The Top 10 PS3 Games of All Time

Every year, more games come out that shake up the list of the top 10 PS3 games of all time. This list, no matter who makes it, is entirely subjective and in this case in no particular order. Like all lists, it is based partially on the numbers and partially on what the critics are saying. Let's have a look at the current list, shall we?

L.A. NoireL.A. Noire
L.A. Noire is one of those games that came out this year and shook up the entire industry in terms of graphics. L.A. Noire uses motion capture to not only create realistic-looking character models, but also to allow for realistic facial expressions, which is a vital component in solving the cases of the game and letting you know whether suspects are lying or telling the truth. The sandbox style of the game also effectively captures the Los Angeles of the 1940s to make a truly immersive experience. View the L.A. Noire trailer

Mass Effect 2Mass Effect 2
Mass Effect 2 was finally released for the PS3 early in 2011 and it immediately took a spot on this list. This RPG features top-notch graphics and character models, a compelling storyline and characters, and manages to make an RPG with great gameplay. View the Mass Effect 2 trailer

Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead RedemptionWhile one could argue that L.A. Noire was Rockstar's answer to the noire genre, Red Dead Redemption was its answer to the western. RDR has it all, good graphics, a good storyline, and fun, active multilayer gameplay. The myriad DLC that came out for the game was just the cherry on top. View the Red Dead Redemption trailer

Call of Duty: Black OpsCall of Duty: Black Ops
While these days it seems like any Call of Duty game will be an instant hit, you can't deny the quality of Black Ops. While the story was a tad derivative, you truly got the Vietnam War experience in true Call of Duty fashion. But what CoD is really about is the multilayer, and you have to have been living under a rock to not have heard about how much fun it is. View the Call of Duty: Black Ops trailer

Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodAssassin's Creed: Brotherhood
While the addition of AC: Brotherhood to this list may be a subject of contention for some, no one can deny the innovative aspects of this game when it comes to the multiplayer. Brotherhood's multi-player is all about stealth and subterfuge, not running and gunning like most other games. View the Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood trailer

Portal 2
Portal 2 PS3You may have read our previous review of Portal 2, so you know how much we loved this game. The unique gameplay and awesome humor are what put this game on the list. Add in some great co-op action and you have a truly excellent game that should be on this list for quite some time. View the Portal 2 trailer

MLB 11: The ShowMLB 11: The Show
While I'm not the biggest fan of baseball video games, no one can deny that MLB 11 has broken new ground for the genre. This game truly embraces the online aspect of the game to great effect, and has some top-notch graphics to boot. View the MLB 11: The Show trailer

God of WarGod of War 3
God of War is one of those PlayStation-exclusive titles that always brings new PS devotees into the fold, and with this entry to round out the trilogy the developers have really outdone themselves. There's plenty of gore and awesome combat and graphics to keep God of War 3 on this list. View the God of War trailer

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Uncharted 2: Among ThievesThe Uncharted franchise continued to improve with this entry. While the first one was great, this one is even better, with intense gunfights, thrilling car chases, and fluid graphics and gameplay that keep you immersed in the game for hours at a time. View the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves trailer

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the PatriotsAs someone that's been playing the Metal Gear Solid franchise since the 80s, I can't help but beam with pleasure at how well the games have evolved. Each one is better than the last and this latest iteration has a great storyline, awesome visuals, and stealth gameplay like no other. Don't let the long cut scenes dissuade you; you must play this game! View the Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots trailer

What's Your Favorite?
Like I said, this list is all subjective and in no particular order. It's just something to chew on. With that out of the way, what's your favorite game from the list? Or maybe you have a game that you believe should be on the list but was not included. Let's hear what you have to say!

5 Honorable Mentions - Update 101212
Since this list was a year old, we felt it was time for a bit of an update. Once again, these picks are not my choice and they are not in any particular order. Rather, they are the result of research based on scores, reviews, and sales. This is not a list of PS3 exclusives per se, nor is the list all-inclusive by any means.

