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IGN - Battlefield 3: Which Platform Has the Best Graphics?

IGN - We compare the graphical prowess of the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC versions of BF3. (Battlefield 3, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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-Alpha  +   1377d ago | Funny
Clearly the Commodore 64 version.
xPhearR3dx  +   1377d ago
I'm actually quite surprised how good the 360 version looks, especially since the Beta looked downright terrifying. Only thing that bothers me is, there's a lot of really low res textures next to high res textures after you install the HD pack. Not THAT big of a deal, but it hurts the atmosphere at certain points.
ZombieAssassin  +   1376d ago
The C64 is close but the Pippin is where this beauty really shines.
FunkMcnasty  +   1376d ago
Yea, I was gonna say the same exact thing. There are inconsistencies in textures, and some texture seem to take forever to load. The lighting looks superb though, and I think the gameplay is bar none for the current FPS genre. I'm sure it looks a little prittier on playstation, as I heard DICE were optimizing each version for its specific platform.
GrieverSoul  +   1376d ago
Easy one! The bottom left corner looks definitely sharper and overall color is more realistic.

My 2 cents. :)
frostypants  +   1376d ago
I concur that is looks very good on the consoles. WAY better than the beta, as expected. But yeah, there are some hitches. Still has some screen tearing, and sometimes objects pop-in, but it doesn't impact the gameplay.

It's not high-end PC quality, obviously, but it's still damn good for a cross-platform console title. I can't expect them to have done much better than this. It's sure it purty.
MetalFreakMike  +   1376d ago
My overclocked Commodore 64 whoops the Apple II and I get 1 frame every 10 minutes! I'm in gaming heaven!
nycredude  +   1376d ago
This game is the most optimized pc game I have ever played. I ran the single player on ultra with no aa on my laptop with no problems.

However there are inconsistencies in the textures, even in the pc version on max.

I bought it on ps3 also to play with most of my friends and that version looks surprisingly good compared to the pc. Obviously the pc looks better but I have to give kudos to Dice for their coding.
Corax  +   1376d ago
I don't know why IGNorant is making a comparison video when DICE already said "PC will be the best looking." This is so stupid don't click giving this site hits. Enjoy the game on the platform you bought it on.
gamingdroid  +   1376d ago
***My overclocked Commodore 64 whoops the Apple II and I get 1 frame every 10 minutes! I'm in gaming heaven!***

My Atari beats your OC Commodore 64!

Ever played Pong? Yeah, that is the shiznit!
pangitkqb  +   1376d ago
I always chuckle a little when whole articles are dedicated to a question with an obvious answer.
zeeshan  +   1376d ago
Game looks fantastic on my PIP-BOY 3000 that doesn't even exist in real world :P
ChrisW  +   1376d ago
I wonder how it would look on Virtual Boy? I can only imagine how awesome and realistic it'd be.
da_2pacalypse  +   1376d ago
Why does IGN always have to start these fanboy wars -_- why can't we all just agree that battlefield 3 is a great game?
HardCover  +   1376d ago
Some people are interested in this sort of thing.

If you're not, you don't need to check out the article. It's really that simple.
AngryTypingGuy  +   1375d ago
It cracks me up how for years people counted out the 360's graphical power. Yet when the most photorealistic game ever comes out, the 360 has a version that looks better than the PS3's version.

I will personally be getting the PS3 version since the people who I want to play it with also have the PS3 version, but love it or hate it, you have to acknowledge that the 360 can still hang with the best of them.
MaxXAttaxX  +   1375d ago
DICE did a great job on making ALL version look almost exactly the same.
No significant differences to brag about. Any version you choose will do it.
thereapersson  +   1375d ago
Worst obvious trolling attempt I've seen in a long time. Also, are you blind? Or maybe you need a better monitor?
AngryTypingGuy  +   1375d ago
thereapersson...I call it like I see it. Based on what I saw in the video, the 360 version looked better. But now that I've seen the Lens of Truth full Head2Head analysis, I think the PS3 version is looking better, which is good since I will be getting that version.

