2011 saw the release of a lot of games that can be called technical marvels. So many games have been called graphics king last year, it’s not even funny. Right from the beginning of the year with the liked of Killzone 3 till the end with Uncharted 3, we saw one awesome looking game getting released after another. What astounded us most in some of the entries, though, was how comprehensively the developers had mastered the lighting and particle effects. Some people might think they’re a very minuscule part of the visuals department, but we think they’re an integral part.
So given below are ten games with what we though were the best lighting and particle effects we saw last year.
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Assassin’s Creed: Revelations
Assassin’s Creed: Revelations may not have been the best looking game of 2011, and yes, it\’s engine is starting to show its age and Ubisoft Montreal does need to start working on a new one fast, but that doesn\’t mean the game didn\’t look good. It\’s lighting effects were spectacular, and everytime we climbed a building and looked at the sun rising over the skyline of Constantinople, or the sun rays streaking through the holes in the roof of a bazaar, it was magnificent.