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.

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

My computer with hardware from 2015 cannot run this at very high with 60fps
gonna buy a gtx 1070 laptop soon and try again with the best graphics

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2 Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

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!

AND now it's nine years old and is surpassed graphically by almost every AAA shooter. - Extractinator04

this game has the best graphics out of every game.

I can't believe this is rated below a ds game... come on people! This should be number two

The very best graphics EVER. Shame on you. It should be in the first place. You should Play this game to change this please.

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3 Metal 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.

NAHH this should be the number 1 best graphics in all console games. I don't know maybe because this is an old game but imagine if hideo kojima will create another one. I'm sure all game consoles will wish they have metal gear on them. Haha PS3 for the win!

This is the best looking game on the ps3 system and definitely beats uncharted

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4 Call of Duty 4

I don't like this one but the graphics are undeniably good. - Extractinator04

Superb game

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!

I am amazed by the Call of Duty programers for such realistic games I really appreciate the programmers

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5 Grand Theft Auto V

I feel like this games graphics fit in years after it released, cause at the time when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were the big thing, the graphics from this game absolutely blew our minds. And all the success from the older versions, made Rockstar games want to make a whole remake of the game for the 8th generation consoles, which made the graphics better then ever. Which I think is why Rockstar games is growing quicker and quicker, its because of Grand Theft Auto V. My God Brother Anthony had Grand Theft Auto V and he had no clue about any other Rockstar games, so Red Dead Redemption is not dragged him in, Bully was not what dragged him in, Grand Theft Auto V did...

Best GRAPHICS with respect to Physics Engine! Only Rockstar Companies can make such a great game!

BEST Graphics Game EVER!

This is a joke made on april fools day:(. Best gaming graphics ever until Grand Theft Auto 6. GTA5 is the best of the generation!

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6 Elder 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.

Better than Witcher 3 for sure

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

I don't know if you guys are dumb or what, but anyone who has even seen Skyrim knows that it has the best graphics ever made in the video game yet, and if you think that its not, just try it, I bet you couldn't get past the intro without saying that its true

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7 Crysis 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!

Crysis 3 easily has the best graphics of any other game on the market. There is a reason that this is usually the benchmark game for over clockers and graphic cards. Because it's the best and most taxing.

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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8 Call 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.

Why it is at number 20? It has to be in number 1.

Very nice game the characters have a realistic movement and reactions also the place have nice textures. Its fun to mw2.

9 Halo 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.

hell yeah go halo 3 and hahahah to whoever put on luigis mansion they must be like 6...
- dissthisnoob

This is the greatest game I ever played so far

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10 Battlefield 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.

DX11 and a high end PC make this game obviously #1. It is the best graphical game on the market to date. Hands down.

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The Contenders

11 The Last of Us

This should be number 1 best graphics and I can't believe it on rank 9. That's unfair. This game is a visual treat for everybody. Many breathtaking worlds to explore, tons of amazing characters. You know what, this game is a champion and top visual masterpiece. Many beautiful characters and handsome characters. This game is a eye candy and I suggest you to play on PS3. You will fall in love with fascinating worlds and many best beloved characters.

The minute the game started the first thing I said was "Oh my god, it looks so real! " Best graphics ever! Same with 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.

Best game I've played and has better graphics than uncharted!

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12 Mortal 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

Unbelievable graphics, extreme blood and gore, great game.

I don't understand why this game is ranked so low.
Gorgeous graphics and lots of blood.

13 Grand 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.

I'm actually kind of surprised nobody has voted for Red Dead Redemption... Anyway, this is one of the best games Rockstar has put out, and the graphics were top-notch (especially for a 2008 game). Rockstar is just way ahead of it's time.

It's pretty confusing that this one isn't at number 1 or 2.

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14 Okami

absolutely gorgeous graphics and its on the PS2 as well - mikeyeggo

It's not about technology. - megafillan

15 Half Life 2

Should be number 1 - Deadbydawn

Love this game - Deadbydawn

why so low - Deadbydawn

For 2004, it had lifelike graphics, and if you compare it to games of its day, it holds up well. - Dominicmgm

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16 Super 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.

"Can you believe that 6 of 39 characters are taken from games. Those being link, Zelda, ganondorf, Ike, snake, and sonic."

All of the characters are actually taken from the game.

Can you believe that 6 of 39 characters are taken from games. Those being link, Zelda, ganondorf, Ike, snake, and sonic. - Hiii

Amazing how they blended the characters in so well, watch some of the scenes from the subspace emissary and I garuntee you'll agree!

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17 Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy, but more so Galaxy 2, has the most utterly beautiful levels in any game, a fantastic art style and color palette, and brilliantly creative areas, although several of the levels in the sequel were only cut and pasted from the first game, even if they are beautiful to look at. - Extractinator04

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

For a game that came out on a sd console, the graphics look amazing

18 Resident Evil 4
19 Crysis 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.

Best dynamic lightening, HDR's, action, sound effects, animations and massive destructible objects I've seen ever in a video game. It's graphics can also compete with games of 2018. It should definitely placed at least in top 5.

