A gripping facial animation is one of the main ingredients that can turn again from an average to being a masterpiece because there’s nothing more important than making it look so real that it’s almost uncanny, even though many game developers try to show their graphical talents by emulating muscle movements and human emotion, not all of them will know how to render them to appear realistic in today’s video we’re going to talk about 10 of the best and most prolific games that manage to master the art of facial animation.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice does not only offer an intense and immersive gameplay, but it also excels when it comes to the quality of the character’s facial animations the madcap software the team developed can be used live on stage instantly rendering the various muscle contractions that can be seen on a human face, this is why Sen Uwe the game’s heroine looks as real as it gets her face displaying a wide array of moods and sentiments using multiple points of motion in order to perfectly transpose the human reactions onto the newly created characters face.
Infamous Second Son
The Last of Us
Yet another video game with an emotional story to tell The Last of Us places a great emphasis on the realism of its characters and to accomplish this resemblance to reality a perfectly rendered facial animation is exactly what was needed the sequel to the original game looks absolutely awesome from what we’ve seen from the trailer but as it wasn’t released yet we’ll have to give full credit to the first last of us.
Metal Gear Solid 5
Metal Gear Solid 5 is one of Hideo Kojima’s masterpieces the engaging gameplay and the detailed storyline of the game being perfectly complemented by the unequalled animations that reveal complex facial features. That are very realistic besides this awesome title, they have recently revealed the mind-blowing Death Stranding game that looks even more lifelike than Metal Gear Solid 5 so we’re definitely in for a treat sometime in the near future. 😉
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Naughty Dog the same studio that developed The Last of Us invested a lot more knowledge and energy and managed to bring facial animations to in Uncharted 4 for to a whole new level if in the previous game developed by them the characters faces had about ninety to a hundred bones the one from a thief’s end had no less than five hundred allowing for a way greater variety and accuracy when it comes to showing feelings and reactions.
The Order: 1886
Using a photo realistic facial capture method to create the characters faces quantum break really broke all boundaries when it came to top-notch animation this science-fiction action adventure has been highly praised by its critics for its seamless computer-generated imagery the level of authenticity being so OnPoint it impressed even the most pretentious of players quantum break is one of those games that look so realistic it’s downright scary at times.
Beyond two souls
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