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  • daniel-sneed - May 14, 2014 1:48 p.m.

    Final Fantasy XIII really should have been mentioned. Though it didn't quite live up to its hype on gameplay; visually, it was one of the most stunning and captivating games I have ever played. The detail that went into creating the world of FFXIII was indescribably. I honestly continued playing the game just because it was nice to get lost in the immense beauty of the world.
  • daniel-sneed - May 14, 2014 1:42 p.m.

    You guys forgot Final Fantasy XIII. Though it didn't live up to the hype with gameplay, visually it was the most beautiful game I have every played. It was easy to get lost in the stunning visuals of the world they created.
  • C_stat - May 14, 2014 11:23 a.m.

    What made Mirror's Edge such a good looking game, was its overuse of very simple textures such as the aforementioned white walls contrasted by highlights made out of primary colors. Because these plain textures are so easy to render, the graphics core can focus more on occlusion, lighting, heavier textures (glass and the skies), and the character models.
  • Venerum - May 14, 2014 2:10 a.m.

    You guys forgot The Saboteur
  • Kasaix - May 14, 2014 2:09 a.m.

    Ni no Kuni and Journey should have been up there. Okami got a mentioned, and is arguably from the PS2 gen, but it did get that HD remake.
  • ChaoticallyDivine - March 20, 2013 11:03 p.m.

    Journey was one of the prettiest games ever.
  • Shayz - March 11, 2013 11:34 p.m.

    Not a single mention of Final Fantasy XIII? I guess one can argue that it wasn't the most visually stunning, but the graphics were insane. That game was an artistic masterpiece. It was like an interactive movie.
  • NullG7 - March 11, 2013 10:02 a.m.

    I like how you guys talked about the original Geometry Wars. Then proceed to put the picture for Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved 2 Good Job
  • THETHINGABOUT - March 10, 2013 12:02 a.m.

    So, the thing about this list, I find, is that Journey isn't there. Which is strange.
  • THETHINGABOUT - March 10, 2013 12:13 a.m.

    Actually, nevermind. The games on this list were pretty well chosen.
  • UltimateZeldaFanboy - March 9, 2013 9:25 p.m.

    Halo 4 absolutely deserved to be on here, I'd say it's arguably the best looking game to ever appear on the 360, and it was about as colorful as they come.
  • sandplasma - March 9, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Marvel vs Capcom 3 was a little dissapointing for me. They particle effects are super bright along with the super bright and super busy backgrounds it makes it confusing and sometimes I even lose track of my own character. Also, the controls were simplified so everyone and their mom could play. 3 kicks, 3 punches, thats the way it should have been.
  • StrayGator - March 9, 2013 2:04 p.m.

    Hotline Miami
  • 7-D - March 9, 2013 11:39 a.m.

    I don't particularly agree with some of these but it's a great list. Great you went with a few wild-cards, focusing on art-direction over plain old "nice grafiks". It's funny I've been thinking about ordering Mirror's Edge this week and might just go for it now.
  • brickman409 - March 9, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    I'm glad enslaved made this list, that first level where the ship is falling apart over new york is amazing
  • bass88 - March 9, 2013 3:52 a.m.

    I could sit here and argue about games you missed but since you remembered Alice: Madness Returns I'm not. That game is not only stunning in the visual department but the visuals carry a subtext - which is something the other games on this list do not (unless you subscribe to the theory that Mario games are the feverished illusions of a plumber on mushrooms).
  • Zowie - March 9, 2013 2:27 a.m.

    the list lacks some SonicTheHedgehog-ness
  • winner2 - March 8, 2013 9:27 p.m.

    This list is complete with galaxy, PoP, and witcher.
  • Fuzunga - March 8, 2013 7:56 p.m.

    El Shaddai is probably the most beautiful game I've ever played.
  • Talvari - March 8, 2013 5:44 p.m.

    Pretty nice list :D Though obviously everyone is just gonna be like "Blarrg this list is missing this" >.>...so i'll just jump on the bandwagon and be all where's mah Muramasa and Kirbys epic yarn :(

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