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Crysis 2 minimum specs revealed

Crysis 2 minimum specs revealed

Electronic Arts and Crytek have released the system requirements for Crysis 2.

Electronic Arts and Crytek have revealed the minimum system requirements for the PC version of Crysis 2, which is due out in a few weeks.

Crysis 2 will introduce the next evolution of Crytek's CryEngine, the CryEngine 3, but will also be the first multiplatform game the developer has worked on. Recommended system requirements have not yet been released.

Check out Crysis 2's minimum specs below, via VG247.

Crysis 2 Minimum System Requirements
  • Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz or better
  • Nvidia 8800 GT or higher
  • 2 GB RAM
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
  • 9 GB free hard disk space
  • Internet connection
Contrast those with the minimum system requirements for the original Crysis and you'll see there hasn't been that big a leap forwards.

You can check out our latest Crysis 2 preview for more information on the game, then let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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mclean007 2nd February 2011, 14:42 Quote
Presumably it will run like a dog with those specs though.
liratheal 2nd February 2011, 14:42 Quote
I was expecting "over nine thousand" for everything.
mclean007 2nd February 2011, 14:43 Quote
A particularly low resolution, mange infested, pixellated, one-legged dog
Tr1p0d 2nd February 2011, 14:43 Quote
Admittedly, what with this being a port, I was expecting the minimum and recommended specs to stay as they were. Interesting that while it may not be a huge leap forward, the minimum specs now still require more than the old recommended. Not by a lot, but certainly more than I expected.

Gonna get myself some new SandyBridge goodness soon anyway ^_^
Blackmoon181 2nd February 2011, 14:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by mclean007
Presumably it will run like a dog with those specs though.

i hope so, i really do.
SaNdCrAwLeR 2nd February 2011, 14:46 Quote
that's what happens when Consoles don't evolve and you make a sequel of a PC-only CPU/GPU frier game for those consoles :P
Madness_3d 2nd February 2011, 14:57 Quote
Interesting it still has DX9 support...
Snips 2nd February 2011, 15:07 Quote
Has anyone actually played Crysis on a new rig recently?

I played it on the "Little Brother" rig I put together in October and it ran really well and looked fantastic just using a GTX460 1GB and i5 760.
Deders 2nd February 2011, 15:11 Quote
Yeah runs at 40fps average on my rig
popcornuk1983 2nd February 2011, 15:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SaNdCrAwLeR
that's what happens when Consoles don't evolve and you make a sequel of a PC-only CPU/GPU frier game for those consoles :P

Very true and very sad. I hope that the PC version includes some extra dx10-11 features for the PC. I'm starting to feel left out. Saying that I don't blame Crytek for focusing on consoles as Crysis was:

1.Pirated like hell.
2.Out of reach for the majority of PC gamers with average rigs.

I was included in the second point as I had to wait nearly 18months after Crysis was released to upgrade my hardware.
popcornuk1983 2nd February 2011, 15:14 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snips
Has anyone actually played Crysis on a new rig recently?

I played it on the "Little Brother" rig I put together in October and it ran really well and looked fantastic just using a GTX460 1GB and i5 760.

Runs very smooth for me @1920x1080. Core2duo with a radeon 4890. Gorgeous game. Gameplay was a bit **** once the aliens came on the scene. Warhead was much better IMO.
Unknownsock 2nd February 2011, 15:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by SaNdCrAwLeR

2.Out of reach for the majority of PC gamers with average rigs.

Not really.

Max settings yes but medium settings or even low settings ran well, and at the time if not now even looked alot better than other games.
Xir 2nd February 2011, 15:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by popcornuk1983
2.Out of reach for the majority of PC gamers with average rigs.

I was included in the second point as I had to wait nearly 18months after Crysis was released to upgrade my hardware.
I still am :D
And gotta wait for April :|
Parge 2nd February 2011, 15:33 Quote
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.

Also, the 8800GT has 112 Cuda cores - thats a pretty hefty minimum specs.
Deders 2nd February 2011, 15:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by popcornuk1983
Gameplay was a bit **** once the aliens came on the scene. Warhead was much better IMO.

