October 26, 2012 // 7:17 pm
- Sony's Plus Content Manager Chris Howe
of the PlayStation Store has announced today that Crysis 2 is landing on PlayStation Plus in November!
Below are the details, to quote: We here at Sony Computer Entertainment are very excited to announce that the headline title for the PlayStation Plus service from 7th November is... Crysis 2!
Originally released in March 2011, the second installment in the multi award-winning Crysis series is a visually stunning, high-concept FPS with a gripping storyline written by sci-fi veteran Richard Morgan.
Set in the year 2023, three years after the events of Crysis, you'll find yourself in 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 many of you will remember from Crysis.
The violent alien race from the original game has returned, with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind. In New York, the invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city's inhabitants.
The city's infrastructure is in ruins, while its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you've never seen it before.
Neither law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking. One supersoldier, wielding the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.
Newcomers to the series are in for a treat - this is one of the smartest, most exciting shooters of the past few years. "It's challenging, facilitates and then demands the use of tactics, and is more generous in scale than almost any other first-person shooter of the past few years," said Eurogamer, while IGN judged it "a beautiful, engrossing experience."
We are extremely excited to bring this title to PlayStation Plus for our subscribers. If you're not currently a member, visit the Plus page on PlayStation.com
for everything you need to know about the Instant Game Collection, which gives members access to at least 10 games at any one time and over 45 games across the course of a 12 month subscription. That's for a one-off annual payment of just £39.99.
And Crysis 2 is but the tip of the iceberg. Look out for more details of the rest of the November Plus content very soon, including details of the service's impending expansion to PS Vita. We've got some fantastic titles coming your way!