Shadow of the Tomb Raider PS4 Pro vs. Xbox One X 4K Visuals Comparison

Shadow of the Tomb Raider offers both PS4 Pro and Xbox One X support. There is no change in the visual modes, both support high resolution and high frame rate mode. The difference is in the performance and overall image quality for the game.

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kevnb128d ago

Not so much, many people prefer 60 FPS to higher resolution. Good thing we have options!

DarXyde128d ago

I'd rather have frame rate myself, personally.

I don't have any of the enhanced consoles though, so I have no stake in this.

alb1899128d ago

Yep, but they are talking about images not frame rate. There is an option too to play with 60fps so

AnubisG128d ago

I prefer 4K with 60fps myself.😆

S2Killinit128d ago

There isnt too much of a difference in resolution either. Neither is actually 4K by the way.

kevnb128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

@AnubisG I would settle for 1440p 60 fps, I dont have a huge tv anyway. At 50 inches and 8 or so feet away I can notice 1080p vs 1440p, but 4k I have to sit closer.

mkis007128d ago

Id rather take the gpu power from 4k and get highly enhanced visuals at 1080p. I hope, if they are targeting full 4k next gen, that they have something to mitigate the power drain from just increasing the res.

60fps is up to the dev and has always been. Any game ever made could have run at 60fps if the devs had turned down effects or settings. Devs choose visuals over fps 90% of the time.

kevnb128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

@mkis007 on console they do, on pc the target is still really 1080p 60 fps for most people/devs. The masses have been somewhat resistant to move on from 1080p, we even see more 1080p 120hz gaming laptops this year. Oh, and I actually saw an hdr 1080p tv yesterday. Right now people wanting 4k content is really a niche market, but atleast there is enough of us to make it a market. Half the people I know dont even know what 4k or hdr is, they stretch older tv shows with no worry about aspect ratio, they watch movies recorded in the theater etc.

XisThatKid127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

I'd personally rather 60fps than 4k if I had to give one up. but then again I don't have a TV for it. 1080 is just fine in my book for now I'll make the jump soon I think though.
Can we even see the real differences on say a mid grade phone or scenario that's not 4k?

mark_parch127d ago

I really depends on the game for me. I thought hitman was way better in high frame rate mode but preffered to play rise of the tomb raider in high resolution. It depends how much you're in motion as you only really get the full benefits of high resolution when the screen is perfectly still at 30fps. going off of digital foundry I will most likely play this at 60fps

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IamTylerDurden1128d ago

Too bad Tomb Raider is getting disappointing reviews. Currently a 78 Metacritic.

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mkis007128d ago

A 78 isnt dissapointing. A 68 is dissapointing. A 78 is a slightly above average game.

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conanlifts127d ago

It is 82 on Xbox, the PS4 score is skewed by a random 4 from Telegraph. Also some of the negative comments seem to be that it is "more of the same". For me that is a good thing.

EnsignHiro127d ago

Thank goodness I dont let reviews on games decide whether I buy a game or not!

Frinker127d ago

the game in your profile pic has a 69 Metacritic

carcarias127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

Luckily for me, and many others I suspect, most of the really low scoring reviews said that gameplay is good/great but that the main problems are the story and Lara's imperialist ways/selfishness. Others say one of the problems is that it's 'more of the same', which is great considering how much I liked the last two.

Honestly, I really don't care that much about the story, nor do I care if Lara is 'culturally tone deaf', heh.

starchild127d ago

It has a higher score on PC and Xbox One. And I really don't care about metacritic scores. The average of 40 or so particular reviewers doesn't represent any kind of objective metric that everyone must bow down to.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider received dozens and dozens of 8s, 9s and 10s. Given how much I liked the previous reboots I'm pretty sure I'll tend to agree more with those higher score reviews.

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littlezizu128d ago

Both not 4k, Eurogamer states X is 2016 and Pro is 1860.

Davidgr2128d ago

Not really... Xbox One X 4K mode (not true 4k at 2016p) has framedrops and lots of screen tearing. Same goes for the 60 fps mode. I don’t blame the console.. I blame developer Eidos Montreal. They didn’t develop the last 2 games..

GameHead85127d ago

If I was playing the game on PS4 (nor am I playing it on Xbox either) I would choose 1080p 60FPS over 4k 30FPS or lower anyday.

gravedigger127d ago (Edited 127d ago )

Obviously X1X version isn't 4k native.

Looks like PS4 Pro is more stable 30fps in resolution mode with same 4k assets like X1X version and also with less screen tearing. Digital Foundry barely gave the edge to X1X version in their comparison

ChrisW127d ago

Ermagerd!!! 4K!!! Arrrrgggghhhh!!!

Did you know that only about 25% of Americans have 4K TVs?

Aenea127d ago

25%? That's quite a lot actually! You sure it's not lower?

ChrisW126d ago

The only verifiable number that I could find was 19% from early 2017. So I bumped the number up a bit.

