PSU lists the Top 5 PS3 games people must own before '08. Click the jump to find out what titles made it and what the runners up were.
Its PS3's top 4 exclusives (some for just this year tho) and COD4 which is like on everyones favorite list reguardless of console.
Edit: Can anyone explain why they disagree? All 5 of those games is all I hear anyone talking about on threads, besides Rockband and GH3.
missing warhawk there. i think thats very must have. =D at least for me
I agree, but I think the list is games to get post-Heavenly Sword/Warhawk to the end of the year. So that'd be mid-September and onwards. It wouldn't make sense to leave out Warhawk if it included August.
oh right. u might be right. didnt think about that.
already playin a press version of Heavenly Sword. Can't wait to play all the other nice games for my ps3.
No warHawk and Heavenly Sword
There are too many FPS on that list for my liking. Lets face it a FPS on a console joypad is terrible compared to a keyboard and mouse.
BF2142 & HL2DM beats any FPS on a console for playability and enjoyment.
Lets face it, a FPS on a hard desk and a hard chair is terrible compared to a soft couch in front of your HDTV without a clumsy keyboard (with , like, millions of useless buttons) in your lap.
Well if it's really a problem do what I did an get a FragFX for most shooters and keyboard/mouse for UT3.
All of this xbots who talk trash about ps3 all day really need to shut the f**k up. this article is about 5 most wanted ps3 games before 08 and xbots are writing comments like ps3 owners still playing the waiting game because thy know after halo 3 they dont have any AAA games anymore. xbots can deny it all they want but they know ps3 games are coming and as soon as MGS4 and FFXIII, Microsoft will basically lose the console war again. When will microsoft realize they should just pul out of gaming industries, they cant even make any profit. i have a feeling microsoft will end up like atari and then the gaming world will be better place just like before microsoft enter the competition.
What are these guys thinking????? No LAIR????? o wait... nevermind
how could Haze be above Uncharted from what we have seen so far?
It's Tomb Raider without Lara Croft. My honest opinion is that it won't succeed.
I have to disagree. Its similar to some extent to Lara Croft but it has a tinge of Gears of War in it too, combine that with gorgeous locations, its looking far more promising than Haze which feels like a generic shooter.
Uncharted looks great and you can do alot more in it than Tomb Raider. As for you thinking, obviously that doesn't work out too well, as for the game succeeding you don't have a PS3 you troll so piss off.
So any game involving shooting and exploration is "tomb raider without lara" clone? Ok then so by that standard that would mean
mass effect = kotor clone
gears = kill switch clone
blue dragon = ff clone
halo = doom clone
lair = panzer dragoon clone
any 2d fighter ever = street fighter clone
any 3d fighter ever = virtua fighter clone
any platformer ever = mario clone
Why would you miss Lara tplarkin7? Are you a lesbian?
BTW nice tits you got there.
" I'm your average Joe that is sometimes clumsy and scared. But I like hot babes for my avatar. It's much better than average Joes.
I know, I was joking with you.
Anyway, about that "clumsy" concept. I think it is a great concept. UNperfect protagonists are always more lifelike and I can easily identify with them. Like Wander in Shadow of the Colossus, if you've played that game, you know what I mean. That character, his clumsy moves and the sense of fear is what makes that game stand out. It was a true davidVSgoliath concept and an emotional bomb (if you're into that kind of stuff).
And we're talking about Naughty Dog here, helo.
The concept of Uncharted according to the developer is that the main guy is supposed to be your average Joe. He's even a little clumsy and scared at times. I don't think they have pulled it off. I'm not sure that it's a good concept, either.
So, it will be like playing Tomb Raider with a clumsy & scared dude instead of Lara.
If I had a PS3, I would hope that I was wrong, but I'm not.
I'm your average Joe that is sometimes clumsy and scared. But I like hot babes for my avatar. It's much better than average Joes.
mass effect = kotor clone- Fine with me Bioware did make KOTOR
gears = kill switch clone- ok
blue dragon = ff clone- WRONG SIR, its a CT clone god!
halo = doom clone- Doom was all indoors, Halo was the first major FPS to have entire outdoor areas
lair = panzer dragoon clone- Except Panzer Dragoon ruled
any 2d fighter ever = street fighter clone
any 3d fighter ever = virtua fighter clone
any platformer ever = mario clone
Whatever, whether you say uncharted won't be good because its a "tomb raider clone" or because its "just like tombraider", its the same dumb statement.
