Every game developer tries to improve their product. One of the improvements is to improve the quality of the graphics. Starting in 2014, it became possible to significantly improve the realism of graphics, and already in 2017, you can make a whole list of such products. It is very difficult to single out one game, but there are several projects that can confidently be called the leaders of the rating.
Forza Horizon 3
The car simulator was introduced in September 2016. He became the ninth part of the series. Many critics immediately noted the fact that at the time of the release of the product, Forza had the most realistic graphics in the game. This was facilitated by the ForzaTech engine, thanks to which the developer company was able to achieve a very high quality of the picture.
A distinctive feature of the simulator was the cross-world between platforms. The thing is that the game is available for personal computers running the Windows operating system and for the Xbox game console. The hardware allows gamers who play on personal computers and onconsoles.
World critics gave high marks to both versions of Forza Horizon 3. The most authoritative publications, which are GameRankings and Metacritic, said that at the end of 2016 Forza is the game with the most realistic graphics. The car simulator received an average score of 87% and 86 out of 100 from GameRankings and Metacritic respectively.
First-person shooter was released in the spring of 2016 and for 6 months ranked first in the ranking of games with the most realistic graphics. Famous critics immediately spoke about Battlefield 1 and highly appreciated the shooter.
Like the previous versions of the series, this part was created on the basis of the Frostbite engine, which was first applied by the development company several years ago. It allows you to achieve a high level of destructibility and high quality graphics. Battlefield 1 took first place in the category "Graphics of the Year" according to the popular web resource "Gambling".
Since the trailer was released, both critics and gamers have burst into positive reviews. The first video, which showed the gameplay of the game, was released almost at the same time as Call of Duty. However, the DICE product scored five times more positive ratings than the legendary Call of Duty. After that, many experts dubbed Battlefield the "CoD killer".
The product with the most realistic graphics in a game in Russia faced serious criticism. At the presentation of the shooter, it was announced that the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, the United States of America,Austria-Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. The reason for the indignation of domestic gamers and critics was the absence of the Russian Empire. In this regard, the Russian community sent a petition to DICE with a request to add the Russian Empire to the list of playable nations. The response from the developers was not long in coming. The company said that both France and the Russian Empire will appear in the upcoming expansions to the game.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon
The tactical shooter was released in early spring 2017 and immediately became the game with the most realistic graphics on PC. The announcement took place two years before the official release at the E3 computer games exhibition.
A distinctive feature of the shooter has become an open world. Prior to this, no product in the series could boast of such an element. The gamer starts the game as one of the members of a fictional group of fighters from the United States of America. The grouping was formed to solve certain operations based on the US Army.
After the release of the game, the government of Bolivia issued a statement condemning the developers for portraying their country in the shooter as a country where violence and drug trafficking thrive. Later, the developers issued a statement in which they said that Bolivia was chosen because of its beautiful scenery.
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon shooter was nominated for Best Game of 2015. But despite the fact that Ghost Recon has some of the most realistic graphics in games, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon was only able to win the nomination "Bestshooter.”
The cult GTA franchise has not pleased its loyal fans for a long time. The fifth part of the series was announced in 2011. Owners of personal computers had to suffer for a very long time, who got the opportunity to enjoy the game only in April 2015. As of 2013, when GTA 5 was released to game consoles, it was named the game with the most realistic graphics in the world.
A distinctive feature of the 3D shooter is the presence of three heroes at once. This was not in any of the previous versions of the famous game. The gamer has the ability to switch between characters at almost any time. There are also missions during which the player can control two players at once.
The game consists of 62 main missions and a large number of side quests. However, the number of main missions is increased by 7, since there are chapters that can be completed in several ways. In addition, GTA 5 has three different endings.
The game received the highest ratings in both Russian and foreign publications. For example, Igromania, the most popular Russian web resource dedicated to video games, rated the 3D shooter 10 out of 10, as well as the well-known foreign publication IGN.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
But the leadership of GTA 5 did not last long. In mid-May 2015, the third part of the famous Witcher series was released. Immediately after the release, it became clear that in the "Wild Hunt" you can see the most realistic graphics in a PC game. In early autumn 2016,version 1.3. Real time strategy available for all popular platforms.
The lead artist stated that CD Projekt RED used a different method when creating character models than those used to develop the first game of the famous series. During the work on the Wild Hunt, first the models of the characters of the game were created, on the basis of which the low-level models were formed. They are the ones used in the game. Hair, fabric, shadows, and fur were rendered using Nvidia tools.
Star Wars: Battlefront
The Star Wars franchise is not only represented by a large number of films. It extends to video games as well. In 2015, a first-person shooter titled Star Wars: Battlefront was released. The game was the third in the series. The shooter was created within two years. Development began in 2006. But in 2008, work on it was frozen until 2013.
Battlefront gameplay consists of battles. The gamer can choose which side to take. He has the option to fight for the rebels in a campaign based on the original trilogy, or play as the army of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars fans have a great opportunity to take part in the most famous battles in the galaxy. One of the advantages of the game is the fact that the gamer is able to control military equipment.
Despite the popularity of the franchise and excellent graphics, the game did not receive high ratings fromforeign publications. In Russia, popular game resources gave the shooter an 8 out of 10 rating. Only Playground gave Star Wars 5 out of 10.
Fra Cry 5
Another game with great graphics. Its announcement took place in mid-May 2017. The expected release date of the first-person shooter is the end of winter 2018. Ubisoft development will take the graphics in PC games to a new level.
The gamer will control the deputy sheriff. He has to go to the fictional Hope County in order to arrest Sid, who decided to establish control over the entire county. A distinctive feature of the fifth part of the game is the presence of an editor in which you can change the appearance of the main character. You can change not only things, but also the color of the skin, as well as the gender of the character.
The game will feature a large number of gadgets and a wide arsenal of weapons. It includes shotguns, pistols, bows, explosives, and even baseball bats. Also, wild animals tamed by him can help the main character in battle. The game's campaign can be completed in both single player and multiplayer modes.
Need for Speed: Payback
In early June, the new NFS was introduced. The official release is scheduled for the end of autumn this year. Critics are already saying that the most realistic graphics in the game will be in the new Need for Speed.
The car simulator will be available on all platforms. The game engine is Frostbite 3. Payback has multiplayer and single player modes. Vehicleswill be divided into five categories: drift, racing cars, SUVs, runners and drag. For racing, one or another class of car is required. The town of Fortune Valley can be driven by police cars that come in pursuit of racers and do not hesitate to break any traffic rules to stop violators.
The protagonists of the game are Tyler Mac and Jesse, three racing drivers who team up to challenge the Dom cartel. The cartel took control of the city's criminals, corrupt cops and casinos. Three riders will try to make a difference in Fortune Valley.
It's hard to say which game with the most realistic graphics at the moment is able to top the rating of the best projects. In recent years, every product has a high image quality. In some cases, it is difficult to distinguish the picture in the game from the movie.
Currently, the game with the most realistic graphics is Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon, released in 2017. However, with a high probability, the car simulator will be moved from the first line of the conditional pedestal in the same year, when the release of the game NFS: Payback takes place. But the legendary car simulator will not last long at the top. Assassin's Creed: Empire is expected to be released in 2017 as the world's best graphics game.