Videogameszone has chosen it's five graphical most impressive video games of 2009. Are you surprised about number one?
no killzone 2 but there is cod?this must be a big joke. conclusion:avoid videogameszone for good.
mabey they didnt want the fanboys to cry about it being unfair that 2 of the top 5 best looking games of 09 were ps3 exclusives but anyway i agree with uncharted 2 the game looks phenomenal especily the chapter on train it looks like an action movie, kinda reminds me of that John Woo movie "Broken Arrow"
To have Forza 3 and Modern Warfare 2 on there and not Killzone 2 is complete failure. Sorry, but to ignore KZ2 is simply stupid.
and to compile a list of multiplats just to appear neutral and not upset fanboys is truly a fail. 'fearful & untruthful' sites like this cant do this for much longer as the gulf in graphical splendor is only going to widen what with gow,last guardian and heavy rain
It's truly a sad state of gaming we have now, if journalists offers the "Compromised Fact", to soothe every ruffled feathers out there, and keep the illusion of peace, in the expense of simple honesty. I'd rather have the unvarnished truth, layed before me in all its painful glory, rather than the pitiful delusions designed to placate everybody. For them to not include Killzone 2, makes a mockery of their integrity as well as their credibility.
I never argue with a 7ft immortal. You're dead right Lo Pan. No one ever tried to be neutral so PS3 fans wouldnt get upset. In fact they took every little fault they could find and exageratted them. If you say something bad about XB, big bad Billmight buy your house and kick you out.
The media is still upset about receiving a black eye for bashing Killzone 2 for years based upon a target render. The end result was the media was served a huge plate of crow for their words against the game since upon release it was lauded the most graphically impressive game that made strides in game play and story. Now it is their time to toss a few punches and to be honest, all their efforts are simply showing their bias still exists and makes them look absolutely stupid.
Obviously the industry seems to have forgotten Killzone 2 exists. I guess that's the perils of releasing in Q1. Nobody remembers you at the end of the year. It's unfortunate. Killzone 2 definitely deserved a nod in the top 5 best graphics.
the media bashed kz2 target footage yet were embarrassed when the game actually surpassed the footage in some areas, we see NO ingame footage of halo reach just a trailer and the media are salivating like a homeless man at an 'all you can eat buffet' when will this ridiculousness end?
It doesn't matter if some people think it's unfair. If it's a list of all the best games rated by their graphics then that's what it should be. By trying to make it "fair" it's actually not fair since it's going against what the title implies and it's not fair on the games that deserve to be in the list.
MW2, HAHAHAHAHA... good joke
Modern Warfare 2 is not graphically impressive, the only people who say this are those that haven't played Killzone 2. I mean even the Battlefield Bad Company 2 Beta looks better than MW2 (Seriously!). The only reason MW2 get's recognition is gameplay, but graphically it is very similar to MW1.
No to have KZ2 in that list slightly second to UC2 is beyond ridiculous, and renders that list and the website to HUGE FAIL status. I didnt know the hatred against a game could go this far. Visuals is not a matter of opinion.
MW2? the 600p game which looks not too distantly better than CoD4? that one? Batman AA? come on, I know it's one of the best game this year but graphically top 5? KZ2 graphics is regarded as among the best that have been seen on console and still is, yet it's not there on top 5? yeah, that makes sense! /s if you just wanna play safe and make it 'looks' fair, better off not make any list at all!
I think alot of gamesites regret rating KZ2 as high as they did, this is why it is being treated like its forgotten. Many sites over rated the FPS with poor controls and cheating graphics only to have MW2 come out later and top it in every way. They want us to forget the little slip in integrity they had when they overrated KZ2 for hits and to satisfy over aggressive PS3 fanboys.
Uncharted 2 and Killzone 2 are the 2 most graphically impressive games for 2009 in whichever order you prefer. Don't give them the time of day by viewing their site, and let their ignorance be their own downfall.
...this list is disgusting. I wonder what the criteria of choosing the games were and if ignoring the entire year, only including games released in the fall, was a requirement of it's composition.
Modern Warfare 2 seriously looks like a Wii game. :/
...but I do get the point you're trying to make.
