PS3 Turns Five: Game Developers Name Their Favorite PS3 Games

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PS3 Turns Five: Game Developers Name Their Favorite PS3 Games

I’ve got shocking news for PlayStation.Blog readers: Tomorrow marks the five-year anniversary of PlayStation 3’s launch in the United States of America. Just think — our beloved black box was born into a primordial world where online multiplayer modes were the exception, not the rule; HDDs were a side option for game consoles, not a standard feature; standard-def DVDs were the only choice for home video; and Nathan Drake wasn’t a household name. It’s unthinkable!

To mark the big day (which technically hits tomorrow, November 17th), I asked an army of industry-leading game developers to share their top three “must play” PS3 games. The result is a a definitive list of PS3 games by some of the best game designers in the business. And stay tuned: more developer selections may be on the way!

Reviewing the list below reveals some interesting patterns. Unlike ICO and Shadow of the Colossus’s domination of last year’s PS2 10-year anniversary list, there was no clear-cut favorite game. PS3 critical heavyweights Heavy Rain, God of War III, and the UNCHARTED series led the pack, while LittleBigPlanet, Fallout 3, and Portal 2 also enjoyed plenty of attention.

Be sure to chime in with your own three favorite PS3 games in the comments!

Stig Asmussen
Game Director, Sony Santa Monica Studios


  • Heavy Rain – While playing Heavy Rain, there were several times I felt like crying. And in a good way! Whoa, I didn’t know games were supposed to do that, but I sure liked it. What an achievement.
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion – Never have I played a game with such a rich universe; I sat in a library reading books for hours! I sunk more than 120 hours into the game before I even dug into the main storyline. I even remember one mission that took more than eight hours to finish and had more plot twists than entire games! Simply amazing.
  • Dead Space 2 – Dead Space was really cool, but after a few hours the level layout, pacing, and cast of enemies started to get repetitive. Visceral Games fixed all of these issues in Dead Space 2 and took players on a space roller coaster ride to Hell where something cool was waiting around every corner.

Cliff Bleszinski
Design Director, Epic Games – @therealcliffyb


  • Heavy Rain – People toss the term “Interactive Movie” around, but David Cage and crew actually delivered on that promise. It’s a thrilling ride from start to finish.
  • UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune – Indiana Jones died in the blast that nuked the fridge. Nathan Drake took up that helm and I’ve loved treasure hunting with him ever since.
  • Killzone 2 – Not just because it’s damned gorgeous, but because the head engineer is the guy I made a little game called Jazz Jackrabbit with which kickstarted my career. Thanks, Arjan Brussee!

Ed Boon
Creative Director, Netherrealm Studios – @noobde


  • God of War III – The first God of War burst into the scene with an attitude all its own. I don’t remember ever playing a game that was so unapologetically brutal and unique. Amazingly each sequel managed to top the previous version with God of War III delivering perhaps the most epic adventure ever in a video game. I hope this isn’t the last we’ve seen of Kratos.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV– Another series that managed to get better with each iteration and create an entire genre all by itself. GTA3 make the term “sandbox” part of video game vernacular and to this day games are borrowing ideas from this amazing title. But GTA4 is the granddaddy of all sandbox games. Until GTA5, of course!
  • LittleBigPlanet – Yeah, this one doesn’t quite seem to fit with my other two choices. But I simply can’t exclude a title so inventive, so creative and so inspiring. The fact that so many professional-looking levels have been made by players online is a testament to how utterly unique this game is. Yes, the sequel does everything better, but there was nothing like taking in this game for the first time.

David Cage
Creative Director, Quantic Dreams


  • Portal 2 – Amazing level design, fantastic solo and co-op modes, simple but complex, hard core but accessible, well written and funny for dads and sons. A great example of traditional game play perfectly implemented.
  • Catherine – A narrative-driven, crazy, surprising, weird, original, Japanese experience unlike anything else. This is far beyond taking risks and that’s what I like about it.
  • LittleBigPlanet – Okay, this choice is not very original. Everybody said how great the game was. +1 Loved the graphics and the possibility to play with my two kids shouting, laughing and jumping on the sofa.

