A good looking game might not always be a great game. However, a great game is always a good-looking game! The graphics are one of the most important factors of the game, as the whole presentation and the concept of the game depends on the graphics. It’s up to you how well you present your world to the players as the developer, so graphics must be of high importance. Today, my effort will be towards bringing you the list of 20 PC Games with Best Graphics. Be ready to punish your GPU and stress your PC to the maximum levels, as the list of graphically demanding games is below.
1. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
How many times did this game take the first spot on the list? The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is simply an amazing game. It looks gorgeous, boasting high-res textures, a quality sky, great foliage detail and godrays that are just jaw-dropping. As such, this game will eat your graphics card and spew it right in your face! Forget about upgrading CPU, as the game takes advantage solely from your GPU, and if you want to play this amazing open-world game as its intended, then go and get yourself a nice and powerful GPU. You won’t regret it, I promise!
2. Crysis 3
Crysis 3 was released four years ago, but it looks even better than The Witcher 3! No, I’m not joking. This game will melt your GPU and your CPU, so you better put a glass underneath them to salvage what’s left of them. When you first see the game, and the opening level full of facial details, as well as a high-res rain, and some insane reflection quality, you’ll notice the saliva running from your mouth! But don’t worry, Crysis 3 is one of the better-optimized games in the series, so you won’t have a problem playing it… until you get to the second level.
3. Rise of the Tomb Raider
The 2013 iteration of the game looked pretty good, and Rise of the Tomb Raider looks even better! From the snowy mountains at the beginning to claustrophobic tombs and shipwrecks, the game remains a beautiful creation. In this game, you’ll venture into a semi-open world of the game, looking for the ancient town called Kitezh, in order to discover a secret to immortality. The game looks so amazing, that you’ll fall in love with Lara Croft, as I did. Psst! Don’t tell her, please.
4. Battlefield 1
WW1 never looked so impressive, yet so brutal underneath. Battlefield 1 brings that old-school gameplay and WW1 experience right in your face. It’s a first-person shooter game, that has much to offer and looks stunning. It’s not strange because Battlefield 1 uses a well-known Frostbite 3 engine that’s been melting gamers’ hardware since the day it was first used. But, don’t worry; this WW1 shooter is very well optimized, and will run smoothly with almost any configuration, so you can now enjoy the experience to the fullest, in both singleplayer and multiplayer.
5. Star Wars Battlefront
As we wait for Star Wars Battlefront 2 to be released, we still need to remember where it all begun. Star Wars Battlefront will amaze you with its fast-paced gameplay and Star Wars thematics. It offers both coop and PvP game modes, so you can now play with your friend or versus each other. That’s great and all, but how does the game look? Don’t be scared it this bad boy put down your GPU to its knees as it begs for mercy as the game is graphically almost untouchable in this genre. Oh, and watch out for Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader; they are dangerous as the whole game is to your hardware.
6. Fifa 18
Sports games can also look good, you know? Fifa 18 is a magnum opus of football games, and it brings the most immersive, yet most satisfying experience on the PC. This game looks phenomenal and boasts fine details, whether it’s a stadium, field or simply the players in the game. It looks great from A to Z. Aside from that, Fifa 18 offers simple controls, which are responsive and easy to get into, so you can quickly learn how to play and step up your game in multiplayer if you are interested. The game is big, and it’s beautiful, but it’s a damn fun game.
7. Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided also stepped up the game with the graphics. While the first Deus Ex game looks like garbage by today’s standards, this one nails it with a BIG nail. This cyber-punk stealth game puts you in a role of Adam Jensen, a security officer whose mission is to investigate various terrorist attacks in Europe. The game deals with some heavy topics, including even Illuminati, so it’s surely not a game for everyone and not the game for everyone’s PC. Aside from a powerful GPU, you’ll also need some stealth skills, so the game challenges both you and your lovely PC. Sweet!
DOOM won the award for the best sound design last year, but it’s not only superior in that matter. DOOM looks and feels amazing. The smoothness of the gameplay and the action sequences in DOOM will blow you away. Graphically, this game looks awesome, from the more open levels to some small levels, the game is intense and boasts stunning visuals. The details on demons and weapons are insane, and the game boasts some of the most detailed particles I’ve ever seen. Everything is so detailed here, but very optimized, so expect some demon killing, and expect it to be buttery-smooth.
9. Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Division puts you in a role of a survivor whose mission is to survive the harsh conditions of post-apocalyptic New York. Although the game requires some grinding to be better, The Division still manages to bring that old-school role-playing shooting experience. Furthermore, the game will reward your effort by providing you with stunning visuals and details even in the places you weren’t expecting it. A great multiplayer game, for sure!
