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Crysis 2 Returns to Steam

by William Schwartz


You may remember a bit of a kerfuffle last year, when Valve pulled several EA games from the Steam store due to a conflict with their terms of service. It caused a bit of displeasure amongst the community as it not only meant some of their games, such as Dragon Age 2 and Crysis 2, were no longer going to see full Steam support, but that they would have to break down and get Origin in order to play other EA games like Mass Effect 3 and Battlefield 3. Well, it seems Crytek (not EA) has found a way to get the game back on Steam whilst not breaking the terms of service agreement in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.

Crytek (not EA) has found a way to get the game back on Steam … in the form of Crysis 2: Maximum Edition.EA claimed that Steam’s new terms of service at the time “[limited] how developers interact with customers to deliver patches and other downloadable content,” despite the fact that Steam is designed to allow developers to patch games as often as they like. It actually came down to the fact that EA wanted to bypass Steam to sell DLC for their games, including Crysis 2 (obviously).

But now Crysis 2: Maximum Edition includes all of the released patches and DLC for the the game at a price point of $39.99 (50% off if you already purchased the game through Steam last year). The official blurb reads as follows: “The Crysis 2: Maximum Edition features all the content found in the Crysis 2: Limited Edition plus two previously released DLC packs, Retaliation and Decimation, all for $39.99. The Crysis 2: Maximum Edition provides gamers with 9 additional multiplayer maps, 2 new weapons, bonus XP, weapon skins and attachments, and unique dog tags that were not included in the standard retail package for Crysis 2.”

No new DLC to release, no rules to be broken; plain and simple, really. The game is available on Steam right… about… now! So go and drop about $40 on the full Crysis 2 single player and multiplayer experience and be ready for what will go down in Crysis 3 when it releases next Spring. Unless you don’t give a crap about the “story”… nah, it’s worth all of the pretty graphics, go ahead!

Source: Kotaku

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