We've come a long way from blue pixels: from graphics, to physics to water levels, here is some of the best water in gaming today.
The water in Cities Skylines is pretty cool. Its fun destroying a dam and watching it flood the city. Just wish they would do more with it like floods sparking fires and cause civilians to panic.
You're right, it's really cool the way you have to keep an eye on the direction that it flows to stop pollution and contamination! From Dust is another really cool game like that with really dynamic water.
I always make a poop lake in C:S to avoid downstream pollution.
Yeh I agree and while From Dust was a good game but didn't quite reach great it's still more than deserving of a sequel that trumps the original; though I doubt we'll get one.
The Crysis games,just dive under water and you'll see why.It looks amazing,the ripples are amazing and under water looks amazing. https://www.youtube.com/wat... 0:36 looks crazy.
Crysis 3 looked Amazing! Plus the light reflecting off the water ripples and bouncing onto surrounding objects is something NO other game has... I can't wait to see what Crysis 4 looks like if they make one on PS4/X1
i would like to see a crysis 4, the crysis series is better then whatever else they have been pushing out this gen.
Red Alert 3 also has amazing looking water, really takes you in during large battles. https://youtu.be/60tMcseniI...
Arkham Knight had amazing water, but it was too dark of a game to see its full glory I think.
Not sure why you're getting the disagrees except for bandwagon haters - look at screenshots of it and you'll be reminded that Arkham Knight does have some great looking water
Because its the water that N4G needs, but not the one it needs right now.
Yeah definitely, there's little of it though so you also don't see it that often.
The rain was good too....that's water too.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... i looked it up,looks sick
Super Mario Sunshine. https://www.youtube.com/wat... Was a surprise and amazing for it's time. Wind Waker HD did a great job on Water as well. I am sure there some others I can't think of recently that great water.
No particular order: Crysis series Arkham Knight Watch Dogs GTA 4/5 (4 reacts better but 5 looks better) AC: Black Flag Hydrophobia
The water in 4 reacts better? The water in GTA 4 is pure garbage! Horrible splash too - https://www.youtube.com/wat... GTA V blows it out of the water! - https://youtu.be/mMitW_THxf...
Did you read my comment? Yes, GTA 5's water looks better but the physics for 4 are better.
@OoglyBoogly The physics of the water in GTA V blow GTA 4 away. There's nothing good about the water in GTA 4. It's flat and unrealistic looking. Compare the videos. Look at when the player splashes into the water. It's atrocious looking. Rockstar knew this and that's why they made the greatest water ever seen in the history video games in GTA V.
Not going by that video. The sub doesn't affect the surface of the water at all.
@KiwiViper85 Yes it does. It breaks the surface and the realistic foamy ocean water reacts like real water over the top of the sub.
It would seem that every one has forgotten that KZ3 had the best water effects at least until Uncharted 3s ocean liner scene and later TLOU's flooded tunnel scene.
Crysis series has the best water i have ever seen in a game https://www.youtube.com/wat... https://www.youtube.com/wat...
GTA V water looks unbelievable especially on ps4/X1/PC
Wave race 64 had the best water. You could drink it
What did it taste like?
Sunset Bay ocean tastes like orange juice, great stuff!
The physics were amazing in wave race 64.
AC syndicate has pretty good water. It's brown, but it's supposed to look like it's full of shit. It's nasty, but good lookin :-D oh..and The vanishing of Ethan Carter had surprisingly good water!
Uncharted 3, ship graveyard hands down! Mind boggling.
thumbs up for mentioning waverace 64
Crysis and uncharted series for the best looking. I hated the water in Red Dead Redemption bc it seemed like if you even took a step in it, you'd end up dead.
For its time, BioShock 1 had amazing water when you first swim towards the lighthouse. DEM SPLASHES!