You know the good thing about owning both consoles? You can be totally unbiased as to which version is the best, and get that version. You don't have to be a fanboy in the least. Maybe you should try it.
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hiredhelp  +   1376d ago
Blaze929  +   1376d ago
Really IGN?...REALLY?
ChrisW  +   1376d ago
People who think you can't spell ignorant without the IGN only come to N4G to NAG.
frostypants  +   1376d ago
I'll wait for the Apple IIe version before I pass judgement. I just hope they can fit it on one floppy disk. Maybe they'll use both sides. I do wonder though if they'll go for lime-green terrain, or stick with purple...
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bozebo  +   1376d ago
in that crappy vid they all look exactly the same
stumpa  +   1376d ago
No way spectrum 48k rules
JANF  +   1376d ago
Call me crazy, but I dont see any differences between PC and consoles in this video. I still think there are games that look better than this.
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superrey19  +   1376d ago
that happens when u divide the screen 4 times and the video is low res, you cant see all the details. everything looks the same in those small rectangles.
ATi_Elite  +   1376d ago
Currently running BF3 on my Amiga 500 and it looks super outstanding! Going to the store today to pick up a copy for my Neo Geo.
Why o why  +   1376d ago
my amiga 1200 (with aga chipset) lays the smack down.

Nice one Dexter, pissin contest defused;)
JellyJelly  +   1376d ago
Atari ST for me. I'm an audiophile.
Why o why  +   1376d ago
had one of those too. i love the colour grey

jesus on ees....wow
TheRacingX  +   1376d ago
I got it on my Vectrex, it came with TWO different color overlays for the screen....THAT is the future.....

...stay gaming my friends...
dredgewalker  +   1376d ago
I wonder how the Intellevision version of BF3 would fare against the Amiga and Atari?


God I remember how expensive Neo Geo cartridges back then since it had the arcade chips inside.
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goodfellas27  +   1376d ago
3DO edition looks better
ATi_Elite  +   1376d ago
Nope the Turbo GF-X 16 version is way superior to the 3DO.....FACT! :)

waiting for an Atari Jaguar release date of BF3 also.
Ilikegames76  +   1375d ago
I hope this game can run on my 286 PC, I'm still waiting to see if it will need a math coprocessor to run this game. I'm sure it won't run on my old PC XT.
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MEsoJD  +   1376d ago
Did they really need to put the pc version in there?
AKS  +   1376d ago
I think the Frostbite 2 engine would be a perfect match for the architecture of the RCA Studio II. Make it happen, DICE!
Bathyj  +   1376d ago
Yeah but which has the best load times?

Floppy disk or tape deck?

Its too big a game to be on cartridge.
TheRacingX  +   1376d ago
The Atari 800 will use both, that way you only need to type *.exe to boot from DOS and the tape deck hits you with the lifelike audio......only thing that sucks is if you die you have to rewind the tape back
cozmo195  +   1376d ago
my toaster is the best console EVER

i mean it plays BF3 max settings at 1 frame a millennium AND makes toast if that's not gaming i don't know what is
Bathyj  +   1376d ago
Well my PS3 can play 25 - 30 fps but it takes a day to make toast.
Jayjayff  +   1376d ago
is it me or Bf Bc 2 looks better than BF 3 for ps3? and please tell me if they can fix the whole pop ups in texture with an update because that is killing.
BinaryMind  +   1376d ago
The Intellivision version had great potential, but it loses out to a horrible framerate and constant crashes.
Bolts  +   1376d ago
What a fanboy. The Amiga > the Commo 64 version.
50Terabytespersec  +   1375d ago
This is rather an odd unbelievable score!
It is as though the Developers actually decided to do somethings right on the PS3 and not lead off of the 360 ??
If thats the case ?
well but for now I have to see it to believe it.
Usually with PC shovel ware Xbox 360 is the standard lead and every other system gets the shaft in the process..
Hmm im skeptical but for now I believe.
lMHl  +   1371d ago

