The evolution of water effects

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune (2007, PS3)
Right. What the developer Naughty Dog has done here is fill your TV set with real water. Sure, there are plastic plants around it (ouch), but the water is actual water that will make your hands wet. We've never seen anything like it except foractual waterand we want it like thisin every game. Even games set in deserts.

Above: If you stand under a waterfall, it actually makes Drake wet, complete with 'creasy shirt' effect

Justin Towell

Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine,, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.