Does uncharted have elements of gameplay similar to tombraider? For sure. It also has pretty obvious elements of gears of war, prince of persia, the indiana jones movies, and probably plenty of others. Everything is in some way derivative of something else, thats just how pop culture is. My point is that if you trash uncharted because its "just like" tombraider then you have to also trash gears, halo, blue dragon and basically any game that borrows from any of its predecessors, which basically means about 99.9% of all games made in the last 20 years or so.
I never said it was a clone and I never said clones were bad. I'm just using Tomb Raider as an example since it is the same genre.
The only reason that Tomb Raider is popular is due to Lara Croft and her feminine figure. Without Lara, you have an average action-adventure game. So, Uncharted is Tomb Raider without Lara. That means Uncharted is an average action-adventure game.
lol thats an even dumber argument than what I thought you were trying to say in your first post. The first two tomb raiders were not only big sellers, the critics loved them too. So they were obviously more than just average games with hot girl for a main character like you said. They were solid games and would have done well regaurdless of the lead.
And if all you need is lara croft to sell the game, why didn't the other tomb raiders sell as well and get the same glowing reviews the first two got? Angel of darkness had lara croft.. yet no one bought it and it got crap reviews.
If you want to trash uncharted bc its not on your console of choice then just come out and say so, don't just throw out any lame bs argument trying to sound impartial about it.
"The only reason that Tomb Raider is popular is due to Lara Croft and her feminine figure."
OMG, you are soooo wrong! It was a 3D_3rdPerson_adventure breakthrough. You must be very young. And I know some females and gays who loved playing TR.
AND, back in the PS1 era, her "feminine figure" was a very low polygon figure.
Tomb Raider's success would have not happened without Lara and her big boobs. It was one of the first games to have a female lead character and guys were weary of playing "as a girl".
Tomb Raider hasn't changed much since the original, yet it still sells. Why do people buy it? Lara and her boobs.
I have to agree you got to be too young to remember. The games got worse and worse after each sequel and sold less, in fact angel of darkness bombed like hell so they fired the team that did it and got a new one. The first game had boobs yes, but it was the first of its kind a 3d roaming adventure style game. Nothing was like it. Then other games came out and did it better and tomb radier games never evovled so they started to suck more and more, although TR legend was actually good. It just sounds like to me you just hate this genre period. Uncharted looks like its taking this concept and taking it to the next level adding in Indiana jones adventure and HUMOR. That movie was good because you had an everyday sarcastic dry humor joe in adventure settings.
That list is filled with games that haven't even come out yet.
What's wrong with the existing PS3 games like Warhawk and HS?... at least they've proved themselves as being decent games already.
Stick with the tried and true. (Games that we already KNOW are good.) A month ago Lair would have been on that list... ie. it's quite risky putting games on a list like that, which have yet to prove themselves.
well it does say games you have to own before 08.....
Ya, but that means NONE of the games released already are MUST owns?... they're putting all their faith in games that haven't been released?
If any of them flop in a similar fashion to Lair it's really not going to look good.
The point I was trying to make was that it's just dangerous to hype things up so much until they've actually proven that they're worthy of the hype. (As I said, Lair probably would have been on this list a month ago.)
I agree scarlett_rg!
Wow, youre beautiful, AND smart!!
that's no girl, man. girls like that don't play video games unfortunately, they are to busy riding the train. hahah
Okay well done boys on proving a stereotype there -_-_-_-_-_-_-(that's gotta be the most awkward name on this to reply to) Scarlett is not a woman check the profile it says male, and good thing to because trying to flatter a woman on a games site like that's never been done before. I heard a lot of stories about actual women who joined forums sites and they started getting requests for nude pictures or being told they must be ugly because they play games. It's a great world we live in. d3l33t that comment was just stupid I dont even know if you were trying to be serious with this "girls like that don't play video games unfortunately" I know a few extremely good looking girls who like to play games, maybe not as much as me or you but they still do.
Oh and d33l3t DAFT PUNK are absolutely amazing ;)
yeah uncharted should be on top of the list, and warhawk is going to be better than haze why isn't that on the list? Heavenly sword is damn good too. I guess this list is for games not out yet.
Haze looks like a freaking sick shooter. I'm very hyped about this one and I can't wait to get it. It has the developers and components to be a great game all around.
yeah haze looks like a very interesting FPS. Also thank you for respectfully disagreeing with me and not pressing the disagree button unlike the other 360 fanboys on this post.
