Crysis Remastered: Steam release causes a lot of criticism

Crysis Remastered: Steam release causes a lot of criticism

Crysis Remastered

After the end of the one-year exclusive deal for the Epic Games Store, the first-person shooter Crysis Remastered also recently appeared on Steam. However, there is no sign of any great euphoria there. The reviews given so far have barely reached a "balanced" level, so positive and negative reviews are balanced. But what exactly is the reason for the particularly critical voices?

If you take a closer look at the reviews on Steam, you will quickly see that there is not "one reason" for the turmoil in the community. There are also many positive reports to be found. However, one point that users have repeatedly criticized is the lack of effort the developers put into the remastered version of Crysis. Many Steam buyers had simply hoped for more, as some of these quotes show.

"Very little effort to remaster. It's a port of the console version. It should be available for free on PC. Warhead -Extension is not included. Crytek has sold itself to Epic Games. " "It's a shame when a 2010 game has such poor tweaks with outdated graphics, blurry textures, and the same gameplay as the old game. Definitely low-cost moneymaking for Crytek." "The game runs worse on the lowest settings than on the highest." "What if you convert a game for the PS3 and then use this code to convert it back to the PC? An absolute disaster, that's what happens." In addition, many users on Steam complain about numerous bugs in the PC version of Crytek Remastered. How are your experiences with the Steam release of the first person shooter? Are you disappointed too? Let us know in the comments!

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Crysis Remastered arrives on Steam to ‘Mixed’ reviews

A year after arriving on the Epic Games Store as a timed exclusive, Crysis Remastered has finally been released on Steam – and, perhaps surprisingly, 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 released back in 2007 and is still available on Steam, plus it still honestly looks pretty good today – perhaps due to the fact that it was such a graphical powerhouse that many PCs at the time struggled to run it, creating a whole meme in the process.

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 – “modern” in this case referring to the 8-year-old Crysis 3. That’s pretty much it, 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 paying £24.99/$29.99/€29.99 when the original is cheaper even at full price, even ignoring 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, and supposedly the new graphical features are badly optimised too. Reviews even state that the ability to lean is gone too, even though that was patched into the EGS version of Remastered last year.

Just to add further salt into the wound for Steam users, the full Crysis Remastered Trilogy releases next month – and once again, it’s an Epic Games Store exclusive, so anyone who picks up Crysis 1 Remastered on Steam will probably have to wait another year to grab the Crysis 2 and 3 remasters.