IGN: Crysis 2 - The Rock, the Hard Place and the PS3

The verdict? Not so great, unfortunately. The performance of the PS3 version is pretty underwhelming. The framerate is frequently low and choppy. There are jagged lines everywhere, and shadows are especially messy. There's a muddiness to the graphics that's hard to stomach, and worse, the variable framerate really hurts controller response.

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MGRogue20174229d ago (Edited 4229d ago )

Uh oh... IGN, What have you done... :O

shadowknight2034229d ago

Well Im now officially worried about the ps3 version..I might just pre order homefront instead.

BakedGoods4229d ago (Edited 4229d ago )

I was worried about this.

I'm cancelling my pre-order. I throw the credit onto LA Noire and play Dragon Age 2/Killzone till then.

MGRogue20174229d ago (Edited 4229d ago )

Why not get it for the Xbox 360 instead then?

I'm getting both Homefront & Crysis 2 for teh Xbox 360. I would get one of 'em for my PS3... but well, you know.. I like to own the best looking & best performing console version of any multi-platform title I plan to purchase.

I love my PS3 but let's just face it.. The Xbox 360 version seems to be the one to go for when it comes to multi-platform titles on consoles.. Always.

jjohan354229d ago

That fucking sucks man. How disappointing. And I was hoping that the new Crytek engine would be the future for next gen consoles. It's following the footsteps of other lazy 3rd party developers.

Ducky4229d ago (Edited 4229d ago )


Then you'd be getting them on PC.
+ You'd be getting Metro2033 and a kickass bandana for TF2... just for pre-ordering Homefront.

zootang4228d ago

Simple, won't properly support my console equals no support from me. Plenty of exclusives that my money can be saved for, done me a favour.

Pixelated_Army4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

Good lookin' out IGN. If true then an investigation needs to be done in order to see if MS is meddling with other platforms development.

Silly gameAr4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )


Stop being a tool. We know what the PS3 is capable of. Crytek was talking all of that crap but couldn't deliver on the PS3 in the end.

It's the dev, not the system. Always has been and always will be.


Don't. I've been around long enough to recognize comments like his for what they really are.

BattleAxe4228d ago

I played the 360 and PC demos today, and I was really impressed with textures and the crispness of the PC version. The 360 version didn't look bad, and I thought that it looked marginally better than Modern Warfare 2. Now that it seems that the PS3 will be suffering from poor development, I'm probably going to buy this game on Steam. I might try the PS3 demo just for the sake of it, but I think I'm going PC with this one.

kaveti66164228d ago

silly gamar, did enkei say that it was the PS3s fault that Crysis 2 sucks on PS3?

MAJ0R4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

what was that you said about maxing all consoles Crytek?

and just so everyone knows Crysis 1 looks better than Crysis 2 on the PC, the PC demo is comparable to the console versions

Crysis 2 = huge disappointment

NiKK_4194228d ago

meh, wasn't gonna buy it anyway. might still try it on gamefly though...but that's about it

Lekumkee4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

Shame I was officially on the fence on getting this, this makes my decision alot easier. Saves me $65 for Dragon Age 2.

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evrfighter4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

As a pc gamer. I can sit here and say I won't have to worry about it. That's the problem though. Because it doesn't affect me I overlook it. Crysis 2 is coming off more and more as an xbox cash grab.

The solution is simple. Don't support crytek. There's too many other games coming out across all platforms that could use the support.

The sooner you console gamers start giving lazy devs the finger with your wallets. The faster more quality titles come around.

Chromer4228d ago

Stop being an idiot. Crytek talked all the smack about being able to harness the power of the PS3 and they couldn't deliver. This is not the fault of the PS3 but the developers. God of War 3, Uncharted 2, Killzone 3, etc. already proven that in the right hands, games that cannot be matched by 360 can be made. Just because you like to believe the 360 can do the same, doesn't make it true.

BattleAxe4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

@ evrfighter

We do vote with our pocket books, thats why games like CoD and and Bulletstorm sell like hotcakes on the 360 and not on the PS3. I tend to support the PS3's first party games, because they tend to be the highest quality console games around.

BakedGoods4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

If the PS3 is so technologically inferior, why does Killzone 3/God of War 3/Uncharted 2 graphically own every exclusive 360 title or multiplat?

Boody-Bandit4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

evrfighter, it's a nice thought but that wont happen any time soon. Just look at Activision and the COD franchise. There is a lot of talk of boycotts but each new game breaks sales records over the previous installment. <- Which is plain sad.

You're wasting your time with paintsville. He is going to troll that account into the ground and just create another one. Just help him out by ridding him of his bubbles so he can start over a new.