Raphael Colantonio
Co-Creative Director, Arkane Studios – Current project: Dishonored


  • Fallout 3 – I was a big fan of the original series and Fallout 3 (as well as Fallout: New Vegas) manage to capture the vibe of the original, adapting it to a more modern play style and an open world. I’m so impressed!
  • BioShock – Of course! Awesome universe, the Looking Glass legacy, immersive first-person game, and a mind-blowing story with an amazing twist.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – This game has all the design elements I value in a game: a persistent world, simulation, exploration, a wide variety of play styles, non-linearity, depth…

Dylan Cuthbert
President, Q-Games Ltd. – @dylancuthbert — Current project: PixelJunk 4am


  • Fallout 3 – An absolutely brilliant game that starts off slow…but when it gets going, it really gets going. Fallout 3 has a ton of moral choices, so I suggest not fully following the narrative path you are being led down. Take some turns by yourself!
  • Gran Turismo 5 – It’s the best of the best, nothing beats it in terms of quality and sheer content. Even if you don’t have that much of an interest in cars or racing, when you’ve played this for a few hours you will! They really shook up the series and added some really interesting tracks – and the photography mode is awesome.
  • LittleBigPlanet – In my mind, the original is still the best – it combines simple systems to let you create complex ideas, and the art direction in the single player (and in the game overall) is mind-blowingly good. Stephen Fry’s voice over really helps set the mood too. This is a game that everyone needs to play.

Glen Egan
President, Sanzaru Games – @sanzarugames
Current project: Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves: An all round awesome experience. It was a game that I couldn’t wait to get through and when I did I wanted another one. The story was compelling and the game play polished to perfection, I haven’t got all the way through 3 yet but I can say it delivers exactly what I wanted from the series. It’s like the BMW of videogames, it doesn’t re-invent cars it just perfects the experience – truly inspirational.
  • Ratchet & Clank: Quest for Booty: An excellent, bite-sized chunk of a game. This for me is the future, I love the idea of games becoming like mini-series style releases instead of the super expensive retail product. People will look back on this title as a vanguard of a digital content future for console experiences.
  • inFAMOUS: A great game by a great team. A tour de force of technical achievement on the PS3.

John Garvin

Director of Product Development, Bend Studio – Current project: UNCHARTED: Golden Abyss

  • UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception – Who says that Hollywood isn’t making great summer blockbusters anymore? Oh wait, this is a *game*! Hollywood only wishes it were making big screen adventures this good.
  • God of War III – Probably one of the most epic games I’ve ever played. Loved the homage to 2D fighting games…
  • Heavy Rain – My knees and elbows still hurt from crawling through all that glass.

Billy Harper
Animation Director, Sucker Punch Productions – @BillyHarper73


  • God of War III – I love super-gory melee games. I love caffeine. God of War III is caffeinated melee gore at its best! The finale of the boss battle with Hermes sums it up best for me.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – When I played UNCHARTED 2, my mother-in-law was visiting. She actually had as much fun watching me play the game as I did playing it, and she made me finish the game before she left to go back home. It was one of the most unique experiences I’ve had playing a game in a long time.
  • Portal 2 –Whenever I want to flex my atrophied brain muscles I pop in Portal 2. I’m actually playing the free Peer Review DLC with my son right now and having a blast. GLaDOS makes me feel like crap… and yet, I <3 her. I’m a masochist, I know.

Mark Healey
Creative Director, Media Molecule


  • Flower – Refreshingly mellow, and can be played with one hand, so you can hold a baby in the other.
  • Heavy Rain – I really liked that you could decide how slowly to get out of bed. It made it feel epic somehow.
  • Blast Factor – This was the first PSN game I bought, I was addicted to it for ages, and thought I got quite good at it, until I saw my position in world hi score tables.

David Jaffe
Co-Director, Co-Designer of Twisted Metal – @davidscottjaffe
Current project: Twisted Metal


  • Darksiders – I LOVE this game! It’s like The Legend of Zelda meets Heavy Metal magazine. I dig the blend of open adventuring, wonderful-feeling melee combat, the crazy-distinct Joe Mad artwork, the fun and sometimes emergent puzzle solutions, the high-quality voice acting, and the fresh storyline. Darksiders 2 is the only game I’ve ever chosen to do a media blackout for; I loved the first game so much I want EVERYTHING in the sequel to be a surprise!  *Eric Williams, one of the genius pappas of the God of War combat system, did some work on this title
  • Flower – Emotional, beautiful, and just downright moving. It makes me envious and puts me in awe of That Game Company. Flower is a wonderful game that elicits fresh emotions and for me that is a sign of true evolution in the medium. I don’t know if I’d ever be capable of lending my talents to such a game, but I sure can appreciate it for the amazing work that it is.
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – Curse you, PlayStation.Blog, for only letting me pick three games! UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune (yes, I dig #1 more than #2) almost took the third spot but at end of the day, I just dug the perfect blend of shooting, platforming, weapon design, humor, space combat, and ‘many weapons allow for multiple solves’ meta-game blend that was the PS3’s first Ratchet title.

