Widescreen 21:9 monitors can provide a great experience in modern and even old games if they are adapted to the new image format. New 34-inch Ultra-WQHD monitor Samsung Odyssey OLED The G8 provides unparalleled immersion and image quality during gaming, so we’ve made a selection of games that maximize its capabilities.
One of the most technologically advanced games at the moment – Cyberpunk 2077 – is a strong argument in favor of the Odyssey OLED G8. You play in the first person, so the extra wide screen heightens the immersion in the post-apocalyptic world of the game. Walking around the Japan Town district with raytracing is incredibly breathtaking, and the shootouts in cars become even more dynamic.
A massive story DLC called Phantom Liberty is coming soon, and it might look even better than the main game.
Forza Horizon 5
This is the perfect match for the Odyssey OLED G8, because only they convey the feeling of high speed as elegantly. How about the idea of enjoying the incredible Mexican scenery from the driver’s seat? Or in other modes, there is even a hood mode. If you are the owner of a gaming steering wheel for cars, then in combination with an Ultrawide monitor, the game turns into an absolutely fantastic experience.
Forza Horizon 4 also supports this technology, but the fifth part better reveals the potential of ultra-wide screens, because the setting of Mexico is brighter than that of Great Britain. Although the addition of Lego Speed Champions from the four will definitely not leave anyone indifferent on an Ultra-WQHD monitor, the main thing is to refrain from buying a set in real life.
It would be a real crime not to mention this masterpiece from Ukrainian developers from 4A Games. If the previous games mainly took place underground, then in this part we were finally given the opportunity to walk through the ruins of russia, which looks just like a fairy tale on the Ultrawide monitor. The ultra-wide screen enhances the atmosphere of the apocalypse, sometimes it seems that there is nothing at all, and the world outside the Moscow metro is just a desert filled with vile mutants. So, Must Have.
Everyone knows that Hideo Kojima is a genius and makes his games as cinematic as possible. This feature of the author was transferred to Death Stranding with a screen resolution of 3360×1440 pixels. The “cinematic” innovation causes small vertical black bars on the sides, quite thin, but such that they do not interfere with the gameplay, and in cut-scenes they even create a positive impression and it seems that you are watching a real movie. The effect is enhanced by the presence on the screen of such famous actors as: Guillermo del Toro, Léa Seydoux, Norman Reedus, Mads Mikkelsen, etc. and all of them have gorgeous facial animations.
Overall, the game looks incredible. You’ll be moving around a large virtual world as a courier, and it’s much more convenient to do that with a monitor like the Odyssey OLED G8 to cover as much space as possible. The landscape of the game is very reminiscent of Iceland, and when you stand on a high mountain and look at the magnificent scenery, it is difficult to hold back your emotions. There are also hours of cutscenes with actors of the first magnitude on the ultra-wide screen.
The game is available in standard version on Xbox Game Pass on PC.
Marvel’s Spider Man
The former PlayStation exclusive, when using the ultra-wide screen format, will allow players to feel like a real Spider-Man. With the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor, the game becomes even more dynamic, and flying on the web around the city adds speed. Unlike Sony’s other port, Horizon Zero Dawn, all cutscenes have been scaled and resized, so we can see a very smooth transition between gameplay and story. After experiencing the 21:9 format, you will definitely not want to go back to 16:9.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Do you want to fly at the helm of the An-225 “Mriya”? This game will allow you to feel the corresponding experience, which in real life, unfortunately, will not be realized for some time. In order to understand the advantage of the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor, just fly from Kyiv to Donetsk, or to any major city in the world, and these are truly incredible sensations. And people who have a special controller that simulates the control system of an airplane will be even more delighted.
Strategies are not a very technological genre, it would seem that what is so new about the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor?
In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, you can see a much larger scale of the game map, which makes the process of developing your own civilization much more convenient, since you need to move the cursor less on the screen, the whole empire is in the palm of your hand. In Europa Universalis IV, you can generally place the entire map on the screen. And if we mention RTS (Real-Time Strategy), your armies in other formats have never looked as epic and large-scale as on the Odyssey OLED G8.