Bit contraversial I know but I actually really enjoyed the aliens, especially when I got to use the Gauss rifle as a medium range sniper weapon. I think it added variety to the game, could have got a little boring if the whole thing was purely korean soldiers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.

Also, the 8800GT has 112 Cuda cores - thats a pretty hefty minimum specs.

Average compared to what exactly?
DbD 2nd February 2011, 15:41 Quote
Specs seem kinda high considering it's optimised for an xbox and that only a gpu approximately as fast 7800GT in it (i.e. 8800GT blows it away)?
psyph3r 2nd February 2011, 16:06 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.

Maybe you played it in 2010.
specofdust 2nd February 2011, 16:06 Quote
Ah, finally, my graphics card appears as a minimum requirement for a game, and I just upgraded from 1280x1024 to a 1920x1080 screen. Guess it's new card time for spec.
Waynio 2nd February 2011, 16:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DbD
Specs seem kinda high considering it's optimised for an xbox and that only a gpu approximately as fast 7800GT in it (i.e. 8800GT blows it away)?

That imo is a good thing as it hopefully means they are gonna make it badass as it should be on a pc :D.
knuck 2nd February 2011, 16:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.

Also, the 8800GT has 112 Cuda cores - thats a pretty hefty minimum specs.

No you're not but you're not allowed to mention it anywhere on the internet or a swarm of fanboys will rip you apart



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frontline 2nd February 2011, 16:23 Quote
Not sure what else was out in 2007 that made Crysis look 'average'. Gameplay wise, maybe, certainly not graphics wise.

Can't say that i am particularly excited by Crysis 2, however would be good if Crytek can actually come up with a decent story driven single player campaign.
October 2nd February 2011, 16:45 Quote
I'd say a jump from recommended to minimum is a pretty big leap in four years, especially in the current climate. Plenty of games still list 6xxx series nVidia as minimum.

And are we really gonna start the "does Crysis really look that good" debate again? Four years ago it looked like nothing else, time has moved on, games have improved. Saying you don't think its pretty isn't as controversial and flame-war-initiating as you'd like to think
xaser04 2nd February 2011, 16:56 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.

Also, the 8800GT has 112 Cuda cores - thats a pretty hefty minimum specs.

It depends which part of the game you are on about and what settings were used.

The in door sections (by this I mean actually inside a house or hut or anything like that) were decidedly average (as were some of the object models and textures) but outdoors in certain sections it was (and still is) untouchable.

The problem with Crysis is that without heavy config tweaking it doesn't run or look anywhere near what it should do.

To give an example I can play Warhead using the CCC v3.0 config on my M11x at what visually amounts to gamer settings. Of course it isn't really running at gamer settings but alot of the things that chew up resources (but make no visual difference) have been switched off or heavily tweaked (especially the shadows) so the end result is ~ Gamer settings at Mainstream performance.

Hopefully I will be able to do the same with Crysis 2.
dangerman1337 2nd February 2011, 16:58 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by popcornuk1983
Very true and very sad. I hope that the PC version includes some extra dx10-11 features for the PC. I'm starting to feel left out. Saying that I don't blame Crytek for focusing on consoles as Crysis was:

1.Pirated like hell.
2.Out of reach for the majority of PC gamers with average rigs.

.

Of course 3 million for the original and 2.5 for Warhead were bad :|.

http://www.zuse.hessen.de/mm/Konrad_Zuse_Kongress_Yerli_Final.pdf

(page 10)
popcornuk1983 2nd February 2011, 16:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unknownsock
Not really.

Max settings yes but medium settings or even low settings ran well, and at the time if not now even looked alot better than other games.

I should have been more clear about my point. I was able to run it on low settings when it came out. But wasn't able to fully appreciate the graphics engine until 18months later. Even then my pc met min specs but still ran like a dog!

Can't say I'm overly excited about crisis 2. I'll reserve judgment until it's released.
Jipa 2nd February 2011, 17:12 Quote
Should I givadamn?

