With EA's Crysis 2 mostly regarded as the better game by gamers and the gaming press alike, that positivity hasn't translated into actual sales if sales data is to be believed.
Both games are a huge letdown. Sadly, I own both of them. Although I think I've had a more memorable experience with Homefront to be honest.
Homefront has one of the most fun perfected MP since Call of Duty 4. The SP is a joke though. Vice versa for Crysis 2.
Damn nice numbers.
Well said winter. I agree.
Killzone 3 was the best game out of the 3 for me personally.
Meh, HomeFront never looked all that great and i didnt like the beta for Crysis 2 at all, my buddy bought it and said it was pretty crap although he thought it was better than K3 (another game ive yet to play) Deus Ex 3, Rage and BF3 are all i needz in the fps department, anythinelse will be a rental
If Crytek made Crysis 2 exclusive to PC with it's full potential... it would probably be a better game and sold more. Crysis 1 for PC sold pretty well. Crysis 2 is a good game... but could of been so much more.
Yea, it's a shame so many features had to be compromised because of consoles.
i hope crytek will get the message, lot of pc gamers are angry at them
It would have looked better, no doubt about that. But the game is still rubbish. I am a massive fan of the original and I really just wish the second one hadn't happened at all. I mean seriously, the story was just terrible compared to the first game, completely ruined the franchise in my opinion.
Crytek has invested a lot of money to be able to develop on all three consoles, I doubt they're about to pull out and go PC only any time soon. Besides they can only pull a rabbit out of a hat for so long.
I only got homefront. SP felt like it was missing polish and a 2nd act. Felt like there was a beginning and an end. Me personally, I could never join a match only with more than 4 people through matchmaking. It has potential for a good sequel. If it doesn't look good than I won't buy it. I gave them a shot. Crisis 2 turned me off cause I never played 1 and that first gameplay unveil at E3 looked really boring. Meh.
well deserved. Homefront kills Crysis 2 MP all day... Hellsvacancy: Crisis better than KZ3? are you crazy?
I agree that both games were a huge letdown,personally one of the two biggest disappointments this generation...at least for me.Anyways,Homefront has among the most piss-poor campaigns I have ever played on my PS3.Pathetic companion AI and even dumber enemy AI.Nothing is really new,and the campaign is far too short to really enjoy.Certain sections look like they were developed for the PS2 and the voice-acting is cringe worthy. But,I haven't played Homefront's MP because of the Sony Blackout.Crysis 2 has a decent MP,but not as good as I expected.I'm glad I bought Killzone 3 earlier,because it had a great SP and one of the best MP since Bad Company 2 imo.
i got both, but i've only played multiplayer on crysis a few times thought it was crap
Crysis 2 is simply the better game, maybe a number of gamers were taken in by Homefront, purchased, and then returned. Especially as that 5 hour campaign is criminal. Crysis 2 offers better value for money, although admittedly I had a lot of fun with Homefront's big team battles multiplayer.
Home front was total shite, i beat the game on the hardest setting in 3 hours, the only decent level was the last one on the bridge
Probably because thats where games normally pick up and carry onwards for a good 3 to 4 hours...someone at THQ forgot to add that part of the game. lol
i bet crytek must be scratching their heads right now. When crysis sold a million copies on the pc, they said that games of such quality sell at least 4 times more. And now they have the same numbers on 2 platforms. But i feel the missing pc numbers make a huge difference for this game
@led1090 crysis 1 sold over 3 million warhead sold over 1.5 million pc only and it would have sold better, console games are starting to sell like crap! @masterchef below...... THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A CONSOLE TO PC PORT!!!! What is wrong with people, games are not made on consoles, games are made on pc, ALL GAMES ARE MADE ON PC, every game you play was made on pc, then maybe PORTED to console, here is a video to help those that have trouble reading, go to 3:20 min. in and see killzone 2 being developed on pc, maybe that will help the slower ones understand..... http://www.youtube.com/watc... see all the guys working on pc to make killzone 2 ?????????? There are never games made on ps3 or 360 then ported to pc!!! Every game you play was made on pc using things like C++, java, bink, physx, havok, unreal, scaleform, realtree, frostbite, demonware, these are all pc tools used to create console games. man people are slow
I seriously don't understand the Crysis 2 hatred. Beyond the graphics arguments and Homefront/Call of Duty multiplayer comparisons, this game has one of the best single player campaigns I've played in some time (if you don't count Portal 2). In a day and age where 5 hour campaigns are churned out like clockwork, along comes a game with nice visuals, superb pacing, jaw-dropping set-pieces, 10 hours of escalating action, and no one bats an eyelid at it. Very, very harsh in my opinion.
