Gears 3 vs Uncharted 3 beta graphics comparison: Which game looks better?

Both are exclusives, both have been played in a beta form, both are third person action games and both are amazing looking games. Why not to compare them, at least visually?

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Hellsvacancy2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Im not into Uncharted but ive been enjoyin the beta

Shanks2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

The image quality in Uncharted 3 is simply amazing. Grears of War 3 looks great as well but the lack of AA is pretty obvious and sometimes distracting.

rjdofu2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Result from the article:
- Gears 3 vs Uncharted 3 Ground textures: Gears 3.
- Gears 3 vs Uncharted 3 texture work in general: Gears 3 has better textures work.
- Gears 3 vs Uncharted 3 lighting: Both games have great lighting effects.
- Gears 3 vs Uncharted 3 motion blur: Gears 3.

Conclusion: This article is just pure flamebait. Both games have amazing graphic in their own ways.

zootang2692d ago

Ones on a DVD the other is on a Blu Ray.

Inside_out2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

How about some video instead...

IMO...Gears just has a completely different look. The steam-punk inspired graphics just pop right off the screen. The smoke effects and lighting are the major upgrades over previous titles.

I think Uncharted loses a lot when going from the heavily scripted, cut scene heavy single player to the multi-player. The single player seem to have a higher level of least from what little I've seen from the single player.

Gears Of war 3 is just a different animal with crazy over the top animations, brutal take downs and of course fantastic weapons.

As for all the AA of war always has obviously not needed with the advancements that Epic has made to the Gears 3 Unreal 3 game engine. Maybe they are using some custom techniques to achieve those great effects.

...Gears 1 had AA...torque bow FTW!!!

Here's some ( 2008 ) Gears 2 footage with AA...the fire and smoke look great but Gears 3 still looks better...

In the end, Epic has used what they believe to work best...I

btw...hit the HD for best results.

extermin8or2692d ago

@rjdofu gears 3 looks good and everything but if you enlarge the pictures everything looks slightly blurry uncharted 3 wins on all counts hands down..... especially the lighting :/

gaffyh2692d ago

They both look good, but imo, they aren't really comparable.

firemassacre2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

gears 2 didn,t beat uncharted 2 in graphics .... how can gears 3 do it? uncharted 3 destroys gears graphically

rjdofu2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

@extermin8or: where in my comment stated which game wins which? Don't quote me on that.

It's hard to find a true answer to any question like this since it's a matter of preference & perspective. Gears and UC have completely different styles of graphic, and they're both weldone IMO.

inveni02692d ago

Does Gears 3 have split-screen or 3D?

Active Reload2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Gears has had split-screen since the first one. Are you trying to compare features? Lol. 3D? Raise your hand if you have a 3Dtv. I think UC3's graphics have been degraded to pull off the 3D mode...

jony_dols2692d ago

Yay!!!! Another pointless flaimbait article comparing two beta (a.k.a incomplete) versions of 2 completely different games (with only vaguely similar gameplay elements) that are being released on separate platforms.

Makes sense to compare them then, doesn't it?


ps3destroyer2692d ago

Conclusion every article that proves an Xbox 360 exclusive has better graphics from ps3 one it is considered flamebait.If the article featured Uncharted as the clear winner the flamebait tag would be missing wouldn't it?

DualConsoleOwner2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

There was a poll at LoT with thousands of votes.

Favoring heavily that Uncharted 3 beta looks better.

Have you even compared Uncharted 2 to Gears 3?? cause UC2 looks better easily.

Uncharted 2

Gears of War 3

No game here.

BTW, VGarabia is known for this sort of 360 bias shit. I remember they were ripping on KZ3 for no reason when it came out.

jony_dols2692d ago


If you had actually played an Uncharted game before, then you would appreciate the fact that Gears & Uncharted are totally different gameplay experiences.

It's like comparing Mirror's Edge to Metro 2033.
The two of them are great games in their own right, both games are played in the 1st Person perspective and allow the player to use guns.

That's where the similarities end. The two have completely different art styles, graphics, player movement & stories. Just like UC & Gears.

HeavenlySnipes2692d ago


Just like how Gears 3 looks better than the freaking beta. I don't understand how people jump to conclusions over an unoptimized beta.

Kushan2692d ago

These games don't need to be compared, they're very different games. Sure, they're both 3rd person cover shooters, but play entirely differently. Gears is set mainly in decaying cities, while uncharted is set mainly in Jungles. Why are they being compared? It's like comparing Mario Kart to Gran Turismo, only fanboys would care which is "better".

evilunklebud2692d ago

Both look great... and both will be day 1 for me. Can't wait.

inveni02692d ago

My question about split screen and 3D was legitimate. I don't own a 360, and the only Gears I played was the first one on PC. So I've no idea what features the multiplayer has.

MaxXAttaxX2692d ago

Even the unpolished old-built Beta of UC3 shows great lighting.

Or how about this:

Or better yet! Let's wait until the game has been finalized and released. I believe the SP will be incredible :)

SilentNegotiator2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

How convenient that they're moving in most of the pictures that they're comparing textures in the Uncharted ones, but they're standing perfectly still in the GeOW ones. How blurringly convenient.

