Horizon Zero Dawn (PS4)

Guerrilla Games has always been one of Sony's graphical powerhouses, churning out Killzone titles that each pushed technical limits. But it's with Horizon: Zero Dawn that the studio really took things up a notch. Not only is the world unique, it's utterly gorgeous, and hugely impressive for an open world of its size. As with all Guerrilla's titles, the detail is immense, from the way Aloy's hair moves in the wind to the giant dinosaur-like machines that roam the plains. A visual star in Sony's crown, Horizon is in contention not only for the best looking open world game, but best looking game full stop.

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DOOM Eternal (PS4)

Keeping up with the lightning-fast action of DOOM Eternal is no easy task, but id Software accomplished it with outstanding visuals at a rock-solid 60 frames-per-second. No matter whether your feet are safely planted on Earth, Hell, or a space station blowing up Mars, detailed and colourful environments bring even the most absurd set-pieces to life. Glory Kills are suitably gory and an array of weaponry looks almost life-life in the hands of the Doom Slayer. Wiping out the legions of evil has never looked this good.

God of War (PS4)

From the grizzled hairs of Kratos' beard to the glistening scales that cover the body of the world serpent, God of War is an absurdly intricate game on a graphical level. But for as impressive as every smaller detail is, the PS4 exclusive's greatest achievement is the way in which it brings everything together through unmatched visual direction. Every camera angle is considered, and every battle is brilliantly framed. God of War is sheer spectacle from start to finish.

Detroit: Become Human (PS4)

David Cage has been pushing the boundaries of cinematic gameplay for decades now, and Detroit: Become Human is by far the director’s best work to date. A sci-fi story centring on sentient robots, Quantic Dream’s vision of the future is both believable and utterly awe-inspiring. Benchmark setting performance capture paired with Hollywood-level directing make for one of the most impressive visual feasts on the PS4 – and this time the presentation is paired with a storyline that hits home.

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (PS4)

A troubled development cycle was not enough to stop Naughty Dog from delivering one of the best games of the generation – and one of the best looking, too. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is a spectacle from start-to-finish, whether it’s depicting the everyday clutter of Nate and Elena’s humble family home or the exotic lost tropical city of Libertalia.

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