First off, this is inspired by this thread: https://www.steamgifts.com/discussion/cSW9i/water-analysis-reviewing-water-in-games-since-5pm and the fabulous Screen Archer's Guild!
As Poopman hasn't been online in a year, I doubt he'll mind my taking his idea and running with it. I was searching the SG Discord for it, without much luck. Rusty found that thread and told me I might as well make a group. So, here goes. Credit to him, Poopman, & SAG for the ideas, thanks to you all for the pictures!

The Group Link Yes, the name is awkward, but all of the good names/abbreviations combos were taken (at least the ones I could think of). So, PoBWiG it is.

If you are a fan of water in games--physics, graphics, the tossing (and turning? πŸ˜€) of the waves, the rain drops, etc, please check this group out. It is certainly a community effort. Nothing fancy, no rewards or awards, just a (hopefully) friendly group of people sharing pictures of games in which they enjoyed the looks or action of the water. Some love the calm, others love the spray of waterfalls or waves, still others love the reflections, or how a boat responds in the water. The group is open to all. No requirements or giveaways expected.

Please list games you own, have played, or have watched where you have enjoyed or been impressed with the water graphics or physics. Feel free to upload screenshots of these games!

Again, the only rules are 1) that you enjoyed the looks or physics of the water 2) No NSFW content allowed. 3) Please be nice to each other.

Thank you!!

I have zero intention to be a curator. If this changes (incredibly unlikely), I'll delete this line. πŸ˜‚

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Updated the group permissions (Thanks @Telmi!) so that any member can post on the steam group forums

Games listed in the other thread:

  • Arma 3
  • Bioshock
  • Bioshock 2
  • Depth
  • Dungeon Siege
  • Far Cry
  • Half Life 2
  • Hydrophobia: Prophecy
  • NFS Underground
  • Senua's Sacrifice
  • The Sims 2
  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Subnautica
  • TOCA series
  • Tomb Raider 1
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
  • Vietcong
  • Watch Dogs
  • Wetrix
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New Games (this list may not be updated regularly):

  • AC Odyssey
  • AC Origins
  • AC Rogue
  • American Truck Simulator
  • Beyond Blue
  • Borderlands 2
  • Crysis 3
  • Dear My Cat
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Fallout 4
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Greedfall
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Lost Ember
  • Onimusha 2
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Skyrim
  • Submerged
  • Test Drive
  • Uncharted 4
  • Valheim
  • Witcher 3
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AC:Od is great, too, IMO.

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I recall being impressed with the early bit of AC Rogue's water
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQJxcng-E64)

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I love the idea of this! This may not be the most technically impressive water, but I find the water in Dear My Cat very calming. It has a purple hue with the silhouettes of fish.

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Oh thats indeed calming, very beautiful with the whiteness of those fish floating about

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Glad you enjoyed it too :)

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Here’s one where i really liked taking pictures of the water, it looks really nice.
AC: Origins

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Wow, that spray! It looks so real!

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That's insane, at a glance that really does look like a photo!

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Greedfall:

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Does anyone here remember Onimusha 2 for PS2? There is one segment in the story where you have to cross along a small waterfall and the depiction of running water completely blew me away at that time. That was in 2002.

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You know I'd say pob wig is pretty catchy, easier then pag y wo sg
Oh looks like corpse party is gonna be played next so I can share some of those water picks

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true, true. πŸ˜‚
Looking forward to them!

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well added 4 pictures and sorted out a bit of the list. 1 with picture proof 1 just by name

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Waves in Valheim are fun.

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that mario dude loves his water

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Eeeeh, I prioritize performance over how things look (aka, I pretty much always have any available water effects set to off).
That said, I do have a screenshot from Borderlands 2 of a place which I thought looked pretty nice. I'd imagine the water would look much "nicer" if PhysX, the game's advanced liquid physics option, is enabled but my graphics card absolutely cannot handle it. :P

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No worries; I do the same thing. I had greedfall's water set to low, and overall graphics not above medium, but was still impressed by those waterfalls, lakes, etc. Screenshots really don't do it justice.

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Looks great to me even if it doesn't have the liquid physics thing you said

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You might like this game: What Lives Below
Steam Link (Not Released Yet)
Itch demo link

1 month ago
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Thank you for the links--I'll look into it!

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned Sea of Thieves. It has some of the best looking water and physics I've ever seen. The gameplay however looks incredibly dull
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGogFt4bhTM

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I've watched cliff terios who did some story episodes on it, it definitely looks like it will get dull after a couple of fights. It was always pretty much the same thing of we found someone, we either die or kill them repeat. Water is definitely nice though and you can feel the change when you jump into the water

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Thanks!

