Digital Foundry's Best Game Graphics Of 2019: The Year's Best Tech In Review!

تم نشره في 2019/12/21
Alex Battaglia and John Linneman join forces to discuss their personal selections for the best gaming visuals of 2019, spanning both the console and PC spaces. Whether you're looking for the best graphics or simply some phenomenal gameplay experiences, all of these titles are strongly recommended!
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  • I never liked Batman i always loved to be in Joker's place and beat the shit out of Batman That was the reason i never ever bought any Batman game Cause i just don't want to beat Joker

  • Dude on left look like elon musk

  • Its a shame Gears 5 is an awful game. Looks great but the characters, story and gameplay are laughable

  • Easily metro

  • I can't believe this video is over a year old. I felt like I just watched it a month ago. Time flies.

  • kinda silly that the footage of your #1 pick for best game graphics features some ridiculous Clipping error no? check 30:35 of metro exodus(hand going through car door).

  • Watching this at the end of 2020 when they said "next year is gonna get crazier".

  • LOL days gone isn’t here but these garbage ass 1990 games are here what a joke

  • Ion Fury? In best graphics?? What??

  • Who is watching in 2020 and listening to them calling Asobo small is strange now....after they made MS FLIGHT SIMULATOR

  • This world could use some RTX cause in real life nothing reflects that perfectly clean

  • Gears 5 is a weird one. Gorgeus game, technically amazing, graphics settings, optimization, hdr and benchmark tool is amazing, story, voice acting, mocap and music all great BUT(a big BUT) gameplay really sucks. I completely forgot Gears 5 exist. How forgettable. I'm with Alex. Metro Exodus one of the most immersive game i've played. Everything adds up and works in harmony. It doesn't look pretty as others but it's charm is different.

  • Asobo Studios also made Garfield A Tale of Two Kitties, so they winning all the awards

  • You should close your AR-one channel and stop reviewing games because you guys are so damn bias its not funny. All you guys need to do is shut up and social media would be a much better place without you toxic videos or comment cause bias people like you are trash.

    • You seem pretty toxic too

  • while I love raytracing, theres just one issue with it for me. Companies have iterated on things like SSAO, PBR, SSR, planar reflections, signed distance fields, parallax occlusion mapping, cubemaps, crepuscular rays and other effects to make their games look as good as real life because simulating light itself would be too taxing. I hope studios don't drop all those interesting methods in favor of just throwing raytracing in and calling it a day, because I love seeing how studios work hard to make their reflections look better than another studio's, but run just as well if not better, for instance - like how the SSAO in Crysis 1 was a new never-before-seen graphical effect and was a really good method of simulating indirect shadowing

    • so you would rather a worse looking game in the future because it would make game companies waste money developing worse looking technologies into a game

  • Days Gone should’ve been on this list

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

  • Take out that crap Ion Fury of the list and put Modern Warfare in it's place.

  • Gears of War is such an awful game though. Its a huge shame the effort they make is wasted on it.

  • 21:30 which CRT TV do you guys recommend?

  • I'm surprised RDR2 wasn't mentioned. Their toned down post processing in favour of realism is outstanding.

    • RDR2 released in 2018

    • @Antonio Deamon that's true, I forgot about that.

    • It’s a 2018 game....

    • Indeed. RDR2 is the best game of all time for me and the graphics are outstanding.

  • it looks tactile lol he doesn't even know what the word means.....fool break your self

  • LOL not a single PS4 game in the top 10 ! Xbox the best !

  • Imagine Death Stranding 2 on PS5. Photorealistic graphics.

  • Playstation on a role. 2018 was spiderman, 2019 death stranding, 2020 lastofus2/

    • @Ayush Pandey oh i'm wrong??

    • @RagingUtai Get your fanboys googles off and get your eyes checked.

    • @Ayush Pandey don't kid yourself. Tlou2 is just as technical, though one is open, the other isn't.

