Some games are utterly timeless. Super Mario Bros is still perfect. Soul Calibur 1 is still beautiful. But this is GR's Week of Hate, after all. So here are the once-great games that might shock you if you play them today.
thats bullsh*t. motorstorm keeps me going through all game droughts. still intense.
Same here. The game is still exciting. The graphics are awesome and its alot of fun.
Agreed Motorstorm is still graphically impressive and with Motorstorm 2 coming out maybe then it will put the original to shame until then then...it's still a freakin awesome game
Jeez why don't they enlarge the audience of some current sports games and look at how shabby they look.
Super Mario 64 is still a classic.
I agree, it was one of the best mario games put out by Nintendo.
Not sure why. Maybe it's the blurriness and low frame rates. I disagree with their inclusion of MotorStorm as well. That still rocks too.
Yeah Mario 64 will forever be one of the best games created and one the most innovative.
I like how bloodmask put the only PS3 on the list as the cover shot for this story, HAHAHA!!! On topic, Gameradar has never had that much credibility in my eyes and this story does very little to change that. What exactly are they basing this list on??? Is it the whole game or just graphics??? Or is it a list just so they can get hits from the fans of these franchises. This is just another Flamebate article from a website that seems to only produce that type of work. Of course all of these games look dated, their old. What do you expect to happen. Mario64 looks old, well guess what, compare SM3 to the new SMB for the DS and even that timeless classic will look like an 8-bit turd. These game might have been known for looking good at the time of release, but it's their gameplay, that makes them classics. While some games have improved on the concepts these games created, most of these games hold up very well and are still worth the trip back through time, thats what makes these classics. F*CK GAMESRADAR, Kornbeaner
I was just thinking the same thing as you; Of all the games on that list, it had to be a PS3 title as the title photo (biased much?) When I saw Oblivion on the list I was like WTF? I just purchased the Game of The Year edition for my PS3 a week ago and that game is already entering into "games that used to be worth turning your head for" lists. Is the xbox 360 version inferior to the PS3 version? Now I'm kinda regretting buying that instead of Rainbow Six Vegas 2, but hey! I wanted a game that was really worth 50 Bucks.
Yeah Oblivon looks aged the Xbox 360version realesed in 2006 was inferior and main reason was the performance issue when loadin new areas but in the GOTY edition which came 1.5 years later they have done the update its better than the old I can tell since I have seen both on run.But yeah Oblivion is getting old alreasy but the reason are the weired character models although textues are still to good. Cant say abt motorstom havent played but when PDZ was released it looked damn good I mean it had the lights, textures (better than Bioshock yes), solid frame rates but many areas looked like it doesnt looks so good even after being deatailed and having a 4X AA may be GR reason is corect it has plastic like textures on most places. Still it looks good but the plasic style textures really steal the show. Hope Rare's Banjo Theerie looks better, When firstly I played Viva Pinata and for a minute I thought that it was a pixar movie, it was an RTs style game so if they could do that in Banjo Theerie which is a platformer it would be great.
but as far as voice acting goes, mass effect was not the game that "showed us how its done". i believe Knights of the Old Republic was a better example of perfected voice acting.
Well it wasn't exactly hard for oblivion to age... They didn't have the best voice acting. But there's still much to do and many ways to go about it.
I think the real problem with oblivion was that the game leved with you. It took the wow out of the game in a lot of ways. You could never find a hidden spot with uber monster protecting uber loot. After 100 hours in i realized that getting levels up made no difference in the game what so ever.
Well, the writer achieved his goal. He knew his article is a piece of sh1t so he had to through motor storm in there just to make a buzz ((()))
I actually never thought of it that way, but good point actas *thumbs up*
My friend just bought it, and loves it. Try again, losers. Go see which "other" games were lost in the storm at the AIAS. Yeah, all those. :)
How do they have the audacity to put Motorstorm in this list and the balls to leave Halo 3 out. No, not Halo 1 or Halo 2. Yes, Halo 3. With each new true next-gen 1080p game that comes out, the 640p wonder looks less impressive and dated graphics-wise.
640p is not wrong way if you can get better visuals overall you would have known that if you have used PC. But the screenshot of Motorstorm shown did looks bad. Tell me a pure 1080p game its not COD4, not NGSigma, Burnout Paradise I doubt it would be in actual. When there is not a single 1080p game on console how are you talking abt plethoria of 1080p games.
Even 720p games make Halo 3 look dated. And if you haven't seen games on 1080p buy yourself a PS3 and try out MLB 08: The Show, NBA 08, Lair, GT5P, Heavenly Sword, etc.
They are still some of the best looking next generation titles.. The only game that has really aged is cod2.
Kinda funny i thought motostorm was aged when it came out, wasn't impressed by this game at all. The gameplay was average which made for a rental. Almost all games are going to age badly. Look how long oblivion took to make and how long its been out.
not impressed with motorstorm when it came out? Man you will never be impressed. Go find another hobby.
erm, considering their laughable critic points EVERY game ever made has aged badly. One of the most ridicules and pointless articles from Gamesradar, EVER. I mean seriously, they take a 20year old game and say it aged badly cause the graphics are bad, compared to a HD movie that is ...?
what games do age well? Only the few true classics. And Motorstorm a PS2 game? This is a game where the cars look almost 3D if you play on an HDTV. That really offends me, because Motorstorm is my favorite game grahically so far. I'm serious, I don't like the gameplay, I don't like the racing genre, but the graphics were great in my opinion. And for someone to say the graphics are crap now and even show a fake photo that looks nothing like the actual game. I guess it doesn't take as much as I thought to get a job writing stupid sh*t on the internet.
Anything to get those hits!
I agree, this idiot is on crack. Motorstorm is an amazing looking game. Play it in first person veiw, then talk.
Sites that aged badly, and we could put Games Radar near the top... Though, that may call into question if they were ever good in the first place.
Did you notice how all other screenshots were standard screens when Motorstorm's was a extreme closeup of a crowd that you would never even notice or really see if you just play the game normally. They were just reaching to try to include a PS3 game on the list.
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