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Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 1273d ago | opinion piece

The Top 25 PlayStation 3 Games


Each and every year, IGN sits down and hashes out the 25 PlayStation 3 games you have to play, and 2012 is no different. Below, you'll find the 25 PS3 games IGN's PlayStation Team -- IGN Loudmouth Greg Miller and He Only Does Everything Colin Moriarty --personally think are the games every PlayStation owner needs to play. (PS3)

wishingW3L  +   1273d ago
No MGS4, Yakuza or Demon's Souls... Garbage list is garbage! And UC3 is not better than UC2.

Wow, and on the comment section Gregg has the guts to say that MGS4 is not a good game. That bastard! The game got a freaking 10 from IGN and most PS3 owners love that game to death.
Abash  +   1273d ago
Uncharted 3 is better than Uncharted 2.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1273d ago
Agreed. Just not as big of a leap from 1 to 2 though. Just ever so SLIGHTLY better. Practically the same IMO.


I actually liked the first Uncharted's boss fight the best out of all three. Although still epic, 2 and 3's boss fights come in at about the same.
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JDcg  +   1273d ago
Nah, the ending to 3 was far less superior to UC2. I can't believe they even considered that a boss fight. Otherwise 3 is just as good.


I have not actually played the first one yet. Beating Lazaravich felt like way more of an accomplishment than the dude from UC3.
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GUYwhoPLAYSvideoGAME  +   1273d ago
uncharted 2 was better for when it came out, but actually uncharted 3 was better, even if i didn't enjoy it as much as i did uncharted 2 when i first played that
Deputydon  +   1273d ago
I think Uncharted 2 is hands down better than Uncharted 3.

But to be fair, I'm a little bias. I absolutely hated the 'stealth' in UC3, as there was hardly as much as they said there would be.

I also disliked the ending surprise more than the other games. In UC1 we got Zombie type enemies, in UC2 we got Yeti's (which were awesome), and in UC3 we got teleporting fire bomb throwing hallucinations... It just didn't have that same, 'wow' factor to me.
srcBFMVBMTH  +   1273d ago

"I have not actually played the first one yet."

You should dude, It's pretty fuckin amazing.

"Beating Lazaravich felt like way more of an accomplishment than the dude from UC3."

True, I actually feel that too. It's just the bigger scope of everything else kind of got to me with 3.


'uncharted 2 was better for when it came out,"

That's what I was saying. lol .It's just that, while I do feel that Uncharted 2's story was better. I feel Uncharted 3 did epic scale and everything else better. It's sorta like the GOW series. Every other installment had a better story than GOW3 but when it came to gameplay tweaks, epic scope, epic set pieces, and just wow factor in general, GOW3 did it better than all the others. Same with Uncharted 3 to 2 with me. Minus aiming before the patch. (I really like how they made the guns feel in Uncharted 3 though). A lot of kickback.
PersonMan  +   1272d ago
I thought Uncharted 3 wanted to do away with big bosses, but instead focus more on story telling and cinematics. Uncharted 2 had a bunch of big bosses that were really friggin annoying. The Helicopter, the helicopter, the helicopter, the tank (I hated the tank), and the boss at the end.
Moby-Royale  +   1273d ago
Nobody has the right to tell you that you're personal opinion is wrong.

But I'm glad that you realize you are above showing restraint or respect for another person's opinion.

*whispers*Because you're worth it.
guitarded77  +   1273d ago
Well it's my opinion that the author's opinion is a stupid opinion. Sometimes I wonder if anyone at IGN actually owns a PS3. When they started with Spec Ops, I knew it was gonna be bad, but it just got worse and worse from there... and no MGS4 is sacrilegious.
pandaboy  +   1273d ago
since when did everyone's opinion become equally valid? the n4g community and their war against logic...
nrvalleytime  +   1273d ago
Demon's Souls was inferior to Dark Souls... wait a minute. Where's Dark Souls?

Edit @HarryMasonHerpderp

I wanted to reply, but your name cracked me up. Well played.

