Last week, we took a look at the greatest Xbox 360 titles, and we got a lot of great feedback and comments from the list, so this week we decided to look at Sony’s PlayStation 3 Top 10 Games. We did try to keep both lists different, but be sure to sound off in the comments on your thoughts.
Heavy Rain was one of those games that kept gamers coming back to not only find out what happened to the kid, but to solve the revolving door of drama and mystery behind these characters, and to find out how they were all related some how. This was a great game for the past generation, and showed a great dynamic of story telling, and interaction, something that Quantic Dreams has done great with.
Who forgets the first time we dove into one of the greatest Batman games ever created. Rocksteady nailed the dark tone of the dark night and took us to a place that we have only read about in the books. Squaring off against some of Gotham’s most ruthless enemies, and who can forget the PlayStation exclusive of playing AS THE JOKER?
The Orange Box was a HUGE game for Valve, and delivered one of the most memorable titles in Portal! When Portal 2 was announced, it had a very heavy presence on the Sony platform, and showcased very well on the PlayStation 3! This was a title that few could ever forget and is in every gamers library (regardless of platform).
Who could forget Sucker Punch’s Infamous games? A Bad Ass who contains super powers, and you have the ability to choose whether you use your powers for good or bad! Every choice you made effected how the public viewed you as a hero and could help or hamper your true motives.
Kratos was back, and with this being one of the most anticipated titles on the platform, it did not disappoint. The end of an era, and the final (almost) bow out to one of Sony’s flagship franchises! Kratos finally squares off against the titans and Zues himself in the epic conclusion to the horrific tale of Kratos!
Good luck trying to fit this game into a specific genre. MGS IV was a solid mix of stealth, action game with a heavy dose of a Sci-Fi movie! This was everything we wanted from a MGS game and with this being the only full release on this generation, we were witness to a masterpiece that only Hideo Kojima could have put together.
Oh, the Tomb Raider game that we have wanted for so many years lived up to the hype. Uncharted was the adventure game that many fans have been clamoring for many years, and Naughty Dog nailed this. Mixing a solid story, with puzzles and action this easily made its way into the Sony realm of most successful franchises, and Naughty Dog didn’t stop there, releasing two more uncharted games in this generation and a fourth coming to our current generation, while their new franchise picks up steam!
When you ask game developer Level-5 (Dragon Quest VIII) and animation house Studio Ghibli (My Neighbor Totoro) to make a game together, good things happen. Ni no Kuni, the product of that partnership, is charming, satisfying, and one of the prettiest games on the planet. It’s an old-school JRPG with a very modern coat of paint, and although the combat can occasionally be a bit too challenging for inexperienced players, it’s a blast to watch and play.
Grand Theft Auto V is an impressive crime game. Not perfect, but impressive. The game gives players one of the richest, most beautiful open worlds we’ve ever been able to play in. In this case, the landscape is a fictionalized version of Los Angeles and the California desert. Go anywhere in this vast game. Grab a car, plane, truck, bicycle, boat or tank. Head off in any direction. You’re bound to see extraordinary sights and stumble into some sort of good and probably violent time. The game looks amazing even on the old Xbox 360 hardware. It also plays better than any GTA before it. GTA V’s innovative, swappable three-protagonist system creates the feel of a true ensemble adventure, though crazy man Trevor steals the show.
Naughty Dog’s violent, heartfelt, emotionally exhausting epic The Last of Us is the studio’s crowning achievement, and easily one of the most impressive games on the PlayStation 3. Its story of survival in a post-apocalyptic world may be built on a foundation of zombie-movie clichés, but the tale of the embittered smuggler Joel and his relationship with a young girl named Ellie is so full of heart and wrought with such subtlety that any concerns about overfamiliarity quickly fade away. Better still, in addition to its beautiful art, gorgeous soundtrack and eye-popping cutscenes, the game itself is quite well-made. It’s an often terrifying, exhilarating mixture of stealth, action and horror that plays out over sprawling levels and is unafraid to make the player feel disoriented and disempowered.