I remember when Crytek boss Cevat Yerli said that in order for his latest game, Crysis 2, to be considered a success, the title must be rated in the 90s. Seems like his hopes have become reality, as the shooter’s now the highest rated blockbuster game of 2011, beating out the likes of Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm.
On Metacritic, the PS3 version has an 88 percent rating, and 87 percent for the Xbox 360. Those numbers are subject to change and can either climb higher or drop lower. Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 was the most reviewed, with 25 recognized outlets having already released their verdicts. Compare that to 15 reviews for the PS3 version, as many has hailed the game on Microsoft’s console as superior, which is strange because the PS3′s version rates a point higher. That, however, must be because there are more reviews out for the 360. IGN even stressed that Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 has the best looking graphics ever.
But where the game really shines according to reviewers, is on PC, and judging by its 90 percent rating on Metacritic, we must agree. And it had better be so, as the original Crysis was a PC exclusive, bringing second-to-none visuals to that platform.
As for sales, we’re not sure how the game’s faring, as it hasn’t arrived at Amazon’s number one spot, and is actually slowly dropping… And although Amazon doesn’t tell the full story, it’s definitely a precursor to judge how a game’s doing at retail.