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A bunch of different publications seem to think Crysis 2 is the best looking console game ever.

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CVG"best looking fps ever"<p>

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Eurogamer "But it is a world whose intricacy and realism will cause you to stop and stare long after the first drop of the jaw. The sway of tree-tops; the spray of a decorative fountain; the flames erupting from a burst gas pipe: incidental details that grab your attention for their quiet, shocking realism. Who knows how Crytek managed to squeeze Cry Engine 3 onto the consoles while maintaining such extraordinary level of detail? But this world sits next to Uncharted 2's as the most detailed and well-expressed yet seen on our TVs."
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digital foundry face off<font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">"The crucial thing is that both are phenomenally attractive games, producing effects quite different and in many ways more advanced than anything we've seen elsewhere on console. We all wanted Crysis on console to be an event, a showcase release: by and large, Crytek has delivered, and those cutting edge visuals are backed by a truly impressive game design."</font>
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IGN "Crysis 2 on Xbox 360 has taken the crown for best graphics in a console game"

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electripig "Crysis 2 is outstanding in almost every department, not least its visuals, which are the very best either PS3 or Xbox 360 has to offer right now"
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GamesRadar:"Crysis 2 does run on consoles, and it does so beautifully. We're calling it now: Crysis 2 is possibly the best-looking console game ever."
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justpushstart.com "I find Crysis 2 visuals to be superior to similar shooters like Call of Duty: Black Ops or Killzone 3."
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xg247.co.uk"Crysis 2 is definitely the best looking game on consoles and PC"
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denofgeek "I honestly think that this may well be the single best looking FPS I've ever seen, on any platform. It really does look that good."
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XXLGaming:"The games visuals were just jaw dropping and I have to agree when Crytek says it is setting the bar in console gaming graphics. Just wow."
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joystiq: Though about the millionth FPS built around a plot of an alien invasion, give or take a few, it's also the most beautiful.
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destructoid: Naturally, the gameplay is all wrapped up with some of the most gorgeous visuals you'll see in a videogame.
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gameinformer: Crytek wisely sticks to the traits that made the first game successful while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of graphical fidelity.
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1up: Crysis 2 is just as visually impressive as its predecessor, even on PS3 and 360.

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gamezone: The game looks utterly stunning and is arguably one of the best-looking shooters on consoles. I'm still undecided whether Crysis 2 looks better than the original game, but the fact that there is a discussion about which looks better speaks volumes on what Crytek was able to accomplish with their engine.
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strategyinformer: Crysis 2 is bloody gorgeous, and by far one of the most polished games we've ever played. Watching the cityscape come crashing down around you in all its HD glory is quite the sight, especially in some of the more open areas midway through the main campaign. Whether you've diving across rooftops or making your way into the heart of an alien hive, it's all jaw-dropping throughout.
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gamerevolution: Somehow the team over at Crytek has found a way to make their sequel just as visually remarkable as the original and without the need to spend a fortune on a fancy new video card and extra RAM (on the console at least)
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msxbox-world: Crysis may have been the benchmark game on PC but for console owners there might be a new kid on the block as Crysis 2 really is a sight to behold.
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metro: Although Crysis 2 swaps an actual jungle for the urban variety, the level of near photorealism remains. Despite the impressive scale the attention to detail is second to none: from hedges that shed leaves as you run through them to the filtering of light through a half-destroyed wall. That all this is running on a middle-aged console, not a state of the art PC, only makes it more impressive.
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Lol that is crazy. It's true, but people really haven't seen good graphics until they've seen the original crysis at a super high resolution, with the xtreme FX 2.0 mod and the natural mod. Then their whole persective would change.
    
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It still looks awful on consoles though. Do none of these reviewers actually own a PC or are they just paid by EA :/
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This is actually kind of sad. They are cheering for how great it looks, while us pc gamers are pissed it is a step backwards. I really wish consoles would update more often so we can have better graphics already.
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It still looks awful on consoles though. Do none of these reviewers actually own a PC or are they just paid by EA :/
Sounds true.
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This is actually kind of sad. They are cheering for how great it looks, while us pc gamers are pissed it is a step backwards. I really wish consoles would update more often so we can have better graphics already.
But then if they updated their graphics, we wouldn't be able to critisize them for being noobz.
    
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1up: Crysis 2 is just as visually impressive as its predecessor, even on PS3 and 360.
That's the problem. It's been four years, Crysis 2 should blow the original crysis out of the water, not be "just as visually impressive."
 
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That's the problem. It's been four years, Crysis 2 should blow the original crysis out of the water, not be "just as visually impressive."
what other games out right now can say they are as visually impressive as Crysis 1?
    
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Not the point. Crytek has always made a point of pushing graphics beyond what any current tech can handle.

This game was supposed to cripple GTX580 SLI at LEAST.
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Not the point. Crytek has always made a point of pushing graphics beyond what any current tech can handle.

This game was supposed to cripple GTX580 SLI at LEAST.
when did Crytek say that?
can i have a quote to that statement please?

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