These are some of the most detailed video games available now. The included games contain details regarding the plot or mind-blowing visual effects. As you can probably guess, many of the entries on the list are modern titles because many older games didn’t have as many details as the newer ones.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Red Dead Redemption 2 is a cinematic masterpiece. Many people widely consider it to be one of the best-looking games of our time. It still manages to surpass many newer releases in terms of sheer detailing, despite its release being in 2018.
From impressive physics effects to ultra-realistic animations, the game is incredibly high-end. There are details like NPCs and the towns reacting to your actions – even tiny details like the way NPCs actually eat their food in restaurants, little by little.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Complete Edition
The long-awaited free next-gen update for The Witcher 3 is out now. As you’d remember if you played the game previously, The Witcher 3′s amount of tiny details about the plot and the game world itself was mind-blowing. And this new update adds more content and you can hope to see more mind-blowing details. An example of one great detail is how there’s an actual ecosystem in the game. If you kill many predators in an area, the population of herbivores will increase.
Grand Theft Auto V
While it lacks in comparison to Red Dead Redemption 2, Grand Theft Auto V also has an absurd amount of insane details. In fact, many new things get discovered by players even after seven years. There are intricate details about the vehicles and your characters. And the number of details of its huge game world will make for a huge list.
Grand Theft Auto IV
While GTA V is the newer entry of the series, Grand Theft Auto IV also deserves a spot on this list for arguably the best urban design in a GTA game to date. And the physics effects of the game are not matched by many games, even today. It was a shame that GTA 5 didn’t have as much detailed physics.
There are a multitude of tiny details that you won’t even notice about Liberty City. Probably because it’s strictly set in the city, the developers paid close attention to making it as great as possible.
Far Cry 2
Despite being released all the way back in 2008, no other Far Cry game has been able to match the level of intelligence of the game world and the sheer number of mind-blowing details of Far Cry 2. While the game is criticized for its lackluster story and repetitive nature, I like to consider it more of a tech demo.
The enemy/NPC AIs of the modern Far Cry games are notoriously bad, and it really feels artificial. That’s not the case with Far Cry 2, as its enemies feel human and intelligent. They don’t act like brain-dead zombies. Instead, you can even see them taking various strategic steps in combat.
Oh, and also, Far Cry 2’s combat is incredibly fun. It’s a game I return to again and again, just to bask in the glory of the modified DUNIA engine.
Because of its mixed reviews from critics and other various setbacks, Days Gone is still somewhat underrated in my opinion. I consider it to be one of the best post-apocalyptic zombie games (except the zombies in Days Gone are very unique) as of now.
Its open world is gorgeous and is packed with hidden details that give the player much insight into the game world. Its weather system is something that really amazed me. The way it completely covers areas with snow at one point and makes it wet and humid at another was very satisfying to see.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
You can now experience Uncharted 4 (and the Lost Legacy) on PC with its settings cranked up to the highest. In this way, you’ll be even more impressed by the beauty and the realistic effects of the game. It was one of the first games that seriously impressed me with its next-gen physics effects.
Uncharted 4 feels quite different and even superior to newer titles. The talented developers at Naughty Dog are masters when it comes to creating mind-blowing game worlds. Now you can even play on the go with Steam Deck.
The Last of Us Part II
While people are divided about this game, there is no denying that it’s one of the best-looking and feeling games of our current generation. There are insane details everywhere in the game – ranging from the combat, the story, and the game world to the visuals. Its revamped and super-satisfying combat system has details that many players won’t even notice at first. Other than its controversial story, the other elements of the game make it worth playing.