Shadow Of Mordor On Xbox One Vs PS4 Vs PC

Depending on what platform you want kill orcs on, things will look a little different. Mind you, there doesn't seem to be a version of Shadow of Mordor that is particularly lacking in the visual department. The game is a looker!

But if you're debating which version of the game to get, this comparison video by GameSpot should help a bit. As always, the PC version of the game seems to shine the best — but again, at least graphically, the game looks pretty good on all platforms.

Worth noting that the PC version shown in this video is not the version with ultra HD textures. It's Mordor on ultra. So the PC version can look even better than what's shown here, though whether or not your computer will be able to handle it is another matter entirely. The game as some hefty requirements as it is!

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Graphics Comparison [GameSpot]


    I'd suggest that people view the video on gamespot rather then the youtube video due to the fact that of youtubes 30fps cap and compression.

    It irks me when articles like these post their main image with a single scene split for each platform, why can't they make it all the same images?

    My mum could only afford one console therefore my console is the best!

      That, or I'm all grown up and could afford all of them and would like to know which version is the best choice?

      (Though in this case it seems that there's minimal difference)

      It's true, the overwhelming majority of people playing a game will only ever see one iteration of it and not actually realise the higher res texture maps, specular highlights etc of another version. As long as the frame rate is a stable 22-25+ the experience is exactly the same.

        frame rate at 22?!?!
        Wow..... yeah no thanks. I'll take 60.

          Obviously 30 or 60 is preferable but I don't remember any complaints when Goldeneye 64, Ocarina of Time or Crash Bandicoot would run on an average 12fps :P my point is that it wouldn't matter to most of the general public as they only know what they know when it comes to one version of a game.

            I remember complaints about those games. The frigate mission in particular in Goldeneye was like a slide show. Perfect Dark was even worse. A lot of games from that error felt like they barely run on the hardware.

    maybe they should do a high resolution screenshot so we don't dont have to deal with shitty video compression.

    So they gimped the PC version by not using the HD textures and using a below average resolution to avoid showing how underpowered the new consoles are?

    The high texture pack isnt out on PC yet soooooo I cant really count this as comparison yet

    Edit: Apologies I stand corrected

    Last edited 03/10/14 1:54 pm

    My rig is getting a bit old but it runs this on ultra no problems. Really impressed. Maybe that 12Gb of RAM is finally paying off.

    Is it just me or does anyone else find these videos incredibly unhelpful?

      It's definitely not just you. I hate those videos particularly because it shows that gamespot haven't got a clue as to how to properly calibrate a display (look how bright the PC version is and how washed out the detail is).

      My biggest irk with these vids is there's no comparison for specifications or the actual cost of achieving what they can on a PC, which as you expect is many times that of a console when starting from scratch.

        Yeah, that would be helpful. They should do that. So it is safe to assume they always go for the hardware that can run everything on max?

        Oh man didn't even think about the cost thing. Even the console comparison I just find it really hard to try and track the minute changes when there's two things moving side by side. I think stills would be easier honestly

    Is the answer to these questions ever not PC?

    ... I couldn't tell the difference ...

    A pc can be upgraded. A 7 year old pc (read when ps2 was out) with a new video card can play these games no problem. So the cost isn't as cut and dry as it seems.

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