Rob's Top PS3 Games

There are too many good games that were released on the PlayStation 3. There weren't too many games that I disliked, even when I went crazy on trophy hunting some of the crap games were actually not too terrible. It took me awhile to compile this list and it probably won't be too long until this ends up changing!


15. Heavy Rain

SHAUN! If this came out today, I feel like it would've been devoured by memes. Heavy Rain was a game my friends and I played through a ton in attempt to get every ending possible. Though most of the time we ended up joking about some of the terrible dialogue/voice acting, the game was still an enjoyable experience.

14. Resistance 2

The Resistance series was a mature endeavor for Insomniac Games (Spyro The Dragon and Ratchet & Clank). Resistance was treading new territory for them. Using their resources wisely they were able to make a great First Person Shooter that was able to compete among some of the top shooters of that time period. Resistance 2 was the high point in the series with its sequel falling a bit short in my opinion.

13. LittleBigPlanet

The game where creativity makes the most of your experience. The single-player was great but it was creating your own and playing other user's levels that made the game so special. A one of a kind game at the time left me enamored with it's cutesy (and sometimes challenging) platforming.

12. Sleeping Dogs

People praise Grand Theft Auto but it lacks in comparison to Sleeping Dogs. The story, gameplay, and characters are overall more appealing in Sleeping Dogs as opposed to Grand Theft Auto. Of course that is just my opinion. I feel this game rightfully deserves a sequel to expand more on the story of Wei.

11. Demon's Souls

If you haven't played this yet and still have a PS3 or know a friend that has one. Borrow it and play this. Demon's Souls is the precursor to the Dark Souls series, and is the best out of the 4 games released. It's well known now that these games aren't for everybody. It doesn't you mean you shouldn't try it. You should.

10. InFamous

SuckerPunch (Sly Cooper) tried their hands at something a bit different to celebrate the PS3. Infamous is an incredible adventure game with an interesting storyline with a little twist. Giving you the option to be the city's hero or villain.




9. Brutal Legend

Tim Schafer and his team at Double Fine were able to create a fantastic world around the love of Heavy Metal music. Everything from Glam Metal to Death Metal, Brutal Legend had it. Including characters voiced by Jack Black, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Halford, Lemmy Kilmister, Lita Ford, and Tim Curry. The soundtrack as well is amazing, including 107 songs from 75 different bands along with over 70 hours of original score. The gameplay had a few rough edges. Combining action-adventure with certain points of the game turning into an RTS. The RTS parts can be a little stressful and threw the game into some controversy. EA not wanting any of the RTS sections being shown in any advertising left a bad taste in reviewers mouths when that was approached. All in all I still enjoyed it. While it definitely had it's issues and the game could've benefited well enough without it and replaced it with a solid Hack & Slash gameplay style. Overall if you're into music it's a game I would highly recommend. Hopefully they can bring a sequel to us!

8. Ni No Kuni

Ni No Kuni is made by Level-5 (Dark Cloud) with partnership from Studio Ghibli. The result? One of the best JRPG games on the console. The combination of fun gameplay and even better animation easily catapulted Ni No Kuni to the near top of my list.

7. Dante's Inferno

With plenty of games coming out that were influenced by God of War, Dante's Inferno took the genre with a familiar formula and with it's unique setting and perfected it. I revisit the game from time to time and still enjoy myself. Traveling through the Nine Circles of Hell was an amazing experience and the team of artists behind it don't get enough credit.


6. Dead Space

In my opinion, the best horror game available on the system. Dead Space is one of the most atmospheric and terrifying games I've ever played. A good chunk of the time it envokes pure terror, leaving you dreading the next turn. The recurring enemies, Necromorphs, require you to cut off their limbs in order to take them out.

5. Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time

There is no such thing as a bad Ratchet & Clank game, and A Crack in Time is easily my favorite in the whole series. The platforming was excellent along with the story. Playing as this iconic duo is a pure joy from start to finish.

4. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

What more can be said about this game that already has been? Everything about Modern Warfare 2 influenced FPS and gaming as a whole. Controls, multiplayer, story modes, everything changed to accommodate to the fever that Modern Warfare 2 was causing. There are a lot of games out there that left me spending weeks-months of my life playing but this takes the cake. To be able to go back to those days...

3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Naughty Dog is one of the top developers in gaming. From the Crash Bandicoot series and Jak and Daxter, they brought us two new IPs during this console generation. The first one being Uncharted. The Uncharted series is phenomenal. With it's well written characters and voice acting it was an instant hit. The sequel of Drake's Fortune, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves topped it in every way. Gameplay was smoother, the environments were better designed, the characters both recurring and new were so much better. Most "Blockbuster" games you play today was heavily influenced by Uncharted 2. If you go back and play through it, you'll notice.

2. Metal Gear Solid 4

One of the greatest gaming sendoffs ever. Each act felt like it could've been released on it's own. Being able to play as Old Snake and watch him slowly deteriorate is one of the most memorable gaming experiences I have ever had. Yes, the game had HOURS of cutscenes, but the payoff of them was more than satisfying. Not to mention the last fight in the game. My God.

1. Last of Us

The second new IP that Naughty Dog created this generation and it's amazing. It's widely praised by both critics and players alike and if you haven't played it yet that's a problem. You don't even need a PS3, if you have a PS4 it's been out remastered for a few years now. If you don't have either ask a friend that has one if you can play it. It's a hell of a single-player experience and it keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. I can't wait for The Last of Us II!

Honorable Mentions:
The Club
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Vanquish
Godfather 2
Warhawk

There really are too many good games on this system. I would type more but I feel that it would be overkill.
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