The prettiest screenshots of 2016

The best shots we grabbed from Abzu, Deus Ex, Tomb Raider, and more.

Between our weekly Pixel Boost column and whatever resolution tinkering we do on our own time, we take a lot of pretty, ultra-high-res screenshots every year. A couple years ago, we started a tradition of putting together a gallery of our favorites at the end of the year—so whether by us or talented Pixel Boost contributors Mary K and James Snook, these are the prettiest screenshots we published in 2016.  

If you're keen for more virtual photography, the best place to start is Dead End Thrills—a site that could accurately be called 'the prettiest screenshots ever, pretty much all of them.' Also check out our screenshot galleries from 2015 and 2014.

35MM

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

Abzu

Screenshot by Andy Kelly

Screenshot by Andy Kelly

Arma 3 Apex

Screenshot by Evan Lahti

Screenshot by Evan Lahti

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

The Division

Screenshot by Andy Kelly

Screenshot by Andy Kelly

Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K

Screenshot by Mary K