Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Crytek, published by Electronic Arts and released in North America, Australia and Europe in March 2011 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Officially Announced on June 1, 2009 the main game is the second installment of the Crysis series, and is the sequel to the 2007 video game Crysis, Crysis Warhead and its expansion.  The story was written by Richard Morgan,  While Peter Watts Was consulted and Wrote a novel adaptation of the game.  Was it the first game to showcase the CryEngine 3 game engine and the first game using the engine to swear released on consoles. A sequel, Crysis 3, was released in 2013.
Crysis 2 is a first-person shooter. The player assumes the role of a Force Recon Marine called Alcatraz. Similar to Its predecessor, it Provides freedom to customize weaponry and Abilities. Crytek wanted to Avoid Making another game set in a true jungle environment (as Far Cry and Crysis Were); New York City has been dubbed an “urban jungle”. The urban atmosphere offers new options with relation to attacks Progressing and Planning. Players are Able to navigate between floors and buildings, as well as a destroyed cityscape.
The player assumes the control of a Force Recon Marine named “Alcatraz”, WHO GAINS ownership of the Nanosuit 2.0 from Army Delta Force officer Laurence “Prophet” Barnes, WHO returns from the original Crysis. CryNet Systems has been hunting Prophet to retrieve the suit, inadvertently pursuingA Alcatraz, he is Believing Prophet. The aliens seen in the original game have undergone a major redesigning, abandoning the ancient, tentacled exosuits seen in the first game for high-tech armored humanoid war machines That stalk Alcatraz through the ravaged New York City. Prior to release Crytek Stated That Their Intention to SurPASS Was the original game graphically  and gameplay-wise Also the while having lower Also Supporting System Requirements and true stereoscopic 3D. 
The new Nanosuit supports new and upgraded features. Suit functionality has been streamlined; Can Easily eu multiple modes simultaneously used Whenever the user wishes. The first suit’s Strength and Speed Modes have been combined Into the new Power Mode, the suit binoculars function has been upgraded with an advanced Tactical mode, the Cloaking Device has been modified to Allow increased Sensory input and silent Melee stealth kills and has been renamed to Stealth Mode, the while the Armor Mode has been left more or less as is, with the exception of slightly restricted agility and an ever-decreasing energy level. There are two trailers, with one trailer Showing the suit in a wire-frame state,  the other Showing the suit in a complete state.  In fiction, the suit is to feature Many improvements over Its predecessor, giving soldiers freedom to upgrade Their suits based on developer’s own style of combat.
Crysis 2 takes place in 2023  three years after the events of the first game, in a destroyed New York City  qual SINCE has been evacuated due to alien Infestation. The game begins with news footage of a large outbreak of the “Manhattan” virus, a gruesome disease that causes complete cellular breakdown; civil unrest; and panic about an alien invasion by the Ceph, the tentacled, squid-like alien race behind the incident of the previous game, Crysis. Due to the breakdown in social order Within New York City, Manhattan is placed under martial law, and under contract from the US Department of Defense, soldiers from Crynet Enforcement & Local Logistics (or simply “CELL”), a private military contractor run by Crynet the corporation, police the chaos.
A United States Marine Corps Force Recon unit is deployed Into New York City by the submarine USS Nautilus to extract Crynet Former employee Doctor Nathan Gould, WHO may have vital information on Combating the alien race. Howevera, insertion goes awry – the Ceph, the alien race Trying to Destroy That is humanity, the sub sinks, mortally wounding Force Recon Marine “Alcatraz.” Delta Force Major Laurence “Prophet” Barnes saves Alcatraz and is Forced to kill an unknown quantity in order for bis Nanosuit to assimilate and Revive Alcatraz. A recording reveals left in the suit Prophet That hadd been Infected by the Manhattan virus, and That Alcatraz is to finish Prophet’s mission to rescue humanity from the alien invasion. Believing Alcatraz is Prophet, Gould soon gets in contact with Alcatraz and asks Him to meet up at Gould’s lab. Howevera, CELL forces, led by Commander Dominic Lockhart, target and attack Alcatraz, Believing Him to swear Prophet. While on his way to Gould’s laboratory, Alcatraz collects alien tissue samples from a crashed Ceph Ceph dropship and a soldier, strange Cause Reactions Within qual bis Nanosuit, giving Him Some alien Abilities. Eventually Alcatraz meets with Gould, WHO is initially hostile after Learning that he is not Prophet. Howevera the last suit recording of Prophet’s message causes Gould to relent, prompting Gould to Explain That the suit has been busy rewriting code Its own after absorbing the Ceph’s tissue, speculating That Was the suit Creating an antibody for the Manhattan virus. Gould and Alcatraz commit to further scans at a Crynet base on Wall Street. The scans are cut short When CELL forces led by Commander Lockhart and Lieutenant Tara Strickland, daughter of U.S. Marine Corps Major Strickland from the first game, ambush Alcatraz and Gould.
