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.
And in this post, you will get:
- A highly curated and filtered list on the current best PS3 games
- Developer, publisher, and release date information
- Genre of the games
This list is the results of the average score of reviews from so many popular gaming websites, and thanks for GameRankings for helping me to build this list.
See also: Best PS Vita Games of All Time
So here you go.
#100. MLB 12: The Show
#98. Virtua Fighter 5
#97. Guitar Hero 5
#96. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
#95. God of War: Origins Collection
#94. Resident Evil 5
#93. FIFA Soccer 13
#92. Resistance: Fall of Man
#91. Ninja Gaiden Sigma
#90. DJ Hero 2
#89. NHL 12
#88. Joe Danger
#87. Red Faction: Guerrilla
#86. Resistance 2
#85. BioShock 2
#84. FIFA Soccer 09
#83. PixelJunk Shooter
#82. UFC Undisputed 2010
#81. MLB 13: The Show
#80. Valkyria Chronicles
#79. DiRT 2
#78. BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
#77. The Sly Collection
#75. Wipeout HD
#74. DiRT 3
#73. Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
#72. FIFA Soccer 11
#71. Bionic Commando Rearmed
#70. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
#69. Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time
#68. Burnout Paradise
#67. NHL 10
#66. Fight Night Round 4
#65. Rayman Origins
#64. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
#63. L.A. Noire
#62. NBA 2K11
#61. Call of Duty: Black Ops
#60. Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Pack
#59. Dark Souls
#58. Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
#57. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
#56. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
#55. The Orange Box
#54. Dead Space
#53. Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
#52. Far Cry 3
#51. Dead Space 2
#50. Heavy Rain
#49. NHL 11
#47. MLB 09: The Show
#45. The Beatles: Rock Band
#44. Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune
#43. Dark Souls II
#42. Demon’s Souls
#41. NBA 2K12
#40. The Last of Us: Left Behind
#39. MLB 11: The Show
#38. Deus Ex: Human Revolution
#37. Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood
#36. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
#35. FIFA Soccer 10
#34. Okami HD
#33. Borderlands 2
#32. Fallout 3
#31. MLB 10: The Show
#30. Killzone 2
#29. FIFA Soccer 12
#28. Assassin’s Creed II
#27. God of War Collection
#26. Rock Band 3
#25. Rock Band
#24. Super Street Fighter IV
#23. Rock Band 2
#22. Mass Effect 3
#21. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception
#20. The ICO & Shadow of the Colossus Collection
#19. LittleBigPlanet 2
#18. Batman: Arkham Asylum
#17. God of War III
#15. The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
#14. Mass Effect 2
#13. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
#12. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
#11. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
#10. Street Fighter IV
Street Fighter IV brings the legendary fighting series back to its roots by taking the beloved fighting moves and techniques of the original Street Fighter II, and infusing them with Capcom’s latest advancements in next generation technology to create a truly extraordinary experience that will re-introduce the world to the time-honored art of virtual martial arts.
Everything that made the legendary Street Fighter II a hit in the arcades, living rooms and dormitories across the globe has been brought back in Street Fighter IV.
Players will be able to play their favorite classic characters, such as Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and Guile, along with new characters, including Crimson Viper, Abel, El Fuerte, and Rufus.
Characters and environments are rendered in stylized 3D, while the game is played in the classic Street Fighter 2D perspective with additional 3D camera flourishes.
Six-button controls for the game return, with a host of new special moves and features integrated into the gameplay system.
Street Fighter IV brings a brand new fighting game to fans the world over.
BioShock is a revolution in the shooter genre that will forever change the expectations for the FPS.
Going beyond “run and gun corridors,” “monster-closet AIs” and static worlds, BioShock creates a living, unique and unpredictable FPS experience.
BioShock is the Shooter 2.0.
#8. Portal 2
Portal 2 is the sequel to the title named “Game of the Year” 2007 by over 30 publications around the world.
Portal 2 promises to break new ground in next generation gaming by expanding the award-winning recipe of innovative gameplay, immersive story, and creative inclusion of music while also introducing multiplayer co-op game modes.
