At ArtNIllustration, we are in charge of giving great designs in any characters or franchise. Our task is creating a unique design, sparking the interest of any gamers out there.
Since we are compromised to giving the best type of product, in graphic design, it is worth mentioning that much of our art is featured as special editions. ArtNIllustration is also praised for the art quality that is present in any of the video games here.
Originality at its Finest
Imagination is our favorite tool while engaging in the creation of a new design for a videogame character. We also like to blend any type of inspiration, with conventional effects, to create something unique and unforgettable.
That’s why our revolutionary techniques are going to be remembered in the future.
With the latest technology of our times, it’s obvious to see the capacity of the modern consoles such as the XBOX one and PlayStation 4 in graphics.
The graphic engines for these models are outstanding and perform great with the new releases from the big AAA companies.
Resolution and frame rates are important aspects to see in these consoles, since they have been upgraded from their past versions and you can see this reflected in their major titles, as well in the indie games that are currently being played in PC and home consoles.
But if you truly want to analyze the best of these qualities and see for yourself the advances in graphics of these past years, it’s time for us to present you the best games of 2018 with the best graphics.
Far Cry 5
Since the first title of the saga Far Cry, possessed the best graphics of their time, it is no surprise for anyone that the sequels make a big improvement, but Far Cry 5 raises the prediction of gamers by having the smoothest graphics of the entire saga.
As well, this game is about an open world environment where you can interact almost at any time. With that being said rendering these huge assets and maps can be a headache for many, not including the drop of frames for your console.
Luckily in Far cry 5, we don’t suffer from this, and we always see a great map with beautiful graphics.
Soul Calibur VI
If you aren’t familiar with the Soul Calibur saga, it’s a fighting game that has been popular since the first release saw the light back in the early 00s.
But Soul Calibur VI had really good progress at the fighting genre since it has the most gorgeous animations that run great, especially on PC.
Not to mention the breathtaking environments that truly shine on themselves, making the whole game look more appealing to younger gamers that appreciate the great graphics and good animations that these types of titles have to offer.
Another major title that runs incredibly well on PC is the new Metro game. Metro Exodus presents us the elements that we know from the previous titles of the saga, such as a post-apocalyptic environment and challenging monsters that tries to devour us.
But the graphical capacity that is shown in this game is amazing, especially in the little effects such as the particles, you can detail the little particles of dust or the snowy effect of the environment really well, making it a great feature for this game.
We’ve seen a lot of great games this year that truly take the graphical engine of the consoles to the maximum.
As well, it raises the competition of which one can be the best of all times, but in each title that gets released, we can appreciate the changes as well the little details that make the whole experience better.
There’s an old saying: don’t judge a book by its cover, and most of us can understand what it means. When it comes to books, movies and most of all, video games, we draw our own conclusions.
It is hard not to look at the front cover and wonder how good could the game be, as well trying to admire and find out how it would feel to play and enjoy it.
And since good art is always appreciated, it’s time to take a look at some incredibly well-made covers that has stood the test of time.
In this post we take a closer look at the most memorable cover artworks of two of the very best games out there.
System Shock 2
One of the main things that made the cover of System Shock 2 excellent, is its simplicity which is incredible. Just the picture of the main antagonist in the game staring directly to the players eyes, is amazing.
A cover that became iconic for the genre of sci-fi horror, and a game that is still great no matter how many years have passed.
Half Life 2
Another sequel to a game that not only improved its gameplay and story, but as well the art statement is the magnificent front cover of this game, featuring the face of our protagonist, Gordon Freeman, and his intense stare we won’t ever forget.
Thanks to the thrilling gaming experience, incredible graphics and unforgettable cover artwork, it became one of the most memorable games for PC.
There’s no doubt, when it comes to creativity, these covers are a modern art treasure. They also serve as a form of nostalgia when looking back at the good time you had while playing these magnificent games.
An intriguing yet, fascinating storyline, with well-written characters, is what makes animated video games so famous. Since the introduction of the first video game console, these amazing titles, with a great narrative, have had a big impact on people.
Gamers love the designs and the effects of characters and environments so much it’s one of the top categories, with many bestsellers in various consoles.
Today, we are going to take a look at the best-animated video games of this year, and what makes them so impressive in the first place.
Indie video games are rather hit or miss when it comes to originality, as well as design and gameplay, but Cuphead is one of the few titles that break these barriers, becoming one of the most outstanding games, in almost no-time. All thanks to the concept and its graphical content.
What made it so good, is the inspiration from the 1930’s cartoons, which were made frame to frame.
