Extremely visually demanding games need the most powerful graphics cards, which are not cheap. Therefore players go for the most graphically demanding games to see how far their new setup can go in terms of visual quality.
While the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles have greater power, PC gaming is still the best way to get outstanding visual quality. Gaming PCs could surely push games to their most acceptable graphical boundaries by releasing powerful gaming graphics cards and sophisticated technologies like DirectX 12 ray tracing and Nvidia’s deep-learning supersampling.
12 Most Realistic Games With Incredible Visuals for 2022 and Beyond
Here are the 12 most realistic games with incredible visuals that will be released as early as 2021 and beyond, showcasing the power you put into your gaming PC as well as new-gen consoles. After all, you’ve already spent a significant amount of money on a powerful console and PC. These are memory, CPU, and GPU-intensive games that will put your computer to the test.
Crimson Desert (Winter 2021)
After the popularity of the MMO Black Desert Online, Pearl Abyss is releasing “Crimson Desert.” The game developer recently published a five-minute clip at The Game Awards to showcase the “Crimson Desert” gameplay. This open-world action-adventure blends a single-player story with online multiplayer in the mythical realm of Pywel.
Final Fantasy XVI (2021)
The release date for “Final Fantasy XVI” is yet to be announced and more information is planned to be revealed in 2021. Valisthea, the country of Mothercrystals, will be featured. The game’s complete information is available on the Final Fantasy XVI website, and it will only be available for PS5. Final Fantasy XVI will feature three main characters namely Clive Rosfield, Joshua Rosfield, and Jill Warrick.
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ (2021)
“Horizon Forbidden West” is the eagerly awaited sequel to the critically acclaimed “Horizon Zero Dawn” and will be released exclusively for Sony’s PlayStation 5, with a PS4 version following in 2021. Sony Interactive Entertainment during its State of Play broadcast released the most awaited and the first 14 minutes of new gameplay footage for Horizon Forbidden West. You can watch the gameplay below.
The gameplay footage gives us a complete view of how the game is filled with stunning visual and graphic quality. On PS5 players will be able to experience the vast world of Horizon Forbidden West in stunning 4K and HDR with incredible detail at an enormous scale. The Performance Mode in the game will even further enhance the smoothness of movement, animations, and controls n the game.
Sony said that the development of the game is still underway and there is no release date to announce yet.
‘Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis’ (2021)
PSO2 will not be expanded or replaced by “Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis.” Microsoft and Sega, on the other hand, announced that the new Genesis would be a “completely new universe” that would coexist with the PSO2. This open-world online RPG will be available for free on Xbox One and PC.
‘Gran Turismo 7’ (2021)
Gran Turismo 7 is an upcoming racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Since the series’ inception in 1997, “Gran Turismo 7” will be the eighth installment. The game will be ported to 4K-capable platforms, making it even more eye-popping to play. In addition, a dynamic main screen and a new campaign mode will be included. In 2021, the PS5 version of the game is scheduled to be published.
‘Kena Bridge of Spirits’ (2021)
“Kena: Bridge of Spirits” has been postponed from its original release date of Fall 2020 to the first quarter of 2021. Kena: Bridge of Spirits will now release on September 21, 2021. It will be available on PS5, PS4, and PC.
Build Your Team: Find and collect Rot to gain powerful abilities, make discoveries, and transform the environment.
Explore: A forgotten village and a strange curse. Draw on the power of the Spirit Realm to restore this once-majestic world.
Fast-Paced Combat: Spirits have become corrupt, trapped and unable to move on, challenging Kena at every turn.
‘Project EVE’ (2021-2022)
“Project Eve” will be released for PS5, Xbox One X, and PC. In addition, a new boss battle gameplay video and pictures were also released, showcasing the game’s exquisite visuals. Although no official release date has been announced, it appears that it will be released in 2021 or 2022.
‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ (2021)
‘Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart’ is an Insomniac Games exclusive PS5 game that launched this year on 11 June 2021. This game has always been visually stunning. But, on PS5, it so well that the fidelity and density of the worlds being rendered by the PS5 console provides a film-quality like a cinematic experience. The game also supports 4K, 60fps gameplay with HDR. The game is available for purchase at $69.99 from the PlayStation Store.
‘Sons of the Forest’ (2021)
“Sons of the Forest” will be published on PC in 2021. It’s a follow-up to the cult classic survival horror game “The Forest.” However, there is still no official release date. As per its previously released trailers, we can say that the game will feature stunning visuals and the most realistic gameplay experience. Below you can check out the new trailer for the Sons of the Forest that was released on Dec 24, 2020.
‘Project Awakening’ (2021-2022)
Without exaggerating, “Project Awakening” appears to be quite remarkable. This Japanese open-world RPG has been under development by Cygames since 2018, and it looks stunning. Although the exact date is still unknown, it is fair to assume that it will be launched in 2021, provided there are no additional delays. It will be published for PS4 and PS5, with a PC version perhaps following later.
Forspoken – Earlier Known as ‘Athia’ (2022-2023)
Square Enix has been working on “Project Athia,” for quite some time now. It’s a working title for a new RPG adventure game. However, the dev changed Project Athia with a new name Forspoken in March this year. Although no release date has been set, it will be accessible on PC and PS5. Below you can check out the Forspoken | Story Introduction Trailer.
‘Black Myth: Wukong’ (2022-2023)
An indie Chinese developer, Game Science has released its first large-scale project, “Black Myth: Wukong.” The game appears to be ambitious, inspired by the ancient Chinese story “Journey to the West.” The developer intends to release the game on both PC and consoles. However, no date has been set, but we expect it to be around 2022 or 2023.
That’s all the game we have for now. Since we are heading towards the year ahead, we will be seeing more stunning games coming over the year ahead. Meanwhile, what’s the most anticipated game that you would like to play in the coming months from the list above? Do let me know in the comments section down below.