    • @RagingUtai Metro Exodus is an openworld game and TLOU 2 a linear game. You can't compare these. Even RDR2 on ultra is 10x better than TLOU2 despite being old and open world.

    • @Ayush Pandey please. The best looking game on pc was the last metro game, and I feel tlou2 has moments that surpass it. Flight simulator looks good at certain sections, such as night time, day time flying high at a distance. Down below there is some serious issues.

  • Digital foundry is ever so slowly becoming German foundry, lol ^^

  • Plague tale innocence is really beautiful and good storyline with descent gameplay...

  • 14:44 If it hasn't already been said, A Plague Tale used Quixel Magascans for their assets. Which was smart. It allowed them to use assets someone else generated and they could focus on other parts of the game.

  • What kind of science or art is this? I love the content DF puts on AR-one, and it inspires me to have a career in what these guys are doing. To put it crudely, what “category” of work is this?

  • couldnt see crysis tho

  • You know what makes CGI characters look creepy? The fact that almost all of them don't breath. Everybody forgets to bake that in.

  • Thank God it's coming to Pc. Couldn't stand Death Stranding at 30fps.

    • Felt that with DS, feeling it again with FF7 Remake. Even a solid 30fps feels so bad. Looks so bad. Glad the PS4 could enable so many great games but it has definitely left me wanting for more PC ports. DS, Horizon, Bloodborne and FF7 will get there eventually!

    • @MegaJf16 you would be surprised

  • look, everyone has a right to like what they like and that’s fine, but I felt you guys missed out on some games which deserved at least an honourable mention. The Division 2 (no where near as good looking as Metro Exodus, but it’s very good looking) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2019 (strange how you guys were bigging it up so much when it released in terms of graphics, and I’m NOT a CoD guy, but even I have to admit the game looks insane, so idk why it didn’t make it on this list) ok then Days Gone? (yes, yes, the game had poor frame rate and bugs when it released, but Control also had bad optimisation on consoles, and I get this game was mostly reviewed on PC for you guys, but I just find it strange how you said Days Gone has one of the best HDR implementations but it’s left out from this list) lol Concrete Genie (one of the sleeper hits of this year for me, one of the best looking games for me in this generation, it looks like something Pixar would make, no lie) Resident Evil 2 should be in top 5 list tbh, ngl, but that’s just me also, Jedi Fallen Order? yes I know it had frame rate issues too, but strictly graphics, the game looks amazing DiRT Rally 2.0? has better weather and environmental effects than even GT Sport? ok then... other than that, I think I agree with A Plague Tale, even Ace Combat and Gears 5. good video guys

  • the graphics of death stranding were just amazing and it was just on ps4 imagine how the sony first party games are gonna look on ps5 like its gonna be amazing

    • doesn't look that good

  • would be cool to see other 90s games reimagined with rtx in mind, not new geometry nor textures, just the rtx

  • Wheres bf5

  • Controls cookie cutter uninspired envoriments were one of my 2019 disappointments, Death Stranding's appeal is very so so. Resident Evil 2 and Metro are both great though. The picks are very hit and miss in my book. Why Ion Fury? Was 2019 that weak?

  • While most of these games are nice looking, they will be extremely outdated in 5-10 years (gears 5 as an example). The visual fidelity we are about to witness soon is 2 steps above it. Exciting times.

    • In what way will gfx get much better than Gears 5? What do you think?

  • I want Metro Exodus graphics on 7 Days to Die!

  • "I absolutely adore-" *murders dog*

  • I like this channel. Streamlined on 3D animation and game graphics. COD: Modern Warfare?

  • Red Dead could've gotten a spot on here nah? (amazing video interesting input from both)

    • Gannon Rosencrans umm? Are you blind? It’s literally indistinguishable from real life on PC max settings.

