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Crysis Remastered

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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]
CryEngine 3
Release dates
Windows September 18, 2020
Metacritic 69
OpenCritic 66
Monetization One-time game purchase
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives First-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, FPS, Shooter
Vehicles Automobile, Flight, Helicopter, Naval/watercraft, Tank, Transport, Truck
Art styles Realistic
Themes Asia, Sci-fi
Series Crysis
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Crysis Remastered on Wikipedia
Crysis 2007
Crysis Warhead 2008
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 3 2013
Crysis Remastered 2020
Crysis 2 Remastered 2021
Crysis 3 Remastered 2021
Crysis 4 TBA

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] The Epic Games Store exclusivity ended on September 17, 2021, when it was released on Steam as well. On September 30, 2021, it released on Origin and was added to the EA Play subscription service.

Being based on the console port of Crysis, the remaster was launched lacking some features of the original PC release, such as the level "Ascension" and the multiplayer mode.[2][6] A number of control options including leaning and suit shortcuts were missing at release[7][8] but later restored in an update.[9] Later updates to the game also improved performance and restored the cut "Ascension" level.[10][11]

In February 2022 a final update was released for the game that brought significant performance improvements,[12] with Digital Foundry noting a 79% performance improvement in one scene compared to the original release version.[13]

General information

Official Discord server
Steam Community Discussions


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Publisher website
Epic Games Launcher
Crysis Remastered Trilogy also available.
Epic Games Store
Epic Games Launcher
Crysis Remastered Trilogy also available.
Included with EA Play.
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Crysis Remastered Trilogy also available.
Even though its store page suggests otherwise, Denuvo Anti-Tamper DRM was removed from the Epic Games Store version on October 20, 2021.[14] Steam and EA Desktop versions released with no Denuvo Anti-Tamper.[15]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.
Subscription gaming service Available via EA Play (EA App only).

Essential improvements

Crysis Remastered Improvement Project

Improvement Project is a bug fix and restoration mod that fixes a variety of bugs, including missing Classic Nanosuit tutorial prompts, bugged Classic Nanosuit audio, and various bugged or missing audio/visual elements such as particles, geometry, and NPCs. Also includes optional alternate weapon SFX and alternate weapon models from Crytek UK's PS3/360 port.

Skip intro videos

Skip company logos[16]
  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>
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1715130/pfx/[Note 1]
Configuration files are encrypted.

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\CrysisRemastered\SaveGames
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1715130/pfx/[Note 1]
Crysis Remastered removes the ability to make manual saves. Game also does not permanently archive checkpoints or mission start saves.

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Graphics settings
Graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings
Advanced graphics settings

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Hor+ gameplay and in-engine cutscenes.[17]
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)
High-fidelity upscaling
DLSS 2.1
Vertical sync (Vsync)
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
High dynamic range display (HDR)
Ray tracing (RT)
Requires Vulkan support; can use Crytek's proprietary, GPU-agnostic approach, or Nvidia RTX.
Some effects from the original have been removed, since the Remaster is based on the console version. For example, vegetation no longer reacts to explosions.[18][19]

Field of view (FOV)

This game uses vertical FOV. See FOV Calculator for help.
Edit configuration files[16]
  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[16]
  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 r_depthoffield=0.


Many control options have been removed compared to the original. For example, fast crawling is no longer possible.[20]


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.[21]
"On" or "Cutscenes only".
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Royalty free audio


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Brazilian Portuguese

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 frame rate or cap the frame rate below the monitor refresh rate despite not using all available system resources.[22][23][24]
Most likely that the underlying issue has been fixed through later Windows 10 updates.[Note 2]
Change Vsync in the graphics card control panel[22][25]
  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. If this doesn't work, enable Radeon Anti-Lag and apply.

Ray tracing affecting performance when disabled

Ray tracing may be still running in the game despite being disabled in the graphics settings.
Workaround: changing graphics settings to make sure[26][27]
Might have to be done after every time any settings were changed as that can possibly re-enable ray tracing.[28]
  1. Open the in-game 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 ray tracing performance on RTX GPUs

Enable hardware accelerated ray tracing[26]
The game might not automatically detect an RTX card due to a bug and might thus not utilize RT cores to accelerate ray tracing, resulting in impaired performance when ray tracing is enabled.[29]
  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 ti_UseApiBackedRaytracing=1.

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 11
Ray tracing is rendered via Vulkan.[30]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Audio FMOD
Interface 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 RX 470
4 GB of VRAM
DirectX 11 compatible
Other Broadband Internet connection
A 64-bit operating system is required.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1715130/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1715130) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.
  2. As issue doesn't seem to get raised anymore really, even Crysis' Discord last mention of this fix is from April 2022 and before that it wasn't mentioned for like almost a year....


  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. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Crysis Remastered - PC Update 1.1.0 - last accessed on 2020-09-25
  10. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Crysis Remastered - Updated 1.3.0 - PC - last accessed on 2021-01-20
  11. /r/Crysis Subreddit - Crysis Remastered PC Update 2.0 - last accessed on 2021-01-20
  12. Steam - Crysis Remastered - PC Patch 3 - last accessed on 2022-02-15
  13. Digital Foundry - DF Direct Weekly #48 - 00:46:18 - last accessed on 2022-02-15
  14. Crysis Remastered Trilogy - PC Hotfixes - last accessed on 2021-10-25
  15. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-11-18
    Only indirect evidence for this: Steam store page does not list Denuvo as DRM and executable is much smaller than other games that utilize Denuvo.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
  17. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-18
    Tested at a 21:9 resolution of 2560x1080.
  18. Reddit - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  19. Review by Gamestar - last accessed on 2021-10-28
  20. Reddit - last accessed on 9 June 2023
  21. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-19
    Tested using Razer Surround to emulate 7.1 output and using Special K to confirm
  22. 22.0 22.1 /r/Crysis Subreddit - Any real fix for the Crysis 2 50 fps problem? - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  23. GhostArrow - How to Fix 60 FPS Cap on Crysis 3 - last accessed on 2020-09-20
  24. 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."
  25. Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-20
    Tested and worked when I encountered this issue
  26. 26.0 26.1 Verified by User:Shadowstealer7 on 2020-09-25
    Fix posted and pinned by a Crysis Discord server moderator.
  27. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-11-18
    Fix still pinned on Crysis Discord server.
  28. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-11-18
    Mentioned in pinned Crysis Discord server message.
  29. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2022-11-18
    Mentioned on Crysis Discord message that was pinned by a moderator.
  30. 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?"