Your 2 cents must be american currency cause it is worthless
Quagmire   1377d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(2)
knifefight  +   1376d ago
Virtual Boy, mother####ers
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1376d ago
graphics that ACTUALLY make your eyes bleed haha.
RyuDrinksTheDew  +   1376d ago
i guess someone didnt get the joke.

didnt play a virtual boy when you were younger?
cochise313  +   1376d ago
That red tint hurt the eyes bad. I wish they used a more calming color like green or something.
TheIneffableBob   1376d ago | Bad language | show
Yangus  +   1376d ago
Atari 2600.
SephirothX21  +   1376d ago
<insert any previous gen console here>
Derek-Flint   1376d ago | Spam
lionelglitchy  +   1376d ago
wii wins
frostypants  +   1376d ago
TurboGrafx16. ColecoVision. Atari Jaguar.
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trouble_bubble  +   1376d ago
Panasonic 3DO b%#@s! *self high five* You get what you pay for, AMIRITE?
BaneWilliams  +   1376d ago
Game n Watch
Bathyj  +   1376d ago
LCD screen had a whole other meaning back then didnt it.
Armyless  +   1376d ago
stumpa  +   1376d ago
TheRacingX  +   1376d ago
Yodagamer  +   1376d ago
That little beast know as the gamecube
GamersRulz   1376d ago | Trolling | show | Replies(3)
tufus1  +   1376d ago
Captain Qwark 9  +   1376d ago
they all look virtually the same!!!!!!! the difference are not noticeable enough to impact the gameplay or visuals at all
stu888  +   1376d ago
they look extremely similar? Someone on here said BF3 PC makes current gen consoles look like PS2... doesn't look that way to me.
gamesmaster  +   1376d ago
my flat mate bought it for his PS3 i got it for my PC. The differance at ultra settings is phenominal, at low setting on pc yes maybe the differances are negligible but on a high end pc.. 60+fps at 1080p on anything high or above makes ps3 and xbox360 look like last gen, seriously.
HardCover  +   1376d ago
I don't even play at 1080p or max settings, and my copy of BF3 looks waaaaay better than that video.

A 460gtx can go a long way.
irepbtown  +   1376d ago
PC seems to be slightly sharper on everything. The Xbox and PS3 i see no difference at all.

But it was obvious wasn't it, best on PC. And i'm not a PC gamer...
JANF  +   1376d ago
@ stu888

Agree! People say the PC version is a generation ahead! How can this be when the game is comparable. A generation ahead would be the difference between a PS2 game and a PS3 game.


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STONEY4  +   1376d ago
Of course it's gonna look the same when the video is insanely low-res and full of artifacts. Holy crap. Even on the beta, I noticed a MASSIVE downgrade going from the PC to the PS3 beta. Let alone how much better the full game looks on PC.
kcuthbertson  +   1376d ago
They all look so similar because the Video is such bad quality. I bought it on PC and gameflyed it on PS3 and the difference is huge.

This is a terrible comparison, the individual videos are too small to even see any differences.
bozebo  +   1376d ago
this ^

That video is retarded.
DeadIIIRed  +   1376d ago
Meh from what I've invested into my console vs what I'd have to invest to play it on PC, I'm a happy camper. I feel bad for console gamers that were duped into spending over $600 to build a soon-to-be-obsolete machine just to play BF3 on PC with slightly better graphics.
kcuthbertson  +   1376d ago
Ok? How is their PC "Soon to be obsolete"?

It will still play next generation games when new consoles come out.

Will your PS3 play PS4 games? Definitely not.

And the graphics are not slightly better. BF3 is easily the most realistic game (graphics wise)that I've ever played.

Listen, my PS3 is great...but it just plays games...

My PC can do so much more. You probably own a PC/Laptop that cost somewhere between $400-$1000. My PC can run games and still do everything that you're PC/Laptop can.

I'm tired of this dead beat argument that PC gaming costs a fortune and that the graphics are "slightly" better.
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HardCover  +   1376d ago
What are you typing on right now? A PC?

Add the cost of a PS3 into your PC, and you won't regret the difference ;)
Karum  +   1376d ago
The last PC I bought ran for close to 6 years, it was still capable of running things like BF3 but sadly the motherboard died. Decided to build a new PC, this one will run as long if not longer and it'll keep playing games for the same amount of time too.

