5 Games That May Look Even Better than Horizon Zero Dawn but Probably Won’t | Fanatical Five

Horizon Zero Dawn is a drop-dead gorgeous game and it’s hard to imagine any game looking better especially an open world one. Guerrilla Games has crafted a technical masterpiece and it shows. But looking on the horizon, there are a couple of upcoming games that may challenge or even outperform Horizon Zero Dawn in the visuals department. There’s also a pretty good chance they won’t but either way, it’s a great time to be a gamer with so many beautiful games at our fingertips.

5 Games That May Look Even Better than Horizon Zero Dawn but Probably Won’t

Cyberpunk 2077

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Release Date: TBA

CD Projekt Red’s next open-world epic is currently in the works and promises a huge living city and seamless multiplayer. Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in — you guessed it –2077 in the sandbox world of Night City which is a fictional city between San Francisco and LA. The Witcher 3, CD Projekt Red’s last game, was quite the looker and featured some of the most impressive drawing distances to date. There hasn’t been much information released on Cyberpunk 2077 but we can only go on CD Projekt Red’s nearly unblemished track record. It’s going to be very pretty, there’s no doubt about that.

 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release Date: 2017

Red Dead Redemption 2 is another game that has been rather silent since it’s revealing but you can always count on Rockstar Games when it comes to delivering rich and dynamic open worlds. Even today, the original Red Dead Redemption still is a good looking game and has aged relatively well. I can only dream about what it will look like traversing America’s unforgiving heartland on horseback in 4K HDR.

Death Stranding

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release Date: TBA

Even though Death Stranding is being developed with the Decima engine, the engine Guerrilla Games crafted for Horizon Zero Dawn, it’ll be up to Kojima and his capable team to deliver on the visuals front. We still haven’t seen gameplay of Death Stranding but if Metal Gear Solid V is anything to go by, I think we’ll be looking at something spectacular. This is Hideo Kojima, unchained and uninhibited, anything can happen and we can’t wait to see how it looks. Let’s just hope we don’t have to wait very long for it.

God of War

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release Date: TBA

The God of War series seems to always deliver when it comes to visuals. Both God of War 3 and God of War: Ascension pushed the PS3 to its absolute limits so we can only imagine what Santa Monica Studios has in store for the PS4. From what we saw at last year’s E3, the game looked less linear than it’s predecessors and was played in an over-the-shoulder view most akin to something like The Last of Us or Tomb Raider. We know the pedigree of Santa Monica Studios and this is their baby, consider us hyped to see what kind of visuals they’ll bring to the PS4.

The Last of Us Part II

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release Date: TBA

Naughty Dog has a lot on their plate with supporting Uncharted 4 post-launch, a new single player DLC and of course developing The Last of Us Part II but Naughty Dog has a knack for coming through. Maybe it’s too early to expect a gameplay reveal of The Last of Us Part II at this year’s E3 but if we’re basing its visuals off the announcement trailer, it’s safe to say it will look breathtakingly stunning.


Horizon Zero Dawn has set the bar and it’s uncertain if any of these games listed will match or outdo its visual prowess. It’s also important to remember that Horizon Zero Dawn looks the way it does while also sporting a vast open world. What do you think? Will Horizon Zero Dawn be the king of visuals on a console or will any of these games dethrone it?