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Someone in the other thread mentioned Need For Speed. I think it was the original Test Drive that was the first driving game I played that had rain. Playing it back then I was so impressed that when you entered a tunnel the rain would stop.

Different times. lol

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I can't imagine someone saying that out loud with a serious face "As Poopman hasn't been online in a year" :D

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Well, yes, but I didn't have to say it out loud, thankfully! πŸ˜‰ πŸ€” πŸ˜†

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Witcher 3

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oh very pretty almost makes me want to play the witcher games

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Wow, beautiful! Thanks!

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I found the water to be quite lovely to behold in Fallout 4. I took a bunch of screenshots, but I'm not sure any of them carried over when I installed Steam onto my new PC.

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I hope you didn't lose them for good! I've perma-lost files before, and it is somewhere between "a pain" and "annoying."

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How did I forget to mention Submerged (of which someone already mentioned above)?!?

I have a LOT of screenshots on my Profile if you'd be interested in checking them out! :)

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Thanks!

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A friend just sent my this video from Horizon Zero Dawn:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot3UWXRCOTQ

1 month ago
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Giving this a bump anyway but i see you changed the bottom line, you would need to play a lot more then just 1 game to do the whole curator thing

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I figure I will never be one, as it would involve a lot more work than i care for, but I also figured "I ought not promise just in case in 5 years I (incredibly unlikely) change my mind."

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Yeah I've seen a couple of peoples games and its insane. I've only done 1 review and thats bcuz I was given the key but like i'm not great at talking so its way to much pressure. I cant imagine doing it with tiny games either, normally by the time I finish them its like huh did any of that actually go in did I like it?

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The first game where I enjoyed the water was skyrim, it may be old, but for its time I found it beautiful.
+with mods you can increase the quality even more

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I own newrim but have yet to play it; thanks for the recommendation!

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seriously no mention of grand theft auto 5? too obvious i guess Β―\(ツ)/Β―

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also valheim. its beauty kinda lies in its simplicity, doesnt really shine on screenshots - better seen in gameplay. but damn impressive for a game with the size of 1gb.

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I've never played any of the GTA games, so I wouldn't know. Thanks, though!

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Cant have a water discussion complete without Crysis 3, can we? Also, is this restricted to just PC games? I think Uncharted 4 has some of the most gorgeous water physics

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All games are good here. Be it pc or gameboy! As long as you like it, it doesn't matter where its from
Never played/watched it before but found an amazing photo, I really need to watch those games

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I really need an Uncharted walking sim or narrative game (like LiS) in my life! The way it ended, its perfectly set up for a calm end to Nathan Drake's story before someone else picks up his gears. Definitely worth a watch, if not possible to play it. Really hope Sony brings the entire series to PC now that it's finally seen the conclusion and a new entry is reportedly in the works!

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Do you have there, you know, giveaways? :glare:

As group recruitment it to gather users for GA groups, not "I like water graphic" group I'm afraid :blobevil:

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Er, I see that

One of the primary aspects of your group needs to be SteamGifts or gifting using our platform.

I thought that as long as most of the conversation was occurring here on SG, we met the firs requirement and we didn't need to have giveaways? So far, only a handful of comments have occurred on steam as opposed to here; we're primarily using steam as an image hosting site.
If the mods disagree; I can move this to #User-Projects or gasp create a giveaway once in a while. πŸ€”

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temporarily moved to user projects awaiting (very patiently so take your time please) a response because I am genuinely confused.

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I thought that as long as most of the conversation was occurring here on SG, we met the firs requirement and we didn't need to have giveaways?

I do feel like there is difference between Steam groups that come here to farm followers, and groups of SG people that are centered around some topic and then decide to make Steam group about it. Still, this distinction is subjective and we can't use it to allow some groups without GAs to be in Group Recruitment. As group recruitment purpose is clear - make it easier to find members for giveaway groups. Not "I like ketchup and digimons, come to enjoy my cat photos" groups. It's not advertisement place for random Steam groups, but board where people can say "I have idea for new giveaway group, come join me". Same reason why we don't allow promoting user social media in the forum, it's only allowed in the GA descriptions.

It would be easier if SG groups would be in-site functionality - you invite people to group that has nothing to do with Steam. But it's not :P

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Thank you for your explanation and thought process--I appreciate it! I'll leave it in user-projects, then.

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