What's the most demanding game for PC?

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#1 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
I heard Assassin's Creed was because it's poorly optimized. Is it still the latter?
#2 Posted by kozzy1234 (35334 posts) -

You know its Crysis....

Crysis >>>> all

#3 Posted by PC360Wii (4658 posts) -
Crysis ... I can max Assassins Creed just fine on my 2 year old rig.
#4 Posted by -Master_St3ve- (1421 posts) -
uh...Crysis
#5 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
[QUOTE="kozzy1234"]

You know its Crysis....

Crysis >>>> all

I remember hearing it was Assassin's Creed because Ubisoft did a poor job optimizing it. Isn't this right?
#6 Posted by naval (11109 posts) -
Assassin's Creed was not so bad (hardware requirements wise I mean, ans not gameplay wise) -- I was easily able to max (or close to it) it using a single 8800GT IIRC. Personally I have found the most demanding games to be World in Conflict and Crysis
#7 Posted by kozzy1234 (35334 posts) -
[QUOTE="kozzy1234"]

You know its Crysis....

Crysis >>>> all

DeathScape666

I remember hearing it was Assassin's Creed because Ubisoft did a poor job optimizing it. Isn't this right?

Crysis is far more demanding then AC was. AC runs fine for me.

#8 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
I knew Crysis was the most graphically impressive, but someone told me Assassin's Creed was the most demanding. Alrighty, then. Case closed.
#9 Posted by naval (11109 posts) -
I knew Crysis was the most graphically impressive, but someone told me Assassin's Creed was the most demanding. Alrighty, then. Case closed.DeathScape666
I think that twas because there were some rumors earlier on regarding minimum and recommended requirements which were really high, but the turned out be false later on
#10 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -

http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26421287

Here's the thread I was talking about.

#11 Posted by crozon (1168 posts) -
most demanding games are armed assault, flight sim x and DCS black shark. Crank up the levels and watch your frame rate die
#12 Posted by AAllxxjjnn (19988 posts) -
Stalker Clear Sky, because it's not optimized well.
#13 Posted by JosamaBinEating (248 posts) -
Crysis, GTA IV, FSX, Stalker Clear Sky. As a general rule, I am NOT counting the buggy games. GTA IV isn't amazingly well optimised, but the game is massive.
#14 Posted by dgsag (6760 posts) -
Didn't GTAIV take that crown? Crysis is actually less hardware intensive and looks better...
#15 Posted by DeathScape666 (8599 posts) -
We have a rig we built specifically to run Crysis at max settings. On that same rig, Age of Conan chugs in the most demanding cities. My Dell XPS laptop, which runs Crysis nicely at medium settings, can barely run Age of Conan with all settings at lowest. Of the PC games I have recently played, Age of Conan is certainly the most demandinig game I've enountered, and asks more out of these systems than Crysis did.Kevin-V
Age of Conan wins.
#16 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (9942 posts) -
most demanding games are armed assault, flight sim x and DCS black shark. Crank up the levels and watch your frame rate diecrozon
100% agreed about ArmA.
#17 Posted by aliblabla2007 (16756 posts) -
Microsoft Flight Simulator X.
#18 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
microsoft FSX, damn thing can 100 % load a 4.4 GHz i7 965, no other game does it. Crysis, the GPU eater, age of conan, most demanding MMO. and Wolrd in conflict can be a CPU whore as well
#19 Posted by mo0ksi (12337 posts) -
MS Flight Sim X and GTA4
#20 Posted by Velocitas8 (10748 posts) -
[QUOTE="kozzy1234"]

You know its Crysis....

Crysis >>>> all

DeathScape666

I remember hearing it was Assassin's Creed because Ubisoft did a poor job optimizing it. Isn't this right?

Huh? Assassin's Creed ran great for me, even in DX10 (actually, it even runs a little better in DX10 than DX9 iirc.)

The most demanding PC games as of now are probably Crysis and Clear Sky.

Edit: Oh, and FSX would be up there too. GTA4..not really. It actually runs great here; better than Crysis/Clear Sky..though maybe that has something to do with running it on a Quad.

If you want to count emulation..the most demanding PC gaming application would be the PS2 emulation of various games, most of which which can bring even the highest-end of PCs to their knees (extremely CPU-dependent.) It's possible to run some full-speed, but you need a beast of processor.