....there are 6 games on that list. Only half are exclusive. None are out yet (are there currently no great PS3 games at all?). We can't even know for certain that the games on this list will even make 2008 (always a chance for a delay). We also HAVE NO IDEA IF THEY ARE ANY GOOD OR NOT!!!! So how are these must haves?!! Remember LAIR (abysmal - avg 55% on metacritic) and Heavenly Sword (good, but not outstanding - avg 80% on metacritic) were supposed to be "killer apps". Why are we so certain Haze or Uncharted will be?
The fact of the matter is, there are currently 64 Xbox 360 games on metacritic averaging 80% or higher. There are only 25 PS3 games that are as well reviewed. There are 7 games averaging 90 +, but only 1 PS3 game in the 90s (Oblivion, also on 360, got a 93).
You can make fun of red rings of death, noisy fans, etc. But the fact of the matter is, 360 has been enjoying great games for 2 years now while PS3 is still looking to the future. At this rate, I'll probably wait until 2008 to get one (when all these great games come out, supposedly).
nope all will make before 2007. UT3 is a timed ps3 only, but its still a timed, so its will be ported to the 360. What does the 360 have? mass effect and halo3 thats it. Thats two more ps3 only games than the 360, oh yeah folklore is going to be great too. Which didn't make the list. Oh yeah warhawk bets the crap over any multiplayer game on a console to date. yes even halo, I mean you don't even have a friends list. lol Oh yeah and heavenly sword is good. I don't care if its 80% its a good game. The 360 has been out for over a year and a half more than the ps3 I sure as hope it has more games than the ps3 geez. Wait till TGS next, the ps3 will have even more good games on the ps3. Last time i check 80 is a good game. You 360 fanboys act like thats trash. 2008 will kick but for ps3, the games will come, in fact its happening now you guys are trying to devalue the games we do have. You guys said almost the same thing with ps2 vs xbox.
Fuzz McDeath gets a bubble!
"At this rate, I'll probably wait until 2008 to get one (when all these great games come out, supposedly)."
LOL, you're the one who's waiting!
I see where you're coming from! I own all 3 systems and love Sony to death and I'd be telling you a lie if I said my PS3 has better games than my 360. I think it's said when a list like this is made for the PS3 and 3 out of 5 are FPSs and only 2 out of 5 are exclusives:(
When I look at the 07 360 list of must haves, I see Halo 3, Mass Effect, Ace Combat, Eternal Sonata, Bio Shock, Blue Dragon, Forza 2, Crackdown, Lost Planet, Guitar Hero II, and PGR 4 (which are all exclusives); then throw in the multiplatform port that run better on the 360 and I'm really left a little disappointed in my PS3 offerings:(
I think fanboys knock the 360 about the 3 red light issue and the sound of the drive issue because, that's all they got and let me tell you, in surround sound, I can't hear a thing;) Good points:)
i agree with you, but out of the list you named, i would only buy one or two of those games. I plan on buying almost all the games in the top5 with the exception of haze. UTIII looks, unreal and ide rather not wait till 'undetermined releas date' to play. Overall im happy with my ps3 purchase, this xmas and upcoming year look great in terms of titles, exclusive or not, and im waiting for some of my friends to get jobs so they can play too.
sorry but your wrong. Ace combat, guitar hero II was on ps2 first (seriously WTH) and Eternal Sonata are not exclusives anymore. Not all ports are worse. Elder scrolls and GRAW 2 were actually better. Stop with the list ps3 owners can too and don't give me yeah but there not good arguement. Resitence fall of man, motorstorm, ninja gaiden sigma, uncharted, haze, UT3, rachtet and clank, heavenly sword, folklore and don't say o yeah but we shall see if those games are good, because some of those games are not out yet either.
Looses a bubble
ericnellie you also forgot that the majority of your list is multi-platform.
All these are available on the PC (or will be):
Mass Effect (PC Gamer confirmed)
Halo 3 (Just like all the other games in the franchise)
And how retarded do you have to be to think that Guitar Hero 2 was exclusive to the 360? The original was playstation exclusive, and Guitar Hero 2 was on the PS3 for ages before it was on the 360. You also list Eternal Sonata, which has been widely confirmed as a PS3 title.
heveanly sword is AWSOME!!!
EDIT: I am sure I read that Ace Combat 6 is now coming to ps3
Why bother comparing the overall number of games for both systems when the 360 has been out for over twice as long? And if you're into comparing so much, why not compare the number of good titles the 360 had 10 months into its life cycle? That'd be a little more fair if you're into direct comparisons like that.