Dylan Jobe

President, LightBox Interactive – @DylanJobe
Current project: Starhawk 

  • Burnout Paradise – This is the best racing game I have ever played. And yeah, yeah I *TOTALLY* know that it isn’t a “pure” racer but damn, I felt sooooooo good playing it. It got my adrenaline pumping in the same way as shooters do and it’s overall presentation was stellar.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – A fantastic experience that is the poster-child for remarkable execution and “couch-friendly” games. By that I mean that it was super enjoyable to play and watch being played. I remember running away from the final boss battle in Shangri-La and just being stunned at it’s beauty.
  • Red Dead Redemption – It’s really hard to say just a few things about this game so I shall ramble: Gorgeous, immersive, loved the music as I crossed into Mexico, missions were great at capturing the American Western theme and I’m still very sad I accidentally skinned my own dead horse’s body after I jumped him off a cliff :-(.

Ken Levine
President and Creative Director, Irrational Games – @iglevine
Current project: BioShock Infinite

  • God of War III – I’m just like Kratos, if you discount the muscles, the courage, and the ability to bed seven wenches at once.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – I’m still working on UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception, so I’m gonna go with UNCHARTED 2. Let’s face it: unless your first name is Indiana, you kinda wanna be Nathan Drake. Don’t lie. You know it’s true.
  • Joe Danger – I love this game. It’s like Excitebike, but I’m playing it in a nice house rather than the crappy studio apartment I had in 1989.

Patrick Liu
Producer, DICE – @pottan – Current project: Battlefield 3

  • Shatter – This breath of fresh air for the puzzle genre could be described as Arkanoid on steroids. The best part: its amazing soundtrack!
  • Siren Blood Curse – My favorite Japanese horror game features uncompromising design and an atmosphere that I really savor. Creepiest game ever.
  • Wipeout HD Fury – The series has been one of my favorites since PSOne, and this version encompasses that feeling with the smooth framerate and controls. And again, the music here is excellent. Do I unconsciously judge games by their music?

Jonathan Mak
Creator, Everyday Shooter – @queasy00 – Current Project: Sound Shapes

  • PixelJunk Racers – Back in 2007, I was at my first E3 I happened to be paired up in the same kiosk with PixelJunk Racers. I didn’t know anything about the game but offered to help demo it.  At first I didn’t think much of it, but as I played more and more I realized how similar the game was to a shooter where basically all the cars are bullets and you must avoid them. Of course there were certain situations where you actually want to bump into the cars, but that’s even so for shooters (bullet-eaters, shields, …). It’s pretty interesting how two completely different genres can share such similarity.
  • Flower – I only played this a short amount of time but it’s a game that is permanently implanted in my head. There are days where I still see flashes of Flower in my minds eye, and whenever I think of video games, this one pops up in my head. I don’t really know what it means in the grand scheme of things and I don’t know why it’s so stuck in my head, but it is.  Maybe it’s simply because it’s so damned beautiful.
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Raised the bar of what a AAA game is in my opinion. The amount of variety in interaction and the density of distinct content was and to this day, continues to be unmatched in the big-budget game world. Sometimes I can’t control the way my broken brain works and I end up drawing parallels with Eric Chahi’s Another World. Both games stuck to its respective genre and yet explored so many possibilities within it.

Yoshinori Ono
Producer, Capcom – @Yoshi_OnoChin
Current project: Street Fighter X Tekken 

  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction – The first of the new Ratchet & Clank series, I remember thinking excitedly, “what kind of adventure will I be experiencing today?” as I set the disc into my PS3. I also have fond (and sometimes frustrating) memories of trying to control those Zoni creatures.
  • inFAMOUS – I loved being able to choose between good and evil in this game. Your choices would affect not only your play style, but the missions in the game. Considering you got two different experiences for the price of one game, it was definitely worth it. I really appreciated the seamless level technology, as well as the sheer amount of strategies.
  • PixelJunk Eden – It was a blast exploring the Eden world, while clearing objectives here and there. A great casual game, I feel it really set the bar for PSN downloadable titles. When you first play it, all you can think is “Huh?” but that thought gradually turns into an “Oh!” It really is a remarkable game.

Steve Papoutsis
Vice President and Executive Producer, Visceral Games EA – @leveluptime



  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – it’s like being thrown into the middle of a great movie with characters you find interesting and fun to be around. Incredible epic moments and acting make for a very memorable game.
  • MLB 11: The Show – Hands-down my favorite MLB game. It features an incredibly deep career mode, plus great-looking graphics and animations. I look forward to this game every single year.
  • Heavy Rain – One of my favorite games from this generation. It proved you could create a story that both pulled you in and made you care about the outcome and characters.  I tell all my friends to give it a try, really, really enjoyed it.

