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Oops. Sorry. You're right. Well, anything on there that fits I still stand by. Sorry, brain fart.



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Radek said:
Leynos said:
Dragon's Crown
El Shaddai
Kirby Epic Yarn
Wario Shake it
Muramasa
Ni No Kuni
Castlevania Lords of Shadow
Tales of Vesperia
Virtua Fighter 5 (this game still looks amazing)
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
Mario Galaxy
Zack & Wiki
A Boy & his Blob
Earth Seeker
Madworld
Klonoa
Xenoblade
Rayman Origins
KOF XIII
Darksiders
Blue Dragon
Lost Odyssey
Majin & The Forsaken Kingdom
Persona 4 Arena
Guilty Gear XRd
Persona 5 (PS3)
SEGA rally Revo
Sonic Colors
Sonic Generations
Deus Ex Human Revolution
AC IV Black Flag
Valkyria Chronicles

This is 2005-2008 and some of these games are as late as 2013 (AC IV)

And a heap are Gamecube/Wii games... And they weren't ever graphically intensive titles.

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Xbox 360:
Halo 3.
Fable 2.
Gears of War 2.

PC:
Crysis: Warhead. (Best graphics of any game ever up to that point.)
GTA IV.
Mass Effect.

PS3:
Little Big Planet.
Metal Gear Solid 4.
Resistance 2.

Wii:
Mario Kart Wii.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
De Blob.
I must reinforce that visually the Wii fell short of the 7th gen platforms, the consoles visual output falls inline with the 6th gen platforms... But listed three games that looked okay for that platform specifically.




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Pemalite said:
Radek said:

This is 2005-2008 and some of these games are as late as 2013 (AC IV)

And a heap are Gamecube/Wii games... And they weren't ever graphically intensive titles.

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Xbox 360:
Halo 3.
Fable 2.
Gears of War 2.

PC:
Crysis: Warhead. (Best graphics of any game ever up to that point.)
GTA IV.
Mass Effect.

PS3:
Little Big Planet.
Metal Gear Solid 4.
Resistance 2.

Wii:
Mario Kart Wii.
Super Smash Brothers Brawl.
De Blob.
I must reinforce that visually the Wii fell short of the 7th gen platforms, the consoles visual output falls inline with the 6th gen platforms... But listed three games that looked okay for that platform specifically.


Realism is dull to me overall so I look more at a style perspective. Some of the best looking games that had a realistic look to me aged as well as milk left out on a hot summer day. So they impressed me with their style and still hold up today. Realism to me is about the most overused and dull aesthetic in gaming. So I mainly listed games I thought had a lot of style. Also, I did not list a single Gamecube game. 



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flashfire926 said:
That's a tricky one, because early 7th gen games have aged pretty horribly in general.

I'd say Crysis and Burnout Paradise.

Burnout Paradise is a great choice.



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Leynos said:

Realism is dull to me overall so I look more at a style perspective. Some of the best looking games that had a realistic look to me aged as well as milk left out on a hot summer day. So they impressed me with their style and still hold up today. Realism to me is about the most overused and dull aesthetic in gaming. So I mainly listed games I thought had a lot of style.

You take a look at the graphics pipeline and the effects in play... Those are "Graphics" and can't be misconstrued thanks to subjectivity. - What you propose is taking a subjective approach based on art, which comes down entirely to personal opinion.

On a technical level... Crysis wins 2007 and Crysis: Warhead wins 2008 on PC. - And despite their "Realistic" approach, they still hold up visually even today.

Leynos said:

 Also, I did not list a single Gamecube game. 

My mistake, I didn't exactly feel inclined to check the release platform of each game, especially as the Wii isn't a generational leap ahead of the Gamecube on a technical level anyway.



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No one gonna mention motorstorm? The mud in that game was just so pleasing to my eyes



Gears 2 certainly has to be up there. 



 

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As of 2008 Gears of War 2 probably had the best graphics on consoles. Followed by MGS4, COD4, and GTA4 (lot of 4s there).

For art direction I'd say Bioshock and Metroid Prime 3 were the best.

Of course Crysis blows all of them out of the water on a technical level, but it was PC only at the time.



Id say Mario Galaxy. That game all round is an eye catcher. Achieves amazing CGI graphics without relying on heavy hardware to do so. Its pure developer talent at its best.
Also Dead Space looks phenomenal. Seeing those ragged doll physics with a realistic dark artsyle at the time was also amazing.