#21 Posted by Jamiemydearx3 (4062 posts) -
Stalker Clear Sky, because it's not optimized well.AAllxxjjnn
I agree with this. I cant even run this game on medium settings. I cant even imagine Maxed settings + AAx4/AFx16.
#22 Posted by organic_machine (9699 posts) -
Grand Theft Auto IV
#23 Posted by yowtfyowtfyo (260 posts) -

I knew Crysis was the most graphically impressive, but someone told me Assassin's Creed was the most demanding. Alrighty, then. Case closed.DeathScape666

spawning over 50 zombies in doom3 will make ur fps drop to 0 lol screen will freeze..cpu cant handle all of it..plays a second..freeze .

#24 Posted by Aljosa23 (25898 posts) -
Most of these games are just horrible optimized. The most demanding game is easily World in Conflict. I can run everything maxed with no AA on 1440x900 except for that game. It slows down to a crawl when those huge nuclear explosions happen.
#25 Posted by organic_machine (9699 posts) -

[QUOTE="DeathScape666"]I knew Crysis was the most graphically impressive, but someone told me Assassin's Creed was the most demanding. Alrighty, then. Case closed.yowtfyowtfyo

spawning over 50 zombies in doom3 will make ur fps drop to 0 lol screen will freeze..cpu cant handle all of it..plays a second..freeze .

Doom 3 is the greatest game of all time...right?

#26 Posted by yowtfyowtfyo (260 posts) -

Most of these games are just horrible optimized. The most demanding game is easily World in Conflict. I can run everything maxed with no AA on 1440x900 except for that game. It slows down to a crawl when those huge nuclear explosions happen.Aljosa23

nah...the most demanding is doom3 high character count in one room because each has ragdolls and when you blow them up with a rocket this will absolutely kill the framerate the cpu's of today cannot handle that many ragdoll physics objects reacting at once.

that's why dead rising zombies have no ragdolls.

#27 Posted by osan0 (12984 posts) -
probably GTA4. they really went nuts with the pc version. i dont think theres any PC hardware available at the mo that can actually max it and keep a stable framerate.
#28 Posted by Aljosa23 (25898 posts) -

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]Most of these games are just horrible optimized. The most demanding game is easily World in Conflict. I can run everything maxed with no AA on 1440x900 except for that game. It slows down to a crawl when those huge nuclear explosions happen.yowtfyowtfyo

nah...the most demanding is doom3 high character count in one room because each has ragdolls and when you blow them up with a rocket this will absolutely kill the framerate the cpu's of today cannot handle that many ragdoll physics objects reacting at once.

that's why dead rising zombies have no ragdolls.

Someone is ban-dodging I see. ;)
#29 Posted by yowtfyowtfyo (260 posts) -
[QUOTE="yowtfyowtfyo"]

[QUOTE="Aljosa23"]Most of these games are just horrible optimized. The most demanding game is easily World in Conflict. I can run everything maxed with no AA on 1440x900 except for that game. It slows down to a crawl when those huge nuclear explosions happen.Aljosa23

nah...the most demanding is doom3 high character count in one room because each has ragdolls and when you blow them up with a rocket this will absolutely kill the framerate the cpu's of today cannot handle that many ragdoll physics objects reacting at once.

that's why dead rising zombies have no ragdolls.

Someone is ban-dodging I see. ;)

bans dodge me.

BTW basically any game where you can spawn unlimited amount of enemys on screen untill ur fps hits 0 is most demanding but doom3's about only title i can think of you binding a button and spawning zombies.

#30 Posted by iam2green (13991 posts) -
i think startcraft is the most wanted game.
#31 Posted by GTR2addict (11863 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"][QUOTE="yowtfyowtfyo"]

nah...the most demanding is doom3 high character count in one room because each has ragdolls and when you blow them up with a rocket this will absolutely kill the framerate the cpu's of today cannot handle that many ragdoll physics objects reacting at once.

that's why dead rising zombies have no ragdolls.

yowtfyowtfyo

Someone is ban-dodging I see. ;)

bans dodge me.

BTW basically any game where you can spawn unlimited amount of enemys on screen untill ur fps hits 0 is most demanding but doom3's about only title i can think of you binding a button and spawning zombies.

il bet ya my 3.6 GHz Q6600 will spawn as many as you want -.-
#32 Posted by Locke562 (7673 posts) -
[QUOTE="Aljosa23"][QUOTE="yowtfyowtfyo"]

nah...the most demanding is doom3 high character count in one room because each has ragdolls and when you blow them up with a rocket this will absolutely kill the framerate the cpu's of today cannot handle that many ragdoll physics objects reacting at once.

that's why dead rising zombies have no ragdolls.

yowtfyowtfyo

Someone is ban-dodging I see. ;)

bans dodge me.