"I think alot of gamesites regret rating KZ2 as high as they did, this is why it is being treated like its forgotten. Many sites over rated the FPS with poor controls and cheating graphics only to have MW2 come out later and top it in every way. They want us to forget the little slip in integrity they had when they overrated KZ2 for hits and to satisfy over aggressive PS3 fanboys. " Cheating graphics? Really? Sorry, but this guys quote = the stupidest thing said today. Get your failsauce ready 'cause your plate of idiocy is ready for delivery.
Here's the bottom line. Graphics-wise no other console game can touch UC2 and Killzone 2. If you still can't see it, it's time to upgrade that SDTV.
Any list with Killzone 2 is not legitimate. 1. Uncharted 2 1a. Killzone 2 3. MLB 09 the Show 4. Resident Evil 5 5. Fight Night Round 4
1-uncharted 2 among thieves,the game is on another new level,the art style,the detailes,the character models,the colors,the lightning,the animations,the depth of field,details details,it's the most beautiful game my eyes have ever seen and framerates stays constant at 30fps 2-killzone 2,it feels like a high end pc graphics,things look out of this world,enemy models are the best ever,the red lights on them are scary,awesome explosions and fuking great volumetric smoke effects,huge detailed environments,framerates suffers sometimes 3-call of duty:modern warfare 2,if you simply go through the campaign,gfx are awesome,animations are awesome,environments are huge,lots of things on screen,great lightning,shadows,particle effects,smoke effects also it's more varied and colorful than cod 4 and it runs at blazing 60 fps,this an achievement for a multiplatform game in my book,xbox 360 looks a bit better,better colors,lightning\bloom effect and maintains a bit framerate in hated battles 4-resident evil 5,one of the best looking games of 2009 without a doubt,the art style is amazing,characters look awesome,textures\detailes are amazing,detailes that gonna make your head explode,also great variety and colors,bloody sick looking game,rock solid game,xbox 360 is the version to get,played ps3 version and tbh,it has worse textures and framerate,believe me,no fanboyism at all 5-assassin's creed 2,played little of it,the environments are pretty damn awesome 6-forza 3,great car details and great environments also runs at 60 fps,the game is peaceful and colorful just beautiful
Also inFamous looks a bit better than AC2
1 - Graphics 2 - Best of 2009 3 - Best FPS of 2009 If the above words are in one sentence and there is no mentioning of Killzone 2, that article is an epic fail regardless the author.
@ marinelife9 Thats good list. Can't really argue with that.
Strikepackagebravo There you go again with you off topic hating. can you ever stay on topic? Say what you will about Killzone 2. Bad story, bad controls, blah blah blah, but you can NEVER bash it for graphics. Seriously it is NEXT gen compare to all other games out on consoles (IMO uncharted 2 included tech wise) and beats most PC games. Just be real for ONCE.
for mw2 here in N4G fanboys,I understand you fanboys 90% here are sony fanboys it's easy and understandable why "STOP PS3 SUPPORT" claims by activision is the reason you guys need some treatment emotional force is stronger than reality eh?
a dutch site forgot killzone 2? THIS IS OUTRAGE
lol,MW2 its not even worth to mention
What everyone else said.
what a stupid fanboy article xD imean seriously AC2 , now dont get me wrong the Game is Amazing but were talkin graphics ill agree with forza ,batman and Uncharted 2 , but u can shove MW2 , and AC2 up ur A** ''Graphically'' and to actually ignore kill zone 2 lol xD im done here
LMAO. Forza graphics are sh1t.
1. Uncharted 2 2. killzone 2 3. ratchet and clank a crack in time 4. Forza 3 5. Batman AA
U2.........No doubt Batman.....Pass... good graphics Forza 3......Pass.... good graphics (not GT5 graphics awesomeness, but good) AC....for a sandboxgame.........Pass... good graphics CoD MW2.............haha looks like someone needs glasses. (here is where most of the fail is) I think that RE5, R&C and Killzone 2 should have been there.
Hahahahahahahaha...HAHAHA! That was an awful list! Killzone 2 looks better than every game on that list except for Uncharted 2 and both Need for Speed Shift and Dirt 2 looks better than Forza 3! Yeah Nathan Drake2, this really must be a big joke.
Forza 3? whats that doing on the list. its not even graphically impressive.
