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Crysis is a first-person shooter developed by Crytek and released in November 2007. Built on the CryEngine2, Crysis immediately claimed the throne of "Most Demanding PC Game." In 2007 and 2008, it was the game everyone dreamed of playing when they built their new PC.

Today, Crysis has since been surpassed by more demanding games, but it still looks quite impressive—especially with mods. This guide will help you understand how powerful of a PC you need to play Crysis.

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