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PS4 versus PC - Killzone Shadow Fall vs Crysis 3 graphics

A video which takes a look at the PC version of Crysis 3 versus new footage of Killzone Shadow Fall. (Crysis 3, Killzone: Shadow Fall, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Walker  +   850d ago
Shadow Fall is a launch title but looks better IMO !
Well One is made to be next gen and one is made to push the bar but made with ps3 & 360 in mind.

Now compare to bf4 pc.

I would say killzone is about on par but that crysis 3 grass is unbeatable.
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ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
One runs on a 400$ console and one runs on a 800$+ PC. But comparing visuals with Youtube videos isn't really meaningful anyway so this article is pretty pointless imo.
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TRU3_GAM3R  +   850d ago
best grass ever!
papashango  +   850d ago
Crysis 2&3 sucked Killzone 2&3 sucked yet here we are discussing both because of graphics.

I thought you console folk were all about Gameplay>graphics anyway?

What gives?
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IcyEyes  +   850d ago
Video comparison are stupid and pointless and it's sad how many people just get this bait and start to write such awesome, pointless opinion.

In real life EVERYTHING is a lot more different.

Please, do a favor to yourself and next time, avoid this video.

Ps I saw and play both game (of course all of us can play Crysis 3) and I have an exact and unbiased idea how good are both the game, but I will not share my opinion here because people love only to bash each other ... But if someone want an opinion, just ask :)
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Virtual_Reality  +   850d ago

Killzone 2 was pretty amazing. And the AI of KZ2 is better than the enemy AI of Crysis 2.
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starchild  +   850d ago
Video comparisons aren't real useful, but from what we can see Crysis 3 still looks more advanced. More geometry, foliage, textures seem a bit better (a few of the tree and rock textures in Killzone Shadow Fall looked a little lower res in a couple spots), and character models in Crysis 3 look better.
oasdada  +   850d ago

yeahh kz2 AI.. the one that once triggered will chase u until its dead or kills u.. u guys have no idea what gfx or AI or physics are still u want to argue over it... im not saying crysis2's or even bf's AI was good for that matter... im just saying that most of the thing u hear are lies made up by fanboys or people who dont know shit about the topic... i have both 360/ps3 and i spend most my time on them.. but to be really really honest.. i have a pc that was under 400$'s and thats 5 years ago.. that pc shows better gfx in crysis than i have seen in killzone:SF... the leaves aare fully rendered and have the surface scattering effect.. full hdr bloom... god rays.. and the water and ocean is something i have yet to see even in nexgen games... not to mention vegetation physics and face rendering... so please stop discussing over stuff u have no idea of untill u see it with ur own eyes... and just for ur info i have a core2duo and a 9600gt.. i have custom tailored my gfx thru the config files... and running crysis on dx9...
Ragthorn  +   849d ago
Don't forget the Top Secret Tessellated Toad Tech!
hennessey86  +   850d ago
Have you
come to that conclusion from a compressed youtube video..........
Software_Lover  +   850d ago
I'll give you one chance to answer that question..
TRU3_GAM3R  +   850d ago
no way shadow fall looks better than crysis 3 pc on max!
Conzul  +   850d ago
I'm starting to be unable to tell the difference.
I_am_Batman  +   850d ago
There is one thing that everyone seems to ignore. PC is not a closed system hardware wise. KZ:SF will look the same on all PS4s while Crysis 3 looks different on different PC builds. And to max everything out on Crysis 3 you need a beast PC that is much more expensive than the PS4. The majority of PC gamers can't max Crysis 3 with an acceptable framerate.
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starchild  +   850d ago
I have an HD 7950 and I can play it very well by lowering just a few settings. It still looks pretty much like this.

I do admit that some of the better games on consoles are starting to look like high end PC games like Crysis 3, The Witcher 2, etc.
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specialguest  +   850d ago
Slanted bias video comparison
Seems like the video shows off the action packed part of KZ:SF showing cool effects and explosions, yet on Crysis3 it shows the player doing NOTHING in the same forest.
Ragthorn  +   850d ago
I still don't think Shadow Fall looks better than Crysis 3 though, but don't get me wrong, it looks amazing for a launch title on PS4, can't wait to see what lies ahead for PS4.
Timesplitter14  +   850d ago
to be honest I think Crysis 3 looks better but that's simply because Crytek is better at doing forests. It's not a good comparison.

