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Crysis 2 back on Steam as Maximum Edition

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Last June Crysis 2 was suddenly removed from the Steam store. The game was "expelled," in EA's words, because a separate agreement with another download service violated new rules from Steam, EA said.

This contract conundrum between Crytek and digital distributors seems to've been resolved: Crysis 2 is back on Steam as a $40 re-release. The Maximum Edition bundles existing multiplayer map pack content for the game. This version of the game is also available on Origin today, duh.

What's in Crysis 2's Maximum Edition:

  • Bonus XP - Access to preset classes plus a custom class
  • Scar weapon Skin - Scar assault rifle digital camouflage
  • Weapon Attachment - Day 1 access to scar hologram decoy
  • Unique Platinum Dog Tag - Display your multiplayer rank and stats

The Maximum Edition also includes the content of C2's Retaliation and Decimation packs:

  • Nine additional multiplayer maps supporting all game modes
  • Two new weapons - FY71 Assault Rifle and M18 Smoke Grenade

If you purchased Crysis 2 on Steam before it was removed, you can upgrade to the Maximum Edition for 50% the cost, EA says.

Evan Lahti
Evan Lahti

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.