Plenty of people were excited when news broke out that another Crysis game was in the works – after all, the Crysis series of video games is fondly remembered by millions of gamers worldwide, despite the fact the last entry in the franchise came out almost ten years ago.
However, the original Crysis got a remaster last year and this may have reminded people, especially first-person shooter fans, why the original game had such an impact. It was simply the best-looking game ever made when it was released back in 2007.
A PC exclusive which would cause even the most powerful PCs to melt, it originated the well-known meme “can it run Crysis?”. This was asked of any gaming PC in order to find out if it cut the mustard or not.
Its sequels Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 have also gotten remasters too, but these were confined to the Epic Games Store on PC. That is until now, as video game company Crytek recently announced that Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered would be coming to Steam on November 17 this year.
This means that Crysis Remastered Trilogy will finally be available on Steam – and not only that, but Crytek is offering gamers a whopping 40 % discount during the first 7 days its available on the platform (that is, until November 24), meaning you can purchase the remastered trilogy of Crysis games for $29.99 US dollars (€29.99 euros) instead of at its usual $49.99 price.
The original Crysis is known for its great sandbox gameplay and expansive levels, but the remastered edition has gotten some criticism from users, who have seen it as a downgrade in some respects when compared to the original release.
However, the addition of ray tracing and improved performance according to Crytek sweetens the deal, plus you may already own Crysis Remastered on Steam as it’s been available on the platform for a while… If that’s the case, you will receive an even bigger discount (55 %) if you decide to buy Crysis Remastered Trilogy when it launches on November 17.
The remastered versions of Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 have gotten quite a bit of love from Crytek too (especially the former according to Eurogamer’s Digital Foundry) which means that playing the sequel to the classic original in remastered form is quite the experience on PC, especially if you’ve got a powerful machine which can run the game’s ray tracing effects. This was the first Crysis game to hit consoles and takes the action to New York city, which is facing an alien attack, and sold millions of copies back in the day.
Crysis 3 (which launched in 2013) hasn’t gotten so many graphical improvements, which makes sense taking into account this is the most modern entry in the series. It did not do particularly well at launch, and its poor sales put the series’ future in jeopardy (and led to trouble at Crytek too). It’s a fine game overall, though, and it arriving on Steam with a discount as part of the remastered trilogy should give more people a chance to play through this final Crysis entry.
Here’s hoping too, that the upcoming Crysis 4, if that is what the next game in the series actually ends up being called, ends up being great too, even if that’s still a couple of years away nonetheless.