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The List

Disc Games

If you would like the games in alphabetical order, simply click the arrow next to Title. Same goes with everything else.

Box Title Genre Description
3DDotGameHeroes 3D Dot Game Heroes Action/Adventure Designed to evoke nostalgia for 8- and 16-bit adventures, with a basic save-the-world plot and overhead Zelda stylings, elemental dungeons included. (The Fire Temple is notoriously infuriating.) You can increase your sword's size to a ridiculous degree as a main way to deal damage. The entire game world is made of voxels ("3D pixels"), adding to its retro appeal, in addition to TONS of other sly references to other games. You can also construct your own character, voxel by voxel.
AcecombatAH-PS3 Ace Combat: Assault Horizon Flight Combat Latest entry in the Ace Combat series and the first on the PS3. Features quite bold changes from the standard formula, like the DFM (Dog Fight Mode, a lá semi auto pilot, semi scripted chase mode) and a real world setting. Also features new playable vehicles like helicopters, stealth bombers and gunships. Fans of the older games might dislike these new changes (especially the helicopter door gunner missions). There's a demo available, if you're unsure as well.Also available on the Xbox 360.
Afrika ps3 cover Afrika Sim Afrika (also known as Hakuna Matata in Asia) is a somewhat rare Safari simulation game. Honestly, there's not much more to say about it than that, but for some reason, you find yourself having a lot more fun that you expected in this chill game. Take photos of wild animals, sell those photos, get better photography equipment. It's like you're really shooting for National Geographic!
Alice-Madness-Returns Alice: Madness Returns Action/Adventure/Platforming Ignore the mediocre reviews that critics gave to this game. This is a combination of the old school 3D platformers from the N64/PS1 days, with hack and slash combat and weapon leveling a la Devil May Cry. The art direction and atmosphere are amazing, there's shitloads of stuff to collect and the combat requires actual thought rather than just mashing the attack button. Only downsides are occasional graphical glitches and only one boss battle in the entire game. Also, Alice is mah psychotic waifu.
Altiererorona Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland JRPG The eleventh game in Gust's Atelier series, and the first to use 3D models as opposed to 2D sprites. A grinding and collection-focused RPG with sparse story and characterization. If you love these aspects of JRPGs and don't care too much for plot or if you are a weeaboo, this might be the game for you.
Totori Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland JRPG More of the same, but improved in nearly all aspects. 3D models actually look decent this time as well. The time limit of Totori is less annoying than Rorona's, so that's cool. Has a number of DLC characters if you feel like putting down a few extra bucks. If you're undecided on Rorona or Totori, go with Totori, since it gives you a heads up on Rorona anyways, and is a bit easier for beginners to the Atelier universe.
Aquanaut holiday ps3 Aquanaut's Holiday: Hidden Memories Adventure The culmination of the Aquanaut's Holiday underwater exploration series, heavy on atmosphere and lacking in specific goals. Has the best graphics yet and an actual story with characters, along with the series' esoteric elements, like communicating with certain fish. A beautiful world to explore to your heart's content, but this game is very hard to find.
Ac4front Armored Core 4 TPS/Action Mech combat game, very complex and not for everybody. Build your "Core" and take part in the mech combat. Online multiplayer worldwide. Steep learning curve for somebody who has never played a game like this before, they don't ease you into the game at all; you really have to be willing to bear with it until you figure things out.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Foranswer Armored Core: For Answer TPS/Action Direct sequel to Armored Core 4. Pretty much a massive expansion pack that was big enough to sell on its own. Same gameplay. Online multiplayer. Worldwide.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Assassins creed ps3 Assassin's Creed Action/Adventure/Stealth You play as Thomas Anderson Desmond Miles, who is forced to re-live as his ancestor who's an assassin in the middle east during the Third Crusade. Blend in with the crowd to get closer to your target seconds from killing him.
The main complaints about the game usually relate to the repetitive nature of the game. If you don't care about the story, go ahead and skip to the sequel. It trades the more methodical sandbox 'investigation' structure for a more linear but also more engaging variety of missions. On the easy side, and when you have to fight, combat can be repetitive and drawn out. Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
Assassins creed2 ps3 Assassin's Creed II Action/Adventure/Stealth This time you're an assassin back in 15th Century Italy who takes the gig because your family got murdered. A great improvement over the first game, showing that Ubisoft actually paid attention to complaints. The repetitiveness of its predecessor was done away with. It combines stealth, action and platforming very well, while being visually gorgeous. As with the other games in the series, it tends toward a simple 'intuitive' control system and combat, while better, can still be pretty dull.
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
Acbrotherhoodps3 Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Action/Adventure/Stealth Assassins creed 2.5. Once again you play as Ezio, though mostly in Rome. Basically they took everything that was good about Assassin's Creed II, fixed everything that wasn't right, and added a unique multiplayer mode. If you liked either of the first two games, you MUST play this one should pick this up if you've run out of things to do in AC2. If you're someone who isn't into the series, Brotherhood isn't going to suddenly be handing out oral sex and pizza.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
634528711134339753assassins-creed-revelations-ps3 Assassin's Creed: Revelations Action/Adventure/Stealth Ezio's back! Even more bolder and older than before. Anyway the game revolves around Ezio, Desmond, and Altair. The PS3 version contains the origninal Assassins Creed so now you've got something else to play after this one.
952338 110523 front Batman: Arkham Asylum Action/Adventure/Stealth You play as the Goddamn Batman. That's reason enough to play it. Besides, it's fucking awesome. It's so awesome that it's already got an entry in the Guinness Book of World Records (no, seriously, go look it up). Also available on Xbox 360 and PC; however, the PS3 version contains additional content.
Batman Arkham City PS3 Cover Batman: Arkham City Action/Adventure/Stealth/BEING THE GODDAMMNED BATMAN BATMAN IS BACK! The newest Batman game is taking place in Gotham City more than just Arkham island. New features includes sum Tree D features as well as new friends and enemies joining the game. Another badass game to say the least.
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Battlefield 3 FPS The sequel to the original Battlefield 2. It's got all new modes such as single player co-op, which is pretty fucking neato if you ask me.
Bc front Battlefield: Bad Company FPS The game is primarily a squad-based online first person shooter similar to Call of Duty in many ways (if you like CoD you'll probably enjoy this). Lacking compared to the PC exclusives in the series, this installment offers improved graphics and destructible environments.

Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.

