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Crysis Remastered arrives on Steam

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One year after arriving on the Epic Games Store as a timed exclusive, Crysis Remastered has finally been released on Steam. But players don’t seem happy to see it. Crysis may be one of the best FPSs on PC, but it’s currently sitting on a score of ‘Mixed’ on Steam thanks to a number of issues.

The original Crysis was released back in 2007 and is still available on Steam. And it still looks amazing today. This perhaps due to the fact that it was such a graphical powerhouse that many PCs at the time struggled to run it (and even now), creating a whole meme era back in the day.

Crysis Remastered adds support for up to 8K resolutions, DLSS, and ray-tracing, along with the ability to swap between classic and modern suit controls along with some other quality of life improvements. The “modern” in this case refers to the 8-year-old Crysis 3. That’s pretty much it about the remastered, and many players on Steam are venting their displeasure in the reviews section.

The most obvious point of complaint is that the remaster doesn’t really do enough to justify its price “£24.99/$29.99/€29.99” when the original is cheaper even at full price. We are even going to ignore the fact that it goes on sale often. Crysis Remastered also removes numerous features from the original too; such as multiplayer, the ability to manual save, alongside with the new graphical features are badly optimised. Reviews also state that the ability to lean is not there, even though that was patched into the EGS version of Remastered last year.

Also there’s another news that Steam users are going to hate, the full Crysis Remastered Trilogy releases next month. Once again, it’s exclusive to the Epic Games Store, so anyone that picks up Crysis 1 Remastered on Steam will probably have to wait another year to grab the Crysis 2 and 3 remastered versions.

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