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Crysis 2

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Peerless graphics make this violent shooter extra gritty.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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age 13+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 15+

Rated 15 for strong violence and profanities( I have also reviewed Crysis 1 so check that out too!!)

This Crysis is very different than the first part. They have made the aliens red and scarier( they were blue and cute in first part). You have to remember too many controls just for accessing your Nanosuit abilities (like pressing E for invisibility, Q for strength, and they have totally removed speed and armor, whereas in the first game you could just press one button(V in many laptop and can access abilities easily and quickly). Coming to age appropriation, this has way too much blood and violence than the first one. Weapons have also little bit changed and there are some enemies that do not get affected by guns and only by explosives. Although enemies' costumes and AI have changed, which makes it more fun to kill them. And story and setting have also bit evolved which makes it more unique and interesting or else I was getting bored by just seeing trees, lakes and mostly empty roads in the forest in the first game. So I mostly preferred it over the first game. I have brought the whole Crysis franchise from steam so I will also review Crysis 3 soon.
age 18+
This game has too many profanities it has blasphemies and way too many times do they use the name of Our Lord (1 is too many already) but this game it is filled with it. There is a sacrilegious element (which there is no option to skip it nor go around it) such as you fight in the ground of an empty Episcopalian Church in New York. (I am a Christian Roman Catholic I do not believe that attacking or using any church to attack is justifiable even in cases of war. it is completely Unnecessary for a place that is dedicated to God.) There isn't a profanity filter option if you want a profanity editor you may download it from a website called Gamesoap (, However even so this does not remove the sacrilegious element nor removes blood/gore. Do not let your kids trick you nor some reviewers of this site. One of the characters in the beginning of the game commits suicide as he points himself the gun. The game it is too violent when you encounter already dead bodies in the beginning (later on this review I will explain further of very important information.) the stabbing in game looks very realistic. There is no sexual content as far as I know, nor suggestive However as for nudity there is one part, I originally did not noticed it at first when I played it, however in the very beginning of the game after you pass the dead bodies in the cells there is a place where you click the computer to be able to hear a message between a female and a scientist, most players missed it since they do not show the face nor anything else except as you turn to look at the room The left side of the room you see a dead body covered with medical blanket as the ones that surgeons have in a hospital operation room, the only part uncovered is a teared up chest (it is very gory) of a women (how I can tell the dead body's chest is of a women sicne it is teared? you might ask.) I will not give more description of what is on the sides of the blood in chest (with that being said it is more than enough). This game is not definitely for children nor adults! It is an insult to God to play this game due to blasphemies and the sacrilege in addition to the unnecessary described content. There are other games that you and your children can play this one is to skip.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (29 ):

Easily the most visually advanced first-person shooter ever made, Crysis 2 is nothing if not a feast for the eyes. Manhattan's glass and concrete canyons -- even when reduced to rubble -- are astonishingly lifelike, as are visual effects for fire, heat waves, smoke, and water. Brilliant level design sees our hero surviving earthquakes that destroy his surroundings while exploring the ruins of parking garages, subways, and sewers. It's a world well worth exploring, even without the action.

That said, the action makes it even more fun. The high tech nano suit, carried forward from the first game, provides players a stunning range of combat options, from stealthy flanks to all-out frontal assaults. The suit's visor helps pinpoint tactical options and track targets, allowing players to plan their attacks in advance. A set of deep and rewarding multiplayer modes are just the icing on the cake. For action-loving mature gamers, interactive entertainment doesn't come much more satisfying than this.

Online interaction: This game facilitates online play with open voice communication. Players may encounter inappropriate language and topics of conversation. Potential exists for players to share identifying information.

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