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Crysis Remastered

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Aging shooter with bloody, sometimes gruesome sci-fi combat.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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The little port that could.

Not too graphic. Blood is turned off by default for some reason. When you turn it on there's a fair bit, but not over the top; and there is no gore whatsoever. You'll occasionally come across bloodier scenes of past conflict, but still no gore. Average amount of profanity. Open world games and shooters have evolved over the years and Crysis is relatively simple. But there is still fun to be had with the sandbox, the AI, and the strategies you can take. No much enemy or objective variety but good amount of freedom (at least in ch 1-6/10). Now on the go. Still far below the PC version, its still a vast improvement over the previous console ports. Sporting a mostly consistent 30 fps (chapter 9 is a complete travesty though) , and visuals that are quite lovely coming from a humble Nintendo tablet; especially given the huge levels with no loading screens.

Is It Any Good?

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It's nice that this remaster is being offered at a discounted price, because it really doesn't feel much like a modern game. Crysis Remastered isn't the prettiest or cleanest edition of Crytek's famed shooter. It's been slightly cleaned up and enhanced compared to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions of the game, but it still has some occasional frame rate hitches and smudgy textures. The original PC version, as well as the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One remastered editions, still offer improved graphics and performance (as well as an extra mission cut from the previous console releases. But the newer consoles still have some hiccups during play, particularly during checkpoint saves and loads that interrupts the flow of the gameplay, especially in the middle of firefights. At least the Switch edition offers the ability to play on the go and make use of gyroscopic aiming assistance, a pair of advantages that could shuffle it to the top of the pile for certain players.

Regardless of the hardware you choose to play on, you should be aware that Crysis shows its age in terms of structure and mechanics. It desperately wants to provide an open-world feel, and the environment is indeed free to explore up to a point. But don't go in expecting the kind of enormous world and exploration liberty found in modern games like Far Cry 5 and Assassin's Creed: Odyssey. The voice acting and performance capturing holds up fairly well, but the game's story feels somewhat threadbare compared to today's narratively complex games. It's unwilling to dive too deeply into the political conflict that brought the soldiers to the island, flesh out the backgrounds of the main soldiers, or provide much in the way of personality for the main hero. And while the nanosuit abilities seemed super cool when the game was originally released, similar superhero concepts have been done -- and done better -- in many games since. Crysis Remastered is less a must-have revisit of a classic shooter and more a game history curiosity that will likely be best appreciated by players interested in seeing how much shooters have changed over the years.

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