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October 28, 2012 11:59:10 AM

Which game do you think has the best graphics?

I am stuck between Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2(direct x 11 and high res texture pack).
Is there any other games out there which has graphics on par with these 2 games or maybe even better?

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October 28, 2012 12:11:17 PM

Witcher 2 with ubersampling... Even though the system requirements are insane, it looks much better than either of the games you mentioned :) .
October 28, 2012 12:44:26 PM

Sunius said:
Witcher 2 with ubersampling... Even though the system requirements are insane, it looks much better than either of the games you mentioned :) .


I've never played The Witcher 2 but might give it a try after i've played the games i'm on at the moment.
Far Cry 3 is supposed to have awesome graphics and i'll be getting that when it comes out.
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October 28, 2012 1:50:24 PM

Hi :) 

Metro 2033

All the best Brett :) 
October 28, 2012 1:55:47 PM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

Metro 2033

All the best Brett :) 


Metro 2033 isn't a game i've tried yet but it's on my list of games to get and play:) 

October 28, 2012 4:31:13 PM

There are a few different things people will be drawn to. Crysis 1 often gets peoples votes because of the jungle setting. Crysis 2 with the Dx11 patch and highres pack is also good. Metro 2033 has great lighting. BF3 (I haven't played) gets a lot of votes too.

If you include mods, I don't think anything can compare to Crysis 2 with MaLDoHD 4.0 in terms of pure graphics, but the city setting isn't as impressive as a jungle.
October 28, 2012 5:40:11 PM

bystander said:
There are a few different things people will be drawn to. Crysis 1 often gets peoples votes because of the jungle setting. Crysis 2 with the Dx11 patch and highres pack is also good. Metro 2033 has great lighting. BF3 (I haven't played) gets a lot of votes too.

If you include modes, I don't think anything can compare to Crysis 2 with MaLDoHD 4.0 in terms of pure graphics, but the city setting isn't as impressive as a jungle.


I just finished Crysis 2 and uninstalled it:(  I didn't know about that mod but just done some reading on it. Maybe it would of stressed my AMD 7850 a bit too much though
October 28, 2012 10:11:21 PM

Best graphic QUALITY? That would be Crysis 2 with MalDoH 4.0

Battlefield 3 isn't even close.

The Witcher 2 isn't close (don't confuse art direction here with graphic quality though......The Witcher 2 excels here. It is a tremendously beautiful and artistic game with the best graphics in any RPG to date).


The only thing I've seen that can compare with Crysis 2 / MalDoH is Metro2033. Fantastic lighting and texture quality in that game.


The original Crysis still deserves mention here. People are still creating environments in CryEngine2 that are incredibly good......the engine is capable and the outdoor lighting is a large part of what makes it so good.

October 28, 2012 11:04:50 PM

Stringjam said:
Best graphic QUALITY? That would be Crysis 2 with MalDoH 4.0

Battlefield 3 isn't even close.

The Witcher 2 isn't close (don't confuse art direction here with graphic quality though......The Witcher 2 excels here. It is a tremendously beautiful and artistic game with the best graphics in any RPG to date).


The only thing I've seen that can compare with Crysis 2 / MalDoH is Metro2033. Fantastic lighting and texture quality in that game.


The original Crysis still deserves mention here. People are still creating environments in CryEngine2 that are incredibly good......the engine is capable and the outdoor lighting is a large part of what makes it so good.

http://earthmachine.home.mchsi.com/desertcry.jpg


I've got to be honest about Crysis 1 custom maps on Cryengine 2. The majority of these "realistic" maps would look really realistic if I really smeared real vaseline into my eyes. And if not obnoxious abouts of unrealistic blurring there's always the abundance of horrible pop-in. Cryengine 3 modded with Maldo's is truly the king of graphic quality for the time being, but I still think Battlefield 3 actually looks closer to reality, not that it's overtly realistic either.
October 29, 2012 1:16:07 AM

casualcolors said:
I've got to be honest about Crysis 1 custom maps on Cryengine 2. The majority of these "realistic" maps would look really realistic if I really smeared real vaseline into my eyes. And if not obnoxious abouts of unrealistic blurring there's always the abundance of horrible pop-in. Cryengine 3 modded with Maldo's is truly the king of graphic quality for the time being, but I still think Battlefield 3 actually looks closer to reality, not that it's overtly realistic either.



