on 25-09-2012 07:11 AM
With Sony announcing the new PS3 Super Slim and accompanying PS3 Essentials budget range at its TGS 2012 press conference, we felt we should dig our collective snouts in the opinion trough. So with a slant towards folk who may be buying a PlayStation 3 for the first time, here are what we consider to be the eight best PS3 Essentials…
There are three certainties in life. Death. Taxes. And that if you ever come face to face with Kratos, your throat will be ripped out before you can say ‘IRS’. Thankfully A) he’s just a video game character, and B) he’s on your side. Meaning that, in the third game in the series, you get to do plenty of throat-ripping. And head-tearing. And literal eye-popping. There’s a strong story about the cue-ball headed god-hater fighting his way towards Mount Olympus in order to exact revenge on Zeus, too, but first and foremost this is about virtual evisceration. And on PS3, no game has done it bloodier, or better.
Sorry, what’s that? You’ve never played Uncharted? Right, get to the naughty step. Come back in 15 minutes. We’ll talk more then. Sentence served now? So this is merely the game that kicked off PlayStation 3′s greatest series and instantly turned protagonist Nathan Drake into the ultimate mancrush of gamers from both sexes. It’s Persia-beating platforming, Lara-surpassing puzzles and Indy-inspired story blend into an irresistible cocktail that, even five years on, still tastes deliciously sweet. And that’s before we even get to Elena. Lovely, perfect Elena. Now there’s a lady we’d do unlimited naughty step penance for…
Mmmm, tastes like burning. If there’s one thing Ubisoft’s open-world African shooter does well (aside from doing its bestest Heart Of Darkness impersonation), is the flamey stuff. Creating your own wildfires to fry foes in Far Cry 2’s vast plains is a constant toasting pleasure, while the sheer expanse and freedom the game’s world provides is near peerless among PS3 shooters. With its insistence on making you fix guns and scoffing the occasional Malaria tablet, the action on show is undoubtedly po-faced. But this is a thoughtful FPS which gives scope for a free-form, intuitive play-style that COD could only have undercrackers-soiling dreams about.
If you want to force alien beasties to disco dance themselves to death via a magic flashing ball of doom, then this is really the only game on PS3 that will satiate that particular craving. Less expansive than sequel A Crack In Time, TOD remains the most lean and focused of Ratchet’s PS3 adventures. With nimble third-person shooting, enjoyable gravity-defying plaformy bits and ridiculously sizeable bosses, this remains an essential purchase. Even five years on, it’s still one of PS3’s prettiest games, too.
on 30-10-2012 01:00 AM
Driver San Fran is an awesome game and I love the "Blast from the past" mission, it got me feeling nostalgic :')
I would ad Need For Speed: Hot pursuit to this list as well, online, this game is awesome
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