Bc2 front Battlefield: Bad Company 2 FPS Funfield: Pretty Awesome 2. Pretty much the same as above. The game's Frostbite 1.5 engine allows for destructible environments, and multiplayer maps contain a wide selection of vehicles, aircraft and emplacements and allow for five different game modes.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Battle fantasia frontcover large I1M9cZhdZ08kaJL Battle Fantasia 2.5D Fighting Another fighting oddity from Arc System Works. Contains a SF3 style parry system and some casual RPG elements. Not on the same level as the popular current gen fighters but worth a look if you feel like something new. Only available via download in NA.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Bayo Bayonetta Action/Adventure Stylish action game by Hideki Kamiya of Devil May Cry fame. It's cheeky, funny and never takes itself seriously, instead offering loads of eye candy, self-aware fanservice, amazing set pieces, massive boss battles and droves of SEGA and pop culture references. Combat is fast-paced and based on dodging and stringing combos, and there's loads of replay-only content.
Also available on the Xbox 360 (the 360 version looks and runs better, but the long loading times in the PS3 version were fixed with a patch).
Bioshockps3 Bioshock FPS Spiritual successor to the System Shock series, it is an action FPS set in a destroyed objectivist utopia. Focuses on plasmids (basically magic, such as lightning) as much as guns. Great story for those who want to explore it. Fantastic atmosphere.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC (PS3 version has exclusive content).
Bioshock2ps3 Bioshock 2 FPS You play as a prototype Big Daddy on a quest to rescue his little sister. Instead of the objectivist dystopia of the previous game, you get a collectivist dystopia. While the setting may not feel as new as it did in Bioshock, the gameplay has seen noticeable improvement (like dual-wielding and multiplayer). Combat is fun, hacking is streamlined and the game has a terrific story with a fantastic ending. Plus, multiplayer can be surprisingly fun.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Bbcs ps3 BlazBlue: Continuum Shift 2D Fighting The spiritual successor to Guilty Gear. Features HD sprites, 3D backgrounds, and 12 characters. Continuum Shift has three new characters, a few more characters planned for DLC, reworked and rebalanced versions of previous characters, as well as an added tutorial mode and beginner level difficulty. Calamity Trigger was the previous game before this. If you don't already have CT, don't bother picking it up.
Also available on the Xbox 360, PC, and PSP (PSP version includes the original DLC and a new mode, but does not include Continuum Shift extras).
BNN3 front Boku no Natsuyasumi 3: Hokkoku Hen: Chiisana Boku no Dai Sougen Sim/Slice of Life Japanese only Animal Crossing-esque game where you play a little Japanese boy in the 1970's enjoying his summer vacation in the country. You do stuff like bug catching, hill sliding, swimming in lakes, BEETLE SUMO, and childhood games. The most endearing part is arguably the diary, complete with crayon drawings. This game is text heavy with no trophies and no English, so you'd have to know moonspeak to even consider playing. That said, it is oddly interesting. Check these two pages 1 2 for more insight. The Best re-release of this game goes for cheaper.
Borderlands-1- Borderlands FPS A FPS take on' Diablo with 87 BAZZILLION GUNS! Lots of fun, not as much fun when playing single player though. Note: Mad Moxxi DLC is known to be terrible. If the achievements don't matter, avoid it. GOTY Edition includes all DLC
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC (PC version has some mods, mostly just god guns).
Brink PS3 Coverart Brink FPS Although this game really isn't as good as it was hyped up to be, it still is decent to play for a while. Has FREE DLC coming out soon which could make this game far less generic than it is now. Also on 360/PC. Try it out if you've got nothing else to play after becoming a level 50 prestige in Black Ops for the 5th time.
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
Hellshighway front Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway FPS/Squad-Based Brothers in Arms makes a leap to the next generation. It takes the squad to Hell's Highway, site of one of the biggest military failures in WWII history. Considered by many fans to be the weakest link in the series so far, and inferior to the countless other military shooters out there, but you might be intrigued despite that.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
BRUUUUUUUUTALL Brütal Legend Action/Adventure A legendary roadie summoned to a world of Heavy Metal where mountains are made of amplifiers, killer spiders spin guitar strings and Rock Legends roam the landscape. No joke. Has tons of cameos from famous rock artists, the main character being Jack Black of Tenacious D. Becomes an RTS later on, so be ready for that.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Bulletstorm PS3 Bulletstorm FPS Awesome FPS by Polish developer People Can Fly, who are known well for the Painkiller series. Fun as hell with a variety of weapons at your disposal. If you hate COD, then you'll love have some doubts about this game. While you do get some crazy guns and unique ways to use them, it still leaves with much to desire. However you do get to control a FUCKING ROBOT DINOSAUR WITH LAZER EYES!!!! Also, shooting chained grenades which can spin across enemy neck and blow their head into pieces should be the best recommendation.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Bp front Burnout Paradise Racing Offering a whole new city, Burnout Paradise ditches its traditional roots. It feels like Burnout meets Need for Speed. Love it or hate it, the series has changed. Online multiplayer, DLC.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Buzz quiz tv ps3 box 250 Buzz! Quiz TV Puzzle/Party T.V. Game Show inspired quiz game for up to four players. 4000 questions already on the disc, plus DLC that adds more (Get the Video Game quiz pack, since it's the only subject you'll know anything about). Great fun with some beers and friends, but oh wait, you're underaged and have no friends so you won't like this.
6ddb94bdea3-ps3.jpg Call Of Duty 3 FPS It's CoD! Yup, it's CoD alright. The original 3 Cod's aren't as popular as the newer ones, but this one is pretty good. Hint: this is the oldest CoD on PS3, so there might not be any faggots herpin on der multiplaya! Anyway, buy it if WWII hits your interests along with a multiplayer that is pretty neat. Also it MUST be cheap by now, seeing it's a PS3 launch game, except if CoD hype magically enhances the price.
Call of duty black ops ps3 Call of Duty: Black Ops FPS Carl of Duty: Black Cops. Like MW2 but better in certain aspects. Since it's the newest version it currently has the most annoying kiddies (the COD cycle). More balanced than MW2, but still far from balanced. Has Nazi Zombies. Arguably has the most annoying online community of any PS3 game (like all COD games, bitching is non-stop). Campaign is less OMG A HUGE EXPLOSION and more OMG KILLING CIVILIANS IN AIRPORT!
Also available on the Xbox 360, Wii, Nintendo DS and PC (note: DS and Wii versions are pretty much a different game).
COD4PS3 Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare FPS The newest version of the massively successful first-person military shooter. Now that the sequel is out and has dragged some of the scum who ruined the Call of Duty series, MW1's multiplayer is much better.
Also available on the Xbox 360 PC, and Wii (The Wii port, titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Reflex edition, is heavily altered in both gameplay and graphics).
Cdw Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 FPS Same as its prequel with whole new content.
Also available on the 360 and PC.
Call of duty modern warfare 3 frontcover large cIT0bVo6JAf2W7R Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 FPS A generally good game. Honestly looks and plays exactly like the previous game in the series. No shit. Anyway the part most people play for is the Multiplayer, which is ok in it's own right. The single player is meh like always, but good if you want to shread some time. Also on DS, Wii, 360, and PC.
Playstation 3 call of duty world at war Call of Duty: World at War FPS A good WWII shooter from the makers of Black Ops, Treyarch. This entry in the series was the one to make thhe whole Zombies mode famous.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
952494 125817 front Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Action/Horror The latest Castlevania title and a reboot of the franchise. It borrows quite a bit of it's mechanics from other games (a lot of God of War and a little Shadow of the Colossus) but does so in a very good way. Overall it's a great action game with beautiful graphics, polished gameplay and a good story, directed by Hideo Kojima. Oh, and did we mention THE Patrick Stewart narrates the entire game and voices one of the main characters?
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Catherine PS3 Box Catherine Puzzle/Action Atlus' first next gen game is a puzzle game with a storyline. Cheat on your girlfriend, chill with your bros at the local bar and climb towers straight out of hell at night. Don't let this stop you from at least trying the demo. It's quite fun actually. It's also one of the very few games that you can play one handed. If you dislike puzzle games and anime art in general, then it might not be your thing. Plus, it's rather story-heavy.
Also available on the Xbox 360, with an alternate cover featuring Katherine.
Condemned2ps3 Condemned 2: Bloodshot FPS/Horror Although considered inferior to its predecessor, it keeps some of the good, but loses lots of it in favor of a horrible story choice. You fight a bear.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Crysis-2-cover-ps3-us-1 Crysis 2 FPS Takes off from the 1st one. Beautiful graphics, awesome gameplay, Crytek at their best.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC. Rumor has it that the original Crysis will be released on the PS3 and 360 sometime in 2012.
Donniedarkness front The Darkness FPS A sweet and unique FPS that debuted fairly early in the current gen. Made by the creators of The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, and has a very similar feel/game-engine. Play as a 1950's mobster who gets abandoned by his family and discovers he has the power to control two snake-like demons from his back and summon little Overlord style demons from underground. Based off cult comic. You can find it for 7 bucks used now.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Darksiderscover Darksiders Action/Adventure

If Devil May Cry God of War and Zelda had a baby, that baby would be Darksiders. You play as one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and fight angels and demons in order to restore humanity and regain your lost dignity. Not all that visually impressive but fun as hell.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.

