Crysis 2

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Crysis 2
Crysis 2 - PC front cover.jpg
Developer(s) Crytek
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Designer(s) Sten Huebler[1], Steven Lewis[2]
License Proprietary
Series Crysis
Engine CryEngine 3
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360[3]
Release date NA 2011-03-22[4]
INT 2011-03-25[4]
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) PEGI: 16
Media Blu-ray, DVD, Download[5]
System requirements Core 2 Duo 2GHz, 2GiB RAM, GeForce 8800GT 512MiB VRAM, 9GiB HD space more...
Input methods Keyboard and mouse, Xbox 360 controller

Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek and published by Electronic Arts, released on 22 March 2011. It's the third game in the Crysis series, and is set in New York City in the year 2023.


System requirements

Minimum system requirements

In order to play this game, your PC must meet or exceed the following requirements[6]:

  • Windows XP/Vista/7 (with the latest SP)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 2GHz
  • 2 GiB of RAM (3 GiB on Vista/7)
  • 9 GiB free hard disk space
  • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT or ATI Radeon 3850 HD with 512 MiB of VRAM
  • For multiplayer: broadband Internet connection
  • For activation: a one-time authorization is performed at the first run, which requires an Internet connection.


Developer mode

To enable the developer mode, you need to start the game with the "-devmode" command line parameter (either edit the start menu shortcut or create a batch file containing "Crysis2.exe -devmode". When the developer mode is enabled, you'll be able to use the following key bindings:

  • F1: toggles between first and third person view
  • F2: teleports you to the next checkpoint
  • F3: switches between fly mode, noclip mode, and back to normal
  • F10: removes many textures and shows polygons
  • Num1: gives quite a few weapons (notably the JAW and L-TAG) and refills ammunition

Update: After some research it has been found out that the "-devmode" cannot be used after patching the game to version 1.2. However, there might be ways to bypass this through using scripts and/or similar.

Console commands

When the developer mode is enabled (see previous paragraph), you can open the console by pressing [~]. You can then use the following commands:

  • g_godmode 1/0: enables/disables god mode
  • i_giveallitems: gives all weapons
  • r_displayinfo 1/0: show/hide developer mode information (such as DirectX version, memory usage and frames per second)
  • V_goliathmode 1/0: enables/disables indestructible vehicles (NB: this will affect all vehicles, friend or foe)


To benchmark Crysis 2 (5620) download the "Crysis 2 (5620) Benchmark Addon (Optional CFGs)v2" [1] benchmark addon pack.

This pack not only adds benchmark support but it also comes with "Optional CFGs" configuration files

optimized for maximum possible ingame graphics quality and performance.


Crysis 2 - Welcome to hell.jpg Crysis 2 - Statue of Liberty.jpg Crysis 2 - Prophet is an active biohazard.jpg Crysis 2 - Guess who has the biggest gun.jpg Crysis 2 - Messy office.jpg Crysis 2 - Taking fire is no good for vision.jpg Crysis 2 - Health critical.jpg Crysis 2 - The classic cloak mode.jpg Crysis 2 - The classic weird monsters.jpg Crysis 2 - Editing nanosuit.jpg Crysis 2 - Some kind of thermal vision.jpg Crysis 2 - Multiplayer demo.jpg




NB: this gameplay video was recorded on a pre-release version



  1. - Crysis 2 Lead-Dev Spills the Beans
  2. N4G - Crysis 2 Multiplayer Q&A with Crysis lead level designer Steven Lewis
  3. Crysis on EA Press, EA et l'équipe de crytek collaborent sur crysis 2 avec Richard Morgan, un grand nom de la science-fiction. (French)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Welcome to e-mail
  5. MyCrysis - Crysis 2 available through Steam!
  6. Electronic Arts - Crysis 2 - PC Minimum System Requirements
  7. Youtube - Crysis 2 (Build 5620, ENG) (GamePlay)
  8. - Crysis 2 Leaked