We sample the best 3D games the PC has to offer.
3D gaming hasn't exactly taken off in the way some expected. On consoles it currently feels like a gimmick that in many cases makes the gaming experience worse, due to lower image resolutions and slower frame rates. Yes, it's fairly cool to have some of the biggest games on consoles being available to play in 3D (Black Ops, Uncharted 3, GT5, Killzone 3 etc), but the trade off just isn’t worth it. And that's where the PC comes in.
PCs are now far more powerful than the current generation of consoles and therefore have the horsepower required to not only run today's top games flawlessly, but also render them in 3D without having to run at under 20 frames per second. We set up a gaming rig, complete with an Nvidia graphics card, enabled the company's 3D Vision technology and had the option to play over 400 games in 3D. Sure, some titles work a lot better than others, which is why we've put together this collection of the best 3D games - you could also check out the official list of supported titles.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
On console Batman's brutal adventure could be played in 3D using a pair of fairly basic glasses thanks to TriOviz 3D technology. We tried it out and it was ok, but nothing great. On PC, using Nvidia 3D vision it's a completely different story. The game is one of the best currently available to play in 3D, with characters popping out of the screen and scenes having a great sense of depth.