Video Games with the Best Graphics

Any game, any console, any year. Which game has the best looking graphics during game play? Cut scenes are not included. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Crysis
This game has the best graphics I have ever seen. Crysis has yet to be bested by any game in the video game market. I am writing this right now because I can't post until I write this.
Feel like real while playing so its great. The animation is next to real so thanks to them. I love to play bot part of crysis.
Ya, I can't even really argue for any of the games on this list. Cyris is the most technologically advanced game at this time. Just to play this freaking game the graphic card to run is at bare minimum four-hundred dollars! Not to mention you have to have a computer powerful enough to run it. The game is so pretty that comparing it to any other game is like comparing the graphics in Super Mario World to Pong! Cyris is not only just gorgeous to look at but actually is a really good game as well; all reviewers seem to give is more than above average reviews. There is no competition in this list; Cyris is the most graphically advanced games.

masongilbert74

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2Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
this game has the best graphics out of every game.
MAN! If ANYONE hasn't played this game and claims other games to have "the best" graphics, they are not live breathing humans! REALLY! THIS game kills ANY game out there on GRAPHICS!
I can't believe this is rated below a ds game... come on people! This should be number two
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3Metal Gear Solid 4
Metal Gear Solid has great graphics. The graphics complete with gameplay make it an extremely fun game. It has better graphics than a lot of PS3 games out there.
The game is kind of like a very long movie all together. the graphics in the cinematics are unbelievable.
This is the best looking game on the ps3 system and definitely beats uncharted
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4Battlefield 3
It is so disappointing to see Call of Duty games even near this. Call of duty's big new feature is fish that move when you are near them. Woah. BF3 features entirely destructible buildings, cover, vehicles, landscapes you name it. Even the gun detail and sound quality far surpasses that of any other shooter. This game is in a league of its own.
Simply stunning. The environments, vehicles, animations, destructibility. Its just fantastic, even more so on the PC.

JoshUK

Battlefield 3 is a well composed, lit, shaded, modelled and overall designed into a brilliant looking and performing game. It should be number 1 on this list.
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5Crysis 2
Best graphics I ever seen in a video game and the gameplay is amazing good
sound is good everything is good
i love this game
this game need to me nr1 of the list
Legendary graphics.
It is much better than Crysis already.
I think this should be in the First position.
It has to be the best game of the decade
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6Call of Duty 4
I am amazed by the Call of Duty programers for such realistic games I really appreciate the programmers
This game is a superb realistic game of battle you will ever play... If any one has missed it then I bet you get it now!
The bright areas in the game look really wonderful!
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7Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Okay who is the idiot that put Call of Duty on this list. The graphics for those games suck, I've seen better two dimensional graphics. This game has the most impressive graphics thus far, but that is sure to be surpassed by later games. Also I would like to know the point of this list? It seems ridiculous considering the fact that my vote will be completely wasted just three years from now.
Skyrim should have ruled this list, I don't know who put that stupid Call of Duty on this list. Call of Duty fanboys didn't realize that they been tasting the same graphic for everyear. If I find the people who voted for Call of Duty, I will Fus Ro Dah them and put the arrows to their knees.
Really... Skyrim's graphics are way better than oblivion's... And really why all the mario and nintendo games, the graphics haven't changed since the 64
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8Halo 3
Halo 3 is the best game since its released millions of people buy it upon its release and satisfied its a great game with great graphics for an X360 game best story many servers online X-Box Live the best yet unbelievable game many people are inspired with Halo Combat Evolved the egg of CTF game types the best game I'm in love with Bungie Halo Reach is way better althought just buy Halo games and you wont regret it!
Halo 3 is one of the best FPS on xbox 360 the HDR is so amazing and the water effects are one of the best. And of course the sound of the weapons and explosions are amazing.
This game is a thriller of a lifetime from graphics, language, and aliens. If you want big explorations and lots of futuristic weapons, play this action packed game vBulletin blow your mind
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9Crysis 3
What! People of the world, have you never seen or heard of this games as comprising THE best graphics engine in the world at the moment (maybe disputable with the Frostbyte engine) but the visual effects, subtle technicalities and immense detail should automatically make Crysis 3 tip of this list as THE BEST GRAPHICS VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME (preferably with its two predecessors at second and third)
This IS the best graphics game ever created, hands down. Its visuals melt down PCs and are literally jaw-dropping. It really sucks that this website only ranks games on the number of votes because the earlier games will obviously have more as they have been around for longer. If not, this game would undoubtedly be NUMBER ONE!
The first Crysis game was supposed to set a new standard for video-game graphics, and yet the other games didn't come close to matching it until an entire year had passed.
When Crysis 2 came out it had even higher quality graphics.
And yet the third game, one which was even better than the prequels, ends on eight-place? Below Call of Duty 4!?
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10Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto 4 is the best graphic in PC games if we mod the game with enb series then no game can beat Grand Theft Auto 4
Really cool game, you need to see icenhancer (an photo realistic mod) nothing can beat the game. But if course you need power pc to run it, maybe that's why its on 5 position.
It's pretty confusing that this one isn't at number 1 or 2.
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The Contenders

