Gamecube or PS2, Which had better graphics?

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#1 Posted by tohot240 (23 posts) -

Just Curious.

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (38982 posts) -

Gamecube was more powerful

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#3 Posted by VFighter (4787 posts) -

GameCube, ps2 was the weakest of that gen. A lot of dreamcast games even had better visuals.

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#4 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36044 posts) -

GameCube. Seriously, try and find something on the PS2 that looked as good as Rogue Leader or was as fast as F-Zero GX.

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#5 Edited by sakaiXx (5296 posts) -

@nintendoboy16: Okami was exclusive to PS2

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#6 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36044 posts) -
@sakaixx said:

@nintendoboy16: Okami was exclusive to PS2

Okami looks fantastic, don't get me wrong. But come on, good luck trying to find something on PS2 that looked and ran as great as these...

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#7 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (18670 posts) -


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#8 Posted by Vaidream45 (1844 posts) -

Gamecube. Ps2 actually had the weakest graphics but dominated the gen for many other reasons.

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#9 Posted by thehig1 (7240 posts) -

Gamecube was actaully more capable, Resident Evil 4 on ps2 was downgraded somewhat, I think a couple of lighting effects weren't present on the Ps2 version.

However you'd find on the whole there were a higher number of better looking games on the ps2 due to it being the leading system and lots of developers releasing games for it.

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#10 Posted by R4gn4r0k (30690 posts) -

PS2 < Gamecube < Xbox

Games like F-Zero GX, Mario Sunshine and Resi 4 blew my mind

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#11 Posted by robert_sparkes (2906 posts) -

I was under the impression that GameCube was more powerful. Resi 4 was incredible for the time.

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#12 Edited by Zuon (305 posts) -

It depends. GameCube had more power, but lacked storage space on their mini-DVDs, which often led to graphical sacrifices.

There were several multiplatform games that had better graphics on PS2 compared to GameCube (sometimes at the expense of frame rate), but the GameCube exclusives often looked better than anything the PS2 was even capable of.

XBOX takes the graphical cake of that generation overall, but this isn't what this thread is about.

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#13 Posted by Speeny (1479 posts) -

I'll go with the GC.

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#14 Edited by gcfreak898 (1990 posts) -

GameCube had great graphics. Only downside was that most people opted for ps2 and the triple A games were getting released on Xbox/PS2 instead.

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#15 Posted by Xtasy26 (5394 posts) -

Funny thing, I actually read an article about the GC graphics development couple of days ago. It was actually developed by a GPU company called ArtX which ATI brought. The team later on went to work on the legendary 9700 Pro on the GPU side. 3 companies were in the bidding to take over the company, ATI, nVidia and S3. Eventually the company decided to go with ATI and thus ATI's entry into the console market which continues on till today. Interestingly this was the same group of people who also worked on the Nintendo 64 graphics when they were part of SGI.

And Yes, GC graphics were a lot better and more powerful than the PS2. PS2 had the developers though.

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#16 Posted by Ovirew (8848 posts) -

The Gamecube really did have some nice graphics. When I think back to the early 2000's when I was playing games like Super Mario Sunshine, things really popped. Nintendo was really in their element in the early-late 2000's, that shows in the great and innovative games on the Gamecube, GBA and DS.