#7. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is a Western epic, set at the turn of the 20th century when the lawless and chaotic badlands began to give way to the expanding reach of government and the spread of the Industrial Age
In LittleBigPlanet Players meet on a blue and green planet scattered with individual plots – and use their character’s amazing abilities to play, create and share what they build with other gamers throughout the world via the PlayStation Network.
The LittleBigPlanet experience starts with players learning about their character’s powers to interact physically with the environment.
There are places to explore, creative resources to collect and puzzles to solve – all requiring a combination of brains and collaborative teamwork.
As soon as players begin their creative skills will grow and they will soon be ready to start creating and modifying their surroundings – the first step to sharing them with the whole community.
Characters have the power to move anything in this glued and stitched-together 3D landscape; they have the power to design, shape and build both objects and entire locations for others to view and play.
There’s no complicated level editor; all of these skills can be learned by simply playing the game.
Creativity is part of the gameplay experience and playing is part of the creative experience.
Players can make their world as open or as secretive to explore as they like.
When it’s ready, they can invite anyone within the LittleBigPlanet community to come and explore their patch – or can go and explore everybody else’s.
#5. The Last of Us
Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague.
Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on.
Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
#4. Batman: Arkham City
Developed by Rocksteady Studios, Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security “home” for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.
Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.
#3. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
In 1292, after spending nearly 20 years in the court of emperor Kublai Khan, Marco Polo departed China with 14 ships filled with over 600 passengers and crew.
Eighteen months later, when Marco Polo arrived at his destination, only one ship remained and only 18 passengers survived.
Although Marco Polo described every aspect of his adventures in detail, he never revealed what happened to these lost ships, passengers or treasure on board – even on his deathbed.
Drawn in by the potential riches to be found – but most inspired by the intrigue of the historical mystery – Drake embarks on a quest to find the lost fleet.
He soon realizes that Marco Polo was hiding a much bigger secret – he had gone on a secret expedition on behalf of the emperor to find the mythical kingdom of Shambhala (otherwise known as Shangri-La) and to recover the legendary Cintamani Stone, the “wish-fulfilling jewel” of Buddhist mythology.
The Stone is described by Marco Polo as a massive raw sapphire – if it truly exists, it would be worth billions of dollars today.
This discovery sets Drake on a new course following Marco Polo’s 700-year-old trail through a diverse range of exotic environments to find out if the lost city of Shambhala, rumored to lie deep in the Himalayas, really exists.
This quest also pits him against a new, more formidable adversary who is after the same artifact – a ruthless, rogue paramilitary leader with a private army and a relentless ambition to recover the stone for himself.
#2. Grand Theft Auto V
Los Santos: a sprawling sun-soaked metropolis full of self-help gurus, starlets and fading celebrities, once the envy of the Western world, now struggling to stay afloat in an era of economic uncertainty and cheap reality TV.
Amidst the turmoil, three very different criminals plot their own chances of survival and success: Franklin, a street hustler looking for real opportunities and serious money; Michael, a professional ex-con whose retirement is a lot less rosy than he hoped it would be; and Trevor, a violent maniac driven by the chance of a cheap high and the next big score.
Running out of options, the crew risks everything in a series of daring and dangerous heists that could set them up for life.
The biggest, most dynamic and most diverse open world ever created, Grand Theft Auto V blends storytelling and gameplay in new ways as players repeatedly jump in and out of the lives of the game’s three lead characters, playing all sides of the game’s interwoven story.
All the classic hallmarks of the groundbreaking series return, including incredible attention to detail and Grand Theft Auto’s darkly humorous take on modern culture, alongside a brand new and ambitious approach to open world multiplayer.
#1. Grand Theft Auto IV
For Niko Bellic, fresh off the boat from Europe, it is the hope he can escape his past.
For his cousin, Roman, it is the vision that together they can find fortune in Liberty City, gateway to the land of opportunity.
As they slip into debt and are dragged into a criminal underworld by a series of shysters, thieves and sociopaths, they discover that the reality is very different from the dream in a city that worships money and status, and is heaven for those who have them and a living nightmare for those who don’t.
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