The PlayStation 3 (simply called PS3) is one of the most popular seventh generation consoles, being the main rival for the Xbox 360.
The success of the PS3 is not only due to its powerful performance, but also because of the exclusive titles, such as the God of War series, Uncharted series, and also The Last of Us.
For those of you who played this popular console in the past or still playing it, I know that you want to know the best PS3 games of all time.
Most of you will remember (or even still playing) some of the games mentioned on this list.
#100. BlazBlue: Continuum Shift
Following the events of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Ragna the Bloodedge lies in wait as the city around devolves into chaos.
With rumors afloat and the public uneasy, fists start to fly in an epic anime showdown.
Developed by Arc System Works, this fighting game has an awesome anime-inspired art style and incredibly technical combat mechanics.
This 2D fighter will test your timing and abilities, as there are numerous special techniques to master.
There are 20 unique characters to bring into battle and each one offers a different style of play.
The game includes both single-player arcade modes as well as online and local multiplayer, ensuring endless hours of stylish fighting action.
#99. Joe Danger
The world’s most fearless stuntman takes on a team of opponents in high-flying obstacle courses.
Rev up your motorcycle engine and try to complete the courses in the fastest time possible!
This action title will test your patience and driving skills as you tear through dangerous courses while collecting previous stars.
You can perform awesome stunts in mid-air as well, gaining more points and boost power.
The game has an extensive list of levels, and you can even create your own using the sandbox mode!
Local split-screen multiplayer allows you to enjoy the action with up to four friends, as everyone races to the finish in specially designed stages.
#98. Red Faction: Guerrilla
Set in the future, you play as Alec Mason, an engineer working on the planet Mars.
When Alec discovers that the Earth is abusing and oppressing those working on Mars, he revolts back and joins the freedom fighters known as the Red Faction.
Mars is an interesting place to explore, and there are tons of missions to complete in this exciting open world.
You’ll have a blast experimenting with cool weapons, defeating enemies in new and exciting ways.
The game also has a fully destructible environment, so you can tear down buildings brick by brick!
This is a chaotic and awesome action game with a cosmic twist and a must-play on the PlayStation 3.
#97. Resistance 2
The human race faces another horrible attack by the deadly and terrifying Chimera aliens.
As soldier Nathan Hale, you must rebel against the overwhelming horde of enemies by using an expansive array of weapons.
This sequel to Resistance: Fall of Man has an exhilarating single-player campaign, a bonus cooperative campaign, and some awesome multiplayer to boot.
The gameplay has received some modern changes, including limited carrying capacity and regenerative health.
New guns are exceptionally cool, including some 1950’s human weapons and intriguing alien technology.
Everything about this sequel is bigger and better than the original, so check it out if you haven’t!
#96. BioShock 2
Deep below the waves, the underwater city of Rapture lays in ruin.
You play as Subject Delta, a hulking monstrosity known as a Big Daddy.
Separated from your child, you must delve further into Rapture, eliminating the drugged enemies known as Splicers.
The original BioShock is often considered one of the best games of all time, and this sequel managed to live up to expectations despite the enormous hype.
This sequel takes players back to the grimy and creepy city of Rapture, where steam-punk weapons and sci-fi potions allow you to shoot lightning from your fingertips.
The game has both a lengthy story mode and competitive multiplayer, so you can blast down foes in whichever way you see fit.
Few games combine horror, drama, and first-person-shooting gameplay quite as well as the BioShock series, so we can’t recommend this game enough.
#95. FIFA Soccer 09
Enjoy one of the finest soccer games around, with exclusive modes only available on the PlayStation 3!
Pick your favorite international soccer club and climb to the top!
The FIFA series is well known for its excellent soccer gameplay and extensive game modes.
Players can pick from over 500 different teams, including 41 national teams.
The PlayStation 3 version has the exclusive FIFA Interactive World Cup mode, bringing you into the biggest soccer tournament in the world!
If you love scoring goals and dramatic plays, this is a perfect sports title to play.
#94. PixelJunk Shooter
Scientists are trapped underground and it’s up to you to save them.
Either solo or with a friend, you’ll dig through the tough terrain by using high-tech ships.
This fantastic indie game provides excellent arcade shooting action that you can enjoy with a friend.
The game is split up into three episodes with five levels each, and every episode has an exciting boss fight to complete!
You’ll have to blast through rocks with explosive missiles and manipulate the elements to save the day!
With easy controls and fun action, this is a great pick for quick play sessions.
#93. UFC Undisputed 2010
Experience the brutal sport of mixed martial arts fighting in this licensed UFC title!
Don’t hold your punches, because this game brings both challenge and excitement!
This sequel in the UFC sports-fighting franchise brings in tons of new mechanics and gameplay improvements.
You can build up your own fighter and experience a full career as a UFC fighter, making your way to the top of your weight class.
You can also experience historic UFC fights in “Ultimate Fights Mode”, where you’ll re-live some of the best fights of all time.
In addition to improved graphics and combat mechanics, this excellent sports title will draw you in with its addictive gameplay and variety of modes.
#92. MLB 13: The Show
Enjoy America’s greatest pastime with this fantastic baseball game.
New mechanics and a slew of online competitive modes make this one of the best baseball packages you can get on the PlayStation 3.
This entry in the long-running MLB: The Show franchise delivers on everything you could want from a baseball game.
Enjoy a full season of baseball complete with the post-season or command a dominating team in franchise mode.
There have been updates to the batting mechanics, as well as various online modes.
Regardless of what position or team you like the best, this baseball game has some content for you to enjoy.
#91. Valkyria Chronicles
In the fictional land of Europa, the nation of Gallia has been invaded by enemies.
As commander of the Gallian Militia, you’ll order your troops into battle to defend against the invasion.
This tactical role-playing game stands out due to its interesting political narrative and unique visual style.
In each battle you’ll select units and move them on a grid, fighting it out in turn-based battles.
There are a variety of unit types to control, including archers, infantry, snipers, and more.
You’ll have to keep a close eye on the battlefield as well, as the terrain plays a big role in combat.
Any lover of tactical RPGs will surely find this game full of excitement and quality content.
#90. Bit.Trip Presents…Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien
Run as fast as you can and avoid all the obstacles in this addictive and quirky runner title.
With nearly 100 levels of action-packed running, you’ll have no reason to slow down!
This sequel to Bit.Trip Runner provides more fantastic running gameplay but with a great updated visual style.
Players control a slew of playable characters with unlockable costumes, speeding through levels filled with hazards and obstacles.
In order to survive, you’ll have to hop to the beat, loop-the-loop, and dance your way through each level without making any mistakes.
Runner2 is a highly replayable and addictive game, and one of the best downloadable games available on PlayStation 3!
#89. DiRT 2
Get dirty with some fantastic off-road racing with some of the best drivers in the world!
Enjoy a mixture of raid races, rallycross, hill-climbs and more in this excellent rally racer!
This sequel amps up the excitement by offering an awesome single-player adventure and loads of cool modes and race-types.
You’ll take your driving skills to nine unique locations in The DiRT Tour mode, racing to become the World Tour Champion!