The article just lists a few promising games that will be released in the next couple months before 08. The total number of games for each system is irrelevant to the topic.
i think that list is trying to say what other games you should not miss from today to the end of the year. games that are already out dont count.
lol so halo was the first fps to have outdoor areas? Just off the top of my head I think think of a little game called goldeneye that had plenty of outdoor levels about 5 years before halo, and I'm sure other fps did it earlier than that.
this is for fuzz
here is your metacritic top 20 for 360
bioshock(its on the pc)
gears of war(pc)
oblivion(better on ps3 and pc)
guitar hero 2 (ps2)
ghost recon awf (socom ps2)
forza (gran turismo)
call of duty 2 (launch title high score phenomenon)
castlevania sotn (nothing like a ps1 title to boost stats)
rainbow six vegas (ps3 version is great and underrated)
burnout (youve seen one youve seen them all)
skate (on ps3)
project gotham racing (grand turismo is better)
nhl 08 (its hockey..like 5 people will buy this and its on ps3 too)
shivering isle (now on ps3 and pc and its an addon)
geometery wars (man i wish i had that game...)
fight night (ps3)
knight of the nine (another addon to boost your average)
advance warfighter 2 (ps3 has it, just as good)
splinter cell double agent (ps3 alhough ubi still didnt know how to port)
last but not least madden 08 (ea sports trash)
so there is your top 20 since november 22 2005
theres some bragging rights. so lets compare top 20 ps3 games when its been out two years. all of those games i can get somewhere else or find something better.
edit: its sarcasm...i dont really want it.
Trust me, you don't want this game if you have access to Super Stardust HD. SS HD is better than Geometry wars in every way imaginable. Graphics, replayability, weapons, bosses (geo wars has none), levels (geo wars has only 1), price (value is much much better in Stardust), level of difficulty (geo wars has one level of difficulty: progressive, and it's wayyyy too easy. Anyone can get over 100m points), enemy AI (geo wars has none), sound/production value/effects/music (geo wars is far inferior to Stardust on these). I could go on...
Missing Warhawk...but they got Unreal Tournament 3. Personally I'm looking forward to UT3 more than any game this year. If I don't have a PS3 by the time it comes out, I'll buy one just for that game.
custom mods, great game play (have you SEEN THE VIDEOS?), this game is going to set a golden standard for DM
Yeah I've seen all the developer vids and trailers. Game looks incredible, and with the availability of custom mods, this game is going to be amazing.
The thousands of mods were always what separated UT from the rest for me.
Yea, I'm getting a PS3 and UT3 by the end of this year... best multiplayer experience available....I'm sure Warhawk is great too though ;)
us PS3 owners are waiting hahahaha are simply blind.
lets look bad at the 360's first year
what AAA title did u guys have?? gears only came a year later and looking at ur 2nd year on the 360 - mass effect and halo3?? thats it? bioshock is PC and most other must have titles like COD4 are coming to the PS3 - so how can u figure we are waiting???
we got RFOM and motorstorm off the bat - and now HS/lair/warhawk/drakes/UT/haze /home/R&C all within the next couple of months
and with KZ2 and MGS4 within the start of 2008 - its only looking great for the PS3
But you won't get the living in denial xboys to acknowledge that
Uncharted and Ratchet and Warhawk and HS and COD4 for me...UT3 i'll get for my 360 next year since halo 3 and COD4 will consume my life...and Haze, again eh, not interested...
Timshift, Blacksite Area 51, Army of Two, Assassins Creed, Mass Effect, Halo 3, Ace Combat 6, PGR4, UT3, CoD 4, Uncharted and that's not even all of the ones I'm picking up this holiday.. Damn, that's a lot of games.
PS - I think Heavenly Sword should of been on this list.
AND IT'S ONLY THE BEGINNING.....
good list, and as much as i'm confident that R&C, Uncharted and CoD4 will be amazing games I would've liked to have seen this list in December -- after we've gotten to play these games. Then we could compare them to great games we already have (Warhawk, etc.).
I've been playing the Quake Wars demo to death at work, and even though I was hyped up about it for such a long time, Warhawk ruined it for me. Warhawk makes almost all other multi-player shooters look bad. It's such a great game.
and it's totally addictive. we've had people over constantly playing that game online. it's too much fun.
WOW that is a Fantasic list of 5 games... and i want all 5
they picked very good choices
for Ratchet and Clank 5 ---> Death Springs (pink slinkies of death), Transmorpher grenades (transforms enemies into penguins)
^ that is just FVKING AWESOME!!!
not the best list Ive seen but if it floats their boat I woulda gone
UT3!!!, Warhawk, Uncharted, Singstar (like it or not you know its going to be big) and Lair (just cause a lot of people might miss this great game otherwise)
It should have been a list of 10.
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