Five Games That Kick Crysis 2’s Visuals Ass (GameBlurb)

GameBlurb writes, "You can claim many of the reasons is that it was gimped for the consoles, Crytek was ignorant to PC users, etc. but none of this really matters. What does matter is the fact there are far superior games out there that CAN look, DO look, or WILL look better than Crysis 2. So what are they? You’re about to find out."

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liquidxtension2452d ago

Hands down battlefield 3 is going to come on top.

Kiroe2452d ago

Frostbite 2.0 won't be matched in terms if visuals for a while. Not to mention the level of destruction in the environments!

inveni02451d ago

I sort of disagree. We need to wait and see what the console versions look like, first.

neoandrew2451d ago (Edited 2451d ago )

Crysys 2 has the best graphics PERIOD

Look at the screen, no one is even close and that's achieved without any modification like extreme mod that will surely come out.

DaTruth2451d ago (Edited 2451d ago )

Another day on N4C!(News for Crysis 2)

When Bayonetta for PS3 had half the graphical problems of Crysis 2, it was called "unplayable"! Whenever a multiplatform game is released for PS3 with lesser resolution, lesser framerate, screen tearing or is glitchier than the 360 counterpart, it is called crap and PS3 sux, But when Crysis 2 comes with all of these, all is forgiven and it has better graphics than a game with none of these!

Funny how all I hear on N4G is how PS3 owners are hypocrites! This is the epitome of hypocrisy!

Currently enjoying Crysis 2 on my PS3 and not giving a crap about the graphics!

Now back to Crysis 2!

starchild2451d ago (Edited 2451d ago )

Crysis 2 is at least tied with Crysis 1 for the best graphics on PC at the moment.

On consoles I would say it is the most graphically advanced game, but not necessarily the most polished. Still, it looks extremely good for a console game. I am not sure whether Battlefield 3 on consoles will be able to surpass Crysis 2 on consoles.

Battlefield 3 on PC will definitely be the best looking game of all time.

@ DaTruth

It's not hypocrisy, apparently you are just too dimwitted to understand the difference.
Games are always about a balance between graphical quality and performance. Bayonetta doesn't have half the graphical prowess as Crysis 2.

If bayonetta looked better on one console than another then it looked better, nothing hard to understand there. In that case, people were looking at the same game and simply noticing that it looked and performed much better on one console than another.

So, cross platform comparisons are one thing. Obviously if we are talking about the very same game you would always prefer to have the better looking and better performing version (all other considerations being the same).

However, when you are comparing DIFFERENT games then you have to consider the entire package.

Crysis 2 is much more advanced than any other console game, but it also doesn't perform quite as well as some other games. Yes, it is slightly lower resolution, has pop-in and some framerate drops, but many games have such issues, if maybe not to the same degree.

You can't simply compare resolutions and say that the game with higher resolution looks better. If that were true then we would have to say that Fat Princess at 1920 x 1080 looks better than Uncharted 2 at 1280 x 720.

Again, you have to look at the total picture. If Fat Princess is a 5 for graphics and a 9 for resolution & performance, and if Uncharted 2 is a 9 for graphics and an 8 for resolution & performance, then clearly Uncharted 2 is graphically superior overall.

Likewise, Crysis 2 can have a slightly lower resolution, more pop-in and more frame drops than another game, while still being the more graphically impressive game overall.

zootang2451d ago

Killzone 3 Mawlr takes it for me, that was intense!

DualConsoleOwner2451d ago

if you played the game, you would know what i mean.

Vherostar2451d ago

Only people on earth who think Crysis 2 looks the best game right now are sad 360 fanboys as they finally want to say they got the best looking game on there console and I am sorry but its not happening its nothing compared to Killzone and Uncharted. It's not even 720p on 360 so move along.

kikizoo2451d ago

And if you look closer vherostar, they are always the same, repeating like parots the same lies everyday (with one or several accounts).

denial/[email protected] best, it's sad, but it's hard for them since more than 3 years, in all departments :)

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TBM2452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

Sorry people but I can't cosign this article lol, its missing Uncharted2; GoW3; Castlevania etc etc

KrimsonKody2451d ago

I agree;
many have overlooked just how beautifully done CastleVania was, the graphics, CG, etc.

Games like those get shadowed (no pun) by the not-so bigger names, but the games which promise "realism" in their gameplay (1st person shooters, any game with vegetation- grass, trees, etc.).

Pintheshadows2451d ago

Totally agree about GOW3. That game is Gowgeous. Ewww that didn't really work.

jrbeerman112451d ago

This article is focusing on PC games, Killzone was thrown in there as the king of PS3 and even said it would look amazing on pc if done.

Solid_Snake-2452d ago

agreed and its nice to see some pc titles in there.

RankFTW2452d ago

CryEngine 2 is still the sexiest thing on this planet.

paintsville2452d ago

Currently, until BF3 releases, Crysis2 is the best looking game on ANY platform. PERIOD.

