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The Best Games With RTX Ray Tracing

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Pleasure Your Eyes With These Games That Feature RTX Ray Tracing

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So you’ve gone and done it. You’ve bought an Nvidia RTX graphics card that supports hardware accelerated ray tracing.

The hardware by itself isn’t going to magically make all of your games ray traced, however. If you want to see some ray traced visuals, you’re going to have to acquire some games that are programmed with them in mind. Thankfully, there’s growing support for ray tracing in games, but not all of them impress. And you’re going to want the best games with RTX ray tracing to show off your hardware, aren’t you?

We’ve put together a short list of the best games that currently have RTX ray tracing support. Pick any of these up, and you’ll be able to appreciate what RTX ray tracing is capable of. Which is to say that you’ll be immersed in worlds more lifelike than ever before. So, click on through.

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Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs: Legion

The newest game on this list, Watch Dogs Legion is an open world game like no other.

Set in London, nearly every single character in Watch Dogs Legion can be recruited for your cause. It makes for a unique and very personal experience, especially considering the huge amount of outfits that you can customise your character with also found in the game.

If you’ve got an RTX graphics card capable of ray tracing, however, you’ll be more pleased by the fact that it rains so often in London. It means that the ground is abundant with puddles, and in those puddles you can find brilliant reflections if you have ray tracing enabled. Of course, you’ll also find them in shop windows, the bodywork of cars, and more. Basically, it makes everything look more real.

If you’re after the best games with RTX ray tracing, Watch Dogs Legion is pretty much a must-have.

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Control

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We bestowed upon Control our 2019 game of the year award, which should give you an idea of how good it is. Ray tracing just makes it better.

Taking control of Jesse Faden, Control find you journeying into the Oldest House in order to help her brother. But once inside, things get weird. Finding herself fighting against the Hiss, this third-person shooter with Metroidvania elements isn’t to be missed.

Turn on RTX ray tracing in Control and you’ll find that is suddenly becomes much more immersive. The lighting, shadows and reflections become more realistic, making what is already a visually-impressive title mind-blowingly good looking. Needless to say, if you’re after the games with best RTX ray tracing, you need Control.

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Metro Exodus

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The Metro games have always been good-looking, but Metro Exodus takes things to the next level. Especially if you have an RTX ray tracing capable graphics card.

The third game in the Metro series lets players stretch their legs a little and appreciate some finer scenery. And because of that you’ll be extremely happy that its supports ray tracing, because it really is a sight for sore eyes with it enabled.

Thanks to ray traced global illumination and ambient occlusion, there’s a night and day difference between playing Metro Exodus with and without RTX ray tracing enabled. Its world is simply richer and more realistic, making your journey through it more immersive. But don’t take our word for it – give it a go and see for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.

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Ghostrunner

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With Ghostrunner being such a fast-paced game, you might not want to play it all with RTX ray tracing enabled due to the performance hit. With its cyberpunk world being so detailed, however, you’d be wise to at least try its ray tracing features.

Revenge is on the cards in Ghostrunner, with you making your way to the top of a tower in order to take down a tyrant. Along the way, you’ll have to deal with plentiful guards and environmental obstacles, but with your acrobatics and sword skills, you’re up to the task.

Turn on RTX ray tracing, and you’ll be treated to ray traced shadows, ambient occlusion and reflections, making the world feel more alive. Though you’ll generally be moving through it so fast that you won’t have time to truly appreciate it. Still, you’ll want to add to your collection if you’re after the best games with RTX ray tracing.

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Quake II RTX

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Remember Quake II? Well, we guess it doesn’t matter really. Either way, you’ll be impressed by what RTX ray tracing does to it.

Released in 1997, Quake II is a classic first-person shooter developed by id Software. With RTX ray tracing it is transformed thanks to path-traced visual effects, improved texturing and more. Honestly, you won’t believe that it’s a game more than twenty years old.

Perhaps the best thing about Quake II RTX is that you can try it for free. The free version of Quake II RTX allows you to play through the three levels found in the original shareware distribution, and by buying the original Quake II for just £3.99/$4.99 you can unlock the rest. That’s a bargain if you ask us.

Try Quake II RTX for free via Steam

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