You’ll love driving a slew of hefty off-road vehicles, spewing up dirt and grime as you speed to victory.
#88. Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx
The evil mega-corporation Atlas continues to cause problems in this downloadable content for Borderlands.
Tons of new content awaits you in this exciting expansion!
If you loved the main Borderlands game, this downloadable expansion pack gives you even more great gameplay!
Players will journey to a brand new area and take on General Knoxx and his endless army of goons.
There are brand new weapons to use, a higher player level to reach, and plenty of exciting new quests.
#87. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Engage in visually extravagant anime brawls in this exciting fighter!
It’s your job to hunt down the deadly fighter Ragna and claim the exceptionally high bounty on his head.
BlazBlue is one of the most stylish fighters on the PlayStation 3, with stunningly cool visuals.
You’ll play as one of 12 different fighters, progressing through various solo modes or online multiplayer.
Each character is highly unique, with plenty of cool moves and combos to learn.
If you’re a fan of fighting games, BlazBlue offers a great mix of exciting combat and a unique art style.
#86. The Sly Collection
Experience the first three games in the Sly Cooper franchise, remastered and updated on the PlayStation 3.
This classic PlayStation 2 series is full of fun action, platforming, and dastardly thieving!
This collection includes Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racoonus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves, and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves.
Each game follows protagonist Sly Cooper, a raccoon thief with a gang of lovable friends.
Each game has been updated with better visuals and a higher frame rate, making this the ideal way to play the series.
Fans of 3D action platformers will love this fantastic collection of high-quality adventures.
Embark on a beautiful journey as a flower petal, riding on the wind and bringing life back to six unique levels.
This visually and emotionally gripping indie game is known as one of the best downloadable games on PlayStation 3.
In each of the six main levels, players control a flower petal by controlling a gust of wind.
By collecting various lines of flower collectibles, you’ll inject a burst of life into your surroundings.
With relaxing music and colorful visuals, this is a relaxing and simple adventure that every PlayStation 3 owner should try.
#84. Wipeout HD
Reach supersonic speeds in the premiere anti-gravity racing league!
Pick from a slew of futuristic racing ships and try to survive on the wildly dangerous tracks!
This is the eighth game in the Wipeout franchise, a racing series notorious for its difficulty, speed, and visuals.
The game has five unique modes, including tournament play, survival, time trials, and more!
The game runs at a smooth 60 frames per second, providing consistently enjoyable gameplay with no visual stutter.
This racing title is sure to get the adrenaline pumping with its bright colors and intense speed.
#83. DiRT 3
This rally racing sequel kicks it into fifth gear with exciting new gameplay, including the brand new gymkhana mode!
DiRT 3 introduces some fun gameplay variations while still offering the same great controls the series is known for.
Players will once again embark on a national tour, competing in events in an attempt to become world champion!
However, DiRT 3 has a slew of fun new modes, including party play for casual gamers and “hardcore mode” for those looking for realism.
#82. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Explore the Caribbean during the 18th century as pirate legend Edward Kenway, sailing the beautiful seas and exploring various islands.
With the antagonistic Templars trying to gain a foothold in the Caribbean, it’s up to you and the other members of Order of the Assassins to repel them.
This entry in the popular action/stealth series Assassin’s Creed injects a healthy dose of tropical exploration and ship combat to rejuvenate the franchise.
Players can enjoy a huge variety of missions scattered throughout the massive open world, sailing to and from outposts and islands.
As you progress through the game, you’ll also be able to upgrade your ship, unlocking new offensive abilities!
In addition to the extensive single-player campaign, you can also take the fight online, engaging in exciting multiplayer battles.
#81. FIFA Soccer 11
This entry in the massively popular FIFA soccer franchise brings a slew of new features and game modes.
In combination with the excellent core gameplay, these new modes make FIFA Soccer 11 a great mixture of realism and wacky fun.
Like other FIFA titles, this entry includes over 50 unique soccer clubs to choose from and extremely realistic gameplay.
Players can enjoy a wide variety of gameplay modes, including a brand new Career mode, FIFA Ultimate Team, and updated athlete creation software.
Key gameplay mechanics have also received an overhaul, allowing you to play as the goalkeeper, compete in 11 vs 11 multiplayer matches, and various adjustments to passing and dribbling.
#80. Bionic Commando Rearmed
Playing as super-soldier Nathan Spencer, you must destroy a secret weapon known as the Albatross Project.
Using your bionic arm, you’ll swing through the hazardous stages and eliminate countless enemies.
This excellent downloadable game is a remake of the classic NES title Bionic Commando.
Although this remake is true to the original game in terms of story and level structure, some modern improvements have been made.
Players must use their grappling hook to navigate tough levels, but with a new health system, the difficulty is slightly reduced.
As you progress through the game, you’ll find new weapons and items that increase Spencer’s power, eventually becoming an unstoppable machine.
This is a great game for any fan of platformers, and an excellent remake of a beloved classic.
#79. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
This enhanced remake of Super Street Fighter II Turbo takes all the best aspects of the classic fighting game and introduces some modern improvements to keep the action exciting.
If you love the experience of classic arcade fighting games, this remake is an excellent choice.
Players can choose from over a dozen unique characters with brand new visual upgrades.
The game features two main modes, including a “Classic” mode for players who want to experience the original game.
You can also take the fight online, facing off against players around the world with a flurry of punches and kicks.
#78. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
Along with his huge arsenal of wacky weapons, protagonist Ratchet must utilize time travel to save his beloved robot companion Clank.
As the evil Dr. Nefarious hunts for information about a mysterious chamber, Ratchet must also repel the doctor’s meddling minions.
The Ratchet & Clank series has always been an explosive and entertaining franchise, but A Crack in Time is exceptionally colorful and exciting.
The introduction of time travel brings up some cool new gameplay mechanics and weapons.
As you attempt to rescue Clank from Dr. Nefarious, you’ll also explore nearby planets to complete challenges and earn new gear.
Simply put, this is one of the best Ratchet & Clank games ever made.
#77. Burnout Paradise
In Paradise City, the roads are open for you to blaze through town at the speed of sound.
Tear through the open-world city and complete races at your leisure, building up points to become a better driver!
In this open-world racing game, the objective is to complete races and earn points towards the next level of driving skill.
Various races are scattered and collectibles are scattered around the city, including seamless online multiplayer.
Fans of high-speed crashes will love the “Showtime” feature that causes huge displays of mayhem.
There are various secrets to find, new cars to unlock, and tons of medals to earn.
If you love arcade racing, you should definitely try this one out.
#76. NHL 09
Take to the ice and compete in thrilling matches of hockey in this licensed sports title.
For fans of hockey, this sports simulator is a great package of fun game modes and realistic gameplay.
In the “Be a Pro” mode you’ll take your custom athlete through a career on an NHL team, working their way up to becoming the best of the best.
You can also take your custom athlete online to compete in multiplayer matches, testing your skill against other players.
Along with an extensive Dynasty mode, NHL 09 offers a slew of fun game modes for any kind of hockey fan.
#75. NHL 10
Brace yourself for another excellent addition to the NHL hockey game franchise, now with more aggressive gameplay and new modes!
