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  • devin-wood - November 28, 2014 9:46 p.m.

    I guess Fallout 2 --> Fallout 3 isn't good enough to make this list...
  • dudephat - November 20, 2014 2:29 p.m.

    Quake 3 to Quake 4. When quake 4 first came out, most computers weren't even able to handle it.
  • TravisT - October 18, 2014 2:12 p.m.

    Nice article. A refresher on some excellent franchises and a tip of the hat to the old school.
  • paul_effect - October 5, 2014 2 p.m.

    I fail to understand the purpose of this article. Of course games that reached their third / fourth / 16th sequel have an ancient looking first title. Or those games (like hl) whose versions come out once every decade. Now, an interesting article would have been **games with WAY better looking prequels** [prettify title, sounds retarded]
  • CRYSTAL1313 - September 30, 2014 11:13 p.m.

    Lara Croft
  • gruffmeister - September 26, 2014 5:59 a.m.

    This is a classic article comparing old with new. Focusing purely on graphics (which the article should be, according to it's title), they look nicer in the modern games, but this is obvious...as hardware advances, so does the exploitation of resources. Apart from HL2 I would contest that the inventiveness is no longer present in the big money game sequels - they just use ready built APIs to interface with nice T&L effects and hire artists to come up with the good looking models. HL2 can rival the modern games of today for quality and visually stunning scenery, and worked on an ATI 9600 (from 2003!). Can you list any other game in this list that not only improved the graphics, but improved them such that they were still playable on an old machine?
  • david-steeves - September 24, 2014 7:50 p.m.

    all the previous Wolfenstein games - wolfenstein new world order
  • Disprezzo - September 24, 2014 4:42 a.m.

    wasteland 1 vs wasteland 2
  • xx2112xx - September 23, 2014 9:30 p.m.

    You missed an easy and obvious one: Ninja Gaiden Three (NES) to Ninja Gaiden (Xbox).
  • dylan-semerau - September 22, 2014 1:03 p.m.

    how about fall out 1 & 2 compared to 3 and new vegas?
  • OhFaSho - September 18, 2014 8:57 a.m.

    No offense, Ash, but I'm tempted to question if you're a moron. Seriously, how old are you? This article basically amounts to "XYZ game is better than ABC game that came before it in 123 series/franchise because ZOMG SHINY NEW GRAPHICS!" which is something I expect more out of a 15 year old wannabe gamer, not someone I perceive to be an mature adult who fancies herself to be a journalist. Clickbait garbage articles strike again. Enjoy your ad dollars (which is tantamount to blood money in the eyes of someone looking for a decent video game related article on the net). Try using it to hire actual writers who are serious, not more hacks who vomit "ZOMG VIDDEEO GAMES!" clickbait articles.
  • Mattwo - September 22, 2014 1:53 a.m.

    Joke's on her: I have adblock.
  • Mattwo - September 22, 2014 1:55 a.m.

    BTW, the article is just about the graphics. You're reading it the wrong way.
  • Mattwo - September 22, 2014 1:58 a.m.

    In fact the end of the article is deliberately calling people like you out: "Want to angrily show you didn't read the part where I said "old" doesn't mean "bad"? Tell us in the comments below!"
  • OhFaSho - September 22, 2014 5:28 p.m.

    You clearly misinterpreted my comment, but it's funny how you assumed you knew what I was saying. My comment stands. And I even went back and reread the article to make sure my original statement was truly valid in case you felt your first feeble attempt to invalidate it needed reinforcement. I never insinuated that she stated older games to be bad. My problem is not with her addressing the older games as bad, but with the contradictory nature of the article itself (oh and btw, she more or less DOES call Deus Ex: Invisible War a bad game, but that's not the point). She goes out of her way on several occasions to mock some of the games with lesser reputations (she doesn't dare speak bad of Half Life, Final Fantasy or Alice, but the claws clearly come out on Deus Ex and she gets downright condescending on Kid Icarus). That's what my comment was about. You were just reading it the wrong way. This is still a very hypocritical critique and I know I read it right. So how about next time you don't tell me how I should try to read the article? K, thanks. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
  • Mattwo - September 22, 2014 5:44 p.m.

    Oh so this person doesn't get to have an opinion is what you're saying?
  • OhFaSho - September 24, 2014 12:50 a.m.

    lol you're a tool seriously, are you banging this chick? is that why you're so up in arms to defend her? Bottom line, she claims in her introduction that "old" doesn't mean "bad". But she still contradicts herself and lets the condescension out in full stream. Oh I get it, so what you're saying is just because a person CLAIMS to be objective, they can still contradict themselves and get opinionated about something anyway. Well this is an opinion piece, hence the article. Fine, you wanna defend your clickbait article writing girlfriend so badly tool? Since she gets to have an opinion and you get to have an opinion, here's MY opinion. This article was stupid. A third grader could've written it better. Your girlfriend's slow and so are you. This is a waste of time. And I'm done.
  • Mattwo - September 24, 2014 12:57 a.m.

    When did she claim to be objective? She said old doesn't mean bad. That doesn't mean she doesn't dislike the games for other reasons.
  • OhFaSho - September 24, 2014 1:05 a.m.

    lol do you just sit by your computer waiting for replies to comments? seriously, how much is she paying you? lol you're still a tool either way. Also, I never said she couldn't dislike the games for other reasons, ya splatter pellet. YOU were the one who claimed the article was calling me out for "angrily showing I didn't read the part where old doesn't mean bad", which I didn't do. Oh I get it. Ashley's your imaginary girlfriend. Has to be. Cuz your whole point of calling out my comment was all in your fucking mind (as in it never actually happened). Btw, you didn't happen to fail reading comprehension in school did you? Cuz if you actually somehow passed it, you could've fooled me lol smh

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