Randy Pitchford
President and CEO, Gearbox Software – @duvalmagic
Current project: Aliens: Colonial Marines, Borderlands 2

  • Valkyria Chronicles – UNCHARTED and LittleBigPlanet are going to get plenty of play, so I want to call out great games that haven’t gotten as much love as they deserve. Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games: great art direction and appealing characters wrapped around an awesome turn-based tactical RPG! Such a rarely represented genre is so beautifully realized. Anyone who has ever enjoyed a turn-based tactical game owes it to themselves to check this game out.
  • Demon’s Souls – Difficulty aside, these guys really did a great job in bringing some new experiences to the world. I hope their successor game Dark Souls gets even more traction and recognition because there are some good ideas in the “souls” games that we all can learn from. I think it’s important for gamers and game makers to spend time with this game and understand why it’s so rare and special.
  • Resistance 3 – I’m a big fan of anything Insomniac, but Resistance 3 motivated me to get the PlayStation Move set up with the sharp shooter controller, and it’s a great way to play this great game. It’s always difficult to be able to rationalize custom development effort for sub-sets of customers on a platform, but the experience I had with Resistance 3 and the sharp shooter makes me want to see something special done with that interface in our games.

Matt Southern
Studio Game Director, Evolution Studios – @mrsuv


  • Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood – History beats fantasy and sci-fi for me, I wish there were more historical games. And as his name suggests, Ezio Auditore da Firenze is the coolest videogame hero of the 21st century.
  • Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit – Modesty prevents me from naming one of the three racers that are better than this thrilling mix of Burnout and Chase HQ :) A focused, polished game from two world-class developers.
  • Red Dead Redemption – An obvious choice, but all the Rockstar open world games on PS3 have been astonishing, and this one is the best. Absolutely breathtaking ambition.

Jordan Thomas
Creative Director, 2K Marin


  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves – I’m not a platformer guy. On average, I enjoy them to the precise sum of zero, as I have a troubled relationship with gravity on my best day. I’m also not a huge fan of handsome box-art protagonists with grafted-on personality for me to chafe against – as I watch them make decisions that just ain’t remotely me. UNCHARTED 2 won me over despite my biases, seducing me into caring about Nate Drake & his struggle to grow the eff up – then stealing my breath with the finest “playable cutscene” set-piece challenges I’ve ever faced.
  • L.A. Noire – Another in the list of games that blithely reduced my preconceptions to ash, I was quickly won over by Noire’s contract with the player – it’s going to be about attention, comprehension, observation, and memory. In
    other words, it willfully invites you to *think* like a detective, to actually use that atrophied head-meat that has gone slack after so many shooters. I had forgotten how thrilling that can be in the right frame. In real life, while searching for my wallet or keys, I still occasionally pick up inane household items, rotate them left and right, and mutter “optimistic, Thomas.”
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – I really didn’t think a console sequel to Deus Ex, so many years later could be done. Suffice it to say, the original was one of three games that convinced me to do this for a living. And the team at EIDOS Montreal, in my opinion, pulled off a post-human miracle with this baby. They’ve managed to streamline the experience I loved so dearly on the PC  – and improve its presentation a thousand-fold – without neutering it. Also, cyber-arms: still cool. Who knew?

Evan Wells
Co-President, Naughty Dog – @evan_wells
Current project: UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception

  • Flower – I love this game for its simplicity and its beauty. That Game Company is like none other; it took a concept that nobody else would dare attempt and created an experience that engages your eyes, your ears, and your heart.
  • Portal 2 – The first one was great but left you wanting more, and Portal 2 delivered just that. The writing was top notch and the puzzle design so amazingly good that just when you’re ready to give up, you have that “Aha!” moment that makes you feel like a genius.
  • Pac-Man Championship Edition DX – Who knew a concept three decades old could be reinvented in such a fresh and addictive way? I’ve never been big on leaderboards, but there’s something about this game that makes you want to get in there and shave a second off your time or pump your score up another 100K. And is there anything more satisfying than eating 100 ghosts in a row?

PlayStation.Blog Staff Picks

Jeff Rubenstein
Senior Manager, PlayStation.Blog – @jeffrubenstein


  • Valkyria Chronicles – A strategy RPG with innovative third-person shooter controls and brilliant visuals that tells an engrossing tale featuring memorable characters. This is a true masterpiece.
  • UNCHARTED series – Perhaps the finest crafted games ever made, with undoubtedly the most lifelike cast ever featured in this medium. In my mind, Drake, Sully, and Elena are real people…maybe even friends.
  • Street Fighter IV – This reinvention of the Street Fighter series tapped into a competitive hunger that had laid dormant since my early teens – except that this time I was actually pretty good. A career highlight: Challenging and defeating Hiphopgamer with Guile in front of a raucous crowd at GDC 2009.
  • Other favorites: Rock Band, Batman: Arkham City, inFAMOUS 2, Catherine, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Assassin’s Creed II

