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Submitted by Soldierone 678d ago | opinion piece

5 Games With The Best Graphics This Generation

PushStartSelect: "With this generation coming to an end, and a new one beginning shortly, we thought we would highlight some of the best moments this generation. Read more on our main article about our full week covering it all! Today we want to cover graphics and what we think are 5 games that really popped in terms of visual experiences. Like all top ten/five lists, we try not to pick the completely obvious so after reading feel free to chime in below about what YOU think should be on the list. I mean it’s only 5 games, of course we will leave out some." (Battlefield 3, Crysis, Gears of War 3, Killzone 2, Metal Gear Solid 4, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception, Wii, Xbox 360)

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GamerElite  +   678d ago
Good list. Agree
dboyc310  +   678d ago
When they say "This Generation" they mean console. Yea we all know that pc has the best graphics because your able to mod and all that. It's funny how even though there are more beautiful games on pc, console games always get praise and why because its more mainstream now.
RXL  +   678d ago | Funny
how do you spot a pc gamer in a crowd?

start talking about graphics...

they'll let you know..
Autodidactdystopia  +   678d ago
Great scott.

Just kidding. you know what im gonna say.

personally it doesnt count but i really like gta IV + Icenhancer + new cars. it looks tits. but its just a mod and since its PC it doesn't count because of it being too far ahead or in other words "another league" but most games on pc came out on consoles too they just look better than most con-exclusives and it wouldnt make much sense because then it would upset the system and there would be rioting in the streets.

Plus us Pc owners are snobs and all we care about is graphics because we point out flaws in the opposition.

I believe i speak for all of our kind when i say

Please forgive us PC gamers as we don't "try" to have better graphics than on consoles. It just happens effortlessly.

which is why we point it out when you guys argue about who's system is the strongest between the mainstream audience.

We hereby accept being disqualified from this "best of this gen" comparison because we know that if we complain we are snobs. And we dont want to pick on the little guy.

Ps I Like the last of us. Looks great!
FlameBaitGod  +   678d ago
Weird RXL, I though PS3 gamers talked about how much better graphics are compared to 360. Must be my imagination.
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BattleAxe  +   678d ago
Good list, but instead of Gears of War which has mediocre graphics, I would have listed God of War 3 or Heavenly Sword. Heck, I think CoD4 and CoD: WaW were better looking games than Gears of War.
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NegativeCreepWA  +   678d ago
BattleAxe your so full of it, very few games look better then Gears.
CryofSilence  +   678d ago
Battleaxe, I agree with God of War 3, but not Heavenly Sword (a beautiful game by all means). Gears of War is a great looking game, but it seems far out-leagued by the others (and other competitors).
NewZealander  +   678d ago
i would have had rage on that list, and as good as gears is theres better looking unreal engine games, batman AC?
i was not impressed with killzone 3, some parts looked horrible, especially the jungle, gears 3 beats killzone hands down.

halo reach could have been a contender but they killed the look of the game with that damn motion blur.

overall good list, but would have been better if they replaced killzone with rage.
ABizzel1  +   678d ago
No particular order, just top 20

1. Battlefield 3
2. Killzone 2/3
3. Uncharted 2/3
4. Gears of War 3
5. God of War 3
6. MGS4
7. Heavy Rain
8. Alan Wake
9. Gran Turismo 5
10. Forza 4
11. Flower
12. Crysis 2
13. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
14. Viva Pinata
15. Rage
16. Fight Night Round 4
17. Resident Evil 5
18. Mario Galaxy
19. Batman Arkham City
20. Final Fantasy 13
thawind  +   678d ago
PC?
BongSmack  +   678d ago
PC has the best graphics because it has (potentially) better hardware. Another advantage over consoles is the ability to mod.
Irishguy95  +   678d ago
Haha, PC wasn't part of this gen since 2006. That's when it stepped up it's game beyond the console generation
Edito  +   678d ago
Can you give a List of pc games that rival the best you can find on consoles???

