1) Wolfenstein 3D.
At the time, a real-time 3D ( ok – 2.5D ) game was unheard of! It was the first game that made Amiga / ST owners a bit envious.
When this came out, the jump in visuals was so high that people swore that games couldn’t get any more realistic looking!
3) Gran Turismo 1 ( on Playstation 1 )
The first time I saw real-time reflections being used in a game.
I can’t remember seeing any other game visuals that really jumped out – most other games visuals were evolutionary, rather than revolutionary.
What about the worst visuals ever – Wii Sports / Mii’s. Talk about taking a step back several years!!! Great family gameplay, sh1t graphics.