In all seriousness, I just enjoyed Dark Souls more. I could see why you'd enjoy Demon's Souls more, and - hey - I respect that.
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HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1273d ago
No it wasn't =)
but I agree at least one of them should of made this list.
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Blastoise  +   1273d ago
My fave games this gen, I love them both. But its irrelevant which one is better. The fact that they'd put so many multiplats ahead of a really great PS3 exclusive on a "Top 25 PS3 games" list is lame.
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Qrphe  +   1273d ago
That's like, your opinion, man
HarryMasonHerpderp  +   1273d ago

Lol no problem Dark Souls is an amazing game.

It does certain things better than Demons Souls and Demons Souls does things better than Dark Souls so each to their own.

Anyone who plays either of them has my respect!
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Emilio_Estevez  +   1273d ago
IDK. Yakuza isn't that great and I didn't care for Demon's Souls. Just started play MGS4 and after all the hype I've always heard, it can't live up to it. Everyone has an opinion, an that's theirs. Not saying I agree, but everyone's entitled to it.
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crawling182  +   1273d ago
I'll agree the lack of MGS4 pains me but I'll side with IGN, I think UC3 is better than UC2.
dboyc310  +   1273d ago
No way in hell is uncharted 3 better than uncharted 2. Campaing and the multiplayer overshadow Drakes Deception any day. I bet the only reason they have it on the list is because they gave it a 10. This dude got carried away by giving it a perfect score. It's a good game but it doesnt touch Among thieves !! Uncharted 2 is still the pinacle of the series because OVERALL its the better game. Can't wait for Uncharted 4 to come out and hopefully ND acknowledges they did something wrong in Drakes deception by putting more emphasis on the multiplayer in oppose to the campaing. They better have the WHOLE team working on it too because i believe that's why Uncharted 3 felt so rush.
FoxHound_  +   1273d ago
Usually people who suck at games like the MGS series and expect to run and gun and think that they're gonna do good don't usually appreciate its greatness. Personally i don't give a damn what greg thinks about the mgs series because he doesn't even play it properly. Go watch his mgs hd collection video review for your case and proof that he sucks.
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Blacktric  +   1272d ago
Couldn't find his comment in the comments section to be honest. Is it possible for you to copy paste it here? Want to see what that bastard said.
BitbyDeath  +   1272d ago
Warhawk should be on the list as well, it's easily in my top 5.
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Blastoise  +   1273d ago
I really like the Playstation team on IGN. But this list is totally messed up. Too many multiplats and no mention of Sound shapes, Journey, Disgaea 4.
Games like Mass effect, Dead space & Saints row beating Demon's Souls? Absolute joke
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iWishTifaWasReal  +   1272d ago
and the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 is very baaaaad. too many bugs, glitches, and really bad graphics.

instead of Mass Effect 2 they shouldve put MGS4.

and yea Sound Shapes should be there, Demons Souls? hmm not really i'd put Dark Souls instead.
cyberninja  +   1273d ago
This list is just bad imo, but i ain't gonna cry about it.
Sizzon  +   1273d ago
No Demon's Souls, Journey and MGS4?

ehm ok... :/
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snowman2149  +   1273d ago
This list is fucked. Why A Crack in Time? Thats not even the best ratchet and clank game! Not to mention to a lot of people REALLY hated this one compared to the others...
brew  +   1273d ago
You must be thinking of All 4 One. A Crack in Time is great.
Captain Qwark 9  +   1273d ago
nah dude. thats all 4 one. a crack in time is one of te finest games this gen and the best ratchet since going commando.

that said, demon & dark souls, darksiders 1, dragon age origins to name a few that should be on there.

also UC as 1 & 2, um no
JDcg  +   1273d ago
How the hell did Vanquish beat the original infamous? For the most part, the list is fine. UC2>UC3 I don't really agree that UC3 deviated that much. The boss fight was just the biggest let down. UC2 was more challenging and exciting for me.
dboyc310  +   1273d ago
Better game overall. Not only in the boss fight. The way The villain died was GAY !!!! QUICKSAND -_- the whole game was all over the place an it Felt rush. I want to go on a rampage with this disappointment list god who is running IGN O.o
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majiebeast  +   1273d ago
Yeah lets leave out MGS fucking 4 and Demons souls for games like spec ops the line that game isnt even in my top 25 of this year. What a joke of a list.

