The Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games

lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011 , Posted by admin at 15:19

The Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games

We rank the best games of Sony's console
It's time to decide the greatest PlayStation 3 games of all time. For more than a year, we've left the IGN list of the Top 25 PlayStation 3 games speak for itself, but the games industry is not a static place. New must-haves come out, sequels best originals, and games that were once masterpieces show their age. With that in mind, we set out to update our ever-changing list of PS3 hits.

Below, you'll find the 25 games we think you need to play to see the best of the best on Sony's current console. This year, we've removed downloadable games as there's a standalone Top 25 PlayStation Network games list.So, take a gander and let us know what your top 25 PS3 games are in the comments below.

How did we make the list? Listen to this episode of Podcast Beyond to find out!

25-Burnout Paradise
Released January 22, 2008

 There isn't much to say about Burnout Paradise -- it's pretty much the perfect racing game. It's beautiful, it's deep and Criterion has been continually supporting it since launch in 2008. Motorcycles, a DeLorean knockoff, tracks and more have been just some of the additions to this online racer, and now it's less than $10. All of it. The deal is insane, and the game still handles like a dream

24-Demon's Souls
October 6, 2009

Truth be told, Demon's Souls is a polarizing title. Some hate the game because it's so old school, but others are drawn to it for that very reason. You need to crawl through environments slaying monsters. If you die, you have to restart at the beginning of the level and make it back to your stuff. Fail, and all your progress is lost. Still, Demon's Souls is a huge game with tons to do and just the right mix of sadomasochism and addictive gameplay.

23-Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time
Released October 27, 2009

There are few franchises more synonymous with the PlayStation brand than Insomniac's Ratchet & Clank series. The most recent entry into the saga on PlayStation 3 was A Crack in Time, a great game that not only takes full advantage of PS3's tech, but keeps the series' beloved characters, humor and weapons intact as well. A Crack in Time is a standout action-platformer that's both challenging and accessible, one of the hallmarks of Ratchet & Clank since the PlayStation 2 days and the singular reason why Ratchet & Clank games have such broad appeal

22-Resistance: Fall of Man

Released November 13, 2006

Launch titles are especially important for any console as it rushes out of the gate, and the PlayStation 3 was no exception. Back in the fall of 2006, many gamers were surprised to learn that Insomniac, the makers of Ratchet & Clank and Spyro, would be working on a first-person shooter to help push the PS3 out of the door. That game was Resistance: Fall of Man, a dark, dreary game that took place in an alternate history where aliens are quickly seizing control of the Earth. Fall of Man's deep, lengthy gameplay is still much-revered today and helped push the Resistance series as one of PS3's most important.


Released October 20, 2009

There are few games on the list that outright surprised as many people as Borderlands did. A FPS-RPG from Gearbox Software, Borderlands' paltry story and shallow characters were easily eclipsed by its deep quest-based gameplay, sprawling environments and deadly enemies. One of Borderlands' greatest strengths, however, was its online cooperative gameplay as well as your ability to find literally limitless permutations of weapons in which to arm yourself with. Don't let Borderlands' laughable box art fool you; this is one hell of an engrossing game.

20-Valkyria Chronicles

Released November 4, 2008

You could make the case for Valkyria Chronicles being hard to describe -- it's a turn-based strategy role-playing game mixed with anime and some third-person shooter mechanics -- but we think that's a cop out. Call it "great" and move on. Lead your troops through an alternate 1930s Europe, fight for freedom, and build your squad as you see fit. Beautiful art and award-winning gameplay combine for something every PS3 player should try. Now, SEGA, patch it with Trophies.

19-Fallout: New Vegas

Released October 21, 2010

Developer Obsidian often gets a
 lot of grief for its games, but Fallout: New Vegas shouldn't be one of the titles people complain about. A larger and deeper version of Fallout initially designed in Bethesda's Fallout 3, New Vegas promises hundreds of hours of immersion. There's no way to see and do everything the game has to offer in a short amount of time, which is one of New Vegas' great draws. And unlike Fallout 3, New Vegas offers gamers a quest that's completely gray. The choices you make are nebulous, and it's never really clear if you're playing a good guy or a bad guy. This alone makes New Vegas one of the most unique and worthwhile experiences on PlayStation 3.

18-Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Released June 12, 2008

Yes, IGN gave Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots a perfect 10 out of 10 and now we're not even letting it crack the Top 15 PS3 games, but stick with us -- MGS4 is the perfect finale to Solid Snake's story. It takes the stealth action of the series, tosses in a bunch of optic camouflage, and tries to tie-up four games worth of crazy plotlines. For fans, it's amazing -- it's beautiful, fun and answers a ton of questions. For everyone else, it leaves them wondering what the hell that monkey is doing with a can of soda and why the cutscenes are so long.