Demon&#039;s Souls Cover Demon's Souls Action RPG A dark fantasy with a dreary atmosphere, Demon's Souls allows you to create your character based on various classes and then sets you free in a world riddled with traps, monsters and sudden deaths. A very difficult game for those who are up to the challenge. Its online multi-player system is amazingly forward-thinking and involves both cooperation and backstabbing. Dark Souls is a spiritual successor.
-Dark-Souls-PS3- Dark Souls Action RPG Spiritual Successor to Demon Souls, and arguably harder. It improves over every aspect of its predecessor, being at least twice as big and featuring a fully streamlined world, scarcer resources (no more carrying 99 of each grass). The tendency system gave way to a new faction system, with each of the 9 covenants having it's own mission and thus expanding a lot the way the multiplayer system works. A world of both frustrating and rewarding challenges awaits as you fight your way through tons of incredibly atmospheric dungeons. And you will die in every one of them, multiple times. And you will like it. note: It LOOKS LIKE the servers are a bit unstable, as a lot of players are complaining about being harder to summon and to invade due to connection issues, let's hope that gets fixed quickly.
Dead rising 2 boxart ps3 Dead Rising 2 Action/Adventure/Horror Set in the fictional Fortune City which is modeled after Las Vegas. This installment includes co-op, a satirical multiplayer mode and a dramatically increased number of zombies (roughly around 7,000 according to Joystiq). You can combine items to form crazy weapons (like a lawnmower+sweeper that sucks in the body parts it chops up). Don't worry if you haven't played the first one, just start with this since it's the same but more fun. For those of you who hate the idea of having a time-limit, it can be easily removed from the PC version. A new "episode" of this game is coming soon and has improvements and Frank west, if you haven't got this, wait for that.
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
2d 33607 0 0 DeadSpace Dead Space TPS/Horror Action-heavy survival horror 3rd person shooter that actually manages to be scary at times. A few jumps and a fantastic atmosphere, doesn't hold back on on it's gore or brutality, but doesn't overdo it either. Has an immersive user interface as well. There is DLC for stronger weapons and suits that make the game a lot easier on any difficulty.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Dedspacetoops3 front Dead Space 2 TPS/Horror Issac's back, and this time he has a face and a personality. This time the game takes place in a Bioshock-esque abandoned and ruined civilization. Just as good if not better than the first one as an action game. Due to the constant action, there is very little tension or suspense and as such the only horror moments are shock horror. The PS3 version comes packaged with a port of the Wii Rail Shooter Dead Space: Extraction in glorious 1080p.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Deus ex human revolution frontcover large wS7MdBKosTGx3Nw Deus Ex: Human Revolution FPS/WRPG Prequel to the first Deus Ex. Everything you could ask for is in it. FPS/RPG action, multiple ways to complete and objective, hacking, stealthing, conspiracy theories, take downs, incredible detail, etc. Slightly more linear then the original, but definitely worthy of the Deus Ex title.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Devilmaycry4 Devil May Cry 4 Action/Hack 'n' Slash It's DMC, but now you play as new protagonist, Nero, and unlock Dante later. A solid combat system that can be used to rack up frankly insane combos (if you're good enough [spoiler]spam Devil Bringer with Nero, FIGHT LIKE A MAN with Dante with all 5 styles at once![/spoiler]), hilariously cheesy cutscenes and dialogue (as is standard in DMC) and a fair bit of replayability.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
DIRTFORPS3 DiRT 2 Racing The best rally racing experience of this generation. It has a fuck ton of cars and tracks, plus the style and music make this one impressive package. Also its pretty cheap now that its been out for a year or so.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Disgaea 3- Absence of Justice Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice SRPG A strategy RPG with an incredible amount of content. Has a goofy story that makes fun of itself, but nothing to write home about. Maximum experience level is 9999, but to finish the game you don't even need to make to level 500. Has tons of jobs, weapons, monsters, and other crap to earn. The graphics are pretty bad (indistinguishable from PS2 and PSP installments), but it doesn't stop the game from being fun. Will also be available on the PlayStation Vita.
Disgaea 4 US Cover Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten SRPG Arguably the best Disgaea in terms of gameplay, MC, and extras. This one has a brand new HD animation system and everything, which looks awesome. Also has a level editor mode, but it's been gimped in the NTSC-U and PAL versions to avoid "naughty" maps or some shit.
Dragon-Age-Origins PS3 Dragon Age: Origins WRPG The story is pretty generic by WRPG standards, the graphics are somewhat muddy, and the controls aren't the greatest, especially considering that it's designed for the PC. But, hey, it's got some decent interactive storytelling, and while the characters can be kind of annoying at points, they're not terrible. If you want WRPGs on the PS3, you don't have a whole lot of options, and Dragon Age: Origins is decent, if a bit average. Stay away from the sequel though.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Dragon Ball Raging Blast PS3 Cover Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 3D Fighting What Burst Limit shared to Budokai, Rainging Blast shared to budokai tenkaichi. This game is cool and has characters a plenty in a large environment and wide world.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Dragon-ball-raging-blast-2-ps3- Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 3D Fighting The sequel to the 1st Raging Blast, this time around the game has more characters, a better developed story mode, and that new red dude? Well aparantly BANDAI is now bringing out everything Dragon Ball with this because this dude is from some DBZ movie in Japan.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Dragonball-Z-Burst-Limit-PS3 Dragon Ball Z: Burst Limit 2.5D Fighting Basically this is like if they remade Budokai but made its story better and more expansive with crisp graphics. The fighting is finally on par with the speed of the fighting in the show, and its got a fair number of characters to play as. Also features the over 9000 scene so now there's no reason not to buy this game.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
270px-Driver San Francisco Box Art Driver San Francisco Racing/Driving/being a badass After a couple of not-so-great games, the Driver series is finally back with a great game. Gone are the horrible on-foot mechanics that almost ruined the series (thank God). Also, it has a crazy-ass premise: Tanner is in a coma, but he doesn't know it. He does however notice that he has a new ability called Shift; he can FLY INTO THE AIR AND JUMP INTO ANOTHER CAR NEARBY whenever he wants. It sounds dumb but it totally works. There's also so much to do from various challenges, races, multiplayer modes and unlockable movie chases that you get to re-enact: Bullitt, The Blues Brothers, The French Connection, Vanishing Point and much more. Also, for the first time in the series: 130+ official licensed cars, including the Dodge Charger and Challenger, Ford Mustang, Bentley Continental GT, Fiat 500 and the Delorean DMC-12. Also available on 360, PC and Wii. However, the PC version should be avoided and the Wii version is a different game which is probably pretty good too.
Dw7 Dynasty Warriors 7 Action The best Dynasty Warriors experience in years, The amount of battles and content is disturbing, and it will keep you busy for a long time. It goes without saying, if you like Dynasty Warriors, GET THIS GAME.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
DynastyWarriorsGundamu Dynasty Warriors Gundam Action Basically the average Koei game with the Gundam anime included. Become a Gundam pilot from the series and nostalgia all over your TV screen out of the fun this game has with Gundams in general. Some people like it, some hate it, but try it for yourself man.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
DynastWarriorsGundamu2 Dynasty Warriors Gundam 2 Action More gundams, more stuff, basically what a sequel is supposed to be in general.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
DynastyWarriorsGundamu3 Dynasty Warriors: Gundams 3 Action Recent addition to the Dynasty Warriors family's Gundam series. Mainly for fans of the show since it was based off of an anime. Gundam knowledge is not required but it helps.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Oblivps3 front The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game Of The Year Edition WRPG It may not be as cool without mods, but vanilla Oblivion on the PS3 is still an excellent WRPG and well worth the time to go through it if you lack a good gaming PC. The regular version of the game includes the KOTN expansion, while the GOTY Edition has KOTN and Shivering Isles, and all on a single disk! Loading times are longer than PC version but shorter than 360 version. The graphics (especially the draw distance) are better than the 360 version but inferior to the PC version (assuming you have a good PC).
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Skyrimps3box The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim WRPG . Fight dragons and go on adventures. Also available on PC and 360. NOTE: Has a game-breaking bug that will reduce the framerate to slide-show quality if you put more than 15-20 hours in. Has been reported by countless users and cannot be patched thanks to the gameybro/creation engine.
Enslaved ps3 box-art Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Action/Adventure Loosely inspired by Journey to the West. Ya know, like Dragonball was. Went mostly unnoticed but received favorable reviews. With a script written by Alex GARland, set in a futuristic post-apocalyptic world with wild robots roaming around. The great story revolves around the growing bond between 2 dissimilar characters: Trip, a tech-savvy chick, and the mighty "Monkey", who is forced to help her return home after she, well, enslaves him. A beautiful and interesting premise, good voice acting, fun environmental puzzles, satisfying combat and a decent upgrade system makes this a short, but fun adventure. The climbing/parkour aspect feels just like Uncharted. It also features a DLC side-story, revolving around the character "Pigsy", who is also inspired by the source material. Some copies come with an enslaved comic book, which is detailed nicely and is by Marvel. If you're looking for a cheap game, this one is pretty good.
Also available on the Xbox 360
Eternal Sonata PS3 Eternal Sonata JRPG Traditional JRPG, featuring Chopin as a character, along with some of his work. Similar to the Tales series. Lots of Chopin's music accompanied by a great original soundtrack. Quite linear, and not very deep.
Also available on the Xbox 360; however, the PS3 version contains additional content (specifically, two more playable characters).
Lkjh6 front The Eye of Judgment CCG (Tabletop Card Game) A cool card game that is somewhat similar to the Triple Triad mini-game in Final Fantasy 8 (but with lots of depth added to it). The PSEye actually sees the cards you play and shows your monsters battling on the screen. What's that? You don't want to have to go out and buy the cards? They don't even make them anymore? No worries! You can just print them out on your computer and the camera won't know the difference!
As of September 2010, online play is no longer available. God dammit Sony!
Fallout 3 Game Of The Year Edition Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition WRPG/Sandbox Explore a post-apocalyptic wasteland doing random quests in no particular order. Has a really crappy karma system which you can pretty much ignore. Obtaining the Game of the Year edition is highly recommended, as there are a number of excellent DLC quests. It may appear to be a dark and serious game, but the story is actually really goofy, including things such as little green men, a woman who controls ants, etc. The GOTY edition comes with all of the DLC included.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Fallout New Vegas PS3 Cover Fallout: New Vegas: Ultimate Edition WRPG/Sandbox More or less Fallout 3 in a different setting with better writing. You get shot by these guys in the head and live, a doctor in a small town revives you and basically you just explore the even more vast desert wasteland and New Vegas. DLCs are all great. Ultimate Edition is due out early 2012 and will include all DLCs.
