Another year gone by and another year to look forward to…well almost. 2014 was still a pretty decent year for the PS3, it did have some really nice shining gems and then it did have games that you needed to stay away from. While there were many games which did have cross platform releases, we’re taking those into account as well, to give you a comprehensive list of kick-ass games for the PS3, that released in 2014!
#10. Assassin’s Creed Rogue
#9. Far Cry 4
Easily one of the best First Person Shooters that came out in 2014 for the PS3. Not a perfect game by all standards, but open words, tons of ammo, hang gliding, and inviting friends to play co-op with you is a pretty radical step to make it onto our list. The visuals from Far Cry 4 are brilliant, and it really pushes the PS3 to churn out from impressive graphics. Overall, the game is another brilliant game from Ubisoft, and they’ve already dominated the top 10 list so far!
#8. The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episodes 2-5
The Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 1 was released about a year back, and 2014, saw the release of the next 4 episodes. The Walking Dead’s second season retains Telltale’s crown as the king of interactive storytelling; especially after the success of Season 1, and The Wolf Among Us, they’ve nailed this formula down to perfection! Each episode is breathtaking and gives you the creeps and goose bumps that you’ve come to expect. Mix that along with a solid story line, and you’ve gotten yourselves one heck a game. Technically, they’re all different games, but we’ve decided to club them all in together, as it allows you to get a full picture view of the series itself.
Overall, if interactive story telling is your thing – you cannot go wrong with The Walking Dead: Season 2
#7. South Park: The Stick of Truth
What had me excited about this game was the fact that Trey Parker and Matt Stone were closely involved in the direction and creative inputs of the game, and when I played it, I was quite literally blown away…well not literally. Anyway, I’ve already said, it before, but I’ll say it again – fans of the show – this is a MUST buy; if you’re not a fan of the show (I really don’t know why), or if you’ve never seen the show (GASP!), it’s alright, you’ll still find this hilarious by any standard and it’s sure to keep you entertained for quite a few hours.
#6. The Wolf Among Us
Again, another entry from Telltale games, and this time, The Wolf Among Us, takes it’s stand. We’ve again, considered the whole series for it’s position, but you’ll not want to miss Episode 5, as it’s easily the best episode of the series. The game not only boasts of fantastic visuals, game play and writing, but the overall story, is easily one of THE best we’ve seen, to date, and garners enough momentum to brush past The Walking Dead Season 2
#5. Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster
Call me a sucker for remade games, but Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster, gets a nod on this list. The modern day Square Enix track record rarely does itself any favors, but this is one instance where I think the company and talented folks involved should be commended for their effort. This is one of those rare gems that has not only aged well, but with modern day technology to give it the visual boost that it needs to really bring back some sweet memories! So, if this is your first time into the series, you’re sure to be thrilled, and if it’s a re-visit, you’re going to be hankering for more!
#4. Minecraft PS3 Edition
We’re half way there folks, and right in the middle of it all, is Minecraft for the PS3. It’s worth the wait, you’ve seen it on other platforms, but there’s already been a lot said about how great this game is. I’m just going to leave you with the thought that if you’re a PS3 owner, this is one game you must absolutely buy/own for your console!
#3. Child of Light
This was on our most anticipated list of games last year, and there’s no doubt, that it was gonna make the top 10 after playing it! Playing Child of Light is such a delightful and immersive experience that it’s sad to see it end. Minor quibbles aside, this is one of those titles that anybody who loves games for their artistry won’t want to pass up. The simplicity of the game, combined with it’s aforementioned visuals, makes it one of the most delightful games to own for the PS3. Ubisoft has another gem in there stable that you must own!
#2. The Last of Us: Left Behind
If there was ever an example of how a DLC should be made, this would be the ONLY one there! While the Last of Us, itself lent some pretty compelling overtures to the game, Left Behind kicks it up a notch. The story is touching and the ruthless world of The Last of Us comes through even better than in the original game, due to little nuances in the gameplay. The only downside, is that the game itself is a little short, but you’ll be strongly reminded, why The Last of Us, was easily one of the best games of 2013!
#1. Dark Souls II
If you ever wondered, where hardcore games go to die…it would be at Dark Souls II. Everything that made Dark Souls into a cult success carries over: complex game mechanics, punishing but fair gameplay and a richly detailed setting if you dig a little deeper. To keep things fresh, this is peppered with a mix of new elements, from improved graphics and game engine to a better designed starting sequence and new mechanics. Dark Souls II is a perfect sequel to Dark Souls, and why it owns the #1 Spot on our list of Best PS3 games in 2014!
There you have it folks, our top 10 PS3 games of 2014! Now a list is never complete with a few honorable mentions as well. So for those games, that didn’t make it into our top 10, but are still considered some of the best games of 2014 for the PS3, are as follows:
- Ultra Street Fighter 4
- Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
- Grid Autosport
Chime off in the comments below and let us know what your list looks like! Stay tuned for more lists coming out soon!