Must-have Graphic Intensive Games for PC

A Listmania! list by Danny Yu (San Francisco, CA)
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The list author says: "After purchasing and using my HIS Radeon HD 6870, I've been experimenting and finding games that maximizes the potential of the graphics card."
NEW Crysis 2 Limited Edition PC (Videogame Software)
1.  NEW Crysis 2 Limited Edition PC (Videogame Software) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "May not be as good as Crysis 1 in detail, but still graphically very impressive."
Used & New from: $25.00
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Grand Theft Auto IV
2.  Grand Theft Auto IV by Rockstar Games
The list author says:
  "In my opinion, still the benchmark for simulation world games. The buildings, roads, , the cars, people, signs, walls, lights, shadows, windows, everything about this game is realistic. Even though it came out in April 2008, it still takes a nice graphics card to truly enjoy this game."
$18.79   Used & New from: $5.40
2.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (763 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days - Playstation 3
3.  Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days - Playstation 3 by Solutions 2 Go
The list author says:
  "WOW! This epic sequel delivers. The environments are ridiculously realistic. Some parts even made me sick to my stomach. Gun wounds, buildings, props, and especially the detail of the rooms are amazing! The documentary style gaming definitely did not hinder the graphic potential."
$11.54   Used & New from: $0.99
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (65 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Dead Space 2 - PC
4.  Dead Space 2 - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "WOW! This game is haunting realistic. Everything about this game is detailed and a good graphics card definitely makes this game more intense, immersive, and scary."
$12.99   Used & New from: $4.59
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - Playstation 3
5.  Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - Playstation 3 by Activision Inc.
The list author says:
  "Colorful, vivid, and amazing details. At some parts it definitely made my GPU work.

Lots of amazing backdrops as well!"
Used & New from: $15.84
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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Sniper: Ghost Warrior - PC
6.  Sniper: Ghost Warrior - PC by City Interactive
The list author says:
  "It may not be the most realistic or challenging of games, but it is very impressive graphically. The foliage and water is what stands out to me. City interactive did a good job making the small details stand out. You will find that the graphics in this game are smooth and rarely do you see pixels."
$24.98   Used & New from: $2.49
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360
7.  Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare - Xbox 360 by Activision Inc.
The list author says:
  "Even in 2011, the graphics are still top notch. The models, textures, and backdrops are all A+ level. Foliage, guns, models, reflections were among some the details that stood out to me. Still one of the best games and beautiful graphics to date"
$24.98   Used & New from: $1.32
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (545 customer reviews) | 133 customer discussions

Shift 2 - Unleashed - PC (Limited)
8.  Shift 2 - Unleashed - PC (Limited) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Keep up the good work EA! The game is very much produced like a movie, very cinematic. You'll see off focus shots, breathtaking angles, great pan shots of the race tracks, extremely detailed cars and maps."
$19.99   Used & New from: $2.90
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Bulletstorm - PC
9.  Bulletstorm - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Colorful, vivid, and unique. The blood, the physics, the details are all things I have not seen in a game before. The game is much like a gory, vivid cartoon"
$10.48   Used & New from: $1.50
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - PC
10.  Battlefield Bad Company 2 - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "EA does it again! Amazing backdrops, weather, textures, models, and more! What I like the most is the realism and detail of walls, fences, and other props exploding, being shot, grenaded, and other attacks."
$4.49   Used & New from: $0.59
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (441 customer reviews) | 25 customer discussions

Call of Duty: World at War - PC
11.  Call of Duty: World at War - PC by Activision
The list author says:
  "While a bit dated, the graphics are very impressive. Much like Modern warfare, there graphics are on par, but unfortunately not better. Still very nice graphically."
$10.99   Used & New from: $2.90
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (368 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

NBA 2K11 - PC
12.  NBA 2K11 - PC by 2K
The list author says:
  "NBA sports games on the PC are becoming rare, and this game is graphically amazing. The level of detail is close to that of a gaming console (Xbox and ps3)"
$10.88   Used & New from: $1.41
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Counter-Strike: Source - PC
13.  Counter-Strike: Source - PC by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "Yes, this game is dated as far back as 2005, but the graphics were impressive back then and still is very detailed by today's standards. When everything is maxed out (resolution, textures, models, shadows, water), this game looks pretty amazing. Keep in mind it's a 2005 game. Still great!"
$21.99   Used & New from: $1.38
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

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I don't get why people rated the PC version so low... 5 Dec 7, 2013
Call of Duty 4 - adult language? 20 Dec 3, 2013
Xbox 360? 0 Oct 8, 2013
GTA 4 is for windows 7??? 6 Oct 7, 2013
is there zombie mode? 1 Jul 29, 2013
Terrible support tech 0 Mar 4, 2013
Let's start fresh Rockstar... 4 Nov 28, 2012
does world at war pc include steam 2 Nov 10, 2012
CoD4 SUCKS! 5 Feb 20, 2012
$60 for pc 3 Feb 11, 2012
Xbox 360 version cheaper than PS3 Version? WHY? 4 Feb 10, 2012
Best scary/horror games? 0 Jan 20, 2012
 
   

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