Also on 360/PC
F.e.a.rps3 F.E.A.R. FPS/Horror FPS/Horror hybrid. A few horror elements will make those less experienced in the genre jump. Online multiplayer.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
FFXIII-Box-Art (PS3) Final Fantasy XIII JRPG Some like it while many despise it, so definitely rent it before you just go out and buy it. Criticisms include its linearity, no towns, an auto-battle feature that does most of the fighting for you, only controlling one character during battles, and a slow start. Praises include good graphics, a decent story, and a unique world.
Also available on the Xbox 360 (which is two discs, 576p native instead of 720p, has compressed audio, and slightly inferior graphics).
Fist-of-the-North-Star-Kens-Rage US ESRB-MARK PS3boxart 160w Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage Action/Beat 'Em Up It's fucking Fist of the North Star! A spin-off to publisher Koei's Warrior series, although some say it isn't as good as the Dynasty Warrior games.
Also available on the Xbox 360.
Folklore-ps3 Folklore Action/JRPG An action-RPG where you unravel a murder mystery while fighting through various unique worlds alongside numerous monsters that you capture. Features colorful, vibrant graphics and sixaxis controls that actually work - and work well. Though you play as two different characters, you go through the same areas as each one, so it can get repetitive.
Formula One Championship Edition Formula One Championship Edition Racing This is a pretty good/decent racing game. The multiplayer is close to barren, but isn't bad if you can get a match going. I wouldn't suggest it to anyone but people who really like racing games.
FullAuto2box Full Auto 2: Battlelines Racing Decent racing game with guns. What's not to love?
Graw2ps3 front Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 Modern Tactical TPS/Squad Based The story mode takes place not even 24 hours after the first one ended. Still Clancy crap though. Combat has been vastly improved, and the AIs are even better. A fuck ton of people still play this online as of September 2010. Get this version over the original if you can find it, the story is easy to catch on to.
Note: GRAW1 never came out on the PS3, so if you want to play it you'll have to get the 360, PS2, or PC.
God-of-war-collection-box-full-1- God of War Collection Action/Hack 'n' Slash Contains God of War and God of War II updated with higher frame rate and output resolution (though the graphics are still last gen), and trophies (one platinum trophy for each game)! If for some reason you don't own the originals, get this right now.
God of War Origins Collection box art God of War: Origins Collection Action/Hack 'n' Slash Contains the two PSP titles God of War: Chains of Olympus and God of War: Ghost of Sparta updated with higher frame rate and output resolution (though the graphics are still last gen), and trophies (one platinum trophy for each game), just like the God of War Collection! Both games look and play remarkable and you'd never know they were originally PSP games. With this, you can now play all the GoW games on your PS3 in glorious HD, whee!
Gow3 God of War III Action/Hack 'n' Slash The long awaited conclusion to the God of War trilogy. Gameplay is nearly identical to that of the first two games. That is a good thing. Some of the bosses and visuals are so massive and beautiful that you'll want to stop and just look around you.
Granturismo5 Gran Turismo 5 Racing It took a longass time, but the latest GT is finally out, and it's awesome pretty good.
Gta4 playstation 3-1- Grand Theft Auto IV Sandbox Arguably one of the best GTA games out there. If you're playing missions, you're doing it wrong. Prepared to be annoyed when Roman calls you for the 400th time asking to see "BEEG AMERECAHN TEETEEZ"
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Heavenlysword Heavenly Sword Action/Adventure Goddess of War - err I mean Heavenly Sword, is short but delivers a high-quality experience the entire time it lasts. It goes for around $20 new now, though it's short enough that you will probably just want to rent it. This game set a bench mark for mocap acting in video games (the guy who did Gollum in LOTR directed the acting and played the final boss), and is pretty polished. The only real complaints about this game are its length (which isn't an issue if you rent it) and its similarity to God of War (which isn't only an issue if you're straight).
Heavy-Rain-US-box-art Heavy Rain Interactive Movie/Pressing XMove compatible An attempt to make a game that will appeal to mature, adult sensibilities, Heavy Rain is a fully character-driven thriller orbiting around the mystery of the serial "Origami Killer's" identity. The quality of the story is debatable, but it is definitely far from the norm. Unlike games like Fable and Fallout, every decision you make in this game actually is important; there are several different endings. Naturally it's quite short. DO NOT ask /v/ about this game or they'll intentionally barrage you with spoilers.
Hot Shots Golf Out Of Bounds Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds Sports Hot Shots is a fun series of Golf games. Obviously, if you hate Golf games, this isn't gonna change your mind; however, for you who enjoyed stuff like Mario Golf, this should be right up your alley.
Ico shadow The Ico and Shaodw of the Colossus Collection Action/Adventure A port of the two PS2 games that are always used in "video games are art" arguments. Shadow of the Colossus receives updates such as increased framerate, better lighting, and some updated textures (in addition to whatever was added in the PS2 PAL version). Ico now runs in a higher resolution, with better lighting, and also has all of the PS2 PAL extras.
Imas Idolm@ster 2 Simulation/Rhytm The only game Japan bought a 360 for is finally on the PS3. (Now you won't need to buy a Japanese 360 for your weeaboo needs!) As the producer, you'll have to use your management skills to make your idols the TOP AIDORU! This is also the closest you SNSD fans fags will get to a SNSD management game (unless you count that shitty flash game). Features some PS3 exclusive content, like Hatsune Miku DLC.Also available on the Xbox 360, but who the fuck owns a Japanese Xbox 360.
Infamous-ps3-boxart-big inFamous Action/Adventure Made by the same developers that made the popular Sly Cooper series, you play as Static Shock a man with lightning super powers. Features free-roaming, missions, upgradeable powers, and so forth. All in all, it's one of the best super hero sandbox games ever.
InFAMOUS 2 inFAMOUS 2 Action/Adventure Has many improvements over its already awesome prequel. If you like games that are CHILL BRING THE HEAT, than you should get this game. COLD McGrath goes on a journey to New Marais to stop the beast. More awesome free roaming with some COOL HOT new abilities makes inFAMOUS 2 one COOL HEATED PARTY (he gets fire and ice powers).
Initial D Extreme Stage Cover Initial D Extreme Stage Racing It's fucking Initial D. Just get it.
Just-cause-2-1- Just Cause 2 Sandbox First game was famous for having infinite potential that it didn't live up to. This one comes much close to that potential. Run around a hugeass tropical island as a Latino Batman Spiderman while doing insane stunts with your mechanical wire and blowing shit up, just 'cause you can. Pretty good Sandbox shooter with a massive world, the biggest flaw of the game is the god-awful voice acting. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC (PC version has a small modding community).
Kldm front Kane & Lynch: Dead Men Tactical TPS Third person buddy-criminal game. You play as Kane, a formal criminal, who's been broken out of jail by Lynch, a crazy motherfucker, who escorts you into a revenge and redemption plot. The game is filled with profanity, almost to the point of being hilarious. ALMOST. Some may find the Campaign fun with a friend while others will hate it to no end. Multiplayer is where the game really shines. Team up with a group of 5 to rob a bank/mall/donut shop, and fight swat members, then escape in a vehicle. You can betray your teammates and take their cut of the steal, but then you'll be labeled as a betrayer. A lot of people still play online, even with the sequel now out. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
KLDD front Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days Tactical TPS The story is better than the first, and takes place in shitty Shanghai for most of it. The graphics are great and the gritty grindhouse art style is really well implemented. The single player is only a few hours long(as opposed to about 14 hours in the original) and ends abruptly, which pissed a lot of people off. The multiplayer is even better than the first one though. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Katamari Forever cover-1- Katamari Forever Ball Rollan A self-serving tribute to the Katamari Damacy series, much of its content is recycled from previous games, but now in 1080p and sporting several visual filters. It has loads of content, an all-new story and a great remixed soundtrack that picks up the best of previous games. There's nothing like the original Katamari Damacy, but if you're a big series fan, this is Namco's treat to you.
Killzone2cover thumb Killzone 2 FPS Decent story mode featuring British space-nazis, great online play. They took out the infamous laggy controls in patch 1.24 so it plays like CoD now. Happy hunting. Class system adds tons of value and makes it constantly rewarding. Even if you're not interested in another online FPS, you should still play through the story, which has some cool bosses (except the last boss, who is a pain in the dick).
Killzone 3 cover ps3 Killzone 3 FPSMove compatible The long awaited sequel to Killzone 2. Pretty good gameplay as well as awesome graphics. Optionally utilizes the move controller to much success.
Kof13ps3box King of Fighters XIII, The Fighting Thanks to community feedback, SNK fixed problems from the previous title. With faster action, over six different play modes, clearer and vibrant backgrounds. repaired and improved online, NEOMAX supers, and rebalanced move lists, this is vastly improved from 12. Several fan faves like Yuri, King, Kula, K’, Maxima (NOBODY LIKES MAXIMA), and Mai also return. Gorgeous animations, and some fun fanservice (both meanings) alternate color-schemes/costumes. Of all the companies, this is being brought over by... ATLUS?! Yeah, I'm shocked, too. They even have a cool bonus edition set like they often do.
Littlebigplanet us boxart LittleBigPlanet Platformer A beautiful, fun, stylish, 2.5D platformer with continually-released DLC, and loads upon loads of user-made content. The stock levels are well-designed and take you across the world, using the game's resources to the fullest. Not all of the user-made levels are that good, obviously, but nothing can compare to the collective free time of bored nerds. Better when you get to play with others, online or in person. GOTY edition includes free extras. PROTIP: For some great levels, check the spotlights on LBPCentral.
Littlebigplanet 2 LittleBigPlanet 2 PlatformerMove compatible The sequel to LittleBigPlanet, but with a butt load more content then ever before and you are able to customize your own story.
Lostplanetps3 Lost Planet: Extreme Condition TPS Fight giant bugs and monsters on foot or in in mechs. The biggest complaint about this game is the thermal energy index, which pretty much serves as a time limit. Superior "Colonies Edition" available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Lost Planet 2 ps3 Lost Planet 2 TPS Like the first but way better. First off, the world isn't frozen any more so your thermal energy doesn't constantly run out (no more time limit). Second off, campaign is up to 4 player co-op, including 2 person split-screen, however split-screen doesn't utilize the full screen, similar to other capcom games. Competitive multiplayer is nothing special. Also on the Xbox 360 and PC.
MAG PS3 Cover MAG FPS