"-but...but...the damagez and roll-overz are teh coolezt"
I don't think it looks much better than GT4, to be honest. I mean, it is a really good game, but it felt A LOT like I was playing GT4 again. Except, you know, with rollover and no track exploits.
uncharted 2 theres and batman but no killzone 2 and no infamous . forza modernwarefare dont belong there
I'd have Forza3 in there before Infamous, GTA5 still looks better than Infamous. Including MW2 is a joke though, it's one of the worst looking games of the year. Like everyone has said, where's kz2? Pretty retarded decision by the site.
GTA5...where? I agree with you about MW1.4.9 aka MW2 lol
I meant Infamous didn't surpass GTA5 in graphics therefore understandably infamous would have a hard time making an '09 best graphics list. I was just using GTA5 as an openworld example. Forza3 looks pretty good I have no problems with it being there. MW1.4.9 lol, crazy indeed.
so...just got back from the future there ha?
lol my bad. So many articles on GT5 lately.
....i mean tearing, pop ins, all the enemies LOOKED THE EXACT SAME.....inFamous was not one of the best GFX of the year.
No Killzone...,but COD...omg...author is a complete buffoon... the game review and general game journalism has struck a new low this year...we have seen inflated scores and scores dont compare as the games do...
and most people even put it as a contender for GoTY LOL! MW2 won best shooter 2009 from some places over KZ2! I think most of them live in the world where KZ2 doesn't exist! now it's in top 5 graphic? bad joke there people, bad joke! the only award MW2 can win this year is the sales record award - nothing else!
That list looks like written by a 360 fanboy until someone said "pst, can't ignore UC2. We know, its not on your console, but you just can't ignore _that_."
I think Guido (1.6) has nailed it. KZ2 is an embarrassment for the MS-fed side of the media How many of us remember how it was before KZ2? “PS3 has inadequate RAM”, “Cell is useless for gaming”, “Blu-ray will make loading slow” etc etc. Then, when KZ2 came out with that in-game trailer, and it turned out that it stomps on Gears and make 640p Halo3 look like a PS2 game, “graphics don’t matter – its so generic” Then it turns out its got a brilliantly implemented cover system, awesome multiplayer, and a well-executed feel of “weight”. Ironically, the gamers used to generic spray-and-pray shooters like 640p Halo and CoD were the ones who found it difficult to adjust. Then: “AI is awful” based on a couple of videos Too bad, because it turned out that KZ2 has by far the best AI in any game so far So, now there are a bunch of MS fanboys who simply don’t want to hear about this game any more
See Halo 3, Flopza Motorputt 3, Too Human (yuck!) and Mass Effect for ashy examples... lol
I could name a lot of games better looking then the amazing 600p sub HD MW2. I love MW2 MP - I'm on every night but that game is not one of the top 5 from a year that had so many great games. Resident Evil 5 and Killzone 2 are both head and shoulders above MW2 graphically.
it isn't a "graphics of 2009" without KZ2, undeniable fact.
I know I know, but... Again... WHERE IS KILLZONE 2???? In fact, I think it's technically better looking than U2 (Volumetric smoke, RAY-TRACING (KZ2 is the only game to have EVER used that technique) anyone?) and it's not even on the list! And ACII isn't exactly pretty... Horrible frame rate, screen tearing, distinctive object- and shadow-popping and the worst part: Sims 2-quality faces!!! I'm actually angry because of this.
For Assassin's creed 2 you should buy the 360 version: screen tearing is nearly unexisting + good framerate :)
Don't come up with that "should have had it on the 360". No point in that. That game certainly looks better then CoD6, but I agree with all he said above. The faces of the characters are simply bad. You see them in cut scene only, why I don't understand why did did not model them with high polycount and switch to that in close ups (no scenery is rendered at that time). Same for screen tear. Triple buffer would have helped. Draw distance and city layout in that game is nothing but impressive, but they screwed up in a couple of things (BTW: also includes the context sensitive controls. Why can't I run without pressing a button ? And if you want to know how to jump of a ledge and do it right play UC2 - that simply works, not like hanging of a roof despite the fact I pressed "jump". /rant (OT, I know)).
Very good choice ... even if people forget too fast early games like killzone 2 and resident evil 5 (these 2 could also be in the list in my opinion)
amongst game journalists is that MW2 topped KZ2 in every way, including graphics. When you read the MW2 reviews they say things like best shooter of 2009 alot. In other words they are saying without actually saying, MW2 is better than KZ2. They just are afraid to come out and say it because PS3 fans would go apesh%t.
