Digital Foundry's Best Game Graphics of 2021 - PC, Xbox, PlayStation - Another Amazing Year

Digital Foundry : Join Alex Battaglia and John Linneman for an extended discussion on the best game graphics of 2021. There've been some amazing visuals this year - remarkable achievements from the first year of the 'next-gen' consoles, and all delivered in the Covid era, no less. Please note: Flight Simulator would definitely have made the list, but remember that it was first released in 2020 - and we talked about it in depth in the Best Game Graphics of 2020!

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gravedigger410d ago


Go, go PS5 games!

LordoftheCritics410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

Games that had wtf lvl of graphical moments for me

1. Ratchet and Clank
2. The Ascent
3. FH5

Army_of_Darkness410d ago

Totally agree on those choices bro!

As for next year, I have a feeling Sony studios will be competing with each other for best graphics and GOTY.

Father__Merrin410d ago

The ascent had good colourful detail on backgrounds but that's it

FATAL1TY410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

* Best graphics of 2021 *

Ratchet Clank Rift Apart
Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut (PS5)

PlayStation wins again

Aeery409d ago

The Ascent.
Ratchet and Clank is awesome too, but my vote goes to The Ascent.
The game looks stunning and alive.

SweetIvy409d ago

Every time I play the Ascent I'm mind-blown by the amazing and detailed graphics, one of the most impressive out there in both concept and execution + complexity.

alb1899409d ago

It will be increasingly difficult for Sony to win this and any other line. Next year possibly MS will have Starfield, Hellblade 2, Avowed, Forza Motor Sport, Fable and. Not counting the surprises that may come.

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S2Killinit410d ago

Gotta give credit where its due, and that is on PS5 games.

PrinceOfAnger410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

Btw digital foundry wasn't a reliable source in 2020
Best graphics 2020:

1. Cyberpunk
2. Spiderman Miles Morales
3. Microsoft flight simulator
4. Half life Alyx
5. The last of us part 2
6. Demons souls
7. Doom eternal

First commen't was removed for stating facts
rofl ! 😂

Atticus_finch410d ago

To be fair the best thing about Cyber punk is the graphics.

--Onilink--409d ago

Dont see any problem with that list. They specifically said at the time it was the PC version of Cyberpunk and that version was pretty amazing graphically (and a diverse set of options to customize too)

MrChow666408d ago

Not reliable because they are not faboys like you

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Atticus_finch410d ago

There's no doubt PS5 is the superior platform. Especially with a lower price than the competition.

Gaming4Life1981410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

Playstation has always focused on graphics more than any other company and that's a good thing. Xbox is starting to focus more on graphics and that's because of Playstation.

We haven't seen what either console can really do so I don't know how your saying ps is the superior platform.(just read your fanboy hate comment below toward xbox and now I know why you said that) One thing for sure is both companies is bringing the heat early this gen.

Atticus_finch410d ago

PS5 is $100 less and easily graphically outperforming the competition. I don't need to see more.
It's not hate when all xboys praise is focused on renting games.

Imalwaysright409d ago

??? The only playstation console that you can say had a clear power advantage over the consoles of its generation was the PS4.

Eonjay409d ago

Price vs performance rank is PS5 DE, Xbox Series X, PS5 and Xbox Series S in that order. If that is what we are saying then yes PS5 DE is the best console. But this is subjective if you play discs imo

Concertoine409d ago

The only way it is lower is if you get the Digital only version that is even harder to find than a base PS5

CaptainHenry916410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

If 2021 was solid for the PS5, just wait until next year 😳

autobotdan410d ago (Edited 410d ago )

If 2021 was a solid year for the Xbox Series X, just wait untill next year

gravedigger410d ago

Wait till E3. I'm listening that for Xbox "wait till next year" since 2013.

autobotdan410d ago

Unlike rhe previous 2 years..Xbox games dominated 2021 in multiple game awards and will only get better next year

badz149409d ago


"dominated" LOL

you keep using that word...

Livingthedream409d ago

Xbox games are out and more are on the way. Day 1 with gamepass it's really amazing value. Right now Sony is the one lagging with games.

Atticus_finch410d ago

Hopefully more games not worth buying.

autobotdan409d ago

Badz149 when do I ever use the word dominated? You any I keep using it. I don't see anywhere I use it

AKS407d ago

Wouldn't it be typical for a second year to be better than the first year for new consoles?

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