My, That's a Fine-Looking Necromorph - Dead Space 3 Graphics Comparison

Which version of Dead Space 3 is the best looking? You decide.

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Considering picking up that plasma cutter for one last foray into the world of Necromorph dismemberment, but in a dilemma over which version to buy? Well, consider this following graphics comparison much like said plasma cutter: a tool to help you with a potentially tricky job!

Check out the video below containing gameplay slowed down 50 per cent combined with some helpful stills. In addition, if you click the download link beneath the video, you can grab an uncompressed version of the video at standard speed--60fps--in 720p. Be warned, though: the file is over 1.2GB in size, so you might want to put some coffee on while you wait.

Download Uncompressed Video Here.

If high-resolution screens are your weapon of choice for visual comparisons, then fear not! We've got you covered below as well.

Download the original screenshots: Xbox 360 / PC / PS3

Download the original screenshots: Xbox 360 / PC / PS3

Download the original screenshots: Xbox 360 / PC / PS3

Be sure to let me know which Dead Space 3 version you think comes out on top in the comments.

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373 comments
wZoul
wZoul

nobody cares, anyone who would sit here watching this videos to consider to which platform they are going to buy dead space 3 for this little difference in graphixs either have to many consoles at home and need to get a life, or are simply retarded. :) 


or in otherwords, gamespot has lost it´s edge, need to come up with better things to write about

Kryptonbornson
Kryptonbornson

Dead Space has some of the best graphics I've seen. The anti-aliasing in 3 is awesome. Even on PS3 I couldn't see any jaggies. That's how I want games to look.

maciek_g5
maciek_g5

1. PC, 2. X360 3. PS3 

Graphics in ps3 multiplats suck 

PwNiShEr1216
PwNiShEr1216

I can never tell the difference in these comparisons lol theres no significant difference at all maybe brightness? Thats all I could see tho

armindevoted
armindevoted

i play with playstation 3 but the screenshot of PC  is beter. i dont know why ?

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

And what did we learn from this?..............................People have too much time. Its a fun game, play it, the tinny graphic differences a good game do not make ¬_¬

sadeed
sadeed

A game made with PC, which graphics would be the best u think???

PC!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for sure! its very point less to try to know who deliver the best graphics when logic says always,.....

PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

goldglover1025
goldglover1025

u KNOW everyone watching this is like....MY system will look best! cant go by ONE game anyway.

issicus2
issicus2

maybe it was in the video, but shouldnt the PC specs and graphics settings be included?

jotazombie
jotazombie

Comparison between Xbox 360 and PS3 is fine but between PC and Consoles is pointless.   

advanracer
advanracer

Regardless, video games are 1st made for the Consoles...and then finally for the PC. It's sad but there are more Konsole Kids out there than there are PC gamers.

Gaming-Planet
Gaming-Planet

I play it on the PC(Mouse controls FTW) and the only differences I notice are the crisp (Somewhat higher res) textures, AA, and a playable on a much higher resolution. The differences in graphics are almost exactly the same, nothing new added at all.

Motokid6
Motokid6

Max out Nvidia overrides. Dead Space 1 with 16xQ AA, 16x AF, 8x supersample and ambient occlusion ( Bit of a mouthful that one.. ) easily looks as good as Dead Space 3... atleast at the settings they used for this comparison.

realone2005
realone2005

PC version doesn't have DX11 so its pointless to have a comparison when it will just look the same on all three platforms

griffy2013
griffy2013

LOL This is not how you do a comparison.  What are you even thinking?

puketrain
puketrain

They all look the same to me

Brazilski
Brazilski

PC version and 360 are pretty close, with the PC logically having a higher resolution. That's not necessarily a clear cut advantage though, as it sometimes looks a bit overdone. Especially in a stormy snowy atmosphere like DS3's, I find too much clarity can at times actually reduce immersion. That said, at other times it does just look plain better, be it only a bit. However, I find the PS3 version to be noticeably worse than either competitor. Occasionally it just look blurry but most of all I simply can not stand the overall darker tones. You'd say it's something that could be easily "fixed", but I've seen it with other multiplatform games too: the PS3 version just looks darker. It looks darker and contrast seems to be lower.

OneStrong2
OneStrong2

I'm not sure what all the commotion is about. PC gaming isn't the best unless up you have the good hardware, which is going to cost you. You're not getting top performance unless you pay through the nose, and if you have 500$ to spend on a video card, or the latest CPU, you probably don't care anyway. Generally, it's PC, xbox 360, and Ps3. I've found that Ps3 textures are lower resolution, and it's darker. Some worship the ps3, but that's only because they're in love with the system, not cause the graphics are Better. I think it has to do with the fact Ps3 is OpenGL based. Unless it's a ps3 exclusive, games really don't shine.

Psycold
Psycold

I own a PC and most of the time it is pretty obvious that the PC version is superior in graphics, but I seriously barely notice any difference at all in these pictures. 

chrisbritt45
chrisbritt45

everyone stop being fan boys now. its ok. most games do look better on pc. but more people buy a console so the dont half to build there own pc or shell out almost a thousand bucks for a pre made pc tha will run all of these high def games. its not a matter of witch is better its what we are able to afford. i mean if u can afford a good pc by all means go get it. but ill be sticking with my console. not because its "so much better than pc". its because its cheaper for me. and sense ive spent the time and money to build a games library for my ps3 i dont think ill be changeing anytime soon. anyways ps4 is out this year. so ill wait and put my money on that instead. oh and to coment on graphics for this specific game there is no real difference. 

