Top 10 PS3 Games [Best Recommendations]

INTRODUCTION

Sony’s PS3 has indeed been an impressive gaming console. Not only was the design something innovative but the list of single and multiplayer games was incredibly long. With easily hundreds of games, many would wonder what the best PS3 games out there are. That’s why we here at Honey’s Anime felt it necessary to find the best the PS3 has to offer and make a list of it for your reading pleasure. Yes folks, your eyes don’t deceive you today we are looking at the Top 10 PS3 games ever made.

First let’s be honest, this wasn’t an easy list to make and while we’re not complaining we just feel it is imperative people know that the PS3 has a long list of games. Released in 2006, the PS3 still has games releasing despite the newest PS4 having released in 2013. That means eleven years of great gaming material has blessed gamers worldwide! Our list brings us to nearly the beginning of PS3’s initial release to only a few years ago. We here at Honey’s Anime made sure to pay close attention to not only our own hearts, but the fans as well to make this list not just ours but yours as well. Now then, we step into the annals of history to begin our list proper just down below.

10. BioShock Infinite

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
  • Publisher: 2K Games
  • Developer: Irrational Games
  • Release Date: Mar 26, 2013

In order to clean his record from past gambling debts, Booker DeWitt is assigned a mission to save a young woman named Elizabeth. Booker heads towards the last place Elizabeth was confirmed for, a city literally within the sky called Columbia. Upon arrival, Booker realizes there’s something very off about those who reside in Columbia. Lead by a leader named Comstock, Booker will soon realize the people of Columbia want to be as far removed from the land below as possible. In order to save the girl and possibly his own past, Booker will need to survive those whose ideals are embedded in older ways.

BioShock Infinite is a no brainer for our Top 10 PS3 games list. While released on many newer consoles as of currently, the PS3 version was truly very strong upon release. If you’re new to BioShock games, BioShock Infinite continues the first person shooting gameplay the series has been known for. Players will use various altered guns and special abilities called Vigors which allow for cool feats such as controlling machines or various elements. With amazing graphics and incredible gameplay, it’s easy why this would be on anyone’s top ten list especially ours.


9. Infamous 2

  • System/Platform: PS3
  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jun 7, 2011

Cole MacGrath’s old life may have ended after the Ray Sphere activated giving him those odd lightning powers, but Cole is well aware his future still lies in jeopardy. Kessler, Cole’s future self, warned him that The Beast was still a threat and for Cole to survive he still needs more power. Thus Cole and his ally Zeke have gone to New Marais in hopes of strengthening his skills and getting away from their old now destroyed home. However, when a NSA agent by the name of Lucy Kuo approaches Cole and Zeke telling them that apparently they have a chance to stop The Beast, Cole jumps on the chance. Unfortunately for these three allies, Cole has a wave of Conduits standing in his path.

Infamous 2 stands as one of the best PS3 games released and that is a universal thought. Improving on all the concepts of the first title, Sucker Punch Productions truly made a remarkable title. Cole returns able to once more shoot at enemies with his lightning abilities but Sucker Punch Productions made sure to give Cole some newer powers such as his lightning infused baton which allows for newer melee attacks. Also returning is the karma system allowing player to control the fate of Cole and the citizens of New Marais. Will he be the hero the town needs or the villain they didn’t? Regardless of your choice, Infamous 2 is a must own and play for the PS3 console.


8. Mass Effect 3

  • System/Platform: PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U
  • Developer: BioWare
  • Publisher: Electronics Arts
  • Release Date: Mar 6, 2012

Shepard’s story finally comes to closure in Mass Effect 3. As we know, Shepard has survived many great trials and tribulations while serving the galaxy. However, when Earth has finally been attacked by the Reapers, Shepard faces a whole new war. Shepard now has a choice to make, who to align with of three factions. The choices made will change the shape of not just Earth but the universe as a whole…

Mass Effect 3 graced the PS3 on March 6th and still stands as one of the best of the series. Once more players get to create a Shepard all of their own volition truly allowing an immersion not found in all video games. The PS3 version had all the same elements found in most of the console versions but we felt it ran significantly well thanks to the power of the PS3’s hardware. Regardless of what people may have thought of the ending, which we all had long talks here at Honey’s Anime about it, the game is still a brilliant title that truly will leave fans and even newcomers in utter awe. Shepard’s tale may be over and complete, but his or her legacy will stand the testament of time for sure, especially on the PS3 library.


