Crysis Remastered

Posted:  Nov 24, 2022
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Disclaimer: This is an initial impression of the game. Our review and recommended settings will be updated when we've completed a full and thorough analysis of how it performs on Steam Deck. Check back soon for our full analysis!


A simple rescue mission goes haywire in the worst way possible in the remaster for the classic FPS game that defined the benchmark question: "Can it Run Crysis?". In Crysis Remastered, you are armed with your nanosuit and swap between super speed, strength, armor, and cloaking to tackle your enemies in a constantly changing environment. Using your suit and tools, you will need to tackle threats beyond this world and figure out just what the hell is going on.

Crysis Remastered has gotten mixed ratings due to a couple reasons. These include bugs, some graphical downgrades from the original, and it being a port from the console releases. Unfortunately, this is the only way to play the original Crysis unless you owned the original before it was delisted from Steam. The good news is, it plays quite well!

I started off at the medium settings and was pleasantly surprised how well it ran. For the most part, it could stick to 45 FPS without any caps, but the battery would drain a bit more than I would like during some high octane parts of gameplay like driving into an explosion, tons of enemies on screen shooting, and sprinting across the world. I decided for a recommended initial build to stick to 40 FPS with some settings lowered to "low" for stability purposes. I also lowered resolution to 1152x720 as this drastically helped during those intense moments.

Crysis Remastered also supports simultaneous KB+M and Gamepad inputs at the same time, which means enabling gyro controls through Steam Input will work well! I have found setting the gyro behavior to mouse feels a bit better, but setting to joystick works too.

For the full review, I will provide 2 other builds that will make improvements to battery and a higher framerate, but due to Crysis Remastered being a large game, I want to test more before making those recommendations. I didn't encounter any major bugs that were specifically due to the Steam Deck and overall I felt the game ran without a hitch. I did blow up many houses and tried to instigate a lot of physics movements, but it held strong. I have been pleasantly surprised so far how well it is running and feeling, especially coming from how hard it was to run the original.



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Crysis Remastered feels fantastic and runs well on the Steam Deck with a few tweaks!

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Noah Kupetsky
A lover of gaming since 4, Noah has grown up with a love and passion for the industry. From there, he started to travel a lot and develop a joy for handheld and PC gaming. When the Steam Deck released, it just all clicked.
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2 comments on “Crysis Remastered”

    1. Absolutely! Though I just used the default settings there. When you go to controller settings, scroll down a little and you will see a gyro behavior drop down. Set it to "As Mouse" and keep the gyro sensitivity at default. That's all I did!