Mafia II Graphics Comparison – PS3 gets short end of the stick again

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Folks on NeoGaf have put a thread comparing the graphics in Mafia II on the PC, Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as linked to a YouTube video that does the same.

It’s a no-brainer that the PC version looks absolutely stunning when compared to the console versions, as is always the case but what about the other two? When you view the image comparisons, it is instantly very clear that the Playstation 3 version is lacking some visual elements and clarity.

Big steps have been taken to make multi-platform games look better on the PS3, as its something we haven’t discussed in a while, but why then are we seeing such a difference in visuals on the Playstation 3 yet again?

See for yourself. Images and video after the jump.

The comparison below shows the Xbox 360 version on top and the PS3 version below. I highly recommend that you click on the images to see them at full size as the thumbnail quality greatly diminishes the image quality of both.

Once quick glance already shows you that the PS3 version is missing all of the tall grass effects as well as a looking a touch blurry.


Xbox 360 above, PS3 below


Here’s another comparison from a different angle.


Xbox 360 above, PS3 below


While they don’t have these same angles on PC, these two images below should give you a good idea of just how much better the PC version looks.

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… and finally, a YouTube video with a complete comparison, obviously viewing in High-Def is recommended.

So there you have it, if you want more images you can click on that NeoGaf link above. So tell us, which version will you be getting and why?

Last Updated: August 12, 2010

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