-Yakuza 4
-Demons souls
-Disgeae 4
-MGS 4

These are all games that didnt make the list but shit like spec ops the line did.
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CLOUD1983  +   1273d ago
MGS4 is by far the best game/exclusive on PS3 & the reason to own the console & the retards at IGN.UK doesn't even have it on the list, make us all the favor & go jump from a cliff brainless f@ggots, your EPIC FAIL list clearly shows that every wannabe game journalist on this site is nothing more than a big fat troll.
PR_FROM_OHIO  +   1273d ago
Spec Ops in the top 25 but MGS4 is not??? Ok IGN nice trolling idiots!!!!!!!! SMH
deletingthis34675334  +   1273d ago
No Demon's Souls, no Dark Souls, no 3D Dot Game Heroes...but Uncharted 3, an 8-hour linear third person shooter makes the #1 spot.
FrigidDARKNESS  +   1273d ago
My pick is Heavy rain as the best ps3 game.
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Holeran  +   1273d ago
No Metal Gear Solid 4 or Killzone series? Vanquish is a good game but there are plenty I could think of to replace it.
capcock  +   1273d ago
The ratchet & clank trilogy is the best game on ps3, and that's just a bunch of ps2 ratchet games LOL
sonicsidewinder  +   1273d ago
I only wanted a PS3 to play MGS4, and my friend was kind enough to lend me his console just for that purpose, say, about 2 years ago. The game was brilliant.

I only gots a PS3 early this year. For Peace Walker lol. Never completed that though, Got Demons Souls. Love it. Love the idea. Got knocked off a bridge when a second boss appeared, and I was like NAAOO! But still, Yeah I need to go back and play it. I was just annyoyed by how dificult it is to find other souls to play with.

I got Infamous the other day. While it's fun, the game put me on hard dificulty. Now the enemies are just pure bulls-eye accurate. Annoyingly so. But i'd feel like a prat knowing i'd have to decrease the dificulty like some cazual :( (lol joke)

But now...Now I just started Uncharted Drakes Fortune...

This game is fucking amazing!

This console has pulled me away from my PC for the time being, and it's a great feeling knowing there's a shedload more games for this to play!
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FoxHound_  +   1273d ago
Resistance 3 over Red Dead Redemption? Dear lord.... I've played both and i honest to god think you're out of your damn mind if you think R3 is better than RDR.
dorron  +   1273d ago
I was like WTF? No MGS4? No Gran Turismo? No Demon's Souls? No Killzone 2?
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iWishTifaWasReal  +   1272d ago
well GT5 had too many problems when it came out.
so i kinda understand why its not on the list.

nevermind Demons SOuls, Dark SOuls should be on the list.

as well as

MGS4, Sound Shapes, Flower, Journey
MacDonagh  +   1273d ago
You lot do realise who Colin Moriarty is right?

He's a talentless hack who doesn't know what he's talking about.

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ado908  +   1273d ago
I don't understand why even half of these are even on this list... I mean Spec ops the line, Saint's row, vanquish, Catherine, GTA IV don't belong here compared to other great games on the system . These games can't hold a candle next to Metal Gear solid 4, Killzone 2, Demon's Souls, Fallout 3, and Journey.

The list they have is kind of a joke. And no way was uncharted 3 superior to 2.
YodaCracker  +   1272d ago
I agree about Spec Ops, Saints Row, Vanquish, and Catherine, but GTA IV? It is the highest-rated PS3 title to date. Aside from Rockstar's other masterpiece, Red Dead Redemption, no game I know of can come close to matching GTA IV's sheer quality and level of polish, especially not any other open world game.
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ado908  +   1272d ago
Red dead is one of the best games I played. But despite it's critic score it disappointed a lot of fans myself included because I expected another San andreas but just for the PS3 but I was wrong. I wanted things like jetpacks, buying homes, customizing cars, ride jets that kind of thing on this game but once you're finished with GTA IV you're limited to what you can do in the game. Besides the missions were very repetitive. Mostly chase somebody down and kill him look through the cops computer search for that guy chase him and kill him again. You do similar things over and over it gets boring. I finished the game back in 2008 and haven't touched the game since.

