Final Thoughts

Updated: Crysis 2 performance review of the final version of the game
25 graphics cards + CPUs Tested

Although we have only tested an early "beta" version of Crysis 2, we aim to purchase and re-test the full version next March 22nd as the results and the game itself look stunning.

We cannot say with certainty that the performance we've seen today will align with what we find in roughly a month's time, but we can tell the graphics we saw were amazingly detailed and performance output from current generation GPUs was quite satisfactory.

Many of the graphics cards we tested performed within a few frames per second of their Crysis Warhead result. Could this just be a coincidence?

Graphics cards such as the GeForce GTX 560 Ti and Radeon HD 6870 were able to play the game smoothly at resolutions up to 1920x1200. Still, it's worth mentioning that we were only able to test Crysis 2 using the DX9 rendering mode, while Crysis Warhead was tested using DX10.

This is good news for PC gamers, and certainly no more "Can it run Crysis?" joking necessary this time. If things hold more or less the same, Crysis 2 should be reasonably hardware friendly and if you can play the first using satisfactory settings then there's a very good chance you can also enjoy the second installment.

Update: Read our editor's comment regarding the article's feedback here.