Ask DN: What video games have the best UI?

over 8 years ago from TJ Taylor, Design Director @ Benchmark

  • David IngledowDavid Ingledow, over 8 years ago (edited over 8 years ago )

    All these comments appear to be focussed on the placement of pixels for HUDs and menu systems, rather than how we use the interface. For me Mirror's Edge has the best UI. The red objects that are interactive make the gameplay simple, intuitive and non-obstructive.

    mirror's edge

    4 points
    • Corin EdwardsCorin Edwards, over 8 years ago

      Agreed, just about everything in this thread are awful interfaces IMO. Clumsy and full of friction, rarely intuitive, and often vulgar in appearance. Everything glowing like 90s fantasy art.

      It's baffling to me that so few games are unwilling to let go of the superimposition of user interface despite the fact that everything in the world is created anyway...

      3 points
    • Nathan NNathan N, over 8 years ago

      Mirror's Edge along with Deadspace are really good examples of games with Diagetic UI's

      0 points
    • Sindri AvaruusSindri Avaruus, over 8 years ago

      Mirror's Edge is an amazing piece of work. The stark, white environment with colourful informative coding has been an inspiration to me for a very long time :)

      0 points