It somewhat slipped by the radar, but the Crysis Remastered Trilogy officially launched on Xbox One (also playable on Xbox Series X and Series S) last week, and the general verdict so far has been pretty great.
The first game was remastered last year, of course, but Eurogamer's Digital Foundry has taken a look at the new additions of Crysis 2 Remastered and Crysis 3 Remastered, and found them to perform well on Xbox, with a tight lock of 60fps on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, while even Xbox One benefits from a consistent framerate:
"PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X operate with a 1080p to 2160p dynamic resolution scaler, while Series S lowers the range down to a 900p-1440p window.
60fps is a tight lock on all new systems, bar minor instabilities on Series S and checkpoint stutter on PlayStation, with Pro and One X locked to 30fps instead. Last-gen base systems? It's 1080p on PS4, 900p on Xbox One with nips and tucks on LOD and tessellation - but again, it's a good, consistent 30fps."
Visual improvements include "new lighting, refined materials, higher resolution textures and improved colour schemes", with the only major downside compared to the PC version being the lack of ray tracing features in Crysis 2 and 3.
In terms of the critics, the Crysis Remastered Trilogy is currently sitting at a Metacritic rating of 81 for Xbox One based on 6 reviews, while the PlayStation 4 version is slightly lower at a rating of 74 based on 16 reviews.
It'll be interesting to see where the Trilogy goes from here, and whether the ability to implement ray tracing will make its way to Crysis 2 and 3 on Xbox eventually, just like it did with the original release of Crysis Remastered in 2020. In the meantime though, it sounds like the bundle is a solid purchase if you're interested — or you can buy them individually.
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