[4K HDR] Best HDR Games for PS4/Xbox One – The Digital Foundry Selection

[4K HDR] Best HDR Games for PS4/Xbox One – The Digital Foundry Selection

What are the best high-dynamic range games available today? HDR support is widespread on PS4 and Xbox One, but some titles excel more than others in their brilliance. Tom and John take a few personal picks from the creme of the crop.

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50 Comments

  1. Azza Prime on February 25, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    Gears 5 takes it to another level. What an amazing game and a tech beast.



  2. Roll Royce on February 25, 2021 at 9:52 pm

    loved this content on my 1+ phone❀️😊



  3. Ddd Bbb on February 25, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Those clouds ☁️ with the 🌞 on gran turismo looks incredible on my Galaxy S10 plus 😍

    Can’t wait for PS5



  4. Keivz on February 25, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I would have put Forza 7 on this list instead of FH 4. Sea of Thieves and Anthem also deserve a spot here



  5. Tze Hin on February 25, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Is this ps4 pro rather than standard ps4?



  6. TheEdgy Beatle on February 25, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Literally after bugging my mom for 4 to 5 days straight almost non stop me and my dad won, got a 65in samsung hdr 4k coming in friday!



  7. SUPER_STREET_ RACER on February 25, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    HDR rankings :
    1. GT sport
    2. Days gone
    3. HZD
    4.spiderman
    5. Uncharted 4
    6. GOW
    7. FH7
    8. Gears of war 5



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  9. Jason Williams on February 25, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    Hey Digital Foundry, now that the next gen consoles are here, can you post one final last gen wrap up video that covers the best technically impressive games: resolution, HDR, frame rate and overall performance etc?

    Top 10 + honorable mention Xbox One X
    Gears 4 or 5
    Halo 5
    Forza motor or horizon
    Doom 2016 or Doom Eternal
    Shadow of the Tomb Raider
    Metro Exodus
    Red Dead Redemption 2
    Hellblade
    Resident Evil 2, 3 or 7
    Assassins Creed Ori or Ody
    Battlefield 1 or 5
    Call of Duty MW or BO CW
    Wolfenstein 2
    Control or Quantum Break

    Top 10 PS4 Pro + honorable mention
    Uncharted 4 or spin off
    The Last of Us 2
    God of War
    Blood borne
    Death Stranding
    Detroit become human
    Ghost of Tsushima
    Horizon Zero Dawn
    Infamous 2nd son or 1st light
    Killzone
    SpiderMan
    Until Dawn
    The Order 1886

    We need a must own/play dirty dozen list for each console



  10. Sanji Smutje on February 25, 2021 at 10:05 pm

    I own iphone xs and it doesn’t have hdr wtf



  11. Andre on February 25, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    I liked HDR of The Division 2



  12. Fynriel on February 25, 2021 at 10:07 pm

    No mention of Dolby Vision? Shouldn’t that be better than any of these? I know there’s only 3 titles available (BF1, Andromeda, NFS Heat) but surely they’re worth a look?



  13. Mohammed Rayan Bribi on February 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    Hi,Its xbox one s or X ?



  14. spadePerfect on February 25, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    I’m experiencing 1440p 60fps HDR for the 1st time ever on my Galaxy S20… holy shit. I need an HDR TV



  15. Nasar on February 25, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    0:47 which game is that?😍



  16. Catriona Colville on February 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Please stop pronouncing "H" wrong.



  17. Meow Wei on February 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    Could anyone check if Tetris Effect with HDR on can cause the game too dark to play? It happens to me with Starfall stage.



  18. Jazepol on February 25, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    somehow I can experience 144p with 60fps



  19. Barrie Wilson on February 25, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    I fucking love HDR



  20. MicHaeL MonStaR on February 25, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    All the "HZD" bits I see on the internet just give me chills… I’ve listened through the entire 4-hour soundtrack already and I think I’ll definitely get it on PC if it actually will. Now also because I’m thinking of getting a monitor that supports HDR, as well as being a curved 21:9, which would totally do justice to worlds like in "HZD" and ‘Death Stranding’. – I REALLY hope Decima will port well…
    (Oh, never mind… I just found out that the monitor I’m looking at doesn’t even do HDR properly. XD)



  21. neosrt10 on February 25, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Hellblade was never mentioned, Shadows of the TombRaider,Gears of War 4 story mode has amazing looking HDR lighting and performance with close to native 4k on Xbox One X.



