Is Halo 4 the best looking game on Xbox

Now that Halo 4 is in the wild proper, the question is asked: is Halo 4 the best looking game on Xbox and possibly on consoles.

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Hellsvacancy2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

It maybe the best looking game on the 360, ive seen better on an other console though, back in 2011

I think Cyrsis 2, BulletStorm, Deus Ex 3 on the 360 look just as good as Halo 4

Chitown712912053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

Yea Halo 4 is beautiful man. To me its between Uncharted 3 ( Dont forget the sand in the desert, the plane scene , and the shipwreck parts of this game!) and Halo 4 for top games , graphics-wise this generation so far . Uncharted 3 = PS3's best so far. Halo 4= 360's best so far, is what I meant lol

Pixel_Enemy2053d ago

HAHAHAHA just at the mention of Uncharted in a Halo article. Lol

Chitown712912053d ago

Wasnt trying to start a war. Just saying Halo 4 is the best looking 360 title I have seen thus far. And that Uncharted 3 was the best Ive seen on the PS3 so far. And that they are both the best looking games on their respective consoles. Thats all

guitarded772053d ago

The topic is best looking game on XBOX. no need to go comparing to PS3 exclusives. HALO 4 is the best looking game I've seen on XBOX so far... it really is beautiful. Crysis 2 would be a contender, but I think HALO 4 is far better looking than BulletStorm and Deus EX (which are both great games with great atmosphere). Forza would be another great looking game on XBOX.

Chitown712912053d ago

Lmao im done. You guys just wanna argue

Nimblest-Assassin2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

All he said was Halo 4 is the best looking game on xbox, and Uncharted 3 was the best looking game on PS3.

He never compared anything, he never said one is better than the other. He said both are good.

He never tried to start a war or anything, you guys are flipping sh*t for no reason

ABizzel12052d ago

Best looking Xbox games would be

Halo 4
Crysis 1 & 2
Gears of War 3
Forza 4 / Horizon
Battlefield 3 (with HD install)

There are others that could round out a top 10, but I think these games are the best the 360 has to offer graphically.

Chitown712912052d ago

Thank you Nimblest-Assassin!

trenso12052d ago

Not to say Halo 4 isn't a beautiful game, cause it does have amazing graphics, but we always get the kind of articles when the new Xbox exclusive comes out. Gears 3 was called "the best looking game on 360" and I still think it is, people flip their opinions way to often when it involves games. The media always wants to say x new Xbox is the best looking one the console yet. just wait till the next game come then it will be the best looking one. It's all about adding hype for these games, and the recent obsession of graphics. I still say gameplay > graphics, but still halo is a good game and good looking too. Enjoy happy gaming

gman_moose2052d ago

@everyone flipping out about UC3 comment, don't blame chitown, blame the title of this submission... "Now that Halo 4 is in the wild proper, the question is asked: is Halo 4 the best looking game on Xbox and *****possibly on consoles*****.

This brings PS3 into the discussion. Answer is obviously best looking game on 360? Maybe, best looking game on consoles? No.

lonesoul652052d ago

its a hard comparison between uncharted and halo...your talking about something realistic in nature to something SiFi based...

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Walker2053d ago

No it`s not, best looking game on xbox360 is Rage .

JellyJelly2053d ago

Haven't played Halo 4 yet so I can't tell. But Rage is definitely one of the best looking 360 games out there. Can't get my head around how they got it to run at 60 fps looking that awesome.

kma2k2052d ago

The best way to describe rage is Rage is Good from far but far from good. Get up close & look at stuff or better yet turn around real quick & look at something. The texture pop ins were one of the worst this gen!

ILive2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

I think final fantasy 13-2 is the best looking game on the 360. Its followed by witcher 2, halo 4 then gears. Honorable contenders include rayman origin, final fantasy 13, and la noire. I would say resident evil six but there are alot of noticeable things holding it back.

Trekster_Gamer2052d ago

Rage looks great in places and in other areas it looks crappy. I remember walking into a room and there was a microscope and it looked like a throwback to the n64 days I KID YOU NOT!

Halo is polished is so many more ways!!

Kurt Russell2052d ago

Rage was pretty... with it's baked textures and lack of dynamic shadows >.>

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josephayal2053d ago

HALO 4 is exactly what the action genre needs

otherZinc2052d ago

This is what I know for a fact:
No console game on the market is doing what Halo 4's doing & looking GREAT at the same time!:

Campaign 4 player co-op
Spartan Ops
& the list goes on!!!!

Combinations like that will suck the RAM out of other consoles making it impossible to achieve what Halo 4 has done.

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LX-General-Kaos2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

I believe Halo 4 is the most graphically advanced title this Gen when considering everything that it does on screen at once.

Halo 4 is the only title that I can think of that brings to the table unscripted AI, vehicles, open vistas and landscapes, all brought in a non gray and brown war torn color tone. Everything just looks beautiful, especially when considering all of the things mentioned above.

As of now Halo 4 is the only title on HD platforms that I have seen thus far that can keep such a high graphical fidelity while supporting 4 player online co-op in a open world almost non linear fashion. Which I am sure is very taxing on the platform, but the experts at 343 got the job done.

Rated E For Everyone

JANF2053d ago

I think is up there with the best. But calling it the best i think is too much.

LOGICWINS2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

I agree. This generation isn't over yet. We have yet to see many great looking games. Ni no Kuni is looking pretty damn good to me.

If we're talking overall presentation(sound, visuals, A.I., character models, voice acting), you could easily argue that Halo 4 is ONE of the best of this generation.

"As of now Halo 4 is the only title on HD platforms that I have seen thus far that can keep such a high graphical fidelity while supporting 4 player online co-op in a open world almost non linear fashion."

Thats a very good point.

