Submitted by Smurf1 891d ago | opinion piece

Top 5 Best Looking Games of 2013

Gamingvogue: It’s 2012 and there have been so many memorable and good looking games released so far. One thing that still surprises us is the fact that 2013 will feature some stunning games that will no doubt push the bar very high. We have compiled a list of 5 such games, yeah, that’s right, not 10, 15 or 25, but don’t give us ideas, heh. (PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Sizzon  +   891d ago
The Last of Us definitely :)
josephayal  +   891d ago
Is def the best looking game of this GEN
Sizzon  +   891d ago
Wouldn't go that far, but sure looking impressive and great.
guitarded77  +   891d ago
Pretty good list... I'd add Bioshock Infinite too. From what I've see, it's looking pretty... well... pretty. And God of War looks really good visually too. Gears of War will look good also. It's one of the few games that really uses Unreal well.

I don't know why you're getting disagrees with The Last of Us. What we've seen is beautiful, and Naughty Dog has proven their capability of making beautiful games.
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starchild  +   890d ago
Crysis 3 on PC will crush all.

Crysis 3
Metro Last Light
Planetside 2
The Last of Us
Gears of War Judgement
Tomb Raider
Bioshock Infinite
Castlevania LOS2

...those are the games that come to mind, but I'm sure I am forgetting some.
thorstein  +   890d ago
I would add Ni No Kuni. That game looks incredible. I know it isn't photo-realism. But we are talking "looks" here and I would follow it with the new Sim City... don't know why it just looks fantastic.
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Kingnichendrix  +   890d ago
Dovas im a ps3 fan boy and you made me want to sell my ps3 congratulations
Tontus  +   890d ago
Not even close, I think it's ugly. A lot of games look better, what is so impressive about TLoU visually? Good animations, good water effects, highly detailed main characters.... That's it.

For the bad points it has terrible jaggies, all the bad guys are poorly detailed in comparison to the main characters, the lighting is flat, the foliage looks terrible and the game is riddled with low resolution textures. It's above average but nothing special at all, I think a lot of people are going to be disappointed when the game releases.
Beastforlifenoob  +   890d ago
@thorstein hahah Ni No Kuni. looks like a kids game
thorstein  +   889d ago
@ Beast It's Studio Ghibli. Which is like classic Disney. And just because it is a cartoon, doesn't mean it can't look amazing.
Pillsbury1  +   890d ago
Get you're Juno out of my games!
Get you're games out of my Juno!

Seriously thought can't wait for the last of us and beyond and MGS:GZ.
SephirothX21  +   890d ago
Crysis 3 on PC will be the best looking game to date full stop. Just look at the latest tech demos and you'll see why. Though Unreal Engine 4 is coming soon and I'm looking forward to working with it. I know from experience creating game engines, it aint easy and UDK is the best out there from a developer point of view.
Guwapo77  +   890d ago
While Last of Us is amazing, I think Beyond will slightly edge it out graphically. My personal feeling Last of Us will be more enjoyable to actually play.
Chris558  +   891d ago
Hurr durr speculations we will see chill
Qrphe  +   891d ago
Overall, Crisis 3 will be out of those 5, in consoles, Beyond.
pandehz  +   891d ago
*Crysis 3
Ak47Russia  +   891d ago
Metro: Last Light looks the best better than Crysis 3


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Ultr  +   891d ago
wow looks sick!
GamerElite  +   890d ago
what is Metro: Last Light. never heard of that game
AKS  +   890d ago
Metro games do a great job of making places I'd never want to be look good.
Zefros  +   890d ago
is it fair to compare a pc version of a game to a console game? YEs metro looks great, but that is pc version. MGS: GZ looks better ( pc version).
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BitbyDeath  +   891d ago
List needs moar God of War
Bladesfist  +   891d ago
Crysis 3, there is no competition. 1080p + makes such a huge difference.
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Bladesfist  +   890d ago
Ok I guess you people believe TLOU will look as good as Crysis 3 on my PC :S
Kingnichendrix  +   890d ago
I think this is about console games :)
OmniSlashPT  +   890d ago
It will certainly look more beautiful and impressive than the generic art direction from Crysis
Ak47Russia  +   891d ago
Where is Metro: Last Light ?

