The most graphically demanding games in history

The fight to see which game has more details at the graphic level has several protagonists. Let's get to know them .

Still from the trailer for the video game 'Red Dead Redemption 2'

There are some games that test all the hardware of a computer that must be prepared to face the graphical challenge. / Photo: YT-IGN

LatinAmerican Post | Ariel Cipolla

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We are at a time in history where technology is constantly renewed and updated. For example, the launch of the PlayStation 5 is committed to better graphics power, where most of the titles will try to be the leap towards the new generation.

The truth is that, at present, the differences seem to be increasingly minimal. Both on consoles and on PC they are always being polished and adding new details, which we may not perceive at first glance, but which we notice when running it. In other words, if our PC is not prepared to deal with these small changes, it could have a negative impact on performance.

In particular, there are some games that test all the hardware of a computer that must be prepared to face the graphical challenge. These are the most visually demanding games ever.

Red Dead Redemption 2

One of the best releases of the last decade. The title, by Rockstar Games, plunges us into a western-style world. Despite the fact that it is a widely acclaimed delivery in gameplay and narrative, the truth is that it also represents a difficult graphical challenge to face.

At the time, even the most powerful GPU on the market could not move the title to 4K and 60 Fps. This is an indicator to understand that the graphic section is polished down to the smallest detail, so it was a huge advance for our eyes, but also a challenge for the PC.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

A real surprise. Although not everyone knows this title, it is a game that is basically an aviation simulator. If you've ever wanted to get into the flight, but the simple act of flying terrifies you, this may be the game you've been looking for.

Vandal Media affirms that the technical finish of this simulator implies a "graphic spectacularity," conquering the users of social networks. The fact that it has graphics similar to those in real life, with all the details of its terrain, also leads to requirements that not all computers can support.

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One of the most anticipated titles of the next generation. Although it appears on Sony's PS5, the truth is that it can be played simultaneously on a PC. However, Hardzone Media warns that an optimal PC will be needed to be able to play it in excellent conditions, something that not all PC can boast.

More specifically, a minimum 8GB Radeon RX 580 graphics card, 12GB RAM, and an AMD Ryzen 5 1600 are called for, along with 12GB of RAM. These requirements would be to run the game in Full HD with 30 Fps, but if you are looking for a 4K resolution, things get much more complicated. Will all the games of the new generation be this demanding?

Watch Dogs: Legion

Finally, we have another of the most recent and that requires a large number of requirements to run it at the highest quality. In the Xbox Series X version, ray tracing and 4K are observed, proving that the console lives up to expectations by offering this technology.

However, the truth is that the minimum requirements for PCs are an Intel Core i5-4460 processor, 8 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 video card. That is, if you want to know all the most important graphic details of These deliveries, you must have a gamer computer or one of the latest generation consoles.