25 Beautiful Video Games Worth Playing For Their Beauty Alone

Depending on who you ask, there is much debate about Video Games being considered works of art. Some people claim that the value of a game is in the game play alone and graphics are just the icing on the cake, while many maintain that for a game to be truly spectacular and immersive, the graphics must be beautiful, and still some are initially drawn to a game by its artwork and style before anything else.

Regardless of one’s opinion on a game itself being a work of art, video games contain arguably the best works of modern computer generated graphics and should be appreciated as such. For those of us who consider a game’s artistic appeal to be paramount or who simply appreciate these games as works of art unto themselves, here’s a list of 25 Beautiful Video Games Worth Playing For Their Beauty Alone.


BioShock Remastered will be released in September of 2016. Already one of the most beautiful games ever produced, the remaster has reskinned and retextured the game so it lives up to the standards of current gen consoles and graphic cards. BioShock is a first person shooter adventure game set in an underwater secret city. It became available on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 starting September 13, 2016.

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The original Crysis had graphics so intense that no PC graphics card available at the time of release could play the game on the highest resolution. Nearly a decade later, it still stands up as one of the most beautiful games you can play. Crysis a first person shooter adventure game about an ancient alien structure being discovered in the jungles of the Philippines. It's available on PC, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3.

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Never Alone is a game about a girl and her white fox searching for the source of the Eternal Blizzard in hopes to save the world. The game developers work with the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, and the game is based around Alaskan Native legends. You can find it available on PlayStation 3&4, Xbox One, Wii U, Mac and PC.

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Okami is an adventure and puzzle game where you play a white spirit wolf named Amaterasu. It's designed to look like a cross between a woodcut and a Japanese ink illustration, meaning the entire game is literally a piece of artwork. One of the most unique things, though, is that the player can use something called the Celestial Brush during game play to call up things like wind or fire. It's available on PlayStayton 2 & 3, and Wii.

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Dear Esther is a first person game that exists only to tell a story as you move through the game world. There's no usual game controls or puzzles to solve, just a richly detailed landscape and the love letter that starts, "Dear Esther..." It's available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Mac, and PC.

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