The outcome was a smooth animation, making the whole game more enjoyable, not to mention its gameplay, plus new additions to hit and run, coming together with the overall looks of it.
The Atlus’ fans know each new title’s release means something special. This is particularly true with Persona’s saga’s follow up, since it’s one of the most successful franchises of today’s gaming industry.
It’s considered the best JRPG of modern times, thanks to the combination of both, classic and modern style, which really sets the tone of the game.
Outstanding animation and colors quality are seen through the entire game. The outcome is a fantastic experience, one that will leave you wanting more.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild
Nintendo makes its first appearance in this list, with the latest entry of one of their most popular video game sagas. We’re talking about The Legend of Zelda, of course. The latest installment of it, Breath of the Wild, features a change of style from the old fashioned game, and ventures into a more colorful world.
With an open world experience, you can go anywhere you want in the game. All while enjoying the fast rendering of the maps’ layouts and enemies.
It also offers incredible animations, and an engaging storyline, making it one of the most recommended options for gamers looking for a great animated video game.
Thanks to the fact that it’s so appealing for the gamer community, the evolution of animated video games through the years, is truly amazing. It has the best elements to make a videogame great, such as an amazing game style, great concepts, engaging story and most importantly, an outstanding artwork. We hope you enjoyed our list and that you are as excited as us to start playing one of these games in the near future! Where would you start?
If you love video games as much as I do, you probably know that one of the best ways to show off your interest with them is by buying merchandise related to your favorite titles.
There are tons of great video games artwork out there, but there are as well some crappy ones that aren’t worth any of our time.
Don’t worry, because we will give you the websites and places that offer great video games artwork and comes with an affordable price and incredible quality.
Cook & Becker
If you are like me, you’ll know that one of the best ways to demonstrate how you admire a game is by having a lot of posters and frames about the ones you really like.
Cook & Becker, is probably the best place to find the most outstanding prints that come from multiple well-known studios, such as Naughty Dog and DICE, to name a few.
Esty, is pretty much the main website to find and search for video games merchandise, and some of the best elements of Etsy are their prints and posters. You can find almost any poster and with any type of style, from acrylic to a more artisan style.
This is definitely a great pick for video games artwork in general.
One of my favorite websites to buy artwork is Fangamer since it has the best posters and collections of video games artwork. While they are rather expensive in comparison with other websites, their quality truly is worth the price.
Video Games artwork is something really amazing, and with these websites, we can finally cover our walls with the posters of our favorite sagas, and show our passion for them and their fine art.
It is hard to think what draws us so much to the artwork of these covers, but something is true, their magnificent art and design are representations of the game they are portraying.
With that being said, it is time for us to take a closer look at the incredible artwork and see for ourselves how they are making history since they are some of the best art pieces around for video games.
The Fallout saga, has been one of the most famous RPGs of modern times, with a creative look in their content, map, characters, and story in each game, it’s obvious that the cover art for these titles has to be something incredibly eye-catching.
The cover for Fallout 3 shows us our protagonist standing in the middle while using the power armor. His pose makes the game look depressing and rough, just the type of game that Fallout 3 is and the armor itself is marvelous.
Sim City 2000
If you know the main objective of the Sim City games, you’ll probably know what this cover is about. For those who don’t know, Sim City put us as the mayor of a prominent city, where we have to create and maintain our metropolis in a perfect condition, and the cover of this one, in particular, presents us a colorful and advanced city with a spaceship at the front.
Elder Scrolls Oblivion
Another great saga of video games that has a long time running around is The Elder Scrolls, best known by its Viking-ish style of gameplay, and placing us in the middle ages.
The cover of Oblivion, while it isn’t flashy or contains any revelation of the game, is incredibly well-made for the title that holds.
Because in it, we see a sign with a paper that looks like an old text, with the symbol of Oblivion, the main subject of the game, giving us the first presentation and what the narrative is going to be about.
Alone in the Dark
If you are familiar with horror games, you’ll surely know something about Alone in the Dark. These horror games are peculiar in a way and it’s probably something about their design.
The artwork for Alone in the Dark is rather scary and unsettling because it almost feels like a painting coming alive, it reminds a bit of the cover of the movie “The Exorcist”.
In the cover of this game, we see our main character at the front gate of the obscure mansion that he has to explore and see all the mysteries behind it to finally get out of it.
There are no doubts that great artwork and good gameplay can make the perfect game, and these covers are the evidence of that. With brilliant mechanics, good controls and incredible artwork, they are the perfect mix for a great pick.
We hope you enjoyed our countdown of the most captivating game covers. If you had to choose any artwork that stands out in the world of gaming, which would it be? Let us know in the comment section below.