Ultra widescreen option is supported by Stellaris, Crusader Kings III, Dune: SpiceWars, Humankind, Old World, Age of Empires series, and everywhere the gameplay becomes more comfortable.
All games (except Old World) are available on Xbox Game Pass on PC.
All sandbox games and any survival, building, fishing, exploration, etc.
The situation is the same as in the case of strategies. A larger screen gives us more information about the world around us. The Stardew Valley game example best illustrates the new possibilities with the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor. When rebuilding your country house, there is always a problem with assessing the scale of the available territory, now it is very easy to measure and understand how to make everything aesthetically and beautifully.
You will definitely appreciate how good your Factorio factory will look on a 21:9 monitor. At the same time, more resources are visible on the map.
With an ultra-widescreen monitor, all games in space become many times cooler, No Man’s Sky confirms this thesis. I’m looking forward to Starfield, it will be just cosmic emotions! In Subnautica, we finally get the feeling of being in a mask underwater, as our side vision is also involved in the game.
An additional list of games that support Ultrawide monitors: Satisfactory, Minecraft, Valheim, TheLong Dark and many more interesting games of a similar genre or genres.
Minecraft, Valheim, No Man’s Sky available on Xbox Game Pass on PC.
Shooters and eSports
If strategies and sandboxes with Odyssey OLED G8 become more convenient, then when playing shooters or in eSports, you will have a definite advantage over opponents, thanks to the use of side vision. It’s now easier to see a demon in Doom from the side or an enemy army soldier in Battlefield, and the extra detail helps you navigate the terrain faster. Destiny 2 with its giant planets on the whole screen is mesmerizing.
Ultra-wide monitors in games of the MOBA genre (Dota 2, League of Legends) generally put owners in a cheating situation, because you can see more of the playing field than your opponents. There have been cases where Valve has even mistakenly blocked players with UltraWide monitors due to a clear advantage on the battlefield using the scale of the map.
Interesting fact: Diablo II: Resurrected, which has the same top view, included support for ultra-widescreen monitors until the developers saw that players could attack monsters with greater visibility, and the latter opportunities are deprived, which essentially “breaks” the game. Unfortunately, the function has been removed, but we hope that everything will be done properly in Diablo IV.
The entire series of Doom and Battlefield games are available on Xbox Game Pass on PC.
The entire Battlefield series is available with an EA Play subscription.
A few words about old games, because sometimes you want to play, for example, Half-Life 2 and… Surprisingly, this game supports Ultrawide monitors and looks cool even in 2023! Now it will definitely be more difficult for opponents to attack by surprise.
Dead Space 2008 supports high resolution, which is also a nice bonus.
Some games, such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, need to manually change the screen resolution in the settings, there are community patches available for this.
Decade-old games don’t look as impressive as newer releases, but the Odyssey OLED G8 monitor still adds some charm to projects that have been optimized by developers or the community.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and 2008’s Dead Space are available on Xbox Game Pass on PC.
Dead Space 2008 is available with an EA Play subscription.
With the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 34-inch Ultra-WQHD monitor, you can get the most out of all these games. It allows you to fully immerse yourself in the game thanks to the curvature of 1800R, the aspect ratio of 21:9 and the high resolution of 3440×1440 points.
The monitor supports adaptive synchronization and AMD Freesync Premium Pro, while its ultra-fast OLED matrix provides a response time of only 0.03 ms and a refresh rate of 175 Hz.
Thanks to the quantum dots in the OLED matrix and the Neo Quantum processor Odyssey OLED G8 provides high-quality images with maximum color coverage and ultra-deep black color, which is confirmed by the DisplayHDR True Black 400 certification.
You can learn more about the Odyssey OLED G8, its capabilities and availability on Samsung‘s official website.