Move compatible

Fun game by Zipper studios and SCEA. It's great multiplayer FPS fun, but it's multiplayer only, so if you don't like multiplayer there's no point in getting it. Known for supporting more players than any other console shooter ever (over 350 in a single match), however graphics take a hit because of this.
Mass effect 2 ps3 Mass Effect 2 TPS/WRPG Port of the Xbox 360 masterpiece, now with better graphics and additional content. You play as Commander Shepard and fight against the biggest threat space has ever seen, the Reapers. Tons of character customization and tons of decisions to be made throughout the fantastic sci-fi story that will carry over into the upcoming Mass Effect 3. Also available on Xbox 360 and PC.
Megazone 23 Megazone 23:
Aoi Garland
Action/Adventure Only available in Japan, but there is an Oversea's Edition, that comes bundled with the Anime from 1985, completely with English Dub. It is somewhat a hybrid of adventure game as well as command-based mecha combat simulator. In this title, players will interact with the many characters from the series and control robots by choosing attack commands from a window.
Metal Gear Solid 4 US Box Art Metal Gear Solid 4:
Guns of the Patriots
Stealth/Action The popular Metal Gear Solid series comes back with a fourth installment for its well-refined stealth gameplay. It also contains a fair amount of replay value, including a collection aspect (you gotta get all dem camos and guns, man). There is even the return of Metal Gear Online, a love/hate squad-based multiplayer game. This entry solves just about every riddle and loose-end of the previous games. Warning!: Don't even bother with this game if you are the type of A.D.D. gamer who hates cutscenes and talking, because this game is very heavy on story. If you've never played a MGS game before, start with 1, since this entry is pure fanservice and not designed for newcomers.
M E front Mirror's Edge First-Person Running First person action/platformer with a huge focus on parkour. If you can get a hang of the controls and keep your cool whenever you mess up, it can be an amazing experience. Almost hospital-like sterile graphics (motherfucking 3 colours, but done with CLASS) and the big city atmoshpere make it absolutely a must-have if you're searching kind of gamer. Not for the ADD gamer. Beautiful music. Alongside Dead Space, helped EA shed the "rehash the same game every year" moniker it had earned that now belongs to Activision. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Mlb-10-the-show-ps3- MLB 10: The Show Sports Really good baseball game. That's about it. If you are into that kinda stuff, pick it up.
ModNation Racers box art Modnation Racers Racing Okay, maybe the gameplay is blatantly ripping off Mario Kart, but who cares, it's better in every way. Following the Play, Create, Share model of LittleBigPlanet, you can create racers, karts, and tracks. Tons of customization, track creator has amazing amounts of depth, decent online, tons of fun with friends... it's got all a kart racer needs, honestly. NPCs get ridiculously hard for a kart racer later in the game, and the cutscenes are bad, except for the two commentators. Otherwise, great game with lots to download, play, and do.
Mortal kombat 9 ps3 Mortal Kombat 2.5D Fighting FINISH HIM! This entry abandons the 3D formula of Deadly Alliance and the other PS2-gen titles, and goes back to the 2D formula of the classic titles (with modern additions and 3D graphics). The gore has been stepped up to a never before seen level. Has 4 DLC characters out: Rain, Kenshi, Skarlet, and Freddy Krueger. Also available on the Xbox 360, but the PS3 version includes Kratos as a character.
MK vs DC PS3 Cover Mortal Kombat Versus DC Universe 2.5D Fighting Supposedly not well liked by some people, but still is fun for people who like both elements. Rated "T", yes, T I shit you not. Blantantly copies the idea capcom had for a versus comic book character game. Even so with all of that shit, the game itself has some neat shit like klose kombat and heroic fatalities. Probably the last game Midway made before going out of business. ITS GOT THE GODDAMMNED BATMAN IN IT.
Motorstormcover Motor Storm Racing Hailed as the first "next-gen" racer. Lacks splitscreen multiplayer, unfortunately. Race jeeps, trucks, motorcycles, and other shit all at once. Controls may seem tough at first.
MotorStorm Pacific Rift Motor Storm: Pacific Rift Racing A lot better than the first. Has splitscreen and trophies now.
MotorStorm Apocalypse Motorstorm: Apocalypse Racing A bigger, better, badder Motorstorm. Alright single-player and absolutely incredible multiplayer (online and off). Unfortunately, many feel that it doesn't live up to the Motorstorm name.
Orochi-x Musou Orochi Z Action If you like the Dynasty Warriors games, this is as good as it gets. That is, so long as you understand moonspeak; there's no English version.
Naruto ultiamte ninja storm Naruto: Ultimate
Ninja Storm
3D Fighting First ever anime tie-in that actually made you feel like you were playing the show. The action itself is a fairly awesome, but it's not recommended for anyone other than fans of the show, and if you dislike the show, this really won't sway your opinion.
Naruto-shippuden-ultimate-ninja-storm-2-ps3- Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 3D Fighting Basically more of the same here, folks. Great 3d fighting with good artwork that makes you feel like your playing the show. Mainly recommended for fans of the show. Also available on the Xbox 360.
Nier ps3 Nier Gestalt Action/JRPG An action RPG about a man who's trying to find a way to cure his daughter of a strange disease in a post-apocalyptic world. Spiritual sequel to Drakengard. An alternate version titled Nier Replicant was released for the PS3 in Japan and features a younger-looking protagonist who is trying to save his sister instead. Has four endings, and New Game+ restarts from a pivotal point in the game rather than the beginning. Superb soundtrack, incredible voice acting, and some of the best writing you have seen in a video game. The combat starts of rather clunky, but gets rewarding once you are used to it. Also available on the Xbox 360.
Ninja-gaiden-sigma Ninja Gaiden Sigma Action A beautiful remake of the original Xbox's Ninja Gaiden, now in glorious 1080p. Contains SHIT FUCKING TONS of additional content. Also, prepare to die a lot, as it's still hard as balls like the original.
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2(1) Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Action The sequel to Ninja Gaiden Sigma and the PS3's refined version of Ninja Gaiden II for the Xbox360. This is obviously supposed to be the improved edition of the Xbox 360 one, and pretty much everything about it is better, except for two things: toned down violence and reduced difficulty. WHAAAAAT!? Get over it though, because this version has shit tons more content and is visually superior.
TheorangeboxPS3 The Orange Box FPS/Puzzle Not only does it include the original Half-Life 2, but it also contains the first two episodes, Portal and Team Fortress 2. However the PS3 version suffers from erratic framerate issues and longer load times as well as random crashes. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Portal 2 ps3 cover Portal 2 FPS/Puzzle This game is leaps and bounds better than Portal in every way, although short definitely worth your time. This game is great and has co-op that actually requires the players to work together as opposed to just lone wolfing. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Prototype-ps3 Prototype Action/Sandbox You are virusman! All you need to know about this game is that you can do an elbow-drop off the top of the Empire State Building into a crowded Times Square. The story is muddled but it centers around your character Alex being a giant dick face. It's silly to even consider him a hero at all, even though he's being characterized as one. Also your love interest is your sister? Graphics are pretty sub-par, enemy AI is pure shit, and the controls are pretty damn messy, but it's still cool. Also available on the Xbox 360 anc PC.
Pureps3front Pure Racing High-intensity ATV racing. Awesome music, beautiful graphics, and sick stunts to perform in midair amidst an awesome guitar riff for no goddamn reason except for looking badass. All the more surprising is that it was published by Disney of all companies. Only setback is that it suffers from a nasty case of rubberbanding, which makes it artificially harder, but also makes winning extremely satisfying. A sequel was planned but got canceled due to low sales. Also available on the Xbox 360.
Vegasbaby Rainbow Six Vegas Squad Based/Tactical It's Rainbow Six, but in Las Vegas. Leading a squad down the Vegas strip and through casinos filled with sounds of slot machines does not get old. Plenty of people still play this and its sequel online. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Backnvegasbaby front Rainbow Six Vegas 2 Squad Based/Tactical More awesome Rainbow Six Vegas action with better graphics and multiplayer. Story is on par with the first game but both are worth playing through. Also there's a new terrorist hunt mode where you go around with bros fighting the impressive AI enemies around the multiplayer maps. Much fun to be had. An all-around improvement on an already amazing game. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
-ps3-ratchet-and-clank-all-4-one Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One Co-Op/Platformer/TPS Basically Sony's own version of Gauntlet:Dark Legacy, or New Super Mario Bros. in it's own light. You can play as all 4 (duh) of the ratchet characters featured on the box art. Which for some is an awesome idea considering how qwark or nefarious were never playable characters. Has online co-op as well, so thats some neat stuff there,too. Not as good as earlier entries in the series but hey, still a Ratchet and Clank game.
Ratchet clank tools of destruction Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction Platformer/TPS The same gunning and platforming action you've come to love. Now with Pixar-esque graphics. Fucking hilarious cut-scenes and some great dialogue. Notably this has recently been re-released as a greatest hits title, dropping the price down to 29.99 and giving it one of those sweetass red cases. Now there's no reason not to own this.
Quest for booty Ratchet and Clank Future: Quest for Booty Platformer/TPS The second game in the future trilogy. A short but sweet Ratchet and Clank title released at a lower price for download from the PSN (and as a disk in PAL territories). Features less content than usually find in Ratchet and Clank, but still fun to play. Has more puzzling and platforming than shooting, seeing as the game pulls a Samus on you right at the beginning. Colorful environments, robot pirates, and zombie robot pirates included.
Ratchet &amp; Clank Future- A Crack in Time2 Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time Platformer/TPS The latest Ratchet and Clank installment, and the final game in the "Future" trilogy. Lengthy and full of moons/planets to explore. Weapon selection is a bit skimpy early on, in an otherwise fantastic sequel.
957923 119990 front-1- Red Dead Redemption Sandbox/Action/Being a Western Dickhead It's essentially Grand Theft Horse. Multiplayer leaves a lot to be desired, just like GTA, but it's still good for a laugh. There's also bear huntin'. Get the Undead Nightmare DLC. You get to kill Zombies and saves towns and shit. You also get to kill MOTHERFUCKING BIGFOOT! Also available on the Xbox 360.
Redfactionbitch front Red Faction: Guerrilla TPS/Sandbox Open-world sandbox environment with completely destructible buildings, decent variety of weapons and enemies, lots of vehicles with good handling and fun multiplayer. What more could you want? Campaign is fun though the music and story are weak. Difficulty gets easier as it goes on, except at the very end when almost every enemy has guass-rifles. The destruction element is the focus here, and it adds more to the fun than you would expect. DLC for more maps online and in wrecking crew mode available, story mode DLC also available. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC (PC version suffers from some porting issues but has a small modding community to make up for it).
Red-faction-armageddon-PS3 Red Faction: Armageddon TPS/Sandbox Great sequel to the original that has awesome weapons and gadgets this side of the universe. Mainly recommended if you like TPS shooters. A.K.A. Resident Evil 4, Dead Space etc. Mr.Toots is the best weapon in the fucking world. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Redseedsprofile Red Seeds Profile Survival Horror Pretty much Twin Peaks - The Game. A Survival Horror game, with some sandbox elements, set in a small rural American town, where a gruesome murder has just occurred. Opens with the main character talking to himself about how Tom and Jerry are an analogy for abusive homosexual relationships. Very silly in a way, but still fun and interesting. Might not be the nicest looking game out there, but still absolutely worth your time if you like a good story. Also available on the Xbox 360 as Deadly Premonition.(NOTE: This version is only available in Japanese (but with English voices), if you've got a Xbox 360 you're better off with that version.)
RE5 Gold Edition ps3 boxart Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition TPS/Survival Horror Move compatible The latest Resident Evil installment. Plays like Resident Evil 4, looking and feeling far more like an action/adventure game than survival horror, making this a loved/hated game among RE fans. This time you play as Chris Redfield in sub-saharan Africa. Pretty good single player campaing, great if you play through with a second player, and any of the various other multi-player modes make for good fun too. Gold Edition has several added features including additional play modes and Move support. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC, though obviously without Move features (PC doesn't have the Gold Edition).
Resistance-fall-of-man Resistance: Fall of Man FPS A kickass launch FPS both traditional and modern in feel. A weapons wheel gives the player a lot of freedom in how they want to dispatch enemies, making the game fun and varied. Features lots of unique weapons (each with a secondary fire-mode), such as a gun that shoots out barriers. However an old health bar system, lack of ammo, and SPARSE checkpoints make the game PUNISHINGLY AWESOMELY difficult. Great multiplayer, too, but not many people play it anymore.
Resistance2 Resistance 2 FPS Similar to the first but with massive bosses. Many things have been added and taken away, for example you can only carry 2 guns at a time now. The main story does not support co-op, but there is a co-op only mode that has a mission structure to it, and can be really fucking hard without 4 players (and even then). 60 person online competitive play. Sequel is out and plays more like the first.
Resistance 3 box art Resistance 3 FPS The 3rd chapter of insomniac's awesome resistance series is pretty neato. No health regen and there are cool weapons!
14910-1- Resonance of Fate JRPG Known as End of Eternity in Japan, this is a somewhat slow JRPG with a steep learning curve, complex battle mechanics (but fun when you get the hang of them), and an okay/decent story revolving around the climate wreaking havoc on humanity. The story takes a back seat to the actual gameplay. Characters are fairly generic JRPG characters (except for Vashyron, who is pimp as fuck and voiced by NOLAN NORTH) but the environments can be pretty cool looking. Also available on the Xbox 360.
Ridge Racer 7 Coverart Ridge Racer 7 Racing It's Ridge Racer.  RIIIIIIIIDGGEEE RAAACERRRRR (6.5)! An arcade racer with an emphasis on high speed and over-the-top drifting, to the point where the brake button is never used. Despite the name, most of the cars and tracks were rehashed from Ridge Racer 6 on the 360. Slipstreaming, extensive car customization and native 1080p support have been added. Custom soundtracks are gone, but you can buy songs from earlier games through PSN. It's one of the cheapest PS3 games around, so even if you already have 6 it's worth getting.
Runefactoryps3 Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny Action RPG Move compatible A new entry in the RF series, akin to Frontier, but with different advancements, specifically sailing the high seas. If you've played previous games, you should know what to expect, marryan, combat, etc., but there's some neat twists (like two different-sex characters sharing the same body). You can be male or female from the start, unlike RF2. You can raise monsters and have them fight alongside you. Also, you travel on the back of a giant gigas, who can uproot islands, help you explore, and fight OTHER giants, putting you in control of him to rumble. The farming sadly took a hit versus the action. Not perfect, but if you're an RF fan, you'll enjoy it. If not, maybe not.
R.U.S.E. R.U.S.E. RTS Move compatible Don't be turned away by the presence of a console RTS, R.U.S.E. is fun to play on any platform, and best of all the PS3 version supports the Move controller! Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Boxart eu siren-blood-curse Siren: Blood Curse Survival Horror Re-imagining of the original Siren/Forbidden Siren game for PS3. Horror story roughly in the style of Silent Hill. Contains elements of stealth and bashing the undead ("shibito" in the game) and is structured in tv-style episodes. The backstory and environment are incredibly interesting, the atmosphere is on par with Silent Hill (both series were created by the same guy) although it's definitely a lot more Japanese than that series. The camera is kinda terrible, but if you're into survival Horror then it's nothing you won't be able to handle. Incredibly underrated but definitely not recommended if you don't like horror games à la Silent Hill.
Gangsta bitch Saint's Row 2 Sandbox Basically Grand Theft Auto IV, except without the brown and seriousness. If you like any Grand Theft Auto before IV you'll probably like this. Also, it has an awesome character creator. Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Sengoku Basara Samurai Heroes PS3 5 Sengoku Basara: Samurai Heroes Hack n Slash A Dynasty Warriors-esque hack n slash game made by our good friends at Capcom. It's actually the third game in the series, but the US only got the first one, which was called Devil Kings and was full of edits. Now you can enjoy all the over the top, VERY Japanese action translation of the Sengoku period of Japanese history. It may not be historically accurate, but it's still one of the most fun of the "slashing hundreds of soldiers" style action games.

Also available on the Wii.

