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Most technically impressive game of the 7th generation?

Phediuk

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I think Rage might have to take this with its 720p 60fps on both 360 and PS3. The only problem with it was some bad texture pop-in, here and there (also heard there was some screen tearing on PS3?), but that was a small price to pay for the level of performance it got out of by-then-ancient consoles.

Any other contenders?
 

Markitron

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Just can't see past Uncharted 2 & 3, even my hardcore PC gamer friends were impressed by them.
 

VanWinkle

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I think I was most impressed by Uncharted 2 at the time of its release, though Uncharted 3 is probably technically better. I'd say Killzone 2 or 3, Wipeout HD, Beyond Two Souls, and God of War 3 are probably up there in the same realm too.
 

Flandy

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Metal Gear Solid 4 still looks pretty damn good. Loved the seamless transitions
 

EvB

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Rage was a funny one though, whilst it did look amazing the downside was you were trapped in an almost entirely static world. A videogame still life .

Whilst there are games I liked more, GTA5 was absolutely staggering in terms or overall fidelity and volume of content available within the game world. That must have been no mean feet to have both.
 

DJIzana

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Easily #1 the most impressive.

 

NemesisHunter

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I consider God of War 3 & Uncharted 2/3 as the most technically impressive games of the 7th generation, at their time of release.

I weight Uncharted 2 more favourably to the 3rd game due to how much of a bigger impact it had on gamers going from the original Uncharted.
 

Ishida

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Grand Theft Auto V.
God of War Ascencion.
God of War III.
Beyond: Two Souls.
Uncharted 3
The Last of Us.
Killzone 2
Killzone 3
Metal Gear Solid 4.
Halo 4.
 

Loris146

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I think that GOW 3 was the best compromise in ps360 generation.

Amazing IQ , great textures , stunning in game model , very good performance.
 

pokeystaples

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Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, The Last of Us, GTAV off the top of my head. When my non-gaming friends and coworkers ooh and aaah over a game I consider it impressive and those got the most oohs and aaahs.
 

Phediuk

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Don't agree with the MGS4 mentions. Even when that game was brand new, I thought Uncharted looked better.
 

Winterfang

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Sonic Unleashed had gigantic worlds and amazing lighting. And the sense of speed was something rarely seen before.
 

pakkit

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GTAV from a technical standpoint is incredible. The amount of streaming, data, and subtle in-game systems at play are simply staggering.
 

EvB

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Don't agree with the MGS4 mentions. Even when that game was brand new, I thought Uncharted looked better.

I'd agree with that, I didn't think it looked massively different fro MW2 and Assasins Creed ,beyond the incredible characters/mo-cap.

That is from someone who loves the game and bought a PS3 solely to play it.
 

MrT-Tar

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Super Mario Galaxy 2. I was honestly shocked what the Wii could pull off at 60fps, actually moreso than any of my PS3 games.
 

Hip Hop

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Call of Duty 4.

Nothing impresses me more than keeping 60fps while having fairly good graphics on consoles.

Having good graphics and 30fps, okay.

If you do both, I'm more impressed.

But I'd say GTA V as a technical game. An Amazing world they built.

I'll throw in Just Cause 2 as well. It needs way more love than it deserves. It's too impressive as well. Technically speaking.
 

Zornica

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hardly any loading times, gigantic worlds, neat little details everywhere. the grass.
"how is this even possible on wii?"
 

The Albatross

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GTA 5, unbelievable that they got those graphics and it still runs pretty well for most of the game. I never saw the slideshow ever that some have mentioned.. In 50 hours of pay
 

Tnecniv

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Objectively, GTAV is second to none. GoW Ascension close second.

Subjectively, I really loved the visuals (and the gameplay, as well) in Rayman Origins/ Legends.
 

DagnastyEp

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Rage
Halo 4
Gears 3
God of War 3
Beyond: Two Souls

(Gears 3 and Halo 4 both had 4 player split screen, which I consider pretty impressive, given the visuals they had, especially in Halo 4's case).

Edit: Yea, GTAV is pretty crazy as well.
 

Mugatu

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I agree with just about everything mentioned so far but I would also say Gears of War 3 - had a TON of stuff and the expanded color palette made it a very beautiful game (no idea why reviewers acted like this was a thing only in Judgement, Gears 3 had it as well).