Still 1 in 4 is not very much for something that's purportedly so spectacular...

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Larrysweet128d ago

So minimal diff and one console cheaper with a ton of high triple a amaing exclusives and 1 with well 3rd party looking tad better

neutralgamer1992128d ago

Busy rather have more games and ps4 is king in that

AspiringProGenji128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

Exactly! The X was very overhyped. A slight sharper image quality does not beat having amazing games

DarXyde128d ago

I think you're looking at the isolated incidents and running with them as the standard. The gap between One X and Pro is wider than the gap between PS4 and Xbox One. Let's not mince words here.

For a good amount of multiplatform games, One X has a pretty pronounced advantage. In terms of first party titles, keep in mind that wizards work at Sony's studios which is why God of War, in my opinion, is uncontested. It's a legitimately ridiculously great looking game on Pro and I've yet to see anything like it on X. Doesn't mean that it can't happen though.

Most games however are multiplatform and they do look/ run better on X, oftentimes more than a little.

To say X was overhyped and writing off the image quality as slightly sharper is a bit disingenuous.

IamTylerDurden1128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

I think owning a PS4 is necessary at this point. God of War and Spider-man just recently released, how could you miss that? PS4 also gives you the option for VR. Not everyone can afford all console, so if you must choose, i'd go with a PS4 Pro. The best console on the market.

AspiringProGenji128d ago

Every graphics comparison I see is just a sharper image quality and that’s it. The gap between the X and pro is bigger sure, but with such gap you would think the graphics discrepancy would be much bigger, hence why the 6tf thing was just hype. The X is being held back by the Xone and devs not wanting to push further to not alienate anyone. All that power is just to give a res bump. You will still be playing games at the same FPS as the pro 🤷🏻‍♂️

DarXyde128d ago


Wait.... so you have not seen both running on a 4K TV with your own eyes?

If you rely on watching the things on your computer that isn't 4K or YouTube, you're definitely not going to see the difference the way it really is shown. Both look really great when seen personally, but the differences are also more pronounced.

I don't disagree with your assessment of frame rate, but aside from Tomb Raider Definitive Edition, Shadow of Mordor, and MGSV: GZ, frame rate has never been a distinct advantage for anyone.

mkis007128d ago (Edited 128d ago )


From the perspective of an all platform gamer, ( x1x, pro, switch, vita, 2ds, and gaming pc)xbox 1x differences vs ps4pro is very slight when compared to most pc versions.

Almost every comparison I see shows a zoomed image trying to show the increased res on x vs pro. 4k is expensive. I Play on a 55 oled and the X does not live up to the hype or promise of that 6tflop shouting.

kevnb128d ago

Its just the microsoft pr machine really, the x and even the pro are fairly niche products compared to the regular models.

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Eonjay128d ago

Yes I feel like the difference would need to be way higher in order to give purchase a machine just for the purpose a slight visual boost.

shiva1128d ago

So if one has both pro and x which platform should the person buy this game for as it is the same cost on both?

CarlDechance128d ago

"So if one has both pro and x which platform should the person buy this game for as it is the same cost on both? "

The one that goes on sale first.

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Eonjay128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

I wouldn't buy both unless the X had some exclusives I wanted to play. If that was the case I would single player multiplat game on the X and multiplayer games on the Pro (since I already have friends and pay for Plus on PS). Without games specific to the X that I wanted to play its just a waste of money when the difference isn't worth another 500 investment.

kevnb128d ago

It really is hard to justify the x for a ps4 owner, even if you only have an og ps4 game library is the most important part.

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alb1899128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

Yep but it is a magnificent choice for people like me that have both consoles. Multiplatform are a sure Xbox buy for better performance. Is good to have choice.


Lol you guys are so defensive. I have a Pro and an X and my X is more than a "Tad better" looking. I did buy my Pro strictly for Exclusives

Donnie81128d ago

Tad...... Keep telling yourself that

starchild127d ago

Well, these are the same people that will claim PC versions are only slightly better. Just a bunch of childish, defensive fanboys. Instead of acknowledging that each platform has different strengths and weaknesseses they feel the need to make it seem like their console is the best at basically everything, and anything other platforms do better is just "negligible" or "slight" and therefore doesn't really matter.

notachance127d ago

give 'em a break bro, while we're busy with Yakuza Kiwami 2, DQ XI, Spiderman, and now this, SoTR is their one new high profile game since.. uhh.. State of Decay 2?

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travestyj127d ago

PS4 Pro fps mode is better since it doesn't have screen tearing like the Xbox One X version and is only a few fps less. Screen tearing is worse.

Elda128d ago

Buying for the Pro along with other 1st,2nd & third party exclusives.

KickSpinFilter128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

I would also if I had time, but Spider-man and Firewall Zero keeping me busy.

Elda128d ago

I have Spiderman as

marquisray128d ago

is it hard to just say which one looks better, but we have to add games too, lol