PC is Good but where are the games??? The only pc exclusive that comes to mind is Diablo 3
morganfell  +   678d ago
"When they say "This Generation" they mean console."

Graphical prowess is about far more than sheer resolution.

Killzone 3 has one of the best lighting engines this generation bar none and that includes PC.

MGS4 is still tops in the model department. The the Kojima Team went to extraordinary lengths ignored by other developers. Even matters such as the finger tips of characters received remarkable attention. The production values on that game topped anything else I have seen.

Ratchet and Clank is THE Pixar game first sought after in the famous Bill Gates/Seamus Blackley discussion on stage at CES in 2000.
MuhammadJA  +   678d ago
@ dboyc310

You know what's funny, these console gamers think they have the best graphics ever when I'm sure that 80 percent of them haven't even played on a high end PC. Whatever. Let them enjoy their mediocre graphics and subpar resolution.
chriski333  +   678d ago
Yes yes yes blah blah blah we all know pc has the best graphics chill out pc boy we all know no need for u to rage
thoract  +   678d ago
Yes we all know the PC has the best graphics. But this article is not about PC games. I have a highend PC but the only game I played on it this year is Diablo 3. The graphics on console games are damn good considering the tech is 6+ years old. How much did you spend on the PC versus the cost of a console?

Despite having the best graphics I just can't play games like Uncharted, God of War, and many other fun games on the PC.
MaxXAttaxX  +   678d ago
PC alone cant be defined by generations.
It is constantly changing. Slowly.
Consoles dictate generations with multiplatform games.
Bobby Kotex  +   677d ago
This is a console circle jerk site, what do you expect?
chazjamie  +   677d ago
its like crysis doesnt even exist. wtf!!!!
Hatsune-Miku  +   678d ago
All five games should be on pc and if its only about consoles then all five should be on ps3.

Pc - bf3, crysis 1, crysis 2, the witcher 2, project car

Consoles- killzone 2, killzone 3, uncharted 1, uncharted 2, uncharted 3, gow 3, heavy rain, gt 5, mgs 4, resistance 3, motorstorm 2, motorstorm 3, the last of us, gow asc. And a lot of other games. When it comes to graphics pc is king but on console, ps3 is king.
tachy0n  +   678d ago
PC and PS3 are the kings, it is basically the best combination u can ever get. ^.^
makemyteapunk  +   678d ago
Gears, Halo 4 have as good a graphics as any PS3 game. Forza 4 looks better than GT5. Your fanboy is showing.

Rage is better looking than KZ and it runs at 60fps.

PS3 graphics are nothing special compared to 360.
cpayne93  +   678d ago
^
Rage is NOT better looking then Killzone, Halo 4 may be getting up to Killzone standards but as the years are passing it should be, it still isn't up to Last of Us standards. Gears is a great looking game but U3 is still better.
milohighclub  +   678d ago
Can't do pc because The article is about this gen And pc enthusiasts around the globe will let you know As often as they can, pc's are generations ahead... /s
belac09  +   678d ago
well said.
Holeran  +   678d ago
@makemyteapunk

you are delusional.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   678d ago
@cpayne93

"Halo 4 may be getting up to Killzone standards"

Finally right?!?!?

Halo 4 barely looks better than Killzone 2. lol A game that came out three years ago!!!

Anyways, yea.

I would've kicked off Gears of War from the list and put God of War 3 in.
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M_Prime  +   678d ago
I agree with makemyteapunk about FORZA 4 looking better then GT5.. and RAGE was a pretty game, but so boring.

I think the list is subjective too, about gameplay and graphics and not just graphics.

also I would like to say that i didn't find BF3 that good looking on consoles, i thought the COD games were better LOOKING.. but then again BF3 single player campaign was crap, but multiplayer was SO MUCH FUN.

and XBOX and PS3 multiplats will look similar because there is always one the dev will have a a standard and one that gets a slightly worse port. Thats why exclusives look so much better then a lot of multiplats, they can use all of the system power.
masa2009  +   678d ago
Motorstorm doesn't have good visuals.
Neither do the Resistance games.
Not even in the same league as top racers and shooters.
I like Motorstorm Apocalypse, I own it, but it's not good looking.
Its emphasis is elsewhere, like 4-player split screen.

