One of my lesser-known, guilty pleasures in the gaming space is the Crysis series. It’s a series that isn’t talked about in modern-day (outside of the old, run-over, and beat with a bat “Can it run Crysis?” joke), and yet did so much when it came to reinvigorating the first-person shooter space. Its open-ended level design truly opened the door for people when it released, and frankly, its visual fidelity has aged like a fine wine. Not long ago, the game received a remaster of sorts over on consoles and the Epic Games Store but now, the title is ready to hit a new PC storefront. Crysis Remastered is now available on the Steam store, opening more players to the prospect of re-experiencing the first (and arguably best) game in the series. The Steam launch trailer can be found below.
Crysis follows the story of Nomad, a member of nano-suit improved soldiers known simply as Raptor Team. The United States military has detected unusual activity among the Lingshan Islands, thanks in part to the intervention of the North Korean Army. As such, you and Raptor Team are sent in to secure the island and discover what exactly the hostile force is up to. While this seems like a simple mission though, a new discovery changes not just the events of your mission, but the future of humanity itself.
It’s great to see the remastered form of Crysis finally make its way to Steam storefronts. I’m part of the camp who is alright with the Epic Games Store, but definitely prefers the Steam store if ever possible. As such, while I’m getting the whole trilogy for free through a promotion I took part in, it’s good to see that those who exist in my camp will get the chance to experience a game that’s truly stood the test of time.
What are your thoughts on Crysis Remastered becoming available on Steam? If you’ve played it already, what are your thoughts? Let me know in the comments below.