Sid Shuman
Senior Specialist, PlayStation.Blog – @sidshuman


  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots – They don’t make games like this anymore. Decried by some as an exercise in wretched excess, game director Hideo Kojima packed this stealth-action epic with enough material to make several feature-length films. The plot is at times incomprehensible, but that’s part of its charm. As usual, Kojima gets the last laugh.
  • PixelJunk Monsters – I’m absolutely shocked to not see this PSN classic pop up on every list, and I can only assume the omission is due to mass amnesia brought on by late nights with Skyrim. For me, Monsters represents the perfection of the tower defense genre. Its adorable visuals and twinkling soundtrack belie its deep strategy, while the compulsively playable co-op mode has as an effective gateway drug to ensnare countless girlfriends and boyfriends.
  • Heavy Rain – My favorite games tend to open my eyes to radically different experiences. I distinctly remember inserting this Blu-ray into my PS3 on launch day and being filled with doubt. Could Quantic Dream really achieve their insanely loft goal of an interactive film? Two hours later, I was sold.
  • Other favorites: BioShock, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Super Stardust HD (with Solo add-on pack for “Endless” mode), Dead Nation, Mortal Kombat

Rey Gutierrez
Senior Specialist, PlayStation.Blog – @r3yguti3rr3z


  • God of War III — Around the office, I’m known for singing the instantly recognizable God of War theme song with my own makeshift lyrics: “Kra-tos is so cool! Heee is red and white! KRAAATOS!” In some ways, it’s the highest honor I can bestow on my favorite PS3 game. In my mind, God of War defined the PlayStation brand on PS2, and what better way to introduce the power and technical achievement of PS3 than with God of War III?
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots — The last hour of this game kept me on my feet as I guided Old Snake through to the gut-wrenching finale, only to be confronted with one of the most memorable boss fights in gaming history. This game reminded me of the time I first played the original Metal Gear Solid demo on my PlayStation Underground disc, which left me floored. Also: I have a huge crush on Laughing Octopus (yes, with the costume on).
  • Resistance 3 — This was one of the first PS3 titles I was passionately involved with as I worked closely with Insomniac and SCEA to create a series of developer diaries. To see the Resistance franchise truly find its voice and deliver such an enjoyable experience — especially when played in stereoscopic 3D with the PlayStation Move — made it a total blast to play!
  • Other favorites: Heavy Rain, Enslaved, UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

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  • Unless im mistaken, Burnout 3 Takedown, while a good game, is not on the ps3 Dylan Jobe.

  • Happy Birthday PS3!

    So many favorites, but if I had to narrow it down to just exclusives,

    Heavy Rain
    Uncharted 2,3
    Valkyria Chronicles

    PS4 can wait. Hope for many, many more.

  • you guys realize even tho tomorrows ps3 birthday mostly all of us will be kicked off line all day and who knows could be longer

  • The thing that surprised me that was barely on the list was Ratchet & Clank. I love that series with it’s multiple genres. Happy Birthday PS3!

    My list:
    1. Ratchet and Clank: A Crack In Time – Excellent game and REALLY well done! 2nd most favorite R&C game of mine! This was something that surprised me not to see on this list.

    2. LittleBigPlanet – This game is my first ever PS3 game I played. When I saw the cover I thought it was going to be utterly stupid but then I got bored one day and booted it up and once I started playing I LOVED it! The platforming is amazing, the gameplay feel is amazing and everything else is amazing!

    3. InFamous – Fantastic game with a fantastic story! Loved the gameplay feel!

  • Happy birthday PS3

    UNCHARTED series
    God of War Series
    inFAMOUS series
    Assassin’s Creed Series
    Portal 2
    Batman Arkham City
    Heavy Rain

    Thank you PlayStation!

  • Killzone 2
    Killzone 3
    Demon’s Souls

    Please remake Killzone 1 with the new engine.

  • ZOMG!!!!!!! Randy pitchford!!!!! Please please please put sharpshooter support in borderlands 2! Please!

    On topic. Top 3 in no particular order… Pixel junk monster, GT5, red dead redemption. I can only dream of how rdr would be if it wAs running a ps3 dedicated engine.


  • 1. Infamous Series

    2. Uncharted Series

    3. Killzone 3

  • glad that everything got fixed. happy bday to sony and all of us playstation owners :)

  • Uncharted 1,2,3 – Possibly the best adventure game i have ever played.
    Killzone 2 – This was an awesome shooter. this was that game that made my friend sell his xbox and buy a ps3.
    Ratchet and clank Future series – I LOVE RATCHET AND CLANK

  • 1st: thank you ps blog for this. I really enjoyed this post. I wish there were more of these posts.
    2nd: hiphopgamer was mentioned on here!?
    3rd; I’m surprised enslaved, batman, folklore, borderlands, and psn exclusives(such as super stardust or everyday shooter[soooo trippy ;) ]) werent shown more love.

    my personal 3: mw1, heavy rain, borderlands

  • Warhawk
    Uncharted: Drakes Fortune
    Fallout 3

  • metal gear solid 4,god of war hd collection,god of war 3,uncharted 1 and 2,killzone 2,resistance 1 and 2,little big planet,mortal kombat,need for speed hot pursuit,dead space 1 and 2,joe danger,shatter,limbo,outland,wipeout hd,custume quest,back to the future the game,hard corps uprising,cuboid,infamous,super stardust hd,super street fighter 2 turbo hd remix,marvel vs capcom,batman arkham asylu,batman arkham city,ghostbusters,ninja gaiden sigma.I got so many games i love playing and since tomorrow is the 5 anniversary of ps3 and black friday and xmas is coming,i would like to get a good ass deal on some of the psn top selling expecting infamous festival of blood to be on sale and some other game too.and giveaway 1 free game to all psn user.