Gears 3 also looks way better than Uncharted 1, come on.
Basically, Microsoft focuses on very few first party exclusives, and Halo's emphasis is on large sandboxy environments, which puts a cap on visual quality.
So that leaves just Gears as the flagbearer for the 360. And it's about on par with Uncharted 3 (pre-rendered close-ups included).
Since benchmark games tend to be first party, Sony's more liberal publishing policy inherently helps the PS3.
Although from a non-technical standpoint, its exclusives are not always groundbreaking.
KZ2 is a good exemple. It's super routine.
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Jason143  +   678d ago
honestly I think metro 2033 is superb looking on pc.
kikizoo  +   678d ago
Wow, look at masa, makemy and others total denial fanboyz...they are alawys believing that X360 exclusives can compete with best ps3 exclusives....even if reviews, players, and awards don't agree..

buy a pair of glasses, please...and a ps3, be a gamer, not a blind fanboy.
darren_poolies  +   678d ago
@masa2009

Motorstorm has awesome visuals even the first one still looks amazing. Resistance/Resistance 2 don't look that great but Resistance 3 is really pretty. Also Gears 3 on par with Uncharted 3!? Pahahaha. Gears 3 is a good looking game but to say it is on par with U3 is just silly. Have you actually played Uncharted 3? After that comment, I think not.
aquamala  +   678d ago
lol at the xbox and ps3 fanboys still fighting over tiny differences in the their graphics. time to get a wii u or gaming PC and play games in 1080p already.
torchic  +   678d ago
they left out God of War III really? and put Gears of War?

just to make the article seem less fanboyish I presume?
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ninjabake  +   678d ago
Yes I assume that would be the case but if they truly wanted to be fair and 100% neutral they would list great looking games that are more of an art style than pushing realism a la skyward sword and Mario Galaxy. Just my 2 cents.
masa2009  +   678d ago
God of War III has a preset camera, which helps the console tremendously.
And some levels like the gardens didn't look as good as the resr.
thawind  +   678d ago
God of War 3 murders all Gears of War's in EVERY WAY POSSIBLE.
andibandit  +   678d ago
God of war is so irrelevant in this discussion, with the same camera angle on everything it's not hard, hell it's like Double Dragon with 3D, not too impressed.
cashrell1171  +   678d ago
If you know anything about quality visuals GOW 3 is the best looking videogame made so far... Followed by MGS4 , Both KILLZONES THENboth Uncharteds followed by Gears
HammadTheBeast  +   678d ago
Killzone 2 had great gameplay, and while KZ3 doesn't have as good of a multiplayer, the graphics are amazing. The maps never cease to amaze me with how much is going on at a time.
Tontus  +   678d ago
God of War III is still the best looking game on consoles by miles, nothing out now comes close and not even upcoming games look better. God of War: Ascension is going to be face-meltingly gorgeous.
SPAM-FRITTER-123  +   678d ago
Correction - "5 Games With The Best Graphics This Generation according to a playstation user with no PC knowledge"

BF3 on PC looks better than any game on your list....FACT.I am a massive fan of MGS4 but it looks like a cartoon compared to BF3 on PC....I do understand that you listed very VERY!!! linear games YET Free roam Battlefield maps still win.

P.S BF3 is not a great game, i just thought i would mention that BF3 on PC will be what console gamers call next-gen and happily pay £500+ for there console of choice come 2013/14
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Kingnichendrix  +   678d ago
THIS CONSOLE GENERATION. Jesus get a hint its not talking about pc which goes up a generation every 8 months, compare pc's from 6 years ago and how games on them pcs would look like now.
MaxXAttaxX  +   678d ago
It's cause PC is generations ahead, man!... /s
He mentioned Gears of War. What makes you think he's a PlayStation only user?

