High-definition television is no doubt one of the most important technological advances in the history of television. Consoles using high resolution enable you to enjoy movies and video games to a greater extent. Here is a list of the top 10 games to play in HD.
No.10 – Madden NFL 10
This may be the world’s best football video game, with improved visuals that enhance the HD experience. The dynamic on-field effects will delight football fans, together with the defined stadium lighting and player shadowing making it seem like a real football game.
No.9 – Call of Duty: World at War
The game is built on team-based, first-person action playing together with AI-controlled soldiers, providing a realistic environment that depicts the essence of World War II. The game invites you to join the ranks of the American Marine Corps or the Soviet Red Army as you battle your way through the shores of Okinawa and the Asian Pacific.
No.8 – Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
It took the game designers and artists almost two years to come up with realistic graphics that make full use of the HD capabilities. All the important details have been taken into account including the lighting models, pixel shades, water simulation, and layered character animations.
No.7 – F.E.A.R. 2
The dark, creepy environments will definitely give you goose bumps. F.E.A.R. 2 accomplishes this with the action of first-person set in dark, and enemies stalking you at every turn.
No.6 – UFC 2009 Undisputed
The HD lets you see the ultimate fighting championship events, together with all the gruesome details that it is famous for, the beads of sweat, blood splatter and a crowd always wanting one more round.
No.5 – Halo 3: ODST
If you thought Halo 3 had some visually stunning effects, then ODST will be surely overwhelming for you when it comes on September 22.
Although Halo 3 was not developed to run in full on 1080p resolution Halo 3: ODST takes full advantage of HD capabilities
No.4 – Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Patriots not only has the traditional stealth-based gameplay for which the series is famous for, it also includes the fast-paced, close quarters, third-person combat that games like Fallout and Gears of War are also known for. In Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, the adventures of Solid Snake take a much more urban, modern warfare turn.
No.3 – Crysis
Play this game on an HDTV and hook it up to your PC machine, making the game absolutely gorgeous. The game is one of the first ones to use the CryEngine2 platform to utilize Microsoft’s DirectX 10 drivers. Although the game has massive computing requirements, but the smooth gameplay and the extra attention given to the details of the landscapes makes this game a feast for the eyes.
No.2 – Killzone 2
This game had to meet quite some expectations fulfilling the high standards that follow after the success of its predecessors, Killzone and Killzone: Liberation, and it didn’t disappoint anyone graphically.
The developers have been successful in capturing intense battle scenes, beautiful cut scenes and minute details which all add up to the HD experience. Most of this game has been filmed in motion capture, including the fluid motions of weapon reloading and facial movements, which makes it a must-see.
No.1 – Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Although the game isn’t going to release any sooner that October 13, 2009, it sure is getting its due promotion and is being awaited. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves is the continuation of the Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and includes all the rich graphical detail and visually stunning gameplay.
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