DelbertGrady4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

The multiplayer demo plays great on my Xbox 360. Very fluid and the controls are very precise but I'm still more excited about Homefront. Just want to see how it turns out first.

Too bad for people who only own a PS3 and don't have a gaming rig. I hope Homefront is a bit better.

RatherHavaBigGirl4228d ago

@ FatOldMan

he said CONSOLES.

HolyOrangeCows4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

Yep, definitely getting Crysis 2 used. Crytech has proved to be massive liars about the quality of their console products, sub-HD and lacking real AA on both console versions.

IGN seems to be definitely making a big deal out of nothing, though. Several videos have released of the PS3 version, and it never seemed all that bad as they make it sound. I'm sure we'll all be laughing at IGN's over-exaggerations of inferiority when the PS3 demo releases.

pixelsword4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

It's IGN, so I'm sorry to say that you may have to take their verdict with a grain of salt.

I have, at this point, no reason to doubt this; but I also have no reason to believe IGN.

nveenio4228d ago

Stupid Crytek. Set out to make more money and only wound up hurting their reputation. Now, Battlefield 3 will come out, and DICE will be the new king of graphics (on PC, at least). Crytek is just horrible at optimization. Seriously...people still use Crysis to benchmark hardware. If Crysis had been optimized, people would have stopped using it for benchmarks 2 years ago.

ProjectVulcan4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

Feel it looks poor on PC, at least the settings provided in the demo. I know they can't be max settings however as i kept an eye on my video memory usage and it only just broke 500mb. The original Crysis has no trouble at all eating up over twice that, 1.1GB video RAM. The image seems smeary and vaseline coated, not a nice thing when you play crisp PC titles all day long.

360 i was reasonably impressed with performance and how the game looked. The only real downside for me was the blur brought on by temporal AA. I think 360 gamers will be relatively happy with this title.

PS3 is the worry and always was. When the first video leaked out there seemed to be fair amounts of muddy textures popping in and wobbly framerates.

Crytek may have severely underdelivered on PC and PS3, we will have to reserve judgement until release day comes around however. It won't be long.

Agent VX4228d ago

"That said, my time with the PS3 version was sandwiched between the multiplayer demo on PC which, despite its own issues, understandably smokes its console cousins"

Nuff said... PC version FTW!!!

Cenobia4228d ago


He is talking about the "best performing" version...that is always going to be on the PC. I am loving how you decide to limit the scope of the argument for no reason other than you feel like it.

Essentially you are both just trying to argue that the xbox still holds some value without any exclusives. Meanwhile I could plug an xbox controller into a PC and have 90% of the same games.

DavidBanner4228d ago

IGN quote"Our videos don't present this well because of the realities of HD video capture"..that's bull.
And what's funny is that they said so and we believe them, just like what they said about GT5 without playing the whole game.

limewax4228d ago

PC isnt much better. framerate is stable but thats about it. Was watching the multiplayer and SP leak at my GFs bros and well, I had to ask him why both versions said 'press start button' WTF Crytek?

Anyway its releasing DX9 and patching DX11 in, this is a lazy port on pc too

IcarusOne4228d ago

Luckily, the only thing that matters to the PS3 camp is exclusives.

Jinxstar4228d ago

@ Icarusone

hey ol' buddy hows it going? Me an you have had our bouts out here and I can say that I for one am a huge PS3 fanboy but so far this year all I have bought are multiplats. DC Universe, MvsC3 and dead space 2. Also in my top 5 upcoming are a few exclusives but batman AC is on my list of must buys. Heck I didn't even buy KZ3 cause I'm kinda burned out on FPS's in general.

We do love exclusives and we have so much variety in them(KZ3, UC3, Infamous2, Twisted Metal, TLG, etc...) and quality that it's hard not to feel like crytek did the lazy thing and "Make game on easy system then port" instead of build from the ground up like Batman AA or Burnout Paradise or a number of other good quality games that show that the capabilities are there... I know I wont support shoddy ports like the orange box was but I might now buy Portal 2 for PS3. I don't think anyone should support this. besides the first crysis wasn't even all that fun anyway... Very pretty on my PC but not all that fun...

KillerBBs4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

I knew it!
I think the 360 ver is not going to be much better. The Demo was CraP! but look nice... "dress up a PIG" comes to mind.

wsoutlaw874228d ago

well we all knew this would happen. they make pc games and the 360 is the most pc-like to develop for

finbars754228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

I have an xbox and I did give Crysis2 a go but was very disspointed in it.Maybe its because I have been playing Killzone 3 alot Im not sure but the layout of both maps are just WTF.The game looks good but not really up to par with what everyone else has been going on about.Maybe on the PC it looks stunning but on a console its just alright.There are cool things about the game I do like such as the Mirrors edge grab and pull yourself up or the slide.The guns all sound the same the nano suit is boring.If you have played Halo Reach well then there you go pretty much all those features are in Reach and the Melees look like they stole it from killzone3 just not as good actually not even close.I was going to buy this game for the SP but all the videos I have watched make it look boring.I felt like I was watching the start of 28days when he gets up and the city is empty.I think I will stick to Homefront considering that the guy who wrote the story for RED DAWN and Apocolypse Now did the story for Homefront.Oh well you never know maybe I will pick Crysis2 up for the hell of it just in case I need a break from other good games.

