Splinter Cell Conviction versus MGS4: HD Screenshot comparison

GB writes: "We all know the rivalry that exists between two of the most favorite stealth characters: Solid Snake and Sam Fisher. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots was an amazing technical achievement and in my opinion was one of the best video games ever made. Splinter Cell Conviction looks very solid and might actually set new benchmarks for the stealth genre since Old Snake has hanged up his shoes. Even though MGS4 is almost a two year old game, it's still has the visuals that not too many games have surpassed. In this screen shot comparison we will take a look at both the games on how they stack up."

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Cartesian3D3402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

first : there is a PC version for Splinter cell so there is no point for comparing PC version with console one..

second : MGS4 was 30-60 Fps without any screen tearing..

third : first screen is from CG cut scene!!! I think ..

SC looks realy good but they must optimize frame rate and screen tearing ..

Foxgod3402d ago (Edited 3402d ago )

Those are not pc shots, if they would be pc shots they would be in a much higher resolution.
And the third one is not a cutscene, the fights in Conviction are very dynamic, and actually look like that.

NeutralGamer3402d ago

The third might not be CG, but the first one is...

thewhoopimen3402d ago

I disagree. Those are pc release shots done at 720p or lower to simulate a console screenshot look. The demo didn't even look as good...

kancerkid3402d ago

Game players care about graphics, gamers care about playing good games.

This site is pathetic in how many "fanboys" there are who only care about graphics and think they know the limits of the 360 and the "limitlessness" of the PS3.

Play games and STFU.

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GUCommander3402d ago

The screenshots tell it all. We might be looking at a new benchmark in gaming graphics. I'm curious how they will look on the 360 though. I doubt they will be as crisp.

Icyhot3402d ago

The resolution is 576P which is like the lowest form of Sub-HD. I doubt it's as crisp as the PC version.

theEnemy3402d ago

Um.. no.

PC - Crysis

Consoles - Killzone2/Uncharted 2/God of War III

Those are the current gaming benchmarks in the graphics department alone.

NeutralGamer3402d ago

The first screenshow is CG...

JonnyBigBoss3402d ago

Are you serious? Conviction doesn't even look better than the 1-year old Gears of War 2. How is it a new benchmark?

sikbeta3402d ago


WOW...way to be Delusional, SC:C is developed with a Custom UE2 and Runs at 576p, MGS4 runs at 720p and was released on June 12, 2008 (21 months), knowing how much time SC:C was on the Development, it make you think why they couldn't push a little harder...

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LittleBigSackBoy3402d ago

MGS4 looks amazing for a 2 year old game.

theEnemy3402d ago

still my number 1 game even after playing the sh1t out of Uncharted 2 and GoWIII.

well that's my opinion. ;)

JonnyBigBoss3402d ago

It might have lower resolution textures, but the color palette, variety and characters well more than make up for it. MGS4 is a stunning game.

Foxgod3402d ago

Ah yes, the irony, Conviction is being called ugly all over the place on N4g.
Yet it clearly beats a game that psfans consider to be a looker and is only a year and a half old.

shadow27973402d ago

Personally, I think SCC is a good looking game. One of the best on the system. Though visually, the style is more similar to Uncharted 2 than MGS4. I think that would make a better comparison.

SCC has better textures in the environment than MGS4. I don't think that's debatable. However, MGS4 has better character models by far. Everyone who isn't Sam Fisher looks terrible in Conviction. The cutscene in the demo made this abundantly clear. Then again, MGS4 has some of the best character models this generation, so almost everything pales in comparison.

The gameplay couldn't be any more different, though. The only thing these two games really have in common is stealth. Having enjoyed MGS4, I'm excited for Conviction. The gameplay feels very fresh and fast paced for a stealth game.

And fyi, a year and a half is a long time. I'm not sure why you prefaced it with 'only'.