CRYSIS REMASTERED

Crysis Remastered was released on September 17, 2021 by Crytek. The game was developed by Crytek. Crysis Remastered os a first person shooter.

This game is now compiled for Windows 10 x64 so gameplay should be smooth. The original Crysis was very popular as the gameplay was new and interesting with the campaign. The new version is more demanding with a more power video card required. The game also has full controller support. This game was updated mostly for compactivity with modern computers as the original game’s DRM made it unplayable.

The original ambient occlusion is still in use but the lighting model has been revamped as well. The sky is now cloudy as the game was overhauled and not just a quick compile. Still there was more that Crytek could have done to make the remastered game better. The natural for a coop shooter.

  • Multiplayer component was completely removed
  • Some visual elements are worse than in the original
  • New “Remaster” graphical features are badly optimized
  • Doesn’t introduce any improvement great enough to justify the price
  • Weird AI behaviors can happen at times
  • Occasional FPS drops even on high-end hardware

The game is very linear so the replay value is relatively limited. Let’s start from the premise that Crysis didn’t really need or warrant a Remaster to begin with, as the original, 13 years after still looks phenomenal and blows away many modern titles. However, how does this overhauled version compare to the original? On the bright side, some textures and effects have improved significantly, same for models, and the distance level of detail is also noticeably better.  The game is not a clunky as the original leveraging the keyboard better.

The gameplay of Crysis is a 1:1 copy of the original, for the most part. There are some slight changes but it’s the same original game. The few cutscenes are better with higher resolution panels. Swapping weapons is also better now to make the action more intuitive.

Overall the game is playable on a modern machine which is a step up but here are a lot of things that could have been done to make the game more thoroughly modern.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Operating SystemWindows 10 x64 or better
CPUIntel i5-3540 or better
Memory8 GB or more
Hard Drive Space20 GB
Graphics HardwareGTX 1050 Ti or better
NetworkBroadband Internet Connection Required