The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
A dragon gets its own "heeere's JOHNNY!" moment in this Skyrim pic from consistently excellent screenshot taker, Chewiemuse. It's got it all. Fire, a surprised Dark Elf, misty green underbrush tones that set off the inferno and a big inquisitive lizard. Bethesda's dragon designs seem to work better when the beasts are stationary. It's easy to imagine that head mounted on your wall above the fireplace. Perfect for freaking out visiting Jehova's Witnesses.
Alice: Madness Returns
Here's the first of a couple of shots from Nic Clapper that'll be featured in this round-up. Alice: Madness Returns is absurdly colourful most of the time, but this well composed shot captures the darker side of Wonderland rather well. If you like good screenshots I'd heartily recommend having a glance over his Flickr account, which features shots like
this one from Mirror's Edge
this one from Rage
this from Chronicles of Riddick
. Lovely stuff.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
I always wanted to saddle up Skyrim's Saber Cats and ride them across the frozen tundra. They did not prove co-operative, which led to many scenes similar to the shot above. It turns out all I needed was this
Saber Cat Mount mod
, but don't tell Chewiemuse that or he'll stop fighting them and taking sweet pictures. It's the fine details that really sell this scrap, like the crisp footprints these combatants have left in the snow.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
An artful shot of one of a ceiling in Deus Ex: Human Revolution. This shot made me realise that I've obviously never looked up in Human Revolution , and that ceilings are
in the future. There's something very calming about this one that I can't put my finger on. Perhaps it's the gentle golden gradient that shifts from light into shadow. Perhaps it's the sight of all that pristine geometry at a skewed angle. I have no idea. All I know is that it's now my desktop background.
Deux Ex: Human Revolution
I don't know about you, but I suddenly want to play Human Revolution again. It was never a graphical powerhouse, but Eidos Montreal did a great job of turning their gorgeous
into game assets, and created a restrained and elegant vision of our augmented future. There's a slight smokiness intruding on the pragmatic corporate design that hints at the smog outside, and there's a bit of an ENB filter on to up the contrast and deepen those shadows.
It wouldn't be a screenshot round-up without Project Cars, the pretty and intensely detailed racing sim from Slightly Mad Studios, which seems to have spawned more screenshots on our forums than any other game (except perhaps Skyrim). It's easy to see why. Sunshine shots show off the vehicles' reflective surfaces nicely enough but this image from Leviathan demonstrates a different mood more in line with the traditional British weather we've been experiencing recently. But completely uniform blank grey skies can be beautiful too, right> RIGHT?
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