Best looking game on consoles (with poll).

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#1 Posted by PAL360 (26751 posts) -

With Playstation 4 and Xbox 3 around the corner, it's time to look at the best our old consoles were able to offer, in terms of visuals. This late in the generation, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 have many contenders so which, in your opinion, is currently the best looking game on consoles?

No CGI, just in-game or in-engine (sorry for the multiple sizes).

Halo 4:

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Uncharted 3:

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Gears of War 3:

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Killzone 3:

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Other contenders:

Crysis 2:

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God of War 3:

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Red Dead Redemption:

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Forza Horizon:

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Far Cry 3:

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etc....

#2 Posted by clyde46 (45374 posts) -
Nice bullshots.
#3 Posted by PAL360 (26751 posts) -

Nice bullshots.clyde46

I'm glad you like them :P

#4 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -
Nice bullshots.clyde46
#5 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

What crysis 2 really looks like

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This can be said about all those games though. But especially crysis

#6 Posted by clyde46 (45374 posts) -

[QUOTE="clyde46"]Nice bullshots.PAL360

I'm glad you like them :P

Ya caught me :P I much prefer comparing games in motion as opposed to looking at screenshots. A game may look great but if its running at 15FPS then its pretty much useless.
#7 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

Wow that tree on Uncharted 3 is just amazing though

#8 Posted by clyde46 (45374 posts) -

Wow that tree on Uncharted 3 is just amazing though

themajormayor
Its about the only thing that is good in UC3.
#9 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -
[QUOTE="themajormayor"]

Wow that tree on Uncharted 3 is just amazing though

clyde46
Its about the only thing that is good in UC3.

Yeah. Game looks like garbage most of the time too if you compare to Killzone 3
#10 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

God of War 3 looks better than all of those games, has the best anti aliasing on consoles, and runs at a higher framerate.

#11 Posted by themajormayor (25713 posts) -

God of War 3 looks better than all of those games, has the best anti aliasing on consoles, and runs at a higher framerate.

crimsonman1245
Stupid to not include it in the poll. Instead we have no aa, flat textures, screen tear galore there (gears 3)
#12 Posted by greensand24 (375 posts) -
Halo 4
#13 Posted by I_AM_MEGATRON (374 posts) -
easy, god of war iii
#14 Posted by gpuking (2793 posts) -
The Last of Us.
#15 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25608 posts) -
The almost 3 year old God of War 3 looks better to me than any of those.
#16 Posted by gpuking (2793 posts) -

God of War 3 looks better than all of those games, has the best anti aliasing on consoles, and runs at a higher framerate.

crimsonman1245
For pure gameplay shots Fully Agreed, but since TC wants bullshot inclusion then it gets a bit messy.
#17 Posted by Meeeper282 (1602 posts) -

007 legends

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#18 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8530 posts) -

Uncharted 3, hands down.

#19 Posted by PAL360 (26751 posts) -

[QUOTE="PAL360"]

[QUOTE="clyde46"]Nice bullshots.clyde46

I'm glad you like them :P

Ya caught me :P I much prefer comparing games in motion as opposed to looking at screenshots. A game may look great but if its running at 15FPS then its pretty much useless.

I agree. I'm just not very good at looking for pics.

I think there is one or two bull-shots for every game in the poll, and the others are direct feed, so no bias :)

#20 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25150 posts) -
RDR
#21 Posted by PAL360 (26751 posts) -

Wow that tree on Uncharted 3 is just amazing though

themajormayor

It is indeed ;)

#22 Posted by sukraj (22308 posts) -

Far Cry 3 looks really nice too.

#23 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

Far Cry 3 looks really nice too.

sukraj

Yeah, when i saw how good the game looked i assumed it would be a slideshow with lots of tech problems, but it was surpisingly playable.

#24 Posted by freedomfreak (39393 posts) -
We should have a multiplat edition.
#25 Posted by TheEroica (13340 posts) -

Wow that tree on Uncharted 3 is just amazing though

themajormayor
Ahhhh teh foliage.... it makes all the difference.
#26 Posted by PAL360 (26751 posts) -

[QUOTE="crimsonman1245"]

God of War 3 looks better than all of those games, has the best anti aliasing on consoles, and runs at a higher framerate.

gpuking

For pure gameplay shots Fully Agreed, but since TC wants bullshot inclusion then it gets a bit messy.

