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Submitted by leonHurley 1067d ago | opinion piece

The best rain on PS3 – the games that make falling water awesome

OPM: If there’s anything you can guarantee from the weather is that it’ll be rubbish. So as winter gets even more cold and unpleasant lets face to the storm by celebrating PlayStation’s best rain. It might suck in real life but at least in games it makes those particle effects sing! (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Culture, F1 2012, L.A. Noire, Max Payne 3 , Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, PS3)

Ezz2013  +   1067d ago
uncharted 2 rain level
uncharted 3 chip yard level
god of war 3 rain
heavy "rain"

that's what on my head right now
darthv72  +   1067d ago
those are certainly....
good examples. I'd say that the dynamics of water itself is a tough one to get right. If you arent interacting with it, it can be quite nice in the simple ways of making it flow.

An older game that had some decent water effects was quantum redshift. it was a wipeout clone for the original xbox but when you would splash through those water portions, it created a smear and splattering effect that seemed very natural on the screen.

But then look at resistance 2 and the strange way the water dissipated when you moved through it....i guess it just comes down to how interactive the developers want to make water in a game.
EeJLP-  +   1067d ago
Beyond: Two Souls

5:12 mark - Cutscene, but looks in-engine (video also isn't the greatest quality)
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ChronoJoe  +   1066d ago
GT5 has the best rain / snow effects I've seen.
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guitarded77  +   1067d ago
You'd think GT5 would be on the list... especially considering this is a PS site. Crazy.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1066d ago
Holly crap that game looks like realistic game.
TemplarDante  +   1066d ago
GT5 is just crazy awesome. Dynamic Time:
Circuit De La Sarthe.
Weather : Rain 100%
Lior  +   1067d ago
I would really like to see uncharted 3 optimised to run on PC
AKS  +   1067d ago
Considering it's put together by perhaps Sony's top developer, of which they have had 100% ownership since 2001, I think the chances of that are rather slim.
TemplarDante  +   1066d ago
If only pc exclusive devs could optimise like console only devs.
I bet the talented guys at Naughty Dog could polish any 3rd party game up and make it look brilliant.
Next gen.. FTW.
Even when the inevitable pc fanboys spew "man my pc specs are like nitrogen cool I7 overclocked to 20GHZ and teh GPU is like so super duper and I got teh 20gb of ram and like 2TB SSD" etc etc etc.
The PS4 will be pushed to the limits and exceed its expectations by Naughty Dog. You can just imagine how ND would still astound with 2013 hardware... in 2019 :)
Megaton  +   1066d ago
Same. I see these PS3 exclusives and see nothing but wasted potential. Even PC games running on UE3 often blow away PS3 exclusives.
Panthers  +   1067d ago
Am I the only one that thought the first Uncharted had the best rain at the end? It was very immersive.
WalterWJR  +   1066d ago
Play uncharted Drake's Fortune these days and you will see how much graphics have improved in the ps3's cycle. That was a very memorable scene but it came to early this gen to be considered on this list.
Eyeco  +   1066d ago
I thin Uncharted is one of the few if not only games to my knowledge that actually makes you look wet, clothing and hair wise.

BTW I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!!
Awesome_Gamer  +   1066d ago
I agree, the ship yard chapters in Uncharted 3 were absolutely amazing.
GuyThatPlaysGames  +   1066d ago
Oh geez. What article is next? "The Best Looking Air In Games". -_-
Ryto  +   1066d ago
Im surprised GTA4 isn't on the list, when it rained in that game, and all the streets were wet, it just looked brilliant!
hennessey86  +   1067d ago
Without a doubt
F1 2012
Plagasx  +   1067d ago
fabod86  +   1067d ago
"The best rain on PS3"...... did you loose this part? :/
RioKing  +   1067d ago
fabod86  +   1066d ago
sorry i know that it's not a justification but English is not my main language. ^^"
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1067d ago
uncharted 3 ship level! best rain i seen in a game period!
chukamachine  +   1066d ago
There are so many examples of great rain fx in ps3 games.

My favs are.