To really compare, we'll have to compare the same game between PS4 and PC
jade0732  +   850d ago
Omg... How do these article get approved?

This is just Pointless!!
Software_Lover  +   850d ago
The game isn't out yet. Nor the console for that matter.
ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
Plus Guerilla started developing Killzone:SF with the PS4 having only 4GB VRAM in mind. It's hard to say how much more they used in the new E3 trailer but I'm sure there is still a lot of potential in the PS4.
thezeldadoth  +   850d ago
you people on here need to realize that doubling the ram isn't gonna double the graphics. It has more to do with the gpu/cpu. Most of the amazing looking PC games on PC take up only a couple gigs of ram.
ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
^Nobody said that doubling the VRAM means double the graphics, that would be pretty delusional.
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thezeldadoth  +   850d ago
^ I've seen the statement numerous times on here
ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
I meant that nobody said it on this news and your comment wasn't really a reply to mine.
I just said that the PS4 has some potential left since all devs developed their games with 4GB VRAM in mind until February.
ginsunuva  +   850d ago
RAM just determined how many processes and objects they can place.
jetlian  +   850d ago
actually your wrong ram can improve graphics. textures are nothing more than images wrapped onto a 3d object.

more ram better textures.More ram also allows for better performance. its the reason 360 had an edge over ps3.

now there are limits. lighting and polygon counts are based on cpu/gpu.In such a case ps4 wont beat pc.
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Linsolv  +   850d ago
RAM isn't going to suddenly double the framerate, but actually, if you have double the RAM, you can hold double the textures in memory. Probably more than double, since not everything scales equally, and you can always use better textures (whereas, say, pathing information isn't going to scale much).
Lisica  +   849d ago
So why do you mention VRAM?
Intentions  +   850d ago
Can't really compare different art styles to one or the other.

But whatevs.
gamewizard99  +   850d ago
They both look great and Killzone:Shadow Fall is only going to look better in the next few months. If a launch title can look this impressive I can't wait for a few years time for a game like Uncharted 4.
plaZeHD  +   850d ago
Crysis 3 looks better.
HammadTheBeast  +   850d ago
It does of course, but its amazing that Killzone can put up a fight.
medman  +   850d ago
Why do you care? More to the point, if someone is going to make a comparison, they should compare the PS4 PC versions of battlefield 4. Comparing different titles shows/proves absolutely nothing.
torchic  +   850d ago
it gives us an idea of the power of PS4 compared to an expensive, powerful PC. for a launch game it holds up really well, in places KZSF looks about the same maybe better

this doesn't tell much though because they have different art styles.

the real test will come with PS4 vs. PC Battlefield 4 comparisons
MikeMyers  +   850d ago
It's hard to say. What they need to do is have in-game shots where the hud is displayed so that we know the player is in full control. Too many tricks are out there. A game like Uncharted for example looks even better during a sequence when the player has no control. Once it goes back with the hud on display the graphics get toned down. We also have to compare the games while in the same settings. Have both at 30fps and in 1080p if that is what Killzone is. If Crysis looks slightly worse but running at twice the frame rate then is that a fair comparison? Killzone on the PS3 didn't even allow climbing because of system constraints. So all of these things need to be taken into consideration before people blurt out this looks better.


At the 2:30 mark he mentions how climbing wasn't possible before on the PS3 and Killzone.
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I don't even like Crysis but Crysis 3 is obviously better.
TwistingWords  +   850d ago
Both look really nice, the trees in Killzone look butt ugly though


They posted this up on their FB page and really didn't look that great.
Tatsuya  +   850d ago
you're not looking at the right places then. The trees looks so colorful and alive.
Lisica  +   849d ago
What does color got to do with anything?
Ju  +   850d ago
You might not like the trees, but they carry quite some detail and are no cookie cutters, which is quite impressive, actually.

