Photo modes have lately been popping up in nearly all types of video games, particularly with the release of the Assassin’s Creed Origins and Super Mario Odyssey, a few years ago. Many players have for a long time been trying to capture their gaming achievements through improvised means (often a blurry image of the screen from a smartphone), so the addition of a more accessible and robust in-game photo mode is a highly appreciated accessory.
Nowadays, many video games feature some type of photo mode. If you’re interested in taking some incredible shots, then you need to check these out. With photo modes making a worthwhile appearance in different genres, you’ll definitely find something you can enjoy.
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Look, the mere fact that you live in a post-apocalypse world filled with savage tribes and raging mechadinos does not mean you cannot take great photos when the laughing is just perfect. And boy, the lighting is always perfect in Horizon Zero Dawn.
After realizing that gamers would spend endless hours just looking around and feeling immersed in the elegance of the rebirthed planet, Guerrilla Games ultimately added a photo mode to their open-world IP, complete with multiple poses that Aloy can do to express herself in a more stylish manner.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End is one of the most cinematic and beautiful games you can play on PS4. Regardless of what the smart cracking explorer is doing, if you enter the photo mode when playing Uncharted 4, he always finds a way to look gorgeous. It also helps that the detail-rich surroundings around Nathan look amazingly pretty and the game even allows you to act like a paparazzi during cutscenes.
Super Smash Bros Wii U
The most amazing thing you’ll enjoy when playing Super Smash Bros Wii are the many opportunities it offers for competitive manipulation. The strategy of unexpectedly pausing a game in the middle of an immersive showdown is a dangerous one, but it’s worth it to get to see how your fellow player deals with the sudden freeze-frame amidst the mayhem. After all, if you are fighting really well, why not just zoom in and get some humbling shots to prove your gaming superiority amongst your friends, just incase they start making excuses and feigning ignorance when the game is over.
Super Mario Odyssey
It isn’t a secret that technically each frame of this great game is an ecstatic jambalaya of widespread happiness, so, the game’s photo mode is without a doubt a welcome addition for any game that wants to document the plumbers most recent adventure.
Although the game doesn’t really tell you about the existence of this great feature, the photo mode is available to enjoy from the start. Despite the fact that the options of decorating your snaps with filters and stickers aren’t quite extensive, it doesn’t really matter, because even the already altered snaps of Mario are usually barmy.
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