NowGamer: Which games had the best graphics in 2010? That's the question we're going to answer right here, right now...
imo there should be alan wake instead of kane and lynch, otherwise i would agree with nominees, not with the final order list
Alan Wake – just for the opening when you're on the ferry. Gorgeous.
Alan Wake looked pretty weak during the daytime sections. They exposed a lot of its graphical shortcomings. At night however, Alan Wake often looked the business. The game that is. Not the man.
Kane and Lynch definitely should NOOOOOT be on the list, but I wouldn't replace it with Alan Wake.
08 MGS4 09 U2 10 GOW3 edit 11 U3
The game that automatically pops into my mind in terms of graphical splendor in 2010 is God of War 3. It's such an amazing-looking game. I also agree that Alan Wake deserves a spot on the list. It was the best looking game I played on my 360 this year.
Why does Super Meat Boy [Xbox 360] have a picture of God of War III? Why is Red Dead Redemption's picture in Final Fantasy XIII? Why is Enslaved's picture in Limbo?
Holyorangecows, your opinion became suspect when you said AW shouldn't replace Kane and Lynch. Probably any game could replace Kane and Lynch in graphics, lol. Makes me wonder if you played either one. Edit: And Mero 2033 should be on this list, replacing something.
I agree with the general feeling here, regardless of the phantom disagrees. AW had some incredible graphics and set pieces... http://www.youtube.com/watc... I also thought Metro 2033 had some great moments...yep, it looked that good and was great for a good scare... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Splinter Cell Conviction also looked great for what it was...the best take downs...Krav Maga never looked so good...all footage from free demo... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Slo-mo take downs...look at the incredible detailed take downs...the best anywhere!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Halo Reach look incredible as well...seems like yesterday...wait a minute, it was...lol. Just look at how big this section is, all the AI in the air and on the ground...remember, this is 4 player co-op...Bungie really outdid themselves... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Black-ops on line ( on 360 anyway ) really looked great and plays great as well...almost 14 million views for this sneak peak...WoW!!! http://www.youtube.com/watc... Since I'm a huge fan of Gears...I have to include the multi-player sneak peak of Gears 3... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@I_find_it_funny They including 1010 games and MGS4 & U2 are 09'
i dot get it this article is weird its like gow section "If you ever wondered if the PS3 would ever better the sumptuous visuals of Uncharted 2, then five minutes into God Of War III' would have answered that question with a resounding 'yes'" uncharted 2 voted best graphics on consoles then you go ahead and put red dead redemption final fantasy 13 and mass effect ahead of it
^^ a 'journalist' contradicting himself on a top 10 list?...get used to it dude... I totally agree though...God of War III will easily walk away with the visual title for 2010 overall...there is no real debate with that...When you take in overall fidelity and polish, its unmatched...just as uncharted 2 was last year... I agree though that AW should be on the list...all the sub HD stuff aside, the game still had great lighting and excellent art direction...its not a top contender or anything, but easily surpassed some other titles on the list... and i'm sorry, but ME2 as number 1? no...its easily the best looking UE3 game...but thats it...the same lame bloom and lighting artifacts that have plagued every UE3 game are still present...and while the engine has come a long way, its dated sprite-like effects are noticeable...its definitely a goty nominee, and deserves a spot on this list...but not above some other titles visually...the fact that the writer shoots his own foot in the descriptions easily illustrates that...
1. God of War 2. GT5 3. Heavy Rain 4. Mass Effect 2 5. RDR I'm going to stop there.
@coffin87 It says for 2010. Uncharted 2 was 09. @ TheBossMan I prefer your list over the author's
Mass Effect 2 best graphics? LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLLOOLOO LOLLLOLL
I'd say it is if you played it on PC. Puts God of War to shame.
Even on the 360 it is a pretty nice looking game. Only the aliasing held it back a little bit.
thanks for the laugh poopoojames
On PC, it looks really good.