NukaCola4228d ago

What if EA is showing off gimped PS3 footage and then on release it will be the ultimate version with 3D, Move, Steam, Exclusive Content, etc just ot pull the ultimate troll on trolls? That would be funny.

In my honest opinion, even the PC version doesn't really blow me away. I mean yeah its sexy, but I am more interested in the Engine itself and what Mods can do with it.

frostypants4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

Programming for the PS3 separates the men from the boys. Guess we know which group Crytek falls into now.

Epic. Fail.

I wouldn't be so harsh if they hadn't been so cocky over the last few months. FWIW neither version really impresses me.

These dudes need to stick to the PC, where they can blame hardware configurations for the results of poor optimization. Hey, it worked for the first Crysis...

thorstein4228d ago

I already bought Homefront. And it is a shame that this doesn't look half as good as KZ3, UC2 (or 3) etc... etc.... etc...

It doesn't even look as good as Fallout.

DaTruth4228d ago

If this was somebody else, I would be worried, but ever since the dedicated link on Live for IGN, PS3 can do nothing right!

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Rynx4229d ago (Edited 4229d ago )

Surprise? Surprise?

No Really. I'm actually curious as to who is geniounly shocked by this?

I feel bad for people who were actually interested in this game for their PS3

RBLAZE19884228d ago

lol i'm pretty interested in this game still. Go click on one of the videos ign has up for crysis 2 from GDC and tell me if you see frame rate issues. I'm still getting this game. PS3 gamers on the internet are a bunch of spoiled little whiners. When a game like killzone 3 comes out you guys say that it's the next coming but nobody ended up buying it. It sold 500,000 first week. Come on guys!?

If you guys cancel your pre orders cause some tool from IGN gave his opinion on the graphics then you guys are a bunch of easily controlled weak willed gamers. I bet it still looks amazing though...oh well you guys won't be playing cause some guy said it looks washed out. I wonder why most games that websites show as washed out on ps3 look awesome, crisp and contrast heavy on my tv...oh well.

nycredude4228d ago

I agree gamers in general are a bunch of whiners but since when is 500,000 first week bad? Besides it was VGchartz wasn't it?

Also I think IGN pretty have recently just removed themselves from the short list of gaing sites with any credibility.

"Why not get it for the Xbox 360 instead then?"

Um cause I am getting the superior version on my PC! I guess your pc can't run it huh.

Pixelated_Army4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )


"Our videos don't present this well because of the realities of HD video capture, but more than one IGN editor confirmed similar thoughts to me after seeing Crysis 2 running on the PS3."

I see you're allergic to reading. And those numbers quoted buy VZcharts are full of shit. Sony doesn't share that info with anyone so how the f**k would VZcharts know how many copies KZ3 sold.

RBLAZE19884228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

@ pixelated army do you know how easy it is for a group of people to form one opinion based on an initial bias or opinion. One guy says a game looks bad and has this happening, other people in the group start looking at it from that angle and agree with him based on a negative catalyst opinion. Ever studied sociology? If another person agrees and then 4 people agree with the initial consensus then chances are that the 5th person will agree since the 4 other people in the group agreed.

Just wait for the demo before you guys lose your minds like i have been saying for weeks. You guys don't listen to ign for reviews why does this all of a sudden affect you guys? They gave killzone 3 an 8.5 and most of you guys think it is a 9.5. You guys are really selective when it comes to when sites tell the truth and when they are bullshitting.

Death24944228d ago

VGChartz is a load of @#%! bro. There is a reason why there isn't any official numbers for EU. EU has way too many different currencies and governments. I highly doubt a site by (Former Neogaf member) has the ability to calculate EU sales. As far a America goes, I'd believe NPD since it's actually recognized by all big 3. MediaCreate officially does Japan's numbers.

vsr4228d ago

Thanks IGN ! I will never waste my money . I will buy best exclusives like KZ3, Res3,UC3 and good 3rd party titles like LA noire, Saints row3, Skyrim , and BF 3 (especially PS3 version with MLAA)

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shadowknight2034228d ago

Y aknow what guys, I do recall them saying a demo will come out before release, I'm going to (probably regret even saying this but..) at least try the demo for myself before i cancel my pre order, who knows maybe I wont even care and Ill enjoy the darn thing.

