Does Skyrim look better on the PS3 or 360?

There’s no doubt about it. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim looks amazing no matter what system you play it on. Of course, if you’ve got the rig to max out all the settings, it’ll look best on the PC. But how do the game’s visuals compare on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3?

Join us on a second trip through the game’s opening act and see if you can spot any noticeable differences between the two versions in our comparison video below:


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  • cody-pearce - January 19, 2012 11:56 a.m.

    thank you
  • cody-pearce - January 17, 2012 7:53 p.m.

    ps3 and xbox are both good, pc users dont really play the game they just cheat their way through it, they ain't really dragonborn, just a bunch of cheats who dont know to just play a game
  • WarWasp - January 18, 2012 9:09 p.m.

    STFU, really. You're missing out by being so ignorant and close-minded. Asshole. I really shouldn't expect anything more from a console supremacist though.
  • EwoksTasteLikeChicken - January 16, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    I only noticed that the Xbox version looks darker and sharper. Which, if I remember back when GR did an L.A. Noire comparison, the 360 also looked darker and sharper.
  • mbavalo - January 16, 2012 4:07 a.m.

    the 360 version looks a little darker... but the fog in the ps3 version is more visible otherwise i don't see any other difference
  • talleyXIV - January 15, 2012 5:04 p.m.

    Gamesradar, your recaptcha just had a stoke. Just look at this.
  • PolarBearsInHeat - January 15, 2012 11:34 a.m.

    Fools, obviously it looks better on PC, why would anyone even bother playing it on anything else. Damn console owners are keeping us from having any kind of progress in gaming. So that foolishness being said, I think the xbox version looks a tad crisper than the ps3 version, but that's based on having played only a couple hours one either.
  • talleyXIV - January 15, 2012 4:59 p.m.

    Well he already said that it obviously looks better on PC in the first or second paragraph. Reading is fun you PC elitist.
  • Mr Alright Everythings Blessed - January 16, 2012 5:04 a.m.

    Your idiocy outstands me. I guess the gaming industry doesn't need the millions of dollars it makes from 'damn console owners' each year.
  • lovibe - January 15, 2012 1:28 a.m.

    I'm finding that Skyrim on the 360 looks darker, yes, but has faster render times. On the ps3 in this video I've noticed a lot of blurry scenes that sometimes render to look like the 360's side, and then goes blurry again. That's all I can tell from the video.
  • Fak99 - January 15, 2012 1:19 a.m.

    The only difference to me is that the 360 version is darker?
  • birdman1041 - January 14, 2012 10:32 p.m.

    "Better" is a matter of opinion, and therefore relative to the individual. For example, I still enjoy the softer visuals of VHS movies (at times) although DVD-quality, high definition graphics are generally considered "better." I, like other commenters, do find this article to be inflammatory. GR's video player isn't even good enough to truly spot any minor differences between the two consoles. To the average eye, any differences are so minor they're irrelevant, making those who argue for one side or another look foolish.
  • lance-baldwin - January 14, 2012 10:26 p.m.

    I wouldn't be surprised if this is just one version of the game you guys just cut in half, just to laugh at people saying shit. "ZOMG THIS ONE IS BETTER" Tsk Tsk
  • larkan - January 14, 2012 10:24 p.m.

    Final verdict: they both suck. Go get it on PC so you can play the game the way it's meant....better graphics and mods galore!
  • xXxsilentassassinxXx - January 14, 2012 8:21 p.m.

    Does it matter it looks better on the computer. And before some one calls me a computer elitist I have it on the xbox and the computer and it looks better on the computer.
  • azureguy - January 14, 2012 7:25 p.m.

    Why do you do such a comparison 2 months after the game came out? It's not like the graphics got better through the patches.
  • DJ_Funktris - January 14, 2012 6:26 p.m.

    Skyrim is a good game.
  • kevin-henry - January 14, 2012 3:42 p.m.

    Ps3 is way better
  • lordgodalming - January 14, 2012 2:11 p.m.

    GR, you are better than these flamebait comparisons. Also, those jeans make you look fat. We can say these things to each other because we're friends.

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