11The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
A week ago I would have said crysis 2, but then I bought a new 3d T.V. And suddenly it became a toss up between crysis 1 and oblivion.

Both games have lush vegetation and crysis 1 is possibly technically better in respect of its rendering, the game world is more realistic than oblivion's, both are absolutely gorgeous in stereoscopic 3d - it adds a whole new dimension to the graphics if you'll pardon the pun - but oblivion has a more vibrant palette that makes it prettier to look at. I've been jumped so many times the last couple of days just from standing there staring at things and forgetting to take any notice of what's happening around me.
What? Mario has better graphics than oblivion? You're outta your minds, guys. Either you are under 8 year olds or then you can't afford such a good game as oblivion...
Not most realistic looking, but prettiest to look at, how can you have a 6 years old game above this? Though Skyrim will surely top it.
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12Half Life 2
This game is awesome and graphic is unique and special.
Atmospheres are great and everything from light to rendering textures, from water to fog, to explosions is good. Not too realistic and not too fake.
Have Fun!
Amazing game with good graphics and fantastic gameplay. For the year it was released it, it had great graphics. Very interesting story too, combat system is also good.
This is the best game I've ever played. The graphics are amazing. This is a little old compared with some other but still kick ass!
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13Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception
Very Just The Best I have Ever Seen In A Video Game Uncharted 3 Is The Reason Playstation 3 Graphics Are the best
Best graphics ever. Period.. Everything looks so realistic you can see their expressions on their faces and reed their body langauge so well. The water looks fantastic and its farbetter looking than uncharted 2. Sand clings to Drakes hair, and the eyes look so realistic its mind blowing.
This should in first position. This is not only best graphical its also best gameplay ever made
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14Batman: Arkham City
Not only does it make slick use of the unreal engine, but it's efficiency is such that it can keep a solid 60 fps while boasting some gorgeous visuals. To me, graphics isn't just about realism, but how the tech is used to create the game world in terms of production design, and arkham city uses unreal 3 to create one of the most breathtakingly detailed and beautiful environments in gaming to date and yet still run smoothly. Everything from the volumetric lighting to batman's cape to the little sparks that bounce from his electric gun form a visual feast for the eyes.
Should be in the Top 10! So much to learn from Arkham City! It has such a diversity of graphics; you can literally feel the way the joker is, because the graphics are so good! I mean in the end it also has a sex scene with harley and joker!
I can"t understand how mw2, half life and some games have got better graphics than this masterpiece.
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15Gears of War
Extremely detailed, especially when you stick a chainsaw through them and split them into two

Danielsun182

I Feel as if this is the most underrated entry on this list, but not the best.

