These days, photo modes are about as ubiquitous in games as collectibles, but this wasn’t always the case. There were times when we would spend hours positioning the in-game camera just right, before shoving our 2003 digital camera up to the screen and praying we remembered to turn the flash off. Now, photo modes allow us to explore video game environments with freedom while grabbing awesome shots that show just how beautiful games can be. Here are seven games with unbelievably stunning photo modes.
Ghost of Tsushima
Feudal Japan has never looked more gorgeous than in the open-world masterpiece, Ghost of Tsushima. Enjoy the game’s visuals in all their particle-effecty glory with this photo mode.
The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic sequel is bleak, but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of beauty as well.
God of War
Who wouldn’t want to get up close and personal with Kratos? Especially since you can change his expression to a goofy smile.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the closest you can get to exploring ancient Greece without jumping in a time machine.
Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is the closest you can get to exploring the Mushroom Kingdom without jumping in a pipe.
Death Stranding poses a bold question: what if post-apocalyptic America looked just like Iceland? The answer is, it would look fantastic.