The PlayStation 3 was launched more than a decade ago; two younger and newer models have hit the market since then. However, not because of the advances and improved gameplay of the most recent consoles, we must not forget the titles that we can now consider classics. Nostalgia time! Check out our list of the best PS3 games of all time
Grand theft auto v
The latest installment of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) is a benchmark in terms of open-world design and narrative. The beautiful and bustling streets and back roads of Los Santos are packed with things to do, while the title’s unprecedented three-lead system propels you through a gripping storyline filled with gorgeous multi-layered heists and unforgettable sequences that make for this somewhat memorable game and a classic where they exist.
Red dead redemption
Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption (RDR) remains the undisputed hit of 2010. It is essentially a GTA title set in the Wild West and draws on all the Western cliches. The desert region that John Marston traverses as a former bandit is vast, dotted with memorable characters and a variety of optional activities, including everything from racing and ropes to poker and hunting.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Playing as the older adult Snake could easily have been a disaster, but Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4) took the series in a brilliant direction with the use of gadgets like the camouflage suit, a robot friend, and the groundbreaking. Pshyque Meter. From a technical perspective, it was one of the most impressive feats of the era, from the visuals to the gameplay to the script itself.
The story, like the games in the previous series, takes some unexpected twists that will confuse and amuse you in equal measure. With a sequence of scenes of movie-like footage, MGS4 ends with a surprising bang. MGS4 was a more than worthy addition to the Metal Gear saga and is commonly seen as one of the best stealth games of all time.
The Souls saga has earned a reputation for being the standard when it comes to hard-to-finish video games. Demon Souls started the From Software series, but it was Dark Souls that brought the franchise to the general public and for good reason. Although Dark Souls is an open-world game with a dizzying number of variants and secrets, it can aptly be described as an epic race.
You have to master the methodical combat and learn the strategies of their evil bosses to reach the top. Even the first bosses felt like an immense obstacle, making each victory sweeter than the last. Dark Souls is also known for its errors and inconsistencies. However, instead of diminishing the experience, the strange occurrences and errors in the performances contributed to its romantic charm.
Dead Space seemed like the perfect combination of horror and action. Developed by the now defunct Visceral Games, it takes us on a repair mission for engineer Isaac Clarke of the USG Ishimura spacecraft. Naturally, things quickly went awry when Clarke realized that the crew had been killed and turned into terrifying creatures, called necromorphs.
With a captivating atmosphere, the brilliant action game that is Dead Space allowed users to eliminate necromorphs member by member with technological devices. With brilliant and expert pacing, he kicked off the best horror action trilogy of the time.
The last of us
Despite an uneven combat system and a lack of multiplayer content, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us became one of the most engaging console titles of all generations. Its fantastic visual design, rich voice acting, and choice-based gameplay combine to support incredible, mature storytelling.
The compelling relationship between Joel and Ellie as they fight back as best they can in post-apocalyptic America is memorable, to say the least, so memorable that the game was quickly remastered for PlayStation 4. Simply put: a cinematic masterpiece.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2 doesn’t really deviate from the first title in the Naughty Dog series, which is pretty cool. Once again, it stars world-class treasure hunter Nathan Drake and an entourage of familiar faces. Like its predecessor, it seamlessly combines platforming and shooting with a riveting story and deep levels of exploration. Competitive gaming and multiplayer modes add to the fun, offering an attractive perks system designed to keep you engaged beyond the 10-hour campaign.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin’s Creed V: Unity looks horrible, but this is largely because Black Flag was downright riveting. It features all the hallmarks of the series – high-flying stunts, fluid combat system, and more – while showcasing a vibrant open world where naval combat and dynamic progression systems reign. The story that revolves around the protagonist Edward Kenway is also fascinating and, although it has a somewhat repetitive character, it somehow manages to paint a less sad portrait of pirates and life on the high seas than most modern media.
Batman: Arkham City
The atmospheric and crowded metropolis of Gotham has never looked more attractive than Arkham City . The fantastic adventure sees you battling and rising above the city as everyone’s favorite superhero, before descending through the streets and engaging in fast-paced combat with a group of notable Batman characters using your fists or a host of other weapons. The story itself is filled with a vast variety of side quests and nerdtastic lore, plus the voices of Mark Hamill and Kevin Conroy.
Shadow of the Colossus
Fumito Ueda’s Shadow of the Colossus was already great on the PlayStation 2, but trust us it’s even better remastered on the PS3. The larger-than-life title has you play as the game’s two heroes, Wander and his horse Argo, crawling through a bleak landscape as you work to defeat a host of colossi and awaken your beautiful maiden from her dreams.