CoyRex1

Very textural you can feel the rock and hard environments

16Super Smash Bros. Brawl
I do believe this should be on the list. For a game you would expect to be kinda cartoony, think again. Play the Subspace Emissary.
Amazing how they blended the characters in so well, watch some of the scenes from the subspace emissary and I garuntee you'll agree!
Can you believe that 6 of 39 characters are taken from games. Those being link, Zelda, ganondorf, Ike, snake, and sonic.

Hiii


17Red Dead Redemption
This game had very good graphics but for some reason animals and humans keep spawning in front of me sometimes
You would hardly find another game that brought a historical era to life as perfectly as Red Dead Redemption.
This game is the best game I have ever played. It's got such good graphics and the animations are amazing!
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18Halo 4
Sometimes I wonder if real people were used instead of computers

Metallicafan01

Uh I still don't know of the intro was made with real people out CGI. Very well made game, and I'm not the biggest halo fan ever.

javananthonydavis

This game has awesome graphics!
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19Battlefield Bad Company 2

20Watch Dogs
This game is love ♥
God of all games ♥

21God of War III
Gow3 is the best looking game of this gen character detail backdrops water effects enemy detail the list goes on and what about the size of everything should be number 1
Best looking game of all time, the graphics are amazing. Everything is fully detailed to the point.
Yeah best looking, playing and sounding game I've ever had the pleasure of witnessing.
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22Mafia II

One of the best games ever... The guy below has said the right thing please play this one time... Only first chapter is boring but after that the fun you will have you cannot even think it... Please don't talk about graphics... Please go to youtube...

This game is my life... This games has the best graphics best gameplay and of the best things about this game is that while playing this we feel nervous Because cops of this game are like new york police... Please guys only one time play The game of mafia 2..


23Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Not that good but way better Than SM64
It is a beautiful game but call of duty black ops 2
Is really beautiful

24The Last of Us
The minute the game started the first thing I said was "Oh my god, it looks so real! " Best graphics ever! Same with Uncharted.
Best game I've played and has better graphics than uncharted!
A visual masterpiece, The Last of Us was a game with lots of realistic particles. Beautiful, lush environments, mixed in with brown, depressing ones, made this game into a immersive, cinematic, experience. The blood and gore was pretty real and the animations were very smooth. This game had no flaws in facial expressions, yet the game would sometimes loose frames and lag.
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25Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
This game I feel has the best graphics compared to anything I have played because the objects in this game have nice solid and acute edges and every other game has fake and round edges. This game is the most realistic in my opinion.
Very nice game the characters have a realistic movement and reactions also the place have nice textures. Its fun to mw2.

26Mortal Kombat (2011)
Known as Mortal Kombat 9, this game brought very cool graphics which look more mature compared to previous mk games. I think MK 9 put this franchise on new (much higher) level

Magnolia

I don't understand why this game is ranked so low.
Gorgeous graphics and lots of blood.
Unbelievable graphics, extreme blood and gore, great game.

27L.A. Noire
Best facial technology ever
Facial and body movement is astoundingly good

28Grand Theft Auto V
BEST Graphics Game EVER!
Are you kidding me with Grand Theft Auto 4 being ahead of this game in graphics you people must be colorblind to see that.
What the hell is this doing so low this should be in top five or ten this game is extremely pretty the HECK!
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29Super Mario Galaxy
This list is just messed up... Oblivion? Mario 64 DS? Really? Mario Galaxy has the best graphics on this list, that's for sure (Halo Anniversary ain't on here? )
Come on guys the graphics are fantastic and this is on the wii for crying out loud the atmosphere looks amazing and the models are fantastic

30Luigi's Mansion
Amazing graphics for it's time. This came out in 2001 I believe, I think it was one of the first gamecube games made, and 11 years later, the graphics are still pretty good.

31Killzone 3

32Resident Evil 5
First time I played it I was impressed not only by the gameplay (which I expected would be great), but also by crystal-clear graphics that made the game more aesthetically pleasing than its contemporaries and its predecessor (although I'm not implying 5 is superior to 4 in any other ways)...
how is this not even in the top ten?
this game definitely deserves to AT LEAST be in the top 3

someguy12345


33Call of Duty: Black Ops
Weapons of this game looks realistic.

