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Submitted by matgrowcott 181d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Most Beautiful Games

From GamesReviews

"Sometimes it's nice to take a few seconds away from shooting an alien in the head so that you can look at the newly blood-spattered landscape. Games are genuinely beautiful, either visually or thematically, sucking you into a whole new world of rich forests, craggy walkways or still oceans, far beyond the violence and gore that so often gets the focus in the mainstream media. Today we're going to take a look at ten of the most beautiful titles in gaming history." (BioShock: Infinite, Crysis, Dear Esther, Far Cry 3, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, PC, PS3, PS4, Red Dead Redemption, Shadow of the Colossus, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

F4sterTh4nFTL  +   182d ago
The Witcher 2
Modded Skyrim
Modded Crysis
Modded Crysis 2
Crysis 3 (PC)
Far Cry 3 (PC)
Tomb Raider (PC)
Uncharted 2
Uncharted 3
The Last of Us Remastered
Modded Grand Theft Auto 4
Grand Theft Auto 5 (Next Gen version)
Gears of War 3
Ryse
Forza Motorsport 5
Modded S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl
Modded S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky
Modded S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Metro 2033
Metro Last Light
Assassin's Creed III (PC)
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Batman Arkham City (PC)
BioShock Infinite
Max Payne 3 (PC)
Sleeping Dogs (PC)
Hitman Absolution (PC)
Infamous Second Son
God of War 3
Metal Gear Solid V
Project Cars (PC)
Assetto Corsa
Grid Autosport (PC)
Red Dead Redemption
Watch Dogs (PC)
Splinter Cell Blacklist (PC)
Battlefield 3 (PC)
Battlefield 4
Mass Effect 3 (PC)
ArmA 3
Enslaved
Castlevania Lords of Shadow
Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2
DmC: Devil May Cry
Dirt 3 (PC)
Grid 2 (PC)
Thief
Sniper Elite 3

and 100s more.

Point is their is no shortage of beautiful games that all look breathtaking and listing only 10 should be a crime.
Ninja_G_Aidan  +   181d ago
You're completely off topic....
Lon3wolf  +   181d ago
From the actual article:

There’s plenty we’ve missed. Besides the titles mentioned above, we could have easily slipped in Journey, although its stylized design will only get nicer with time. The likes of Wind Waker HD and Xenoblade Chronicles probably deserved to make an appearance, but were kicked out by games with purer themes. There’s also a few action games missing, specifically Gears of War and Uncharted, although, again, they were pushed out for games with less “hide and seek” focused design.

So, rather than make this list any longer than it is, we’ll come back in a few months time with more beautiful games. Because it’s not about what’s nicer, but about enjoying the view you have.
dmitrijs88  +   180d ago
Beautiful doesn't mean realistic or advanced tech.
For example Ni No Kuni is more beautiful than Crysis 3.
starchild  +   180d ago
No it isn't. If we aren't talking about objective aspects of graphics then we are just talking about subjective impressions of beauty.

Therefor you can't say Ni No Kuni IS more beautiful than Crysis 3 as if it were a fact, because some people might find Crysis 3 to be more beautiful than Ni No Kuni.

All you can say is, "I find Ni No Kuni to be more beautiful than Crysis 3". You can't state it as if it were a fact.
Agent2009  +   181d ago
Finally a decent list, though I'd personally replace Far Cry 3 and Crysis with, I don't know, Ico and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves?
matgrowcott  +   181d ago
ICO was mainly ditched because I thought Shadow of the Colossus was almost "finishing that thought" in terms of design. Uncharted didn't make it because too much of the environment was built with gameplay in mind, and I thought the very structured "cover, cover, cover" build took away from the general beauty.

As the poster above pointed out though, it's harder to decide what to exclude than it is to decide what's worthy of being included.
Venox2008  +   181d ago
Child of eden
Okami
Wind Waker HD Remaster
Mario Kart 8
Mario 3D world
Mario Galaxy
Conker: live and reloaded
Killer is Dead

cant remember more now :)
Nerdmaster  +   181d ago
About Shadow of the Colossus, I hope they're talking about the HD version. If they're talking about the PS2 version, I never saw another game with such bad framerate in my life. Before I played it, people talked about how beautiful the game was. When I played it, all I could see was the jerky framerate.
jambola  +   181d ago
I'm pretty sure when people talk about most beautiful video game worlds and stuff, they mean environments and the like, not how graphically advance it is, not about framerate or any of that.
breakpad  +   180d ago
except Shadow of the Colossus is a lame list ..have you ever played Monster Hunter ??? half of the success this game has is due to its environments ...because some games depict rich flora does nt mean that they are beautiful ...Halo Combat Evolved (only the original ..anniversary was crap) was also a beautiful game for it s time having in mind the the available technology...Sonic 2 and many more from other console eras also
Illusive_Man  +   178d ago
Halo 4 has some truly breathtaking scenes.

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