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.

Image RSS Feed Latest Screens
Depth of Field Motion Blur HDR turned on
Blog RSS Feed Report abuse Latest News: October release - NEYA Demoversion

About CryZone:NEYA-7 with 7 comments by ArcheTiger on Aug 27th, 2014

New video NEYA - "Humility" will show the locations and some of the events that will be included in the demo project.

NEYA - 7 "Humility" [RUS] - Indie DB

Also we posted we posted unusual image - you can see it below. You can expect that the demo of project will available in October this year.


Media RSS Feed Latest Video
Aion: The Tower of Eternity

Aion: The Tower of Eternity Aion: The Tower of Eternity

Updated 2 months ago Released Nov 24, 2008 MMO Role Playing

When the god Aion created the world of Atreia, he created the draken—powerful dragon-like beasts tasked with safeguarding the humans; performing Aion's...


Crysis Crysis

Updated 2 months ago Released Nov 12, 2007 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Earth, 2019. A team of US scientists makes a frightening discovery on an island in the South China Sea, and all contact with them is lost when the North...

Crysis Warhead

Crysis Warhead Crysis Warhead

Updated 1 year ago Released Sep 16, 2008 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Take on the fight as the volatile Sergeant “Psycho” Sykes in a new parallel story taking place during the events of Crysis. Psycho’s secret mission will...

Crysis Wars

Crysis Wars Crysis Wars

Updated 4 months ago Released Sep 11, 2008 Multiplayer First Person Shooter

Crysis Wars is the standalone multiplayer game bundled with Crysis: Warhead. Building upon the original Crysis' multiplayer game, it has been expanded...


CryZone:NEYA-7 CryZone:NEYA-7 Indie

Updated 1 month ago Coming Dec 2014 Single & Multiplayer First Person Shooter

NEYA-7 Standalone CE2 Game (included also and the mod versions on Crysis/Crysis Wars) Global anomaly disaster is going to start very soon. Get ready for...

Post comment Comments  (40 - 50 of 58)
Nokiaman Apr 16 2009, 11:37am buried:


Horrible engine with horrible games on it

-8 votes     reply to comment
Kozmoman May 5 2009, 7:28am replied:

Dude are you joking?If you are not you are one of worst player on world.

+5 votes     reply to comment
ihisa Nov 20 2008, 12:37pm says:

i thought Far Cry 2 also uses CryEngine 2 O.o

+1 vote     reply to comment
powerlester Jan 10 2009, 12:56pm replied:

far cry uses dunia engine

+3 votes     reply to comment
qpac Feb 20 2009, 7:40am replied:

Let me guess: EA didn't allow to use CryEngine 2 to FarCry 2.

0 votes     reply to comment
thojoh370 Feb 2 2009, 2:03pm replied:

Umm... CryEngine 1.0...?

+1 vote     reply to comment
Robots! Jan 19 2009, 9:42am replied:

i think its FarCry not Far Cry.

-3 votes     reply to comment
geokes Oct 31 2008, 4:42pm says:

Great engine it's not it's fault my 7 year old computer cant run it.

0 votes     reply to comment
pfannkuchen_gesicht Aug 17 2008, 8:26pm says:

great engine but the performance is poor.
And I don't like the physic becaues its very imprecise...

+1 vote     reply to comment
hushpuppy Aug 13 2008, 5:44pm replied:

post your specs plz

+1 vote     reply to comment
Post a Comment
click to sign in

You are not logged in, your comment will be anonymous unless you join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) which we encourage all contributors to do.

2000 characters limit; HTML formatting and smileys are not supported - text only

Send Message
Official Page
Release Date
Released Mar 5, 2007
Engine Watch
Track this engine
Community Rating



199 votes submitted.

You Say


Ratings closed.


Latest tweets from

It can take up to a few hours for tweets to begin appearing.

Embed Buttons

Promote CryENGINE 2 on your homepage or blog by selecting a button and using the HTML code provided (more).

86 of 659
Last Update
1 year ago
218 members