  • My 3 best game : SKYRIM
    Assassin’s creed serie
    uncharted serie

    others: GTA 4 portal 2 , borderland and mw3

  • Happy Fifth Anniversary PlayStation 3!
    My 3 Favorite PS3 Games have to be:

    1. Metal Gear Solid 4: A huge leap for the series that really combined Stealth, Action and Player choice in such a perfect way that I have never seen in other games before. There is so much content, and so much entertainment that can last for hours upon hours that I have to call this beast of a game my favorite PS3 Game!

    2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves: Most likely the defining PlayStation Series at it’s finest! The amount of time I have logged into that game is crazy! I’ve played through the single player so many times, earned myself a platinum, and have kept myself occupied for hours with the multiplayer. Did I mention that that game looks gorgeous?

    3: Grand Theft Auto 4: If there is one story in a game that got me hooked, it’s GTA4’s story. The amount that Rockstar refined this game is really just astounding. Plain and simply, this is a game that blends the lines between story telling and gameplay that seamlessly create the experience that is GTA4. (And that’s my opinion of it without even touching multiplayer).

    Thanks for the awesome article Sid!

  • Uncharted 2 – One amazing thrill ride with a surprisingly great multiplayer.
    Mass Effect 2 – Completed enthralled me in its well-woven universe.
    Grand Theft Auto 4 – Liberty city never felt so alive.
    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – There’s just something about its multiplayer design that made me loss almost a hundred hour in it.

  • This is awesome, 5 years, it’s crazy. Wish you guys would do at least more awesome firmware update.

  • Playing Resistance FOM the moment I got home with my new PS3 after waiting outside for 5 hours TOTALLY made the terrible case of the flu that followed worth it.

    Thanks for a great 5 years, Playstation; I sincerely appreciate every great experience you’ve given me :D

  • Little Big Planet 1 & 2
    Final Fantasy XIII
    Portal 2

    Many Happy Returns PS3!

  • 1) Assassin’s Creed (All of them)

    2) Killzone (All of them)

    3) Uncharted (All of them)

    4) inFAMOUS (Both of em)

    5) Mortal Kombat 9

    6) Tekken (All of them, even the PS1 and PS2 games)

    Oh, and happy birthday! : O

  • My Fav top 5 so far,

    Metal Gear Solid 4
    Uncharted 2
    Killzone 3
    God Of War

  • at the moment, my three favorites are:

    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

    Killzone 2

    God of War 3

  • Love thes blogs. My list of games that i will cherish forever,

    1. God of war III
    3. Red dead redemption

    notables: gta4, fallout 3, uncharted series, Any FIFA, MGS4, Heavy Rain and Modern Warfare 2

  • My three would have to be the Uncharted franchise, Metal Gear Solid 4, and Little Big Planet.

    Just too good, especially the first two.

  • wow only I had oblivion on list of favorite games. Surprising..

  • I agree with Rey, Resistance 3 was awesome in 3D, the best 3D ive seen so far but the game itself was kinda missing things.

    My 3 favorite games hmmm only 3… It has to be Metal Gear Solid 4, Demons souls and hmm Lair, I loved that game.

  • Free theme/avatar/mini for everyone to celebrate??? Sounds god to me ;p

    1. MGS4
    2. KZ2
    3. UC2 (would be UC3 but I haven’t bought it yet)
    4. InFamous

  • Happy Birthday ! My TOP 5
    1. Brutal Legend
    2. Darksiders
    3. Catherine
    4. God of War 3
    5. Metal Gear Solid 4

  • God of War 3 is my absolute favorite, Uncharted 2 blew me away with the cinematics. But to experience Heavenly Sword for the first time was absolutely mind blowing, I will never forget that experience….Thank you Playstation.

  • The amount of “safe picks” is mind boggling. I don’t see what is quite so special about Uncharted or God of War. Yes, they are really well made games, but do they really push the envelope? Uncharted has really high production values, but it doesn’t bring ANYTHING new besides that. Games this era have gotten prettier and bigger, so few have actually gotten BETTER.
    I’m very glad to see mentions to Flower and Heavy Rain, however. Heavy Rain might not have been the best game around and was deep full of plot holes, but still, it was and still is an experience to be had. So is Flower.