I can't really tell which is better. I'd think Crysis. But then, there is a lot of grass in the Crysis shots but more characters in KZ. Also, more distance in KZ while Crysis has more detail in the "Corridor". All in all it might just balance out to be the same in pushing vertices/pixels. Surprisingly KZ has more open space and the better draw distance - or maybe not surprising given they can play with massive amount of memory.
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1886afc  +   850d ago
that looks like garbage, skyrim's forest looks better than that
Tatsuya  +   850d ago
Killzone SF will be the first game I'll buy with PS4 launch
That's freaking beautiful! Killzone SF that is.
ZodTheRipper  +   850d ago
Me too, can't wait to be one of the first playing Killzone online on the PS4 ^_^
Hopefully the launch will go smoothly.
Majin-vegeta  +   850d ago
Might be an overload with all the PS4 people are preordering :0.Lets hope Sony doesnt underestimate this game.
Bhai  +   850d ago
1. Crysis 3 is the very old continuously updated engine while KZSF is on a fresh new one.

2. KZSF is bound to have many themes in environments, sci-fi base, cities, jungles, maybe beaches and/or caves etc. Crysis 3 has one big, and that too mastered since 2006. Not to mention its boring as hell!
starchild  +   850d ago
You might call Crysis boring, but many people disagree with you. Many people think Killzone is boring. It's just a matter of opinion.

I happen to enjoy both Killzone and Crysis.

And they both look beautiful.
Lisica  +   849d ago
So an old updated PC engine is compared with a console game that's not even out.

I think we have an answer here.

Angeljuice  +   849d ago
Its just that all the pc heads were saying for months that crysis 3 made killzone look terrible. This just proves otherwise.
Flames76  +   850d ago
Sorry but crysis 3 doesn't come closr to killone shadow fall in the graphics department.Also im sure crysis 3 is running on a $1500 PC and still can't hang with killzone
hennessey86  +   850d ago
come on
you cant be serious
TRU3_GAM3R  +   850d ago
starchild  +   850d ago
Oh, he's serious. But delusional.
What? lol
nerdkiller  +   850d ago
flames youre making your self look like a fool. no one should expect ps4 to be stronger then a pc but for ps4 only 399 it puts up a hella of a fight
Lisica  +   849d ago
Of course it's running on a $1500 PC. And it's running on my $800 PC. On high settings. That's the beauty.

And now, you would say that's too much money.

You pay $400 for your console, and $400 for your lame PC. That's $800. So, do you have the money, or not?
Daz  +   850d ago
crysis 3 looks better on pc. but killzone is looking really good to.
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hennessey86  +   850d ago
I really dont
no how anyone can make any judgments watching a compressed youtube vid, even in 720p the quality is poor. cant wait to play killzone 4 regardless of how it compares to crysis 3. already been there and finished that game
Reefskye  +   850d ago
A true comparison would b arma 3 and killzone both are exclusive comparing multiplat to a exclusive isnt a fair comparison

Arma3 would win hands down..
MooseWI  +   850d ago
A lot of people in denial here. Of course a game on a more expensive platform is going to look better. It's been proved that current gen pcs are more powerful. I have a feeling these articles will be popping up a lot.
Felonycarclub8  +   850d ago
Oh here we go again, yay now it's all about consoles vs pc yay I can't wait for all those pc is more powerful, next gen consoles are low range pcs, $400 that beats ps4, yay I can't wait.
worldwidegaming  +   850d ago
Yeah compressed video sucks.
Console vs PC is moot now that the consoles are
Supercharged PCs (mid range pc at best.)
But what the hell is wrong with that? Its way more profitable to release on
Console than PC. And if they look better on console it pushes the PC programmers to
Work harder.
What you love today you might hate tomorrow.
medman  +   850d ago
Why wouldn't they compare the PS4 PC versions of Battlefield 4? Why compare different titles altogether? Doesn't make sense.
GoldPunch-TR  +   850d ago
Of course crysis is better but KZ SF is very good for first game on ps4.
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InTheLab  +   850d ago
shouldn't we be comparing killzone to titanfall and destiny?
despair  +   850d ago
titan fall (does it have an sp mode) maybe but not destiny, its hard to compare a SP game to MMOs, that said I think Killzone will be the best looking of the 3 though Destiny had some stunning moments in the demo they showed.
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Mr-SellJack  +   850d ago
no we're comparing games with stunning gfx
InTheLab  +   850d ago
yeah but a high end pc vs a launch title? id hardly call that fair..
despair  +   850d ago
Well it was the inevitable comparison.
Allsystemgamer  +   850d ago
Crisis 3 has better lighting and textures but all Crytek cares about is graphics. Kzsf looks like it will be a blast to play but crysis 3 does beat it in the graphics department. Not by much. The real difference is up close and personal. From the demos of sf they've shown the textures up close get slightly blurry.