Colossus fights make boss battles in any other game seem small and prosaic. The short story and accompanying score are beautifully orchestrated, as are the updated visuals, but it’s the way the puzzles and action mechanics intertwine that make it unlike anything else.
Simply put, Journey is a third-person adventure where you cross the desert as a figure in red in search of a mountain. Yet it is as much a work of artistic expression as it is a video game, delighting in dazzling animation and a highly interpretive story that is never clearly defined throughout the short duration of the game. However, it is a pleasure to play alone or with any anonymous stranger who may enter your game without warning. In addition, sliding and surfing in the sand provide movement as dynamic as music.
Acclaimed game designer Ken Levine knows how to tell a great story – BioShock Infinite is the proof. The elevated and vibrant world of the city of Columbia is a feast to behold, whether on foot or in an aerial car. Like any good story, Infinite can also manipulate your emotions with its incredible voice work and mind-blowing plot that will blow your mind. Plus, you can customize the playstyle to suit your preferences, with a rewarding arsenal of stunts, weapons, and upgrades to make you feel like more than just a man trying to purge the sins of his past.
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare was a watershed for the franchise and for first-person shooters (FPS) in general. For starters, he brought WWII shooters into the modern era, with a contemporary single-player campaign that raised the bar for the genre. To date, it is one of the best and most emotional campaigns ever made. In addition, this was the title that unleashed the Call of Duty multiplayer craze for consoles.
Thanks to its precise mechanics, an addictive class system, and flawless maps, Modern Warfare quickly became the role model for multiplayer shooters . More than a decade after its launch, fans continue to enjoy Modern Warfare thanks to a version adapted for current consoles.
The Resistance series , developed by Insomniac Games, saved its best game for last. Set in an extremely cool version of the 1950s full of grotesque aliens, each mission managed to outperform the one before. The fast-paced and over-the-top combat made Resistance 3 a joy to play , though it was its moving story that brought the trilogy to its grand conclusion.
Despite being a sci-fi series full of fantastic elements, Resistance 3’s story about how to protect the family was both surprising and moving. Although Insomniac has done other things since this underrated trilogy reached its conclusion, Resistance 3 remains one of its best proposals.
Platform video games
LittleBigPlanet’s third installment is as quirky and playful as any platform title Sumo Digital has released to date. It stands out with its mind-blowing level editor and the opulence of gadgets it offers, although its ineffective tutorials and certain glitches interrupt the game from time to time. The new characters and items substantially change the mechanics of platforming titles, with convenient ways to fly and climb walls.
Playing Portal 2 is a pleasure, as long as you can ignore how long it takes to load and its low level of replayability. It features a good series of spatially oriented puzzles that revolve around the Portal Gun, much like its predecessor, and includes a single-player campaign (with story) and a two-player co-op (with less story). .
Role playing games
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch
Ni no Kuni is charming. There are those who describe it as Chrono Trigger mixed with Pokémon in the style of Studio Ghibli, who also collaborated with the animation of the game. It is an extensive adventure that revolves around a simple boy named Oliver who seeks to transform himself into a sorcerer in hopes of defeating evil and saving his mother.
Its timeless world is sumptuous and creative, from dialogue to enemies, characters and settings. Plus, the emotional themes make up for the troublesome mechanics. And Drippy is one of the best companions one could ask for.
Fallout: New Vegas
New Vegas develops the winning formula that Bethesda created in Fallout 3 . This role-playing game features an extensive and detailed wasteland filled with missions, plus an excellent soundtrack and voice acting that add great effect to the atmosphere. The flexible reputation system, the severity of your choices, and the ability to play in first or third person offer multiple ways to play, increasing replayability.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
The world created by Bethesda for the latest version of The Elder Scrolls is incredibly immersive and vast, not only in terms of its huge map and its myriad of missions, but also speaking of its interesting history and the battles themselves. It has been almost a decade since its release and it is still used as the standard for what the scale of open world RPGs should look like.
Bethesda’s insistence on adapting it to each new platform that comes out has undoubtedly helped it stay in the public eye. Sure, fighting dragons is hilarious, but the game’s atmosphere and impressive emphasis on art design give it the edge over its predecessors.
Bioware’s Mass Effect is arguably the greatest video game trilogy of all time. Although everyone has their favorite within the series, we chose the original, due to the way it redefined choice and consequence based RPGs. Set in the Milky Way in the year 2183, players became Commander Shepard. With human life in danger from an invasion of machines, Shepard embarks on an adventure we still remember.
With a stellar script that forces you to make critical decisions that alter the course of history, Mass Effect featured one of the best worlds and characters of its era. The original moved a little slower than the sequels, but rewarded those who kept playing with an extremely satisfying conclusion.