ShadowsOfthedamnedPS3front Shadows of the Damned Action/Third-Person Shooter killer7, Resident Evil 4, Silent Hill, and Devil May Cry had an orgy and this popped out. Gaming's crazy rapist uncle Suda51 (killer7, No More Heroes) teamed up with Shinji Mikami (Resident Evil, Vanquish, God Hand) and Akira Yamaoka (Silent Hill) to bring us Shadows of the Damned.You play as Garcia Hotspur, demon hunter extraordinaire. Garcia's hot girlfriend is kidnapped by the Lord of the Underworld. Garcia follows the lord to hell in order to save her. With Johnson, his British former-demon sidekick who also serves as his gun/motorcycle/tourguide through hell, Garcia must save his girlfriend before satan fucks her. The game is full of sexual innuendo and plenty of other jokes. It plays like Resident Evil 4 and killer7, only better. It is worth a buy for sure.Also available on the Xbox 360.
Civilizationrevolutionps3 Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution Turn-based strategy

A wonderfully simplified console port of your average Civilization game. Online multiplayer is a blast. Matches can stretch for hours at a time. Plus it has a textbook's worth of historical info in the extras section.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Singstar-queen Singstar: Queen Rhythm Queen is one of the manliest bands ever, right? If you answered yes, get this game. There are other editions of SingStar on the PS3 (Abba, Motown, regular, etc), plus you can download other songs, and even use PS2 SingStar songs if you swap the discs out (but you better buy Queen first, damnit.)
Skate3ps3 Skate 3 Sports/Simulation

Take Tony Hawk, make it more realistic, more slow-paced, and less arcadey, and you've got the Skate series. Note to anyone who played the demo and is interested in buying the game: the recent patches made hardcore mode way better. The grinding feels a lot better. If you intend on buying DLC; get After Dark (free), and the Skate Create upgrade pack (not free). If you're into skateboarding games, this is the one to get.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Slycollectionboxart The Sly Collection Adventure/Platformer/Furry

Move compatible

Glorious HD re-release of the Sly Cooper trilogy. Not only is the collection presented in glorious redone HD graphics, but it also has 3D support and added minigames with Move support. Great fun and a must have if you love platformers. If you already own the PS2 versions, it's still a worthy investment.
SOCOM-Confrontation-box-art SOCOM: Confrontation TPS/Combat Third person military action fun with the ability to order your squad around with voice commands.
Sonics ultimate genesis collection Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection Collection

Amazing collection of classic genesis titles for the PS3/360. Also features a few games great for couch co-op with friends like the Golden Axe games, and the Sonic games. STREETS OF RAGE 2!

Sonic unleashed ps3 Sonic Unleashed Platformer

Received universally bad reviews, and is almost always made fun of, but apparently some people still like it. The PS3 and 360 versions have plane levels with Tails and improved graphics over the PS2 and Wii versions. Day gameplay is pretty goddammned fast, but the werehog gameplay is fucking weird. Also available on the Xbox 360, Wii, and PS2.

Sonic-sega-all-stars-racing-ps3- Sonic and Sega All Stars Racing Racing

Pretty much Sega characters racing in different vehicles on different tracks. Kinda fun. Just like mario kart in its own way. Very much like Mario Kart except a banana doesn't put you back into 0 Mph. The Wii version forces motion controls, which is bullshit. Also available on the Xbox 360, PC, Wii, and DS.

Sc4 ps3 Soulcalibur IV 3D Fighting

The fourth Soulcalibur amps up the fanservice even more, now with more revealing outfits that fall apart during battle. Includes many new characters designed by notorious manga artists along with Star Wars characters. The combat system is fairly meh, but the character creation system alone is in-depth and flexible enough to be very fun. A pretty-looking diversion.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Spider-Man-Shattered-Dimensions-Box-Art Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions Action/Stealth Got some crap for not being all open world like its predecessors, but its still a damn good game on its on regard. Plays more reminiscent of the PSOne games, with some stealth for good measure.
Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.
Ss front Split/Second Racing/Action An awesome title from Blackrock, the guys who made Pure. It's a racing game, but instead of trying to pass your opponents through driving skill, you can instead blow up the environment around them, destroying their car and knocking them out of the race momentarily. Amazing set pieces to alter the track you are racing on, made all the more amazing by its beautiful graphics engine. There are only eleven tracks, but no race is the same no matter now many times you race on it, so it's not an issue. Online multiplayer is also a blast (literally and figuratively).

Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.

Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition 2.5D Fighting The new, NEW addition to the Street Fighter Series, Includes New charcters Evil Ryu, Oni (shin akuma Essentialy a new shoto character, not just an OP akuma),and Yun and Yang! Recommended over SSFIV, but no biggie if you got that version, because this is DLC as well for SSFIV and a game in itself! Getting the DLC seems better because it's only 15 bucks compared to the 35-40 dollar disc based game.Also available on the Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS, and on PC (as 'Arcade Edition').
Tekken6ps3 Tekken 6 3D Fighting The newest Tekken. Had somewhat laggy netcode in the beginning, but now it's as good as every other fighter out there. If you like Tekken, get this. The biggest complaint about this version is that juggling has gotten a little out of control. If you're a fan of previous titles, you'll fucking HAET new Rage system. And yes, you CAN'T turn it off. Also, if you like to play it alone, get ready for Azazel. This motherfucker is even worse than Jinpachi. MUCH WORSE.
252px-Time Crisis 4 cover art Time Crisis: Razing Storm Light Gun/Rail Shooter

Move compatible

A re-release of Time Crisis 4 that also includes Razing Storm, a Time Crisis spinoff where you're some dudes on steroids destroying everything. If two awesome Time Crisis games weren't enough, this ALSO includes Deadstorm Pirates, another pretty fun arcade shooter that is definitely on easy mode, as you are a pirate god and have unlimited bullets. Not only do you get three kickass arcade shooters, this works with BOTH the Guncon 3, if you have it, and the Playstation Move! If you enjoy arcade shooters, there is absolutely NO reason to get vanilla TC4 over this.
Transmorphers front Transformers:
War for Cybertron.
TPS

Do NOT mistake this for one of those HORRIBLE licensed Transformers games. This game does not tie in to any of the movies. It's a unique third person shooter, coded in the Unreal 3 Engine. Has online multiplayer. Received good reviews. 'Also available on the Xbox 360 and PC.

A sequel Fall of Cybertron has been announced for 2012.

637240 220883 front Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 2D Fighting

IT'S ULTIMATE MAHVEL BAYBEE!!! 12 new characters, bringing up the roster to 48. Rebalanced (except Wesker), and a much, MUCH more playable online, and other stuff, like new stages and a mode where you play as Galactus. What's also new is "Heroes and Heralds" mode, which lets you collect cards of characters that give you insane abilities like Parry and Invisibility. (Coming Soon) PRINGLES AS FUCK.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Uncharted Uncharted:
Drake's Fortune
Adventure/TPS An Indiana Jones-style adventure in which a handsome American archaeologist gets tangled up in Caribbean terrorism whilst destroying priceless archaeological ruins. The jungle environment brings out vividly-colored levels and shooting is dynamic and cover-based a la Gears of War. A very well-crafted adventure.
Uncharted-2-Among-Thieves-Box-Art Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Adventure/TPS Nathan Drake's next adventure takes him to the Himalayas. Uncharted 2 amplifies the formula established in the first game, but stunned critics with its astoundingly-crafted set pieces and wonderfully cinematic style; it really is like playing through an adventure movie. Some bland and unnecessary puzzles break up the action on occasion. Solid multiplayer. 96% rating on Metacritic.
Valkyria cover Valkyria Chronicles SRPG/TPS

A blend of turn-based strategy, FPS, and RPG mechanics in an alternate-Earth setting circa World War I. Uses a gorgeous graphics engine to make everything look like it's drawn. Has solid gameplay and interactions actually make you care about your units. As a general tip, orders are your friends.

(BEWARE: The orders are incredibly over-powered when used on Scouts and ruins a lot of the fun.)

Vanquish ps3 Vanquish TPS A fast-paced, arcade-style shooter by Shinji Mikami. A cheesy America vs. Russia story serves as the backdrop for this fun, visually stylish game that penalizes you for taking cover too often and is all about racking up points. Its power-sliding mechanic is already being copied by every important upcoming shooter. Its greatest shortcoming is probably its cumbersome ammo aquisition system, but it's still a total blast. The story is hard to follow, even harder to care about.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

Virtuafighter5 Virtua Fighter 5 3D Fighting What would you expect? Awesome Virtua Fightan in its fifth outing.
Wangan midnight ps3 cover Wangan Midnight Racing I LOVE MY WANGAN. Highway racean based on the original manga/arcade games.
Warhawk-cover Warhawk TPS/Flight A slightly quirky, entertaining light 3rd person shooter. Only Multiplayer, so don't buy if you don't have internets on your PS3. Pretty fun game, and has a good amount of players, and constantly gets a supply of new content. The controls will probably be a little confusing at first.
Way-of-the-samurai-3 Way of the Samurai 3 Action/Adventure

Continues the same gameplay and style as the first two (which are on the recommended list of PS2 games), but now has a stronger emphasis on 'good vs. evil' (not unlike KotOR), though here it's more 'honorable vs. greedy'. The only real flaw of the game is graphics; they're not bad by any means, but they could be much, much better for a seventh generation game. However, it is still highly recommended unless you disliked the first two.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

WETPS3 WET Action/Hack 'n' Slash A title that makes it seem Quentin Tarantino and Suda51 collaborated together to make a kickass game! Gun sound makes you want to kill yourself after some hours of playing, other than that the game is really cool, and has awesome music. It's sort of like the old Max Payne games on crack. This sentence alone should make you want to play it.

Also available on the Xbox 360.

White Knight Chronicles White Knight Chronicles: International Edition JRPG

A massive console role-playing game developed by Level-5. The story mode is single player, but you can take your story character and participate in multiplayer missions which add a lot to the game, including all the ultimate stuff. It initially received a large amount of hype prior to its Japanese release, but gained only lukewarm reception from critics. White Knight Chronicles has 100 hours worth of gameplay and several enemies are quite large in size.

If you're apprehensive, the sequel is said to be better and will include an improved version of the first.

Yakuza3 boxart Yakuza 3 Beat 'Em Up The Yakuza series is a testament to amazing games with old-school oriented beat 'em up gameplay. You play as fucking Japanese gangsters beating up Japanese gangsters, what more do you want? The first game was built off the remains of Shenmue, so at least you know Sega did something with it. The Western versions got some content cut from it (no host clubs and Japanese history trivia). Gets bonus points for having a great story, and a lengthy video summary of the first two games in case you haven't played them.
Yakuza 4 cover temp2 Yakuza 4 Beat 'Em Up

It's more Yakuza. This time you play as 3 new characters as well as everyones favourite gangster with a heart of gold.

Yakuza 3 Cover Yakuza Kenzan Beat 'Em Up Look up to Yakuza. Okay, now replace "Japanese gangsters" with "Japanese gangster samurai from ancient Japan." And there ya go. Fantastic. Unfortunately, unlike Yakuza 3, this entry isn't likely to get a western release, but if you want to hold out from importing to wait and see what Sega will do, no one would blame you.
Yakuza dead souls Yakuza: Dead Souls Beat 'Em Up/TPS Yakuza with zombies. No seriously. Much more focus on guns and features a pretty cool "sniper mode" that lets you perform various cool cinematic moves. Western release is now known as Yakuza: Dead Souls (no, not Dark Souls) and will be available in the West from March 2012

PSN Games

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Psone classics PSOne recommendations you can get through the PSN service. (Note: Currently US only, but EU/PAL should be added soon.)