17-Dead Space 2

Released January 25, 2011

Dead Space 2 takes everything that was awesome about the original Dead Space -- the tight corridors, the horrible monsters, the weapons -- and amplifies it. But that isn't what makes Dead Space 2 so good. It's the internal struggle of protagonist Isaac Clarke. Whereas Nathan Drake can wipe out 3,000 pirates and crack off a one-liner in the next game, Isaac begins the game wrecked. The horrors he saw in Dead Space have broken him, and while the sequel is all about dismembering monsters, it's also about piecing this guy's mind back together. Heavy stuff for a game that tries to scare you with spider-aliens exploding from a fat guy's gut.


Released May 26, 2009

Original superheroes in games don't happen all that often, so when developer Sucker Punch (makers of the first three Sly Cooper games) announced Infamous, comic nerds held their breath. Luckily, everything worked out. In Infamous, players take on the role of Cole MacGrath. An explosion turned Empire City into a walled city of super-powered people, and Cole has to decide if he wants to use his electricity-based powers fight the good fight or rule the playground. A sandbox game, Infamous gives you your powers, some cool comic cutscenes and turns you loose.


Released October 21, 2010

It's a shame that more people didn't play Vanquish, because its third-person shooting mechanics are among the best of the generation. Developed by Platinum Games, Vanquish tells the story of a futuristic Earth where a densely-populated planet has everyone on edge. The United States and Russia do battle both on Earth and in space, and that's where your character, Sam Gideon, comes into play. Vanquish has been talked about as what a GI Joe game could have and should have been, and with good reason. The over-the-top enemies you're fighting invoke GI Joe, as do the awesome vehicles, while the sci-fi story keeps the narrative moving quickly.

Released July 26, 2011

As the gaming industry moves forward, it seems that many of the games we get are derivative of other titles and genres. There are plenty of shooters to go around, for instance. But every so often, something comes out that's so radically unlike anything else that came before it that it's hard to ignore. One such game is Catherine, a title from Atlus. Catherine tells the story of a man who is cheating on his girlfriend.

The story is told through nightmare sequences that require gamers to traverse gruelingly-difficult block puzzles. Those sequences are broken-up by awesome story-telling interludes that make the entire game come together, quite the feat for something that's so authentically unique

Released October 21, 2008

BioShock shoved something into first-person shooters you don't always see -- story. Players start adrift in the ocean -- the plane they were on has crashed -- and find an elevator to an underwater world that's all sorts of screwed up. Rapture, a utopia created by industrialist Andrew Ryan, has seen better days, and by using weapons and hacking a bunch of super-abilities known as plasmids, it was up to us to set the world right -- or at least survive it.

12-Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Released November 20, 2007

It took over a year, but by the end of 2007, PlayStation 3 finally had a Triple-A game that had the gaming masses drooling all over themselves. That game was Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. A third-person action-adventure title from Naughty Dog, the creators of Crash Bandicoot and Jak & Daxter, Drake's Fortune told the story of Nathan Drake, an adventurer distantly related to the famous explorer Francis Drake. Nathan's exploits are now the stuff of PlayStation legend, and Drake's Fortune is where the series kicked-off. And as many would rightfully argue, Uncharted is now easily the most important exclusive franchise on Sony's console.

11-God of War III

Released March 16, 2010

The bar was high for Kratos' true PlayStation 3 debut. The God of War franchise was known for being one of the most beautiful and brutal franchises in the PlayStation stable, so it's leap to HD needed to be nothing short of jaw-dropping. Sony Santa Monica delivered. The (supposed) finale in Kratos' story took us up against lowly thugs, huge monsters, and even the Gods themselves. Whether we were pounding someone's face in from the beaten's perspective or pulling off a massive combo, we were enjoying ourselves in God of War III.

10-Grand Theft Auto IV
Released April 29, 2008

Millions upon millions of gamers live for a game like Grand Theft Auto IV. Set in an impressively large and diverse sandbox known as Liberty City, Grand Theft Auto IV puts you in the role of Niko Bellic, an Eastern European immigrant who comes to the United States for the very first time. It's in the seedy Liberty City that his exploits begin, as he claws his way up from obscurity to a force to be reckoned with. All of the classic GTA mechanics are here, from jacking cars to killing just about anyone you come across. But in size, scope and polish alone, Grand Theft Auto IV is a marvel worthy of any game fan's admiration

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