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In no particular order just a few over the years,
Serious Sam,
Serious Sam 3,
Rainbow Six Vegas I & II,
Fear,
Crysis Un-modded & then Modded,
Unreal Tournament II,
Stalker Shadow of Chernobyl,
Farcry,
Farcry II
Stalker Pripyat,
Cryostasis,
Hitman Blood money,
Resident evil 4,
Infernal,
Fuel,
Assassins Creed,
Kane and Lynch,


These are just a few of the Games that I think raised the bar over the last several years and as you might have noticed they are mostly FPS,
Any way on a different scale I personally do not think the bar has been raised very high in the last couple of years it has been mostly about new tech and not about pure graphical quality like it was several years ago,

The PC Game industry hit a wall when the game developers moved from PC only to Consoles so now with the new gen consoles coming to the table that is when I think we will see a step up on the Graphical bar,

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@macca_dj - Rainbow Six Vegas? Assassin's Creed? Hitman Blood Money? The list of totally out of place titles goes on. lachen.gif
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@ boredgunner Dude, what don't you understand about the significant role texture quality plays in overall visual fidelity? It's almost as if you're belittling the importance of texture work and jumping straight to technicalities in order to justify your argument. What good are advanced effects like real time GI, post processing, SSAO, etc., if a game has sub- par texture work?

I just understand that there's more to a game's graphics than textures. I never said they are irrelevant either lol, just that there's much more to it than that, and you don't seem to be aware of anything else.

BF3 vs Crysis graphics hasn't really been done to death on this forum, most of the time that just boils down to people going back and forth saying "No this is better!" without anything more to say than that. On a technical level BF3 only really does ambient occlusion and glare better than Crysis, but glare is so overdone to say the least. lachen.gif

You make a good point that many people do overlook though: what good are fancy effects if the game looks bad on a fundamental level? The thing is, this fundamental level includes much more than just textures. Amnesia: The Dark Descent is a game that looks good in just about every way except textures, but the end result is still pretty good.

BF3 is lacking on a fundamental level much more than Crysis, and relies more on fancy post-processing effects to mask this. Though the best example of such a game is Metro 2033. Or on the contrary, a game that looks excellent on this "fundamental" level but lacking in some fancy effects is modded Skyrim.
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BF3 have some REALLY bad textures in many cases, many of which are also pixelated up close. (not face flat onto the texture)

Anyway most realistic looking game imo is Arma 2 in some cases.

Yeah ArmA 2 can look amazing as one of my screenshots showed, but a number of engine bugs and oversights hold it back. We'll see if ArmA 3 fixes that. The alpha didn't look impressive.
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For me it has to be BF3. Crysis 3 still has not had a effect in other games.
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What's the definition of raising the bar? Introducing something new, or just increasing the "average graphics quality" of all games? If we're talking about games that strictly did something new in some way.... BF3 is not one of them. I'd say its visuals are passable but they didn't introduce ANYTHING. It also has some of the crappiest water I've seen. It did, however, have some fantastic single player character animations.

I honestly don't think Metro will do anything new either. It will be an improvement over Metro 2033. They'll probably add more details to scenes. But it's likely going to be the same engine with the same exact bell and whistles. Just more of those bells and whistles. I haven't seen anything to suggest otherwise.

Crysis 3 obviously raised the bar in all ways possible. I don't recall anything from Tomb Raider doing anything particularly amazing. I think it looked ok. It had some nice textures here and there. Hitman looked quite good. Sleeping Dogs was pretty fantastic looking, as was Need For Speed Most Wanted.

Far Cry 3 might deserve an honorable mention for being a good looking game, but its graphics style is kinda weird. I wasn't a huge fan. Especially after seeing how much detail they had to cut from their demo.
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I think Hitman looks really good in ways so far @1080p. I haven't tried or seen any games from 2013 yet, can't wait for 2560x1600, so soon again, lets hope it happens this time
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Well for those who claimed Metro: Last Light would raise it, it certainly would have if Crysis 3 wasn't out already. Tessellation is used quite heavily, and everything just looks amazing. All around good texture quality, POM used everywhere, much better lighting system than the first, good object detail, etc. Probably one of two current games that has real "next gen" visuals (the other being Crysis 3). If Crysis 3 wasn't out already, this would have been the first game to raise the bar since Crysis in 2007.
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Crysis 3 /thread

LL doesn't hold a candle to it. How can people just ignore just how awful some of the characters heads/faces look. I actually laughed and said what the heck out loud at some of them. And that's AFTER looking at myself in the mirror. LL has some impressive textures and many more mediocre and poor ones. The only thing about LL that has impressed me so far is the detail on some the characters outfits. Armor/fatigues etc.

Well I am going to add Bioshock infinite in there simply because the art style is amazing and that's generally agreed upon by most.
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In a better world I'd have another gaming rig with titan sli just for games that need physX (and any 7950 CF runs crap on), I've only seen 1 video of M:LL and its physX looks nice
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Everyone is forgetting ARMA3. That game has some really impressive textures.
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Games that are very demanding when all maxed out @ 1080p (I mean all maxed out), it'll be The Witcher 2 (with ubersampling) and followed by Crysis 3.

Games that are graphically very realistic and still very demanding (because it's not optimized yet), I will say "Arma 3".
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