Also man despite it's critic score which is 98 assuming it's from metecritic. The game only won 38 GOTY awards. Fallout 3 won 66 and that came out in the same year. Also games like uncharted 2 won 111 GOTY awards along with red dead winning 110. All from game of the year picks blog.

So it just goes to show that reviews are pretty much rendered useless. They're just opinionated by one person. While GOTY decisions are made by the whole team of reviewers.

As for GTA IV quality and level of polish and how nothing comes close I disagree actually. Assassin's creed II and Brotherhood are way more creative, artistic, and just overall more fun. Assassin's creed 3 takes it to the next level.
ipe  +   1273d ago
They should be fired.
Most popular gaming site/section in hands of incompetent brickheads.

Kz2, demons, mgs4, rdr.......

To be honest my list d end with 40 titlea lol such a great library with more to come
Feldman9000  +   1273d ago
Why put multiplats in a top 25 PLAYSTATION 3 list? It's stupid. Oh and btw, NO JOURNEY. Must be their boss was like, HEY GO TO BLOCKBUSTER, RENT A PS3, FIND GAMES AT BLOCKBUSTER YOU WOULD PLAY AND WRITE ARTICLE.
ExCest  +   1273d ago
BLOCKBUSTER IS DEAD! (I CAN WRITE CAPS TOO!) But yeah, play a freaking Ps3 and remove those multiplats. It's rude.
Bathyj  +   1273d ago
I'm only missing 4 of them, and 2 of those are Mass Effects.
triplev16  +   1273d ago
Where's Gran Turismo 5? No Killzone, Demon/Dark Souls, MGS4, Journey etc... They should've just made a top 30 or 40 because it's quite strange these titles aren't included.
Kin23g  +   1272d ago
No MGS4?! I've played more than 50% of the games on this list -including top five- and MGS4 is definitely the best.
AIndoria  +   1272d ago
Valkyria Chronicles? Yep. It's one of the best games out on PS3. Can't believe it's rated so low -.- That's stupid.
Where the fxck are Gran turismo, Demon Souls and Metal Gear Solid 4?!
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Hicken  +   1272d ago
I was thinking the same thing. I'd probably put VC in my top 5 or 10 games this generation, to say nothing of on a single console.

And, honestly, you could make a pretty comprehensive Top 25 list out of JUST the exclusives; only the absolute best multiplats should make it. I mean, Saints Row is fun, but it makes the list over Gran Turismo, Killzone, and Metal Gear?
BrutallyBlunt  +   1272d ago
Only the best multiplats should make the list but not the same pedigree to exclusives? Who thinks like that? Oh that's right, Sony fanatics.

Meanwhile, in the real world...

People buy all types of games and Call of Duty is the number one franchise on the Playstation 3, not an exclusive, so who is this list supposed to represent? The minority who flocks the forums to whine about everything and anything or a list of games that represent all types of games for all types of Playstation 3 owners?

They listed exclusives like Resistance 3 that did nothing at the retail end while also listing games like Saint's Row The Third right next to Valkyria Chronicles, both of which received about the same reviews.

You will NEVER have a list that pleases everybody and people that whine about these lists shouldn't care in the first place because their mind is already set on what THEY think it should be regardless of the persepctives from ALL Playstation 3 owners.
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ajax17  +   1272d ago
Weirdish list... GTA IV @ 14? WAT
jalen247  +   1271d ago
Lots of notable PS3 games missing from this list.

For the record Uncharted 3 is better than Uncharted 2.

Uncharted 2 was a tad bit overrated IMHO. Uncharted 3 was everything Uncharted and Uncharted 2 were but better.

Uncharted 3 > Uncharted 2 > Uncharted

This is not a bad should want and expect sequels to build what was achieved previously.

Take God of War franchise for example


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