The Best Looking Games of 2012-2013
Gaming has come a long way since you were trying to rescue Princess Peach on your old 8-bit Nintendo. Regardless of the gaming system, having the proper television goes a long way. The visual quality and killer special effects games have these days look their absolute best on flat screen televisions. That being said, certain games will look even better than others. In no particular order, here are five of the best looking games.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
For the last four or five years, a new COD is released around Christmas time. The visuals and game play quality have increased with each successive title, and this year is no different. In the single player campaign, gone are the tightly controlled environments that shove players down certain paths. Black Ops II has many more open areas allowing for different maneuvers, which open up much more of the world to you than was previously available.
2. Halo 4
Another first person shooter like BO2 up there, Halo 4 returns to your screens with immersive environments and phenomenal visuals. The same level of detail that you are used to is back, plus with a new spin on the story line that will engage you like never before. It is very obvious as you traverse the game that a whole lot went in to the lighting, making textures pop off the screen with sharpness and clarity, and familiar artist design.
3. Assassin’s Creed III
If you have played any of the previous AC games, you will feel at home with this installment. If you have not, this is a great game to enter the series with. Taking place outside the usual AC time frames, this takes place in 1775 America. Expect loads of stunning visuals and incredible environments, just as America looked at that time. The attention the developers paid to detail will really hit you right in the retinas. This game looks phenomenal on flat screen televisions.
4. Madden NFL 13
Sports games have come a ways since Tecmo Bowl, and the Madden franchise is no different. One of these games is released each year, but the level of realism the developers pour into these releases always gets better. Players actually look like their real-life counterparts, and playing this on flat screen televisions is just like watching an NFL game.
5. Far Cry 3
This game is beautiful. There, I said it. The physical environment is rendered so that it seems like you are actually in the jungle, swimming in crystal clear waters and killing pirates. The game mechanics and expansive environment just work well together, and the bigger the screen you play this on, the better.
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