Like previous games in the NHL series, players are able to choose from a huge selection of licensed NHL and international teams and compete in thrilling contests of hockey.
This entry in the series adds a few new features, including the new “Be a GM” and “Battle for the Cup” modes.
The gameplay has been spiced up with first-person fighting, precision passing mechanics, and updated opponent intelligence.
By offering an interesting mixture of single-player and online game modes, NHL 10 ends up being one of the best hockey games on PlayStation 3.
#74. Fight Night Round 4
Engage in thrilling bouts of boxing in this exciting entry in the Fight Night franchise.
You’ll enter the ring as your favorite boxer and leave as the winner in this intense sports title.
The Fight Night franchise continues to impress with one of the best boxing games on PlayStation 3.
Choose from over 45 unique boxers and take to the ring, including historic heavy-hitters like Mike Tyson.
You can also take your custom fighter from the bottom of the class to the top of the leaderboards in Legacy Mode.
Between the fun online multiplayer and various single-player modes, this adrenaline-pumping sports game is packed with content that will surely please any fan of boxing.
#73. Rayman Origins
When a day of napping and relaxation goes wrong, Rayman and his friends unknowingly unleash a dark army of monsters on the Glade of Dreams.
After the world is thrown into chaos, Rayman and company must rescue the Glade Kings and restore the land to its original state.
This platforming game is exceptionally colorful and fun, with lighthearted music and a surprising degree of challenge.
The game can be played with up to four players thanks to the drop-in and drop-out coop feature.
As you journey through the game’s stages, you’ll have to free small creatures called Electoons, as they open up new levels.
The game is littered with secrets and collectibles to find, as well as new player costumes.
With the combination of great music and rhythmic action, this platformer is simply one of the best.
#72. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Playing as a team of specialist soldiers known as Task Force 141, it’s your job to hunt down the Russian terrorist Vladimir Makarov.
A mixture of single-player modes and impressive online multiplayer make this a thrilling first-person shooter with plenty of replayability.
Like other Call of Duty games, Modern Warfare 3 is jam-packed with an excellent mixture of game modes.
The gunplay is tight and responsive, making each battle memorable and engaging.
Players can enjoy a lengthy single-player campaign, take on cooperative challenges with a friend, or bring the fight online in exciting multiplayer battles.
New online gameplay modes like Kill Confirmed and Team Defender keep things refreshing, as do the various challenges to multiplayer progression.
If you’re a fan of Call of Duty, this is one of the best.
#71. L.A. Noire
Crime is afoot in the streets of Los Angeles in the year 1947.
As rookie traffic cop Cole Phelps, you’ll climb the ranks of the LAPD by solving grizzly crimes and interrogating suspects.
Although there are many things to see and do in the open-world map of Los Angeles, most of your time in this game will be spent interrogating witnesses and searching crime scenes for clues.
Players will love exploring the historically accurate city in a variety of classic cars.
The game is broken up into various chapters, each one containing a few missions that focus on specific crimes.
You’ll spend time investigating murders, vice crimes, arson, and more.
You’ll have to keep a sharp eye when questioning suspects and looking for clues, as the game’s story will change depending on whether or not you correctly solve the crime.
As both an open-world action game and a cool crime story, L.A. Noire is a one-of-a-kind experience.
#70. NBA 2K11
It’s time to relive the legendary career of basketball superstar Michael Jordan in this awesome entry in the NBA 2K franchise.
This basketball game is great for fans of both modern and classic teams, as it contains both the entire NBA team roster and 18 historical teams.
Players can enjoy a variety of game modes, including both offline solo play and online multiplayer.
You can create your own athlete and go through a custom NBA career in “MyPlayer” mode, or attempt to complete 10 challenges modeled after Michael Jordan’s greatest achievements.
You can also control the entire NBA in “Association” mode, where you’ll be able to simulate the experience of running a complete basketball league.
This game is full of awesome content that is sure to please basketball fans of all types.
#69. Call of Duty: Black Ops
During the Cold War, a CIA agent named Alex Mason undergoes hypnosis and relives his memories of warfare.
Set in various locations around the globe, you’ll execute secret black operations behind enemy lines, full of exhilarating combat and intrigue.
Whether it’s the lengthy campaign, the addictive multiplayer, or the intense Zombies mode, this shooter has something for everyone.
Play through a series of exciting missions in the game’s main campaign, uncovering the secrets inside Alex Mason’s memories.
You can also enjoy the various multiplayer modes, with overall experience progression to keep things fun and exciting.
Players will also love the horde mode “Zombies”, where you and up to three other friends will survive against waves of the undead.
#68. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack
John Marston is back for another trip through the American Wild West, but this time with a supernatural spin.
When a zombie outbreak infects his wife and child, Marston must search for a cure and survive a land infested with paranormal creatures.
This excellent standalone brings more fantastic open-world Western gameplay with an interesting supernatural twist.
Like in the original game, players will complete a series of missions for various characters throughout the world, surviving through numerous close encounters with the undead.
Besides the main missions, players can undertake other side missions that include hunting, scavenging, and light puzzle solving.
In addition to the single-player campaign, Undead Nightmare includes two new multiplayer modes: a cooperative horde mode and a competitive territories mode.
This is a great game for any fan of the original Red Dead Redemption or open-world zombie games in general.
#67. Dark Souls
In this epic tale of darkness and destiny, one thing is for certain; you will die.
Set in the fantastical world of Lordran, you take on the role of a cursed weakling who must survive a brutal onslaught of fatal foes.
Often referred to as one of the hardest games of all time, this action-filled epic is as interesting as it is difficult.
Players will have to trudge their way through brutally tough levels with minimal protection and equipment, surviving against painful attacks from a variety of creepy enemies.
Don’t worry though, you can find and equip new gear as you progress through the dangerous environment.
You’ll feel a huge sense of achievement when you slay any of the humongous bosses in the game, as they are both intimidating and hard to kill.
If you’re a glutton for punishment and you love a great challenge, pick up this game right now.
#66. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Action duo Ratchet and Clank team up for their first next-generation adventure, with fantastic graphics, inventive weapons, and loads of explosions.
Although this franchise is known for its wacky weapons and crazy graphics, this PlayStation 3 exclusive takes things to the next level.
Players will enjoy a vibrant and humorous story as the fuzzy mechanic Ratchet and robotic pal Clank, exploring interesting locations on an interplanetary adventure.
Players will utilize a variety of zany weapons and gadgets, such as the disco ball grenade that forces enemies to dance.
In addition to blowing up enemies by the dozen, you’ll have to solve some dastardly puzzles that will force you to think.
This is an awesome adventure that mixes tons of fun gameplay mechanics into one bombastic experience.
#65. Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam
Fight through gritty multiplayer battles on the fields of the Vietnam War in this exciting expansion for one of the best shooters on the PlayStation 3.
This Vietnam War-themed map pack for one of the most popular online shooters brings in new weapons, maps, vehicles, and more.
You’ll enjoy more great Battlefield matches on 5 new maps, taking you through grueling settings ripe for guerrilla warfare.