Now as for investment, I bought PS3 at launch so that was like £425 or something like that, can't recall the exact figure but it was damn expensive. This new PC cost me £720 to build. A little more expensive than my initial outlay for the PS3 but the PC is where I will play multi plat games, the PC version being cheaper than their console counterparts.

Over the next 6 or so years I'll save more than the approximate £300 extra this PC cost. I'll save money and my PC will most certainly not be obsolete. You're classing PC's being obsolete after a short time because new and more powerful hardware is available. Your terminology is wrong, obsolete would refer to the likes of DDR1 RAM...that is obsolete. What you mean to say is outdated but by the same logic all console hardware is now also outdated.

I wish people would get over the whole stigma that PC gaming is somehow ultimately more expensive than console gaming. Simply not true at all. Console peripherals and accessories is something people spend tons of money on, console games are more expensive and some consoles you even have to pay to play online with.

It is totally possible to build a PC capable of playing games for the same length of time as a console for a decent price and you'll reclaim the extra from the initial outlay in money saved from being able to buy a cheaper version of the game.

You don't HAVE to spend a fortune to have a good gaming PC and you don't HAVE to constantly upgrade in order to run the newest games. This is a myth.
Ilikegames76  +   1375d ago
Invest in a high-end graphic card and you're good to go.
knifefight  +   1376d ago
So they all pretty much look the same.
Venjense  +   1376d ago
It's because it's 3 screens, even on fullscreen mode a regular 13-21 inch monitor is not going to show major differences when the video is that small.
knifefight  +   1376d ago
I figure if I need to get out a magnifying glass to see that the PC version has 79 raindrops on the screen when the PS3 version has 76, I think I'll be OK. ^^;
evrfighter  +   1376d ago
The bigger the monitor or tv the more crappy the consoles look.

Example if you can find a720p image of bf3 hold ctrl+ mouse wheel till its full screen size. Thats pretty much how console looks. Pc is native 1080p and then some.
knifefight  +   1375d ago
Hahahaha cool forgive me for not giving a shit about that then.
SlickShoes  +   1376d ago
Pointless comparison, its like doing a what car is better:

Rolls Royce
Ford Focus
Vauxhall Astra

When one of the options is so vastly superior and in a completely different price bracket, comparing it to the other two is pointless.
stumpa  +   1376d ago
Absolutely correct high end pc's cost a bomb and keeping them up to speck is like joining the arms race i know as i used to do it consoles alot cheaper alot more future proof and gameplay is consistent for alot longer
kcuthbertson  +   1376d ago
Did you really just say that a console is more future proof than a PC?

That's a good one dude..
kikizoo  +   1376d ago
It's not pointless since the differences are smalls (on this kind of video), unlike qwerty and others delusionals friends said ("consoles = ps2 graphics")
SlickShoes  +   1374d ago
This video sucks though, the actual differnce is insane, the console versions don't even run at 720p. The PC version running on anything other than LOW at 1280x720 looks way superior.

A comparison video where they tell you nothing about the hardware is just bad.
CJJA  +   1376d ago
Ign is so annoying comparing videos. I have ps3 version and PC version, the difference is so clear due to details and mostly resolution.and frame rate makes a huge difference as well
Mrmagnumman357  +   1376d ago
Yeah, I agree with you but this is IGN... Also if they compared it to the pc version, the pc version should have had 1080p. They also didn't say what setting the pc version was at.
kutocer  +   1376d ago
Amstrad CPC464 with GREEN SCREEN!!!!
Yomiro  +   1376d ago
I know this is about graphics but the sound on this game is amazing specially on a surround sound system, both SP and MP.
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floetry101  +   1376d ago
These compressed video comparisons don't really do it justice. I've got the PS3 and PC versions. Without a doubt, if you have the PC to run it, it's a no-brainer.

