Every PlayStation generation has its share defining titles. For the PS4, God of War 4, The Order: 1886, and Horizon: Zero Dawn pushed the graphics bar up higher than ever before. Naughty Dog’s Uncharted series and The Last of Us demonstrated just how far ahead of the Xbox 360 the PS3 truly was in capable first-party hands.
Further back in time, Hideo Kojima’s Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty delivered some of the finest visuals ever seen in a sixth-gen title. In many ways, the game still holds up today, a reminder of Kojima’s sheer technical wizardry on hardware that’s barely faster than a modern calculator.