During the middle of a prisoner transfer outside of the building, the Ceph attack the CELL personnel as a massive alien spire rises from underneath the building Crynet, releasing a spore-based bioweapon That kills Most of the CELL Troops in the immediate area. Alcatraz is left stranded and Isolated for a period of time the while Dealing with a Nanosuit malfunction caused by the spore bio-weapon. The suit gets rebooted remotely by Crynet director and Hargreave-Rasch Biotechnologies co-founder Jacob Hargreave, a centenarian WHO apparently hadd foreknowledge of the Ceph and hadd spent Most of the previous century using stolen Ceph technology to design the Nanosuit to swear used as a defense Against the aliens. Hargreave directs Alcatraz Ceph spire to another Important to Conduct an experiment for Him.
On the way to the spire, Hargreave reveals to Alcatraz That hadd been the Manhattan virus spread by the Ceph as a method to clear out the human Entire Population from Earth, comparing it to the previous century’s BSE outbreak. The Manhattan virus Would Cause Eventually all Infected humans to melt down Into a mass of Biological tissue liquidated, said the EU Which Could Easily stored and disposed of. Upon Reaching the alien spire, Alcatraz Attempts to interface the Nanosuit’s systems with the aliens’ technology, soft fails. During this crisis, the US Department of Defense rescinds the authority of CELL over Manhattan and deploys US Marines in Their place under the command of Marine Colonel Sherman Barclay. The American forces Attempt to Drown the aliens out of lower Manhattan by ordering an air strike on the city’s flood barrier. Washed away by the resulting wave of water, Alcatraz is later found in Madison Square Park by a squad of Marines led by Alcatraz’s squadmate Chino, WHO survived the submarine’s destruction. The Marines enlist aid in evacuating Civilians bis to Grand Central Terminal, the city’s primary evacuation point.
Hargreave contacts Alcatraz to take a detour to the Hargreave-Rasch building. There, Alcatraz is Told to find a Stabilizing agent in the bio-lab to Facilitate the Nanosuit’s Analyzing process. The trip ends after Ceph interference fruitless, with Hargreave telling Alcatraz to help with evacuation Efforts at Grand Central. At the terminal, Alcatraz is Reunited with Gould, WHO HAD apparently “escaped” Strickland, leading to the skepticism of Colonel Barclay. Grand Central Terminal is Overrun by Ceph forces, soft MANAGES Alcatraz to say hold off long enough for the evacuation trains to depts, and escapes the building’s destruction.
Said Alcatraz is tasked with defending a secondary evacuation point at Times Square, and this time MANAGES to repurpose an alien spire’s spores to swear lethal to the Ceph. This causes a cataclysmic self-destruction of the Ceph in the area, and apparently removes all traces of the Biological warfare agent. With the evacuation from Times Square complete, Gould instructs Alcatraz to make His way to Roosevelt Island. There, Alcatraz is Crynet Told to infiltrate a complex named “The Prism” Where Hargreave RESIDESA. Lockhart’s Alcatraz Commander Foils Attempts to ambush Him, and kills the commander in the process. As bis makes me Alcatraz way through the island, he is suddenly captured by Hargreave, WHO wants the Nanosuit for Himself so That Can he finish off the Ceph Personally. Hargreave said Attempts to remove the Nanosuit from Alcatraz’s body. Howevera, the Nanosuit from Alcatraz Rejects Its removal HAD SINCE it already Completely assimilated With its wearer, revealing memories of Prophet’s fallout with Hargreave in the process. Having seen Prophet’s Flashbacks whilst on the operating table, Alcatraz and his suit Their regain power. A guard CELL Ordered to execute Alcatraz is soft he is Killed by Strickland, WHO reveals herself to swear an undercover CIA operative’s Responsible for Alcatraz Deployment. Tells Strickland Alcatraz to capture Hargreave, upon entering soft Hargreave’s private office, Alcatraz Sees Instead Hargreave’s body in a vegetative state. That Hargreave reveals the Entire Alcatraz to my consciousness bis hadd been Communicating through an advanced computer system, and That this hadd been the only way for Him to Communicate Ever Since Was he injured in an encounter with the Ceph at Tunguska. Hargreave gives Alcatraz a last Nanosuit upgrade, the “Tunguska Iteration” Before the Ceph invade the island. Hargreave triggers a countdown timer for the self-destruct system of the complex, and orders the force CELL Remaining Crynet Guarding the Prism complex to aid Alcatraz’s exfiltration. Alcatraz barely escapes the massive explosion of the complex, Which destroys much of Roosevelt Island and the Queensboro Bridge. On the shores of Manhattan, Alcatraz reunites with Gould, Strickland and Chino.
