Crytek has remastered their science fiction first-person shooter for the modern day with improved textures, software and hardware raytracing, and lighting. And Crysis Remastered does for 2020 just like what the original Crysis did in 2007, and that’s humbling you for having what you’d thought was one of the best gaming PCs. It’s a gorgeous looking game that sees some clear improvements, but also some questionable changes. Crysis Remastered is a nice return to the paradisal island for some sun, fun, and guns, but it’ll have you wondering why they did that, instead of how they did that.
“The grass is so tall, taller than me!” I exclaimed while talking with a friend as I played. Each blade of grass is seemingly individually placed and the pores on character’s faces show you how fantastic CryEngine 3 is. Crytek’s penchant for pushing your hardware to nearly liquefy itself during play is another reminder at how beautiful and lifelike the series has become, providing unparalleled visual fidelity.
Since Crytek’s Crysis 2 shipped back in March for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and of course the PC, there has been much debate on what is next. PC Gamers are now encouraged to be more creative with the shooter after they receive access to a feature set in which their console counterparts will not.