CryENGINE 2 features many graphical, physical and animation technologies as well as many gameplay enhancements, some of which include:

  • Volumetric 3D Clouds
  • Real time Ambient Maps with dynamic lighting and no premade shadows
  • 3D Ocean Technology dynamically modifies the ocean surface based on wind and wave direction and creates moving shadows and highlights underwater
  • Depth of field to focus on certain objects while blurring out the edges and far away places
  • Vector Motion blur on both camera movement and individual objects
  • Dynamic Soft shadows with objects casting realistic shadows in real time
  • Realistic Facial Animation that can be captured from an actor's face
  • Subsurface scattering
  • Breakable Buildings allowing more tactical preplanning on the player's side
  • Breakable Vegetation (with possibly heavy foliage) enabling players and enemy AI to level entire forests as a tactical maneuver or other purposes
  • Advanced Rope Physics showcasing bendable vegetation responding to wind, rain or character movement and realistically interactive rope bridges
  • Component Vehicle Damage giving vehicles different destroyable parts, such as tires on jeeps or helicopter blades
  • HDR lighting
  • Fully interactive and destructible environments
  • Advanced particle system with fire or rain being affected by forces such as wind
  • Time of Day Lighting, with sunrise, and sunset effects ensuring realistic transition between daytime and nighttime
  • Lightbeams and Shafts when light intersects with solid or highly detailed geometry, and can generate "Godray" effects underwater
  • Parallax Occlusion Mapping giving a greater sense of depth to a surface texture, realistically emphasizing the relief surface structure of objects
  • Long Range View Distance of up to 16km from ingame measurements
  • Parametric Skeletal Animation System
  • Procedural Motion Warping

As well as supporting Shader Model 2.0, 3.0 (DirectX 9) and 4.0 (DirectX 10), the engine will be multi-threaded to take advantage of SMP or hyper-threading capable systems. The game will also come in 32-bit and 64-bit versions. Crytek claims that running the 64-bit version will give a performance increase of up to 10-15% per thread. Crytek does not intend to support any sort of Physics Processor such as the AGEIA PhysX. Instead, Crytek have developed their own proprietary physics system, called CryPhysics.

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About CryZone:NEYA-7 with 8 comments by ArcheTiger on Jun 30th, 2014

Hello , people :)
New video available at our IndieDB (and ModDB,hehe) page - with eng subtitles.

Consider that this video is the announcement for gameplay video that will appear soon.
Gameplay video (Higher Quality and graphics) - in near future

Current readiness percentage - 83%

NEYA-7: Into the Darkness Trailer (ENG) - Indie DB

Also, we want to remind you that all of our screenshots available in the best quality in our blog on Flickr


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Unknown12345678900 Nov 29 2010, 5:54pm buried:


I either missed most of the outside world, or am I the only one who thinks this engine is actually bad(but not terrible)? I'm being absolutely serious. I think it has the same graphics as the Modern Warfare 2 engine(I'm not a fan of MW2 btw).

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Hemotoxin Jan 2 2011, 8:10am replied:

Are you insane, or have you not actually looked at some of the screenshots?

There is no way MW2 or any game made on the current engine COD uses that could look this good.

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Taharos May 11 2011, 6:01am replied:


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Unknown12345678900 Jan 5 2011, 3:07pm buried:


Okay, you're right about the COD engine(it is crap) but this still doesn't look appealing to me.

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Taharos May 14 2011, 6:35am replied:

Up until about 2 months ago (with the release of Crysis 2, and therefore, the cryengine 3) this was one of the most advanced engines ON THIS EARTH. However, Cryengine 3 has now taken the lead and has been requested by over 250 colleges for research only about a week or two after its release. I'm no expert, but the IGN systematics comparison on YouTube showed that Cryengene2 is actually BETTER than Cryengine 3. Now how can any COD engine compare when they're built upon old id-Tech 4 software (Which is going to become outdated with the release of "RAGE" by Bethsheda softworks, which uses id-Tech 5).

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SamanthaFang Jan 10 2011, 7:31pm replied:

This engine is more advanced than any engine you might of seen, it is the ultimate engine made!

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aidas2 Feb 9 2011, 10:57am replied:

Frostbite is the ultimate engine now.

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[TZP]LoNer1 Feb 21 2011, 11:55am replied:

Frostbite 2, in matter of fact :)

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asvigny Nov 26 2010, 10:06pm says:

I think they should make this engine less cpu intensive.

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Taharos May 14 2011, 6:37am replied:


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