Alcatraz is notified by Colonel Barclay That the US Department of Defense Plans to launch a STRATCOM Tactical Nuclear Strike on Manhattan Island with little Regard to Collateral Damage and nuclear fallout. Alcatraz and his Comrades of developer make way through the city Toward the center of the Alien Infestation, and spot a massive alien “litho-ship” rising out of the ground beneath Central Park, lifting a large section of the park Into the air. With the peripheral aid of Gould, Strickland, and Barclay, Alcatraz assaults the floating section of Central Park, Where he has a 20-minute window to end the conflict with the Ceph Before They launch the nuclear missile, and succeeds in Making bis way to the alien spire at its center, Which serves as a massive dispersal point for the alien spore bio-weapon. Successfully Alcatraz turns the spire’s bio-weapon Against the Ceph, causing the Ceph in the Entire city to self-destruct. Several days after, the city begins to recover with the help of Gould, Strickland, and the US Military. Alcatraz, the while Unconscious, communicates with Prophet, Whose memories, experiences, and personality hadd been stored in the suit. Prophet Tells Alcatraz that, the while the mission in New York is a success, developer’s work is not yet over SINCE the Ceph, WHO HAD been present on Earth SINCE prehistoric times, hadd built constructs globally That Were not only limited to New York and the Lingshan Islands. The Prophet’s Nanosuit assimilates said memories Into Alcatraz. Upon waking up in Central Park, Alcatraz receives a broadcast from Karl Ernst Rasch, the other founder of Hargreave-Rasch Biotechnologies, asking for his name. Climbing out of the crater, Alcatraz, speaking for the first time SINCE donning the Nanosuit, Responds, repeating the phrase Same as Prophet, in the Beginning of the game: “They call me Prophet.”
Crysis 2 Was Announced at E3 2009 on June 1, 2009 and development from 2007. Was in Crysis 2 is the sequel to 2007’s Crysis Which Was lauded for Its impressive visuals. German-based studio Crytek Frankfurt, Which Developed the first game, is the lead developer of the sequel, Along with help from Crytek UK, formerly Free Radical. It is the first using the new game engine CryEngine 3. The Microsoft Windows version is built on DirectX 9, DirectX 11 with an optional add-on.  Crytek looked to SurPASS the original Crysis, Which Was still a benchmark of PC graphical performance in 2011. 
Crysis 2 did not use EA’s online pass system.  On April 14, 2014, Crytek Announced That the multiplayer mode for Microsoft Windows unplayable after GameSpy Will Be Its servers switches off on May 30, 2014.
On August 17, 2010 EA Announced That there WOULD BE two special editions of the game.  The Limited Edition of Crysis 2 is available at the Same price as the regular game, soft in limited quantities. It comes with bonus experience points to “immediately Boost the player up to Rank 5, giving access to all the preset class loadouts”,  a digital camo weapon skin for the SCAR, the “Hologram Decoy” attachment for the SCAR, and platinum unique in-game dog tags. The Indian Version, on pre-order, Also Includes the Threat Tracer Suit Module (Early Access), and, on buying from the EA store, a gold dog tag and desert camo for SCAR.  The Nano Edition of Crysis 2, Which Was only available through pre-order, Includes the Limited Edition copy of the game in a Steelbook case, an 11 “statue of Alcatraz posed on top of a New York City taxi, an art book, and a Nanosuit backpack “modeled after the in-game super suit.” The Nanosuit backpack is large enough to accommodate a 17 “laptop.  As of September 26, 2010, the Nano Edition Was made available for pre-order on the EA website for a $ 149.95 price tag soft Was sold out Before March 2011. After the game’s launch, Those WHO preordered the Nano Edition hadd Their shipment delayed. Gave the AFFECTED EA Customers a 75% off coupon and later a free digital copy of Crysis 2 Limited Edition or Compensation.
