There’s many ways for a game to take someone’s breath away with how good it looks, from technical proficiency to striking art design- but what about games that excel in both areas? More often than not, these games end up looking absolutely spectacular, as they combine technical and artistic excellent to deliver something that almost looks like a gorgeous animated CG movie. Here, we’re going to talk about a few such games.
RATCHET AND CLANK: RIFT APART
Let’s get the most obvious pick out of the way first. For a long time now, each new Ratchet and Clank release has been praised for looking like Pixar movie in video game form, and while that always feels like an accurate description, it’s never seemed as blatantly true as it does with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. The game looks absolutely spectacular. Technically, it’s sharp and crisp, performs very well, and is brimming with details, while artistically, its bright and stylized aesthetic help it stand out in a crowded market. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration, in fact, to call Rift Apart one of the best-looking console games ever made.