    • The graphics are average on that game for a AAA title

    • Wrong year

  • I don't know anything about development of games, but judging by Horizon Zero Dawn and Death Stranding and considering the platform, I think Decima engine is a 3d graphics miracle machine.

    • Since I played HZD I kept wondering how other games would look in Decima. The build of the machines in HZD, the stacking of parcels in DS, scenery in both, so many details looking good and working well together.

  • There's never been a better time to be a gamer!

  • (Re-)Watching this in april 2020 and hearing John say “next year is gonna get crazier...” (@39:40) brought a tear to my eye. But overall it was great fun hearing two nerds geeking out over stuff that I don’t even notice, let alone understand, half the time! Here’s hoping that the new consoles will not be delayed into 2021 and we will get to enjoy many more videos oh-ing and ah-ing over the next gen’s leap in performance, graphical and otherwise!

  • Death stranding is the best over all its just perfect every thing i would want in a first person game with zombies lol. Its so realistic looking just unbelievable shame this isn't my type of game i like the use of linda wagner in a computer game its was nice to see maybe we will start to get more famous stars in games for the future and make use of there acting skills in a unique way .

  • Best metro, worst that last game that looks like its from 2010

  • Title: Best Graphics Max video resolution: 1080p

  • Sony's AAA studios is always ahead of their time graphics, stories, animations, physics, facial expression, movement, characters all around is just much better

    • And making games that bore you to death in first 2 hours because of too much hand holding and linearity.

    • Definitely not ahead in physics.

  • Console peasants.

  • Plague tail innocence game of the year for me

  • LOL #1,2,3 Exodus, Gears, and Control. The last 3 games I've played.

    • And Death Stranding, what I'll play next!

  • Pc gamers be bragging about there specs but low key waiting for the next gen of consoles to actually put that £600 card to use

    • I just want all of these wonderful PS4 games on a platform that actually allows them to stretch their legs, rather than one that forced them to be very carefully pared back in order to run at 30fps. A handful of them are on their way to PC. I can't wait to sell my PS4. I'm playing the FF7 remake right now and it's clear where they had to make compromises for it to run on the base PS4. It's a damn shame, really

    • @alex bogl they kinda do though. Its all fun and games running witcher 3 at 4k 120fps but you're still running an old game. Therefore not utilizing the hardware until next gen actually put that gpu to use. The biggest test for pc gamers cards rn is fucking minecraft ray traced.

    • Not really. Console gamers brag about features and elements which are part of PC gaming since 30+ years.

  • It's not a MATRIX type game, it's a MAX PAYNE type game!

  • i have two remarks id like to make on „death stranding“: first, i really dont like the skin tones. compared to the attention to detail and effort put into tricks to overcome ps4 limitations, they feel awfully off. plasticy even. is that intended? if yes, whats the aim here? secondly, imagine, pc developers would use this amount of tricks. lifelike is possible. i personally havent seen it in a game. is there one?

    • Modders will fix that on pc. Many old games have new lives thanks to modders.

    • Yeah the character models in Death Stranding all seem to have this awful wax figure appearance to them, especially the female models. Definitely not impressed, tons of games this gen have better facial rendering

  • This just shows that you can have all the power in the world (Xbox one X) but if the devs aren’t using it to its full potential then what’s the point. Ps4 pro won.

    • Honestly they both really suck

    • The hell was that conclusion? Performance is still a thing, you know.

  • 60 fps isn't enough - I'm aiming for 90 fps minimum, 140ish preferred

  • Coalition needs to make a new franchise. They’re wasting their talent by only working on the same franchise, especially with how many sequels the franchise has at this point.

  • How is Modern Warfare not on this list?

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  • I played Control on both consoles and thought it was fugly on both.🤷‍♂️

  • the final die-hardman scene still blows my mind

  • What about Days Gone? Looks pretty impressive to me.

    • Yea, It looked great at one point...until it was downgraded....

  • I feel like a lot of these choices were affected with consoles. Can we get no restrictions list? Like best case scenario graphics? Like some of these were praised because they can reach 60 fps on console. Like who cares?

