This is the best any 'Star Wars' game has ever looked

In the new “Star Wars Battlefront,” you’re given a sandbox of “Star Wars” characters and worlds to play in.

It’s very pretty — one of the best-looking games on any system — but doesn’t hold a candle to what one intrepid gamer turned it into. Behold:

No, that isn’t a still from the upcoming “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” — that’s what happens when you apply a new “mod” (modification) to “Star Wars Battlefront” on PC. And no, you can’t do this to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions, sadly; modding games requires a level of access to the guts of a game that you simply can’t access on consoles.

All that aside: Whoa, right?

Everyone one of these images was captured by the mod's creator, Martin Bergman.

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Bergman says that running the mod can be pretty intensive on your computer's processor.

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It apparently drops the framerate pretty dramatically (in the 30-40 frames per second range).

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But it's worth it for these gorgeous visuals, no?

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The amount of detail in the rocks is incredible:

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Even simple geological formations are highly detailed:

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More than just pretty rocks, the lighting is also dramatically improved:

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And even the particle effects of something like a dust cloud are more impressive:

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But maybe you're more into Stormtrooper outfits. This one is tremendously detailed:

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Bergman did more than just swap visuals: he dug into the game's particle effects systems, the lighting, animation, and graphics. The whole enchilada, if you will.

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Just look at that dust cloud!

There are various depths of 'modding' -- in this case, Bergman dug into much more than just the visuals.

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Most of these images are breathtaking without us saying a word. Just look at this stuff:

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The amount of detail on that Stormtrooper is genuinely mind-blowing. Games do not look this good. Period.

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Sneaky sneaky!

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Sadly, even the prettied up version of 'Battlefront' is littered with the (beautiful) corpses of clones.

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So, so many dead clones.

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As if the AT-STs in normal 'Battlefront' aren't intimidating enough, imagine rounding the corner on this guy:

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Watch out!

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Even stuff like backpacks are highly detailed.

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These darker images genuinely look ripped from a film:

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OK, fair enough: these sunny ones look like they're ripped from a film as well. Fine!

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Sadly, there are no images of spacecrafts (like TIE fighters) or hero characters (like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader). But lots of very pretty rock formations!

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And loads of close-ups of Stormtroopers getting ready to bust a cap:

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Bergman says he'll release the mod publicly as soon as it's stable. In the meantime, we'll keep staring at these gorgeous screenshots.

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