"amongst game journalists is that MW2 topped KZ2 in every way, including graphics" What you on crack ahole? I can still understand you arguing in terms of gameplay cause I can tag you as a fanboy or a noob who can't work around anything besides COD, but saying COD surpassed KZ2 in GRAPHICS LMFAO. Let me guess, you still game on a SDTV in your mammas basement don't you noob? Cause even a color blind person would say KZ2 PWNS MW2 in graphics, not only does it PWN it, but it virtually rips it apart... Comparing a Sub-HD turd (Halo as well) to the most magnificent looking game lolz. Even reputed sites like IGN gave KZ2 the Best Shooter..... Ya the media hype will go with MW2, but even a fool can spot the game is empty on content... 5 hours single player, Glitch ridden multi-player, using controversial incidents.... I feel sorry for you missing out on the best FPS this year... And it isn't MW2 my friend.
@4.1- Hey don't hate on SDTV. Not all of us are filthy rich. And yes, Killzone 2 has the best graphics this year. Surpassing even Uncharted 2, in my opinion. Modern Warfare 2 is good, but it doesn't touch KZ2 or UC2.
Uncharted 2?! What?! Uncharted 2 has TERRIBLE GRAPHICS. Hahahaha J/k j/k of course it wins
1. Uncharted 2 2. Killzone 2 Nothing else comes close.
I don't think KillZone 2 did much for the genre but sure it has graphics. So it might be number 6 or 7, MW2 still looks better. I'm glad to see Forza 3 in there too, the game has incredible graphics.
Killzone 2 looks awesome and should've been mentioned. However, AC2, MW2 and Batman all look better imo. They do more graphically and mix it up much more so than what's in KZ2, a game I own and love. To say that MW2 looks like trash is delusional at best, and this is coming from someone who prefers KZ2 over MW2 in almost every way possible. If anything, this article only stems to show the rampant fanboy hysteria from PS3 only owners and jaded fanboys...not gamers. You always bubble each other up and agree out the backside when it's deemed a positive PS3 statement versus dealing with the truth. You PS3 tools make me hate the internet for giving a voice to such clowns. Play games not systems and give props where they are do. The REAL truth is most games this generation look great. All three systems have the ability to make gorgeous looking games so who cares ultimately, which one "looks" the best? When it was PS2 vs. XBOX, you were all "it's not about the graphics". Now it is about the graphics as it serves to justify your purchase. The PS3 with Uncharted 2, had the best looking game thus far on the consoles. KZ2 looks amazing but is outclassed by AC2 and Batman. You can say what you want, cry and moan all you want, that's what fanboys do. However, at the end of the day, we as GAMERS get to enjoy amazing visuals that above all else, should compliment excellent gameplay and story telling, not decide a purchase based on it's looks. The old saying never judge a book by it's cover comes too mind as well. It may look great, but it may not be great. I'd take Super Mario World over most of the games on that list simply because it's a great game, a true testament to gaming. Fanboys suck, especially you PS3 jackasses.
way book of retard. Seriously, you sound like some butt-hurt jackass.
Was that supposed to be an insult? Or perhaps it was meant to be humorous. Regardless, I don't have time to baby sit right now. If you don't like my comments than fine, your entitled to your opinion. However, you going from post to post that I participate in only makes the ass of you good sir, not me. I don't have the ability to post that much becuase I'm new and so people like you will take advantage of that with your little pot shots here and there instead of saying anything of substance. Instead, we are graced with comments such as the one you posted above. Your so cool. I don't need to be a fanboy, I have all three and I game on all three. It's funny actually, you seem rather "butt-hurt" yourself, especially considering that your making an effort to try and convince others of your point of views by trolling my comments. You'll make a great lawyer in the future as they tend to say anything they can to win. Great career choice, good luck with that.
I am rather happy about the choices I made with my life. Thank you. You'll make a great religous charleton since that's you are. Might as well get paid for it. Yes, I guess having all three makes anyone seem superior to all and justify bashing because they can show their user name or take a picture of their rig. But go ahead, proclaim how much of a gamer you are, when you're really not. I'll expect to see on television sunday morning. Great career path. oh, you're still a fanboy regardless what you own. You're just condescending.