Submitted by MasonicGamer 926d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Games That Blew Me Away Graphically

MasonicGamer.com: Ever been blown away by a game graphically? I’m not just talking about the technical aspects of a game but the overall impression it left the first time you saw it running, that moment when you thought to yourself “woah, this is amazing“.

I’d like to think that I’ve been gaming long enough to see a fair amount of these “wow” moments to produce a respectable top ten list. I’m not here to tell you these are the definitive moments in gaming, it’s simply my opinion of what happened to impress me over the years. (PS3, Retro, Xbox 360)

kayoss  +   926d ago
Surprise that Final Fantasy 7 wasnt on that list.
guitarded77  +   926d ago
Yeah, the pre-rendered backgrounds of that era were awesome. Just saw this on reddit, and it had me thinking about them...

ILive  +   925d ago
Final Fantasy 13, la noire and ascension are on my list.
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SolidStoner  +   925d ago
there was no crysis on that list!!!

that means its plausible.. great list!!
WeAreLegion  +   925d ago
FF VIII blew me away a lot more with its graphics. Huge upgrade from VII.
kayoss  +   925d ago
Agree with you on that point, but FF7 Came out first for the PS1 and that type of graphic was never seen before. First time CG was used and 3D. It pretty much revolutionized gaming in terms of graphics.
MYSTERIO360  +   925d ago
Wow i am very surprised Half life 2 wasn't mentioned, that game totally blew me away when i first saw it.
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Oh_Yeah  +   926d ago
Previous gens:
Ocarina of Time, Shenmue, Final Fantasy X

This gen:
Uncharteds, Skyrim, Crysis'
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Tommymk2  +   925d ago
Last gen resident evil remake for GameCube still looks great now
KimiRaikkonen  +   925d ago
1.Assasins creed 2
2.alan wake
3.fable 3
4.gears of war 3
5.forza 3
6.halo reach
7.witcher 2
8.uncharted 3
WeAreLegion  +   925d ago
Good list! I can't wait to see The Witcher 3!
Truth  +   925d ago
I think your list is upside down.
BISHOP-BRASIL  +   925d ago
I believe you are going this gen only... But even considering that I couldn't disagree more.

Gear of Was, for instance, blown my mind away the moment I saw the first one, not by the third game... Just the same as Uncharted and Assassin's Creed. Sequels this gen had pretty much the same graphical feeling all around (except for Witcher 2, this one I agree with you).

And Forza 3 looked great but, for racing games, even more than either Forza or GT graphical madness, the destruction in Burnout Paradise easily took the prize IMHO, it was something I never saw before at that moment and left an impression (even though we had all seen better and actual dynamic destruction later).

Also, a current gen mind blown list without Mirror's Edge and Oblivion for me is a no-no. Those games scale and sense of freedom really took my open world concepts (even through Mirror's Edge is not excatly open world) up a notch.

And I also believe Demon's Souls deserve, at least, a honorable mention somewhere, even though not for graphical reasons. When all games were getting easier it decided to go the opposite way, frustrating me a lot and destroying some controllers... It's the kind of game you may not even like but that you'll definetely remember.
CDbiggen  +   925d ago
Did you only start gaming this gen?
theaceh  +   925d ago
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991).
MetalProxy  +   925d ago
I approve this message.
Tornadobounce  +   925d ago
Donkey kong country.
WeAreLegion  +   925d ago
Great list! Here are mine, slightly out of order:

- Super Mario Bros. 3 (NES)
- Donkey Kong Country 1/2/3 (SNES)
- Metal Gear Solid, Gran Turismo, and the Oddworld games (PS1)
- Half-life (PC)
- Metal Gear Solid 2, Shadow of the Colossus, and God of War I/II (PS2)
- Halo: Combat Evolved and Bloodwake (Xbox)
- Resident Evil 4 and Super Mario Sunshine (GameCube)
- Battlefield 2 and Half-Life 2 (PC)
- Gears of War, Splinter Cell: Conviction, and Call of Duty 2(Xbox 360 and PC)
- Motorstorm, Uncharted 2/3, Killzone 2/3, God of War III, Gran Turismo 5, and Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
- Crysis and Metro 2033 (PC)
cpayne93  +   925d ago
God of war 3 really blew me away, especially when you got a close up on Kratos. The art design was just amazing, and the scale was incredible, so many jaw dropping moments.
fsfsxii  +   925d ago
God of war 3, especially the very first 20 minutes
C L O U D  +   925d ago
The beginning of the PS2 era is definitely where my jaw started to drop...
Fergusonxplainsall  +   925d ago
Dreamcast 9/9/99 Sonic Adventure. Being chased by that gigantic killer whale. A great game to boot.

Then trying to play Blue Stinger but it was a dud disc that took one week to replace. Sonic Adventure and Soul Calibur all week baby!
FunkMacNasty  +   925d ago
Far Cry 2 on consoles blew my socks off in 2008. Even against todays best looking console games it looks amazing, the textures on everything were so rich, and the Dunia engine got the lighting about as perfect as I've seen it in any console game since.

Strangely enough, I don't think the more recent Far Cry 3 was as pretty as it's predecessor.
LAWSON72  +   925d ago
This gen Metro 2033, Crysis 1, 3, Forza 2, and Mass Effect 1.
LAWSON72  +   925d ago
This gen Metro 2033, Crysis 1, 3, Forza 2, GTA 4, Sleeping Dogs and Mass Effect 1.

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