10. Ghost Recon: Wildlands
In Ghost Recon: Wildlands, you’ll venture into the open world of Bolivia, as you try to gun down every single Narco cartel in the area. And oh, boy, the game looks amazing! If you ever thought that Bolivia is boring, wait till you see it in this game. That detailed foliage, buildings, open roads, and jungle looks stunning, and you can explore all of that alone or with your friends. To make things better, Ghost Recon: Wildlands also include vehicles that you can use, but I prefer walking and admiring the game’s visuals until somebody spills my character’s brain all over the place. And I’m sure that would be detailed, too!
11. Assassin’s Creed: Origins
If you like open-world games, then you are a lucky guy or a girl. Assassin’s Creed: Origins came recently and took the gaming community by storm, with its visuals and gameplay. I’m glad that Ubisoft took a one-year break from the series, otherwise they surely wouldn’t create a game that is THIS perfect. AC: Origins will let you fully explore the open world of Ancient Egypt, and having in mind that the game introduced new RPG elements, you’ll do a lot of crafting, collecting items and exploration, so take your time to admire those visuals.
12. GTA V
If you ever played GTA V, you know that it’s a stunning game, from the start to finish. Simply, the game is so detailed that you’ll be amazed every time you play it. Every corner of the game, every object, every car and every character look great, especially on the maximum settings of the game. Aside from having a singleplayer campaign, GTA V will offer you multiplayer part, where you can get some of your friends to play it and enjoy those great visuals.
13. Forza Horizon 3
Racing games are some of the best-looking games, without a doubt. The cars, the terrain, the roads and the particles need to be top notch, and Forza Horizon 3 is here to prove that. As your engine is roaring and your tires spinning, everything around you will blur and when you stop, you’ll drop your jaw. The details are amazing, and those reflections and light scattering are simply second to none. If you like fast cars, open world, and multiplayer racing, look no further than this game. Oh, and don’t forget to upgrade your GPU, for God sake!
14. Need for Speed Payback
Need for Speed Payback uses Frostbite 3 engine, same as Battlefield 1, so it speaks a lot about is visuals. It’s a brand new car racing game, that will give you an old-school racing experience, where you race versus the other racers and do some high-speed police chases. Police Chases? Now we are talking! You won’t have so much time to admire the game, as it’s a fast-paced, arcade racing experience that will offer you tons of fun, whether it’s a multiplayer or singleplayer mode. Just be sure to step on the pedal to the metal and leave everyone behind.
15. Fallout 4
Commonwealth is one of the most beautiful, yet the harshest and apocalyptic environments in the game. Fallout 4 is here to bring you another great RPG experience, as you search for your son in the open world. The game can pride itself on bringing the big and dense-populated world, so you’ll have lots of quests to complete and lots of things to do. As it’s a Bethesda game, Fallout 4 has some optimization issues, but nothing that good GPU can’t fix, right?
16. Ashes of the Singularity
Ashes of the Singularity is a strategy game for PC, with stunning visuals. I didn’t know that real-time strategy could look this good. The focus here is on large battles, set in a large and scaled world of the game. A race of machines assaulted the human race and they seek nothing less than the destruction of the human race. Are you hardcore enough to prevent it? Well, if you have a good PC, then don’t miss this game; human race needs help, think about that!
17. Mortal Kombat X
When you think better, almost every Mortal Kombat game looked awesome. From the first one that took everyone by surprise, to the last, Mortal Kombat X. Aside from great visuals, this game marked the return of the greatest fighting franchise, by introducing new characters, new levels, and a completely new singleplayer campaign. Mortal Kombat X is unforgettable, interesting and unique. For fans of fighting games for PC, this is a must-have!
18. ARMA 3
ARMA 3 boasts one of the best graphics on PC, and it’s one of the most popular shooter games at the moment. The thing is, that this game is VERY hard, and it’ll kick your butt until you decide to get serious or uninstall it from your PC. Here, the focus is on slow-paced gameplay, realistic graphics, and physics that are really well done. In singleplayer mode, you’ll have a lot of challenges to overcome, and the multiplayer is even harder. So, are you a real soldier or a whinny girl?
19. Project Cars 2
A racing simulation game at its finest. That’s all I can say about the game. The visuals are even better, especially on the highest details, that will make your GPU melt as you play it. The car and environment details are insane, and your cockpit looks so good that you’ll have a feeling that you’re driving a real Lamborghini, Aston Martin, Bugatti or whatever car you choose. Be careful, this is not an NFS game, so you’ll need some patience and skill to play it. Once you learn how to drive, possibilities are endless.
20. Just Cause 3
Rico Rodriguez is one of the most badass characters, and in Just Cause 3, get ready to raise that to a whole new level. The game begins by putting you on a flying plane as you shoot the enemies with your bazooka, and that’s how badass it is. On top of that, the in-game environment is beautiful, with lots of stuff to do, and things to explore. Be sure to always cause ultimate carnage and destroy every bit of the city, because why not?