Commander 6 new vehicles and take down your foes with 15 brand new guns, all while rocking out to the tons of new music included.
If you love the multiplayer in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, we highly recommend this add-on.
#64. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
In the year 2008, a vicious fictional war between the United States and Russia has torn through multiple countries.
You once again assume the role of Private Preston Marlowe, a soldier in the squad known as the Bad Company.
This sequel delivers a satisfying campaign of first-person action, with memorable characters and a great storyline.
You’ll shoot your way through a series of exciting missions, containing various objectives that focus on using your squad.
In addition to the main campaign, you can also take the fight online in competitive multiplayer.
There are five unique game types to play, offering vehicle and infantry combat with class-based load outs.
This shooter offers countless hours of engaging entertainment and is a must-play for any fan of modern warfare shooters.
#63. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
In the sunny land of Seacrest County, street racers and police cruisers are in a never-ending game of cat and mouse.
Playing as either side, you’ll kick up some serious dust as you speed through these beautiful streets.
This adrenaline-pumping entry in the Need for Speed franchise goes back to the series’ roots, offering intense police chases and speedometer-maxing races.
In the single-player campaign, players can choose to play as either the police or the street racers, leveling up and unlocking new vehicles and powerups.
You can roam the open world of Seacrest County at your leisure, dropping in and out of the eight-player online mode.
Racing fans will love the dozens of hours of intense racing that this Need for Speed title provides.
#62. The Orange Box
As one of the most critically acclaimed compilations of all time, The Orange Box provides hours upon hours of quality gameplay.
Through a mixture of genres and titles, this multi-pack of Valve’s greatest games is a must-own for fans of first-person shooters.
This highly sought after collection is packed with quality gameplay, including the massively popular indie game Portal.
Fans of first-person-shooters will love this grab bag of intriguing games that offers something unique for every kind of player.
You can enjoy hectic class-based multiplayer in Team Fortress 2, head-scratching puzzles in Portal, or an epic sci-fi adventure in Half-Life 2.
Each game is a masterpiece in its own right, but as a compilation, The Orange Box is simply one of the best collections on the PlayStation 3.
#61. Dead Space
Set in 2508, this horrifying sci-fi shooter follows engineer Isaac Clarke as he investigates an abandoned space ship after receiving a distress call deep in space.
Few games are able to drum up the kind of dread and fear that this horror game does.
Playing as Isaac Clarke, you’ll have to fend off terrifying enemies aboard the spaceship Ishimura by using some high-tech weapons and gear.
The combat mostly focuses on dismembering the aliens you encounter, as this is the most effective way of destroying them.
As you explore the derelict spacecraft, you’ll piece together the mystery behind the distress call, leading you on an intriguing yet terrifying journey.
This is often referred to as one of the scariest games of all time, so we can’t recommend it enough.
#60. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Dive into two unique standalone expansions for Grand Theft Auto IV.
Play as biker gang leader Johnny Klebitz in The Lost and the Damned, or the glamorous criminal Luis Lopez in The Ballad of Gay Tony.
This compilation disc offers two incredible Grand Theft Auto experiences at a great price, and both expansions are packed with exciting open-world content to enjoy.
There are tons of gunfights, drug deals, and violent biker battles in the first expansion.
The second expansion is all about organized crime in the glitzy nightlife of Liberty City, and you’ll play as one of the most influential criminals on the scene.
Enjoy dozens of hours of exciting missions, mini-games, and activities in these two fantastic open-world adventures.
#59. Far Cry 3
While skydiving during a celebratory vacation, Jason Brody and his friends accidentally land on a bandit-controlled tropical island.
Captured by an insane crime lord, the friends must escape the island by any means necessary.
This first-person shooter packs an intriguing narrative onto a beautiful and fully explorable tropical island, full of danger.
Playing as protagonist Jason Brody, you’ll have to defend yourself from enemies both human and animal with both firearms and stealth.
In an effort to rescue your friends and escape the island, you’ll have to undertake a variety of missions and liberate outposts, clearing out bandits and securing territory.
There are tons of activities to complete on the island, providing tons of entertainment and endless combat possibilities.
#58. Dead Space 2
Following the events of the Ishimura and the alien necromorph outbreak, space engineer Isaac Clarke wakes up in an insane asylum with no memories.
As the horrifying aliens descend upon the civilian space station he is on, Isaac must once again fight back if he hopes to survive.
This sci-fi horror sequel delivers more gruesome terror, but with a noticeable increase in action.
The setting and environments are much more varied, and there are more intriguing puzzles and intimidating foes to fight.
Players can utilize a variety of cool weapons, including the laser pistol and saw-blade launcher.
In addition to the fear-inducing single-player mode, you can also play against your friends in the multiplayer “Outbreak” mode.
This is a must-own for any third-person shooter or horror game fan.
#57. Heavy Rain
A grief-stricken father named Ethan starts experiencing black-outs, and at the same time, a serial killer that is known as the “Origami Killer” has begun his spree.
As the police and a journalist investigate the forming case, the mystery grows more complex.
This gripping narrative-driven game tasks players with uncovering the secrets behind the Origami Killer by playing as four unique characters.
You’ll explore crime scenes and other areas of interest, completing quick-time events when action occurs.
There are no retries in this game though; if any of the characters die, they are dead for good.
There are numerous endings to the story, and each one depends on the actions you’ll take.
This is an intriguing mystery that’s guaranteed to keep you on your toes.
Line up your best shot in this pachinko-inspired puzzle game that’s equal parts colorful, joyous, and addictive.
In this extraordinarily fun puzzle game, you must properly line up shots to bounce balls off of brightly colored pegs.
There are over fifty unique levels to play, and ten characters with a unique special power to choose from.
Whether you’re enjoying the solo Adventure mode or competitive multiplayer, Peggle provides endless party fun.
Each level ends in a burst of color and excitement, and there’s no sweeter satisfaction than clearing every single peg in a level.
#55. NHL 11
Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the NHL series with this excellent hockey title.
With updated mechanics and a brand new physics engine, this is one of the most realistic hockey games to date.
This entry in the beloved NHL Hockey franchise introduces totally new animations, resulting in more realistic visuals than ever before.
Players can enjoy a quick game on the ice with any of their favorite NHL teams, playing in a great mixture of game modes.
The new “Hockey Ultimate Team” mode lets you build up your fantasy team by collecting valuable players cards.
This, in addition to tons of great updates to gameplay and controls, make this one of the premier sports games on the market.
A young boy embarks on a harrowing trek through a forest full of terrors in this indie game masterpiece.
This side-scrolling puzzle platformer is full of intrigue and atmosphere, due to its environmental storytelling and creepy visuals.
The game is completely in black and white, and players must guide the nameless protagonist through countless deadly obstacles.
Your abilities as the young boy are limited, so you’ll mostly progress by solving various physics-based puzzles.
The gameplay is wickedly inventive and packed with tricky puzzles, so be sure to bring your thinking cap.
#53. MLB 09: The Show
Dive deep into the nuances of baseball in this highly realistic simulator that adds tons of improvements from previous iterations.
