Graphics is one of the most important parts of the game. In fact, this is one of the first things people pay attention to when they first play a game. The time of simple visuals and pixel blocks are gone. Now, people want to see the realistic texture, incredible animations, dynamic environments, and other things that imitate reality. Today is a time when games have never been better! Let’s explore 10 PC games with the most stunning graphics!
Anthem is a relatively new game released only in February 2019. It was developed by Canadian video game company BioWare, and published by Electronic Arts. It tells you a story of heroic Freelancers who live on the unknown planet. One day, they were forced to go outside the walls that protected them from the enemies. Wearing powerful exosuits, they need to defend humanity from the external danger. Anthem is a role-playing action game that is played from the first-person perspective.
The designer of the title is Preston Watamaniuk. And he makes incredible visuals in the futuristic style. The game features impressive lighting effects that you should see with your own eyes. The texture quality is decent, and all the details look nice. Do not forget that the graphics quality significantly depends on the graphic card you have on the device. For example, you can use the ultra setting with 8GB graphics card, high settings with 4GB card, and low settings with 2GB or less VRAM. You can adjust all visuals options in the Settings tab menu.
#2: Battlefield V
Battlefield V is an attractive first-person shooter video game. The title was developed by EA Dice, but the publisher is Electronic Arts. The game was released not only on PC but also on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms in November 2018. Battlefield series is well-known for its incredible graphics which make your video card work to its limits. By the way, in order to see all the best parts of graphics, we recommend you purchase GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. It is packed with massive frame buffer and cutting-edge 11 Gbps GDDR5X memory.
The gameplay focuses on resource gathering, player customizations. Also, it features several modes. In the new Battlefield V, the developers were trying to make the game more realistic. Therefore, thy removed ‘abstractions’ from the game mechanics.
#3: Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Shadow of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to Rise of the Tomb Raider, the game released in 2015. Both titles were published by Square Enix but developed by different developers. Shadow of the Tomb Raider has three former designers Daniel Drapeau, Michel Leduc St-Arnaud, Heath Smith. The main source of inspiration for the game was Mayan and Incan mythology. The designers wanted to imitate the reality of that time with the focus on astrology. Therefore, they stopped their choice on the Paititi, an ancient city with a lot of fictional locations. It is worth mentioning the realistic nature effects used in the game such as raining, light passing through the trees in the jungle, and so on.
#4: Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Assassin's Creed Odyssey is the last game in the Assassin's Creed series, which was released in October 2018. Assassin's Creed Odyssey was developed by Ubisoft Quebec, and the publisher is Ubisoft. The game series is well-known by their realistic imitations of the landscapes and buildings used in the titles. By the way, one of the brightest examples of these words is that their 3D model of Notre Dame de Paris will be used to reconstruct the cathedral after the fire.
The game centers on the fictional war between Athens and Sparta occurred in 413 BC. It has realistic war effects such as sword fight or army organization. Players can choose whether they want to control the male or female warrior. It is incredible how accurate the developers managed to repeat not only the military weapons of that time but also the military uniform of both Spartans and Greeks.
#5: Tom Clancy's The Division 2
Tom Clancy's The Division 2 is a third-person perspective action role-playing game developed by Massive Entertainment. The publisher is Ubisoft. You can play the game not only on PC but also on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia platforms. It is a survival game where you need to learn how to live in the post-apocalyptic world in the aftermath of a smallpox pandemic. The game was tested on multiple graphics cards including GeForce GTX 10 and RTX series. The developers were trying to make the most realistic implementation of Washington D.C. as it is possible to do. There are the same monuments and parks as in the real city, even the streets' names are repeated. Extremely well-detailed environments with the post-apocalyptic effects make the game look gorgeous.
#6: Project Cars 2
Project Cars 2 was released at the end of September 2017. It is a simulation racing game with incredible texture details. Project Cars 2 was developed by Slightly Mad Studios, however, the distributor is Bandai Namco Entertainment. The video game was nominated in several worldwide competitions and took the awards in three of them (Best Racing Game, Wired UK; Best Simulation Game, Gamescom 2017; Best Racing Game, Gameblog Awards 2017). Andy Tudor, the former designer of the game, made the accent on the effects and animations to imitate the realistic racing. Moreover, the cars used in the game has the same look as their real prototypes. Overall, if you are a fan of racing games, you need to try Project Cars 2.
#7: The Witcher 3
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the video game based on The Witcher series of fantasy novels written by Polish writer Andrzej Sapkowski. The game is made in the action role-playing genre. It was released for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in May 2015, the version for Nintendo Switch was launched in October 2019. Here, you need to control the main character named Geralt of Rivia. He is a hunter of witchers who is looking for his lost adopted daughter. Although The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was released four years ago, it features decent graphics with detailed textures and incredible nature effects. Following the deep game’s story, the developers decided to use, predominantly, the faded colors. But you can adjust their saturation and brightness in the Settings tab.
#8: Just Cause 4
One of the trends in gaming development is to make the games more realistic. Therefore, a lot of sequels of the popular games series features another way to the development of the visuals. That was the case with Just Cause 4. The previous version has a more vibrant and colored world, but this game is closer to the real world. Just Cause 4 was released in December 2018 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. As it is a single-player action-adventure game with elements of shooters, it has really incredible frightening animations. The game was developed by Swedish video game company Avalanche Studios and published by Square Enix.
#9: Final Fantasy XV
Final Fantasy XV was developed and published by Square Enix. The versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released in November 2016, and for Windows in March 2018. Therefore, the graphics on PC are much better than the visuals for PS4 and Xbox One. If you have a powerful video card installed on the device, you can enjoy the character details that definitely bring them to life. Pay special attention to the texture quality of flying jackets. It is incredible! The open-world environment looks stunning and incorporates elemental magic effects.
Are you ready to lose control of time while playing the Control game? With the stunning graphics and intriguing plot, the game fully immerses you into the life of the agent of secret government agency Federal Bureau of Control (FBC). Now you need to learn all about the strange things which are trying to violate the laws of reality. What we liked the most in the game, it is the particle effects that occur when you destroy something. Some of the objects are so tiny that they are almost invisible! The dresses of the characters are designed according to the latest fashion trends for maximum imitation of the modern world.
What is Your Favorite Good-looking Game?
There was a list of the most loved game with incredible and catchy graphics according to our team. And now we want to ask you about your favorite game with the best graphics quality. Do not be shy! Write your answers in the comments below!