IGN:The Greatest Graphics of All Time Pt 3

Welcome to the final instalment of IGN's Greatest Graphics of All-Time set of features. We've covered PlayStation, Saturn and N64 in part one, and Dreamcast, PS2, Xbox and GameCube in part two, so now it's time to hit the current consoles – the Xbox 360, Wii and PlayStation 3.

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Lfmesquite3533d ago

Killzone 2 was a better graphical jump than Uncharted.

I would give graphics to Killzone 2
Tenchnical to Metal Gear Solid 4
and Creative to Little Big Planet

So IGN pretty much failed in my view.

ZuperAmazingCooKie3533d ago (Edited 3533d ago )

I think it's funny that the 360 has only games with multiplatform engines as showcases of its power, lol. All of PS3 games showcasing its power have engines tailored specifically for each game. 360 has two unreal engine games and another multiplatform game which looks identical on Ps3 save for a few minor framerate issues.

As for the Wii, I completely agree with the list. Perhaps the conduit will replace Metroid Prime. However, the Wii has no muscle, it shouldn't have figured.

LBP should have gotten a honorable mention as it is both technically excellent AND it serves a creative vision. It would have been an insult not to mention MGS4 or Killzone 2. However, uncharted was definitely the game that set the PS3 appart from the pack. LBP definitely deserved a mention in MGS4 and KZ2 categories though.

The list is early anyway. GT5, Heavy Rain, Uncharted 2, God of War 3 will wipe that list clean. Who knows, perhaps the 360 will finally get a game with an engine specifically made for it. Alan Wake perhaps? Splinter Cell conviction? Halo ODST? I doubt it but there's hope anyway.

Danja3533d ago (Edited 3533d ago )

No I can't agree with KZ2 ..

Uncharted literally smashed all the best looking 360 games to pieces , and still to this day looks better than 90% of all games being released that's a feet not alot of games can accomplish being that it's almost 2 years old.

KZ2 looks great but Uncharted wowed alot more ppl back in the day..

KZ2 is more of a technical achievement.

but I agree with LBP should have won most creative by far or atleast shared the title with MGS4..

and funny the worst looking PS3 is actually that Horrible Gundamn Launch game....not Sonic..IGN ur wrong on this one.

PS360PCROCKS3533d ago

"lfmes" do you read what they wrote "Biggest Graphical Jump" Killzone 2 is not a huge graphical jump over games like Uncharted. What they're saying is Gears Of War solidified xbox 360 and Uncharted solidified PS3, which I 100% agree with.

El_Colombiano3533d ago

Uncharted "solidified" me. Haha I had to!

lowcarb3533d ago

I do agree MS needs to show more games built on different engines but honestly most of the games look really good. IT should concern gamers when a weaker console is displaying better multiplatform games then the more powerful one. The thing that gets me is that if multiplats normally look better on 360 then who's to say that every PS3 exclusive wouldn't if tailored for the system look better on 360. Really my point is that we can argue whats more powerful or looks better all day, but at the end there's really no huge difference between either one.

squidyj3533d ago

Actually I'd give technical excellence to LBP. True that many of it's graphical virtues of secondary lighting and whatnot are only possible due to it's 'small world' 2.5d platform nature, that doesn't mean it's not presenting a level of detail and technology we haven't seen before or since.

jammy_703533d ago

the ps3 has better looking games than 360

yer gears was amazing but where it gone from there?

ZuperAmazingCooKie3532d ago

"IT should concern gamers when a weaker console is displaying better multiplatform games then the more powerful one. The thing that gets me is that if multiplats normally look better on 360 then who's to say that every PS3 exclusive wouldn't if tailored for the system look better on 360. "

Not all games look better on 360. Tomb Raider, Burnout, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden Sigma > NG2 (same engine higher resolution), are a few examples of games running better on PS3. Besides, do you honestly believe The Orange Box is a graphics powerhouse? Give me a f***ing break.

The reason multiplatform games run better on 360 is because developers are making those games with a PC in mind, unified RAM and unified shaders. None of those games truly take advantage of PS3. Perhaps they do take advantage of 360 since there's nothing better than Gears 2 on 360 anyway, because if there is it's also on PS3, and aren't technical showcases when compared to PS3 exclusives.

IrishAssa3532d ago

Yea Gears wasunbelievable when it came out, kz2 raises the bar on games graphics, so did gears and so did uncharted, so will GT5

prunchess3532d ago


That deserves a mention for the ZONE mode in the game.

iHEARTboobs3532d ago

I love being able to play my own music in this game. And people always trip out when they see me playing Zone Mode. Great stuff..

Cynical-Gamerzus3532d ago

No other game can claim this status NONE,Not even those aweful static sh!t tennis games from Sega!!!
Or Wipeout HD (sorry looks so pale and last gen..(but 1080p)

But this is the only NExt Gen game that can Claim true 1080p!!!

hands Down GT5!!!prologue


IF KZ2 MS2 CAN DO IT ONLINE(with custom in-game music) THEN SO CAN THEY!!!

Marquis_de_Sade3532d ago

Uncharted and Gears of War both deserve the accolades on their respective systems. At their time of launch, and today still in the case of Uncharted, they blew me away.

phosphor1123532d ago

That must have been an older video. The beeping sound is different now and has an awesome explosion when you lose lol...Man that game's trophies are hard..

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dagreatest413533d ago

I'd have to agree with the list. Except I'd probably pick Prince of Persia over Bioshock for "serving a creative vision"

theEnemy3533d ago

Bioshock's visuals was one of the best I've seen, and it came out almost a year than PoP.

PoP was very artistic, but Bioshock still trump it overall.

Aclay3533d ago

Yep, I pretty much with Uncharted being the most memorable graphical jump because it definantly was to me.

The only changes I would make is that for "Serving a Creative Vision", I'd probably put LittleBigPlanet in the place of MGS4.

And I'd say that it's a close tie between Metal Gear Solid 4 and Killzone 2 for Technical Excellence, but I think the edge would have to go to KZ2, but just slightly. But, I can understand if IGN left out LBP because it's almost just impossible to ignore the awesomeness of MGS4.

Zeus Lee3533d ago

Just give it to Killzone 2 and call it a day :)

dexterwang3533d ago

Interestingly, all 3 360 games can be found on the PC, while 2 can also be found on the Ps3... I guess you don't really need a 360 to enjoy amazing graphics ;)

ZuperAmazingCooKie3533d ago

You might eventually, as it runs on a multiplatform engine (UE3) and it is owned by Epic, not Microsoft. After NG2, I wouldn't find betting on finding Gears of War on the PS3 eventually as farfetched as I would have found it last month.

Then again, PS3 needs a price drop.

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