I think Metro: Last Light looks the best!



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bubblebeam  +   890d ago
Hmmm, think this is more console focused.

Maybe they should do a separate list for PC to keep both sides happy?? I don't game on PC, but at least it would stop arguing.

For consoles, I'm not to sure. In no particular order:
*The Last Of Us (gameplay so far has been very good)
*Beyond Two Souls (wow...such a great vibe from this game, faces look very convincing)
*Gears Judgment (Looks not much different than Gears 3, but that being said, Gears 3 is still one of the most visually impressive games on consoles).
*God Of War Ascension (If the first 3 are anything to go by, this will be a graphics beast)
*Metro Last Light (On PC it looks phenomenal, so hopefully the consoles get something neat as well)>
*Crysis 3 (Never cared much for the series, but its graphical prowess can't be denied)>

At the end of the day, these games are going to be remembered for much more than their graphics. I'm looking most forward to The Last Of Us (hope there is a limited, limited edition with a statue).
modesign  +   891d ago
watchdogs should of been on the list.
CraigandDayDay  +   890d ago
I expect that to be on the PS4 and Xbox 720. I know everyone says this gen but I just doubt it.
jghvhv  +   891d ago
If a game is no fun to play,then it's crap to me no matter how good it looks.
AKS  +   890d ago
True, but I don't think any of us have played any of these games extensively. All of them are promising to different degrees.

I'm personally most excited about The Last of Us and Beyond.

I'm hopeful that Crysis 3 is more open than Crysis 2. Also, I'm looking forward to getting a game that is DX11 from launch instead of patching an incomplete product that didn't run terribly well on the card I had at the time (apparently Crytek forgot that AMD existed when they developed that patch considering the problems I had with tessellation).
spektical  +   891d ago
this comment made me giggle :

Before we're going to 2013, there's GREAT games coming this holiday too :
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Call Of Duty :Black Ops 2!!
HALO 4!!
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Not worth of buying this holiday :

* COD: BO Declassified (last gen era COD port)
* Wonderbook. (Too casual)

Avoid these at all cost in 2013 :

* The Last of Us (boring sad looking characters and mediocre graphics at best)
* Beyond Two Souls (sad looking characters, linear yawn-fest story, low replayability)
SnotyTheRocket  +   890d ago
Your list needs more Assassin's Creed 3 on it.
AznGaara  +   890d ago
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 -> A game running on a modified engine that's 5 years old. Oh yeah... great graphics there buddy.

Halo 4 -> boring sad looking characters and mediocre graphics at best, linear yawn-fest story.. see what I did there?
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spektical  +   890d ago
jesus christ does no one know how to read?
i said:
this comment made me giggle

its from the site's comments.
Pillsbury1  +   890d ago
Wow you must be one of those teens that does nothing but play shooters and troll people on you're headset. Dont worry one day you will grow up and realize the importance of a good story.
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ziggurcat  +   891d ago
"Top 5 Best Looking Games of 2013"

... so far.

also - god of war: ascension, and bioshock infinite look pretty killer.
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thawind  +   890d ago
I agree.
Norrison  +   891d ago
Best looking Console Games.
Fixed title.
slayorofgods  +   890d ago
I agree. I'm not sure why this is showing up in the pc section.

I'm not calling PS3 graphics cr@p, I'm just saying the pc is already entering the next generation... We are towards the end of this generation of consoles so that is just common knowledge.

On topic, Last of us looks like a really good send off for this generation.
StrongMan  +   891d ago
God of War: Ascension, The Last of Us, and Beyond: Two Souls will definitely be the best looking games next year without question.
OllieBoy  +   890d ago
Can't argue with you there. Puppeteer and Ni no Kuni look fantastic as well.
DigitalRaptor  +   890d ago
Watch Dogs, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes, Metro: Last Light are contenders too. Just cause you're a PlayStation fan, doesn't mean that PC games or even some console games can't outperform PS3 exclusives.

For the record, I'm massively, massively looking forward to TLou, GOW: Ascension and Beyond: Two Souls - they will be stunning games to play and look at, but the ones I listed can also be just as visually stunning.

