It’s been over four years since this generation of gaming has begun. Xbox 360 started this race in 2005, a year ahead of PlayStation 3 and Wii. But after so many months, it’s safe that the best looking games all belong to the PlayStation 3 so far. One of the most recent exclusives Uncharted 2 set new standards in video game visuals and is easily one of the best looking if not the best looking game out there. But judging how Santa Monica’s God of War 3 is shaping up, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will be losing the elite trophy of best visuals by this March.
Let’s compare some of the screenshots from both of the games. It’s pretty difficult to compare both the game since they belong to different genre, however I will do my best to collect some finer points from the HD screens below:
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This one is a close up of Kratos and Nathan Drake. As you can see, Kratos’s skin is wrinkled and the details are so immaculate. You can also see the small details like the armor shining and the stitches on his right eye. Nathan Drake on the other hand is obviously much younger than Kratos is, so no wrinkles for him, but it’s quite easy to make out that Nathan Drake pales in a comparison to Kratos in terms of visuals.
This one pits the two in a situation where they are facing an enemy. It was a lot of fun to see Nathan Drake taking down enemies in sensational style, but if you take a closer look at the enemy (specially his hands) are less detailed and as compared to the guy who is going to get his head ripped off by Kratos.
Uncharted 2 featured some of the best look environments; But God of War 3 will take it a step ahead with stunning vistas. Both of them are art works and are not actually in game screen shots, but it gives you a fair idea on the environments in both of the games. To be honest, this one will be close.
We again take a close up shot of both the protagonists, but in a scenario where they are going to attack someone. Once again Kratos wins hands down. Take a look at his facial expression, the skin tone and the lighting effects on him. Nathan Drake, though beautifully modeled comes very close, but not close enough.
If you think that is not enough, check the scans below. It was posted by someone over at Game Trailers forums. Its low quality, but enough to give you an idea on what I am talking about.