take advantage of halo's popularity. Throw a little label on and expaect more hype and sales.

Cevapi882992d ago

and what exactly is there to kill when it comes to halo?? its crazy off the charts sales?? if that is what all these games are trying to kill then they will all sadly fail...on another note....gameplay mechanics, graphics, story and MP in next gen games have reached and in most cases beaten Halo with MP being the hotley contested area as of yeah recent games have become the "halo killer" in certain gaming elements, but in terms of sales only CoD has had the numbers to back it up

PS360_372992d ago

no game besides MW 2 has come close to beating Halo in MP

kaveti66162992d ago

Gameplay mechanics-wise, what game beats Halo?

Story-wise, all FPS games I've played are about as corny as Halo. Nothing original about alien invasions or foreign terrorists trying to destroy America. Graphics-wise, nobody serious about gaming cares about the visuals. Multi-player wise, many FPS games have surpassed Halo in terms of how many people play per day, like MW and MW2 and on PC the number of people playing Counter Strike daily probably rivals Halo. However, Halo is still played a helluva lot despite being three years old, and is still being supported by the developers.

So, in that sense, there is no Halo-killer because Bungie supports its fans and people won't stop playing Halo just because something else comes along.

edgeofblade2992d ago

Halo will only be beaten when another game can beat the fan dedication. Yes, Halo has been "beaten" several times. I would even say Shadowrun beat Halo, in my opinion, because it was SO much deeper. MW, Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted. They ALL put Halo in it's place... but only temporarily.

Imagine if a boxer wins a title. As soon as he loses the title, is he disqualified from ever fighting again?

The fans will keep resurrecting Halo. That's why Halo is so evergreen. Meanwhile, the other properties get their brief time in the limelight before Halo knocks them out again.

I tell you... Halo will die a very natural death. From time, not from self-proclaimed "Halo Killers".

UnwanteDreamz2992d ago (Edited 2992d ago )

Nope there are plenty of games that have more traffic than Halo. Fans love to use numbers as a measure of how great the game is but I can think of some horrible games that have more players online than Halo. Halo is a classic and always will be. Someday soon I think that will have to be enough for fans because it wont be tops forever.

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