Machioto2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

@logic What? halo 4 deserves praise for showing what a determine developer can do with the 360 but this is six years to late and some of the features were done in killzone 2 which was released two years in the ps3 life cycle.

MrChow6662053d ago

off topic: do you know if its still possible to play online 4 players split screen? thats always one of the best features of halo games for me

LX-General-Kaos2053d ago

I have not a clue at the moment.

Psychonaughty2052d ago

Mp yes, SP and Spartan Ops are only 2 player splitscreen though.

xursz2053d ago

Trust me I like Halo, too, but calling it the most graphically advanced game this gen is overhyping it. As mentioned above, Crysis 2 and DeusX on 360 are easily on par with halo4 and so is Gears to an extent. I get that some fans want to pretend ps3 doesn't exist but I believe that platform will hold the title for best graphics this gen.

To sum it up, halo4 may be the best looking game on 360, but that's a bit of a toss-up imo.

dubt722053d ago

I disagree. I know those 2 looked really good, but Halo 4 looks shockingly good.

XB1_PS42052d ago

I don't know if you haven't played, or haven't gotten to the second mission.. Because the beginning of the second mission is absolutely gorgeous. I was like O.O

Psychonaughty2052d ago

Deus Ex was really great I agree but graphically it was average at best, Crysis 2 was overrated from beginning to end in every way.

chukamachine2053d ago

Uncharted 3 a.i is unscripted. oops.

As for graphics. Buildings have no textures. Lighting is decent. There's not much environmental fx.

The game does not push alot of polys.

bubblebeam2052d ago

I disagree.

There is huuuge environmental detail, possibly more than any other game on console, in terms of lighting and particle effects.

It doesn't push a lot of polys I'll agree (comnpared to lets say Gears or Uncharted).

While it isn't the best looking game in RAW graphics power, I think no other game looks better than it when it comes to artstyle. The game is one living, breathing magical world. I was stunned the whole game through.

Rooms and environments with stunning lighting and beauty, with Particle galore. Absolutely shocked at how good it looks.

XboxInnovation2053d ago

It's the best looking game this gen.

People need to take into consideration everything. Not just textures and lighting. Halo 4 has great color, and uses it very well.

stage882052d ago

PC and PS3 exclusives say "Hi"

Knight_Crawler2052d ago

Name one PS3 exclusive that offers the amount of content that Halo offers and has big maps like Halo?

Go play forge and tell me which game PS3 game has a feature that rivals that.

Uncharted, God of War or Killzone dont even have half of the features that you get with any Halo game.

trouble_bubble2052d ago (Edited 2052d ago )

"Name one PS3 exclusive that offers the amount of content that Halo offers and has big maps like Halo? "

Resistance 2.
Native res', scale, torn frames, fluid, enemies on screen, 8 player co-op, 60 player competitive, you name it. Resistance 2 even has the same metacritic score as Halo 4...87/100. Tit for tat, ying for yang.

"Go play forge and tell me which game PS3 game has a feature that rivals that."

LittleBigPlanet, LittleBigPlanet 2, LittleBigPlanet Karting, ModNation Racers, inFamous 2.

Devil's advocate.

DigitalRaptor2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )


Props man + bubble. Told like a pro!

Some people come in with this attitude that no PS3 exclusives can match the top Xbox exclusives in different ways, and that PS3 developers are second rate by comparison. It's been like this all gen.

With due respect to 343i, Resistance 2 was doing things that even Halo 4 isn't doing 4 years later. And LBP is frothing, just frothing with features and content.

Majin-vegeta2053d ago

*It's the best looking game this gen. *

Lol no it's not Killzone 2 still mops the floor with it and that game came out 3 years ago.

Pixel_Enemy2053d ago

Killzone 2 has better graphics for sure.

omi25p2052d ago

Sure kill zone 2 has more detail but there is only one colour in that entire game. GREY

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LOGICWINS2053d ago

If your a pixel counter, I suppose you could say that Killzone 2 looks better than Halo 4....but you also have to factor in art style. Not everyone may prefer the brown/dark color palette of KZ2 to Halo's brightly colored vibrant visuals.

AD7052053d ago

Yeah I always though halo was a little to bright and colorful. Even when it want's to be gritty it's still too colorful.

trouble_bubble2052d ago

Not everyone prefers enemies from teletoon either. The art style of Halo's baddies are almost yo gabba gabba-esque. The grunts look ridiculous. There's also lighting and animations to consider. Personally I think Metro 2033 for 360 looks better. The underground stations have a nice, depressing ambience. Halo's too happy.

DigitalRaptor2051d ago (Edited 2051d ago )

You're missing the point.

Helghan is meant to be a dark, war-torn mess of a planet and that works to strengthen the Killzone universe. Halo's vibrant vistas strengthen its own universe. Both art styles are successful in what they present.

LOGICWINS2051d ago

^^Why are you explaining the obvious? I've spent dozens of hours with both franchises. YES, both styles are successful in what they represent. Where did I argue against that? I'm simply saying that certain people may find one art atyle more/less pleasing to the eye than the other.

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aquamala2053d ago (Edited 2053d ago )

Lol no

I doubt you've looked at kz2 recently, it looks good for its time, but not anymore

ItsTrue2052d ago

Read the title, we're not comparing PS3 games with xbox games. Stop trying to start flame wars.

MetalProxy2052d ago

Read further. It says towards the end.."is Halo 4 the best looking game on Xbox and possibly on CONSOLES?" Sorry dude but there will be comparisons.

ItsTrue2052d ago

But comparisons are what we want to avoid. All it causes is flame-wars.
If you keep comments positive on both PS3 and Xbox articles maybe there could finally be harmony between the two.

jonli12052d ago

not even killzone 2 at that time look good it will always be overrated game of all time.

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