[VG] Crysis 2 on X360 looks better than the original Crysis

Crytek's executive producer Nathan Camarillo play Crysis 2 on the Xbox 360, and it blew me away.

"Crysis still looks incredible some three years after its release. But that game was a PC exclusive that was pretty much unplayable on the maximum graphical settings on the hardware of the time. Crysis 2, a multiplatform game powered by Crytek's CryEngine 3, looks even better, despite running on a console that's nearly five years old."

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Strange_Evil2650d ago

Ya right.. More like Crysis 2 on X360 looks better than the original Crysis ON MEDIUM SETTINGS.

dangert122650d ago

but from what i hear there is noway this is true and if it is its not better then crysis on max settings

Mista T2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

lol this title on the article is hilarious!!! almost made me lose my drink!!!
watch link vid in hd, ;-)

as much as I love my xbox and ps3, crysis 1 graphics are not possible!

HolyOrangeCows2650d ago

The PR is REALLY blowing out their backends, now.

Shadow Flare2650d ago

That title is absolutely hilarious. Crysis is just in a league of its own. A league which current gen consoles can't touch. "Crysis 2 on X360 looks better than the original Crysis" is an absolute winner lmao

Headshot812649d ago

How much would that same exact gaming rig cost?

WildArmed2649d ago

Crysis looks great. but the textures aren't always the best.

The lighting and water effects are simply mind blowing.
Same with Physics and animations.
And the art style is very eye pleasing.

But there is room for improvement.
I'm betting on Crysis 2 (PC) to blow Crysis away.

between Uncharted 2, Killzone 2 and Crysis.
I'd choose Crysis due to its art style, but they all look marvelous.
Uncharted is a bit too colorful while K2 is a bit too bland.
But all three (to me) are on equal grounds in the graphics department. It's up to you to decide what art style you prefer

The 10th Rider2649d ago

I built a gaming PC that runs Crysis on the highest settings without any problems for only $450.

Steve_02649d ago (Edited 2649d ago )

I dont know, for me, out of the two fps', I'd actually argue that Killzone 2 is more impressive. It's gritty artistic style is more immersive, and I prefer the animations (like the kills, weapon reloads). also the exaggerated lighting shows it off quite a bit.
That said, Crysis is definitely the more photo-realistic, no question. But I find it's artistic quality a bit boring as a result. Then again, I haven't had the luxury of playing Crysis at true max potential with 16x anti aliasing and all that...
Uncharted for me is the sweet spot. Awesome environments paired with a unique artistic style, real cinematic hollywood experience. Character models that are out of this world... Paired with the amazing action sequences and it really keeps you on your toes... Killzone and Crysis to an extent don't feature the same variety in action and environments, so once you've played a bit of the jungle or of Helgan, you feel like you've seen most of it.
I prefer the story and the gameplay too.

EDIT: @The 10th Rider,
Really? Either those aren't all new parts, or you're exaggerating. There's no card retailing for less than about $300 that can run Crysis maxed out with respect to anti-aliasing and resoltion (ie, 1600x1200, 16x AA). Now if you mean max settings as in texture, shaders in game, then I believe you. Even my MacBook Pro can get close to that at a decent resolution and 2x AA with some tweaks, and that wasn't remotely bought to game on. Mind if I ask the specs?

ShinMaster2649d ago

But how much for the PC in total?

WildArmed2649d ago


As games, I prefer Uncharted 2 over the other two.
And second place Killzone 2 for it's amazing online player.

But I understand, I have a soft spot for photo-realism.
I can see why people would love Uncharted 2 gfx, it's amazing.

I forgot to mention MGS4 (which takes the cake for me), but it has lengthy installs so it's kinda in a different league of U2/K2.

But at the end of the day, I enjoyed all 4 games. And I dont regret buying the great experiences.

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sunnygrg2650d ago

I just had to come in and comment on the article or should I say rumor.

lol, just lol

frankymv2650d ago

Devs will say anything these days to hype their games

Nicholas Cage2650d ago

i agree. i dont even have to state which game will have the better graphics, ill let the pc gamers do it for me.

Darkfocus2650d ago

people will say anything these days without reading the article.

it wasn't a dev that said it's the person who wrote this article(doubt he's even played the original crysis) :/

ticklechamp2649d ago

Then they'll wonder why the reviewers handed out less than stellar scores.

Hanif-8762650d ago

"The most impressive thing about Crysis 2's visuals is the somewhat mind-boggling idea that you can go anywhere" Is Crysis 2 a sandbox game?

GWAVE2650d ago

This article is hilarious. Someone hasn't played the original Crysis... The size of the game world alone (not even on max settings) would make the 360 chug.

Tachyon_Nova2649d ago

Clearly the 360 can pull of Alan Wake, the game, afterall, is exclusive to 360...

shadow27972649d ago

He was talking about the original open world version of Alan Wake, if anyone is confused.

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Sarcasm2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

I don't know... I've played the Crysis demo on my PC on medium settings and it doesn't even look that good. Granted it's a HUGE space with tons of effects, lighting, etc. But it still doesn't even look that good.

The only time I was impressed with Crysis graphics is on Very High settings, but my PC cant handle it and only get about 12fps.

So saying Crysis 2 looks better on a console isn't exactly saying much.

Edit: Yeah my PC isn't the greatest, but it runs every game out there at MAX settings at 1680x1050 resolution 60fps+ 4xAA, which is good enough for me. It just so happens Crysis is so damn GPU dependant.

eggbert2650d ago

your PC just sucks.

I'm assuming Crysis 2 will look around the rate of crysis on medium-low settings, but hell everyone knows the best graphics are with crysis mods.

Some of the mods you can install on crysis are just amazing (looking).

Even if it looks good, crysis 1 was a pretty lackluster game. I'm skeptical if this game is going to be much better.

despair2650d ago


crysis was not lackluster. Just because many FPS just throw waves of enemies at you in stupid situations doesn't mean its a good idea. Crysis actually makes you think a little on approach and tactics before you fight.

Try crysis on hard or delta settings with a COD mindset and you will die alot.Its a great game and its not over before you blink either it has meat to it.

mittwaffen2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Doubt that; i've seen the comparison videos and not anywhere CLOSE.

Medium/Low, subtract resolution (resolution made Crysis look amazing IMO; seeing leaves between leaves and crystal clear for as far as you can see was an amazing thing; I doubt it'll be able to play it 720P.

This game I'll have to pass, atleast on the consoles ;)!

JsonHenry2650d ago

The throughput capabilities of the Xbox360 alone make this statement an outright technical lie if you are comparing it to the settings of the original maxed. It literally is just not physically possible.

kingjoker342650d ago

This is so funny. No way in hell crysis 2 on 360 will look better then crysis 1 on PC. maybe at LOW settings, not even medium. Hell no ps3 game looks that good on crysis high settings. Although i do think it is a matter of time until a ps3 game achieves that goal....Uncharted 3, bring it naughtydog.

zme-ul2650d ago

oh lol!
had to do it :D

sid4gamerfreak2650d ago

"Crysis 2 on X360 looks better than the original Crysis"

BS. No way can crysis 2 on a console look better than a pc exclusive, thats just not possible. Unless the 360 has skipped generations of hardware to match the pc. (I seriously doubt that)

Actually, @Strange_Evil, its more like crysis 2 on 360 looks better than original crysis on ultra low settings. (is that even there?)

ABizzel12649d ago

Consoles won't get those kind of graphics until next gen.