Crysis Remastered Trilogy brings three iconic first-person shooters to PC and consoles on October 15, featuring a host of visual upgrades and hundreds of performance improvements that make them look and feel better than ever. Each game has been painstakingly remastered, relaunching what were already technological feats when they first released into the modern AAA space.
For returning players, you’ll get to experience the classic FPS titles with brand new graphical features, but with all of the same strategic sandbox gameplay you know and love. For new players, there’s never been a better time to jump into the world of Crysis. Crysis Trilogy Remastered preserves the gameplay experience while offering an all-in-one package that will give many modern shooters a run for their money. Whether you’re playing on a high-end PC, next-gen console or Nintendo Switch device, Crysis Remastered Trilogy features bespoke updates to the core games, making it the best way to play Crysis, Crysis 2 and Crysis 3.
Back to where it all began
The first game included in the Crysis Remastered Trilogy is Crysis, first released in 2007. You play as Nomad, a special forces soldier who wields the Nanosuit. This suit is a powerful tool that can be used in a variety of ways to get the upper hand on your enemies. You’ll face foes both terrestrial and extraterrestrial in nature, approaching combat encounters in new ways with each battle. Due to its sandbox approach to a first-person shooter, you have many options when engaging the enemy. The Nanosuit allows Nomad to reroute power and switch up tactics on the fly, and the world is filled with a huge host of weapons and vehicles to experiment with. Use stealth to dispatch enemies without leaving a trace, or use the environment to your advantage and rain down fire from every angle.
Crysis Remastered has been further updated for this release, and players who already purchased it will be able to purchase the other two games separately. Since its launch in 2020, the team has been hard at work listening to player feedback to offer an even better version, which is the one included in the Crysis Remastered Trilogy.
Crysis 2 has also been remastered for the Crysis Remastered Trilogy, adding in improved lighting, materials and textures. In the sequel to the first Crysis, players don the Nanosuit 2.0, which is even more tactile and powerful than the previous suit. Crysis 2 swaps Lingshan Islands for the destroyed ruins of New York. The alien threat has returned, and a new protagonist called Alcatraz must face down armoured war machines, all while being pursued by CryNet Systems.
Crysis 2’s Nanosuit 2.0 is further refined and offers more tactical options than in the previous game. The Cloaking Device still allows you to get the drop on enemies, but this time with improved stealth options, resulting in more satisfying silent melee kills. The urban jungle of New York looked stunning when it first released in 2011, but with the improved technology of the Crysis Remastered Trilogy, its crumbling rubble and rich lighting pop better than ever. The updated shadows on glass and particles across the city really help add even more depth to Crysis 2’s apocalyptic take on New York.
Assess, adapt and attack
The third game, Crysis 3, has been remastered for modern audiences, taking players to the sprawling urban rainforest of New York City. The stakes are higher than ever in the conclusion to the Crysis Trilogy. The Nanosuit has been expanded even further, adding hacking capabilities that allow players to further dominate their enemies. The Compound Bow features in Crysis 3, a favourite amongst veteran players. It allows for more tactical advantages than in the previous games, which pairs with the more open and free-flowing world. New York City is made up of the “Seven Wonders”, distinct areas that must be approached with care. Nano-Vision can be used to tag and assess enemy threats, and it's up to you to decide exactly how to approach them.
Prophet aims to take down the leader of the Ceph race in this emotional finale. He’ll use everything at his disposal, from powerful vehicles to alien weaponry and technology. Thanks to the rainforest setting, Crysis 3 ties together the urban feel of New York from Crysis 2 and the tropical landscapes of the first game. This unique blend has been further enhanced as part of the Crysis Remastered Trilogy.
If you’re a PC player, there’s plenty of enhancements to experience as part of the remastered Crysis games. Ray Tracing and supreme visual quality can be achieved on high-end RTX 3080/3090 cards and modern AMD/Intel CPUs with DLSS enabled. There have also been improvements across the board on PC, with incredible added detail to everything from vehicles to weapons and beyond. These original graphical masterpieces perform better than ever, offering up to 4K textures and fluid 60FPS gameplay.
For those looking to pick up Crysis Trilogy Remastered on consoles, there are plenty of incredible improvements. Playing on next-gen supports 60 FPS and up to 4K with dynamic resolution, including some additional unlocked options for PS5 and Xbox Series consoles only. These include improved vegetation shading, higher frame rate weapon animations and water ripple effects. Fans on current-gen will also be able to play Crysis Trilogy Remastered, with improvements to lighting and shadows. Glass and debris feature added depth thanks to enhanced shadow technology, meaning the tropical environments in Crysis, and the urban spaces of the Crysis 2 & 3 have added detail and fidelity.
Switch it up!
Crysis Remastered Trilogy is coming to Nintendo Switch, meaning you’ll be able to experience all three games in either handheld or docked mode. When docked, all three games offer incredible performance at 30 FPS, and up to 900p in resolution. Performance stays at 30 FPS when playing undocked, meaning you can take the trilogy with you wherever you go. In handheld you’ll get consistent 720p resolution, and the option to use gyro controls. These iconic games benefit from dynamic resolution, improved shadow transitions, lighting, materials and textures on Nintendo Switch. We recommend trying out the gyro controls for added freedom of movement when taking on firefights.
Retail versions of Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered will be released later this year for Nintendo Switch. Crysis Remastered launched September 28th and can be picked up as a physical copy now.
Regardless of where you plan to play Crysis Remastered Trilogy, you’ll get to see the hundreds of improvements in action, elevating what were already the best looking games when they first released into impressive technological showcases, even to the eyes of modern gamers. It’s an all-in-one bundle that’s great value at $49.99/£49.99/€49.99. Players can buy the games separately if they already picked up Crysis Remastered as well, along with the improvements that have been made since the game launched. Suit up and experience the legendary first-person shooter like never before with Crysis Remastered Trilogy, launching October 15,2021 on PC, Nintendo Switch and current and next-gen PlayStation/Xbox consoles.