I am tired of PC guys saying Mass Effect 2 was SO much better on PC. No it wasn't, go Google Digital Foundry's analysis between PC and Xbox 360, they found that they are remarkably similar.
You go "LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL...&quo t; on this? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
@JCDenton Mass effect 2 character looks awesome, but the environment texture are not that good and it has Terrible texture LOD scaling i played it on PC.
InTheKnow, I get a feeling you love shooters and love the xbox 360
InTheKnow is the resurrected cez_of_rage. I firmly believe that he is a PR guy for Microsoft. Each of his posts are in the same "Look at our awesome offerings" format with all of the same points being made. It's kinda boring now.
(to article) AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHHAHAAHHAHA HAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH.. . ok i'm done
Yup, why the crap is RDR on that list and lynch?
WTF???Why is RDR on the list?You are joking right?I mean,GOW III deserves top spot but right behind it there should be RDR,its marvel.
RDR looks horrible. Sure the lighting looks great but everything else looks bad.
RDR on the 360 did look great. I didnt play the PS3 version so I don't know how that looked, but the 360 version definitely had some impressive visuals.
If you ware saying RDR looks bad, you need some HDMI cables and a hiDef Tv,
it look pretty much the same on both platform, but xbox player don't have the same standard.. what is beautifull for them, it's meh for uncharted, killzone, etc player, logic.
Awful list. Kane and Lynch 2? Seriously? Terrible writing, terrible layout, terrible list. Par for the course, Now Gamer. Try and see if you can come up with a list that's not absolute crap by the end of the year, eh? I'll be waiting but not holding my breath.
What's Urmomlol's list, then?
Certainly not Kane and Lynch 2 and RDR. Now Gamer, you guys continue to prove you're an absolute joke of a gaming web site who are incapable of doing something as simple as finding the games with best graphics. I've seen small, no name blogs do a better job than you clowns.
It's their opinion! Jesus people. I thought Alan Wake was breath taking in visuals. I can agree with all of them except for Kane and Lynch I really think Alan Wake deserves a spot. But Im not gonna say they are clowns because they think differently. That's just outright Childish. RDR was a beautiful game. At least what I played.
2 bubble troll on N4G calls out Nowgamer... *giggle*
Still waiting for your ten, Urmomlol. It's easy to troll without having the courage of your convictions. Let's have your list and then we'll see what other N4Gers think of your opinion. Red Dead is a gorgeous-looking game (especially on 360) in terms of size, detail and atmosphere and Kane & Lynch 2's visuals are something new and interesting in a next gen world of brown and grey graphics. It's a terrible game, mind.
Lol, that is terrible. They don't even have 2010's best looking game in the list...
god of war 3 is on there :s
Metro 2033 on PC with DX11.
But GOW3 was not the best looking game of the year.
That's where you're wrong, my friend :) Think I can safely say it topped this (link) http://www.couchathletics.c...
Lol @ console gamers thinking GOW3 tops Metro 2033.
Lol, you think the screenshot you posted looks worse than this? http://www.sonyinsider.com/... My, my, you console people are a weird bunch.
that's not the final build herp derp. My, my, you PC fanboy nerds sure are a weird bunch http://images.eurogamer.net... http://images.eurogamer.net... http://images.eurogamer.net... (Btw I've played Metro 2033 maxed out, just so you know. I'm not being a fanboy about it though :D)
Metro 2033 was the best looking game this year, PC version not 360.
everyone who disagreed with u...has never played it LMAO it REALLY is man, i bought a 5870 just for that game and it was wrth it...runs like ass tho lol
Yeah you're right. I kind of forgot Metro 2033. It looked great on the 360 and from what I have seen the PC version looked much better still.
Metro 2033 on PC is the obvious #1, although it's quite a demanding game. DX11 is a frame raper. God of War III would definitely be in the top spot of the console games. I'll nominate Mass Effect 2 as the best optmized PC games. It should look pretty good even if your PC isn't so great, which makes me wonder about the caliber of the author's PC...