7. Red Dead Redemption

  • System/Platform: PS3, Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Developer: Rockstar San Diego
  • Release Date: May 18, 2010

Can one truly outrun their past? John Marston probably thought he could when he finally left his old outlaw buddies and decided to settle down with his family. Though John learns quite quickly it won’t be that simple of a task to accomplish. One day The Bureau of Investigation shows up at his home and give John an ultimatum. They can make his dream come true and remove his past crimes, the catch is that John must eliminate all of his former gang friends. John reluctantly re arms himself and gets ready for a truly long series of events.

Red Dead Redemption is one of those games you can put down for a little while but quickly find yourself lost in it again and again. The open world wild west gameplay Rockstar San Diego accomplished has never truly felt as amazing thanks to the PS3. Whether you’re playing online with your posse or rocking the single player story, neither experience feels weaker than the other. Red Dead Redemption stands as one of the best titles to grace Sony’s amazing console and we’re sure no one will argue with us. Now if you’ll excuse us, we need to mount up and search for some baddies to wrangle up.


6. Heavy Rain

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Quantic Dream
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2010

Ethan Mars has just faced a great tragedy, the passing of his son because of a simple mistake on his part. As Ethan tries to find some reason to continue on living for his remaining son, there are others dealing with various issues. Norman Jayden is striving to show his superiors at the FBI he’s able to take down the so called Origami Killer but Norman is dealing with mounting stress both externally and internally. Madison Paige aims to show her photojournalist prowess and finds some hope in maybe capturing the image of the Origami Killer. Then we have Scott Shelby, a private investigator who aims to find the killer for a client of his after her son was a victim. These four characters don’t know one another but will soon find themselves careening towards one another.

A Sony exclusive title, Heavy Rain was easily one of the best narrative experiences we here at Honey’s Anime have ever played. The multitude of endings, the simple but complex exploration elements and the beautiful graphics still hold up even years after release. There may be a PS4 version out but we pay homage to the original version because it set the PS3 for some success. Overall, if you own a PS3 and haven’t played Heavy Rain by Quantic Dream we hope this article goes and makes you play it immediately.


5. Dark Souls 2

  • System/Platform: PS3, Xbox 360, PC
  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Games, FromSoftware (JP)
  • Release Date: Mar 11, 2014

Living forever seems like an amazing concept. The ability to see kingdoms rise and fall all while never aging seems like a blessing. However, in Drangleic, this gift is a curse. Humans continue to have their bodies rot away and begin to lose their sanity. You just happen to have been cursed yourself to become one of these undead beings. If you want salvation you have a long journey ahead of your young soul.

Dark Soul 2 from developer FromSoftware is both the most rage inducing game as well as one of the most satisfying PS3 titles. Fighting against dragons, unearthly beings and nightmarish creatures, players explore a large world in order to remove their curse. As we stated, Dark Souls 2 brings back the difficulty found from the original title all while adding plenty of new challenges to test the mettle of the player. The reason why we here at Honey’s Anime love Dark Souls 2 is because after a long fought struggle the feeling of victory is so sweet. Thanks to the PS3 version, players got to enjoy plenty of sharp graphics as well as great gameplay that ran silky smooth, thus why we feel it’s a definite must for our list.


4. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Release Date: Oct 13, 2009

Nathan Drake has faced many challenges in his life, but in Uncharted 2: Among Thieves he may be pushed to his limits. Hired by Harry Flynn to steal an old Mongolian related artifact from a museum. The lamp apparently holds many secrets including what happened to Marco Polo and his failed trip to China during his journeys. Always willing to steal and plunder for a new artifact hunting Trip, Drake jumps in on the plan. However, while the plan seems simple, Nathan should know by now none of his plans ever are so simple.

Uncharted has had three releases on the PS3, but fans will all say that Uncharted 2 was the best released on the PS3. Thanks to Naughty Dog, players once more got to enjoy a fun third person adventure title full of movie like scenes and narrative. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves though was easily one of the coolest stories Drake had to tell and we enjoyed it immensely. Naught Dog had also listened to fan’s various inputs on what worked and didn’t in the first title making sure to make a title that was leaps better than the original. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves was nothing but a shining star on the list of great PS3 games released during its earlier days.