This premiere PlayStation 3 exclusive game accurately depicts the sport of baseball with realistic player animations, licensed teams, and nuanced controls.
Players can undertake the new and improved “Road to the Show” mode, which sees them through an MLB career.
The beloved Franchise mode has also seen some upgrades, allowing more options as a manager.
A bunch of gameplay mechanics have also been updated, including pitching, fielding, batting, and more.
After being framed for the murder of the Empress of the City of Dunwall, Corvo Attano becomes an assassin and attempts to clear his name.
This first-person action game is all about player choice, allowing you to complete missions as you see fit with a variety of offensive abilities and stealth.
Players explore the fictional city of Dunwall, accepting missions and unlocking various supernatural abilities.
Levels are designed with multiple paths to take, allowing for replayability.
The world will react to how passive or aggressive you play, opening up new possibilities and ending others.
This is a highly customizable adventure that is endlessly replayable thanks to its great amount of freedom.
#51. The Beatles: Rock Band
Travel through the musical history of The Beatles in this excellent entry in the Rock Band franchise.
Gather your friends together and experience a psychedelic ride of melodies and music.
This spin-off in the Rock Band series focused entirely on the career of The Beatles, often regarded as one of the best rock bands of all time.
Either solo or with an entire band, you can enjoy fun rhythm-based gameplay using the instrument accessories.
You can play guitar, bass, drums, or sing your heart out over the three different vocal tracks.
The focus of the game is its Career Mode, where you’ll experience several historical performances by The Beatles.
From rooftops to concert stages, you’ll rock out to classic rock tunes in this incredible mixture of visuals and sound.
#50. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
Treasure seeker Nathan Drake uncovers a mysterious journal detailing the location of the majestic lost city of El Dorado.
Together with his friend Sully, the pair set out to uncover it.
This exciting PlayStation exclusive game is full of beautiful scenery, delivering a gorgeous and interesting narrative.
Prepare to embark on an epic adventure full of rock climbing, treasure hunting, and third-person action!
Players can expect a mixture of platforming and shooting gameplay, with some fun puzzle-solving to keep things fresh.
If you haven’t done so, check out this amazing exclusive game, as it’s the beginning of one of the PlayStation’s best franchises!
#49. Dark Souls II
In the perilous and horrifying fantasy land of Drangleic, a human warrior attempts to reverse a curse that plagues their body.
In order to find the cure, the warrior must hunt down four ancient beings, each one more deadly than the last.
Like its predecessor, this challenging sequel is all about learning from your mistakes and persevering through difficult encounters.
Playing as the cursed human, your offensive and defensive abilities are limited, but you must defeat incredibly difficult enemies and bosses alike.
As you navigate the incredibly unforgiving land of Drangleic, you’ll need to be cautious, or you will most definitely succumb to death time and time again.
#48. NBA 2K13
Lace up your brand new sneakers and get elevated for some slam dunks in this awesome entry in the NBA 2K basketball franchise.
As always, this basketball simulation franchise provides realistic visuals and top-notch gameplay.
Players can choose from their favorite teams and athletes in the 2012 – 2013 NBA season, facing off in a variety of fun game modes.
The experience is jam-packed with tons of basketball content, guaranteed to please any fan of the sport.
With brand new controls, online multiplayer, and extensive options for solo play, this is one basketball game you should have in your collection.
#47. Demon’s Souls
In the kingdom of Boletaria, an ancient entity casts a dark shadow on the land.
Playing as an unnamed hero, you must slay Boletaria’s king and bring light to the world once again.
Often considered one of the hardest games ever made, this action title is equal parts challenging and exciting.
Players can equip a variety of weapons, including both melee and ranged gear.
You can even wield high-damage magic, cutting through enemies with ease.
As you explore the open areas of Boletaria, seemingly everything is out to kill you.
Only the most skilled of warriors will be able to topple the challenges in Demon’s Souls.
#46. NBA 2K12
Play your way through the most historic moments in NBA Basketball history in this excellent sports simulation title!
In addition to playing as your favorite teams both offline and online, this installment in the NBA 2K franchise features some cool new gameplay.
The most impressive is the “NBA’s Greatest” mode, where you can play as some of your favorite basketball players of all time, completing iconic basketball games.
Players can also create their own athlete, rising through the ranks to eventual basketball stardom.
#45. The Last of Us: Left Behind
As a zombie-like apocalypse erupts in the world around them, two friends explore an abandoned shopping mall and reflect on their life.
Taking place before the events of The Last of Us, this standalone expansion adds some significant story to one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusive games ever.
Controlling Ellie, a young girl with a surprising amount of spunk and skill, you’ll explore the ruins of a shopping mall searching for supplies.
The mixture of stealth combat, survival elements, and a beautiful story make this a must-own expansion for any Sony fan.
#44. MLB 11: The Show
Take a crack with your bat and kick up some dust around the bases in the best baseball simulation series, exclusively on the PlayStation 3.
Simply put, this baseball game is loaded with awesome modes, realistic players, and tons of fun to keep you playing.
This entry in the MLB: The Show series makes some great changes to the controls with the new “pure analog” control scheme, giving you more precision in every position on the field.
Players can team up with friends online and offline for cooperative matches.
This game also features the entire roster of the Major League Baseball association, so you’ll surely find your favorite athletes among the bunch.
#43. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
In a cyberpunk world where humans are augmenting their body to great power, dangerous forces are at play.
Playing as an enhanced security expert named Adam Jensen, you must investigate the mysteries unfolding in the volatile and violent city around him.
Although it plays like a first-person shooter, this adventure game is all about giving the player choices.
In both a gameplay and story sense, you have the ultimate choice in how things play out.
As you investigate the complicated politics and sci-fi happenings around the city, you’ll get to choose how you engage with enemies.
As you upgrade Adam with new abilities, players can focus on skills like hacking, stealth, weapons mastery, and more.
In a world where anything is possible with cybernetic enhancements, Deus Ex lets the player go wild.
#42. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
Don your hood as the masked Italian assassin Ezio Auditore in this exciting open-world game.
Continuing the story started in Assassin’s Creed II, Ezio attempts to take down the sinister Order of Templars, a group of influential figures attempting to seize power around the world.
The Assassin’s Creed franchise has always had exciting gameplay, with awesome third-person combat and fluid parkour exploration.
In Brotherhood, players will enjoy bouncing along Italian rooftops and assassinating foes in remarkable historical locations.
In addition to the lengthy single-player campaign, players can also hop online for some inventive multiplayer competition.
There’s plenty of content to enjoy in this awesome sequel, so be sure to check it out.
#41. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Enjoy five amazing games in the dramatic military action franchise, Metal Gear.
Including both retro Metal Gear games and the classic Metal Gear Solid games from the PlayStation 2, this compilation chronicles the tales of super spy, Solid Snake.
The Metal Gear franchise is one of the most influential series of video games ever made, and this collection puts five titles in one package!
Gamers can enjoy the top-down action titles Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2, as well as the more modern 3D titles.
These games are well known for defining the stealth genre early on in gaming history, infusing an awesome storyline with unforgettable gameplay.
