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You Probably Shouldn’t Buy Crysis 2 On PS3

by Ernice Gilbert on March 3rd, 2011, under Crytek, EA, Hot, News

I was wrong. The reason we haven’t seen Crysis 2 on PS3 is not because EA and Sony have a great relationship, but rather because the game actually sucks on the console. For a machine with games like Killzone 3 and Uncharted 2 showcasing its first party power, and developers like Visceral with Dead Space 2, and DICE with its Battlefield: Bad Company games nailing down the system’s architecture, it’s a shame that Crytek, a studio that usually boasts of its capabilities, is set to release a PS3 game that’s inferior in more ways than one to the Xbox 360′s version.

Just a crying shame.

Many of IGN’s journalists got a chance to play Crysis 2 PS3 at GDC, and all agreed that it ran poorly on the console.

“This week at the Game Developers Conference we were made a final promise to see the PS3 version of Crysis 2 after the announcement of its multiplayer beta on the system launching March 15th, and I spent about half an hour with Crysis 2′s multiplayer on the system.

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 in the wake of the PS3′s other flagship showpieces, and worse, the variable framerate really hurts controller response.”

Nothing more to say here. Buy the game for your 360 or better yet your PC, as it’ll run best there. But if you only own a PS3, give the game a rent first… In fact, it’ll be better to wait for the reviews. After all, they could fix it before release.


  1. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:45 am

    Yeah I’ll wait for the reviews. After all that big talk by them about how Crysis 2 will be a graphical beast on all platforms; they deliver this? I’m sorry but I’m not buying this game unless they fix the issues.

  2. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:47 am

    Check the “title” Ernice

  3. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:49 am

    Yes I just did. fixed it. Thanks!

  4. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 6:51 am

    Same here man. Can’t believe that’s what they’re delivering. You would think Crysis 2 would rock the console after all the big talk like “squeezing out every inch of power from consoles”. Can’t even believe this.

  5. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 9:01 pm

    is it too early to say …. they dont know how to use the cell

  6. Thu, 3rd Mar 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Exactly my point, trav, if they don’t know how to use it yet, what’s with all the big talk?

  7. Fri, 4th Mar 2011 at 3:50 am

    you should know not to trust IGN.
    theres heaps of previews out there saying it looks just as good if not better then the 360 version.
    lets not count our chickens before they hatch!

  8. Fri, 4th Mar 2011 at 4:14 am

    I don’t trust them with PS3 exclusive reviews. And they’re not the only ones talking about the bad PS3 Crysis 2 version.

  9. Fri, 4th Mar 2011 at 10:45 am

    PSM3 says it looks just as good as the 360 version!
    you cant judge the game from the betas, there from early January.
    games improve so fast in their last 2 months of development, especially with a team the size of cryteks!

  10. Fri, 4th Mar 2011 at 1:55 pm

    We’ll see bro. I do hope it’s good for their sakes.

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