Virtual water so beautiful, you'll be able to drown in it
Your fancy GPU maybe be able to render billions of pixels and triangles a second, but you’re not showing off its full technical power unless there’s something pretty to look at. You know what’s pretty to look at? Videogame water, specifically good videogame water.
We’ve reached a point where videogame water is looking so wonderful and realistic, that it seems like you could drink from it, nay, drown in it even.
Not all videogame water is created equal, however. To suss out which virtual H20 is worth your GPU’s rendering time, we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best videogame water. In addition to the pictures and descriptions below, make sure to check out the links for videos to see what the water looks like in action.
What’s your choice for best videogame water? Let us know in the comments below!
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Dear Esther: This first-person title is impressive with its visual style and beautiful locations due to the Source engine. The water helps to provide a sense of calm and enhances the scenery with its serene and reflective surface. Whether it is a small, winding river in a cave to waves crashing along a beach, the water in this game is great.