mjk45 said:

Outcast , open world with raycasting and polygon engine, dof reflective rippling , translucent water, particle effects and everyone's favourite bloom and lens flare.

there was a claymation game who's name I can't recall the  gameplay wasn't great but it looked good, also the already mentioned soul calibur and Shenmue.

Edit. forgot MDK .

Do you mean The Neverhood?

Heart of darkness was very good looking as well