  • That's the very first time that I watch entirely such a AR-one video about games. And I enjoyed every minute of it. Great job.

  • Where's RDR2?

    • Technically Red Red Redemption 2 came out in 2018, guess that's why it's not on here. It should though, the PC version.

  • Thanks for the Star Citizen Videos! Really like that amazing game. or project or whatever you want to call it!

  • RTX shill show...

  • The touryst is Ron Swanson for sure

  • Is Death Stranding the game where you play as the FEDEX man? Nice.

  • where is call of duty modern warfare

  • another rtx propaganda???

  • is it just me that i didn't really like Metro Exodus graphics that much? I'm running an RTX 2080 Super + Ryzen 3800x, everything on Ultra, RTX ON, 2K resolution on a 144hz monitor... The game hits more than 80 fps, and the textures do not seem that good to me, some models are not very nice, spots of blood on the ground looks like plastic, the only thing i like was the lighting of the game and the particles...apart from that i don't find it stunning, i would expect such graphics from a 3 years old game...

  • For me COD Modern Warfare had the best graphics.

  • RTX=HDR, just get an HDR monitor, even at 500 nits,they cost around $500 and you will get RTX on quality. Or if like me you already have such a monitor then forget this rtx nonsense. It just hdr with more reflection at the cost of half the performance

  • Can you imagine what video games will look like 300 years from now..a hundred years from now? Take a look around you.

  • I have a Msi gaming laptop with GTX 1660 Ti with Intel Core i7 and I can run Resident evil 2 at ultra high settings at 140fps with no problems and I have the Xbox X but I have to be honest I can’t tell much of a graphical difference of resident evil 2 on my Msi laptop and the Xbox X no matter if the game is running 144 frames per second versus 60 frames per second.

  • I just want pathtraced audio...

  • WHY IS THIS NOT IN 4K. GUYS, THIS SHOULD BE A CHANNEL THAT I CAN COME TO FOR 4K CONTENT. COME ON, THIS 1080P CONTENT LOOKS TERRIBLE ON 4K MONITORS.

  • Will any of these run on my 486?

  • um...red dead 2 pc???

  • Any game of One X with good optimization looks better than Death Stranding. Sony Foundry, now with extra of Sony!

    • Hey , about the cheap crack you are talking , it is effecting your eyes and brain

    • You are pretty delusional and sad

  • Plagues tale was up there with gears 5 for me. To anyone that hasn’t played plagues tale give it a shot. Truly awesome and it’s free on game pass as of jan 2020

  • Devil May Cry 5 ALL THE WAY. I haven't played Death Stranding but every time I see it's cutscenes like in this vidit looks blocky Animations, plastic models and goofy, iffy awkward facial expressions and movement.

    • Death stranding looks the best my a country mile .

  • I find ray tracking in control to be absolute bs, blood surface spatially, blood does not reflect like it was water wtf.

  • Can't agree with Metro Exodus took the first place with its worst DLSS implementation compare to the others.

  • RDR2 nearly maxed out at 4K with a 2080ti on an LG OLED C9 is out of this world.

  • I love that MetalGearSolid codec screen for this video! Glad to see I wasnt the only one that enojyed Death Stranding.

  • WTF is up with this Windows 10 stamp? Serious?

  • I agree with your top 2 games great games

  • Everyone slept on Days Gone

  • fart at 1:47

  • DF video about the best visuals of 2019 is not in 4K,are you serious

  • I’m guessing there are some games people don’t play because Kingdom Hearts 3 is one of the best looking games imo

  • Being a gaming tech channel, you guys really need to release every video in 4k60.

  • CONTROL

  • I thought Metro Exodus looked terrible to be honest.

  • I subbed to this guy as soon as I saw the metal gear codec intro that’s freakin epic

  • 9:33 that's not Ace Combat 2!