Seriously, show me a game where the "minimum specs" have had any relation to how (badly) the game runs on lower end PCs, or in fact have any meaning at all and I'll think again.
mikemorton 2nd February 2011, 17:16 Quote
Well, after failing to get Crysis to run properly on my rig (due, I think, to the Windows 7 32-bit/64-bit clash) I decided to play Crysis Warhead first.

I'm glad I did.

I am luckily able to max out the settings on my system - and yes, it probably is the prettiest game I've ever played. :)

I'm only a few hours into it, but so far the gameplay looks brilliant too.

So roll on Crysis 2!

As for the first game?

Well, I'd have thought Crytek would have released a patch by now.

But they haven't - so I'm not exactly holding my breath.

I even started a thread on this a while back, but came up with nothing concrete.
Bakes 2nd February 2011, 18:08 Quote
The minimum specs are miles higher than they were...

The GeForce 6600 is far, far slower than the 8800gt, and the Pentium 4 2.8GHz is far slower than any Core 2 Duo. I'm not sure why everyone's saying that the game isn't so demanding.
alex101 2nd February 2011, 18:09 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by psyph3r
Maybe you played it in 2010.

+1

I thought crysis looked amazing when it came out - and I still do! I thought everyone agreed that Crysis is the most photo realistic game there is?!
penryn 2 hertz 2nd February 2011, 18:15 Quote
now where is that money tree for my new crysis 2 capabil pc. has my fingers crossed that a athlon 640 4gb ddr3 and gtx 560 would run it nicely that is the new parts for this years build 0_o ...
miester7 2nd February 2011, 18:16 Quote
Will the new Intel HD3000 onboard graphics run Crysis 2 at minimum specs? Hope the PC demo comes out very soon!
Almightyrastus 2nd February 2011, 18:23 Quote
Those specs are all well and good but.... will it play Crysis?

Sorry, that was bad /*fetches coat*/
law99 2nd February 2011, 18:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DbD
Specs seem kinda high considering it's optimised for an xbox and that only a gpu approximately as fast 7800GT in it (i.e. 8800GT blows it away)?

That's the beauty of "coding to the metal" though isn't it? Tweaks can be made to overcome architectural difficulties to go head to head with unoptimised raw power. Although there is a lot to be said for raw power.
oasked 2nd February 2011, 18:28 Quote
Dammit, I bought my 8800GT to play Crysis 1, will I have to upgrade for Crysis 2? :D lol
Tokukachi 2nd February 2011, 18:31 Quote
Does anyone actually pay attention to the minimum settings these days?? its not like the actually reflect what rig's the game will actually run on....
Deders 2nd February 2011, 18:31 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by penryn 2 hertz
now where is that money tree for my new crysis 2 capabil pc. has my fingers crossed that a athlon 640 4gb ddr3 and gtx 560 would run it nicely that is the new parts for this years build 0_o ...

A Phenom II will most likely handle it better
penryn 2 hertz 2nd February 2011, 19:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
Those specs are all well and good but.... will it play Crysis?

Sorry, that was bad /*fetches coat*/

thats as bad as (will it blend) sorry .call's taxi...
V3ctor 2nd February 2011, 19:02 Quote
This game must really put my pc to it's feet... I won't play it until I have a new motherboard... He could trash my HDD's :D
Eiffie 2nd February 2011, 19:26 Quote
Hopefully this game will be part of one of those massive steam sales with 50% off after a few months of release.
megadriveguy 2nd February 2011, 19:40 Quote
But games normally run like **** at the minimum specs, why no recommended
mikemorton 2nd February 2011, 20:01 Quote
I have to agree.

Yes, gameplay is paramount.

But nobody wants to run a game on minimum settings if it looks like dog dirt.