Title Genre Description Screenshot
After Burner Climax Flight/Action/Shoot 'em Up Classic After Burner gameplay, updated graphics and controls. Incredibly addictive and has tons of "EX Options" to change up gameplay, as well as the option to swap out the J-rock soundtrack for After Burner 2's chiptunes. A direct port of the arcade version by Sega AM2. Also available on 360. After burner climax
Beyond Good and Evil HD Action/Adventure The cult classic from the makers of Rayman makes its way to PSN with an HD uplift. An action/adventure game with stealth elements, a good style, solid gameplay, and a surprisingly deep story involving a government conspiracy and the photographer bent on exposing it. Seriously, if you don't have a copy/haven't played it, buy it. Let them know that the sequel is wanted. 609596 20110225 640screen001
Blast Factor: Advanced Research Shoot 'Em Up Pretty much Geometry Wars, but you fight against the ongoing infection in certain specimens. This one is less on survival and more on completion. Cleanse 8 cells and move on to the next specimen. Simple and fun. Blastfactoradvanced
Braid Pretentious Puzzle Platformer Use some very well-done time manipulation powers to save the princess. Or maybe it's a girlfriend. Or candy. Or the atomic bomb. Don't pay attention to the story, just pay attention to the myriad of time-powers (and the ending is pretty good too). Also on PC and 360. Braid screenshot05-1-
Burn, Zombie, Burn! Run 'N Gun A top-down mop-killing shooter where your job is to play as a Bruce Campbell rip-off and flamethrower as many zombies as you can. You get score multipliers for however many zombies are currently on fire. Pick this up if you wanna kill some time and zombies. Also on PC. Burn-zombie-burn-20090310111238701 640w-1-
Castle Crashers Beat-'Em-Up/RPG One of the best couch multiplayer games this gen. Up to 4 players pick from different classes with different spells, weapons, and familiars, then tear the shit out of everything on screen. You also level up to learn new skills and power up your abilities. Has some of the craziest boss fights of recent gens. PSN version also includes extras and a new volleyball game mode. Also on Xbox Live. Castle-crashers
Comet Crash Tower Defence Standard tower defence Unique tower defence game where you can produce units, sort of making it an RTS/Tower Defense hybrid. Though definitely more on the tower defence side of things. Kill shit and get money, upgrade, repeat. 5492-1-
Costume Quest Adventure/RPG Note: Best played around Halloween. You play as a kid trying to rescue your sibling kidnapped by troll-like monsters. However, this game has a nostalgic childhood-like feel to it. The dialogue, the attitudes, along with the general humor and plot can really take you back. In dealing with obstacles, you find, build, and use costumes and their abilities to proceed, such as a light-up toy sword to scare away darkness phantoms. The battles are a little simple, but play well enough and are rather cute and silly, being hilariously exaggerated through imagination. The game is a little short, but the DLC expansion chapter rounds it out nicely. Costume Quest
Crash Commando Run 'N Gun/Shoot 'Em A multiplayer focused side scrolling dual-stick shooter in a similar style as Soldat for the PC. Players run around arenas using one of six default weapons or other discoverable weapons or vehicles blowing each other up. Good fun online, and supports bots online and offline. No split screen unfortunately. Has a decent amount of DLC. Crash1-1-
Critter Crunch Puzzle A surprisingly original "match three" style puzzle game with GORGEOUS 2D animation. You have a big row of critters of varying sizes and qualities, such as poison or exploding critters, and you have to grab smaller ones, feed them to bigger ones, destroy big sections of similar critters, eat the crystals, and repeat. The challenge and puzzle modes are really well thought out, too. Plus, it's like 6 bucks, goddamn. Critter-crunch-20090608115202940 640w-1-
Crystal Defenders Tower Defence A Final Fantasy tower defence game where you place units in strategic areas and face against 300 waves of monsters in the span of three chapters. Also on wii and iPhone Crystal-defenders-20090717084610791 640w
Cuboid Puzzle Move the cube from point A to point B while fending against puzzling obstacles preventing your success. A pretty challenging and fun puzzle game. Has pretty good music too. 5708-1-
Dark Mist Action Adventure A game very reminiscent to Legend of Zelda on the NES. An overhead dungeon crawler where you can gain hearts, diamonds, keys, and crescent moons. Master several dungeons and defeat bosses and you got yourself a nice lil' Zelda-like game. You even have a spin attack for fuck's sake. Not available in North America, Europe and Japan only. Dark mist ps3-766085
Daytona USA Arcade Racing DAAAAYYTONNNNNNNNNNNNAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.

The arcade classic returns once again to home consoles. A perfect port of the arcade version, which holds up surprisingly well. Three courses, three difficulties, Logitech GT Driving Force steering wheel support (only one supported, God knows why) and a Karaoke mode. Not that you needed that to sing along to the fantastic music any way, with such classics as Let's Go Away and Sky High.

