WePC is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more
A remaster of a question for the ages: Can I run Crysis Remastered? Although the original game was first released back in the simpler times of 2007, it’s still to this day an extremely demanding game, where it’s tough to get running at high framerates even on the most modern gaming systems. This is in large part due to predating the proliferation of multi-core processors, and not being built to take advantage of multiple CPU cores, with single-core performance being the main bottleneck for running at high framerates.
We’ve got the system requirements for this new remaster of Crysis, rebuilt with more modern gaming systems in mind, for you to compare with your system configuration to help determine if you’re able to run this game, and how it will perform on your rig. If you need help figuring out exactly which components you have in your PC, we have put together a helpful guide over here.
We are currently putting together a bespoke tool to automatically scan your system to give you a quick and convenient readout of your hardware configuration, and we’ll be sure to update this post when it is ready for prime time.
Release Date: Sep 18, 2020
System Requirements: Moderate
Genre: First-person shooter
Usually, the first thing anyone will mention about Crysis is the visuals and with good reason. It was a generational leap in graphical fidelity when it first released, and in many ways, it still holds up well compared to many modern games. That’s far from the end of the story though because it’s not just a pretty face.
With the huge sandbox approach to level design and a varied moveset, Crysis supports an interesting mix of playstyles that you can mix between on the fly. You can use a stealthy approach, setting traps for unsuspecting enemies, taking enemies out one by one with a silenced pistol. You can focus on long-range kills, with extensive reconnaissance and sniping options available. You can get up close for melee attacks, punching enemies with the full force of your power suit to send them flying. Or you can go guns blazing with a storm of bullets and grenades for that action movie power fantasy. This variety of playstyles, and the ability to switch between them on the fly, is where the lasting appeal of Crysis comes from, beyond the impressive visuals and technical mastery.
While Crysis Remastered is no way near as taxing on systems as the original game was back in 2007, it’s still a game that will take advantage of more capable gaming systems. It’s going to be completely playable on entry-level or mid-range systems of today, but for an optimal experience with regards to graphical settings, resolution, and framerate, a more powerful system is recommended.
Where it is not especially taxing is with hard drive space. The original release was 12GB, and the remastered version is now 20GB, perhaps owing to the new higher resolution textures and other enhancements.
Our $1000 gaming build, with all the details listed here, would make an excellent choice for anyone looking for a new PC to run Crysis Remastered on, comfortably meeting or surpassing all of the recommended system specifications, and being plenty to have a good experience with this and many other games.
If you want to push performance to extreme levels, maintaining a smooth framerate even with all the additional graphical bells and whistles enabled, a top-end rig like our $2000 build would make an excellent choice and will be a very capable machine for even the most demanding games.
Lewie skews Chaotic Good where possible, and loves pressing buttons, viewing pixels and listening to sounds. He's written for publications like Rock Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer, VG247 and Kotaku UK, and spent 13 years running Savy Gamer. If you ever get the chance you should ask him to tell you the story about that time he had a fight with a snake on an island off the coast of Cambodia.