Crysis does have terrible LoD snapping and object pop-in. Those things can be vastly improved if you have enough system to swing it (I turned up the object draw-distances and turned off LoD's in the island level one time.....looked awesome but I couldn't even begin to run it).

I also agree that a lot of map makers go a little overboard on DoF blur effects......but I don't think realism is the point, but creating a dramatic atmosphere. I personally like a good balance. I think artistry is a much better goal than realism. I've never gone to a movie and criticized the cinematography because it wasn't realistic.

To a point there is definitely blur when you look at things at distance.....more blur than vanilla Crysis uses, but not nearly as much as what something like Reli2 adds.


I personally don't get BF3, however. It's a great looking game, but I could never consider it for "best" anything. The trees are horrendous. The grass looks like it came out of a cartoon. Lighting looks great, though, and that goes a long way in covering up a lot of what doesn't look good. Whatever method they use to render long draw-distances looks outstanding. I still can't believe they used such ugly trees, though.
October 29, 2012 5:05:19 AM

Stringjam said:

The Witcher 2 isn't close (don't confuse art direction here with graphic quality though......The Witcher 2 excels here. It is a tremendously beautiful and artistic game with the best graphics in any RPG to date).


Witcher 2 looks much better than Crysis. Look at all the shadows and lighting:

http://dragonsandfairydust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/201...
October 29, 2012 7:45:54 AM

go with medal of honor warfighter
October 29, 2012 8:24:41 AM

I think it's a question thats really dependent on the person answering and does that person like "arty", "stylised" or "immersive realism"

Witcher 2 is visually amazing but if you look close its more in an "art" way than a realism way.

Battlefield 3 again amazing but I don't feel it realistic at all, more polished and stylised. I place crysis 2 in this band as well no matter how technically good it can be made it fails to immerse me it just seems to lack realism somehow to me.

Realism and I know this sounds crazy is ARMA 2 that is the only game I know where on wandering through the wildnerness in Chernarus I genuinely feel like a squaddie tabbing around the training area in Brecon again, to me this makes it one of the best even if technically it's not as it immerses me to a point I forget I'm staring at a screen.

Thats just my 20 pence though like I said It's a question I suspect many people will have many varied opinions on.
October 29, 2012 8:29:23 AM

mayur_99 said:
go with medal of honor warfighter


Yo dawg this boy be trorrin'

In all seriousness, I'm actually surprised at how the dev team for MOH: Warfighter managed to make Frostbite 2.0 look so poor. The best looking parts of the game are the assets that they ripped directly from BF3, while everything else is significantly worse.
October 29, 2012 10:37:12 AM

just looking at MOH warfighter and to be honest its as good if not slightly better than battlfield 3 as far as facial animation goes... its very nuanced and almost lifelike...
very good texture maps, lighting is pretty dark but very atmospheric over all 9/10 and probably the best looking game on the frotsbite 2 engine to date...
and being as bf3 was the best looking game up until now then i gotta say MOH warfighter is now top of the pile. but for how long... november will be a very gfx eye candy heavy month...

i have only played the first 3 missions and seen 2 cut scenes and its the cut scenes thats impressed me.
i dunno what cas is seeing but he may be seeing something im not as my eyesight isnt the best. i tend to be concentrating on killing people rather than looking at the scenery... maybe on the second playthrough (if it warrants 1) i will see what he means but for now im impressed.

October 29, 2012 11:00:32 AM

Sunius said:
Witcher 2 looks much better than Crysis. Look at all the shadows and lighting:

http://dragonsandfairydust.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/201...



To me that looks incredibly pretty......but I don't see anything special graphically. Like I said earlier....beautiful artistry!

I personally think this looks far more impressive graphically:



Check out the real-time reflections in the glass.


This is 2006 technology, and to me it looks better than any new RPG:






October 29, 2012 11:03:29 AM

Stringjam said:
To me that looks incredibly pretty......but I don't see anything special graphically. Like I said earlier....beautiful artistry!

