The first Crysis was the most innovative games we have ever seen when it was released in november 2007. It was jaw dropping, Natural looking water, vegetation, animals and interaction with objects and enemies was nothing like we had ever seen. Still today I have respect for what Crytek did because no other game in our opinion has managed to create such a buzz as Crysis 1 did in november 2007, more than 10 years ago.
At that time I was running an Intel Core 2 quad Q6600 @ 3.6 Ghz with 4GB of RAM and an 8800GT. The system struggled to pump out just over 30 FPS on high detail and shadows on medium which is nowadays stamped as console experience, but we didn’t care! The gaming experience was fantastic because of the great atmosphere and new approach to first person shooters.
Digital Foundry thought the same and guides you through the innovative details of the first Crysis and it’s technological background. To put everything into perspective how demanding Crysis can be they show two of todays best gaming systems struggling to run Crysis. Yes, even an Intel Core i7-8700K @ 5.0 Ghz and an AMD Ryzen 7 2700X can be brought to their knies with a 2007 game! Sure, even in 2018 the term ‘Can it run Crysis’ is still justified. We included the video below for you to see for yourself.