34Okami
absolutely gorgeous graphics and its on the PS2 as well

mikeyeggo

It's not about technology.

megafillan


35Portal 2
Portal and portal 2 are the best games ever! Is it? :3

36Dead Space

37Shadow of the Colossus
Great graphics especially with a component cable and progressive scan enabled. Great music as well.

38Super Mario 64
Are you kidding me worst graphic ever and a bad game
A few annoying moments with the camera but Super Mario 64 DS is still really good graphically

39Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Easily the best graphics of any console game, and the VGA awards are proof that it has the best graphics, and not to mention the amazing game play and adventure story line the game has. Great game and one of the best I have played all year.

40God of War: Ascension
Its very very good and nice and cool

41Killzone 2

"please this is my favorite game and in terms of graphics it can't get any better the way the water and weather looks is just amazing

the people that do not vote for this don't play video games

jefet21


42Resident Evil 4

43The Saboteur

44WWE All Stars

45Metro: Last Light
This is appallingly low for what it is. Such a fantastic game which uses moody graphics with lots of bloom etcetera to really give that post apocalyptic feel. I don't know how it ranks technically (certainly high), but the way it uses colour (or lack of it) is inspired
Second to only Crysis 3, but even then it may take 1st.

46DMC: Devil May Cry

47Batman: Arkham Asylum
One of the top games in the industry, no need of comments and all, just play it and see...!

48The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
Hands down this rpg has the best graphics comnpared to other RPG element games.

49The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

50The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

51Super Street Fighter IV

52S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl

53Titanfall

54Call of Duty: Black Ops II
I don't know why, but this game is very cool!

55Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
My favourite game ever! I reccomend this to all of my friends

56Gears of War 3

57Tomb Raider: Legend

58Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria
What? No votes for Valkyrie Profile 2? This is the most great graphic game I've ever played!

59Marvel: Ultimate Alliance

60Mirror's Edge
This should be number 1! The graphics, the colours and the atention to every single detail are just amazing!

61Mass Effect

62Bioshock 2

63Resistance 3

64Injustice: Gods Among Us

65Battlefield 4
This game looks so sick! I can't believe that it's not 1st!

66Metal Gear Solid 3
I SHOULD SAY MGS3 SUBSISTENCE 3D CAMERA ANGLE THIS REALLY WAS A GREAT GAME TO PLAY EVEN NOW TRY COMPARING IT TO OTHER GAME THAT CAME OUT THAT YEAR

67Turok

It has better graphics than the most games on this list.


68Dead Space 2
Amazing graphics and stunning texture quality that makes this game amazing to its date I would choose th

69Far Cry 3
You just have to take it all in

70World of Warcraft
MMO-changing graphics, use mods and change settings to make it look even better. Beautiful game.

EmceeBlood


71Assassin's Creed

omg first time I played I thought it was a movie XD

Just got assassins creed 3. Thought it should be a film. The graphics are INSANE. End of. Don't even bother telling me Call of Duty is better.

Surely I think its great! All of its textures are really awesome! Also the story its very deep and addicting!


72Rage

Recent game. Look at the graphics in this game. They are unbelievably vivid and precise.

A7XfoREVer


73Super Mario Sunshine
As great as Galaxy's graphics were, when it coems to the times the games came out, this one wins. Sorry galaxy, is till love you! TAKE ME BACK!

HeavyDonkeyKong


74Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty

Anyone who had a PS1 should know why this game changed the gaming industry forever when the first trailer came out people couldn't believe their eyes most even said that the game trailer was mostly CG but was actual gameplay demo check it out remember the year was 2000 no game looked like this at the time and its thanks to games like MGS that todays games are pushed higher then ever take a look a this one kids people were in awe as they watched it

For 2001 That Was The Best You Can Get No Game Did Come Close To That Engine Of 2001 from MGS 2, Just Revolutionary


75Scribblenauts
one of th best games ever and won th 2009 game award and super scribble nauts won the 2010award and my favortite game ever like now

leo910

Yayz I typed in chimera and it worked, so did griffin. They looked so cool I like puting in medusa too!