PCs don't have generations. They constantly change, slowly. Consoles dictate generations with multiplatform games.
corrus  +   678d ago
10/10 Awesome games
aquamala  +   678d ago
I don't get how people think killzone 3 is a good looking game, yes I have played it about 20 hours. I think even Rage looks better, but oh a multi plat game can't possibility look better than an exclusive!
-Superman-  +   678d ago
List:
Crysis
Crysis Warhead
Crysis 2
Battlefield 3
Metro 2033

Not only art, but it has AA and also, details textures... Blurry games has not good grahpic...
metroid32  +   677d ago
Try Aliens CM and Assasins creed 3 they are technically the best looking games you can get on say ps3 with wiiu versions looking tons better due to 8190x8190 texture resolution alone.
KwietStorm  +   678d ago
lol being fair to the neutral ground
tachy0n  +   678d ago
where is crysis?

it took years for the competition and hardware manufacturers to catch up!!

LOL @ the SUB-HD low resolution textured, no Anti Aliasing games that are on that list except for battlefield 3.
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Rivitur  +   678d ago
The irony considering it's tagged and you can't talk about graphics without mentioning crysis.
dragonyght  +   678d ago
5 Games With The Best Graphics "This Generation"
the key word here is Genaration witch generally apply to Consoles.

and UB-HD low-res textured, no Anti Aliasing pop-up lol im pretty sure all that scream Crysis
Blackpool  +   678d ago
GOD OF WAR 3?
TheFallenAngel  +   678d ago
For real best game this gen!
taquito  +   678d ago
the witcher 2 ultra ubersampling -pc
crysis 2 dx 11 -pc
shogun 2 dx 11 -pc
metro2033 dx11 -pc
bf3 dx11- pc
hard reset -pc

there is NOTHING on that list that even comes close to the games i've listed, those games look great for 8 year old hardware no doubt, they look literally last gen compared to the games i listed

the top 50 games with amazing graphics would all be on pc till we even start thinking of adding in uncharted 3 or gears 3

@ biggc

agreed, i wasnt even talking mods yet, heck, skyrim on pc without any mods kills every game on that list, let alone once u start modding it
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BiggCMan  +   678d ago
Well there's one thing that beats all of those, and that is GTA IV with iCEnhancer installed, it's undeniably the best looking thing ever done in video games. But yea everything else you've listed is the best you can get when it comes to graphics, I could also add Skyrim with texture and graphic overhauls, it looks stunning.
jjb1981  +   678d ago
Of course they would be pc because specs are always being tinkered with. Consoles don't have the luxury of specs being modified.
chukamachine  +   678d ago
Lay off the crackpipe seriously.

Shogun2 isn't good enough for any list.

Metro is overrated, played it maxed out and did not impress me at all.

Best ones on your list is.

BF3
CRYSIS2
HARDRESET
WITCHER2

I doubt you've played Uncharted3 - Best use of animations,water physics.

Killzone3 - Looks great and ai is awesome.

I would not put gears or mgs4 on that list.

God of war 3 should be there.
krazykombatant  +   678d ago
some one needs to lay off sony's ballsack, clearly you haven't seen shogun2 in ultra settings with some mods on the side.
Allsystemgamer  +   678d ago
Um...shogun 2 looks literally like a real shogunate war...your obviously blind.

