First batch of Playstation 3 “Essential Collection” games revealed

An online retailer has revealed the first batch of Playstation 3 games that Sony Computer Entertainment will be re-releasing under the “Essential Collection” brand.

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BattleAxe2181d ago (Edited 2181d ago )

I would imagine that these games would also be available for download at some point. Its a great list, and its great to see Resistance 1, Resistance 2 and Heavenly Sword on there.

egidem2181d ago

I wish there was a Heavenly Sword sequel. It's such a good game.

-MD-2181d ago

I'd take a Heavenly Sword sequel over another God of War sequel.

TheFallenAngel2181d ago

Oh hell no! God of War is way better than Heavenly sword! The first heavenly sword was mediocre. No jump button really??? God of War is the best hack and slash game out there.

Lior2181d ago

ALAH WAKBA sorry I just get excited

SAE2181d ago

Sorry for what ?.. :)

sikbeta2180d ago


Why choose when you ask for both? what about somethiing like this:

GOW: Home Console
HS: Portable

That would be Great!

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DFresh2180d ago

It would of been better without the stupid SIX AXIS.
I'd like to see a Heavenly Sword sequel.

Blackdeath_6632180d ago

i don't trust ninja theory anymore, everything they were involved in turned to shit

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DanJenkoFMV2180d ago

I agree a lot of the games are really good, but it does look like they've chosen the ones that didn't sell well.

fermcr2180d ago (Edited 2180d ago )

Don't worry. You buy them now.
Then you buy them again for the PS4.
Then you buy them again for the PSVita 2.
Then you buy them again for the PS5.
Then you buy them again for the PSVita 3.
Then you buy them again for the PS6...

and goes on ... and on ... and on ... and on ....

masa20092181d ago

Amazon France, King of the Reveal!

Rockefellow2181d ago

Whoever wrote the article sure played a different version of God of War 3 than I did. It's definitely not an "open-world action-adventure game."

DlocDaBudSmoka2181d ago

damn you beat me to it. i was going to say the exact same thing. kinda makes me wonder what an open world God of War would be like.

Veni Vidi Vici2180d ago

I hate open world. You waste so much time just running around looking for crap. Just get me to the next thing I have to do. I don't have enough time in the day as it is to be wasting it on running around and doing nothing.

egidem2181d ago

It's definitely not a corridor type of game, although it does heavily emphasize on story-telling as all the other God of War games have. It does however have a bit of freedom to roam around - such as when you're solving large puzzles that need you to collect something from one part of the level back to the other, etc.

But that's about it though.

T3MPL3TON 2181d ago

That doesn't make it open world.

Every LINEAR game has environments you can 'explore' that doesn't mean it's an open game.

egidem2181d ago

That's why I said "But that's about it though." God of War 3 is far from a sandbox game due to its nature.

I was trying to contrast it with other games out there far more linear and restricting than God of War 3 (games which are on rails, for example or games which once you go forward, you can't go back, even in the same stage).

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T3MPL3TON 2181d ago

I was just about to say that.

bwazy2181d ago

Now I'm just guessing here, but I'm assuming that every one of these "essential games" will include trophies, therefore games that did not originally have them will not be re-released for that one reason, as its been said that MSG4 will never get trophies.

Could be wrong, but that's my theory.

Skate-AK2181d ago

Nope I will put money on it. They won't give Restance trophy support. When they re released Oblivion like a year ago, for an annversery, the box said trophies and it still didn't have any. I don't think old PS3 games will ever be patched to include trophies.

BlaqMagiq242181d ago

Chances are probably not. When the reveal for the next Ratchet and Clank game was announced (Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault) someone asked why Tools of Destruction never got trophies and the response Insomniac gave was the game was made before PlayStation Network came into fruition therefore the game wouldn't even recognize PSN therefore making trophies impossible for the game.

gaden_malak2181d ago

curtisd88 - that sucks but I guess it makes sense.

ANIALATOR1362180d ago

I was gonna say that but thinking about it, people who are just jumping onto the playstation brand won't be able to just start playing 4 without playing the other 3 first

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Straightupbeastly2181d ago

Looks like the essential batch of franchises that are soon no longer to exist..except gow

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