25 Most Visually Appealing Games of 2013

Time, moving quickly as it always does at this time of the year, has left me in a bit of a daze. It barely feels like yesterday that 2012 was rolling around, and now 2013 is just around the corner; beckoning in yet another six month period where I will consistently fill out the year part of dates on forms incorrectly. 2013 won't be all about mistaking the date though, as graphics and processing power are set to improve, as they always do with time. Whilst we get old and decay, PCs and consoles only get better, meaning that we'll have some of the best looking games yet gracing our doorsteps in the coming months. We've lined up 25 of the best for your perusal."

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jc485731766d ago

not many people give a damn about Lost Planet 3

JsonHenry1766d ago

FAIL list. Put in Starcraft 2 expansion with its cartoony GFX but no mention of the Frostbite 2.0 Command and Conquer Generals 2 being released next year? Lawls!

Allsystemgamer1766d ago

At called art style. Read up on it. I guess borderlands looks bad to you huh?

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

so if something is cartoony it's not visually appealing?

Command and Conquer Generals 2 to bad it's a f2p by EA. Game over..

piroh1765d ago

Last of Us
GOW ascension
Last Guardian

in no specific order

ABizzel11765d ago

I love borderlands, but it's a bad example to use for proving cell shade is "visually appealing".

Not to mention You never see the game at that angel, when you're playing it. Try these instead.

And there's so much more. If that doesn't do it for you then nothing will.

Ezz20131765d ago

my list for Most Visually Appealing Games would be in order :

pc list :
Watch Dogs
starwars 1313
metro: last light
crysis 3

consoles list in order :
the last of us
god of war ascension
beyond two souls
tomb rider
Grand Theft Auto 5
gears of war J

Roccetarius1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

No one has faith in C&C Generals 2 anyways.

ABizzel11764d ago

Lol at all the disagrees. Those are games that don't rely on heavy processing and rending, but instead unique art style.

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ATi_Elite1766d ago

Project CARS
Command and Conquer Generals 2
Total War: Rome 2

ALL should be on the list!

I have No clue how Starcraft 2 Heart of The Swarm made the list. Sure it has some nicely detailed units and a large amount of on screen units but Total War: Rome 2 flatout DESTROYS Starcraft 2 as far as Graphics!

Firefall is a the Best looking Cell Shaded game EVER. It makes Borderlands 2 PC look like CRAP!

Command and Conquer Generals 2 is on the Frostbite 2 engine and it will look PRETTY and play like CRAP....Thanks EA for once AGAIN screwing up a great series.

Project CARS kills every Racer as far as Graphics....and u can maybe even say Gameplay too and yes I 've been playing the ALPHA version and in it's ALPHA state P.C. is dam good!

PinkFunk1765d ago

Dayum. I've not really checked up on PC games in some time. Used to be a CS 1.3-1.6 player, then went to PS3. Love my PS3 exclusives.

But watching Firefall, Total War Rome 2, and Metro Last Light recently makes me really uh, whoa.

PC gaming has come a long way...

Jazz41081765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

Piroh.. thats a perfect list for the sony lover. Should go over great on n4g.

Freak of Nature1765d ago

I will agree that Project cars looks fantastic! And still not totally polished.

Lost planet 3 also does look very good to great. as for the gameplay that is still up in the air for me.

I think the best lookers at this time keeping in mind there is still time for extra polish....

Not in order...

Watch Dogs
starwars 1313
metro: last light
crysis 3

consoles list not in order :

the last of us
god of war ascension
Grid 2
tomb raider
gears of war J

I think that **Media Molecule** with there new IP could be something extra special. We should be hearing more on the system Ps3 pr Ps4 soon, but I get a strong feeling it will be Ps4, to get it going in the fast lane fast.

I am surprised I don't see any mention of *Rayman legends*?

I also wonder about the next gen, any new yet to be seen IP's?

The **last guardian and Beyond good and evil 2** should be showing us something this year, but are both beyond 2013 I am guessing...

IAmLee1766d ago



Why must you type in caps lock? LOL

More pages demand more clicks. More clicks generate more ad money.

EddieNX 1765d ago

Resident evil revelations and Kid icarus uprising. The 2 most visualy appealing games of 2012. Nuff said....

charted1765d ago

You guys are crazy to leave out Metro: Last Light from your lists. It's gonna be good.

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MikeMyers1766d ago

Get a decent graphics card and you can make a lot of games visually appealing.

Walker1766d ago

The Last of Us Looks fantastic for current gen !

j-blaze1766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

actually, Ground Zeroes demo look much better for current gen imo

Edit: umm guys, the demo was running on PC yes but at current-gen specs Kojima himself said it'll look the same on consoles i mean duh -_-

fabod861766d ago

Except for the fact that all the gameplay demos of The Last Of Us were running on a PS3, the Ground Zeroes one on a high end PC. ;)

Rhythmattic1766d ago

Haters Hate, And Trollops troll... And when it comes to the PS3 and its exclusives, you are both J-Blaze..

However, there is some truth to your comment...
Ground Zero's wasn't on the list, and definitely should be..

Irishguy951766d ago (Edited 1766d ago )

Yeah as others said, GZ was on PC. LoU looks damn fine for this gen, but again of course, LoU is linear, and before people take offense to me saying it is linear, no I am not saying that is a bad thing, I am saying LoU can use it's resources on wherever the dev wants you to see, it also doesn't need to spend resources on a high end Physics engine. Because it's a contextual game filled with Different animations depending on what's in your proximity.

GZ looks Damn fine, and it has vehicles, and it is Sandbox - I wonder how it will look on Consoles.

r211766d ago

j-blaze As soon as anything ND related is up, you're there to hate for no good reason :L But i wont disagree though, GZ does look good.

Eyeco1766d ago

Why are people calling TLOU linear, naughty dog has stated it will not be a linear affair although it won't be open world either I suspect it will be allot similar to Arkham Asylum or Bioshock

On the footnote this article was horrible , besides forcing you click through 25 pages, there are no gameplay video's or in game screenshots, just the box art and they can't even offer at the very least a detailed paragraph as to why the game looks good, just a summary of what it is, fail article

PinkFunk1765d ago

@Eyeco, yeaaaah that instantly reveals the nature of the website for me. No effective journalism here. Won't get a click from me.

Buuut will engage in gaming conversation with my fellow gamers nonetheless :D

DigitalRaptor1765d ago (Edited 1765d ago )

@ Eyeco

The Last of Us is a controlled experience in the sense that the overall narative is in control of where the gameplay scenarios take place. As seen in the trailer, the game takes place over the course of several months (snowy woods) and cross several US cities which are miles apart. Naughty Dog themselves have coined the term "wide linear" for TLoU, which offers the player a LOT more choice in how they approach the gameplay, when compared to something like Uncharted. We've seen but a fraction of what the game has to offer, and for all we know certain sections of the game could be very open for exploration and interaction.

BioShock and Arkham Asylum both take place within the confines of a city/complex so backtracking is suited to that kind of game, I don't think TLoU will have that. But you know, none of us expect any different and it's not even a bad thing. It's apparently only a bad thing for haters of PS3.

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hilmart1766d ago

Isn't this just a list of games that are scheduled for 2013?
Some of this games haven't had a single screenshot released, like Battlefield 4.

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