    I’m also somewhat baffled at the fact that only Rey mentioned MGS4…. That game was a freaking masterpiece, even if only for fans of the series; the value cannot be denied.

  • thanks sony for the great games and a awesome system.Happy birthday !!!

    My top games are God of War 3
    Killzone 3
    Metal gear Solid 3
    Resistance 2

  • Too bad the ps3 was outdated the DAY it came out. Goodbye X chat, we never had you, but we will miss you.

  • 1. Heavy Rain
    Not since Indigo Prophecy have I immediately replayed a game after finishing it. Until, that is, I bought this game. Quantic Dream has refined their game-play style, story-telling skills, and graphical prowess. It hooked me instantly. There were moments in this ga me that amazed, frightened, sorrowed, angered, and made me smile. This is a game that can truly tap into your emotions, make you actually think about the things happening around you and how your actions effect them. It made me think about myself and what I would do in these situations. There are not many games that can accomplish this in my book. I loved every minute of it.
    2. L.A. Noire
    3. Red Dead Redemption

    Other favorites: Portal, Flower, Limbo, Stacking, The Simpsons Game, and Stranglehold.

    Other games that would probably be on this list if I ever got around to playing them: Portal 2, Catherine.

  • Oops, missed one more MGS4. Sorry, but good on you, Sid. For your excellent showing of common sense!

  • 3 fav games? Now that’s a tuff 1!! Well… God of War III, Call of Duty MW3 and… Between inFAMOUS , inFAMOUS 2, Killzone 3, Batman Arkham, GT5, BF3… Darn it!! I can’t keep count and make up my mind!!! Grrrrr!!!!! HAPPY BDAY PS3!!! Woot!!!! :)

  • I definitely have to say mention more than 3 games. Ever since I got my PS3 back in May of 2009, I have been more and more impressed with the quality of the games that have been released since then. Here are some of my favorites in no specific order:

    White Knight Chronicles
    Uncharted 2: Among Theives
    Demon’s Souls
    Dragon Age Origins
    Tekken 6
    Resistance: Fall of Man
    Killzone 2
    Little Big Planet
    3D Dot Game Heroes (This game has been influential in me going back to college to major in Video Game Design)
    Bayonetta (Surprised no one mentioned this)
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow
    God of War III
    Ryu Ga Gotoku Kenzan!
    Rocket Knight
    Fat Princess
    Castle Crashers
    Castlevania: Harmony of Despair
    Hard Corps Uprising
    X-Men Arcade
    Spelunker HD
    Soldner X2: Final Prototype
    Dead Nation
    Super Puzzle Fighter II: Turbo HD
    ZEN Pinball
    Anyway, Happy 5th Anniversary. Looking forward to the future of the PS3 as well as the new Vita. Keep the quality coming :-)


    Gotta say if it weren’t for the Batman and Uncharted series I would not be here saying this! However, I am looking forward to Tomb Raider next year and PLEASE bring back DEMOLITION DERBY!!!! This game would rock with online multiplayer! GO PLAYSTATION!!!

  • Happy 5th birthday. I regret I missed out on your first couple years but I’m making up for it.

    This should really be about the exclusives, which Playstation excels in. My favorites so far:

    1). U2
    2). Demon Souls
    3). InFAMOUS (can’t decide 1 or 2)

    Thank you Playstation for also making my favorite multi-platform games the best possible experiences:

    1). Skyrim (is this replacing Ocarina as greatest game ever?)
    2). Dragon Age Origins
    3). Assassin’s Creed series
    4). Portal 2

    Please give us all a birthday gift by selling special edition, non-boring black consoles here in America. That pink PS2 I saw @ GameStop yesterday made me sad that my 2 PS3’s are blah black.

  • @Sid Shuman
    “Do share! Now you’ve got me curious”

    If I posted the names of all 76 games I’d get hit with that accursed 1250 character limit :p
    Instead of that I’ll just list my Top 10 in alphabetical order!

    Afrika: One of many early PS3 games SCEA passed on, thank goodness for 3rd parties! Its got a great look to it and quite a relaxing feel. Also unique in that its save file size dwarfs what is offered with the PS+ “cloud” lol.

    echochrome: The music, graphics, and gameplay are outstanding. A puzzle game that broke the usual puzzle mold. I enjoyed it so much I bought it for PSP to! Along with echoshift and all of the soundtracks! Its a shame echochrome ii is Move-only.

    Folklore: This could be infuriating at times but overall it left a good impression in my mind. It still looks rather nice and the setting is still unmatched. The game is 4 years old now so… how about making its DLC free or at least cheaper?

