The Best Graphics of 2015

OnlySP: Now it’s time for one of our most popular award categories: the Best Graphics of 2015. It’s no secret that games are getting prettier and prettier as the years go on and while there are some downsides to what some are calling the “graphical arms race,” it certainly is not bad that we’ve been getting much more aesthetically-pleasing games as a result as more and more games put on shinier coats of paint to catch our ever-fickle eyes. This year saw some of the most beautiful games in the history of gaming and this is our chance – and yours! – to recognize those games.

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sammarshall1022595d ago

Ori and the Blind Forest
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witcher 3

Aeery2595d ago

Not in a particular order :

The Order 1886
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Batman: Arkham Knight
Until Dawn
Tearaway Unfolded
Fallout 4
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Star Wars: Battlefront

All these games have amazing tech and/or amazing art direction and/or awesome assets/architecture.

Aeery2595d ago

+Assassin's Creed Syndicate!

marioJP872595d ago

Lmaooooooooo. This dude put Fallout 4 in the list. I'm done!

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Army_of_Darkness2595d ago

Graphically the best on consoles, I'd have too say the Order 1886 hands down!
Just got it a few weeks ago on a PSN sale for $10 and WOW! It is visually freakin' stunning!!!
still can't believe what I'm doing in it is actual gameplay.

uptownsoul2595d ago

1) Witcher 3 -- 3D Open World is harder on graphics than 3D Linear
2) The Order -- 3D Linear is harder on graphics than 2D side-scroller
3) Until Dawn -- 3D Linear is harder on graphics than 2D side-scroller
4) Ori & The blind forest -- Best looking 2D side-scroller

FATAL1TY2595d ago

Driveclub Bikes, The Order 1886, Until Dawn, Bloodborne, Batman Arkham Knight

Maxor2595d ago

The Order doesn't belong on this list. It's a corridor 3rd person quick time movie. Not really that impressive given the massive constraints on gameplay.

The Witcher 3's open world on the other hand is hugely impressive. No game in 2015 could match the Witcher 3's open world and character details. NONE.

mikeslemonade2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

The Order
Witcher 3


Lol at people who say Fallout 4 and Halo 5. Talk about people who don't have an eye for graphics.

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Kartmart2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

Between these games for me. Added some full resolution in-game shots. Used ultra settings for the reference on witcher and star wars. tried to use all 1080x1920 or higher, if possible for star wars and witcher. (the order is 800x1920, hence the black bars, with film grain, they are full resolution PNGs, and a few JPGs, though)

Tomb raider (in-game):

In-game promotional VIDEO:

Witcher (in-game):

In-game promotional VIDEO:

The order (in-game):

In-game promotional VIDEO:

and Star wars(in-game):

I personally and leaning towards tomb raider, close behind is the witcher but I could see the case for each.

Tech52595d ago

Tomb Raider isn't just pushing a lot of rendering effects, it's also rendering bigger levels. the game goes seamlessly from above ground to below with caverns, crypts and underwater activity.

Insomnia_842595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

Top 3

1. The Order
2. Star Wars Battlefront
3. Rise Of The Tomb Raider

boodi2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

"Not in a particular fanboy order"
you better be clear in your life

BallsEye2595d ago

Bloodborne? Really? The game is great, but it looks like ps3 title and art direction isn't anything special as well. Fallout 4? What you've been smoking, dude?

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Genuine-User2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

My top 5:

1. Star Wars Battlefront
2. The Order 1886
3. Until Dawn
4. Batman Arkham Knight
5. Rise of the Tomb Raider

Game with the cleanest IQ on consoles this year:

Tearaway Unfolded

Genuine-User2595d ago

Game with the best atmosphere:


Maxor2595d ago

Star Wars Battlefront doesn't get enough respect. It's looks freaking amazing. Probably way up there with The Witcher 3.

Kartmart2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

You thought this is the best IQ of any game on console?

I'd have to disagree on that. it's ok, but there are certainly games that looked a lot cleaner. Your list seems reasonable otherwise, I would definitely put tomb raider higher and add the witcher, but that's just me.

XanderZane2595d ago

SW: Battlefront
Ori and the Blind Forest
The Witcher 3
Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Tehcnala2595d ago

Graphics are nice, but 3rd on my list. Witcher is first, gameplay,visual. Bloodbourne, second, same reason plus atmosphere. Order.....Soooooo bitter sweet. Absolutely loved it but short. Watch gameplay on the order on a screen that its meant for, you'll die.

