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Revision as of 14:25, 25 September 2020

This page is for the remaster of Crysis (2007). For the original release of the game, see Crysis.

Crysis Remastered
Crysis Remastered cover
Saber Interactive[1]
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2020
Metacritic 73
OpenCritic 72
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Hovercraft, Naval/watercraft, Tank, Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Sci-fi
Series Crysis
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Crysis 2007
Crysis: Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013
Crysis Remastered 2020

Crysis Remastered is a singleplayer FPS developed by Crytek and Saber Interactive. It is a remaster of the original Crysis based on the console versions of the game from 2011, rather than the original PC release from 2007.[2] It is also the first release in the series that is not published by Electronic Arts, instead being self-published by Crytek.

The game uses Crytek's CryEngine, a standard for the series, with new features such as hardware ray tracing, higher resolution textures, improved particle effects and global illumination.[3] A future-proof "Can It Run Crysis" graphics preset is also present, making reference to a phrase that became popular around the original 2007 release because of its highly demanding nature on PC hardware at the time.[4]

Crysis Remastered released on September 18, 2020 for Windows exclusively on the Epic Games Store. It was originally set to release on July 23, 2020, but was delayed to allow for further improvement due to negative online feedback following the leak of a gameplay trailer.[5]

As the remaster is based on the console port of Crysis, it lacks some features of the original PC release, such as the level "Ascension" and the entirety of the game's multiplayer.[2][6] A number of control options including leaning, suit shortcuts and manual saving are also missing[7][8] but can be partially restored using a modified control configuration.

General information

Official Discord server


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Uses Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM.

Essential improvements

Skip intro videos

Skip company logos[9]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\Game\
  2. Rename, move or delete IntroMovies.pak.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\CrysisRemastered\Profiles\<user-id>

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\CrysisRemastered\SaveGames

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ gameplay and in-engine cutscenes.[10]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Default is 60° vertical. See Field of view (FOV).
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Animation on plants is locked to 30 FPS.[11]
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Field of view (FOV)

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Edit configuration files[12]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder and open it with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and cl_fov= followed by a desired FOV value.

Depth of field

Disable depth of field[13]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and r_depthoffield=0.


Restore controls from the original version

Use the control fix[14]
This fix re-enables some of the controls, leaning and classic weapon selection, from the original Crysis.
This fix conflicts with the default key bindings, disables the weapon wheel and leaning isn't reflected in the player shadow.
  1. Extract the Libs folder from the archive to <path-to-game>\Game\.
    • To optionally restore the original binding for fists to 1 alongside pistols, rather than on 5 by itself, extract the Scripts folder from the archive to <path-to-game>\Game\.
  2. Open the game, rebind "Fire Mode", and either enable "Classic Nanosuit Mode" or rebind the "Armor Mode" and "Cloak Mode" controls.


Sound settings
Sound settings
General game settings
General game settings

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Sound Effect, Music and Dialog
Surround sound
Up to 7.1 output.[15]
"On" or "Cutscenes only".
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost


Language UI Audio Sub Notes

Issues unresolved

Display settings reset on launch

The game may reset the display resolution to the native monitor resolution and the antialiasing settings to SMAA 1TX on launch.[16]

Issues fixed

Low performance with CPU and GPU usage below 100%

Due to a conflict with Windows 10 v2004, CryEngine games may sometimes run at a low framerate despite not using all available system resources or cap the framerate below the monitor refresh rate.[17][18][19]
Change Vsync in the graphics card control panel[17][20]
  1. Add "Crysis Remastered" to the graphics card control panel if the profile does not exist already.
  2. Change the profile's Vsync setting
    • For Nvidia, change the Vsync setting to Fast and apply.
    • For AMD, enable Radeon Enhanced Sync and apply.

Raytracing affecting performance when disabled

Raytracing may be still running in the game despite being disabled in the graphics settings.
Workaround by changing settings[21]
  1. Open the advanced graphics settings.
  2. Set "Shaders Quality" to High and "Raytracing Quality" to Performance and apply.
  3. Set "Raytracing Quality" to Off and apply.
  4. Set "Shaders Quality" to Medium or Low and apply.

Poor raytracing performance on RTX GPUs

Enable hardware raytracing[21]
  1. Create autoexec.cfg file in the installation folder with a text editor.
  2. Add lines con_restricted=0 (if not existing) and ti_UseApiBackedRaytracing=1.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11 Raytracing is rendered via Vulkan.[22]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Features CRYENGINE's native hardware- and API-agnostic ray tracing solution.


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface Autodesk Scaleform
Cutscenes Criware

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-3450
AMD Ryzen 3
System memory (RAM) 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 TI
AMD Radeon 470
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. Crytek - Crytek announced Crysis Remastered - last accessed on 2020-04-16
  2. 2.0 2.1 Digital Foundry - Crysis Remastered on Switch: yes, a handheld really can run Crysis - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  3. YouTube - Crysis Remastered - Official 8K Tech Trailer - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  4. PC Gamer - Crysis Remastered's highest graphics setting is called 'Can it run Crysis?' - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  5. The Verge - Fans are upset with Crysis Remastered’s graphics, so Crytek is delaying the game - last accessed on 2020-09-16
  6. SegmentNext - Crysis Remaster Won’t Have Multiplayer - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  7. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Controls are lacking - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  8. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Compiled a few of my problems with the remaster - last accessed on 2020-09-18
  9. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  10. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
    Tested at a 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080.
  11. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Vegetation animation locked to 30 fps? - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  12. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  13. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  14. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    Fix made personally with some assistance from users on the Crysis Discord
  15. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-19
    Tested using Razer Surround to emulate 7.1 output and using Special K to confirm
  16. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
    Personal experience and reported in the official Discord server
  17. 17.0 17.1 /r/Crysis Subreddit - Any real fix for the Crysis 2 50 fps problem? - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  18. GhostArrow - How to Fix 60 FPS Cap on Crysis 3 - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  19. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    A pinned comment in the official Crysis Discord server
    "it's because of the new windows 2004 update. it seems like it kinda broke all pre cryengine 5 games. it limits them to around 60fps. for nvidia gpu's, you need to go to your nvidia control panel, and manage 3d settings, and under program settings, find whichever crysis you're playing and set vsync to fast."
  20. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    Tested and worked when I encountered this issue
  21. 21.0 21.1 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-25
    Fix posted and pinned by a Crysis Discord server moderator.
  22. Morteza Mostajab on Twitter - last accessed on 2020-09-18
    ""wow so the main renderer is DX11 and VK is used for the RT stuff?"