AND MGS4 is still one of te best looking games since 2008. It's in pc level quality.
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Eyeco  +   678d ago
how much do i need for pc to run those games , they look mind blowing especially GTA 4 ?
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taquito  +   678d ago
@eyeco

if you already own a quad core pc with 4-8 gb ram like most pc's from the last 4 years, you just need a mid-range to high end gpu, here's a few links at different price points, you may also need a larger power supply depending on the card you buy;

http://www.newegg.com/Produ... ($115) will run 50% of games maxed at 1080p, others will need to disable some high end settings like ssao and fsaa x4 ect.

http://www.newegg.com/Produ... ($170) runs most games maxed at 1080p, some will need to be turned down just a bit at 1080p

http://www.newegg.com/Produ... ($250) runs everything maxed 1080p

http://www.newegg.com/Produ... ($340) over kill for most games at 1080p, 1200p and will run 90% of all games maxed out at 2560x1600p
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nepdyse  +   677d ago
If its GTA 4 you plan on playing with the ICEnhacer mod, keep in mind its very CPU and GPU intensive. You'll definitely have to overclock your CPU to a respectable 4.5GHz to stay over 60fps. But if you don't mind playing at >30fps, which I'm sure you don't since you're mostly a console player you should be fine with a quad core at stock clocks and a high end gpu.
InTheLab  +   678d ago
You're full of it with that Skyrim bit. If Skyrim looked as good as you claim, 90% of it's mods today would not exist..and yes I play Skyrim and all of those other games maxed on on my rig...

There's a little something called credit where credit is do. The article is clearly talking about consoles and we all know old tech can't compete with new tech...so ultimately, you're comment is pointless.
MysticStrummer  +   678d ago
Free clue # 1

The word "generation" means it's a console article.
WackyVee  +   678d ago
There are not really generations in pc gaming.

The guy was clearly talking consoles.

That's like whining that the Bugatti Veyron isn't in the 2012 best cars just because the writer didn't mention it was an average people list.
prototypeknuckles  +   678d ago
good solid list but where is
crisis
prince of persia 08
god of war 3
battlefield 3
2pacalypsenow  +   678d ago
BF3 is Number 2
prototypeknuckles  +   678d ago
HOLY CRAP IT IS, how did i miss that, my bad.
Moncole  +   678d ago
Crysis
Metro 2033
Witcher 2
Battlefield 3
Hard Reset

Skyrim with mods
GTA 4 with mods
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Blastoise  +   678d ago
Oh god the PC elitists are swarming
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Septic  +   678d ago
They have a right to don't they when other fanboys keep singing praises for the same games like a broken record, pretending that their preference is the most superior?
Allsystemgamer  +   678d ago
And the ps3 followers do exactly te same. Why should pc gamers be segregated?

Are you racist?
omarzy  +   678d ago
That would be Gamist.
Did you just call PC owners a race? lol i literally LOL'd at that. I wanna join this silly fight... hmm. Lemme see, uhm oh i got it

You're a race!!! >:(
PC gamers are people too.
jerethdagryphon  +   678d ago
ps3 gamers mention on consoles or this conosle gen when they talk about graphics

pc gamers harp on and on endlessly about there system being upgradable modable more ram better gpu yadayada yada.

this list was about console games they threw a bone to elitists with battlefield, why not on pc at max settings it phenomenal.

pcs will have better tech and better resolutions but you know what i have a high end pc and i dont use it for gaming because i dont play online games and what i do play isnt on pc
MysticStrummer  +   678d ago
Free clue # 2

The word "generation" means it's a console article.
Qrphe  +   678d ago
@xXBlondieVanHarlowXx

They're called the PC master race for a reason lol
ritsuka666  +   678d ago
Oh god the PC elitists are swarming ""

And the butthurt console fanboys whining here...
Dlacy13g  +   678d ago
Given they listed Uncharted 2 & 3 as One game slot I would have thought it would have made more sense to say Gears of War 1-3 given they listed just Gears of War which was improved on visually in each of the next games.

And I would kick Killzone 2/3 to the curb and throw up God of War 3 instead.
A-Glorious-Dawn  +   678d ago
Killzone definitely deserves a place on there if we are talking consoles...

I would put God of war 3 in the place of MGS4 or Gears.
ernsttco  +   678d ago
Out of all PS3 exclusives God of War 3 to me is the least impressive. I don't like the fixed camera. I would throw Infamous 2 as # 5. Open world game at times with a lot of chaos is more impressive then what GOW is doing.
Knight_Crawler  +   678d ago
Killzone is 2/3 are the best graphic games this gen but at the same time the aomunt of content and gamplay took a hit becuase of the graphics.

