Top 5 Water Effects This Gen

Top five water graphics this gen , have developers really mastered immitateing water in games? Follow the Jump and find out. ( Also Ignore the annoying adverts. )

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Peter North4316d ago

Uncharted immediately comes to mind.

Sir Ken_Kutaragi4316d ago

1.A ChatBot Zombie DLC Lemming Tears
2.A ChatBot Zombie DLC Lemming Weeping
3.A ChatBot Zombie DLC Lemming Crying
4.A ChatBot Zombie DLC Lemming Sobbing
5.A ChatBot Zombie DLC Lemming Bawling

11 360s and counting4315d ago

I hope little big planets water will look goody, I haven't seen it yet. Hey everyone.............the nipples of light.

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PS3is4D4316d ago

I'm not surprised. Crysis has always been the graphics king.

umair_s514316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Yes Crysis should be number 1. But halo lol. It looks good in that video but I think Bioshock and Uncharted are far better than Halo.

Edit: funny thing Bioshock and Uncharted vids are not even in HD.
Check out the HD vid for Bioshock and judge your self!

Cwalat4316d ago

My list:

1. Crysis
2. Uncharted
3. Gears of war 2
4. Bioshock
5. Halo 3

How GTAIV even earned a spot on their list is beyond me, it has the ugliest water effects (except for the rain).

Time Lord4316d ago

But IMO Uncharted has the best water and best water effect.

Pandamobile4316d ago

Play Crysis and that will quickly change.

Insomnia_844316d ago

wtf is GTA4 doing in that list??

siyrobbo4316d ago

one thing i liked about uncharted was how drake interacted with the water, it actually soaks him, that was a nice touch you dont see too often

raztad4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )


Your comment is valid but then

Have you played UC1?

EDIT: I hit the article. Obviously written by a PC fanboy.

Crysis video 8 mins long, GTA4- PC mod (WTF?) 4 mins long. Console videos some few seconds. Come on. Why not to title the article: Look at Crysis and moded GTA4 water effecs?

STONEY44316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Cryostasis also had some nice water and physics effects.

But that's about the only good thing about the graphics in the game.

TheIneffableBob4316d ago

I would've replaced GTA IV with Resistance 2.

Pandamobile4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Yes, I have play Uncharted.

Graphics were fine, but not on Crysis' level.

What the hell difference does it make if the videos were longer? Lots of people make videos just to show off Crysis and custom Crysis maps running in high settings.

And all that GTA IV mod was a flooded city. It's the same water on the 360 and PS3.

ThanatosDMC4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Gears of War 2?! You're kidding PS2's Champions of Norrath is doing the same thing!

But yeah, Crysis owns all. Also, wtf is GTA4 doing on the list?

STONEY44316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )


Why do you think it was written by a PC fanboy? Crysis deserved first place, and the writer doesn't have control of the length of the videos. And Uncharted doesn't come close to Crysis water (and yes, I used to have Uncharted). But imo GTA4 shouldn't have been there, I didn't like the water in it.

raztad4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Hey no. I didnt mean Crysis dont deserve the top spot. What I said is clearly too much effort was put in showcasing (f*ng 8 min long video) Crysis, and almost not love for the others.

BTW, Uc1 did pretty well to be a first gen PS3 title. The water is plain beautiful, and the interaction with the main character was nicely done.

OpenGL4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

Crysis does not deserve #1 as they just place alpha textures on top of their ocean to "simulate" water interaction. Gears of War 2 should have been included as it has probably the best water ripples I've seen in a game so far. That said, Crysis still belongs in the top 5 due to how good the ocean looks when you aren't trying to interact with it.

FamilyGuy4316d ago

"This Gen" is short for "This generation of gaming consoles" so pc games and mods should not be included in this list.

I disagree, the topic needs re-titling. Top 5 water effects in gaming.

mal_tez924316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

#1 & #2 : Drake's Fortune and Crysis
They have great water. Crysis' water looks better, But the way the water interacts in Uncharted is much better (e.g. the waves in the jet-ski levels and soaked clothes) So they tie for first

#3: Bioshock

#4: Resistance 2 (moves and looks real but has some jaggies and is always brown)

#5: MGS 4

mikeslemonade4316d ago

Haha halo 3 and GTA4 don't belong on the list. Two of the worst looking games this generation.

morganfell4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

I played Crysis and it is good but Uncharted is better. Water effects are more than just reflections and color tone. In Uncharted, when Drake gets wet he drips and his clothes actually dry out over time.

