What are the most beautiful video games you've played?

I was watching the launch trailer of Journey and thinking to myself how beautiful the game was. The art direction is fantastic, especially the lighting.

What are the most beautiful video games you've played?

For me, it would either be Uncharted 2 or Uncharted 3. The details put into them are astonishing. I hope there's going to be an art book for Uncharted 3 just like 2 did.

The other game I really like is Red Dead Redemption. The landscape is gorgeous. I'll never forget the sunrise and sunset in Red Dead Redemption as the shadows are cast across the canyons, and the atmospheric diffusion of the sunlight bathing the landscape. The designers really nailed the look and feel of the everything. Journey has a rather similar feel but in a mystical world.



Okay, I like to remain a

Okay, I like to remain a silent observer, but I'll answer this one. :)

Most. Beautiful. Ever: Uncharted 2. You're right.

Second place: Enslaved. The whole damn game was amazingly beautiful. The game is weak (simple button-mashing), but the story is intriguing... but the art: breath-taking, and often so, not just "in some places".

Third place: Skyrim, duh. :)

Contenders: LIMBO, Uncharted, Uncharted 3, Oblivion: The Shivering Isles, Morrowind (yes, ugly faces, but: PEOPLE LIVE IN GIANT FRIGGIN' MUSHROOMS!), The Force Unleashed (particularly the neon jungle planet), Mass Effect 3 (bad ending notwithstanding), Alone In the Dark (the newest one; gameplay SUCKS, but the opening levels are worth the $5; just quit once you get out of the building and watch the rest on YouTube, trust me), FEAR 2 (also damn scary, but the classic "shooter" sections are annoying)... and a lot of "retro-games," but I'm already rambling.

Surprisingly Good: Crysis 2 ("sheer power" award) and Modern Warfare 2. Yes, they're straight shooters, but... wow. Beautiful! ...I picked them up on a whim, and now I'm going to have to play the rest of all these damn shoot-em-up games (which I normally detest, Half-life excepted for its amazing storyline) just to see the maps. Sigh.

TODO list: Journey (heh), God of War 3 (I began both 1&2 but the PS2 graphics didn't cut it for me and I bailed, but 3 looks like it could be amazing), Ico & Shadow of the Colosus, Castlevania, and... uhh... said shooters.

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow is possibly the best looking game on consoles, in my opinion. The Witcher 2 is the best looking on PC.

Also: Shadow of the Colossus, The Last Express, Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Odin Sphere, Dark Souls, Curse of Monkey Island.

well i couldn't ever play the

well i couldn't ever play the game since it's only for gaming consoles, just like s Red Dead Redemption. which is a game i also want to play and know i'll never do, but at least they have to publish the production art book of this game !!!

JOURNEY is the most profound

JOURNEY is the most profound work of art I've ever witnessed / experienced. Its simply indescribable in words. Truly ThatGameCompany's magnum opus. The score is ethereal. Along with ICO & SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS, this game needs to be experienced by everyone. It will help you rediscover humanity.. Seriously.

I'll have to agree with FAUNA

I'll have to agree with FAUNA. Journey is a game where every separate aspect of the game - the graphic style, the use of colour, camera angles, music, story, everything - just seamlessly blends into an experience that leaves you breathless.

Another game that really deserves a mention is The Witcher 2. Absolutely stunning environments with lots of atmosphere and mood.

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