I picked some random gool looking pics for all games. Some of those Uncharted 3 and KZ3 pics may be bullshots aswell.

But feel free to post some direct feed of your favourite games :)

#27 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -
  1. God of War 3
  2. Red Dead Redemption
  3. Killzone 3

That would be my top 3 of best looking console games

#28 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -

Halo 4 looks really ugly in those screenshots btw, I hate overdone bloom.

#29 Posted by blackace (20379 posts) -
The almost 3 year old God of War 3 looks better to me than any of those.Floppy_Jim
I feel the same way about Gear of War 3. Go figure.
#30 Posted by delta3074 (17924 posts) -

God of War 3 looks better than all of those games, has the best anti aliasing on consoles, and runs at a higher framerate.

crimsonman1245
No it doesn't, forza horizon does, 4xMSAA with Dynamic FXAA running in tandem
#31 Posted by sora16perfect (707 posts) -
God of war 3
#32 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

This thread is just sad, posting complete bullshots for most of them, and some people posting pics of games that aren't released :roll:

#33 Posted by Ricardomz (2329 posts) -

Upcoming 'The Last of Us'.

#34 Posted by Riadon2 (1609 posts) -

Obvious bullshots are obvious.

What is the point of this thread?

#35 Posted by Clock-w0rk (3238 posts) -

Bullshots R us.

Anyway it's God of War 3 easily.

#36 Posted by gamecubepad (6102 posts) -

Uncharted 3 is best overall choice. I'd say Crysis 2, but it has some issues. Crysis 3 is a shoe-in for best gfx on consoles. Last time around Crytek was developing for 3 systems simultaneously and pushing their new engine on the side. Now everything is in place, I'd expect a Uncharted to Uncharted 2 type jump in gfx.

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On a side note, Majormayor pushing a stretched 2560x1600 pic of Crysis 2 and nobody says anything. lulz.

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#37 Posted by freedomfreak (39393 posts) -

This thread is just sad, posting complete bullshots for most of them, and some people posting pics of games that aren't released :roll:

seanmcloughlin
I'd day that's spot-on, as far as these threads go. Although I understand :P
#38 Posted by locopatho (20193 posts) -

Joke thread?

Graphics king on consoles is, was, and always will be, VIVA PINATA!

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#39 Posted by GamingVengeance (1853 posts) -
God of war 3, but since its not in poll and voting other is pointless I voted uncharted 3
#40 Posted by Innovazero2000 (3136 posts) -

This thread is pointless, what exactly does it prove? Who has the biggest fanboy base?

They are all in a similar technical range...

#41 Posted by meconate (10476 posts) -
Viva Piñata
#42 Posted by M13L13S (3819 posts) -

I'd say Halo 4.

#43 Posted by loosingENDS (11775 posts) -

Bravely Default on 3DS, by miles

#44 Posted by ZombieKiller7 (6248 posts) -

The only game on consoles that kind of made me go "wow" is Killzone 2 on PS3 and Skyrim on 360.

I didn't think that puny hardware could make games look that nice.

#45 Posted by parkurtommo (26606 posts) -

Bullshots EVERYWHERE

#46 Posted by seanmcloughlin (38214 posts) -

The only game on consoles that kind of made me go "wow" is Killzone 2 on PS3 and Skyrim on 360.

I didn't think that puny hardware could make games look that nice.

ZombieKiller7

The Killzone games are the only ones that still wow me after moving to PC,it's still impressive to me visually. Gameplay and story are bleh but the graphics are well done

#47 Posted by carlisledavid79 (10503 posts) -
In my opinion it's Uncharted 3.
#48 Posted by KBFloYd (13278 posts) -

Nintendoland

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#49 Posted by Riadon2 (1609 posts) -

I would say a game like Rayman or something else that completely abandons realism and goes for pure art.

Consoles are nowhere near powerful enough for effective realism.

#50 Posted by R4gn4r0k (16336 posts) -

Bravely Default on 3DS, by miles

loosingENDS

Why do you complain about the WiiU having bad graphics yet constantly claim the 3DS to have the graphics king ?

You do know the 3DS is weaker than the WiiU and how stupid and contradictory your statements sound, right ?