Motorola2451d ago

Crysis 1 looked better.

fooltheman2451d ago

what do you win by it by believing what you say? more confidence?

kikizoo2451d ago

yeah yeah paintsville fan in denial, repeat "period" (with your other accounts writting the same ridiculous "period") every day if you want, but the reality it's really different, and unbiased gamers and reviewers have also clearly explain that (you can't have better graphics on inferior hardware, it's like hoping to have better graphics on ps2 than the best xbox games)

Downtown boogey2451d ago


How is that, in any way, conceivable?

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chriski3332452d ago

I agree balttlefield 3 is going to be king can't wait and with me I like both killzone 3 and crysis 2 these games I think are kings for now

Derekvinyard132451d ago

1.Game thats not out yet 2. Game thats not out yet 3.KZ3 and OG crysis are debateable ( and hes using the modded one??? that dosent count)

jrbeerman112451d ago

Ya and stalker does not look better even with mod.

The crysis 1 mod didn't have the best framerate either.

Using games that arent out yet is a reach, I would hope newer games get better graphically, especially on PC.

Crysis 2 wont have any visual mods?

Also throwing Killzone 3 was odd. Yes Killzone looks better on PS3 than Crysis 2 PS3, but not the PC version.

Basically this article actually helps prove my point that Crysis 2 is a great looking game rather than making Crysis 2 look bad. Cannot come up with a current game that looks better without a mod.

Downtown boogey2451d ago

You could mod Crysis 1 to look like Avatar the movie, but it wouldn't run.

Optimization is the prevalent factor, so even if Crysis 1 looked better than (probably doesn't anyway) Crysis 2 when running on Ultra-High settings doesn't matter the slightest if you have to have twice as powerful PC!

zeddy2451d ago

rage looks great also god of war 3 in certain bits.

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jaidek2452d ago

Yeah, for the flagship title for CryENGINE 3, Crysis 2 was a bit disappointing for PC users. I know it will get better over time, I just hope the engine will be adopted by studios other than Crytek. Still, Killzone 3 is the console visual king. Come on Guerrilla Games, let other Sony developers play with your tech!

LightofDarkness2452d ago

Nay, Uncharted 2 still looks better. Even KZ2 looks a bit better, IMO.

Vaud-Villian2452d ago

I don't think narrow, linear games should be in contention.

STONEY42452d ago (Edited 2452d ago )

I think it looks better than Uncharted 2, although not by much, but the consoles are hitting their limits. It's on par with Killzone 3. One does things better than the other, and vice-versa. Killzone 3 in textures (WAY sharper), character models, and resolution, Crysis 2 in lighting (by far the best thing), motion blur (per object), larger environments, particle effects, and water. I think Uncharted 3 will look better. This is consoles though.

But honestly, lets put aside this whole "which game looks better" thing. For Cryteks very first console game developed by them, it's really an amazing feat that they've outclassed every multiplatform game out there of developers who've had years of experience. and managed to be on par with exclusives. If CryEngine 3 manages to replace Unreal Engine 3 as the standard middle-ware engine as Crytek is trying to do, this could be the best thing to happen to multiplatform games. And hopefully we won't have half-assed looking ports on PC anymore if used like the GDC video.

DaTruth2451d ago

What about Crysis 2 isn't linear? I don't even know how this whole "open" thing ever got applied to it... or destructible environments for that matter!

Killzone 2 or 3's so called narrow levels are likely a design choice since if they were "open", you would get flanked so hard by the AI that you wouldn't pass the first level! Not a problem in Crysis 2, unless you pass them while they are running on the spot, floating in mid air or suddenly appear by walking through a solid wall!

MRMagoo1232451d ago


it seems alot of ppl dont like you talking about facts crysis 2 is a technical mess but now its on the 360 its turn a blind eye time, but when its games like KZ3 the comments are always "its not about graphics its about gameplay and KZ3 is boring" so which is it 360 fantards take ur pick and forever hold ur peace graphics or gameplay but choose wisely because Crysis 2s gameplay isnt that good and the graphics arent the best out there.

Vherostar2451d ago

Crysis 2 is Linear!!! Think before you open your mouth in future.. God damn fanboys who haven't even played the games arguing its case.. Terrible..

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Bay2452d ago

A real shame how they can lose the title of graphics powerhouse in just 1 game.

iistuii2452d ago

You like to borrow my glasses ?

plb2452d ago

But he's right. Crysis 2 is a big let down graphically. Go to official forums and just at all the raging PC people. Crysis 1 had better textures, open world environment, prone, lean etc...all kinds of stuff. Crysis 2 is using DirectX9 FFS.

iistuii2452d ago

About PC however it's one of, if not the best looking console games I've ever played, no need to go to forums, I can see it on my tv.

Muerte24942451d ago

Crysis2 has superior lighting by far. Maybe it's just me but I prefer Killzone3's dark and gritty look. Cryengine3 looks too "clean" to me. It looks good but for those claiming it the best on consoles, maybe that true for only one console.

MicrocutsX22452d ago

Def some good picks here. Really looking forward to seeing the rage engine.

Software_Lover2452d ago

I'm just saying give them a chance, LOL. They should've waited on the pc release if it wasn't ready yet. The game still looks good, but early battlefield 3 footage blows it away. The battlefield 3 footage looks like Crysis 1 but in A city. They should've just released Crysis 2 on pc with the Crysis 1 engine.