The console versions aren't too bad. I prefer the framerate and multiplayer numbers on PC though.
RyuCloudStrife  +   1376d ago
i saw no difference building a PC is a waste of money glad I didn't fall for it!
gamesmaster  +   1376d ago
You base this off one video no bigger than a matchbox? no doubt the pc settings are at low. Im playing bf3 at 60 fps in native 1080p on a 24 inch screen on ultra settings... the differance is phenominal. keep kidding yourself.
Bolts  +   1376d ago
Right. Making decisions when you're totally clueless is the way to go.
Sexual_Hrrsmnt_Panda  +   1375d ago
moron with one bubble says what?
xJumpManx  +   1376d ago
This is stupid. Pc is so clearly better but the consoles look about the same so once again it falls to which ever console you prefer.
ZeV  +   1376d ago
PC version is the clear winner ! It's not smart to compare consoles versions to the PC version...In fact,if I compare the 360 and PlayStation3 version,it seems the PlayStation3 version is better with HD texture pack mandatory,only on a single Bluray and a very small installation of 2GB on the hard-drive ! But the real difference is in the shaders and the ''HDRI like'' illumination only active on PC and PS3...All the 360 lighting effects are baked in this game ! Then,for this game,PS3 is the winner.
Big_Dom  +   1376d ago
What shite is this you are talking? Pre-baked lighting on the 360 version? Why are you lying for? FB2.0 doesn't do pre-baked lighting no matter what platform it is running on. That was one of the main points of the engine to begin with. You're obviously a bit blind or a bit dense. Take your pick.
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banner  +   1376d ago
I think he's just baked him self...
Der_Kommandant  +   1376d ago
WorldGamer  +   1376d ago
Overall, they all look quite nice, especially for a game running on 6+ year old systems (PS3 & 360).

I did notice at 14 seconds that the inside of the pilot's helmet was significantly worst on PC. The reason I bring that up is because event with the clear winner, flaws can be found if you look hard enough. They all stack up well.

DICE did a great job with all these platforms, and I believe that is what we should all focus on as gamers.
Most games I see PC gamers chest thumping over only have visual improvements, not really worth IMO the time and effort of having a PC.

I believe for BF3 the better argument for the PC is the 64 player count MP. That is a gameplay changer for sure. I've been having a blast with the PS3 version, I can just imagine the 64 player madness.

Overall, I think this game is worth the money regardless of platform.

Now if I could only learn to fly the helicopters without crashing. LOL. Game on guys/ladies.
poo342947294792  +   1376d ago
What hardware and screen res is ign using....i do 1920x1200 locked 60fps with dual 580s and it looks amazing like leaps and bounds ahead of what a console could do...ign is probley playing in 720p with none dx11 hardware.....
kudakadere  +   1376d ago
xboxpswii 7200 thousand
jaymart  +   1376d ago
Who cares really, both games play the same and they all look better then most games.

If u wanna see a real difference look up Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory on PS2 vs Xbox.

Now that game is god aweful on PS2 compared to Xbox version.
mcstorm  +   1376d ago
There is not alot of difference between the 3. Well done Dice looks like you have made an amazing looking game across all 3 consoles. Just a shame I have to cancel my preorder but ill be picking this game up as soon as I have the £.
one2thr  +   1376d ago
Lol I died, because of that damn rat....... :( on my first try lol......
Nanisimo  +   1376d ago
Chuck Norris.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1376d ago
There's nothing to nit pick in this video all 3 look very alike.
DanSolo  +   1376d ago
I think it's genuinely a case of who cares.... of course the PC version is gonna be the best when on a top-end PC but that really isn't the point.

As long as both the console versions look good, and that's all that really matters...

It's a well made, fun, good looking FPS. So as long as you enjoy it then just get it on your platform of choice and get shooting.

I'm personally getting it for PS3, but I'd happily play it on 360 or PC, it just doesn't matter!
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leogets  +   1376d ago
ZX81 owns all these lame graphics for real. sinclair is beast. ;P
ATi_Elite  +   1376d ago
Currently running BF3 on my Amiga 500 and it looks outstanding! Going to the store today to pick up a copy for my Neo Geo.
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