BioShock PlayStation 3Somehow this one escaped being placed on the first list. It definitely should have been there, as it blended strange political philosophies with horror storytelling, first person shooting, and what were essentially superpowers in the form of Plasmids. It also gave birth to a pretty good sequel. Hopefully BioShock: Infinite will hold up to this standard as well. View the BioShock trailer

Infamous 2
Infamous 2 PlayStation 3Another one that escaped the first list! The first Infamous was a great exercise in essentially letting you play a super-powered character in a sandbox type of game. Infamous 2 built on that and added a whole lot more with a great story and a wider variety of enemies to go nuts on. View the Infamous 2 trailer

Batman: Arkham City
Batman: Arkham City PlayStation 3Batman: Arkham Asylum came from out of nowhere and was just pure awesome. Whereas a lot of other superhero games were cheap cash-ins, you knew from go that Rocksteady had put their heart and soul into this one. Arkham City took this to a whole new level by exponentially increasing the size of the sandbox, adding new gadgets, and a wide variety of characters from the DC Universe woven into an intriguing story. View the Batman: Arkham City trailer

Resistance Series
Resistance Series PlayStation 3This series of PS3-exclusive games has been a staple since the console’s launch and have remained solid by providing a great alternate history story, vile enemies in the Chimera, and by simply being pure fun. Although developer Insomniac Games have put this series aside after three games, it currently lives on in the handheld market being developed by other studios. Let’s hope it makes it back to console some day. View the Resistance Series trailer

Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain PlayStation 3Here’s another PS3 exclusive. This one’s primarily known for its story, of course, but it also has some purely fun game-play to talk about. Although the gameplay has been derided by some as one big quick time event, others says that’s what makes the game so enjoyable. View the Heavy Rain trailer

Once again, sound off and let us know what your favorite PS3 games of all time are!

Article by - Brett Huffman

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I would have waited for skyrim to come out befor making a list lol.

and gta 5

and gta 5


where the hell is fifa??? its the biggest and best sports game of all time. screw stupid black ops and shooting games

Fifa 12 and 13 sucks!!

I've been playing every soccer game in every console since 96 and EA's fifa12 and 13 suck!! i rather be playing fifa worldcup 96 on sega saturn than this garbage.


What about Nba 2k series!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or Ncaa football


CleARLY, who made this list did'nt ONLY focused on ps3 games. This should be about exclusives!!! Where are the gran turismo series? Little big planet? Killzone? and so many others. Those are some of the reasons to choose a PS3 over a Xbox360. Fifa unlike a guy said, should not feature here. For as much as i like assassins creed portal, COD and so many others, they should not feature here.

and gta 5

and gta 5


Love the list, but where's the Resistaance series?

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If it isn't an exclusive ps3 list, and Bioshock isn't on it. Then the list-maker doesn't know the first thing about what makes a truly memorable game. If these are "all time best ps3 games." Then surely they must stand the test of time. I.e. Black Ops will not... It's another washed grey FPS in a long line of them. And MGS4? As a standalone game is terrible. Pretentious and, if you've never played the first few then it is just ridden with plotholes. There is nothing particularly great about the gameplay and graphics. Just my 2c.

Black ops

Black ops is the best cod bar none..I hate when people say black ops sucks it's the only cod that let you dive and let you paint your face like the Joker what else could you ask ops 4 life

Top Game of PS3

The New COD game Black Ops 2. Yet in this video they had no COD games at all.

COD isn't a Playstation exclusive...

COD is cross-platform. A game wouldn't be shown at a Sony conference when it's widely known to be available on both systems. Games like GT, Uncharted, God of War, Infamous, etc. would be shown here since they're PS-exclusive. And "top game" is based purely on opinion - I REALLY haven't enjoyed a COD game since CoD 4: Modern Warfare, similar to how the NFS series has gone downhill. I'm a GT kinda guy.