Besides, ignoring the water in Call of Juarez Bound in Blood is just wrong.

@raztad, if you don't give Crysis the top 5 spots he is going to burn up another bubble expounding upon the shortcomings in your powers of observation. Never mind that you might have fallen asleep trying to get through Crysis ho hum generic paint by numbers predictable story.

DaTruth4315d ago

Infamous. It was sad that such an impressive game, would have such terrible water. When you hit a guy into the water, he dies on top as if it were the ground; No floating, just dead on top. Electricity effects KING!!!

But when I play GTA4 after playing Infamous, it hurts my eyes!

villevalorox4315d ago

OKay, in no order.. Umm

Crysis hell yeah.
uncharted 2.
killzone 2 Beach Head map wow!
Battlefield 1943 the water looks so nice :)
Resistance 2
Gears of war has nice water.

so many :) .. can not wait for uncharted 2 :P

Goomba124315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

@ Morganfell
You must have played Crysis on low settings or something to actually believe what you just said. Btw who cares about the story. did you actually play Crysis for the story.

MEsoJD4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

is doing HALO on that list : o

JonnyBadfinger4315d ago

HOW THE F*** did GTA4 get on that list???

its the most life less looking sea of vomit ive ever seen!

in proper order:

1) Crysis
2) Uncharted (i will admit, the soaking clothes is a nice touch)
3) Halo 3 (Best water physics, objects and bodys floating down stream)
4) Bioshock
5) Gears of War 2

morganfell4315d ago (Edited 4315d ago )

What's the matter? Your feelings hurt because I won't bow before your game?

Very few titles have mechanics that are so good you do not care about a story. Crysis isn't one of those. I guess I am one of those smart people that realize Crysis was nothing built a glorified tech demo built buy a group of people that do not know how to market a game engine.

Brain dead people might be able to stare at the "purty lights" and be amazed but I for one expect the story end of the production to hold up it's end of the table.

nirwanda4315d ago

the living water at the very end boss of prince of persia is the best water i've seen this gen

Lifendz4315d ago

Wow that game looks amazing.

sloth4urluv4315d ago

"I played Crysis and it is good but Uncharted is better. Water effects are more than just reflections and color tone. In Uncharted, when Drake gets wet he drips and his clothes actually dry out over time. "

If thats the case tehn I guess Zelda belongs on the list too, because when link jumps in the water his clothes get soaked and they dry out over time...

Seriously the water in uncharted looks great, and I would have put it higher in the list (maybe second), but it dosnt look better than the water in crysis.

Goomba124313d ago

Wow must be a fanboy

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Pandamobile4316d ago

I made a Crysis dreamscene as my desktop background. Just a looping 20 second clip of the shoreline. It's beautiful :)

Mr Bean Laden4316d ago

why is Halo 3 on there? pixelated water in 640p looks anything but refreshing

Pandamobile4316d ago

I don't like Halo, but I have to admit its water is pretty good.

Nelson M4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )


Xbox360Elite4316d ago

Halo is a graphical masterpiece its priceless like Vincent van Gogh painting.

Dead_Cell4316d ago

Almost as bad as Resistance 2's.
Bioshock then Uncharted for console games IMO.

STONEY44316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

The water is the only good looking thing in Halo 3... the rest of the game looks like Halo 2 with overly shiny things. AKA like crap.

napoleon_ist4316d ago (Edited 4316d ago )

i have halo 3 and uncharted, halo doesn't match uncharted's fortress stage.

one game is 640p (boo!!), the other is 720p that can be upcaled to 1080p on the ntsc version.

gambare4315d ago

"Halo is a graphical masterpiece its priceless like Vincent van Gogh painting. "

This phrase said by a little kid is cute, but said by a 30yo virgin is scary.... oh hi Xbox360Elite, you scared the hell out of me

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