3. God of War III

  • System/Platform: PS3
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: SCE Santa Monica Studios
  • Release Date: Mar 16, 2010

Kratos is back and once more his rage is at an all-time high. Once more Kratos plans to take down the Gods that have wronged him, but this time he’s allied with forces that even are scaring the Gods themselves. Zeus though isn’t about to let this Demi-God eliminate his brothers and sisters and prepares for an all-out war with Kratos and his new allies. Kratos is indeed going to be fighting in his largest battle yet. Though as we all know, Kratos isn’t shaken by any mortal or God.

God of War III bought the amazing God of War series to the newer PlayStation when it released in 2010. Once more players take control of Kratos as he hacks away at the godlike forces that oppose him. The PS3 was already home to many hack and slash titles, but God of War boasted so many great elements it was an obvious candidate to be one of the best titles for the PS3. God of War III was also recently remastered so those who own a PS4 can enjoy it. Simply put, fans and newcomers alike agree that God of War III was one of the best PS3 titles hands down.


2. Grand Theft Auto V

  • System/Platform: PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PC
  • Developer: Rockstar North
  • Publisher: Rockstar Games
  • Release Date: Sept 17, 2013

San Andreas is about to get a lot noisier. Grand Theft Auto V or better known simply as GTA 5, has players taking control of three very strange individuals. Michael Townley, Trevor Phillips and Brad Snider all might have different agendas in life, some not so legal, but thanks to a big possible Heist these three will become allies in crime. Can these three make it big in a city that seems to cater to the law breaking? As long as there is money to be made they seem convinced they can.

GTA 5 is easily one of the best Grand Theft Auto titles ever released. Boasting a huge open world with plenty sights and things to do, GTA 5 feels like a real breathing alternate version to the real life areas of Southern California. Players can enjoy a rich and lengthy single player, where they get to control three different main characters and or go online with their own created characters to play with others. While GTA 5 was released on many consoles, fans of the series as well as us, swear by the PS3 version. We couldn’t forget to add GTA 5 to our list of amazing PS3 titles, it’s just too awesome of a title.


1. The Last of Us

  • System/Platform: PS3
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Release Date: Jul 29, 2013

Joel and Ellie may be strangers but their lives will create a bond that neither one could have saw coming. It all started when a deadly infection spread in the United States. Joel, a father of a young girl, lost his whole world in a fell swoop. Years later, Joel has been just surviving day by day. However, his friend Tess one day approaches him with a young girl named Ellie at her side. Apparently, Ellie has a means of a possible cure to the virus and Joel must keep her safe as they travel to the only place that can create it.

The Last of Us had to be the conclusion to our great Top 10 PS3 Games list. We here at Honey’s Anime haven’t met a single person who owned the PS3 and didn’t love or like The Last of Us. With amazing graphics, excellent third person gameplay and a story that moved most to tears, it was honestly the best PS3 game to be released. If you only own Sony’s PS4, you’ll be happy to know there is a remastered version that you can buy of The Last of Us. We’re also happy to know that a sequel has been announced and will continue this amazing game’s story even further going into the newer age of consoles.


Final Thoughts

We here at Honey’s Anime know the PS3 won’t be around forever. Like any great gaming console, it will reach a point where the current models will make it obsolete. However, that doesn’t mean the greatness of the console will die and even if years pass we’re sure people will still talk about their love for Sony’s PS3. Hopefully you all loved our list. We ask you to comment down below with your thoughts and be sure to show your future support by keeping an eye out for more great recommendation lists such as this one.

Aaron

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Author: Aaron

Hey everyone I’m Aaron Curbelo or Blade as I’m called by my YouTube Subscribers. I’ve been an anime/manga fan since I was a young kid. In terms of anime I have watched nearly a thousand shows and have read hundreds of manga series. I love writing and honestly was so happy to join Honey’s Anime to get a shot to write articles for such a wonderful site. I’m a firm believer in respect in the anime community being the most important embodiment we should all have. We all love anime and we have varying opinions of series but we should respect one another for those differences! Life is too precious to spend it making needless arguments in a community that should be the shining example of loving an amazing medium. I hope as a writer for Honey’s Anime I can bring you folks some amazing articles to read and enjoy!

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