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The Best Looking Games From Last Year

We love beautiful video game graphics and these are our top 5 best looking games of 2017.

It should be said that this article is purely focusing on the visual quality of the games mentioned – gameplay, story and replayability have not been considered.  If they make our eyeballs happy then that’s all that matters.

These are our top 5 best looking games of 2017:

5 – Resident Evil 7

I’m not a huge fan of horror titles but the overall look and atmosphere of Resident Evil 7 is something truly special. thanks in part to its incredible visuals.

The mould, dirt and general vile details coupled with the brilliant lighting effects, shining off of the gross surfaces just look…well, so disgusting that they’re impressive.

4 – Ghost Recon: Wildlands

Ghost Recon: Wildlands looks great on the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X but it’s on the PC that the majority of the visual effects become available.

The open world of Olivia is huge and boasts a variety of environments, each of which looks breathtaking.  Whether you’re soaring over the mountain terrain or creeping through the luscious wooded areas, your eyeballs will be happy.

Our only complaint with Wildlands is there isn’t a great deal to do in many of the locations, but at least that gives time to truly appreciate the graphics.

3 – Forza Motorsport 7

For as long as I can remember, racing games have had graphics a bar higher than 99% of other games.  From Gran Turismo on the PlayStation to Project CARS, the quality of the visuals of games within this genre is generally very high.

Forza Motorsport 7 raised the bar even higher in 2017.  It doesn’t matter whether you’re playing on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or PC, the visuals are crisp and cutting edge.

The weather effects deserve a special mention for being so impressive.  The weather system is dynamic, meaning that races could begin with a cloudy sky, followed by a torrential downpour before the sun begins to peek through.  The result is glistening puddles on the track and gleaming vehicles that look more beautiful than you’ll see in any other racing title.

2 – Star Wars Battlefront 2

Forgetting the controversy for a moment, EA Dice should feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for creating such a beautiful Star Wars game.

Never before has the Star Wars franchise looked this good. There is an incredible sense of realism; character and vehicle models are packed with intricate details and the maps are both expansive and stunning.

Shame about the business model…

1 – Horizon Zero Dawn

Horizon Zero Dawn is a seriously impressive looking game. It’s the game that justifies a PS4 Pro, showcasing the 4K HDR capabilities of the console.

The world is lush and green and the Frozen Wilds expansion brings the most beautiful snowy environment we’ve ever seen. The machines are equally breathtaking.

Horizon Zero Dawn is hands down the most beautiful game released in 2017.

Those are our top 5 most beautiful games of 2017.  What are yours?