Ausbo2595d ago

Not sure why you got disagrees. Add the order and its good

Tehcnala2594d ago

That's what I meant. The order was absolutely gorgeous but really short

showtimefolks2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

drive club the best looking racing game

tomb raider/witcher 3/ori

overall best looking game THE ORDER 1886 and it's not even close. if you have 2 working eyes(or one could work too)than you know that's the truth but if you have your official fanboy glasses on than anything else

star wars is also one of the best looking game

ShottyGibs2595d ago

Lol guess you never played Project Cars on PC then.

And you're trying to play the fanboy card!

showtimefolks2595d ago


I didn't say pc did I? Almost any game that releases on pc and consoles will look better on pc

I was just talking between ps4 and Xbox one

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BG115792595d ago

There is a reason why every racing game gets compared to Driveclub, console or PC.
It may only be 30 fps, but damn those graphics!

mEATgrinder2587d ago

The Infected

Dont be sorry Driveclub is an awful game

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nirwanda2595d ago

Nothing I've played this year comes close to the vanishing of eithan Carter.

butchertroll2595d ago

The Order 1886, Witcher 3, SW:Battlefront and Until Dawn. Games with best graphics in 2015

2v12595d ago

Yoy are limited there is better out there.

3-4-52594d ago

* I personally care more about Art Style than graphics.

Some games have great graphics but are kind of bland, and other games have not the highest quality of graphics, but are beautiful to look at.

I mean....I still like the look of NES/SNES/Sega Genesis/N64 games.

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Bangyourhead352595d ago

Personally speaking, The Order 1886 in regards to realistic graphics because at one point in the game, I felt the character models actually looked like real people. As for a smaller indie title, I really liked how Fast Racing Neo looked considering how small the development team was and the hardware limitations they faced.

Aesthetically-pleasing, personally again, is Yoshi's Woolly World because my girlfriend and I love how adorably cute everything looks. I also have to give recognition to Ori and the Blind Forest because of how captivating the settings were.

Relientk772595d ago

The Order: 1886
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

crazychris41242595d ago

Battlefront running at 4k60fps looked photorealistic at times. Mad Max and Just Cause 3 had some of the best fire, explosion and smoke effects I've ever seen.

Bangyourhead352595d ago

Well I personally agree Ryse: Son of Rome looks great, this list for games that came out in 2015; Ryse came out in 2013.

SgtSlaughter2122595d ago

Go back and play it again. Star Wars and The Order put it to shame now. It was great when it released but things have come along materially since then.

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Trekster_Gamer2595d ago

The shame is SWBF is a rip off for the price!!

DigitalRaptor2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

Wow I can't believe we're getting into RYSE: Son of Rome. That old-ass game only looks better than the PS4 games you're trying to compare it to, in its facial detail and animations, ANDDDD........ not much else.

Here's all the proof you need:

It makes me laugh out loud that people still think RYSE is a trump card after 2+ years on the market. Maybe the PC version buddy, maybe the PC version.

@ Sammarshall102

Out of ALL the images of RYSE that are out there, you chose one that shows off how lifeless the faces of the characters look? Even I could find a better picture than that. That doesn't even look better than the Joel character model from a last-gen game.... The Last of Us Remastered:

sammarshall1022595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

@DigitalRaptor Lol that picture of Joel looks more fake and animated than my image of Marius from Ryse

And you can hate on Ryse all you want but if the only thing that looked good was the facial animations then it wouldn't be considered to be one of the best looking games by many

Play this level in Ryse and try to tell me it isn't beautiful and this is gameplay btw

Also if you played the game you'll know that he's trying to listen because he heard a noise right before they get ambushed in the image you're talking about

DigitalRaptor2595d ago

@ Sammarshall102

"Joel looks more fake and animated than my image of Marius from Ryse"

What kind of garbage, meaningless excuse is that? Seriously. What does that even mean? How does Joel look fake? What do you mean he looks more animated? Joel's character model has more detail on his face than Marius does. That's just Naughty Dog for you (detail up the whazoo). It doesn't matter what he's trying to do at that point in the game, or what the expression on his face is.

And where am I "hating" on Ryse? I'm hating on your ability to be fair and honest in comparisons and I'm hating on the consistent Xbox fanboy trait of misrepresenting games. This is not the first time I've dealt with Xbox fanboy trying to use Ryse as a trump card over PS4 exclusives and had them fail to present show-stopping proof, but elect themselves a win out of their own bias.

I never said Ryse is not a beautiful game, but it's no longer a trump card, and you're back to your tricks of providing misrepresentative comparison shots. It's pretty pathetic, your excuses are pretty pathetic, and you're doing a terrible job of comparing the games. All I'm asking for you to do is be honest, because you're not. You're not qualified to do honest comparisons, so stop trying.

PrinceOfAnger2595d ago (Edited 2595d ago )

@SgtSlaughter212 I don't know what ver is this

but here's what ryse looks on my pc

in game https://lh5.googleuserconte...


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