Every year, superior titles are developed that deliver visual heaven at such an extreme level that it leaves us gamers wondering if it’ll ever get any better than this? It’s a question I often ask myself and it almost feels like year after year, developers manage to answer it by showing off the latest title with the newest engine that just blows you away. From the days of when Madden used to look like cardboard cut-outs running up the field to 2010 when we have full-on masterpieces like Heavy Rain engaging us within an experience — the visuals of games have always played a detrimental role in a title’s success.
This year, gamers have the opportunity to play two titles that are going to push the boundaries of visuals in every way possible. I’m, of course, talking about Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2. It’s not secret that the Crysis franchise (dating back to 2007) has always been regarded as one of the best looking franchises to date (even when compared to the original). However, with the latest trailers and screens delivered by Electronic Arts, it looks as though Crytek has a run for its money when it comes to the complete visual orgasm on offer.
We’ve put together eight comparison shots below that compare similar situations within each game (and some we tried to get as close as possible). To be honest, it’s hard to pick a winner. Both titles are surprisingly great looking — so the bottom line comes down to, which game do you think looks best?
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