#40. FIFA Soccer 10
Practice your footwork, because it’s time for another excellent soccer game in the FIFA franchise.
Featuring revamped fan-favorite modes, extensive athlete customization, and real-life athletes, this soccer title has it all.
This sports package has a soccer experience for every kind of player!
Players can create their own athlete and guide them through four unique seasons of play, as well as use them in the variety of other gameplay modes.
Manager Mode offers an overview style of play, allowing you to direct a team from a manager’s standpoint.
This game also features a stunning number of playable teams, featuring hundreds of soccer clubs from around the world.
#39. Okami HD
In the beautiful land of Nippon, a menacing spirit named Orochi is set free.
In order to restore the land, a sun goddess named Amaterasu is called forth in the form of a wolf.
This beautiful adventure game from the PlayStation 2 era looks like a painting come to life.
Exploring the artful environments of Nippon, you’ll have to defeat enemies using your wolf attacks and handy paintbrush abilities.
Similar to games like The Legend of Zelda, there are tons of secrets to find in this fantasy world.
This remastered version also contains PlayStation Move support, allowing you to use the motion controls as paintbrushes!
#38. Borderlands 2
On the cosmic planet of Pandora, four mercenaries known as Vault Hunters team up to take down an evil corporation.
In addition to finding sweet loot, there’s no shortage of crazy antics and explosive action.
This looter-shooter sequel takes everything to the next level, including the environments, quests, and of course, weapons.
Players can choose from one of four playable characters, each one designed with a specific playstyle in mind.
As you hop around the planet of Pandora completing quests and earning experience points, you’ll discover countless new guns to equip and try out.
The entire game is playable both online and offline with up to four players, which is why it’s one of the PlayStation 3’s best multiplayer games.
#37. Fallout 3
In the year 2277, the United States has been ravaged by nuclear attacks.
Exiting an underground vault where they grew up, a hero must explore the post-apocalyptic Washington D.C. in search of their father.
This acclaimed RPG was a turning point for the Fallout franchise, with a brand new first-person perspective and thrilling gameplay.
Playing as a fresh face in the dangerous world, you’ll have to scavenge weapons, improve your skills, and defeat enemies if you hope to survive.
Despite the ruined nature of the environment, there are tons of characters to meet and quests to complete.
Players can increase their abilities by equipping new perks, trying out a variety of weapons, and ultimately become a true master of the Wasteland.
#36. MLB 10: The Show
This entry in the MLB: The Show series continues to provide excellent baseball simulation while still including new modes and features.
This sports game offers loads of content that’s great for every type of baseball fan!
Featuring realistic gameplay and beautiful graphics, you’ll love the feeling of stepping out onto the field.
Players can pick their favorite teams from the Major League Baseball 2009 – 2010 roster, competing in intense innings of America’s favorite sport.
This version of MLB: The Show also features some new mechanics, including a catcher mode for defensive play, as well as a thrilling Home Run Derby mode!
#35. Killzone 2
In the future, a brutal war has broken out between two human military groups.
As soldier Tomas Sevchenko, it’s your duty to fight alongside your comrades in the fight against the Helghast.
This futuristic shooter blends some awesome graphics with fast and adrenaline-filled gameplay.
The sci-fi setting provides some really cool weapons, letting you mow down enemies in style.
Besides the fantastic campaign mode, you can also take the fight online in intense multiplayer battles.
The class-based gameplay gives the multiplayer a unique spin that’s not found in the story mode.
Regardless of what mode you play, this is a PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter that you should try.
#34. FIFA Soccer 12
The biggest soccer game in the world jumps into the 2012 season with updated gameplay and a complex career mode.
This entry in the FIFA franchise contains some massive gameplay improvements, including more realistic collisions, better defense, and precise dribbling.
There are over tons of licensed teams to play as from around the world, as well as over 50 different stadiums to host your match.
You can enjoy this great soccer gameplay in a wide variety of modes, including a Career mode and online multiplayer.
#33. Assassin’s Creed II
In Renaissance-era Italy, a young assassin named Ezio Auditore hunts for revenge after his family is wronged.
Ezio’s memories hold the secret to a battle taking place in the present day, between two warring factions of fighters.
This is a sequel that most consider far better than the original, with improved gameplay, graphics, and mission design.
Players control the charming Ezio, a swift assassin with excellent parkour abilities.
On your adventure, you’ll roam through famous historical Italian cities like Tuscany and Venice.
Thanks to the awesome climbing mechanics, you’ll be able to explore every rooftop, alley, and tower to your heart’s content!
#32. God of War Collection
Following the vengeful warrior Kratos, you’ll embark on two exciting adventure into the world of Greek mythology.
As one of the most powerful warriors alive, you’ll tear through anyone who stands in the way of your revenge.
This awesome collection includes the first two God of War games, originally available on PlayStation 2.
The game follows Kratos, a skilled warrior with a pair of swords chained to his arms.
Punished by the Greek Gods, Kratos goes on a quest for revenge and murder.
Packed with blood and spectacle, these two games will have you hacking and slashing through countless enemies.
There’s also a handful of huge boss fights, where you’ll test your skill against the greatest beasts of mythology.
#31. Wipeout HD Fury
Reach breakneck speeds in this intense expansion for Wipeout HD.
Test your reaction time as you speed around tight turns and battle other anti-gravity ships.
If you love fast-paced racing, this expansion packs loads of content to enjoy.
There’s an extensive new campaign mode with 80 events, as well as a handful of new modes.
You’ll enjoy racing on the eight brand new tracks, with the addition of 13 new ships to control.
Three new multiplayer modes keep competitive racing fresh, ensuring endless hours of play.
#30. Rock Band 3
Fulfill your rock star fantasy as you play your favorite tunes!
This rhythm game puts you front and center in your own band, jamming away on your favorite instrument!
In this amazing rhythm game, you can jam along to over 80 unique tracks with a huge variety of instruments.
Up to seven players to join in on the fun by singing, playing guitar, drums, keyboard, and more!
Take your band to untold levels of fame in the lengthy career mode, or rock out against other players online in multiplayer.
The expansive downloadable music selection and endlessly replayable gameplay make this a must-own party game.
#29. Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Pac-Man is back, and he’s more colorful and vibrant than ever before.
You’ll be surprised at how extreme this beloved arcade classic can get!
This is Pac-Man like you’ve never played it before, with explosive new gameplay and graphics!
This exciting sequel offers three exiting modes, including Score Attack, Time Attack, and Ghost Combo.
In each mode, you’ll attempt to gobble up huge groups of ghosts as you attempt to reach the highest score.
#28. Rock Band
Building upon the success of games like Guitar Hero, this rhythm game brings the whole band together for some rock and roll fun!
Jam out to over 50 different rock songs and take your very own virtual band on tour.
Using either the guitar and drum peripherals or a microphone, you’ll groove to the beat in this expansive rhythm title.
You can team up with your friends for the “Band World Tour” mode, or take on the globe by yourself in “Solo Tour”.
The game offers a set of increasing difficulties, ensuring that players of all skill levels can jam together.
#27. Super Street Fighter IV
Experience some hard-hitting combat with this souped-up version of Street Fighter IV.