I personally think this looks far more impressive graphically:

http://earthmachine.home.mchsi.com/crysis3.jpg

Check out the real-time reflections in the glass.


This is 2006 technology, and to me it looks better than any new RPG:

http://earthmachine.home.mchsi.com/crysisrpg.jpg


These do look amazing, I can't wait for this to be the norm in games... what's the second screenshot from?
October 29, 2012 11:04:18 AM

jpoos said:


but seriously, why the concern over which game looks the shiniest? personally i'm more concerned with gameplay :) 



So do you think Metro2033 would have had the same level of immersion and atmosphere if it were rendered in something like Source?

I'm concerned with gameplay, too.....but I don't believe graphic quality and gameplay are mutually exclusive. I wanna have both. ;) 
October 29, 2012 11:22:49 AM

i would like both too, but i find myself being disappointed with games lately due to the major portion of the budget being sunk into graphical prowess, in pursuit of "realism", at the expense of gameplay. it's always a pleasant surprise to find one that's pretty & involving however :) 
October 29, 2012 6:51:44 PM

Stringjam said:
So do you think Metro2033 would have had the same level of immersion and atmosphere if it were rendered in something like Source?

I'm concerned with gameplay, too.....but I don't believe graphic quality and gameplay are mutually exclusive. I wanna have both. ;) 


I want both too. Sadly Metro's got great specular lighting, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired :( 
October 29, 2012 8:50:24 PM

casualcolors said:
I want both too. Sadly Metro's got great specular lighting, but the gameplay leaves a lot to be desired :( 

Metro 2033's game play was pretty good too. At least when you look at the eerie story and immersion. I even enjoyed the game play too. Of course it's all personal preference.
October 29, 2012 8:54:18 PM

bystander said:
Metro 2033's game play was pretty good too. At least when you look at the eerie story and immersion. I even enjoyed the game play too. Of course it's all personal preference.


I don't know. I'd say of the modern games it's second only to Medal of Honor 2010 for least enjoyable gunplay, and the stealth mechanics weren't very solid either =(.
October 29, 2012 8:58:57 PM

To be honest, the only FPS game which I found the game play to be top notch is Farcry. The stealth in that game was the best imo. I felt Crysis ruined the Farcry formula with that suit.
October 29, 2012 9:21:07 PM

I must be strange because I really liked the gameplay in Metro. It was one of those rare games where I almost couldn't rip myself away from the computer because I was so into it.

I kind of felt the same way about FarCry2 as well.....so I must be strange, because EVERYBODY hates that game and I loved it (well...there were some things I didn't like, but overall I loved it.....the game could use some value changes for enemy respawning and bullet damage for sure).
October 29, 2012 10:36:11 PM

Metro 2033 is still the best looking game imo. Crysis is a beautiful game with some amazing mods that make it look even more amazing. Its a shame crytek went the way they did with things, if they had resisted the dark side we may have had another advancement like crysis was.

BF3 looks like *** imo, textures are so shitty, they cover it up ok with lens flare.

Gaming has really taken many steps backward in the last 4 years. Almost no one is using current tech.
October 29, 2012 10:38:57 PM

Stringjam said:


This is 2006 technology, and to me it looks better than any new RPG:

http://earthmachine.home.mchsi.com/crysisrpg.jpg


POM is dead, no one has used it since CryEngine 2 afaik.

Hopefully with new games built from the ground up with DX11 tessellation and POM become standard.
October 29, 2012 10:39:04 PM

Metro 2033 looks good, but when you go up top during the day, it doesn't look nearly as good as it does under ground. I assume this is because the graphics may not be the best, but the lighting is done very well.
October 29, 2012 10:47:28 PM

bystander said:
Metro 2033 looks good, but when you go up top during the day, it doesn't look nearly as good as it does under ground. I assume this is because the graphics may not be the best, but the lighting is done very well.


Oh the game no doubt looks like *** above ground :p  It was a smaller part of the game, I don't think it got as much love. Also if they kept the texture resolutions as high as underground the game would come to a hault for most people.
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