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.
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
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
Released November 4, 2008
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
Released May 26, 2009
Released October 21, 2010
Released July 26, 2011
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
12-Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Released November 20, 2007
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
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