Setting new standards for computer graphics, Crysis 2 managed to impress every single gamer. Upon its release few video cards managed to get the game running with the maximum graphic settings, if any at all. If you are here, you probably already bought, installed and played Crysis 2. And now you realize you lost the CD Key. If you either bought a license from the internet (for example from Steam), or you purchased a hard copy from your local store, you were provided with a Serial Number. This tutorial will help you retrieve it from the registry location where it is kept safe.
To search your registry for the right location where the key is stored, you have two options. For beginners, or inexperienced users, you can use several programs for automatic search. If you are an advanced users, or the initial automatic search did not turn any results, feel free to follow the second method and manually search for the serial number. After finding it in your computer, you should make sure you will keep it in a safe place, as you will not be able to find it if you uninstall the game or format your HDD. If you did not legally purchased the game, and own an illegal copy, FinestDaily is unable to provide you with cracks or cd key generators.
Crysis 2 – A Quick Review (Warning! May contain spoilers!)
Set three years after the original game, Crysis 2 was released earlier this year. The original game to use the CryEngine 3 for Xbox, PS3 and Windows, Crysis 2 is the first game to run with a new generation of improved visuals. In just a few months, millions of copies were sold, the critics naming it one of the best action games released so far.
Unlike most titles developed by Crytek, which were set in a jungle environment, the story in Crysis 2 takes place in an urban jungle, in New York, a city in ruins with destroyed buildings and scattered places of green grass. The surroundings also set apart this first person shooter from other releases in the genre, none of which contains this unique combination.
When playing the game, you are given the control of a player unit called Alcatraz, whose human abilities are enhanced by the well-know Nanosuit, now upgraded to its second version. Jumping, running, and improved strength are just some of the perks the suit gives you. Use them wisely to help you successfully defeat all your enemies, which have surpassed their state from the first game – the tentacle exosuits – and are now empowered by the humanoid war machines.
Despite its linearity, one of the game’s strengths is the player’s ability of using the urban environment to strategize complex plans. Not only ruins are perfect spots to hide and ambush, but different stores of buildings can be used to gain strategic advantage. Entire constructions can be used by players, every floor becoming crucial in various parts of the game.
Retrieving the CD Key / Serial Number
Method 1 – Automatic Search
By using several free applications, you be able to search the entire registry. If your don’t get any search results on the first try, you should at least run it two more times – just to be sure. Choose one of the free programs below, download it, install it, start it, and search by clicking the scan button you see on the user interface. If your Crysis 2 CD Key is found, be sure to write it down or save it in a secure location. If, by any chance, your searches will return no results, go to the second method.
Method 2 – Find The Serial Number Manually
To manually search for Crysis 2′s CD Key, simply follow the next steps to browse the registry and retrieve the information you need. The tutorial is aimed at advanced computer users, but if you are careful enough, you will find what you need even as a beginner.
- 1.Press Windows+R OR click on the Start Menu.
- 2. Enter “regedit” in the text box (without quotation marks).
- 3. The registry is now opened. On the left side of the windows, you should have several folders. Locate and expand “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE” (to expand, click on the small arrow or plus sign on the left).
- 4. Find and expand the “Software” folder.
- 5. Scroll down until you see the “EA” or “Electronic Arts” folder. Inside it you should find another one called “Crysis 2”.
- 6. Click on the Crysis 2 folder. Now take a look on the right side of the window. Find something that makes any reference to the CD key, such as cd key, license, code, serial number, etc. There you will find your Serial Number.
Make sure you don’t misplace your CD Key again. Write it down and put it somewhere safe, or store it on your computer. Either way, make sure you don’t misplace it again, as you will not find it if the game is uninstalled or if you format your HDD.