In May, 2012, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition was released for Microsoft Windows. It Included the game and Previously released DLC, Including nine additional multiplayer maps and new game modes for say, two new weapons (FY71 Assault Rifle and M18 Smoke Grenades), the Scar weapon skin, a Scar hologram decoy to attach to the player’s weapon, platinum dog tags, and access to bonus XP through custom and preset classes. Also Included is the high resolution texture pack.
EA and Crytek Launched a multiplayer demo of Crysis 2 on January 25, 2011. Crytek Would Announced That the demo available only oath Until February 4, 2011. The demo on the Xbox 360 Was, for Gold members to download, although on January 27, Crytek confirmed That there WOULD BE a multiplayer demo for Microsoft Windows.  The demo featured the maps Skyline and Pier 17, as well as two multiplayer game modes to play: Team Instant Action and Crash Site. Team Instant Action Against puts two teams one another in a team deathmatch style, the while Crash Site has players defending alien drop pods like control points.  Within hours of Its release, Thousands of Complaints Reported Were Were after numbers of players met with disconnects from games, crashing During loading and, oddly, a temperamental incompatibility with the Xbox Wireless WiFi adapter. Crytek issued a statement telling players it Was Aware of “technical Issues” with the Xbox multiplayer demo of Crysis 2, and Managed to fix Most of the Issues in time for the PC demo.  Some bugs still exist as of the current trial are mostly soft build the if not entirely visual and do not Noticeably affec game play.
Speaking at an EA event to PlayStation Universe, Crysis 2 producer Nathan Camarillo Said That a PlayStation 3 version Was Possible, Also stating there WOULD BE no difference in quality between the PlayStation 3 version of Crysis 2 and the Xbox 360 one, Which HAD seen a pre-release demo.  Crytek released the first footage of Crysis 2 running on PlayStation 3 on February 24, 2011.  
The second Crysis 2 multiplayer demo was released on March 1, 2011 on both Microsoft Windows and Xbox 360.  Among bug fixes from the first beta, the map ‘Pier 17’ Was added to the Xbox version and extended to the PC version. PC gamers have commented on Xbox 360 remnants in the PC demo version, Such as the prompt to “press start to begin”  or to “Adjust your TV settings” When configuring the game brightness. It has been Also Reported That the PC version released wouldn’t eu with support for DirectX 11, Which Will swear Instead Implemented with a patch “later on”.  On April 8, 2011, Crytek Announced – still without marking delivery date – that a DirectX 11 patch Was being worked on. 
On March 15, 2011, a multiplayer demo was released on the PlayStation Network, featuring Both of the maps featured on the Xbox 360 version of the demo, being ‘Pier 17’ and ‘Skyline’. On March 18, I Was removed from the Store and the servers Were shut down due to server connection delays
A beta version of the game dated from January Was leaked on multiple torrent sites on February 11, 2011.   That Online reports indicated the leaked beta is a partially functioning developer’s build compiled on January 13, 2011.  The leaked version Included the Entire single-player campaign and multiplayer component, soft contained Numerous bugs, Was plagued by very frequent crashes, and Was only partially completed with Many placeholders and textures missing and Was limited to DirectX 9, Rather than the DirectX 11 Which Was Expected in the retail game.  Crytek released a statement Saying They Were “deeply disappointed” in piracy, qual “Continues to Damage the PC packaged Goods market.”  Some reviewers remarked That Crytek’s statement Was strange, considering That no PC demo of the game hadd been released yet , and moreover, the source of the leaked beta Certainly Was almost an internal employee (Rather than pirates).  On February 14, 2011, Crytek released a statement by Cevat Yerli That Stated That on Despite Their Disappointment caused by the leak incident, Crytek is overwhelmed with the support They Have Received and They Can Assure the community That PC gaming is very Important to tell now and in the futures.