I agree with you. If your a PC owner Crysis 2 is worth getting. But paying 60€ for a crappy console port seems a bit much to me. I would prefer them to dumb down the graphics to improve performance than the other way around. Which is one of my main reasons why i didnt get it for my console. Cause face it i am used to playing games at a solid framerate and to go to something thats going to be choppy on my system doesnt seem worth it to me.
Yea the game had horrible frame rate on the consoles, and the graphics were not that great at all. On pc its worth it. Good frame rate and great graphics. Sadly i will get a lot of disagrees for saying this. But i own the ps3 version and a pc version. And the ps3 version is just let down. Horrible running game, and graphics don;t hold up to some of the great ps3 exclusives. On the pc however the graphics beat anything on the ps3
Interesting I hear a lot cod fans preceding homefront ,yet lol the engine was [email protected] the solo was short the mp was rugged as he'll. You be leave that beats even a console version of crysis 2, wasn't even ported wise' multi platform wise one the best. I be leave crysis is for those who understand how to use play the game. If you just want to run and gun it's not for you. But quality wise and what it offers you is a lot more than homefront heck I can't even get anyone to buy it from me.. It just won't sell on play.com I'm not alone either.
Homefront might have been crap but the marketing was huge. Crysis 2? i dnt know, i just dnt know.
I havent played either but i got the feeling that Crysis 2 is better than Homefront. But then again Crytek did a terrible job in bringing the game to consoles. By that i mean the horrid framerate drops and sub HD resolution. I have seen 360 and PS3 games look better than Crysis 2 and run alot better than it as well.
I like how you get disagreed with, but you speak the truth. People will disagree with anything. Even if its the painful truth!
Maybe it's because he's commenting on two games as if he's played them, when he hasn't played them. How can anyone take his comment seriously when he hasn't even experienced the games for himself?
and whats the resolution have to do with how the game looks? crysis 2 is the best looking console game. And I haven't had any frame rate drops
Jetlian, your a lair.. Every review of this game will tell you that its in sub hd, and that it has frame rate drops. Every review will say this. I guess you got the one copy in the world that has no frame rate. Get over yourself.
Yes i admit i havent played them. But i have seen tons of videos of this game. Plus a lot of comparisons as well. PS3 vs 360 comparison http://www.lensoftruth.com/... Kilozone 3 vs Crysis 2 (for rez comparizon) http://www.lensoftruth.com/... XBOX360 vs PS3 Digital foundry http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... @kramun There thats where i got my proof and you cant argue it in any way because its the truth. Also i never stated ever that i played these games so your just trying to troll me and have failed at doing do. @jetlian I believe in the freedom of expression and i respect your comment. But in my opiñion Crysis 2 isnt the best looking console game. Its the best looking one on the 360 but not the PS3 because i believe Killzone looks better than it. These are my thoughts take it as you will
am I a liar when I never said it wasn't sub hd? And nothing produced in this world is the exact same. I've played plenty of games that were considered buggy and didn't have any. As for looks.. eurogamer has the better screen shots than LOT! when it comes to how the game looks. All the screens on crysis 2 are real time not cgi. KZ also has that grain filter
Proof sales =/= quality.
lol my crysis2 on 360 didnt have any framerate problems etc. Resolution is fine and campaign is awesome.
Unfortunately Homefront is completely dead on the PC. But Crysis 2's MP is going okay.
whats the player count these days? I last played around a month ago and was shocked to see less than 700 people online.
Currently, 787 players. Peaked at about 1800.
crysis 2 for me was fun. Homefront for me was fun. i dont care about sales just let me have fun with the game.
better sales equals better support and better sequels
VGcharts booo. I take this info with a grain of salt
"Homefront kills Crysis 2 in sales totals" but not in terms of quality ... gamers dont get any shares from the sales. But we do benefit from quality games.
But we can all agree that both games were better than Failzone 3. Thank goodness for Amazon 40 dollar trade in
Played some nice multiplayer with japanese players on homefront over the week end they kept laughing in the mic made me laugh was contageous i was driving the squad crushing legs into walls it was great fun single player is not as good as frontlines.
I recall such an immersion. One day I found myself in a train wholly conquered by Japanese tourists with high energy levels.
I have both games on 360 and I like them both, but Homefront has an amazing multiplayer mode, so does Crysis 2, but I think people like the more modern style of weapons. Microsoft pushed Homefront, so it's no surprise it sold 2/1 better on that console.
