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Crysis 2 Retaliation DLC Map Pack Gameplay Videos

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Posted May 19, 2011 - By Sophie Prell




EA and Crytek have released the Crysis 2 Retaliation DLC, and G4TV.com has gameplay footage of every map: Compound, Transit, Shipyard and Park Avenue. The locations are all taken from the Crysis 2 single-player campaign and can be played in free-for-all, team-deathmatch, or objective-based modes.

First up is Shipyard, one of the more popular choices by our experience. And it's easy to see why: With a large boats in dock and warehouses on either side, it's a pretty balanced design - though it's certainly possible to wander off on your own - with multiple levels to play with. Take the high ground with an armor-heavy class and turret for some maniacal laughter inducing moments.

 

Crysis 2 Retaliation "Shipyard" Map Gameplay Video »

Check out the other maps: Transit, Park Avenue and Compound, after the jump.

Next is Transit. Crumbled street forms a high-rise on one side of this map, with broken train tracks hovering over the sinkhole below. Lady Liberty's arm pushes forth like a giant green zombie climbing from the grave, creating a nice reference point to avoid getting lost in the scattered debris.

 

Crysis 2 Retaliation "Transit" Map Gameplay Video »

Park Avenue is the map that feels the most like it was constructed for multiplayer competition, with very clear bases based in blasted-out buildings and sandbag-packed streets. This map is a lot tighter than the others, without any clear "fight here 90 percent of the time" symptoms and plenty of cover.

 

Crysis 2 Retaliation "Park Avenue" Map Gameplay Video »

Last, and sadly least, is Compound. While there's nothing particularly wrong with this map, there's nothing particularly right about it either. It's too dark, it's mostly flat and fairly open, and a lot of the map goes unexplored just because it doesn't provide any tactical advantage. It's also big, which can make it a pain to hustle your butt from spawn point to firefight.

 

Crysis 2 Retaliation "Compound" Map Gameplay Video »

That's our take on the Crysis 2 map pack, "Retaliation." What do you think? Are you happy with Crytek's layouts?

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