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Crysis 2 for Nintendo Switch: Video shows better performance than on Xbox 360 and PS3

Crysis 2 for the Nintendo Switch runs with a stable frame rate at appropriate resolutions (Image: EA)
Crysis 2 for the Nintendo Switch runs with a stable frame rate at appropriate resolutions (Image: EA)
The old but still good game by Crytek completely overwhelmed PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles when it was released back in 2011. But on the Nintendo Switch, the Crysis 2 remake runs surprisingly well and thus presents a good opportunity for fans to experience the first-person shooter once again.

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Owners of the Nintendo Switch handheld console (from US$299 on Amazon) can play more and more former top titles on their portable gaming console. Even games that, at the time of their release, needed more performance than the contemporary PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles could provide, now find their way to the Switch. Enter Crysis 2, the middle child of Crytek's shooter trilogy which is being remastered and re-released for the PC and modern console platforms.

Digital Foundry have now got their hands on the golden release version of Crysis 2 for the Switch, and as usual they put the game through their rigorous testing and made a video to present their findings. They found out that in docked mode, Crysis 2 usually runs at a resolution of 900p on the Nintendo Switch, while the resolution drops to 720p in portable mode. Only in some very busy scenes the game's resolution can decrease to 520p and 400p respectively. But the most important fact is that Crysis 2 runs at a very stable 30fps on the Nintendo Switch.

This is a day and night difference to the original console version of the game, which technically overwhelmed PS3 and Xbox 360 consoles and therefore often dropped below 15fps or even further. Since the Switch edition of Crysis 2 also offers higher-resolution textures in addition to the smoother frame rate, the soon to be released Crysis 2 remaster for the Nintendo Switch is a great opportunity for gamers to experience the shooter either for the first time or once again.

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Enrico Frahn, 2021-09- 5 (Update: 2021-09- 5)