UNCHARTED3 ship level.
F1 2012

But also, rain when cold turns to snow:) For that there is only UNCHARTED2, KZ3.
YodaCracker  +   1067d ago
I love Red Dead Redemption's rain and thunderstorm effects. You can actually see the storm clouds approaching from the distance, and the way the lightning flashes in the clouds along with the wonderful thunder sound effects really adds to the immersion. I hope the weather is realistic like this in GTA V as well.
akaakaaka  +   1067d ago
KILLZONE 2 MP BEACH map is the best
Heavy rain is also amazing....
NewVegasTroop  +   1067d ago
amen! my fellow helghast...
mayberry  +   1066d ago
bubble up amigo! "Beach Head" re-make from kz1 on KIllzone 2 is MP map platinum!
e-p-ayeaH  +   1067d ago
I think MotorStorm Apocalypse does have great rain and storm effects.
MastaPiff  +   1067d ago
Agreed to RDR rain... rolling rain clouds with thunder, water effects even stayed true to the look & style of the game! Title is "best rain" not most realistic so I'm going RDR. Heavy Rain is a super close 2nd IMO for how well it seemed to serve as another character in the game. Hmm... having second thoughts on my #1 now...
Muffins1223  +   1067d ago
Slow day for gaming news eh?
Blank  +   1066d ago
I was thinking that too but its not a bad topic and I prefer this over "(insert any console name here) IS DOOOOMED!!" its actually ridiculous the amount of those I see for each gaming device plus this comment section is pretty interesting I like when developers do these nice details
Ares90  +   1067d ago
After you exit the temple on Uncharted 2, the rain effects are amazing. That is a graphical highlight from Uncharted 2.
th3n00bg4m3r  +   1066d ago
God Of War 3; the boss fight with Hercules.
black911  +   1066d ago
Wheres Bryond Two Souls & GT5?
ambientFLIER  +   1066d ago
not on the list
bayonetta  +   1066d ago
for some reason i still love the first part of Metal Gear Solid 2 but this gen i think Beyond Two Souls could Win this
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PhantomT1412  +   1066d ago
In Call of Duty games, Treyarch has awlays been better than IW at making rains and the wet effect. And that stroke me since Call of Duty 3. There's always a level in their game to showcase their gloss maps that make everything look wet and shinny in the rain:
Pintheshadows  +   1066d ago
People have mentioned RDR but i'd like to throw Sleeping Dogs into the mix as well. And although infrequent Far Cry 3 does rain very nicely.

GT5 though is top dog for me. The in car view with the rain streaming up the windscreen is unbelievable.
Acquiescence  +   1066d ago

Not a single mention of it anywhere, for shame. Its whole premise is centered around rain and how it effects the protagonist. Plus it looks gorgeous to boot; like a painting come to life.
goldwyncq  +   1066d ago
Why is Heavy Rain not there?
Toolster  +   1066d ago
Heavy rain is there, number 4 on the list
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360ICE  +   1066d ago
Lazy list.
Timeshift belongs in there in my opinion, but hey, that's not why it's a lazy list.
onandonandon  +   1066d ago
Do the tears of PC fanboys when they don't get a version or not like the ending of a game count?
GamerElite  +   1066d ago
I would say so since their tears are pretty realistic. Sam goes for other consoles.
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crackforgangstas  +   1066d ago
They put COD but not GT? GT's rain effects are soooooooo much better than COD4
trouble_bubble  +   1066d ago
COD4, an F1 game that no one played and a cutscene trailer for a game that's not even out yet? No wonder this mags going out of business. This threads got better lists.
KontryBoy706  +   1066d ago
that COD 4 thumbnail for the article.... funny
dennett316  +   1066d ago
Top rain effects? Hmmm, how about I don't actually care about something so trivial because if the game isn't fun to play, no amount of technical frippery will save it?

Was that on the list?
Valenka  +   1066d ago
I agree with Uncharted 3 being number one, but I definitely would have placed Heavy Rain at number 2.
Bolts  +   1066d ago
You would think that a game called Heavy Rain would take the top spot. Nope. It's pretty hard to beat Uncharted.

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