    Motorstorm Apocalypse: This is the first Motorstorm that didn’t make me pull my hair out! It remains challenging but far more manageable and fun. Am I the only one that liked the story/cutscenes? Its corny as heck but in my opinion that’s a good thing.

  • Noby Noby Boy: Adorable and freaky at the same time. I love it. Uses underutilized PS3 extras such as screenshots & video capturing to save those extremely bizarre scenes you’re bound to create! Let’s stretch across the entire universe!

    PAIN: Perhaps the first game to do updates and DLC right. Sure the game was skimpy at the start but by the end there was a lot of bang for your original bucks from all of the free content updates. Free & Paid DLC were just icing. Sadly its gone out on a sour note. A year ago on the PAIN blog, Idol Minds promised one final update to fix bugs and whatnot… but it hasn’t come to pass.

    Sam & Max: The Devil’s Playhouse – Episode 2: The Tomb of Sammun-Mak: Great season all around but this episode is my favorite. The settings and music are very memorable. And that cliffhanger… oh my!

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing: Pure unadulterated fun. Sumo nailed not only the Sega fanservice but the controls and feel of the game as well. A shame the DLC was overly expensive and cut short.

  • The Last Guy: Can’t get the music out of my head! Why has this games soundtrack not yet been released on PSN?? One moment I’m feeling awesome leading this huge line of people, the next I’m weeping because I made a mistake and now a monster sent most of them fleeing. The secret trophies might’ve been the secretest of them all as it took people over half a year to uncover them all.

    Valkyria Chronicles: Japan meets next-generation. Sadly its all downhill from here in terms of interesting and great looking japanese games on the PS3. Downhill for the VC series as well since it got PSP’d with the third one never getting a localization. A great game to go back to and a sad reminder of what could’ve been.

    Honorable Mentions: 3D Dot Game Heroes, Atelier Totori: The Alchemist of Arland, High Velocity Bowling, Interpol: The Trail of Dr. Chaos, Katamari Forever, Siren: Blood Curse

    1250’d twice… 3rd posts the charm?

  • Sony’s trying to kill me by forcing me to choose only three, head hurting but I thing I got a list of series
    The Elder scrolls games,
    The infamous games,
    And kingdom hearts 1 & 2… wait those aren’t on the PS3 yet hint hint.

  • K, here are my TOP 5 PS3 Games. i hope you like my picks, Sid Shuman.

    1. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of The Patriots(its the epic conclusion to an epic character!, nufff said.)
    2. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves(i was literally blown away at how amazing this game is)
    3. God of War 3(the brutal fights you get into are at a whole other level!)
    4. Little Big Planet(sackboy is just too damn cute!)
    5. Resistance: Fall of Man(My first online experience. i will never forget how much fun i had playing one shot shottys!)

  • Happy Birthday PS3!

    Uncharted 3
    God of War 3
    Katamari Forever!

  • Borderlands (will I get the Sequel what do you think?)
    Burnout Paradise (really hope the make a sequel with split-screen multiplayer)
    Uncharted 1-2 (I just love the sound of snapping necks with stealth kills in the morning (not literally of course))
    R&C future (Wheres my R&C HD collection Sony!!!? ;D )

    I can name many more (almost all of the games I own) since I like all games for some reason and if I were a reviewer then there wouldn’t be a game on the planet that wouldn’t receive a 10, 9 or an 8

  • ps3 turns 5 and still no jak and daxter hd collection

  • Where’s Gabe’s top?

    Or is he too busy fixing Steam? It sucks Steam’s forums got hacked :(

  • Sadly my 5 year anniversary of my release launch PS3 20gig is that it YLODed =( Still was a good 5 years with it. Hopefully I’ll be able to get a new one eventually.

  • It’s hard to believe, but Deus Ex: Human Revolution definitely should’ve been up there more than once.
    As for top 3,
    Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    Uncharted Drakes Fortune
    ***Some may find this weird but The Saboteur was a really good game with extremely fluid gameplay***
    Happy Birthday

  • Can’t believe it’s been 5 years already, but I waited to make the jump from PS2 to PS3 until the MGS4 bundle came out with the first Dualshock 3 controller. Classic!

    Here are the 3 most memorable PS3 games for me:

    Resident Evil 5: playing online co-op for the first time was amazing. My brother and I played the demo over and over again until the full game came out. This game is pure fun from start to finish and it’s still one of my go-to games for a good online session.

    FIFA 09: my first next-gen soccer game. Getting to play in my favorite team’s realistic looking stadium? Amazing. And getting weekly player form updates throughout the actual season was so cool. This kind of stuff really showed me how fun it was to have the PS3 online.

    Killzone 3: the only game I’ve been so hooked on to want to get 100% of the trophies. The campaign and multiplayer are both a blast. Really enjoyed the multiplayer much more than other shooters.

    Thanks for all the great games Playstation!

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