This fantastic expansion adds 10 new characters, each with their own arcade story to enjoy!
In addition to containing all the same great modes as the original game, there are a few new online modes as well.
You can team up and fight with three other friends in Team Battle mode, or even put on your own tournament!
New replay features allow you to check out match replays from around the world, providing an endless stream of competitive Street Fighter content!
#26. Rock Band 2
Upgrade your band to the next level in this addictive sequel that has more songs, more modes, and more features than before!
Since the original Rock Band nailed the gameplay, this sequel adds in a ton of more fantastic content to keep things fresh.
There are over 80 different songs to jam along to, with over 1,000 additional songs available for download.
You’ll rock your way to glitz and glory in the offline “Tour” mode, starting out in small garages and working up to huge stadiums.
In addition to online multiplayer, the extensive “Drum Trainer” mode will keep you coming back for hours upon hours.
#25. Mass Effect 3
The elite spaceship captain Commander Shepard and his crew must save the world from the Reapers, an invading alien species intent on destroying all of mankind.
This is the finale to one of the greatest sci-fi game series of all time, and it’s full of awesome action and roleplaying.
As Commander Shepard, you’ll blast around the galaxy completing quests in an effort to repel the Reapers.
Players can level up Shepard in a variety of ways, forming their playstyle as they progress.
Hard choices await you on this dramatic adventure, and your choices will have significant consequences.
Packed with action in an awesome space setting, this is a highly unique RPG that delivers the thrills.
#24. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
Treasure hunter Nathan Drake goes on an expedition around the globe, searching for the lost city of Irum.
Unfortunately, his crew is also being hunted by an elite gang of mercenaries.
This game not only delivers amazing action sequences but looks incredible at the same time.
Both visually beautiful and thrilling to play, the third adventure of Nathan Drake is one of the best in the series.
The game’s main story will take you to locations all around the globe, from Yemen to Syria.
In addition to the extensive single-player campaign, there are also competitive and cooperative modes online to enjoy!
#23. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
Enjoy two highly atmospheric adventure games, both following young men in fantastical realms on a quest to save their beloved.
This collection contains two of the best PlayStation 2 games ever, completely remastered in high definition!
In ICO, you’ll guide a young girl through a dangerous land, escaping from a terrifying shadow creature.
Both charming and challenging, it’s a memorable artistic journey.
In Shadow of the Colossus, players will have to face off against thirteen humongous boss fights.
Both bleak and ultra-tough, these are two games you won’t forget anytime soon.
#22. Rayman Legends
100 years after the events of Rayman Origins, Rayman and his friends wake up to a world in trouble.
Ten princesses have been kidnapped by the evil Magician, and it’s up to Rayman to rescue them.
This quick-paced platformer has tons of heart and charm, providing quite the joyful adventure.
The game has over 100 intense levels of platforming fun, including dozens of remastered levels from the previous game.
You can play either solo or with a friend, and there’s even a fun multiplayer mini-game called Kung Foot to shake things up.
You’ll be surprised at how challenging this wonderful sequel can be, and how much you enjoy trying over and over.
#21. LittleBigPlanet 2
The world of LittleBigPlanet is in trouble once again, as a mysterious vacuum begins sucking up citizens.
Luckily, the plushy protagonist Sackboy is on the job!
This fantastic platforming game encourages players to unlock their imagination by creating their very own levels!
Players can choose to play the main story mode, fool around in creative mode, or browse the wide catalog of levels online.
The story mode is super fun, and a great appetizer for the millions of user-created levels available.
The controls are simple to understand, making it a welcoming game for all skill levels as well.
#20. Batman: Arkham Asylum
When Arkham Asylum is taken over by Joker, Batman must investigate the building and rescue Commissioner Gordon.
This amazing action game really puts you into the shoes of Batman, giving you access to all of his iconic gadgets and abilities.
Players will roam the island of Arkham Asylum, running into the various supervillains that are housed there.
There are tons of collectibles to find, abilities to upgrade, and secrets to uncover.
This game makes you feel like Batman while simultaneously telling a rich, original story.
#19. God of War III
The God of War franchise reaches its climax as Kratos continues his war against the Olympian Gods.
Betrayed and rejected, Kratos hunts down all manner of mythological beasts and monsters in his never-ending quest for revenge.
Although the previous God of War games were violent and action-packed, this sequel amps things up by using the power of the PlayStation 3.
Levels have an amazing sense of scale, as you will scrap with towering titans and monumental monsters.
As you defeat enemies and progress through the story, you’ll be able to upgrade Kratos’ weapons and abilities.
Things get exceptionally bloody in this intense PlayStation 3 exclusive.
Go on a transcendent adventure through an unknown realm on a lengthy quest for the mountain in the distance.
This brief but evocative adventure game features no dialogue, only letting players communicate with musical chirps.
Traveling across an expansive desert, you and other random adventurers will navigate imaginative environments on your quest.
Although there are a few collectibles to find, this game is mostly about relaxing and enjoying the scenery.
Often considered one of the best indie games on the PlayStation 3, this is a game you shouldn’t miss.
#17. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
In the fantasy world of Tamriel, portals to the hellish realm of Oblivion have begun to open.
As a new adventurer who has just broken out of prison, you’ll go on an epic quest to end the world’s troubles.
This is an RPG you can get lost in for hours, with an incredible amount of quests and customization.
Players get to create their own adventurer and explore the beautiful countrysides of Cyrodiil, a majestic city of great influence.
Players are encouraged to play to their preference, with a wide variety of weapons and abilities to master.
Whether you choose to play as a mage, a warrior, or anywhere in between, this is a sprawling adventure with hundreds of hours of exciting content.
#16. Mass Effect 2
When a gruesome race of aliens known as the Collectors threaten the galaxy, Commander Shepard must assemble another team of skilled allies.
This sequel makes some great improvements on combat gameplay while retaining the fantastic narrative quality of the original game.
Players can embark to a number of different planets, meeting new characters and picking up quests.
As Commander Shepard, you’ll have to recruit several people and retain their loyalty, as the only way to defeat the Collectors will be an incredibly dangerous attack.
With more action, romance, and mystery than the original, this is one of the best sci-fi RPGs ever made.
In a seemingly simple world, a young man named Tim must rescue the princess from a terrible monster.
However, time acts strangely in this beautiful land.
Although it might seem simple at first, this puzzle game is deceptively challenging.
Players will guide the main character through six unique worlds, attempt to collect jigsaw pieces.
In each world time works differently, forcing you to think outside the box.
As you solve the increasingly witty puzzles, the story takes on a new light, resulting in a truly memorable experience.
#14. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
An elite squad of soldiers known as Task Force 141 continues their hunt for the Russian villain Makarov.
This is warfare like you’ve never seen it before.
This is one of the games that really put the Call of Duty series on the map.
The fantastic campaign has eighteen unique levels, each one packed with thrilling sequences of intense war combat.
You can team up with a buddy for the cooperative Spec Ops challenges, or take the fight online in the comprehensive competitive multiplayer.
Tons of progression systems give you reasons to keep on playing, providing countless hours of quality FPS gameplay.
