Last month, we informed you about a new graphical overhaul mod for the first Crysis game, Crysis Enhanced Edition. This mod was originally put behind a Patreon-wall. However, we are happy to report today that Crysis Enhanced Edition is finally available for download to the public.
Crysis Enhanced Edition features better water effects and richer particles. The team has also added indirect sky lighting and fog effects in order to improve the game’s visuals. Not only that, but it has reworked the lighting for all interior areas.
Furthermore, Crysis Enhanced Edition features screen-space reflections for water, grass shadows and improved material simulation. It also has Cloud Shadows, real-time Ocean Reflections, and improved Edge AA. Lastly, it adds Lens flares and rain splash on water when raining.
Unfortunately, the team has not released its 4K/8K textures. Instead, the public version of Crysis Enhanced Edition uses textures from Rygels Textures mods, HD Grass, Maximum Immersion Textures, and upscaled (4x) Vanilla textures. The team has, once again, put its own high quality textures behind a Patreon-wall. It sucks, we know.
Ironically, all the aforementioned graphical improvements are what Crytek had showcased for its upcoming official Crysis Remaster. Grass shadows? Check. Screen-space reflections? Check. Better lighting? Check. Not only that, but Crysis Enhanced Edition can – and most likely will – look better than Crysis Remaster thanks to its new high quality textures. As we showcased, the textures of Crysis Remaster are similar to those of the original version. So, unless Crytek and Saber put more effort into it, this free mod will look better than the paid version of Crysis Remaster.
Do note that Crysis Enhanced Edition is around 10GB in size. So yeah, make sure you have enough space before downloading and installing it.
You can download Crysis Enhanced Edition from here!