Video Games Never Looked So Good

By on November 24, 2013

With this week’s launches of “next-gen” consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4, video games are poised to take another giant leap as an entertainment medium. Just what that will look like, nobody knows, but based on the last generation of gaming, it could be incredible.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” With that criteria in mind, you might find art and video games an odd pairing. Maybe you’ve associated art with high school field trips to the museum. And video games with Pac-Man. They don’t seem to go together.

The jolly ol’ chaps across the pond at Dead End Thrills aren’t really interested in the “games as art” debate. But after visiting their site, it’s clear “video games” and “art” have found a home together. Their curated collection of gorgeous in-game screenshots will take your breath away.

Check out some of our favorite video game screenshots below. According to DET, “there is no Photoshopping beyond subtle tweaks to gamma common to online publishing.” (You can also visit their Flickr community, where new images are posted daily by various contributors.)

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009): Veteran (alt version) 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009): Veteran (alt version)

Flight Simulator X (2006): Civil War

Flight Simulator X (2006): Civil War

EVE Online (2003-present): The Cradle

EVE Online (2003-present): The Cradle

Shogun II: Total War (2011): Near the Knuckle

Shogun II: Total War (2011): Near the Knuckle

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Here Be Dragons

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011): Here Be Dragons

Alan Wake (2010): Timber

Alan Wake (2010): Timber

Mass Effect 3 (2012): Superstructure

Mass Effect 3 (2012): Superstructure

Rage (2011): Land of the Dead

Rage (2011): Land of the Dead

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2010): Up All Night

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2010): Up All Night

Dead Space 3 (2013): Fatal Intertia

Dead Space 3 (2013): Fatal Intertia

Visit Dead End Thrills

About Joe Warner

I'm the senior editor of The CheckOut. I am an aficionado of shiny gadgets and classic Hollywood movies and can also tell you the names of the late '80s Swedish Davis Cup team members.

2 Comments

  1. Michelle Dobson

    November 30, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Nice graphics

  2. Ibrahim Kishawi

    December 3, 2013 at 4:18 am

    seriously~dem graphics lol

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