Especially a title like this, which was forged on the back of graphical excellence and system-killing requirements.
wuyanxu 2nd February 2011, 20:07 Quote
8800GT, does it mean it's Dx10 or higher only? it's about time!

to this date, i still can't play Crysis with my setup :(
of course, im talking about 2560x1440, 4xAA, all very high, i only get around 25 FPS
Pete J 2nd February 2011, 20:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Parge
Am I the only person who thought Crysis looked 'average' - don't get me wrong, the scale and physics were impressive, but I didn' think the game itself looked that good.
I can sort of understand - once you start to get into a game, you ignore the graphics. However, take the time to stop and admire the scenery and the graphics become apparent.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jipa
Seriously, show me a game where the "minimum specs" have had any relation to how (badly) the game runs on lower end PCs, or in fact have any meaning at all and I'll think again.
My thoughts too. In fact, I've yet to see 'recommended' specs actually deliver anything good either.
Fizzban 2nd February 2011, 20:41 Quote
All minimum specs means is you can install the game and run it. It doesn't mean you wont get a slide-show. They are just there so people have no grounds to complain when they buy a game and then can't run it. ("well you should have looked at the requirements on the back of the case..you know the REALLY tiny writing")

If you have a good computer you don't even need to look at the specs at all. And if like me you have an older pc you can still run everything at max settings but not at the higher resolutions. Minimum and recommended specs are pretty worthless for the most part is what I'm getting at. I fail to see how this is news quite honestly. Bit-tech run out of things to put up today?
kosch 2nd February 2011, 21:09 Quote
Crysis 2 Minimum System Requirements for 2011: 1) Ability to time travel 3 years to the future to bring back future spec gaming hardware.
SMIFFYDUDE 2nd February 2011, 21:19 Quote
I've still not even played original crysis yet.
keir 2nd February 2011, 21:29 Quote
I'm still on my 8800 GTX @ 620MHz core
So I'm hoping that'll be enough to get decent gfx and smooth frame rates.

Roll on demo
Gradius 2nd February 2011, 22:28 Quote
If your PSU is fueled directly by an Atomic Plant (and only you), then you're fine.
mpe91 2nd February 2011, 22:33 Quote
I wouldn't pay much attention to the specs given to be honest. When I check my current specs against those for Crysis and even set the game to the settings it suggests for my hardware, it suggests that everything should be fine. The game even sets everything to high. Then, when I play it, I get a lowly 7 fps...
erratum1 2nd February 2011, 23:01 Quote
8800 gt for the minimum is high, and I bet it runs like crap on that card. :(

A slide show with everything on low and 1024 res, no thanks !
Chappy 2nd February 2011, 23:41 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by megadriveguy
But games normally run like **** at the minimum specs, why no recommended

because there's no need to, recommended specs is obviously the current available Ultra-High-End line of components on ur rig
Hedgehog1965UK 3rd February 2011, 01:20 Quote
I still haven't played the original Crysis as my current rig is so out-of-date (single core CPU / AGP graphics card), but bought Crysis Complete in the Xmas sale on Steam. As I am hoping to build a £2,000+ Sandy Bridge Core i7/ GTX580 / SSD uber PC (quite a jump in spec, I know) once the Sandy Bridge hardware problem is sorted out, I hope to be able to play Crysis AND Crysis 2 maxed out :)
Penfolduk01 3rd February 2011, 02:12 Quote
Be interesting to see whether the PC graphics are improved compared to the console versions.

I'm also interested to find out whether there will be separate PC and Console servers, or whether PC and console owners play on the same servers. And if the latter, whether PC gameplay has been deliberately hobbled to give the console users a chance.
Mycool1991 3rd February 2011, 08:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penfolduk01
Be interesting to see whether the PC graphics are improved compared to the console versions.

I'm also interested to find out whether there will be separate PC and Console servers, or whether PC and console owners play on the same servers. And if the latter, whether PC gameplay has been deliberately hobbled to give the console users a chance.

1) It has already been confirmed PC graphics will bet better, bit-teach already said they much prefer the PC version for that reason.

2) PC will most likely have it's own servers

3) unfortunately yes, the controls on the PC like the consoles have been much simplified than the first Crysis

BTW if anyone is wondering if they can play this game, Crytek already said at an E3 conference that Crysis 2 should run better than the first Crysis on the same rig, basically if you can play Crysis 1 on max settings you should be able to play Crysis 2 on max settings, but don't hold me to this lol it's only what was said by Crytek.

