Does Battlefield 4 Look Better Than Call of Duty: Ghosts?

GamingBolt: ''DICE revealed Battlefield 4 at GDC 2013, debuting its new Frostbite 3 engine in the process, and Infinity Ward recently showed off the fruits of their labour with a “new” engine for the upcoming Call of Duty: Ghosts. The question was bound to come up sooner or later though: Which game looks better out of the two?

A YouTube user VidxHD took it upon himself to find out, and created a side-by-side comparison video of the two games, with Battlefield 4 on the left and Call of Duty: Ghosts on the right. Specific moments have been edited in such a way to showcase aspects of both games that can be compared, such as the facial animation and destruction. Check it out below.''

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Reverent1751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

Your disagrees are delusional. Face it people, Battlefield 4 does in fact look better than CoD: Ghosts. That is not an opinion. It is actually graphically superior. If CoD fanboys want to try to argue about which is more fun/entertaining, then by all means... But people need not fool themselves here.

Hydrolex1751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

I'd say they both look good ! but

BF4 looks more realistic for some reason

Gaming1011750d ago

The thing is, that CoD footage is all cut scenes, there's no actual gameplay. Whether it's being done with the in game engine or not remains to be seen, but that's probably the best the game is ever going to look. In game will be smooth, but it won't be as graphics intense as Battlefield 4.

Gamers won't care either way, they'll look for what is familiar and safe as they always do, and buy the next CoD like they always do. EA is just hoping its used game online pass BS being thrown out will help sales as they're going to need it with the high costs of next gen development. Those graphics aren't going to come cheap!

Campy da Camper1750d ago

Also, the bf footage was gameplay the cod was CGI. Jesus.

MRMagoo1231750d ago

LOL anyone saying that COD looks better is just blind wow

PeaSFor1750d ago

its a no contest, even bf3 on pc look better than cod:ghost

Kevin ButIer1750d ago

You kidding? dog hd next next gen graphs and killer fish AI make BF4 look so inferior...

Peppino71750d ago

Battlefield 3 looks better than ghosts.

mmccarthy41750d ago

bf3 looks better but I never liked the way the guns looked in bf3 hopefully look better in bf4

xxLuckyStrike1750d ago

There's a whole lotta foolin goin on round here


Why is this even up for debate ??

SolidStoner1750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )

BF series have better physics also, big time!

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Blackdeath_6631751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

regardless of which looks better this is just too funny pause the video at 0:15 you can see the fake lighting there as well never laughed so hard before when i saw that pic.

cell9891750d ago

lazy development 101 COD style

irepbtown1750d ago

Haha, screw Logic... this is COD land.

Great find btw, never laughed to so much before.

Shaaunyb1750d ago

This has been out and about since the trailer got released, can't believe none of you saw it before.

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GraveLord1751d ago

Graphically? Yes.

From a gameplay perspective COD will still be the #1 choice for most.

Pandamobile1751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

Which is something I still don't understand. I played the BLOPS2 free weekend last week, and could barely manage to play for an hour. The movement is so awkward and sluggish compared to what I'm used to in Battlefield 3. BF3's gameplay at its most basic level (movement and shooting) is just so much more fluid and satisfying.

Salooh1751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

You both confused between facts and opinion.

Battlefield have better graphics and gameplay but which one you prefer is your decision. It's a taste matter. It's like comparing GT to forza , GT win as a sim however which one i prefer is a taste matter. You can't argue with facts but you can say i like call of duty art style and gameplay more then BF which is kool because that's your taste but don't deny the quality of BF gameplay.

elhebbo161750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )

@Pandamobile yea its retard, the guy looks like hes runnin really fast since hes shaking the gun side to side, when in reallity he only walked 5 feet. the animation and gunplay in bf3 destroy all the other cods.

Themba761750d ago

well if cod version of gameplay involves calling out airstrikes i want no part of it i'm pretty damn good pilot i fly my own aircraft.

pandehz1750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )

Um lol BF3 gameplay by far is the most fluid any fps can ever get till maybe BF4 comes out?


@ Pandamobile

The crazy thing about that is the movement speed in blops2 is not consistent.

I have no idea how they have managed to do it, but it seems to be something related to the whole lag comp/anti-lag or whatever it is they did with the network code to mess it up so bad.

I have played games using the same class setup in every game with lithtweight etc and yet some games I move really fast while others I seem to be running in quick-sand. On the flip side I have seen opponents running so fast you can barely track them, yet when they kill you and you can see what perks they are running there is no lightweight, nothing...

Blops2 and cod in general has become one of the most inconsistent MP games I have ever played. People who don't play a lot of it would not really pick up on these issues as much. For some people they don't have any of these issues at all. It's all down to your connection (that is not to say you have a bad connection) or rather what they have done with the netcode in relation to your connection.

Anyway back on point. BF3 > ghost. BF4 no contest.

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windblowsagain1751d ago

4 people need to goto specsavers.

merciless1750d ago

And by like a bazillion miles. It's almost as if Battlefield 4 is running on a new engine developed to harness next gen tech while cod is running on the same engine they've been using for over 10 years, merely tweaked to run on next gen tech...

Wait... a.... minute........


die_fiend1750d ago

Does BF4 look better than a game using an updated engine from 1999? (Yes, really)

Dannycr1750d ago

Battlefield 4 gameplay looks way better than COD: Ghosts CGI cutscenes. That's actually really funny and pathetic at the same time. I do like COD, i have fun with it, but I've felt really cheated with this last game. Doesn't feel next gen (unlike BF4).

