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Crysis 2 gets better HD textures with MaLDoHD mod

But for some, Crysis 2 is still not as blisteringly beautiful as it should be. That's where the MaLDoHD mod comes in.


Crysis 2 should have melted off the faces of PC gamers everywhere. Instead, our faces were left intact. Crytek acknowledged the shortcomings of the game's original release and subsequently released an "Ultra Upgrade," which added fancy DX11 effects. An additional High-Res Texture Pack sharped the overall look of the game.

But for some, Crysis 2 was still not as blisteringly beautiful as it should be. That's where the MaLDoHD mod comes in.

"Even if you don't stop to admire every bush, the ambiance of the jungley New York is hugely expanded with MaLDoHD's work: graffiti is clear, signs can be read, and bricks and cracks are defined," PC Gamer described. As evidenced by the image above, the improvements are rather obvious.

You can download the add-on right here. In addition to pretty new textures, you'll also get new toggles for anti-aliasing, LOD, depth of field, view distance, and more. Do note that the mod won't work with existing saves, so you'll either have to start your beautiful journey anew, or use the mod's level select feature.

Andrew Yoon was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    October 10, 2012 5:15 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Crysis 2 gets better HD textures with MaLDoHD mod.

    But for some, Crysis 2 is still not as blisteringly beautiful as it should be. That's where the MaLDoHD mod comes in.

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      October 10, 2012 5:21 PM

      What the hell? Wow thanks for this I am downloading it....

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      October 10, 2012 5:25 PM

      I can't believe they put so much work into such a mediocre game.

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      October 10, 2012 9:22 PM

      Seriously? That "Original Texture" is what it actually looks like in game? Minecraft looks better than that.

      I just finished Crysis 2 with the "HD" Patch but I didn't really stop to take a close look at stuff.

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      October 10, 2012 10:06 PM

      This makes me want to finally install and play the game (I only bought it a year ago).

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        October 10, 2012 10:18 PM

        It is actually a fun game. People like to shit on it though, it is more linear than Crysis but it's still great.

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          October 10, 2012 10:28 PM

          I don't mind linear, as long as it isn't call of duty "this is the only way to do it" linear.

          Half-life 2 was linear but you could approach a fight however you wanted, and everyone knows HL2 > everything else.

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          October 10, 2012 11:43 PM

          Yeah, Crysis-bashing is a sport for some people. Fools, mostly.

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          October 11, 2012 12:58 AM

          Yeah, this. I'm a big fan of Crysis 1/Warhead (which, btw, very few seemed to be when they came out because there was a huge "omg it's just graphics!1!!"-thing going on then and now people have come around) and Crysis 2 just isn't as good a game as far as the world design goes, but it's still a hoot in my book.

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          October 11, 2012 8:32 AM

          Completely agree- I bought it on release day because I had enjoyed Crysis 1 and Warhead so much. I got about 1/3rd of the way through the game and decided I hated it because it didn't live up to the original.

          Then a few weeks back I decided to save money on new games by finally going back and finishing the games I'd accrued over the last year and hadn't completed. I forced myself to give Crysis 2 a second shot and ended up totally loving it. Once I got it through my head that this wasn't "Cyris 1 in New York" I started appreciating it a lot more.

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        October 11, 2012 9:26 AM

        the story is shit.

        but the game is quite fun. the graphics are awesome.
        there's plenty of freedom to tackle the situations the way you want.

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      October 11, 2012 3:09 AM

      Bless these obsessive nerds with too much free time. Bless them.

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      October 11, 2012 3:17 AM

      is this the mod that will make it fun ?

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      October 11, 2012 8:40 AM

      speaking of Crysis 2, did they ever fix that DX11 bug in Windows 8?

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      October 11, 2012 8:59 AM

      Now this is sexy to me: I love a good cobblestone street.

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      October 11, 2012 9:12 AM

      I'll have to try this.

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      October 11, 2012 9:39 AM

      If you want this game and live near a Half Price Books, you can pick it up retail for $7 in just about every store and it activates on Origin.

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      October 11, 2012 10:40 AM

      too bad they didnt fix the horrible level design and gameplay.

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        October 11, 2012 11:30 AM

        I enjoyed it. Not as good as Crysis 1 but it was a fun, good looking game.

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      October 11, 2012 11:39 AM

      Wow, some of those original textures look lower-res than the ones from Unreal 1, which came out over 14 years ago.

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