What I want next gen a game that has triple the amount of content that Halo offers and superiror graphics like Killzone and God of War.
aquamala  +   678d ago
Killzone 3 is one of these games that I thought looked damned good when I played it. but now I have a gaming PC, esp one that hooks up to the same TV, so many games look better than that, Dead Island, Spec Ops the line, Max Payne 3, Saints row 3... KZ just seems low res and blurry,
kma2k  +   678d ago
Agreed of God of War 3 that thing sent my ps3 into super loud fan noise for the first time it scared the crap out of me. That game is pretty!
Pandamobile  +   678d ago
Horrible list.
SolidDuck  +   678d ago
Haha oh PC gamers. Stop throwing a fit in your moms basement and keep your sweats on. They said this generation, meaning console games. No no no, PC Max settings with mods, PC Max settings with mods. Ya we get it. But pretty good list, I would also remove mgs4 from that list for God of war 3.
tachy0n  +   678d ago
a gaming PC can cost 2-3 times the console your mommy got you.. (no offense intended to console gamers)

how can you have that many bubbles? is somebody hacking N4G or something?
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Lord_Sloth  +   678d ago
I purchased my own systems with my own money from my own job, thank you very much. Your comment meant offense, no 2 ways about it.

His comment wasn't any better though.
Allsystemgamer  +   678d ago
Theyre not throwing a fit. Pc gamers always get excluded from things like this. Ps3 gamers would do the exact same thing if no ps3 games were mentioned.
Jazz4108  +   678d ago
I want to know what the average mandatory partial install is on the ps3. All kidding aside...#1 Crysis on 360 2. Gears3, #3 Battlefield3 #4 Rage #5 uncharted 2. These are my console picks as we all know the pc wipes the floor with our ancient consoles. I also was thinking of putting witcher on my list but I needed a ps3 game so I dont seem biased. Oh the arrogance on this site and yes this is satire.
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2pacalypsenow  +   678d ago
Pc's have no Generation . They are just Pc's they are evolving everyday because u can upgrade it anytime you want. unlike Consoles with 2005-06 tech games in 2011- look amazing you would not be able to play a game released in 2011 with 2005 tech and look decently good
Hicken  +   678d ago
I think it's weird how people don't get this. It seems like it's so obvious. I don't knock people who tout PC graphics, but it's really not fair con compare a PC you can modify however you want to a console that's virtually the same from launch until retirement.
BrutallyBlunt  +   678d ago
Why isn't it fair? You are just as able like anyone else to invest in a PC instead of a console that's essentially going to stay the same for roughly 5 years. The PC's will always keep the console fanboys in check whenever they feel like tooting their own horns about how powerful their console is.

It's funny how some people are against the popularity of smartphones because they make games too casual and aren't for the hardcore, when many times consoles dumb down PC games. The response time between a mouse and a console controller is noticeable as well.

The PC should always be the lead platform unless a game is designed around certain features only possible on that device or are made by 1st party studios that are obviously trying to sell the appropriate hardware.
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Imalwaysright  +   678d ago
Why isnt fair?

1st this is a article regarding consoles only.

2nd Consoles VS PC is like having a race between a Prius and Ferrari 458 and expecting the Prius to win. PCs are upgreadable and that is the only reason why PC games are superior graphics wise. You cant compare the work of devs that only have 512 mb ram to work, with the work of devs that have 4/8/16/ whathever GB ram at their disposal. Its just a stupid comparison in every sense of the word.
insomnium2  +   678d ago
PC games get pirated to hell. All this knowledge about hardware and whatnot means people are also smart enough to save the money spent on HW upgrades by pirating the software.

All this talk about the supremacy of PCs is futile since most games cannot survive the pirating. Devs need money too.