HammadTheBeast1750d ago

Keep in mind it is running on a high end PC, but its safe to say even BF3 on medium looks better than Ghosts.

Dannycr1750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )

Agreed. The only time when Ghost felt somewhat next-gen, was when they zoomed in on the models, but during the reveal trailer, it looked just slightly better than MW3, whilst BF4 looked gorgeous from start to finish with A TON of stuff happening. I know it was PC, but that should be the standard to be judged. I know the PS4 and Xbox One will be capable of running BF4 close to what was shown. BF3 is miles away better looking on PC, but BF3 is still gorgeous to look at in consoles.

YourSavior1750d ago

Short and sweet... I like that.

SegataSanshiro1750d ago

Are you pooping me? Why is there even an article about this? You gotta be blind not to know which one is better! Call of duty of course! (lol jk guise)

GuyThatPlaysGames1750d ago

That's like saying is a Lamborghini faster than a Honda Civic?

Legion1750d ago

No because A Honda Civic can actually beat a Lamborghini in the right kind of street race.

ExCest1750d ago

Well, the two cars would have to be stock because a modded Civic can probably beat a stock Lamborghini (probably depending on which Lamborghini).

DanyBrown1750d ago

did you know lamborghini make tractors? im sure a honda civic can beat one of those

B-radical1750d ago

Battlefield 3 looks better then ghost bit ill admit cod does look a whole lot better now

showtimefolks1750d ago

Lol is this a real question lol

BF4 eats COD for breakfast and than has tea with halo only to have dinner with KZ

Legion1750d ago

Doesn't matter if they even both look the same. Battlefield games play better then CoD games... so that is enough for me.

S2Killinit1750d ago

yeah battlefield looks better in my opinion as well. The engine of COD is just too old now.

llMurcielagoll1750d ago

I wanted to say the same exact thing but you beat me to it!

Still never gets old,


DrJones1750d ago


I was expecting a "yes" comment and you delivered!

PhantomT14121750d ago

Ghost looks like a current gen Call of Duty maxed out on PC, which is not ugly by any means but still is VERY underwhelming for next-gen graphics.

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Irishguy951751d ago (Edited 1751d ago )

Battlefield 3 does(PC). Bad company 2 on PC does

elhebbo161750d ago

Hell even BF3 on console shits on the ghost cgi trailer.

YoungPlex1751d ago

This is all wrong! It doesn't matter if it looks better or not, the question should ALWAYS be does it play better! But hey, if all people care about is graphics then enjoy; I for one could care less about graphics so long as the gameplay is topnotch. Don't get me wrong graphics are nice but I feel that gameplay has always been the core of what makes gaming great. I would rather a developer focus on more realistic physics instead of graphics because gameplay usually benefits from realistic physics. We're at a point where graphics already look superb so why not focus more on physics and gameplay first and graphics second...?

KrystofKage1751d ago

Graphics is just one argument being made here. But if you wish to discuss what has better physics and gameplay, it's not even a competition. It's not just the destructible environment, but the little things that make BF superior(such as going into a building, and having gunshots sound hollow).

Call of Duty is just a new paint job every year, it hasn't done anything amazing in regards to gameplay since COD4.

allgamespc20121751d ago

so what you are asyaing is that you are a COD fanboy right? your opinion doesnt matter if thats the case.

YoungPlex1750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )

Please you got it all wrong! If anything I have always preferred Battlefield genius! I'm just sick of graphics being the high note when gameplay is ALWAYS better! Since you have clearly showed that your some type of fanboy your opinion becomes invalid to me!

I've always chose BF because of the realistic physics it's delivered nobody's arguing this. I think that most people that read my comment felt like I was defending COD in some way when I was just saying that, you now what? Never mind... This site has gone to Sh*t!

Blakhaze9991751d ago

Im sure people care more about the gameplay. But since none of us played either game yet it dont hurt to compare visual quality based on what we see. I always thought Bf looked better but preferred COD gameplay. 60fps and the smooth controls makes a big difference in my opinion.

cell9891750d ago

yeah but Battlefield gameplay is way better than COD, until now I cant think of one single advantage COD has over BF3 besides zombies. Ive had Bf3 since it first came out and I still play it constantly till this very day, those $60 have paid off with countless hours of awesome VARIED gameplay. So my layers of gameplay compared to the generic COD where the AI does everything for you as long as you can acquire a killstreak.....

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FrigidDARKNESS1751d ago

We havent seen actual in game graphics of COD Ghost.. I like the Frostbite 3 engines facial details.

Pandamobile1751d ago

"We havent seen actual in game graphics of COD Ghost"

Yes we have:

And it barely looks any better than previous installments.

PirateThom1751d ago

Someone pointed out a screenshot/video still earlier where it had sunlight coming from two different sources as well.

mmccarthy41750d ago

double sun ftw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!

pandehz1750d ago (Edited 1750d ago )


Omg hahahahahaha

DigitalRaptor1750d ago

Yep, we've seen it and it looks ridiculously current gen. Don't know why I'm expecting anything different from Activision tbh.

Jumping over cover, lean and peak and dynamic fish are all apparently next gen innovations according to these guys. It's ridiculous how stupid it all sounds.

nick3091751d ago

Ppl usually say crap about alot of games to save money. Cod has fun sp imo,i dont like mp much unless it is co op .

MajorLazer1750d ago

The singleplayer is fun. I borrowed MW2 and MW3 from a friend for the hell of it and it was quite fun.