76Arma 3
Look, I know it's gotta be Crysis 2 for some people but honestly, if you look at the screenshots and gameplay for Arma 2, Bohemia nailed it. I believe the extreme resemblance to reality is due to the lighting and the very precise shaders. It does lack specific details such as animation, but it makes up for that with it's overall looks. For me, it's the best reality look-alike.

77Bioshock
The Graphics In this game had an massive impact for it's time. The animation of large bodies of water stood out fairly well. The art in this game is accurate and beautiful too look at. Still to this day... The graphics are not dated.

78Resistance: Fall of Man

79Final Fantasy X
Amazing game should definitely be up as one of the greatest graphic achievements of all time
Awful grapics -_- but love the game I heard they're making an hd remale for X and X-2 in 2014 for the PS3

SexySiren666


80Devil May Cry 4

81Resistance 2

82NBA 2K11
I used to have this on ps3 and I can easily say this game was amazing. If you do a signature dunk with Michael Jordan, and then zoom in on the replay you can see his tongue stick out like the real MJ! The graphics were ballin!
LETS GO SHOOT SOME HOOPS! There will be HOOPS for the awesome. also your not cool untill you have dunked a hoop!

83Final Fantasy XIII
Holy crap after buying this and playing, my jaw dropped of sheer graphical amazingness! It looks REAL, the cut-scenes are like movie material its AMAZING!
So much detail in everything. Literally everything. It's beautiful.
Easiest decision ever. We all know Square Enix puts a lot of time into graphics and making characters like lightning look gorgeous.

84Minecraft
Minecraft is beautiful, not for hd texture or anything. It's beautiful because you can forge it like you want and do what you want. It's should be the best because when I see somebody who as done a giant building or a big natural environment it is just awesome!
People who say the graphics sucks are Dumb. It was the way the game was suppose to look like that! Blocks made my mini-blocks. Giving it a 80's feel yet still looking modem. Plus with mods you can make it MORE AMAZING! With nice shadows, reflections and even water that ripples. It's still good looking with the normal graphics.
108?! This game has one of a kind graphics. Unique in every possible way.
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85Wii Sports Resort
Uuuhhh... for the WII its considered good graphics. I dunno about top 100 though

86Naruto Ultimate Ninja: Storm

87Mario Kart: Double Dash!!
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! rules big time!
Best Mario kart graphics!

88Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

89Fight Night Round 3

Also has everything else to make it the best game ever.
Alot of people overuse the word Epic but this is truly EPIC

Lister101


90Halo Reach

91Valkyrie Profile

92Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
I love Mortal Kombat and I thing this does have great graphics!

93Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

94F.E.A.R.
I loved this when this was released in 2005 it blew up many GPUs because its graphics were amazing in 2005 no 360 or ps3 was made now go play

95Smackdown vs RAW 2007

The graphics and realistic features they added to this game is off the charts, I'm sure 2008 will be even better.

Undertaker15-0


96Left 4 Dead

Fantastic game... and it has great lighting effect and flashes..

JonathanMartini1231

The game is a lot of fun and it looks pretty realistic.

Zorgoth


97Far Cry 2

98The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Best graphics to this game because it's the only game that makes me stop and just look. But "graphics" can mean several tings. Zelda ocarina does not have more polygons or higher resolution textures or whatever, it is simply beautiful.


99Madden NFL 12

100Call of Duty: Ghosts
Okay, I'm a Call of Duty fan and honestly, I can say that this is the only Call of Duty game that looks different from the others, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and later. (Discluding mobile games. ) This game looks better because of particles and less obvious bump-mapping. Animations are nice and smooth. There's a few The other games looked too similar to one another for me.

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