Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by damien666, May 18, 2006.
Yeah, cod2 looks amazing for sure.
that is bollocks. cod2 doesnt look as good as farcry.....and sorry but so what if it is dated?????the patches have constantly improved the graphics such as HDR (one of only 4 games to feature it) and you think its better looking than fear???your talking out of your arse...you must either have a **** computer or never actually properly played fear on decent settings, fear is lush in everyway from textures to lighting. cod2 is bland, generic and lacks any kind of imagination in programming a game whatsoever.
I would say Oblivion with all maxed out. If GRAW supported AA it might be one of the best looking graphics.
For the sheer scale of things Oblivion gets my vote.
Running that maxed out with HDR and AA is breathtaking.
It may not have the texture detail of fear but then again Fears environments are about the size of a small box compared to oblivions so I would expect them to be better.
I would say realism wise HL2 gets my vote. It manages to still look good even without using barely any bump mapping at all (which I personally feel gets too over used).
Farcry to me although excellent looking has always felt a little unrealistic. I think this is mainly due to the too blue water and the plastic looking people (personal opinion).
I do hope however that with some of the upcoming games that developers shift some focus to gameplay. A game is nothing without it.
just think when far cry came out im sure the fastest card you could buy was a 6800u agp or 850 xt agp do you think thats what far cry two will do to graphics cards of today? like you will only beable to max it out two years after its released?
i also think far cry, cod2, fear and trl btw
edit- i agree that hl2 is the most realistic in feel sound and the look
edit2-"that is bollocks. cod2 doesnt look as good as farcry.....and sorry but so what if it is dated?????the patches have constantly improved the graphics such as HDR (one of only 4 games to feature it) and you think its better looking than fear???your talking out of your arse...you must either have a **** computer or never actually properly played fear on decent settings, fear is lush in everyway from textures to lighting. cod2 is bland, generic and lacks any kind of imagination in programming a game whatsoever."
i think cod2 looks better to my tastes and if that is your rig have you played fear on max settings dude?
well obviously for my rig NO (i poultry medium all round for me) but yes i have played it at its highest settings. i have cod2 aswell (which runs at high for the lot) but just dont see how it looks better than fear. but each to their own of course
-Far cry and oblivion comes tight on graphics envoirement: (water, trees, mountains, bushes, etc.)
-Half-life 2 comes as the best character and faces graphic looking games. Also it contain best phisics.
-Doom 3 comes winner in shadow/lighting graphics
-FEAR goes winner in details and graphic realism.
Some games as its grapchcis advantages but all of them looks amazing.
ok look at the walls and characters in cod2 and tell me that farcry is better with is plain looking textures, and low poly characters. as for fear i play it on max settings along with cod2. sorry fear is nice but just to many of the same looking indoor enviornments. play the cod2 mission where the americans storm the beach cliff. that blows away anything farcry can do. i feel fear has the most fun gunplay though. very nice physics and particle effects. btw about my comp being **** your one to talk. look at your rig compared with mine.
COD2 looks bloody amazing, as long as you have the hardware to do it justice. It takes alot of power to make the game truly stunning, but maxxed it is easily one of the best looking games, and leaves FarCry far behind (no pun intended). FEAR is stunning, but IMO Condemned looks even better, as the engine seems to have matured.
Oblivion is easily the single most graphically impressive game currently, but once again the hardware requirements are astronomical. However playing it maxxed is like no other gaming experience, breathtaking does not do it justice.
someone actually mentioned Silent Hill 3 hehe, the character models look really good specially on 4096x4096 render resolution (which is still taxin).
FarCry still looks fantastic imo, as well as the run and gun Painkiller with SM3.0
For me I'd have to say Oblivion.
Also Everquest 2. There is still no PC out there that can run the damn thing anywhere near extreme settings
Quake 4, GTL and Oblivion...
i think the best looking for low end systems has to be return to castle wolfenstein you can play that on just about anything and it still looks great
HL2 Lost Coast
It's got to be Oblivion, no question. Playing that game at 1600x1200 with 16x AF is truly breathtaking. I built my PC solely with Oblivion in mind.
Here's a shot I took after I whacked a bear and watched the Havoc physics engine have it roll hilariously down a hill. Of course the JPEG doesn't begin to do the game justice.
I pretty much keep to FPS games so I'll just stay there since I know for sure about the graphics.
I used to think Far Cry was really close to FEAR but after playing it last night after testing out my new monitor, I realized that places where you think there would be shadows, there aren't any. I guess FEAR spoiled me in the fact that everything has a shadow--everything (full settings). Sure, Far Cry has HDR but it was experimental HDR. It is mostly just a demo for the effect so it has quite a few downsides.
I can't completely say one or the other. They are both impressive in their own ways. Far Cry has the size, FEAR has the super detail.
I don't even think HL2 should be included in this at all. After playing games like Far Cry and FEAR, HL2 seems to have really crappy bump mapping. ...and don't forget that the graphics were never the best when it came out.
yeah , HL2 aint even a contender , dont get me wrong its a cracking game ,
but graphic wise Farcry , F.E.A.R or oblivion kick its ass
it maybe the sound for me that makes hl2 so imersive im not sure but imo hl2 lost coast has to be one of the fullest feeling games around but thats not what this thread is about
FarCry looks dated to me. Only the water still looks great. Not to mention that they game is not that good to begin with. Stupid monkies. god i hate those things. Totally ruin the game.
Anyway. I would say that Oblivion, SP: Chaos Theory, COD 2, FEAR (for the little we see), Doom 3 are the best looking. I suppose HL2 looks very good aswell, but i hate it that the clouds don't move and that it's always the same weather. It's not a must, but it would make the game even more atmospheric.