Crysis Remastered Review (PlayStation 4)

Crysis Remastered

The classic first-person shooter from Crytek is back with the action-packed gameplay, sandbox world, and thrilling epic battles you loved the first time around – now with ray tracing, remastered graphics optimized for a new generation of hardware.

Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 14.72gb download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • First-person shooter gameplay.
  • Opening tutorial in that it shows the controls then you get pop-ups.
  • Gore-on/off.
  • Aim assist-on/off.
  • Four difficulties-easy, normal, hard, and delta. These affect what binoculars you get and what language the enemy speaks.
  • The vehicle camera-set gunner and driver as a first or third-person view individually.
  • Invert axis and sensitivity sliders.
  • Four-button layouts and four stick layouts including lefty and legacy. You can flip the bumper buttons round.
  • Vehicle and player control layouts are separate.
  • Performance mode-quality, performance, or Ray tracing.
  • HDR support.
  • Motion blur-on/off.
  • Suit voice-male/female/off.
  • Subtitles-on/off/cutscenes only.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Eight crosshair choices which also include a no crosshair choice.
  • DS4 touchpad support.
  • Quick selection menu to add attachments, lights, and sights.
  • Can pick up new weapons from enemies.
  • Grab and throw objects in the world like boxes.
  • Drive vehicles and you can swap views with a button press.
  • Pick up ammo from enemies.
  • Weapons- you can set ammo type and ammo shot type like auto or single shot.
  • Hud shows damage, ammo, and where you have damage when in a vehicle.
  • Near-instant respawn load.
  • Suit-jump, super jump, shield, and cloak.
  • Each gun does feel different even if it’s just as simple as the recoil.
  • Beautiful locations.
  • Vehicles can take damage like losing a wheel and also blow up.
  • A lot of destructive elements from objects to vehicles and buildings.

Crysis Remastered

Cons:

  • Not the best loading times.
  • Stutters and freezes as it autosaves.
  • Makes your PlayStation work for it.
  • Some horrible textures in places.
  • No Fov slider.
  • No way to turn off the autosaving.
  • Running feels unnatural and slippery.
  • Plays like a remaster as in its old but look modern.
  • Clunky in places.
  • No run toggle.
  • Regardless of the difficulty, you die easily and quickly.
  • Checkpoints feel like they are constant but when you die and respawn you realize how much game you have to replay.
  • Hard to aim down sights on many of the guns and especially the mounted turrets.
  • Got shot when cloaked by boats many times.

Crysis Remastered

  • 7/10
    Graphics - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Crysis, known the world over as the game that can melt graphics cards at will, Crysis the benchmark game for all new computer builds and it is now on Playstation 4! I played it on the PlayStation 4 Pro and set the graphics to performance. After all, is said and done it doesn’t matter for Crysis doesn’t look that great on either setting and the performance is not good at all. What we have here is a game that stutters and freezes every time it autosaves which is also very common, and the game stutters with explosions and big open areas. It’s playable don’t get me wrong but it has so many little things that honestly should be a thing by now. The world you play in is fantastic in places but ugly in others with janky pixels and textures ruining an otherwise beautiful scene. The gameplay is slow and sluggish despite still boasting a lot of innovations that most modern shooters could benefit from like quick equipping of attachments and the way guns handle, it’s just let down by sludge. It’s a case of saying Crysis is a retro game with modern problems and it hurts that the game is not singing all the way through as the core gameplay is fun and action-packed, I got a lot of fun from it by playing as stealthy as possible but no matter what or how I played, a bug or performance issue would stop my fun-dead, it made it hard to want to carry on. So overall Crisis Remastered is the game you remember but has the problems you wouldn’t expect in this day and age.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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