Well, the year end is upon us..almost…it’s time for us to look back at a great year gone by from a PS3 perspective and look through some of the fantastic games that have graced us.
Just a note on how we came up with this list. We’re not focusing on PlayStation Exclusives, but games that may have released across all platforms as well. Another way to look at this is, if you own a PlayStation 3, what are the best games you’d choose from this year. Now, on to our list!!
#10. DmC: Devil May Cry
The franchise was re-invented this year which pushed it’s DNA of being a bad-ass hack and slash no holds barred, gun slinging, demon slaying game to new heights. Dante was re-imagined as a younger lad with black hair, and someone with no respect for authority. The gameplay is still great as ever, and really sticks to its roots with some great changes.
Release Date: January 15, 2013
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Strong Language
Developer: Ninja Theory
#9. Diablo III
Rumors were wild and large, very much like the hordes you face in Diablo III, when the game released for the PC. No one expected too much, but when it released, it shook the very foundations of how hack and slash action RPGs ought to be handled on consoles. By far this is THE definitive version of Diablo III.
Release Date: September 3, 2013
RP-T+ for Rating Pending, Targeting a Rating of Teen or Above:
Genre: Third-Person Action
Publisher: Blizzard Entertainment
Developer: Blizzard Entertainment
#8. FIFA 14
I don’t need to necessarily get into this. FIFA 14, by far the best FIFA game to date – but we say this every year. It just goes to show, why this game MUST be on your collection even if you’ve never played the game before. With FIFA 13 really pushing hard on the online multiplayer front, the same is set in gold with FIFA 14. It’s a must have for any FIFA fan.
Release Date: September 24, 2013
E for Everyone: No Descriptors
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
#7. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Play as all your favorite Marvel Super Heroes, LEGO style! unlock more than 100 characters from across the Marvel Universe, including fan favorites like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wolverine, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, Black Widow, Hawkeye, Deadpool, Loki and Galactus! The game will pack in a plethora of super-cool character abilities, combat-like action sequences, epic battle scenes, puzzle-solving and a unique story told with playful LEGO humor.
Release Date: October 22, 2013
RP for Rating Pending:
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Traveller’s Tales
#6. Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness
For us, this was certainly one of the best games this year, especially considering the 10 year old franchise. To add to it, the original trio that starred in the very first game are back for with a completely new and original storyline, while still offering the same kind of hardcore, over-the-top, endless gameplay that has captured fans since the very first Disgaea! In addition there are tons of game system refinements that will entice new fans and make this a MUST have on your PlayStation 3.
Release Date: October 8, 2013
RP for Rating Pending:
#5. Tomb Raider
As far as re-boots go, this is certainly one of the better ones. Tomb Raider delivers an intense and gritty story of the origins of Lara Croft and her ascent from frightened young woman to hardened survivor, armed with only raw instincts and the physical ability to push beyond the limits of human endurance. Superb physics-based gameplay is paired with a heart-pounding narrative in Lara’s most personal, character-defining adventure to date.
Release Date: March 5, 2013
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Strong Language
Publisher: Square Enix
Developers: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Studios – Montreal
#4. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist
Some games never go out of style, and Splinter Cell is certainly one of them. The list already seems top Action Games heavy, but we wanted to ensure Blacklist is not missed not. Everything from graphics, game-play, to the story line has been brilliantly done and it shows. As If you had to pick between Splinter Cell & Tomb Raider – I’d go with Splinter Cell.
Release Date: August 20, 2013
M for Mature:
Genre: Third-Person Action
Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
#3. BioShock Infinite
BioShock Infinite takes to the skies in a thrilling adventure that’s full of espionage, deranged citizens, and a very very beautiful Elizabeth. Breaking away from the first 2 games of being underwater, BioShock Infinite, has taken the franchise to new heights (no pun intended); excellent visuals and gameplay mechanics aside, it’s the story of BioShock Infinite that will have you falling in love with the franchise all over again. Do not miss this game!
Release Date: March 26, 2013
RP-M+ for Rating Pending, Targeting a Rating of Mature or Above:
Genre: First-Person Shooter
Publisher: 2K Games
Developer: Irrational Games
#2. Grand Theft Auto V
Yes, you knew this was gonna be here! GTA V certainly has returned and is bigger and better. We reviewed this as ‘The Perfect Open World Game’ – and there’s no doubt it is. We won’t get into details of why this game is so great, because you’ve already heard enough of it, and you KNOW, that GTA V is certainly in contention for the Game of the Year award.
Release Date: September 17, 2013
M for Mature: Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Mature Humor, Nudity, Strong Language, Strong Sexual Content, Use of Drugs and Alcohol
Genre: Third-Person Action
Publisher: Rockstar Games
Developer: Rockstar North
#1. The Last of Us
As far as the PlayStation 3 is concerned, The Last of Us, is THE game to own. If you don’t even buy ANY of the other 9 games, buy this. That’s honestly reason enough to even buy a PlayStation 3. This PS3 exclusive from Naughty Dog has everything….graphics, story, production value, memorable characters and rock solid game-play, thus making this our BEST game of 2013 for the PlayStation 3.
Release Date: June 14, 2013
M for Mature:
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Naughty Dog Software
There you have it folks..our top 10 MUST own games for the PS3 in 2013.
Oh wait, we’re not finished yet…
Here’s a list of games, but deserve to be up there…
Gucamelle! – The game draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. Building a bridge between 2D open-world exploration games and complex fighting games, Guacamelee blur the boundaries between fighting and platforming by making many of the moves you perform useful for both traversal and combat. The game uses a dimension switching mechanic to wildly change the play area as you go, and offers co-operative same-screen multiplayer for the entire story.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a young boy, Oliver, who embarks on a journey to become a master magician and bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni no Kuni. Along the way he encounters some extraordinary characters, many of whom become helpful allies. They guide Oliver as he explores the vast world and learns the magical skills that will make him strong enough to face his most deadly foes, and ultimately survive an encounter with the White Witch herself.The world of Ni no Kuni actually runs parallel to the real world. Players will be able to travel between the two. Characters who appear in one world appear in the other as well, but with different roles in this unique RPG experience.
Rayman Legends – Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are back to embark on a new fantasy adventure through a series of legendary worlds with new environments, characters and enemies. Rayman Legends features a variety of uniquely-themed levels including several musical maps intricately set to creative soundtracks and a spooky medieval theme.Players can also connect online with friends through a variety of challenges to test their skill and speed, and see where they rank on the worldwide leaderboards. Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers behind the UbiArt framework has also returned with an advanced engine to include multi-dimensional gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman Legends to the next level.
Terraria – Dig, fight, explore, build! Nothing is impossible in this action-packed adventure game. The world is your canvas and the ground itself is your paint.Grab your tools and go! You can do many things in Terraria: make weapons and fight off a variety of enemies in numerous biomes, dig deep underground to find accessories, money, and other useful things, gather wood, stone, ores, and other resources to create everything you need to make the world your own and defend it. Build a house, a fort, even a castle, and people will move in to live there and perhaps even sell you different wares to assist you on your journey. But beware, there are even more challenges awaiting you … Are you up to the task?
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