"Best looking" doesn't even have to be a technical attribute. Take art style for example. Like OllieBoy said above, Ni no Kuni and Puppeteer look gorgeous because of their art styles, not because of the number of polygons they push or environmental detail.
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BigStef71  +   891d ago
The Last of Us , God of War Ascension, Bioshock Infinite
Moncole  +   890d ago
The Last of Us wont look like that when you play it. Look at Uncharted 3 the actual game looked worst than the E3 video. It will still look good but not like that.
Jihaad_cpt  +   890d ago
dude seriously get yourself some specs.
Moncole  +   890d ago
Maybe you should get your self a pair.


Walker  +   890d ago
The Last of Us easily .
After that:
God of War: Acension
Beyond: Tow Souls
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IWentBrokeForGaming  +   890d ago
PS3 is the main console providing most of this list!
GamerElite  +   890d ago
True story. Haven't seen any xbox games
solar  +   890d ago
woot to opinions what you agree with!! if it was 360 games im sure you would rant and rave about how the list is BS. you console extremists need a big dose of reality.
Kingdom Come  +   890d ago
Wait, "Castevania: Lords of Shadow 2" has only had a CGI Trailer, how can we possibly know what (Graphically and Visually) the game will look like without screenshots?

My list would read:
Gears of War: Judgment,
Grand Theft Auto V,
Bioshock Infinite,
Metro: Last Light,
The Last of Us.
IWentBrokeForGaming  +   890d ago
I can see your favorite list as games you're most excited to play that are due out, but this is for BEST LOOKING GAMES!
OpenGL  +   890d ago
GTA V on the 360 will probably be one of the best looking games out on consoles, did you ever play Red Dead Redemption on the 360?

Rockstar really doesn't get much credit for how good Red Dead Redemption looks on the 360. I've never seen a console game use so much alpha and still be rendered at 720p with anti-aliasing. They even manage to keep vert sync enabled which is pretty impressive, probably the best looking open world game on consoles.
EmperorDalek  +   890d ago
They showed an off screen image about a day ago... not sure if it's in game or a concept art, but it looks good anyways.


And the first game looked fantastic. especially the last few chapters.
Kingdom Come  +   890d ago
Yes, but a predecessor looking good at it's time of release doesn't confirm the sequel to do the same on its release.
bocajbee  +   890d ago
Crysis 3 on PC will be the best looking game for sure in full 1080p.

On console however I think The Last Of Us takes the crown.
R6ex  +   890d ago
Thumbs up!
AznGaara  +   890d ago
Bioshock Infinite and The Last of Us dominate this list in terms of art style alone. Sure I love 1080p, 60fps and uber real facial animations as much as the next person but give me a unique looking world & characters and I'm sold.
Run_bare  +   890d ago
Wow, nice pick, those games listed are the games i want to play in the precisely the order, it's missing Bioshock Infinite and God of War Ascension for 6th and 7th.
forestfrog  +   890d ago
marvel v capcom 3 on vita, amazing
badvlad  +   890d ago
and what if the new xbox comes out next year and gta 5?
This is weak
Prcko  +   890d ago
Metro last light is 1st on this list,i cannot belive you didn't add metro lol,article fails!
AIndoria  +   890d ago
Brace for PC fanbois :P
kingduqc  +   890d ago
Article should specify on obsolete console, cause Metro: Last light will get the crown
Emperor_Obama  +   890d ago
Those games all look fantastic no doubt, just hope there is substance to go with the style when it comes to the games themselves. Those are just the games we know about, I cant help but wonder about the launch titles for the Xbox 720 and PS4, they should both have some really great looking games.

-I'm Emperor Obama, and I approve this message.
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Tontus  +   890d ago
God of War: Ascension will easily be the best looking console game of this generation. https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.a... http://www.nowgamer.com/sit...

The Last of Us is ugly, not only has it got no artistic style but it has terrible anti-aliasing, hideous foliage, poor lighting and a lot of low resolution textures.

http://s.pro-gmedia.com/vid... http://www.abload.de/img/aa...
NastyLeftHook0  +   890d ago
the last of us, beyond.
DeletedAcc  +   890d ago

my game ... <3
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