Crysis reality vs ingame comparison

By Fredrik Olsson 07-03-13 00:49

Here we have gathered a bunch of comparison shots where Crytek's Crysis is compared to real world photographs, it's pretty impressive.

A breakthrough in nature rendering
Games used to shy away from complex scenarios, like jungles for example. CryTek broke this trend when they showed off their rendering technique in Far Cry, with dense tropical vegetation, huge vistas and bright colors it took us on a virtual vacation in a tropical paradise. Today, with a few years of improvement on the rendering technology and faster PCs as target, they have a new paradise adventure coming up, Crysis, even more life like, with wetter water, greener forests and fluffier clouds than its predecessor.

Technology to push game graphics towards reality
There are a lot of graphics and engine features that work together to bring the tropics in Crysis to life, see our Crysis technology summary for more information and pictures of the features.

Crysis reality vs ingame comparison
CryTek have released a few shots of Crysis, comparing the reference photos used with the ingame counterpart. The technology is definitely a big step forward, enjoy!


Water photo vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Grass straws
Most noticeable CGI: Repetitive water texture


Jungle road reality vs ingame

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Foliage and shadows
Most noticeable CGI: Distant mountain


Beach reality vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Water
Most noticeable CGI: Seashore, vegetation lighting, rocks


Glade reality vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Sun spots on the ground
Most noticeable CGI: Dark forrest - No light scattering or radiosity from the trees leafes


Grassy road reality vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: The tree to the left and the road
Most noticeable CGI: The grass under the left tree and distant plants


Real swap vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Tree crowns and fog
Most noticeable CGI: The ground


Tropical river reality vs ingame comparison

photo - ingame
Most realistic: Gravel road and sky
Most noticeable CGI: Distant foliage


Older Crysis ingame and photo comparisons
The following shots were released earlier during the development of Crysis and were the first showing a photo reference compared to the ingame result.

beach waves photo vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: The water interaction with the beach and stones, the surging of the waves
Most noticeable CGI: Very good scene, if anything a little too dramatic color shift at the beating waves


Cafe reality vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: Everything, impressive
Most noticeable CGI: -


Coast road photo vs render

Most realistic: Color tone, shadow interaction, vegetation
Most noticeable CGI: -


Hillside photo vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: These impostors probably do a good job at distance
Most noticeable CGI: The stone in the grass, lack of shadows, flat and skewed


Palm avenue photo vs game comparison

Most realistic: Palms
Most noticeable CGI: The lack of self-shadowing in the grass and the flat road texture


Thriving plants reference vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: The sun interaction with the woods
Most noticeable CGI: The trees in the middle of the picture


Wild river photo vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: Foam around the rocks, river surface and the foliage clad mountains
Most noticeable CGI: The bushes on the right side of the river


Island shore photo vs ingame comparison

Most realistic: Clouds and water
Most noticeable CGI: The distinctness of the seashore foam, the harsh shadows


Shed real vs game comparison

Most realistic: The bent metal roof, the planks laying around, the shed almost looks more real than the shed in the photo
Most noticeable CGI: Repetitive grass, dark shadows, trees to the right of the shed


Crysis comparison comments
The "most realistic" and "most noticable CGI" (Computer Generated Imagery) are the authors opinion and only put here for added value. We do not take responsibility for any damage they may cause to you or your cat.
 
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