Because it's summer and the heat is practically unbearable and the general tendency of people is to gravitate towards the water where we naturally came from, I chance upon this. The gorgeously rendered Vulcano island in Crysis. Of course, game graphics is astounding us by leaps and bounds every year. But this alone, just because it involves a lush tropical getaway, already has me awed big time.
Related: A listing of jaw-dropping game graphics from Wired. Although, as one commenter argues, it should be "game visuals" instead of graphics.