Cosmic_Izzo
Cosmic_Izzo


Seriously, when you're straining your eyes to see the most minute detail difference, there is no point.  What's really important is to wear a cup while playing, to protect your balls from being kicked from all the awesome that is sure to occur. 

megakick
megakick

You do understand that consoles make up a the largest amount of cross platform game sales?

samdam3
samdam3

LOL @all of you fanboys... I play PC and PS3.... My system can run so far all games on high settings and a lot new ones on max.. and I still prefer gaming on my PS3 :P 

Most popular mutliplayer games (i.e. COD, Battlefield[whether you like them or not]) have larger and better communities on the consoles than on PC... On PC you'll shoot someone and they'll ban you from their server SMH.

Although when it comes to MMO's, obviously PC is the place to play them... :D


godsend1989
godsend1989

Looks the same, get over it, stupid comparison no one gives a damn.

Lanzo86
Lanzo86

PC gamers get a grip and get a life...Who cares what's more powerful or draw distance ...Gaming is about having fun...Better graphics more power and all that bollocks doesn't add up to more fun...We Console gamers love our consoles because there fun so stop telling us ever minute how much better pc is then consoles and go and actually enjoy some of the games on PC.

moisan4
moisan4

When watching this clip, keep in mind that Skyrim isn't optimized for the PC. It can only utilize up to 4gb of system ram (most PC's have 16gb, some have 32gb or even more), it has memory leaks, it can only handle 4 light sources at once, utilizes a 32bit engine, not 64bit, limited to a uGrids of 5 when many PC's could handle 9 or 11 if we could actually use all our ram and CPU's (and the game was made to handle more, safely). Again, all these limitations hinder the PC version, and only allow the PC version to utilize higher textures, but still extremely limits the full potential a PC is capable of. These console ports affect things like the total number of items rendered on the screen simultaneously, draw distances, light sources, number of sprites (NPC's and enemies), even things like AI behaviour, etcetera. Also keep in mind that this video is only in 1080p, and many PC gamers use monitors with much higher resolutions (and some even use 3-6 monitors at once at these higher resolutions), consoles use 720p (or less).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMlSo8AXQ4I

CP2077
CP2077

I still think Graphics Comparisons are just plain stupid it tells you nothing and it will be worse when PS4 and the next Xbox is out everything will look the same the only difference will be games that are made for PC's and you will need a beast of a rig to show the difference or they will look the same you can't show the difference in pics or video that is on a lower resolution playing at lower frames per second then what you see in person. To me it just makes GameSpot look like ass clowns showing clips that are at 720p when a high PC can go past 1080p at over 60 Frames per second. I still don't see the point 1080p at 60 FPS will be the new standard for consoles. they will never show PC going past even thought they can so it still makes GameSpot look like ass clowns.

couly
couly

Even though I'm a PC gamer, I have to say, getting games to look like that on 8 year old hardware is impressive.

moisan4
moisan4

Gamespot is in the business of selling games. This includes used console games. It's within their interests to not really display how poor 8 year old console graphics really are when compared side by side with ultra settings on a PC. Hence, the 720p videos and crap screen shot comparisons. These graphic comparison articles are pathetic, and a waste of everyone's time.

squidler81
squidler81

After playing the pc version... I loaded up the ps3 version and just coudn't play it pc one was way smoother at 60 fps and looked alot better.

Clavera
Clavera

Way to go when choosing comprison pictures, to bad they didn't show the same things which made the whole picture comparison unnecessary.

tonet666
tonet666

I'm playing this game on PC and f@cking awesome. My favorite Weapon Heavy Shotgun+Rocket Luncher (Lower tool)

yeah_28
yeah_28

Comparing consoles vs PC is already useless, but comparing them at console resolution and without tweaks or some forced settings like AA is just literally being unfair.

You make a dubious comparison AND you confuse people into thinking all versions look kind of the same.

EverestMan
EverestMan

This article is meaningless as Visceral flat out said that they were not optimizing the game for PC, therefore there won't be much of a difference in graphics.

djpetitte
djpetitte

these articles are supremely stupid.

tionmedon
tionmedon

show it @1200 res oh thats right neither can do it

probumba
probumba

So as far as PC gamers are concerned they are all about higher frame rates.

So i guess if they play a game where a donkey sucks balls at 500 fps they believe its the game of the year?

Bitches do be crazy............................

GunEye
GunEye

Does Dead Space 3 got a new graphic engine?

AND GAMESPOT YOU SHOULD REALLY MAKE A DECENT MOBILE COMPATIBLITY FOR THE COMMENT SECTIONS OF EVERY PAGE!! YOUR "MOBILE VERSION" LOOKS ANCIENT AND IT IS AWFULLY CLUNKY. NO WAY TO WRITE MESSAGES. DO FIX THAT

fox_fury
fox_fury

Why bother comparing hi-end 2013 PC with 6-7 year old consoles ? Try running the game on a 6 years old PC and then compare it with the consoles. Then you'll see how "smooth" and "good" the game will be on the PC. ;)

orpheus-livepa
orpheus-livepa

what a waste of yours and our time doing these stupid video's, i mean come on, nobody has to watch them to see which is the winner.

why not use your time to report on things that are more useful, just appears that your filling the space with just anything nowadays......:(

jark888
jark888

If you want to compare them with the still images, why don't you use the same images on each comparison? 

Jato_81
Jato_81

I don't even know why PC is ever in these line-ups. Should only be between the shitty consoles. Of course its going to come out on top every time. Even when the PS4 comes out it will be using last years PC GPU's. So it would be looking probably as nice as what PC is now, But by then PC will be a generation ahead already. Consoles will be forever playing catch up.. But they are great for mums and dads to by their kids cause they last a few years for the one outlay.