  22. Bobby Wang on February 25, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    looks amazing



  23. Jm Esg on February 25, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    Uncharted 4 HDR is criminally good.



  24. Runi on February 25, 2021 at 10:19 pm

    Totally related to what he said about RE:2, whenever the scene got too dark it looked kinda grey and washed out in HDR. Thought that was just a problem with my TV, but apparently I wasn’t the only one who noticed.



  25. Scott Smith on February 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    My 4K set is budget priced, so I just assumed that the display settings for my TV were basic. It didn’t come with a user’s manual. So I wasn’t blown away with how it displayed a HDR picture. Today I was messing around with the settings and stumbled upon the settings to tweak the image. Finally, I see what all the fuss is about.



  26. TheWobblyEmily on February 25, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I wish you had a comparison…..



  27. Jason Williams on February 25, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    Really, Tetris and ResoGun? No way to squeeze Gears 5 and Hellblade in huh?



  28. SleepingGood on February 25, 2021 at 10:23 pm

    My HDR only works in game…



  29. Mecha-Art on February 25, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Those games definately look stunning on my PC at 1440p at 144hrz with HDR.



  30. TheWobblyEmily on February 25, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Finally. An hdr gaming video that’s actually HDR. I can tell if it’s worth it with my phone



  31. Maciej Sulikowski on February 25, 2021 at 10:24 pm

    Broken HDR I played so far:
    1. Resident Evil 2
    2. Mafia 3
    3. Ratchet and Clank



  32. TheEPICskwock on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Destiny 2 has amazing HDR on PC. Not sure how it looks on console but hopefully just as good. IMO Destiny 2’s HDR is the best implementation I have ever seen. The Dark areas are literally pitch black, and bright lights are blinding all within the same scene. Contrast is unreal.



  33. Mauricio SΓ‘nchez on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Hi.
    This video is not available to download in Source file on DF page.
    I want to test this hdr great shots picked by you to pick an HDR TV on store.
    Thanks.



  34. john spartan on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Tetris. Really?



  35. DuckAlert Beats on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Hope you do another roundup like this sometime!
    HDR is by far my favourite thing about 4K TVs, and even watching this on a OnePlus phone looks really great



  36. ι˜Ώε‡± on February 25, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    watching this video on my Sony xz1 makes me want to buy a hdr monitor for my ps4 pro



  37. Shubhashri Gaming on February 25, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    Im using Samsung s10+ it looks amazing



  38. grahamt19781 on February 25, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Metro exodus HDR is completely broken



  39. TheJasonaut on February 25, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    It’s hilarious that I literally found this video after searching because I’ve been playing Horizon Zero Dawn, and night time is very frustrating in HDR πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈπŸ˜†



  40. kwizatzart on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    what is the game at 13mins45s ?



  41. Chilly64 on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I’m very late to this party but, Wipeout Omega Collection looks amazing in HDR.



  42. John Boylan on February 25, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    I must be dim, but I just bought an XH9505, and I can’t see the difference between HDR and SDR, and in some cases (Spiderman, for one) SDR looks better.



  43. Nikhil Dewangan on February 25, 2021 at 10:41 pm

    We need more 480p60 hdr videos on youtube



  44. Vesselin Krastev on February 25, 2021 at 10:43 pm

    Got a new phone recently and came back to watch this on HDR. It does look cool. I don’t know if I’m blown away exactly but the difference is definitely obvious. Then again, I’m not sure how well my phone’s screen compares to a high end TV.



  45. FadedKamui on February 25, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    My main question is how in the world did you get it to automatically tone map down to SDR? I’ve watched this on Youtube in both HDR and SDR and both look fantastic through Youtube… How did you upload an HDR video without destroying the SDR quality?! :O



  46. Laughing Man on February 25, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    So THIS is why I bought a Β£1000 phone.



  47. Vincent G. on February 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    HDR offer to cover 70% of colorimetric spectre of human visibility (1 billion colors) instead of 30% for SDR (65 millions colors), and i can see all newbies only focus and thinking than HDR is "light" effects and nits power…
    HDR add more colors shade (a lot) and so add more realistics colors. A HDR scene have more presence than SDR.
    Last but no least, forget HDR on LCD who is far from OLED and dont fall in samsung trap with QLED who is a old tech you using already (LCD).



  48. Harrison McCartney on February 25, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I like how he calls it "Hache-DR".



  49. Di General (Why do people always argue in my reply/comment section) on February 25, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    Watched this video on my laptop, then on my S10 and its sooo different



  50. The Stevo on February 25, 2021 at 10:49 pm

    I’m watching on an LG C9,and while it does look better,i’m just not seeing this ‘stunning/amazing’ effect everyone is on about.