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    QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Which titles have dazzled when it comes to visuals?
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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Overall Red Dead 2 on PC are the best graphics so far IMO, but through the years then I would say the transition from sprites to polygons in general blew me away, the PS1/N64 era was insane with what felt like constant innovations in the majority of game releases... GTA3 had me in awe and then of course Crysis was beautiful in its time too.

    It's been a great trip so far from a C64 to a 2080 and PS4, with a new generation around the corner!

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    DiRT rally I think

    because everywhere I look in that game, I can see things that look legit.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    I'm enjoying Battle Front 2 at the moment, I think it's pretty good despite other games on the market. I suppose the fact that it's starwars helps it.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Halo when it first came out and Ninja Gaiden on the Xbox and Halo 3 was pretty impressive too I thought. The Gran Turismo games on the PlayStation and GTA 3. Half Life 2, Far Cry 2, I also remember being blown away by Oblivion. Crysis obviously but I could barely run it and my friend's PC chugged too so I feel like I didn't get the full experience!

    Right now I'm playing Forza Horizon 4 and it does look good!

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Halo 4 was very pretty. I enjoyed the differing terrains of Fallout 4 also.

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Uncharted series in general look great but the wow factor for me is the second game when you are up high on the city rooftops swinging from flagpole to flagpole and get am amazing view.

    Mafia also also astounds me on the PC even though it is starting to look a little dated, the different areas of the city all have their individual look and capture the era perfectly.

    But for amazing looking games the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy are truly fantastic pieces of work, I loved all 3 games in the series and they look amazing with so much detail put into everything.

    Most recently I do have to say that Jedi : Fallen Order on the XBox 1X looks the part and captures the atmosphere perfectly as well as looking amazing. The sky boxes loo great and the different planets you visit are all vivid with long view distances

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    Difficult to pick "A" single title as it depends on the era tbh. Personally, the mid to late 90s were the most exciting thanks to 3d accelerators.

    So with that in mind, I chose Unreal, which definitely wow'd me back in the day. Such a beautiful, atmospheric game with a great sound track as well.

    Obviously, seeing games like Quake run with a 3D accelerator for the first time was also pretty mega.

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    1. GhostR Breakpoint
    2. The Division2
    3. Gears 5
    4. Forza H4
    5. Jedi Fallen Order
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    In recent times (mostly at 4k)...

    Abzu
    Hellblade
    Rise / Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Forza Horizon 3 / 4
    Ori and the Blind Forest
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Far Cry 5 / New Dawn
    COD Modern Warfare 2019 (great and fluid at 4K)
    Gears of War 5

    Older Favourites from Mid/Late 90's (3DFX Voodoo era)...

    Unreal / Unreal Tournament
    Descent / FreeSpace / FreeSpace 2
    Scorched Planet
    Mech Warrior 2
    Tomb Raider 1996-ish (Original Core Design version running on Voodoo Glide was a joy to behold)
    Star Wars Rogue Squadron
    MDK / MDK2
    BattleZone (1999)
    Incoming

    Vintage DOS games...

    Star Wars X-Wing / Tie Fighter series
    Tyrian 2000
    Duke Nukem 3D


    Amiga Era...

    Everything by the Bitmap Brothers (Xenon, Speedball, etc)
    Star glider 1 / 2
    Shadow of the Beast
    Silkworm
    SWIV
    Eye of the Beholder
    Turrican
    Defender of the Crown
    It Came from the Desert
    Too many others to list that were ground-breaking


    C64 Era...

    International Karate +
    Drop zone
    The Forbidden Forest (Blocky but amazing parallax scrolling for its' time)
    Uridium
    Sanxion
    Ghosts & Goblins
    Scarabeus
    Rescue on Fractalus
    Koronis Rift
    The Last Ninja.Wizball
    Bounder
    Elite

    ZX81...

    3D Monster Maze
    Rocket Man
    Forty Niner

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Red Dead 2 is astonishing.
    The Division was ground breaking.
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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Tuff one this. As I only ever play Solitaire I've got to say Solitaire. It ain't pretty though!

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Crysis, when it first launched.
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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spreadie View Post
    Crysis, when it first launched.
    I'd agree if my PC at the time didn't have a hernia trying to run it.
    Grab that. Get that. Check it out. Bring that here. Grab anything useful. Take anything good.

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    Crysis, Skyrim and the division

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    Re: QOTW: What's the best-looking computer game you've played?

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    DiRT rally I think

    because everywhere I look in that game, I can see things that look legit.
    Specially in VR I think. Kept crashing at first from looking out the side windows at the view, not recommended on a mountain pass

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