In many ways, Crysis 2 carries the hopes of the PC shooter genre on its shoulders. The original was as much a benchmark for PC capability as it was a running joke about the impossibility to run it at full power (the very first achievement in Crysis 2 is “Can it run Crysis?”). So does Crysis 2 succeed on consoles without watering down the gold standard that made it a PC legend? Barring some shortcomings, the answer is largely yes. Crysis 2 is a solid and beautiful shooter which is a breath of fresh air in a genre that has lately been dominated by realism centered military shooters.