Remember Crytek engine 3 has been designed to work on consoles so PC's should be able to handle Crysis 2 better than most would believe.
Andy Mc 3rd February 2011, 12:30 Quote
Quote:

Crysis 2 Minimum System Requirements
•Xbox360 or PS3

Fixed the typo for you there.
uz1_l0v3r 3rd February 2011, 12:54 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Penfolduk01
Be interesting to see whether the PC graphics are improved compared to the console versions.

I'm going to be a cynical pessimist and predict that they will be no great improvement on the original.
the-beast 3rd February 2011, 13:20 Quote
Quote:

Crysis 2 Minimum System Requirements

...

* Internet connection

Looks like this game is going to be riddled with some form of online only DRM too :(
GravitySmacked 3rd February 2011, 13:26 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andy Mc
Fixed the typo for you there.

That made me chuckle! ;)
DragunovHUN 3rd February 2011, 20:06 Quote
Am i the only one who read MINIMUM SPECS in the nanosuit's voice?
Timmy_the_tortoise 3rd February 2011, 20:18 Quote
My 4850 and Q6600 should handle it fine then... I'll have to check it out if there's a demo released.

The 360 Beta looks absolutely terrible. The Jaggies... The JAGGIES!
KingSheepy 3rd February 2011, 22:39 Quote
I think there is a tradeoff in this case. They've got proper sci-fi writers in for the story but haven't bothered updating the PC version of the engine by the looks of things. Maybe Crysis will now become a little more than eye candy...

Also, I remember trying to run Crysis on a 3450 on full settings. The speech was several minutes ahead of what was actually happening on the screen.
Waynio 3rd February 2011, 22:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
Am i the only one who read MINIMUM SPECS in the nanosuit's voice?

:);)
wuyanxu 3rd February 2011, 23:12 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DragunovHUN
Am i the only one who read MINIMUM SPECS in the nanosuit's voice?
in girlie voice? your crysis video was using a woman's voice for nanosuit :P
Gunsmith 3rd February 2011, 23:15 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
in girlie voice? your crysis video was using a woman's voice for nanosuit :P

don't make me re run the ironman using the Japanese nanosuit :)
seedleon 4th February 2011, 06:07 Quote
These specs are reasonable considering its a cpu/gfx heavy 2011 game. Nothing out of the ordinary. The real question is whether this game actually plays well instead of just looks cool.
DragunovHUN 4th February 2011, 11:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gunsmith
don't make me re run the ironman using the Japanese nanosuit :)

DO IT!
Paulg1971 4th February 2011, 13:07 Quote
what resolution are these min specs based on?
Star*Dagger 5th February 2011, 15:13 Quote
Absurd, those specs wouldn't run Crysis properly.

And no gamer worth his salt is still running a 8800.

S*D
oasked 5th February 2011, 16:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
Absurd, those specs wouldn't run Crysis properly.

And no gamer worth his salt is still running a 8800.

S*D

:p
superfal89 5th February 2011, 20:01 Quote
This is nonsense.
It's going to run on less than that.
For example, Gothic 4 said it needed a 8800GTX, 8800GT, or 9600GT.
It ran on a 9400M G.
Still a 8800GT or better is a good idea for Crysis 2.
superfal89 5th February 2011, 20:17 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by erratum1
8800 gt for the minimum is high, and I bet it runs like crap on that card. :(

A slide show with everything on low and 1024 res, no thanks !

What game in existence would run like like on a 8800GT? The game looks pretty decent on consoles.
Xir 7th February 2011, 10:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Star*Dagger
And no gamer worth his salt is still running a 8800.
Thanks :p
looks at sig...you're right though :D
Bakes 7th February 2011, 10:19 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by superfal89
What game in existence would run like like on a 8800GT? The game looks pretty decent on consoles.

I assume you mean 'run like crap'

Apparently Crysis 2.
kazara1001 9th February 2011, 22:56 Quote
After I paid cash for the first mess, my purchase of this one will be rather cut price.
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