DeathSpank Action RPG/Diablo-esque A goofy Action RPG by Ron Gilbert of Monkey Island fame. Do heroic deeds like stuffing annoying orphans in a bag, slaying stoopid chickens, hammering magical poop out of demons, and more as you quest for an ancient, powerful artifact: The Artifact. A bit short, but fun, easy to control and great humor. Gets better with the more weapons and skills you get. A pal can co-op in at anytime as SPARKLES THE WIZARD. He shares your health bar, but has handy magic like ranged damage and healing. DeathSpank
DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue Action RPG/Diablo-esque DeathSpank ventures to the war-torn land north of last game. Humor and quests are mostly the same, if not better; but now your arsenal is more impressive. Poison bazookas, ice grenades, laser monocles, earthquake shovels, etc. replace the medieval gear before (the new melee weapons act like the old ones, so no worries). The DLC is mostly for fun, but goes cheap anyways. Note: Console versions may sometimes get bugged with a late-game quest, but Hothead is willing to help anyone who encounters it. DeathSpank-Thongs-of-Virtue-Announced-Coming-In-September
Dead Nation Top Down 2 Stick Shooter Awesome co-op top down shooter. It doesn't sound original at all (you run through levels and kill hordes of zombies while purchasing upgrades for weapons and amor), but it's one of the most polished and fleshed out top down arcade games you'll play. 185869-dn1
Earthworm Jim HD Side-Scrolling/Run-'N-Gun/Platformer Rediscover the grooviest action game of all time in full hi-def glory with Earthworm Jim HD! For the first time, grab friends and combine your wormy powers in four-player co-op! If you never played Earthworm Jim back in the retro days now's the perfect chance to check it out. Earthworm Jim
Echochrome Puzzle A very Escher-esque puzzle game in a minimalist style where the camera angle determines the shape of the level. Will hurt your mind after a while. Comes with level editor. Echochrome 02-1-
Elefunk Puzzle A bridge making game that tests the bridges you make by withstanding the weight of the elephants that walk across it. NO, this doesn't make you an outstanding architect. Actually really easy. Elefunk
Fat Princess Strategy/Multiplayer A mix of strategy and cake-feeding action in this multiplayer oriented game. Up to 32 people compete in 2 teams to rescue their princess, while feeding the hostage princess to make her fatter and harder to rescue. Has classes, resource gathering, and more. The DLC addes even MORE stuff, but isn't mandatory. Also has a PSP spinoff that plays quite similarly. The biggest flaw of this game is that matches can sometimes turn into a never-ending tug-of-war. Fat-princess-20090803030755641 640w-1-
flOw Puzzle A short game that's the precursor to Flower, Flow takes place on a microscopic scale where you control plankton that must gobble up other plankton. With the expansion, there are six different plankton in all. Simple gameplay, but extremely soothing. Flow february
Flower Puzzle/Sim You play as a gust of wind/flower petal that goes around and blooms other flowers, normally to complete an objective. Extremely beautiful and relaxing. Sixaxis controls and fun and don't feel gimicky. You might think this game is for pansies (HURR PUN) but if you just get over yourself and try it you might be suprised. Sce flower
Gravity Crash Shooter Pretty cool 2D shooter. 8836-1-
Gunstar Heroes Run 'n Gun A goddamn classic. Check out the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive page here if you don't remember it. Gunstarheroes3-1-
GTI Club + Rally Cote D'Azur Racing The classic GTI Club arcade game, now on the PS3 with improved graphics. Gti club
Hard Corps: Uprising Action Shooter Made by Arc System Works of Guilty Gear and BlazBlue fame, this "spiritual successor" to Contra: Hard Corps is all you could ask for and then some. The game is beautiful, the soundtrack kicks ass, and you'll be in awe at how smooth the controls are. What are you waiting for, go and get what may possibly be the best Contra game of this gen! 997471 20110314 640screen003
The Last Guy Sim/Puzzle An absolutely bizarre game where you control a good zombie in a top-down view on city maps that look like satellite maps. You must rescue civilians trapped inside buildings while dodging bad zombies - it plays a little like the classic Snake game. Ps3-the-last-guy-1223649259-6-1-
Limbo Platformer Black-and-white puzzle platforming adventure. Short, but supposedly worth it. Limbo
LocoRoco Cocoreccho Platform Same as the other LocoRock games on the PSP, but now you use your controler. Guide your LocoRoco to the goal in a beautiful environment. LocoRoco-Cocoreccho-1
Lumines Supernova Puzzle/Rhythm A semi-port of a kickass PSP game, Lumines is a puzzle game with rhythm elements - blocks fall from the top of the playing field and it's your job to create a 2x2 square of matching colors before the time line sweeps them away. It's like Tetris meets your local club DJ. Has free DLC and regular DLC. Lumines supernova
Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalker TCG Good MTG game, best for beginners to the game since decks are pre-made and while you unlock cards, you can't make custom decks. I might be in the minority, but this is what got this anon into the real card game. Magic-the-gathering-duels-of-the-planeswalkers-20090113031444284 640w
Marvel V.S. Capcom 2: New Age Of Heroes 2D Fighting/RIDE TAKAN GONNA TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE! This awesome game is now in DLC for on the PS3/360! Pretty much a port of the DC version, this port is worth getting not just because it's fucking MvC2 alone, but because IT HAS GREAT FUCKING ONLINE TOO! Its around 15 bucks so choose wisely... Sequence 5 bmp jpgcopy
Mega Man 9 Jump'n'Run It's Mega Man, back to 8bit style, still hard as balls (although some claim it's still too easy, they're just trying to look hardcore, it's not working). If you liked the old games, you'll like this one. Mm9
Mega Man 10 Jump'n'Run Same as 9, it continues the series in the lovely 8bit style. Easier than 9, especially if you play as Bass, it'll can still kick your ass. This one has more variety in it, with creative mini-bosses (almost 1 per stage) and stages. Protoman and Bass are playable as well. Mm10
The Secret of Monkey Island Adventure One of the most famous and successful adventure games ever made, this one is considered a cult classic by many. Help the "mighty pirate" Guybrush Threepwood defeat the evil ghost pirate LeChuck, win the love of the beautiful Elaine Marley and uncover the titular secret of Monkey Island. Exceptional writing and humor, this game is a mandatory play for everyone who loves adventures everyone. This is a remake with modern graphics and voice acting. The artstyle is generally agreed upon to be ugly and the controls are fucktarded, but you can also switch to the original graphics and interface easily. Monkey island remake
Monkey Island 2: LeChuck's Revenge Adventure Just like Monkey Island 1, but longer, funnier, and all around better. Get a job by tainting soup with a rat, kidnap two large animals for your twisted machinations, practice voodoo against your foes, and cause two huge explosions while stealing everything that's not nailed down. This is also has a remake with redone graphics and full voice acting. The remake art is better looking this time around, but you can still return to the original style at will. Monkey island 2 remake
Namco Museum Essentials Minigame Well, it's a collection of Namco games. Now with achievement-ish systems and other miscellaneous unlockables. Not bad for a nostalgia trip or for giving younger kids something easy to pick-up-and-play. Rev up your Solvalou and give this a go. 136590-NME screen2-620x
Noby Noby Boy Sim/Sandbox/Being A Dickhead The entire point of Noby Noby Boy is to stretch your character boy. That's it. But it's really weird and inventive, and you can spend hours just fucking around and eating people, and seeing how much you make GIRL grow. Everyone who plays the game reports their points, and they all get tallied up. Each point grows GIRL a little longer. Collectively, we've gone past Jupiter in actual distance. That's actually a pretty fucking crazy achievement. It's only 5$ so there's no excuse not to support this gem of a mindfuck. Also, local multiplayer up to four players. Noby
Pain Physics You launch people out of a canon and try to hurt them as much as possible, while also trying to fuck up the environment as much as possible. You can also make the people you launch grab onto things, which opens the door to all sorts of crazy madness (grabbing onto a subway for example). Sounds simple but it can be pretty damn cool. Pain-psn-490
Pixeljunk Eden Platformer A minimalist platformer where you control a 'grimp', a sort of bug that is able to jump and stick onto plants and rocks in the game, as well as create threads. You need to learn to extend your thread to swing and leap higher and higher. Uses heavily stylized graphics and a soundtrack guaranteed to blow your mind. Pixeljunk eden impressions
PixelJunk Monsters Defense/Strategy An entertaining strategic tower defense game. Hoards of enemies attack your lives and you must build towers on the trees to protect them. Upgrades, nine types of towers, many different types of enemies to kill. Comes with Co-Op and Remote Play. There's also a PSP Ultimate edition. Pixeljunkms1
Pixeljunk Shooter/PixelJunk Shooter 2 Shooter/Puzzle Glide around, shoot things, save people, and enjoy that soundtrack. Just make sure your engine doesn't overheat. Getting a sequel soon. SEQUEL IS ALREADY OUT: supposedly not as great as the first one but still good. Pixeljunk-shooter-header-685x385
PixelJunk Sidescroller Shoot'em up A PixelJunk styled shmup, complete with real imitation arcade cabinet screen, high score leaderboards and various difficulties. It's rumoured that this game is actually being played by the crew on the spaceship in PixelJunk Shooter...
Piyotama Puzzle Kind of like Tetris Attack, lining up four in a line, but you have to slide your rows all the way while maintaining some pieces outside the board. It's a new type of puzzle game for all who like Tetris Attack or Meteos. Piyotama 500
Rag Doll Kung Fu: Fists of Plastic 2D Fighting/Beat 'Em Up Sort of like super smash bros, but with it's own perks. It's 100% balanced for example, because all the characters are the same. You can shoot out energy balls and do rocket punches n shit. It's a lot more "flowing" than smash bros. Just try it. G277
Rocket Knight Platformer/Shoot 'Em Up The new Rocket Knight game with Sparkster hacking and slashing and shooting and jetpacking through many levels. Is slightly difficult and lacks a little more variety, but it's still a fun ass Rocket Knight. 977248 20091020 790screen001
Savage Moon Tower Defence A tower defence game so hard they actually had to release an easy-mode patch for it. A PSP sequel has been released that is much supperior to this game (except graphics). Savage moon profilelarge
Scott Pilgrim VS. The World: The Game Beat 'Em Up Even if you you're not a fan, this game stands on its own, despite paying tribute to old school beat em' ups like Final Fight and River City Ransom. You level up and obtain new moves, eat food to increase your stats and beat the SHIT out of everyone in an epic 4-player co-op while listening to some really awesome Anamanaguchi music. Only setback is no online services. For the fans, it stays faithful to the aspects of the comics and some stuff from the movie as well. If you love games like Castle Crashers and such then check this too. Also on Xbox Live. 1448349-11 tr scottpilgrimvstheworldcomiccon 072310 1500 14 super
Shatter Shooter Breakout/Arkanoid clone with some fresh features and nice awesome music Also on PC with added features. Shatter 002
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 Platformer Very short, (like every 2D sonic HERP DERP) but REALLY FUN. Same fun 2D gameplay that even the couple of changes, such as lock-on, doesn't ruin it. A (finally) great Sonic game for what it is worth. Also on Live Arcade and WiiWare 20839s4 360 z1a3 001
Space Invaders Infinity Gene Shoot-'Em-Up Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is a great evolution for the classic series and one of the best space shooters in recent years. If you like shoot 'em ups you'll like this, since it takes elements from all sorts of them. Seig02
Stacking Adventure Double Fine's Industrial Age tale remixes traditional Point-And-Click with Stacking Dolls. As a tiny doll, the young lead Charlie can't do much alone, but he can stack within others and manipulate people using the status, prestige, and abilities of his disguises. This is a bit short, but there are actually multiple solutions for nearly every puzzle and the game encourages/entices you to find all of them in replays. The aesthetics are just delightful, recalling silent movies and plays, but filled with the color and technology seen in the era proper. Definitely try the demo if nothing more. Stacking
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars Sports/Minigame Wins the award for "Most Descriptive Title". You control small rocket-powered cars that can FUCKING FLY and you play soccer with them. Split-screen multiplayer is a blast, and the theme song is pure camp. Supersonic-acrobatic-rocket-powered-battle-cars-screens-of-in-game-action-running-on-playstation-3-20080808095740304 640w
Super Stardust HD Shoot 'Em Up One of the first titles released on the PSN, this dual stick shoot-em-up is one part Asteroids and one part Geometry Wars. Use three upgradeable weapons, bombs, and a booster to blast your way through 5 levels of asteroids, dangerous aliens and some pretty huge bosses. Features two player mode and several expansions that add a whole new host of fun extra modes. Great music and shiny graphics round out the package. Stardust hd
Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition 2D Fighting Port of one of the best and most beloved fighting games of all time, except this time, Capcom wow'd us with challenges, Online Gameplay, Dipswitches, Unlockables, and best of all, GGPO NETCODE! Thats some cool shit there, bro. Street-Fighter-3-Third-Strike-Online-Edition Launch-Announcement s1
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 2D PAZZURU FAIGHTING Just like below, Capcom re-released one of the best puzzle fighting games of all time. (if that even is a real genre.) you just sit back and watch the kawaii fly. But in all seriousness, a fuckawesome game that is now clear as fucking crystal and in HD. Online multiplayer also! Super-puzzle-fighter-ii-turbo-hd-remix-20070829064201534-000
Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix 2D Fighting The last version of Street Fighter II (a game that has been continually updated/re-released since its first release in 1991, so 'last' should be interpreted loosely). It has all the characters. It is solid, balanced, the music has been remixed by OCRemix, and all the backgrounds/characters have be redrawn to support HD by UDON. Some character movelists have been expanded and tweaked to give the game not only more depth, but balance as well (for example Ryu can do a Hadouken fake, which sets you up for a combo). Online Multiplayer doesn't hurt either. Sf2hd
Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection 3D Fighting It's Tekken 5, downloadable, with extra features, such as online play. Do want. Tekken-5-dark-resurrection 1
The Baconing Action RPG/Diablo-esque The 3rd chapter of the Death Spank games isn't even titled Death Spank, but the love is still there! Not as good as the other Death Spank games, but it's not really horrible either. Deathspank-the-baconing-pc-ps3-xbox-360-review-screenshots-2
Tori-Emaki Misc. Also known as "bird-picture scroll" it's an interactive picture scroll which is pretty nice. Utilizes the Playstation Eye. Tori emaki
Trash Panic Puzzle An insanely tough puzzler where you need to compact trash into a garbage can by smashing and breaking it up. 6 stages on normal mode that get progressively crazier. 3465893769 83d2fd3097 o
Trine Platformer Beautiful physics-based platformer set in a colorful world where you switch between three different characters to use their unique abilities to defeat skeletons, collect hidden treasures and build platforms to climb on. Also has local co-op where you and two friends pick a character each and play together. Has a sequel coming soon on PC/Mac with online co-op, and is possibly coming to PSN too.

Also available on PC/Mac.

Wipeout HD Fury Racing/Action Very fast futuristic racer with great graphics and a fantastic soundtrack where you shoot at the other racers and what not, sort of like a (much) more hardcore Mario Kart. Runs in 1080p at a fluid 60 fps, and 3D. Includes 8 tracks (you can also listen to music off of your hard-drive), 8 ships (with several skins) and 4 game modes. Wipeout HD Fury adds 12 new tracks, 13 new skins, 3 new game modes (Including the fan-favorite eliminator!) and some new music, and is also available as a Blu-Ray game in Europe, if you prefer a tangible variant. Supports online and split-screen. Wipeout-hd-20080820000821510 640w-1-
Worms 2: Armageddon Turn-Based/Side-Scrolling/Physics/Shooter Worms 2: Armageddon is the most fully-featured Worms game ever. With four player online and offline multiplayer, voice support, a raft of new weapons (including the return of some iconic weapons from the past), all-new high-definition landscape themes, new play modes, hats, skins, speech-banks, loads of other customization and to top it all off, a highly-involving single player experience with tutorials, deathmatches, races, fort games, and puzzles. It's a package as high on fun as it is destruction.

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ZEN Pinball Pinball Simulation Have you ever noticed how a lot of pinball games are floaty and weird and have completely unrealistic physics? Don't you just hate that? Yeah, apparently so did Zen Studios: This isn't a video pinball game so much as a physics simulator with pinball rules bolted on. If you're a pin veteran frustrated by how you can't use any of your usual ball control in video games, play this. Comes with four tables, and the DLC tables are $2.50 each, but are totally worth it.

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