#13. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Now approaching old age, the iconic soldier Solid Snake embarks on one last mission.
This stealth game sequel provides a cinematic quality that few games can achieve.
Playing as Solid Snake, players will sneak their way through a very lengthy campaign.
Although going loud is an option, you’ll likely want to be as quiet as possible to ensure your survival.
Careful planning is required when taking on this difficult yet satisfying tale of revenge.
#12. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
After an assassination in the Middle East, global tensions begin rising.
Playing as two separate soldiers, you’ll get a front-row seat in explosive theaters of modern war.
Often considered one of gaming’s most thrilling FPS games, this intense title will keep you playing for hours on end.
The immersive story mode is chock-full of intense action and war drama, reeling players in.
Multiple difficulty levels provide some replayability, with the ultra-tough “Veteran” mode reserved for specialists only.
The expansive online multiplayer offers dozens of hours of progression, with unlockable weapons, attachments, and skins.
#11. Street Fighter IV
After M. Bison survives at the end of Street Fighter II, a new fighting tournament has begun.
Unfortunately, ulterior motives might make this a much more dangerous tournament than expected.
This game is responsible for reinvigorating the fighting game genre in the PlayStation 3 generation.
There are over 15 characters to play as, including Ryu, Chun-Li, Akuma, and Blanka, and other fan-favorites.
The controls are super simple to learn and regardless of your skill level, you’ll be fighting with style in no time.
Both offline and online modes are available, so the truly skilled can test their mettle against players around the world.
Deep under the ocean, a submerged city named Rapture lies in ruin.
After the protagonist Jack makes his way below the surface, he finds out that the city is much more alive than he thought.
By effortlessly combining invigorating gameplay with an amazing story, this FPS has gained worldwide critical acclaim.
In addition to wielding a variety of weapons, players can use superhuman abilities by consuming potions known as plasmids.
You’ll run around Rapture shooting lightning from your fingertips as you attempt to uncover the unbelievable mysteries that await.
#9. Portal 2
After awakening in the crumbling research facility of Aperture Science, test subject Chell must complete a series of head-scratching puzzles involving a high-tech portal gun.
Utterly packed with hilarious dialogue and well-constructed brain teasers, this puzzle game is one for the ages.
Like the original game, players must complete a series of puzzles contained inside research labs, progressing through the facility.
The game also contains a separate mode that is designed for cooperative play.
Either solo or with a friend, you’ll have an amazing experience as you explore the ruins of Aperture Science.
#8. Red Dead Redemption
After living a life of crime and murder, an American outlaw named John Marston hunts for revenge.
Set in the early 1900s, this open-world game brings players into a world full of cowboys, bank robberies, and murder.
Created by the same developers as Grand Theft Auto V, this wild game will eat up hours of your time.
Playing as John, you’ll explore the American Wild West, completing a variety of missions for citizens in need.
You have complete freedom to roam the land and take on activities, including hunting, fishing, and more.
The emotional story will have you invested from the very beginning, resulting in a wholly memorable experience.
Hop into a world where the only limit is your imagination!
Join the cuddly Sackboy on a wild adventure, and then create your very own LittleBigPlanet level!
This PlayStation 3 exclusive gives players every tool they need to make their very own platforming level.
There are a main set of levels to complete, but after that, you’re free to unleash your imagination in the comprehensive level editor.
Once you’ve completed your masterpiece, you can upload it online for the entire world to see.
If you’re not interested in creating your own stuff, you can easily relax and browse the millions of levels created by the community.
#6. The Last of Us
A horrifying virus has swept over the United States, rendering the country incredibly dangerous.
As survivor Joel, you must escort a young teenager named Ellie through the ruined wasteland of the US.
Both emotionally effective and tons of fun to play, this third-person action game is easily one of the best PlayStation games ever.
The gameplay is a mixture of stealth and action, with a focus on survival and crafting.
As you explore the post-apocalyptic country, you’ll have to deal with a huge variety of dangers.
From the terrifying mutated humans to the dangers of mother nature, Joel will have to deal with every imaginable horror on his journey with Ellie.
#5. Batman: Arkham City
After the events of Batman: Arkham Asylum, the mayor of Gotham constructs a wall around a section of the city and sends all the dangerous criminals to live within.
When Bruce Wayne is wrongfully arrested and sent there, he must become Batman to survive in this brutal city.
This sequel adds in a much larger map, more side activities, and some cool new upgrades to boot.
Although players can freely roam Arkham City, some sections of the map are inaccessible until you gain the proper upgrade.
The excellent storyline contains some of Batman’s most popular villains, coming together for an exciting crossover.
With so much to see and do, you’ll find it easy to sink tons of time into this sequel.
#4. BioShock Infinite
In a city floating above the sky, a man named Booker DeWitt attempts to rescue an imprisoned girl.
Little does he know that far greater forces are at play.
Another excellent entry in the BioShock franchise, this sequel takes players to the cloud city of Columbia.
Here, players must blast their way through the scummy civilians and militia as they attempt to rescue a young girl named Elizabeth.
The level design is really cool, with areas connected by zip-lines miles above the ground.
When you’re not flying high, you can equip a series of weapons and abilities to overcome your opposition.
This amazing FPS will consistently surprise you with its plots twists, neat combat mechanics, and interesting setting.
#3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Famed treasure hunter Nathan Drake suits up for another adventure, this time to recover a valuable lamp connected to the famous explorer Marco Polo.
As in the original game, this adventure contains some great shooting segments with stunning visual set-pieces.
The stakes have been raised in this sequel, putting Nathan Drake into even more dangerous situations than ever before.
Players will have to climb out of crumbling train wrecks, solve smartly-designed puzzles, and fell hundreds of enemies.
This game also features both competitive and cooperative multiplayer, with six different modes to choose from.
The increased cinematic scale and awesome action make this a must-own game for your PlayStation 3 library.
#2. Grand Theft Auto V
In the bustling city of Los Santos, three criminals find themselves drawn together to execute dangerous heists to steal millions of dollars.
One of the titans of the open-world genre, this Grand Theft Auto game has a staggering amount of content.
Players can live in the shoes of three different characters, each distinctly different and living in different parts of the city.
There are hundreds of missions and side activities to complete, with an unbelievably large map to explore.
Players can break the law at their leisure but will have to pay the price when the police catch up.
Besides the story mode that will take you hundreds of hours to complete, players can check out the ever-expanding GTA Online.
In this virtual world, you’ll join up with dozens of other players in a living world of crime and deception.
#1. Grand Theft Auto IV
Attempting to leave his troubles in Europe behind, Niko Bellic travels to New York-inspired Liberty City.
Once there, he begins to fall into the seedy underworld of organized crime.
This amazing open-world game puts you in the middle of an awesome recreation of New York City and lets you go completely wild.
Players can complete a huge variety of awesome missions across the city, unlocking new guns, vehicles, and properties.
The city is packed with stuff to do when you’re not on a mission, including strip clubs, bars, and bowling alleys.
Whether you’re taking a beautiful woman out on a date or swapping bullets in a gunfight, this astonishing PlayStation 3 game takes the cake.
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