The arts styles are also COMPLETELY different. One is more over saturated and one is more realistic
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soultecc  +   850d ago
as a pc only gamer i gotta say killzone looks amazing and waaaaaaaaay more fun
Mr-SellJack  +   850d ago
the crysis games have laughable gfx especially crysis 2(horrible shadow,gun sounds,blood effects,misplaced objects,enemy designs,so many technical issues with that game..their lvl designs are all copied and aren't creative but i have to say their environments are stunning even though the games are lifeless and boring.?can't finish crysis2(ps plus)easily the most boring game i have ever played hands down..kz looks better imo just look at the how many characters there are in the demo!the more realistic game always loses why do something u can't perfect.aswell as journey has the best gfx ever
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josephayal  +   850d ago
Woaa Congrats to Sony
HappyWithOneBubble  +   850d ago
Why is it that every console shooter got to compared with Crysis on PC. It's as if Crysis is the only good looking game on PC. PC gamers brag about the graphics but how many of them actually bought the game and not pirate it.

Anyway who cares which one has the better textures and environments. They both look awesome.
Lisica  +   849d ago
Millions, as always...
GamePeace  +   850d ago
Both games look good, but KZ Looks a Little better, that's because it's newer or the Ps4 is more powerful than I thought. Grass is very fps eating, but if you have a good PC, it shouldn't be a problem.
gamer4010  +   850d ago
Both look stunning, but given the hardware capabilities that PS4 have, I thought Killzone could make Crysis 3 look dated, but to my surprise, both look exactly carbon copies. Surely, the colors and crispiness of picture is more in Killzone but the realistic environment of Crysis 3 just can't be matched, not for a little while atleast.
cunnilumpkin  +   850d ago
lets be honest, crysis 3 DECIMATES killzone shadowfall


killzone shadowfall looks like a handheld game compared to max crisis 3 on pc

and youtube cannot even begin to convey the high fidelity of what pc has to offer

ps4 is going to be great, but it is not ever going to be close to even a high spec pc from 2011
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starchild  +   850d ago
But a lot of people won't be honest, sadly.

Killzone Shadow Fall looks great and is definitely one of the best looking games at E3, but yeah Crysis 3 still looks better. It's undeniable.
windblowsagain  +   850d ago
I have crysis3 on my pc right now maxed and it looks excellent.

Latter parts of the game as you go deeper and deeper look excellent with amazing textures, lighting, but it's pure art style now.

Nobody has seen enough of killzone to make a proper judgement.

Below, starchild. You have seen nothing but off screen footage and a couple of trailers.

Seriously any PC people on here really need to wait. Otherwise you will make yourselves look very stupid.
cunnilumpkin  +   850d ago
not trying to come off like a di@k either, killzone sf looks freaking awesome and is the one game that has me really tempted to go day one with the ps4....it truly looks like a very fun game and has excellent visuals

but when you see crysis 3 running maxed out it is a sight to behold

nothing wrong with either game, both look awesome and I think kz sf is gonna kick major butt!
Mr Tretton  +   850d ago
I don't see anyone mentioning that Crysis 3 was made for console, the PC version is a DX9 game with DX11 paint put over it. Crysis 3 shouldn't be the defining example of what PCs can do. There still isn't a game on any platform that rivals the physics and vegetation of Crysis 1! (I think we will see that soon though)
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Mrmagnumman357  +   850d ago
Um no... Crysis 3 is DX11 only on pc. Either way, KZ:SF looks great, but Crysis 3 is really on another level.
Mr Tretton  +   850d ago
I know that it only runs on DX11 on PC, but other than DX11 looking graphics, it has the overall limitations of a DX9 game, just like Crysis 2, which was released in DX9 on PC before they made a DX11 patch. Both games have watered down physics, AI, etc. in order to run on consoles. They are 'consolized' games.
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