Can't wait to see the campaign comparisons. Uncharted obviously made the most sacrifices for the multiplayer - Uncharted 2's SP looks a million times better than these pics. That's what they spend the most time on in developing GeOW.

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Mr_Lu_Kim2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

HAHAHA which outdated console game running on 6 year old tech looks better?

Hey people they both look like shit already, as shitty as the last 2 titles of both series and in the end they both suck to play online and after the fist play through of SP it's of to the bargain bin at EB games for both titles.

Grow the f up already /s

AAACE52691d ago

All AA does is smooth out edges! There was little to no jaggies that I spotted and I played the beta nearly every day! So I really don't see how it could be distracting. It's not like the game's graphics were so terrible that you couldn't see enemies in the distance clearly.

Boody-Bandit2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Uncharted 3 > Gears 3 graphically just like UC2 > Gears 2 and UC > Gears was / is.

No sense debating it.

ThanatosDMC2691d ago

The U3 beta looks horrible compared to the U2 online but then again it is a beta. They'll iron it out later.

Army_of_Darkness2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

I agree with you bro. uncharted 3 beta right now does look kinds crappy compared to UC2. I actually even think that gears3 beta looks better!!

these UC3 images are really ugly compared to the E3 demo! OMG! HUUUUGE difference!

Consoldtobots2691d ago

this is a joke right? Uncharted pops out of the screen at you while Gears look like a highly polished version of the same unreal engine they've been using for years. And from the look at the agree/disagree ratios it looks like xbox fb's are out to ram their deluded beliefs down everybodies throat.

tee_bag2422691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Seeing them move next to each other its quite clear than Uncharted is much more advanced in every respect. Iv own and have played through all the GOW and UC so far.

Gears looks great but its simply a tarted up tired Unreal engine like every other 360 game. UC is in a totally different realm of amazing. Its jaw dropping gorgeous seeing it running in the flesh.

If you've owned and played both games on a HD display this sort of comparison is a no brainer. I mean really!!! have you actually done that?!

extermin8or2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

@rjdofu well you did list each separate screen and say which one you thought was best from them I just didn't list stated which one i felt was best across them all although really you need it to be in motion to compare them at all games weren't designed to look good still :p but I do agree it is hard to compare different styles Resistance 3 vs gears 3 would be better as they both have similar tones and colour schemes from what i've seen of both although one is a fps and the other a tps

and @mr_lum_kim you tell us to grow up yet you come onto an article about console games when clearly you are a pc gamer (from what you've said in your comment it's pretty clear) and you post crap like that? you're the one that needs to grow up lol everyone already knows that the pc can produce better graphics than a console it'll also likely cost you a fair bit more too and back when uncharted 2 was released name me a pc game that was released that year that actually looked better? I mean crysis was what 2 years old and that's the only thing i can think of that beat it at that time.... and for 6 year old tech they are doing pretty damn well it's got to be said

XRider2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

What does DVD vs Blu-ray have to do with what a game looks like? PC is all DVD or digital and it destroys console. I love how fanboys think Blu-ray is needed for games other than just plain old space. Funny how DVD or digital versions of Battlefield 3 will be half the size, but look 75% better on PC. Blu-ray was also supposed to make games longer and have more levels, that didn't happen. Not to mention I have to install most of my games on the PS3.

MiloGarret2691d ago

Lol, you're all idiots, you know that right?

TheXonySbox2688d ago

never knew how good of a job they really did intill now.

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JoGam2692d ago

They both look great. Both developers should be proud.

Caleb_1412692d ago

Indeed, enough with the comparisons already.

hiredhelp2691d ago

Im just enjoying reading the battle going on here. LOL

chidori6662692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Actually Gears 3 shines in all aspects. Uncharted can't handle online without having to downgrade the graphics.

JoGam2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

LOL...You're funny!


jony_dols2692d ago

UC3's beta looks slightly inferior to Uncharted 2's final multiplayer, in my opinion.

(I was playing both of them last night, to compare)

The Ice Cave level especially, in Uncharted 2's MP has amazing graphics. I think Naughty Dog downgraded some textures ect. to keep the UC3 Beta under 2GBs. However the lighting system in UC3 Beta is a massive improvement over UC2's MP.

I have no doubt though whatsoever that Uncharted 3's final MP version will be a huge improvement graphically over the Beta (and even UC2).

christian hour2692d ago


Pretty sure for the MP naughty dog said they've downscaled everything, and then its being upscaled afterwards in order to support features such as 3D and split screen without any performance issues coming into play, single player looks insane compared to the MP beta for UC3. Cannot wait :D

YogiBear2692d ago

As opposed to Gears, which couldn't run online at all?

Tommykrem2691d ago

Partly disagree, but I think there was pretty huge improvements between the Unchartedd 2 Beta and the finished game. Expecting the same this time around. Online in Uncharted 2 looks incredibly good, so I'm expecting Uncharted 3 to step it up another notch.

tehReaper2691d ago

Uncharted 3 shines with the single player, Gears 3 shines with the multiplayer. What's so hard to understand?