BTW basically any game where you can spawn unlimited amount of enemys on screen untill ur fps hits 0 is most demanding but doom3's about only title i can think of you binding a button and spawning zombies.

You can do that in Left 4 Dead. OMG Most demanding game.
#33 Posted by ps3_owns_360Wii (2289 posts) -
gta 4 then crysis following up very closelty
#34 Posted by perfect_chao (1993 posts) -
Crysis isnt that good anyway, im surprised they still make games that you need a rig that is 1+ year newer than the game for it to run at a reasonable framerate.. fortunately we have much better games that run better and look very good as is.. Left 4 Dead being 1 example.
#35 Posted by J-REAL (595 posts) -
I say World of GOO man that game kills my PC!!
#36 Posted by paullywog (14149 posts) -
crysis. i would say gta4 and the like, but word on the web is it's poorly optimized so it's hard to call it demanding when it doesn't use what you have efficiently.
#37 Posted by Espada12 (23248 posts) -
MS flight simulator. Nothing is more demanding that stuff.
#38 Posted by Killfox (6666 posts) -
Sorry its not crysis for the people saying crysis. Its World in Conflict by far.
#39 Posted by naruto7777 (8059 posts) -
I heard Assassin's Creed was because it's poorly optimized. Is it still the latter?DeathScape666
this is so obvious Crysis
#40 Posted by sethman410 (2946 posts) -
nope its not crysis, its medievel total war custom battle maxed out grapics. it still lags on best computer out there.
#41 Posted by Killfox (6666 posts) -
nope its not crysis, its medievel total war custom battle maxed out grapics. it still lags on best computer out there.sethman410
Ill except that answer as well. Ive seen benchmarks using tri sli and just sli/cf and World in Conflict maxed out to rediculous res., AA, af, and max everything still run just above 30FPS or so which is the average.
#42 Posted by imprezawrx500 (19187 posts) -
that would be gta4, nothing can currently max it out, but it still looks way better on medium than the console version.
#44 Posted by Skittles_McGee (9136 posts) -
GTA4. The minimum requirements alone are pretty high not to mention the poor optimization.
#45 Posted by Wasdie (50596 posts) -
Crysis. See unlike other games, Crysis is actually optimized. It just is that much of a demanding games.
#46 Posted by Juggernaut140 (36011 posts) -
[QUOTE="AAllxxjjnn"]Stalker Clear Sky, because it's not optimized well.Jamiemydearx3
I agree with this. I cant even run this game on medium settings. I cant even imagine Maxed settings + AAx4/AFx16.

I can max it 8) No wet surfaces or volumetric smoke though. :( They won't activate.
#47 Posted by -Master_St3ve- (1421 posts) -
[QUOTE="Kevin-V"]We have a rig we built specifically to run Crysis at max settings. On that same rig, Age of Conan chugs in the most demanding cities. My Dell XPS laptop, which runs Crysis nicely at medium settings, can barely run Age of Conan with all settings at lowest. Of the PC games I have recently played, Age of Conan is certainly the most demandinig game I've enountered, and asks more out of these systems than Crysis did.DeathScape666
Age of Conan wins.

I use to play that. I would say it's more the crappy servers then the game. Such a shame because it was pretty cool and good looking.
#48 Posted by doobie1975 (2806 posts) -

its not a game but i do alot of rendering animations in 3DS max 9. if i get too ambitious the renderer can run for days with and make my PC virtualy unusable. i have a AMD X2 64 4200 with 2 Gb RAM.

the end results are worth it though

#49 Posted by 6matt6 (9724 posts) -
I knew Crysis was the most graphically impressive, but someone told me Assassin's Creed was the most demanding. Alrighty, then. Case closed.DeathScape666
If you mean just to get it run then I'd say AC is more demanding. You can run Crysis on a pretty bad system but you need a mega system to run it on high/very high.
#50 Posted by Mckenna1845 (4410 posts) -
Assassin's Creed was not so bad (hardware requirements wise I mean, ans not gameplay wise) -- I was easily able to max (or close to it) it using a single 8800GT IIRC. Personally I have found the most demanding games to be World in Conflict and Crysisnaval
yeah them games are insane, although i think i got through world in conflict with most sliders up with a few instances of minor slowdown, crysis however that is just crazy. On very high it's just unplayable and even on high you need to make sacrifices.