It has to be the best game of the decade

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20 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Not that good but way better Than SM64

Why would you compare two games graphically that came out 14 years between each other? - MasonOcker

It is a beautiful game but Call of Duty black ops 2
Is really beautiful

Black ops 2 is better but the quickscoping is awesome for the record. I love the graphics. GO MW3.

21 Battlefield 4

Really. This game has to be in the top 5. The Graphics are unbelievable.

I love this game I play it at my cousins house all the time

This game looks so sick! I can๏ฟฝ't believe that it๏ฟฝ's not 1st!

This game is awesome but its grahic is better in Xbox 360, or Xbox one but in pc this game grahic is not look like real

22 God 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.

An absolutely gorgeous game, it's the pinicle of game design both gameplay wise and graphics wise

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23 The 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.

More pleasing to look at the beautiful bright scenery in this than the dull gray scenery in Skyrim. Honestly, the way Skyrim looked depressed me. It has better graphics, but it doesn't look better than Oblivion

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24 Mafia II

This game is awesome. I couldn't believe this game should be on 5th mark.Because of his story.Although its story is short but very cool

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..

25 Gears 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

26 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

My favourite game ever! I reccomend this to all of my friends

27 Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best graphics after Grand Theft Auto V, Red dead Redemption 2, Assassin's creed origins and Odyssey, battlefield 1 and V, Watch Dogs 2, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seieg and Ghost Recon, Call of Duty series, and Uncharted series.

Come on! the only reason this is so down listed is because it was recently released (Barely a month in the pc) and this whole List is several years old!

This game has by far the best graphics right now and is also the most demanding Pc game in terms of hardware. Look for a video and see it by yourself, its incredibly gorgeous and realistic.

Let's get this up where it belongs!

28 Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Nowadays this is probably the best avalible on console (until maybe God of war comes out)

Should be at 1

29 Project CARS
30 Call of Duty: Black Ops

Graphics are amazing. I also like the combat training.

Weapons of this game looks realistic.

31 Pong

yes

32 Need for Speed: Rivals

I would put this on 4 OR 5 Best car game graphics ever.

This should be number 1. Also, best game ever!

33 Battlefield Bad Company 2

The graphics are great until when you have high resolution.

34 The Saboteur

The coolest history game...
Wish to have some history games like The Saboteur

35 Assassin's Creed

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

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

36 L.A. Noire

Best facial technology ever

Facial and body movement is astoundingly good

37 Luigi'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.

This game have terrible graphics!

Nothing stood out, even in 2001. - Extractinator04

38 Uncharted 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

This belongs in the top 3 and has better graphics than uncharted 2

This should in first position. This is not only best graphical its also best gameplay ever made

Best game ever I have mw3 and black ops + nba 2k13 but DAMN this is way better graphics!

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39 The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

I'm EXTREMELY surprised that wind waker isn't on this list. When it was released on the gamecube in 2003 (2002 in Japan) many gamers scoffed at the cartoony art style but it was a great looking game back then and still is today.

That hd Remake

amazing - MikaBeeWall

40 Forza Motorsport 4

Propably best graphic in car games ever. Beautifull tracks and amazing camera inside car you feel like real racing driver.

This is your dream,
This is my nightmare. GO FORZA 4orever

41 Red 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!

It is the best best graphic it is the best

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42 Portal 2

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

43 Batman: 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.

It is the best action adventure game ever

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44 Final 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

45 Super Smash Bros for Wii U

*Sighs* I really wish I had a Wii U. Compared to the 3DS version, the graphics on the Wii U version look like something on the level of Pixar. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

46 The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

The HD version is coming out soon.

47 Bioshock Infinite

Art style is absolutely beautful, has loads of color unlike many modern games, and has insane textures and lighting

Love this game one of the best installment

Very underrated. Way better on PC.

48 Super Mario Sunshine

Sunshine still has the best water effects in a video game, and it was released in 2002. - Extractinator04

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

49 Halo 4

Really? Skyrim and Halo 3 are higher than this?! Halo 4's graphics are so good that the people look real. And in Skyrim I just don't understand why it's so high on the list the graphics honestly I think kinda suck.

Sometimes I wonder if real people were used instead of computers - Metallicafan01

Why would this not be #1?

This game has awesome graphics!

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50 Mario Kart 8

Turn on Mario Kart 8. Pick a track. Any track, new or returning. The level of detail is nothing short of stunning. Nintendo really went to town for this one. - Extractinator04

Why are realistic looking games up top?! Games don't have to be realistic to be pretty! And this game is the best looking Nintendo game out there.

I think these graphics are ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜ƒ! It's a great game and is one of the best Nintendo games over 200!

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