Metro 2033 on PC was damn good.
wow what a bad list GOW is only 5th? red dead is top 5?! can't argue with mass effect 2 though
You could argue with Mass Effect 2 on top if you played Gran Turismo 5 and Heavy Rain.
no mass effect 2 on PC looks the best this year..IMO and i own heavy rain and GT5
GT5?? The cars do look amazing. But most of the game is ugly. GT5 is one of the best games ive seen and ugliest at the same time.
@ never_waste_a_bullet If you're talking about ME2 on PC, then Metro 2033 should win YOUR Best Graphic of the Year Award.
ME2 has some good looking character models, but the environment is bland and pretty basic looking - and that's on PC, so I imagine it looks worse on 360. If you've seen Metro 2033 on PC at decent settings, I'm sure you would agree it looks better despite all of the criticism it received.
Seriously, there are loads of other great looking titles that could take the place of kane and lynch 2.
but some scenes contained gasp-inducing graphical prowess. Moments like running around outside that abandoned electrical station looked astonishing. Walking around in the mansion during that party. And of course, all the ARI environments. Bugger - I forgot the nightclub scene. All those people!
The order is retarded.
LOL! What a BAD order! RDR @ 2? WTF!?
Now I know why I hate most of my fellow gamers. They bitch and moan, and bitch even more when someone has a viewpoint that doesn't fit there own. They will even go as far as to claim an entire website is shit because it doesn't agree with their narrow viewpoints. Take the list as an opinion piece and move on. God Damn...
This list is garbage. If you take one look at GOW, you can't argue it is the best looking game ever made. I'm sure Mass Effect looks great on a top of the line video card, but definitely not comparable to the Xbox version. And yeah, Red Dead looks great, but IMO there's some texture issues. GOW runs at 60 FPS and is just jaw dropping. Fail article.
The list was SOMEWHAT okay...dont really agree with Kane and Lynch although it is "unique"...but for me, the games that were at the top of the pack technically and visually ( That I Own): Metro 2033: ON PC maxed is the best looking game ive EVER seen. yes EVER. This game single-handedly made me look at every other game and go " Meh...ive seen better" Ran at like 20fps tho on my comp maxed lmao. On a technical level it replaces Crysis as the mot demanding pc game ever Red Dead: The effort that Rockstar mustve put in to make this beautiful game WORK must be commended...nothing else i can say, if u have it/played it u know what i mean GoW3: EVerything. The game that almost broke my ps3 lmaoo that fan was working harder than anything ive ever heard. Too beautiful. Mass Effect 2: Same. Very beautiful, looks movie like at times. Honesly I had a hard time believeing this was UE3 running this game. Halo Reach: Beautiful game that made me apreciate the little things. Bungie managed to make it LOOK better than halo 3, RUN better than halo 3, and have more things going on. Great year overall to be a gamer, but honestly N4G needs to change...you cant even write a comment without seeing a fanboy war taking off...just BUY BOTH CONSOLES. Heres a secret: if u only own a ps3 and go buy a 360, i HIGHLY doubt Sony will call you crying about how they caught you cheating, and ban u from the playstation clan. MS/SONY dont care. They got your money. Just. Buy. Both.
I have both, what do I win?
The ability to play great games from both systems. UC3, Gears 3, Resistance 3, The Last Guardian...all amazing games that YOU CAN PLAY!! At the end of the day, YOU win jammy dude...you win. ...But in reality Sony and MS win cuz they get our money lmaooo
IS NOT NUMBER 1?! WTF did they play the game? Its the best looking game on a console. Need to refresh your memory?
Again, Metro 2033 on PC at max settings shits on everything that has come out before it.
KAVETI6616 this is a console site. 3/4 of the posters here never played it on a PC, let alone a high end one.