Well the demographic fits 360 better, and if I recall right KZ3 came out around the same time - I'm sure most PS3 fans got that one instead.
Well I have a PS3 and I bought Homefront instead of Killzone....lol
Crysis 2 multiplayer was a big joke, single player was fine and better than homefront single player. But multi in homefron was excellent. In fact crysis 2 received nee-jerk reviews some parts of c2 was appalling it has the worst frame rate out of any fps, animations poor ai poor gunplay poor enemy variety poor enemy/char models poor. I went back on resistance 2 and looking at zoomed in chimera whilst they are dead on floor shows amazingly smooth and detailed char model, do the same with squid and it looks like your looking at a screen of tetris its blocky and shitty, crysis 2 is just a normal game with average visuals for most part. Homefront visuals are poor all round though
I enjoyed homefront multiplayer. I can care less about single player aspect of fps war games. I bought homefront for xbox first. I was appalled at the graphics I couldnt believe how bad it looked. But gameplay is amazingly addictive. I had the drive to constantly play. And it actually got me to stop playing cod. So now I heard about onlive so I can play at work VIA cloud gaming client. That's when saw the power of homefront. The graphics looked a lot better. The multiplayer factor on onlive is very competive. Homefront onlive cloud gaming is 5 times better than xbox. Anyone that wanna see homefront onlive gameplay look me up YouTube furyharryb. I recorded that game play while playing and fraps on.
VGChartz is reliable?
Actually yes in this instance. Even with a 10% error margin the fact still remains...
I can't comment on Crysis, but Homefront single player campaign on the hardest level was a pain. The AI is dumb and gets in your way. I enjoyed the Golden Gate bridge level and piloting the chopper. I'm not a big fan of FPS campaigns but play a lot of the MP, so 4-5 hrs is fine by me. Homefront's MP does have promise and is fun. You never feel like your deaths are in vain when shooting down a drone, or helping to take down and enemy vehicle. I can appreciate that in a game. It's not the greatest by a mile but it is different and can be fun.
Crysis 2 is a step back! like oblivion was a step back from morrowind! It's something that happens to these games when they come to console they try to change the origanal game to much for another crowd! Oh well I might like BF3..
Crysis 2 could be great but the game was clearly not finished in time for release. They just patched it again and failed to fix problems with the games graphics! I can't even enjoy the SP a month after release. The MP is great when the lag isn't bad, but the lag is bad too often. Crysis 2 probably got really bad word of mouth because the grain glitch and lag.
Homefronts online is pretty fun. In fact the whole point system is the best of all MP games online! No longer do you have to camp just to get that last kill for a gunship/etc! And Uc3 kickbacks doing the same. Crysis 2 sp was really good. It was long and the ai was pretty tough compared to most shooters. Online still needs a lag fix but it is playable. They also need more players or smaller maps. Overall played both the same amount of time but in different areas
This is all a big argument against review scores, and how gamers don't listen or care about them sometimes.
i own both on pc and love them equally, both very good games in their own right, i bought crysis 2 for single player and homefront for multi, played no homefront single as it just looked lame, but about 25 hours in multi, crysis i am near the end in single but actually enjoy the multi too, about 10 hours in multi. Again this is for pc, homefront looks downright TERRIBLE on console, but the pc version looks better than any console game ever made, crysis 2 on pc looks amazing and looks very very good on console, so i can see why many console gamers would prefer crysis 2. I have a friend that only games on 360 so i always get to see the console versions of multiplats and crytek did an amazing job porting their game to console, while it still looks much much worse than the pc version, it looks like my pc running it on low at 1024x600, which still looks damn good for console. On pc in 1920x1080p extreme it looks better than any ps4 game will for the first year
well well well....I remember Crytek crying and complaining because Crysis 1 ONLY sold 3.5 million copies as a PC Exclusive. They specifically said that Crysis would of sold more on the consoles. fast forward to 2011 and Crytek has kissed the consoles ass, turn their backs on the PC, and went chasing those "magical C.O.D. sales figures". A huge Ad campaign and 3 platforms later = barely a million in sales. Multi-player still sucks and the game is a one time play through at best. What are those old sayings...The grass isn't always greener on the other side. Never bite the hand that feeds you. Guess we will never get that DX11 patch! :) I suggest Crytek apologize to PC Gamers and make Crysis Warhead 2 a PC Exclusive using ONLY DX11. Other than that I can't wait to hear Crytek explain why Crysis 2 FAILED to sale.
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