The most gorgeous games that leave you in awe

Discover the most gorgeous games that will leave you in awe with their stunning landscapes and eye-catching architecture.

The most gorgeous games that leave you in awe
Published by Noah @ PC Game Spotlight 10 months ago

What are the most gorgeous games on PC?

We’ve all been awed at some point by the sheer beauty of a video game world. Whether it’s an enormous sunrise peeking through the cracks of a sprawling metropolis or the intricate design of a medieval castle, we have all been mentally taking notes on what makes a game world so spectacular.

From the most breathtaking landscapes to the most detailed architecture, we’ve got a list of the most beautiful games on PC that will leave you in a daze. While some games feature more realistic worlds, others opt for a more cartoon-like approach, but all of them are nothing short of a sight to behold. So, whether you want to explore alien planets or medieval cities, we’ve got the most gorgeous games to satisfy your hunger for eye candy.

Red Dead Redemption 2: A time machine and work of art

Red Dead Redemption 2 is both a time machine and a work of art. Rockstar’s follow-up to the original Red Dead Redemption is filled to the brim with jaw-dropping sights, from the early 1900s setting to the lush foliage and towering structures. It is a game that is constantly surprising you with its vibrant colors, impressive architecture, and realistic animals. Take one look at the screenshots below, and you’ll see why we think Red Dead Redemption 2 is one of the most gorgeous games on PC.

Ghost of Tsushima: A stunning blend of realism and artistry

There are few games as beautiful as Sucker Punch’s samurai adventure. From the first time we saw Tsushima in action, the game wowed us with its lush environments, detailed character models, and breathtaking water. Rarely do we see open-world games that look this realistic, while still retaining an almost painterly quality to them. Ghost of Tsushima is one of the most breathtaking games of this generation.

Hollow Knight: Simple yet oozing with character and charm

Hollow Knight is the kind of game you can get lost in. The 2D side-scroller oozes with charm, thanks in part to its colorful cast of characters. But it’s the world they inhabit that steals the show. Its gothic architecture, sprawling underground labyrinths, and gloomy caves are some of the most gorgeous locations around – and they’re all as challenging as they are breathtaking.

Ori Games: Insanely beautiful with heavenly colors and depth

Ori and the Blind Forest is a gorgeous, colorful world to explore. From the moment you wake up on the Spirit Tree’s roots to the final credits, you are treated to a world filled with color and life. The Spirit Tree, a giant whose scars from battle tell a story, is home to many different areas and creatures, each distinct from the last.

Horizon: Forbidden West – futuristic scenery that leaves an impact

The first time we got our hands on Horizon: Zero Dawn, the game’s jaw-dropping open-area exploration had us feeling like we were in the middle of a sci-fi masterpiece. Horizon: Forbidden West features some of the best scenery to date, from the majestic mountains of The Forbidden West to the mechanical marvels of Meridian.

Elden Ring – moving paintings and incredible music

Elden Ring’s world is one that looks like it was taken straight out of a painting. The colors are vibrant and lush, and everything feels so smooth and surreal. Every environment is filled with life, from the savage creatures to the crumbling ruins of an ancient civilization. And to top it off, the music is beyond stunning.

The Witcher 3: Moving Paintings and incredible music

The Witcher 3 has some of the most breathtaking moments in all of gaming. CD Projekt Red brought its world to life in ways few other games have before, from the endless grasslands of Velen to the bustling cities of Novigrad. It’s the little touches that make its world so believable, from the intricate architecture to the small-but-significant details in the background.

Witcher 3’s Toussaint: Playing inside a Monet painting

Toussaint is an entire region filled with colorful landscapes and idyllic scenery. It’s a land of pastel tones, mesmerizing waterfalls, and ancient castles. It’s everything you’d expect in a dreamy French landscape. In short, it’s a Monet painting come to life.

Uncharted 4: Amazing Island and locations

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is home to some of the most impressive environments in gaming. From the jaw-dropping vistas to the jaw-clenching action set pieces, Naughty Dog’s swan song is the perfect way to end the series. We’d recommend watching our Uncharted 4 review, if only to see the beauty of the game’s island paradise for yourself.

Kingdom Come Deliverance: Realistic landscapes based on real locations

Kingdom Come Deliverance is a game that puts you in the shoes of a peasant named Henry, who rises to become the leader of a group of rebels. Since the game is set in the early 15th century, the developers had to do a lot of research to make sure that the game’s realistic landscapes are based on real locations.

Shadow of the Colossus: Chilling and towering landscapes

Shadow of the Colossus’s landscapes are both breathtaking and chilling. From the barren lands of the Forbidden Lands to the lush greenery of the Shrine of wisps, there’s a beauty to the world that’s both mesmerizing and tragic. The open-world game also features some of the most impressive giant boss battles in all of gaming, each of which takes place in a unique arena that’s as breathtaking as it is terrifying.

Spyro, Fallout 4, RDR2, and Donkey Kong Country: Stunning worlds to explore

From the dense forests of Spyro’s Dragon Kingdom to the post-apocalyptic wastes of Fallout 4, these games feature some of the most stunning worlds to explore.

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