I usually buy my games around 12-15 pounds from an online shop. I'm considering on buying Yakuza dead souls and The darkness 2 right now. They would cost me 25 pounds total. I just bought Totori for 15 pounds.

I get a legit copy of a game with a fraction of a price. All I need to do is wait a while and believe me with a backlog like mine it is more than easy to wait a while. Right now I'm tempted to buy Borderlands 2 but I'll get over it and buy it for 20 pounds in 3-6 months or so. I always play my BL solo anyway.
Ducky  +   677d ago
^ You can (or rather, could) pre-order Borderlands2 on PC for less than 22 pounds.

There have been a few cases where games have suffered badly due to piracy (like WorldOfGoo), but most games that are actually made properly have been quite successful. AlanWake for example, fared much better on PC than the 360.

Doesn't really matter much though, since the topic here is about graphics.
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krazykombatant  +   678d ago
Let the war ensue of fanboys ensue
StrawberryDiesel420  +   678d ago
I absolutely adore the art style of Demon's Souls and Dark Souls. I care much more about the art style of a game.
Kurt Russell  +   678d ago
YES! First person who gets it, nice one. Graphics are 2nd when it comes to great art style, plenty of games have proven this during the generation.
Donnywho  +   678d ago
Don't sleep on Square, they bring the eye candy with boss moves.
jd666  +   678d ago
GOW 3 is the best looking console game this gen imo, it still has the best looking water on console imo
Knight_Crawler  +   678d ago
Have to agree Gears Of War 3 was beast but not the best water - that goes to Uncharted.
jd666  +   678d ago
Gears who? I MEANT GOD OF WAR 3!!! But u probably knew that anyway!! Gear of war 3 HAHAHAHA
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jd666  +   678d ago
I MEANT GOD OF WAR BTW!! (Obviously)
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palaeomerus  +   678d ago
No Witcher 2? No Crysis 2? No Rage? Bullshit list. BIG TIME.
Iceman X  +   678d ago
Good list but Gran Turismo 5 should be on that list, i think Gears was on that list just because they needed a 360 game lol.
BitbyDeath  +   678d ago
I wouldn't include GT5 cause of it's sprites.
God of War 3 on the otherhand should be included.
Straightupbeastly  +   678d ago
1. Gears of war 2
2. Halo reach
3. Alan Wake
4. Modern warfare 2
5. Forza Motorsport
InTheLab  +   678d ago
Modern Warfare 2? I think you mean CoD4...or really CoD2.

As for your list, if all you own is a 360, then it is a fine list aside from Gears 3 CLEARLY derserving a spot and Crysis 2 being the best looking game on the 360.
GrahamGolden  +   678d ago
facepalm
BigStef71  +   678d ago
You aren't serious I hope? Don't get me wrong those are good looking games but definitely not the best looking of this gen
aviator189  +   678d ago
I respect your list, but....MW 2?? I think Crysis 2 beats that game up, shreds it, and eats it for breakfast.
tee_bag242  +   678d ago
Epid fail. Clearly you only play 360 games.
Knight_Crawler  +   678d ago
Bubbles for having Alan Wake on your list, loved that game and the graphics were top notch - here is hoping two can give us better game play becuse I felt like that is were the game was lacking.
omarzy  +   678d ago
What are the criteria that need to be met to get on this list? There are plenty of games with great artistic value that look better than these games. Not to say that these games look bad, these are some of the best looking games this gen, but don't mix up pushing hardware limits with best looking.
sdplisken  +   678d ago
1. The Last of Us
2. Uncharted 3
3. Killzone 2
4. God of War 3
5. Gran Turismo 5
j-blaze  +   678d ago
1. MGS: GZ
2. VersusXIII
3. Beyond
4. RE6 "RE5 still looks amazing btw"
5. Halo 4

yup fixed
jerethdagryphon  +   678d ago
1: valkeryia cronicles
2: uc 2/3
3: kz 3
4 tlou
5:crack in time
aquamala  +   678d ago
so how do you like the Last of Us? is it game of the year?
mochachino  +   678d ago
Although I have a soft spot for Gears of War (it was my first next-gen looking game), I'd replace Gears with God Of War 3.
InTheLab  +   678d ago
Overall..and I'm not going to play around here. You can't mash a franchise together just to make room for other games...I'm not saying that Gears isn't a good looking game. It just doesn't look nearly as good as the 5 games below.

