Crytek's been at the forefront of graphical achievement for years now. Crysis is still one of the first games people install when they get new hardware, even though the game came out in 2007. Now the company is finally developing something multiplatform. Not surprisingly, it's a shooter. Perhaps to the dismay of some PC purists, it sounds like the core Crysis formula is being altered somewhat to create a more funneled, streamlined experience. But honestly, is that really a bad thing? For now we can't really say for sure.That being said, we should have faith in Crytek. Far Cry, Crysis and Warhead are all excellent shooters, and with Crysis 2 the company is getting more exposure than ever outside of the core PC gaming community. Having refined its shooting mechanics, presentation, and artificial intelligence over the years, Crytek's shooter sequel could be the best thing the studio has ever made. At the very least, you know it's going to be a visual spectacle bound to be obsessively tested on every gaming machine on the planet.
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Arrives: March 22, 2011
Key Characters: Nanosuit 2, New York City, Aliens