Sunsets in Computer- and Videogames create a great mood. But which games offer the best sunsets? Is it Far Cry 2? Is it Crysis? Here are some nice examples for the best looking sunsets in gaming history.
The sunset looks pretty awesome on the Horizon when playing Red Dead Redemption
I lol'd a bit when i got to #11.
Beauty must truly be in the eye in the beholder for that one. That looked awful to me.
Good list of obvious choices, but I'd vote Dark Cloud 2 in there.
YES! I clicked on this article JUST to mention Dark Cloud 2. By far one of the most beautiful games I've ever played.
uncharted...sub... 'nuff said
Isn't that Crysis screenshot actually a sunrise? Looks like the beach from the first level.
I always enjoyed the sunsets in Far Cry 2, the whole atmosphere would change, everything covered in those beautiful oranges hues. Also they lasted a decent amount of time, no over in an instant.
Good to see Oblivion in there, but would have added Fallout 3 onto that list as well.
My personal favourite.
Still pretty awesome sunrise though.
Far Cry 2 has my vote.
Alan wake ofcourse. http://i43.tinypic.com/24pf... http://i40.tinypic.com/2wm2...
Alan Wake certainly looks a hell of a lot better than World of Warcraft. I can't believe they included that one.
I actually liked Alan Wake's environmental lighting effects far better than the light coming from the flashlight or checkpoints. The checkpoint lighting was overly harsh and almost blinding and opaque at times. Fortunately nothing bothers you when you're in that blinding light. I guess I just prefer the minimalist, sublte approach so I'm less aware that there is a special effect popping out in front of me. maybe they did it that way for stylistic purposes? It still looks really good of course.
The game that really surprised me with lighting effects recently was Red Dead Redemption. Mexico during the daytime in particular looks incredible thanks to the awesome lighting. I really wasn't expecting that aspect of the game to look so incredibly good. I really hope there is a PC version eventually, although they better optimize it much better than GTA IV if they expect me to buy it. That was ridiculous. If I can play Crysis with decent settings, I should never have to worry about a damn GTA game running properly.
I wish this gave some credit to nice sunRISES. The sunrise in Metal Gear Solid 4 in Act II remains one of my favorites sights to behold this generation. I was so stunned the first time I saw that. It gradually got brighter as you crept through the camps and waded through battling factions.
N4G is getting crazy with the lists now. Top 10 Sunsets? Seriously? How about the Top 10 Power Buttons? Top 10 Console Package Designs? Top 10 Grass Effects?
Top 10 grass effects you say?
I'm gonna go with Far Cry 2, the way the vegetation would interact with the player and environment was amazing. Strong winds would blow the grass and trees, and certain plants were destructible which was interesting in a fire fight.
As for power buttons, the original playstation, you can't go wrong with a giant round button.
Grass effects? That goes to Flower PSN phenomenon. And to think of it...It should be up there for best sunset too... http://www.youtube.com/watc... ^^^FAST FORWARD TO 30 SECONDS
Red Dead Redemption is easily the winner of all time. The weather and lighting effects in that game are breathtaking. You wouldn't expect anything less from Rockstar. They have yet to disappoint.
warhawk should not be left of the list.
This is the best sunset in any game I've Experienced http://www.youtube.com/watc...
crysis...... and far cry 2 on a high end pc dx 10 maybe...
everything else looks like do-do
(loving the GAMEPLAY right now though....just got to drive the first vehicle after saving barry's as$....absolutly excllent storytelling....but man that low-res trash hurts the IQ on a 50" Plasma)
I mean lets be serious....no games come close to Crysis in graphics
Now watch me get trashed for this....but 70% of my modern PC games look better than all console games....WOrld at War...the level where your crawling thru the dead people and meet the sniper with his hand blown off.....on PC....it DESTROYS UNCHARTED 2.....it looks so crisp and tasty and not a single jagged line....I played it on a co-workers 360....it looked like a wii game after playing it on PC.
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