1.Uncharted 3
2.Uncharted 2
3.Killzone 3
4.GoD of War 3
5.Heavy Rain

360

1.Crysis 2
2.Gears of War 3
3.Alan Wake...yes Alan Wake
4.Gears of War 2
5.Halo Reach

Wii

1.SMBG 2
2.MadWorld
3.Muramasa The Demon Blade
4.Metroid Other M
5.Epic Mickey

It would be redundant to list the top 5 PS3 games because the PS3's top 5 are the best looking games on consoles, in my opinion..
Yomaster  +   678d ago
Crysis 2 definitely deserves to be on this list. Even on consoles, the game looks amazing, and has, hands-down, the best 3D gaming experience I've ever witnessed.
GrahamGolden  +   678d ago
halo seriously ?
lol
Allsystemgamer  +   678d ago
Don't like art style? Does everything have to be realistic?
taiyed80  +   678d ago
ugh, i don't have the patience to go through and click on disagree that many times
ATi_Elite  +   678d ago
The Glorious PC Gaming Master Race
OK they Put Gears of War on that list as a way to include Xbox 360 fans cause God of War 3 should be Number One then BF3, MGS4, KZ3, UC3! Hell you could even add Heavy Rain to the list too but hey Gears 3 did have great art style.

On the PC side:

Of Course the PC has Graphical Beast like: The Witcher 2, Crysis, Stalker COP, Metro 2033, Battlefield 3, blah blah blah but right now I'm digging the graphics of:

Firefall, Planetside 2, Project Cars, Takistan Life, Guild Wars 2, Tera Online!

We all may disagree on Best Graphics cause we all prefer different Art Styles.
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Plagasx  +   678d ago
Fail. No Witcher 2.
lee82988  +   678d ago
Great list. I Think God ofWar 3 should've been added. Seeing that game had me thinking what's next for consoles graphically when the ps4 and the new Xbox comes out.
girevik  +   678d ago
First time I saw Gears of War= mind blown!
First time I saw Uncharted or GOW3= mind blown!
First time I saw Crysis= Mind Blown!
I've experienced so many moments of pure eye candy this gen! I love those moments each gen where you're caught in the moment of just enjoying the beauty and creativity of videogames. I can't wait to have the same feelings next gen. This is what this hobby is about.
Tontus  +   678d ago
1. God of War III
2. Killzone 3
3. Uncharted 3
4. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
5. Gears of War 3.

Runner up: Alan Wake, that game easily has the best lighting on consoles and has great looking dynamic foliage and environment effects.
bubblebeam  +   678d ago
Alan Wake was beautiful. I like the outdoor sections when you are in the middle of nowhere, during the day. The scenery is magnificent.

The game only suffered from grainy indoor areas.

If I had to have in order it would be
1.Uncharted 2,3
2. Killzone 2,3
3. Gears of War 3
4. God of War 3
5.Crysis 2 or The Witcher 2.

I was glad that in 2011 and 2012 Xbox got some truly beautiful games in Gears 3 and The Witcher 2.

I still think that Uncharted 3 is king, despite what people say. The way it seemlessly put you into the game was perfect. At times I truly had to rub my eyes (no joking AT ALL) because I thought it was a cut-scene. Uncharted had the fast paced action done right, whereas Every Cod after number 4 felt to predictable, too many explosions. The Eiffel tower in MW3 was great TBH, can't say the same for the entire game though.

I am not putting The Last of Us or Halo 4 on that list as I have to play them myself first.
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