They are video-gamey are characterized I think thats by choice and they aren't going for photo realism. The one thing that stuck out for me in the games are the animations, and the eyes. Which are top notch to me.
Off looking eyes can throw me off the realsim of a 3D model and end up looking uncanny/wrong if done wrong.
But yeah next gen games with character and models designed for next gen are going to look more and more impressive. Can't wait for the exlusive games for either consoles and PC to push ultra realistic games and models.