Trying to put one or the other on both scales as king is just ridiculous. One excels on one front, the other excels on the other front.

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Shaman2692d ago

IMO both look great,as other 2011 games look(KZ3,RAGE,BF3,F4,ACR etc.).I mean,we came to the point in generation where almost all new,blockbuster games look pretty damn amazing.It's been 5 years since this gen started(6 since they were announced),people should let small graphical deferences go and go play and enjoy the games because this flaimbait articles are just ruining the fun.

TruthBTold2692d ago

I gotta say rage is the game I am interested in seeing this year. I am really hoping its post apocalictic story and gameplay will be better than fallout. Fallout has been awesome games except for all the freezes and bugs they had but still kept me hooked even after having to reset my system.

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Areeb112692d ago

do people even realise that UC3 is in Alpha code?

bozebo2692d ago

The Beta is in Alpha? How can that happen?

xPhearR3dx2692d ago

Uncharted 3 BETA

Yup it's alpha code alright. You're reaching for straws little boy.

Legion2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

I am not sure that you totally understand the greek alphabet? Alpha does not equal Beta. Alpha is first... then comes Beta. We will talk about Gamma later after you have mastered these two letters first.

Jaces2692d ago

They are betas, why would you compare which beta outperforms the other?

Pure idiocy.

Mr_Lu_Kim2691d ago

And in the end both games 6 months from release will inhabit the bargain bins at EB Games and Gamestop.

M-A-R-S-H-A-L-L2692d ago

I don't understand why we're comparing two different games...

Gray-Fox-Type02692d ago

Both games look incredible, and both games are going to be awesome! Uncharted 3 campaign graphics are going to be AMAZING. As for Multiplayer graphics I don't think its up to the standards in campaign though.

Jaces2691d ago

I'd be more concerned with the fun factor in UC3 multiplayer instead of graphics....naturally.

JsonHenry2691d ago

Two different art styles. There is no real tangible way to compare them. They both look just fine to me.

mastiffchild2691d ago

Bikes or tortoises: which make the best Spacecraft? Digs or cats: who would YOU choose to mediate the Middle East peace talks?

My opinion or your opinion:why we have to decide which cuddles up most snugly to subjective lack of fact?

I'm just so sick of this kind of BS article when both games are amazing lookers for their platform , can't quite compete with top end PC versions of the best MP games these days. There's little to nothing to be proved by this nonsense beyond what we already knew:fanboys will be biased ALL the time but both sets have a point here when this pair of games are so damn fine!! Just leave it as gamers winning a teeny battle.

Oldsnake0072691d ago

uncharted 3 beta looks freaking awful right know.

Why the hell r u guys defending this game? Uncharted 2 looks even better than this.

likedamaster2691d ago

Gears 3 hands down.

lol @Uncharted3's blurry & cartoony characters, and over-saturated colors.

Horde 2.0 & Beastmode will wipe the floor with U3 this holiday. But to each their own.

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kikizoo2691d ago (Edited 2691d ago )

Vgarabia : LOL

like crazy xfanboys dreaming about uncharted 2 graphics since ever, and believing that a xbox game can compete with uncharted delusional.

ChrisW2691d ago

Gah! PONG is better!

Why does anyone try to contend it?!?

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ps3bestever2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Uncharted 3 in MultiPLayer Looks Way Better Than Gears of War 3 in Single Player !
11.1.11, Looking Forward For GOTY !

p.s: VGArabia = A crazy xbox fan site

Objective2692d ago

Haha. You said crazy fan.

R8342692d ago

Is it too much to ask for side-by-side images?

kneon2692d ago

That would be an improvement but images don't tell the whole story. You need to see video of the games in action, they are VIDEO games after all.

R8342692d ago


But if sites are going to do image COMPARISONS then you should at least be able to easily compare what they're showing you.

Wizziokid2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

why even bother comparing?

Uncharted 3 >>>>>> Gears 3

but gears 3 still looks great and will be a solid title this year.

ShinraE52692d ago

I disagree with you 100%, even though I respect your right to your personal taste.

For me, Gears is a more intense, gritty, and kick ass experience in comparison to uncharted. UC is a fine title and all, but it just didnt hit home with me on the same level that Gears 3 did.

dontbhatin2692d ago

this is because most people these days are in love with the mindless overly gory video games in a completely different universe. no offense to you. just stating a fact.

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THC CELL2692d ago

gears looks ok uncharted has the epic edge

DrFUD2692d ago (Edited 2692d ago )

Uncharted does look a hell of a lot better but some of that could be attributed to color which Gears forgot again.
I'm sorry but Gears 3 looks (as in "looks") average at best.
I now understand why Gears was pushed back, because they had to be hoping things would improve at some point, but then got to the point where they realized things are what they are so why not just yank the media crank until it spews compliments and release a Gears branded 360 to make it seem like a gem.
Sad thing is you swap out the Gears characters and replace them with that guy from that game where he had that throwing star like in Krull that went to the bargain bin a week after release and you have your answer of how impressive Gears looks because they have the same look (maybe Gears has an extra wrinkle in a cel shaded rock on the ground)