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Submitted by dirigiblebill 1649d ago | review

OXM: Crysis 2 Retaliation Review

OXM UK: "Can a DLC pack save Crytek's critical darling from online obsolescence?" (Crysis 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 7/10

MARKUS_MAX1MUS  +   1649d ago
Should have thought about fixing their game first
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   1649d ago
DX11 Please
chak_  +   1649d ago

And HD texture.

Solo was good though
Substance101  +   1648d ago
Lol by now they are probably busy making the next rehash. Funny but going console didnt really result in huge sales for them. If anything the sales have dried up now. I dont think they will ever touch the 3 million sales they acheived on PC as an exclusive.
F4sterTh4nFTL  +   1648d ago
Actually it was 4.5 Million if we include Warhead Expansion
Tachyon_Nova  +   1648d ago
Crysis shipped 1 million in 1 month, Crysis 2 shipped 2 million in 1 week. Oh and Faster, why would you include Warhead, it is a seperate game?
Substance101  +   1648d ago
Yea i was just counting the original game, plus most of the PC sales probably happened via DD which is even more profitable.

To equal the sort of profit they made from PC @ 3million, they would atleast have to sell 6 million on console. Since DD is much more profitable.


Everyone knows console sales dry up for a game after the first few weeks, because console sale is mostly retaile. After the first few weeks the game dissapears from retail, unless its a big game like COD.

Crysis 2 may have shipped 2 million its not sold 2 million. also Crysis 1 on PC had very long legs it kept selling since every PC enthusiast bought the game, even if it was just for benchmarking purpose. Same isnt true for Crysis 2.

Anyways Crysis 2 console sales have dried up, it wont be selling like Crysis 1 did on PC. Hence dont expect it to touch the 3 Million Sold figure of Crysis 1.
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Tachyon_Nova  +   1648d ago
Actually Crysis 2 was back in 6th spot in the UK all formats last week, so I don't see what you mean by sales have dried up. It has also been doing very well on Amazon with the discount, it even held the number 1 and 4 spots at one point last week which shows that people want the game but perhaps aren't sure about it after some mixed points of view.

Once DX11 is out for PC, so long as it smashes hardware which is what they were talking about it doing (one Crytek employee even mentioned them being given the ability to drop the frame rate by 50% with the update or more) then sales for the PC version will pick up as well. If EA don't announce that Crysis 2 has shipped 3 million in the Q1 2012 financial results I'll eat my Killzone 3 disc.
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Substance101  +   1648d ago

Check out the Vgcharts sales figures, there has been a significant drop in Crysis 2 sales figures.

Of course Vgchartz doesnt count the DD sales for PC however we can see even on STeam the game is no longer in the top sellers.

Lastly even if it does sell 3million, it wont be as profitable as the last one. Why?

Because console development is more costly, all the advertisement they made this time around (crysis 1 had little to no advertisement cost at all). Plus as i previously mentioned they would have to sell alot more copies then 3million to reach the profitability they say with Crysis 1, simply because major sales of PC happen via dd which avoids:

Packaging cost, Transport cost, huge retailer margins, damages, returns etc.
Jacobite  +   1648d ago
DX11 Please, yes I agree but their should be a patch for getting rid of press f to look even in post-human warrior and that stupid blur affect wtf grrrrr
manumit  +   1648d ago
Im i the only person who enjoyed this freaking game, i even played it on the 360 and loved it. Is seems like the trend these days to bag out a good game. Or aren't i cool enough?
MARKUS_MAX1MUS  +   1648d ago
No it was just the unbelievable in game lag, very strong aim assist, frame rate dips and overall inconsistency of the game.

Oh and it had death streaks...need I say more? :S
manumit  +   1648d ago
WOW dude were we playing the same game? My copy runs smooth as. And death streaks? yes you better say more, please fill me in why death streaks are bad?
Tachyon_Nova  +   1648d ago
Does it have deathstreaks? I've never noticed :)
RAmar101  +   1648d ago
no one plays this anymore, its the most overated game released this year, pure technical mess it was. how its been called best grafix on console is beyond me

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