Anyone else like Dolby Atmos in games?

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#1  Edited By GalvatronType_R
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I have a 5.2.4 home theater, an Xbox One X, PS4 Pro, and Switch. Unlike the other two consoles, the Xbox can support native Dolby Atmos spatial audio.

The four best Atmos games on Xbox are Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Gears 5, Assassin’s Creed Origins.

Shadow has amazing spatial dome audio when in the jungle and hearing human chanting. Call of Duty and Gears 5 respectively have drop in opening scenes with amazing overhead audio (the helicopters above in COD and the opening waterfall drop in Gears 5 sound incredible). ACO has great spatial audio especially when controlling the eagle and inside caves and other enclosed spaces. Other games with Atmos sound great also including RE2 Remake and Super Lucky’s Tale. Rumor is that DOOM Eternal will have Dolby Atmos and I cannot wait for that.

If you can, get an Atmos system. Great graphics are seen but great audio is not only heard but FELT.

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#2  Edited By Ezekiel43
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I have plenty of movies with Atmos, but no games on my PC or obviously my HDMI 1.4 PS4. Even the PC version of Tomb Raider doesn't have Atmos. Yes, I like Atmos. The Atmos in Resident Evil 2 PC didn't seem to work. Hopefully 3. I only have half Atmos, a 5.1.2 system.

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#3 lozengez
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If I could pay someone to set up home audio I would (no expertise in my area) but it's an area I'd love to throw money at.

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#4 GalvatronType_R
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@ezekiel43: two overhead Atmos speakers are better than none. If placed and tuned properly, they will still give you great overhead effects.

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#5  Edited By Ezekiel43
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@GalvatronType_R said:

@ezekiel43: two overhead Atmos speakers are better than none. If placed and tuned properly, they will still give you great overhead effects.

It does cause issues sometimes, though. The spinners in Blade Runner for example. You can hear one pan from the front overhead speaker to the surround as it swoops over the viewer, which feels odd. If I had four Atmos speakers, it would swoop from front high to back high. But it still is an enhancement overall.

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#6 GalvatronType_R
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Or I and the Will of the Wisps has Dolby Atmos. The title screen has a lot of overhead effects but the game itself has mostly ambient sounds in the overheads (i.e., leaves rustling, rain, chanting, etc.) while most of the sound is isolated to the surface level speakers.

It’s pretty decent but doesn’t surpass the best Atmos games such as Modern Warfare and Shadow of the Tomb Raider.