Assassins Creed Black Flag have the best water. I would always jump in the ocean for some good swimming
Always thought super Mario sunshine held up well. Played it on the dolphin emulator and the water looks incredible, especially it being a game released and I can't believe I'm saying this number 2002!!! Sweet zombie Jesus I swore it was released at least 10 years ago but no 14!!! Years ago DAMMMNNNN
Onimusha 2's water was incredible for the time, I was blown away and that was on a PS2 :D
Uncharted 3, TLOU and GTA5. Sweet Jesus, the sea in GTA5 is spectacular. Also, Wave Race 64's water physics were mind blowing at the time. Heck, they remain sort of impressive even today...
Waverace: Bluestorm Sea of Thieves videos. Super Mario Sunshine
I think I can agree with that on all of the games in this article. I had Wave Race 64 too and at the time, it was one of the best in gaming. If they only will release another Just Cause 3 update, it would be nice. I'm on PS4, the framdrops are so bad when I wingsuit or alot of enemies on screen at once or alot of explosions. Basically any stress area. The map is really nice in that game. Repetative looking at times but they make the colors "POP" pretty good for the most part. I just need an update now. The game was never perfect, but it ran okay. Now with the last update, framerates are horrible making it unplayable. I can usually tolerate framedrops, (I'm running Dark Souls on X1 with B.C. and I just got done with Blightown, so yeah, I can tolerate framedrops.) The worse part about the whole deal, the update was suppose to fix framerates, it did the exact opposite for me. I went from having decent framerate, to horrible with the newest update. Bummer. I guess I check back in another month to see if things are changed.
Grand Theft Auto 5 has amazing water. IT blew me away when i bought it for ps3 ages ago
There was a game released last gen, Hydrophobia I think it was called. From what I recall it had some really nice looking water, the game itself was kind of meh though.
The best water in gaming Must be a slow news day
Which ever game it is IGN will give it a 5.0 for it having too much water.
Everybody's Gone to the Rapture had some of the best water I've seen in a video game.
Hydrophobia: Prophecy should be on this list.
Far Cry Instincts Predator has the best water effects still. The waves are 3d https://youtu.be/fTG4xWCDKP...
While it still looks good it's far from the best still (if it ever was). Games like GTA, Watch Dogs, Arkham Knight, etc have much better water.
The upcoming Rare game "Sea of Thieves" has some pretty freakin' amazing water... https://youtu.be/fH3n15HBwC...
Too much water 4.7/10 - IGN
I remember seeing the FarCry water back in 2004 on my Nvidia 5700 LE card and was blown away with how good it looked.
Battlefield 4 has some nice looking water as well
and black ops 3, lets not forget about that fish AI now /s
More interested in fish AI myself.
Wave Race: Bluestorm! Not real but real awesome.
Still the best water physics... https://www.youtube.com/wat... lol
sea of thieves looks very impressive https://twitter.com/askcapt...
BF4 had some really beautiful water effects.
It is no surprise that the best developer in gaming also has the best water in gaming.
Sea of Thieves.
As someone who has spent hundreds if not thousands of hours on boats in the open ocean, by far the most realistic by far was in Assassin's Creed: Black Flag. The way the waves wrap around islands, toss ships around, and the accuracy of waves coming in "sets" (large waves come in groups typically, followed by many small waves) with the occasional large or even rogue wave.
Sea Of Thieves takes the crown.
Doing water right in a game is more than just visuals. I think easily that GTA V has the best water in gaming. It behaves like real water. It has the ocean foam and bobbing up and down of the waves. You feel small in it's gigantic ocean. The way your character acts when inserted into the water is important too and GTA V does it right. https://youtu.be/mMitW_THxf...
Halo 3 had some pretty nice water. The effects of a grenade going into the water an exploding were the first of its kind for its time(or atlas in y experience anyways).
With all settings maxed, in 4k, Battlefield 4 has some crazy realistic looking water. It's insane. And yes I mean on a pc.
Sea of Thieves demoed a water physics/ rendition footage and MAN did that look good! GTA 5, UC and AC4 have incredible water graphics as well.
I still remember how amazed I was at Ico.
Whoa! Thats a bit too beautiful and a bit too much water! IGNs score for this game gonna be hella low now.