OS Neutral Best graphics games to date for testing FPS?

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Pngwyn, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. Pngwyn macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    Anyone have some suggestions for some of the best graphics games to date?

    I just got my new iMac and I'd love to test some of the most graphics intensive games out there, but I'm not sure where I should start.

    I heard Witcher 2 was a pretty good choice, any other suggestions would be appreciated.
  2. TedM macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2012
    Skyrim is another good choice. Actually a lot of games have really amazing graphics. I would just pick one and start the long process of getting it to work on your mac.

    edit: the witcher 2 was one of my favorite games. You should totally start there. Its very graphic though... if you know what I mean.
  3. Irishman macrumors 68030

    Nov 2, 2006
    How do you mean "start the long process of getting it to work on your mac"?

    What's a long process?
  4. Mackilroy macrumors 68040


    Jun 29, 2006
    If I had to guess, I'd say using WINE to make it work under OS X natively instead of installing Windows.
  5. MRU Suspended


    Aug 23, 2005
    Bootcamp wise..

    FarCry 3
    Hitman : Absolution (includes benchmarking tools)
    Assassins Creed 3 (Boston area is particularly tough on a computer)
    Crysis 3 (out soon - will undoubtably be GPU intensive)
  6. marieweaver132 macrumors newbie

    May 7, 2012
    I agree with that, Above shown games have best graphics to see.
  7. Sambo110 macrumors 68000

    Mar 12, 2007
    The Heaven benchmark and 3DMark 11 are amazing. Battlefield 3, The Witcher 2, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman Absolution, Far Cry 3 and Crysis 2 are all pretty awesome too.
  8. nightmars macrumors member


    Sep 21, 2010
    But .... can it play Crysis I ???? ;-) (in max. settings) ?? Still the best graphics I have seen up to today... I would start there!
  9. Wardenski, Jan 23, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 23, 2013

    Wardenski macrumors 6502

    Jan 22, 2012
    Crysis IMO is still one of the best looking games around, especially when you use the high resolution mod packs.

    Also, the Ultra settings in the game are not technically the "best" settings. Indeed, there is a configuration file which you can modify to adjust the reflection quality, draw distance etc even further.

    My 5870 can more or less max this game out at 1920x1200. I can't max out Crysis 2 though, maybe because its DX11.
  10. joeholl1979 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2013
    Battlefield 3 is very hardware intensive, but runs like silk on my 27" iMac.

    I run it on Windows 7 via Bootcamp.
  11. MacGamerHQ macrumors member


    Sep 25, 2012
    Lyon, France
    I would suggest the following:

    Mac OS Native:
    - Borderlands 2 (the Mac version is heavier to run than the Win version)
    - The Witcher 2
    - Batman Arkham City

    - Battlefield 3 (I think this is still the heaviest game for the moment, and is used in plenty of gfx cards benchmarks)
    - Crysis 1 and 2 with HD textures pack

    That should be a good start ;)

    Let us know what the results are!

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