10 PC Games That Already Look Like Next Gen Titles

"E3 and other such expos are a time for looking forward more often than not. We see the upcoming titles that will define our future gaming experiences, and we continuously hope for that exciting surprise hardware unveiling, but this desire for updated processing power is often ill placed."

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solar1981d ago

There are no gens for a dynamic platform.....

vitz31981d ago

Agreed. Also, First Person Shooters are basically looking through the character's eyes. Why the hell are there lens flares on games like this? My eyes are not a camera.

Axecution1981d ago

Idk i see those flares through my eyes on street lights at night. ...maybe im just weird though

pandaboy1981d ago

not weird axecution, just drunk :)

YodaCracker1981d ago

Do you walk around squinting everywhere you go, Axecution?

Mcardle1981d ago

@Axecution, Its called Haloing and its quite common for people who had Laser eye surgery, ive got it since I had mine done.

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guitarded771981d ago

Technically, no... but PC still has to go by standard chip architecture. They can't go making games that can't run on what is considered standard at the moment or they won't sell any games.

Conzul1981d ago

PC is the eternity Gen.

Irishguy951981d ago

I beg thee not to give this article hits, as it is 10 pages

Their list ~

1: BF3
2: Arkham City
3: Far cry 3
4: Witcher 2
5: Crysis Series
6: Skyrim(Seriously Gamingbolt? This invalidates your list as even on PC it looks quite meh, good art, very meh graphics(Looks/nextgen/etc)
7: New hitman
8: Just cause 2
9: Max payne 3
10: Metro 2033

Ducky1981d ago

They picked Skyrim because of mods.

It looks pretty good with them...

Axecution1981d ago

I would normally agree that 10 pages for 10 games in a list is incredibly annoying and stupid but this site loaded fast enough that i didn't even think about it while i was reading.

ProGrasTiNation1981d ago

Come on,the point of N4G is so people can link to other sites news & stories & without them this site would be a blank website.
If you want to read about this subject than give the site hits because if everyone on this site didn't do that then you will have no right to complain when they're is no websites left to link to.

HeavenlySnipes1981d ago

With those mods in particular, the game runs at 15 frames per second lol. Still, the regular graphic mods make the game look fantastic. The different texture packs for almost every facet of the game really make a big difference imo

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ProjectVulcan1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

Not strictly generational yeah.

But I count gaming PC generations in terms of manufacturing process of graphics hardware. Graphics hardware is really the determining factor for maximum performance. This is because with every shrink, graphics hardware takes a leap.

Between process shrinks, you usually have revisions, sort of half steps which push that process to the limit and refines the current models.

So the first generation after the consoles was really the Nvidia 8800/Radeon HD 2k series, because it was the first leap on the 90 nanometre process that set itself over Xbox 360 and PS3. The first DX10 class hardware too. The half steps were the Geforce 9/Radeon HD 3k.

Then you had the next genuine step up, with new architecture on 65/55nm in the GTX2xx series and the HD Radeon 4000.

40nm arrives along with the GTX4xx/Radeon 5 series. The first DX11 class hardware. The revisions of 40nm hardware are the GTX5xx/Radeon 6 series.

Currently we have 28nm process, which are the GTX6/Radeon 7k series.

In about March/April 2013, we'll have the first revisions on 28nm. There is likely to be quite a jump in performance of those GPUs over existing parts, mainly because current 28nm designs are quite conservative while the next ones are more likely to push the process.

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fartdude4201981d ago

[My List (No order)]

Metro 2033
Crysis 2 with high res textures
Gta IV with ENB
Medal Of Honor Warfighter
Crysis with various graphics mods
Black Ops 2
Battlefield 3 with no filters
Hard Reset
Witcher 2

HammadTheBeast1981d ago

Take out Black Ops (lolwut) and put in Planetside 2.

ninjahunter1980d ago

Planetside 2 looks terrible. and runs terribly on top of that.

NovusTerminus1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

They do look great... But this is my issue, I don't like any of the games on that list (Cept Witcher 2 waiting to play it still...)

I like Japanese games, and the PC has none, I would be more for the PC if it had the support from Japan, but it does not. So I stick to my consoles.

RuperttheBear1981d ago

It does have Japanese games though. You need to be more specific.

NovusTerminus1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

BlazBlue, MGR:R, Metal Gear Solid, Monster Hunter, Gravity Rush, Persona, Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Soul Sacrifice, Tales Of, Dragon's Dogma, Demon's / Dark Souls, Smash Brothers,

I know some of those games have versions on the PC, but they are all very late, or I will get banned for playing them *stares at Monster Hunter*

Also, I know Dark Souls is PC, but that took over a year to come out.

Though I do enjoy some PC ports, DMC4 was great, but, the main reason for PC is modding, which Japanese devs to not launch the tools to make it so easy.

I am not bashing the PC.

Edited ASBR out... Forgot it was made in Cali... Whoops!

pandehz1981d ago

Metro looks sick. If you got physx even a bit more with the fog n such.

Witcher 2 is also sweet.
BF3,Crysis of course

Max Payne 3 not so much next gen, Skyrim umm meh

Eldyraen1981d ago

Skyrim's next gen status is entirely dependant on mods. The difference between launch and today's heavily modded and enbed Skyrim is easily a full generation difference. Hopefully Bethesda uses a better engine though for their next game so its not up to modders to modernize their games.

Still, without them Skyrim of today wouldn't be possible ;)

aquamala1981d ago

that's if you consider the official high res texture pack a "mod"

Are_The_MaDNess1981d ago


you wouldn't use the official one, it sucks
most guys that know what they are doing (and got the rig for it use the Texture Pack Combiner

that is a 4.7gig Texture pack and that is just the world and little of the clutter, meaning no armors and weapons. you can allways get other mods of that specific thing, but armors and such are more personal

faizanali1981d ago

Metro is suppose to have all that FOG, It has to give that "Post Apocalyptic" look, Buy the game before you judge it, Its incredible.

sourav931981d ago

How is he judging the game? He said that the game looks good. And I don't see him complaining about the fog. Read the comment before bashing. It's enlightening.

Are_The_MaDNess1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

he was talking about the PhysX effects in that game

bellow there is some videos that promote PhysX from Nvidia and how it works and looks

landog1981d ago

AAA pc games in general, imo, from the last few years look about what i believe next gen consoles will be able to achieve provided ms and sony make them with good quality parts

if they only make next gen consoles about double the wii u, then no, even ps4/nextbox will not look as good as pc games do today

also, resolutions and Anti aliasing methods high end pc's currently employ will NOT be available on console

ps4/nextboxes will not be doing 2560x1600p with 8x aa

but I believe ps4 and nextbox/720 will be able to achieve current, pc level games at 1920x1080p at 30 frames, some games will opt for 1280x720p at 60 frames, and a few will achieve 1920x1080p with 60 frames but a lowered visual fidelity

FlameBaitGod1981d ago (Edited 1981d ago )

"but I believe ps4 and nextbox/720 will be able to achieve current, pc level games at 1920x1080p at 30 frames"

All I have to say it LOL and I say that because I actually know about hardware and next gen consoles(which I will buy cus of its exclusives) wont match pc ever. Only because next gen hardware(Video cards) arrives every 2 years.

How much You think Sony and MS will spend on the vid card alone ? The best they can do will probably be around what the 8800GT vid cards can do if not a lil more(900 nvidia series).

I really believe people who game on console only are gonna be sad to see how next gen will look like on consoles when compared to PC.

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