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Crysis 2 Screenshots Will Blow Your Mind and GPU

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But can it play Crysis 2?

Looking for PC gaming eye candy? Believe it or not, after all these years, Crysis is still among the top for eye-popping, GPU and CPU smokin' visuals. Now Crytek is back for round two with the first official screenshots for Crysis 2.

The two screenshots below first appeared in the Crymod forums, which provided the following description:

Taking place in New York city, Crysis 2 brings highly vertical gameplay to the table, made possible with the Nanosuit 2, developed by Crynet Systems.

The first of these images includes a Nanosuit-clad character in an all-too-familiar pose, with a backdrop of destruction as the city is laid to waste.

The second features Crynet Ops infantry in combat with the Nanosuit 2 whilst the city crumbles down around them, for reasons that will be revealed in due time.

Here are some of the previously released screenshots, all of which are quite unbelievable.

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    nfail , March 5, 2010 9:56 PM
    Blow your gpu? Not all of us use nVidia cards with the latest drivers. :D 
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    restatement3dofted , March 5, 2010 9:45 PM
    So there is hope that making it playable on 360/PS3 won't drag it into the mud for PC, too. Outstanding!
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    tipmen , March 5, 2010 10:06 PM
    If this is just made for the PC i will buy it. I want to support games that are not ports and push computers to the limits. Crysis has done that only problem i fear is "Will it play crysis.... 2?
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    restatement3dofted , March 5, 2010 9:45 PM
    So there is hope that making it playable on 360/PS3 won't drag it into the mud for PC, too. Outstanding!
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    nforce4max , March 5, 2010 9:47 PM
    Ah can't wait more happy days to come for my G92s. :) 
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    nfail , March 5, 2010 9:56 PM
    Blow your gpu? Not all of us use nVidia cards with the latest drivers. :D 
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    truehighroller , March 5, 2010 10:03 PM
    This is going to be an awesome game and I can't wait. Then again, I'm tired of all the buggy games that have been getting released as of late. I hope this game doesn't follow the trend..
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    CrysisComa , March 5, 2010 10:04 PM
    because theyve dumbed it down for the Xbox and PS3 im guessing the system requirments cant be THAT much higher than Crysis 1.
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    Anonymous , March 5, 2010 10:04 PM
    The game has lower system requirements than the original Crysis.
    Hopefully the highest settings will be more intensive. I'm fairly sure, though, that it takes place in the city for the reason that it will be easier to render, for the consoles.
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    WINTERLORD , March 5, 2010 10:05 PM
    take me to your maker
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    welshmousepk , March 5, 2010 10:05 PM
    if the game genuinely looks like that, then i guess my console port worries are gone.

    i just hope it won't require a 4 GPU system to run it at maximum settings. hopefully crytek have learned from that mistake.

    as long as i can max it out with a 5870, im happy.
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    tipmen , March 5, 2010 10:06 PM
    If this is just made for the PC i will buy it. I want to support games that are not ports and push computers to the limits. Crysis has done that only problem i fear is "Will it play crysis.... 2?
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    d-block , March 5, 2010 10:08 PM
    nFailBlow your gpu? Not all of us use nVidia cards with the latest drivers.


    lol nice
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    gekko668 , March 5, 2010 10:08 PM
    That game will give the new AMD new line of GPUs a good work out.
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    blackpanther26 , March 5, 2010 10:23 PM
    I need that ATI Radeon 5970 now!!!
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    daniel266 , March 5, 2010 10:28 PM
    this will run with all max out when nvidia release fermi II
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    kidfranchise , March 5, 2010 10:29 PM
    DAYUM!
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    Dirtman73 , March 5, 2010 10:30 PM
    It's unfortunately going to look like crap on my system, because no matter what vid card I can afford, the lower settings aren't going to do the game justice. Kinda like the first one I guess.
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    requiemsallure , March 5, 2010 10:32 PM
    Impressive... MOST IMPRESSIVE - Darth Vader
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    Honis , March 5, 2010 10:35 PM
    Am I the only one who doesn't find these graphics impressive?

    They added a smoothing effect to everything more than ~10 yards away, over indulged in the application of HDR/bloom, and literally cut corners everywhere they could in the models.

    The burned out car bumper in this picture is a prime example of to much HDR and also shows the smoothing: http://media.bestofmicro.com/J/Y/240478/original/crysis2_wip_screen_05.jpg

    Look at an model except the player model (something you never see when playing)and you'll see round objects that are 8-12 sided polygons (which I only noticed because there are some very impressive round models in some of the pictures).

    The only impressive aspect of these screen shots are the shadows. Those are quiet beautiful.
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    Honis , March 5, 2010 10:38 PM
    I'm only blathering because this is being touted as a new engine and doesn't look much more impressive when I compared to games like Killzone 2 or the original Crytec engine.
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    crabsncancer , March 5, 2010 10:39 PM
    I'm already bracing myself for when they release the minimum and recommended system requirements...

    My guess is that at Minimum we'll need at least an i5 and a Nvidia GT260 or ATI 5750.

    Bleh.
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