RBLAZE19884228d ago

Wow...your kind is rare among these parts. People on n4g making sense? Wtf?

Silly gameAr4228d ago

That's understandable but really man, how many times are we going to have to go through this?

Remember the hoopla over the differences between the 360 and PS3 versions of Bayonetta before launch? This feels like the same senario, expect Crytek actually had the nerve to reassure PS3 owners that things would be different.

That's the only thing I'm sore about. They made all of these promises, but waited until the last second to pull an Activision on us.

I'm disappointed more than anything.

pixelsword4228d ago

You're right shadow;

People should try it first because it's not like the saying "you can't spell ignorant without IGN" is a meaningless statement.

bwazy4228d ago

Unfortunately the demo is beyond disappointing. Tried it on Xbox and PC.... It handled MUCH better on the 360 than it did on my $4000 gaming rig... Probably check out homefront instead.

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xCaptainAmazing4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

With what every other person has said about the PS3 version. Not saying the fellow is wrong, but everyone else seems to be saying it is the exact same as 360 (to the naked eye, anyways)...

Sarcasm4228d ago

Shame, looks like it's going to be a poor showing for the PS3 version. People should put money towards the PC version instead or at the very least get the 360 version.

bwazy4228d ago

Have you played the PC versions demo? It makes me sad to be a pc gamer.

jack_burt0n4228d ago

Lol enkei the 360 version looks just as crap as the ps3 .

mugoldeneagle034228d ago

Or even pull of my shelf that I still need to play. Looks like Crytek won't be getting my money. I was excited though even though I feel like all I've been playing has been FPS's

Oh well, looks like a rental :/

Domer254228d ago

So basically all platforms have pissed off fans-----nice job Crytek.

ABizzel14228d ago

Doesn't bother me I was getting it on 360 anyway. But this sucks if you wanted it on PS3. Stick with Killzone 3.

BeOneWithTheGun4228d ago

Um looked pretty good to me. IGN is not exactly the most trusted ps3 source, anyway. I will reserve judgement. I planned on gameflying this anyway so worst case scenerio, i take up a game slot for a week. Tragic.

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NewZealander4228d ago

just wait till the game comes out, its probably old code.

btw can anybody help me, ive got a problem with my ps3 slim where it gets a purple line and transparent blocky lines going down the screen, its had the problem before and been fixed but its back :(

heres a pic i found on the net that shows what it looks like, anybody else had it or know how i can get rid of it?

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buckley4228d ago

The PS3 version is probably the weakest of the three, but I take just about anything IGN puts out with a grain of salt. They often post some pretty exaggerated and biased content. Unfortunate that these kinds of things have become expected from what is supposed to be one of the top gaming sites on the net.

HungPHATx4228d ago

First a Bullshit KZ3 review ! Now this ? I'm not buying it IGN ... I'll see for my self

M4ndat0ry_1nstall4228d ago

fo real!

Crytek: "We have reached the peak in what consoles can do".

IGN: "The PS3 version of Crysis 2 is bad!"


Okay, if Crytek used every drop of the "consoles" power for Crysis 2 and the PS3 version is probably the worst version. Does this mean what I think it means??????

ministryx4228d ago

there is no way ps3 is maxed out.

Bebedora4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

It means that leprechaunts will haunt your bedroom at nights.

DatNJDom814228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )


Yes it does I'm afraid....... that ur a troll. Great job.

MNicholas4228d ago

No surprises here.

Has Crytek ever done anything of note outside of click-to-create/paint-by-numbe rs DirectX world?

How embarrassing.

This is why Carmack was scared to make a game for the PS2 while console experts like Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Polyphony Digital and others made gorgeous games that made massive amounts of money.

Gamer_Z4228d ago (Edited 4228d ago )

I was worried about Crysis 2 since they weren’t really showing any gameplay for the PS3 version, I guess my doubts about the PS3 version were justified after all. Well guys I its official the PS3 version is gimped, I won’t be picking it up. I could pick this up for the Xbox but naaah i hate paying for live and i prefer gaming on my PS3 it’s just my preference, I think I’ll save that money for Brink. Anyways I think Crysis should be played on the PC that’s where this game will truly shine.

Jaces4228d ago

Hmm, it's a shame. I was looking forward to this but now....I think I'll take my money elsewhere.

I wouldn't mind getting it on my 360 but I don't feel that Crytek deserve my money when they can't properly deliver on BOTH platforms.

lil Titan4228d ago

a week before i decided its a rental or a buy...shouldnt be too hard since they game me a week to decided while xbox and PC players have had x amount of time with the game.
they dug there own grave we just have to put dirt in the ditch "Step Ya Game UP!" Crytek smh