Submitted by Hardedge 1655d ago | opinion piece

The Ten Best PS3 Exclusives

GamingUnion.net: The PlayStation 3 hasn't always been the home of a wide variety of exclusive titles, largely lagging behind the competition throughout the first year or so of its launch. However, that reality has shifted substantially over the past few years, to the point where Sony's first-party lineup for 2011 appears well ahead of the two other console manufacturers. Before looking into the future, it's worth taking a look back on the recent past, to a fantastic, diverse catalogue of exclusive titles. What follows is our list of the top ten PlayStation 3 exclusives titles - limited to full retail offerings, one entry per franchise, and listed in alphabetical order. (Demon's Souls, God of War 3, Gran Turismo 5, Heavy Rain , Infamous, LittleBigPlanet, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, PS3, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, Valkyria Chronicles)

mephman  +   1655d ago
There have been some great games this generation from Sony, even if you only include one game per franchise.
Persistantthug  +   1655d ago
Very good list
Valkyria Chronicles is a must play, even if you don't like JRPG's that much like myself.
Dart89  +   1655d ago
Why no love for heavenly sword:(?A very good game but underrated.
Selyah  +   1655d ago
Very true, Heavenly Sword was epic.
mephman  +   1655d ago
I always felt that Heavenly Sword was missing something. But it does show the calibre of the titles its up against.
JDouglasGU  +   1655d ago
it was a good game, but can't compare to the heavy weights out there today.
HeavenlySnipes  +   1655d ago
have to move one of those games out. The only one I see that can come out is Valkyria Chronicles but....
darkdoom3000  +   1655d ago
A good game, not great. They had the graphics and cinematics nailed, but the combat was very loose and not very fun.

Also the game was very short. In a 3 hour sitting I had already finished half of it.
pixelsword  +   1655d ago
Heavenly sword was probably the best early game out in terms of storyline. I liked Resistance for the gameplay, and Lair for the Innovation and technical achievements although I don't disagree with this list.
Bathyj  +   1655d ago
I still believe Heavenly Sword has the best facial mo-cap on the market. Even better than Uncharted 2.

I can remember a joke in the game when I pissed myself laughing. It was only a facial gesture in response to someone elses reamark, he said nothing. You need believable graphics to pull that off.

Admittedly, I havent seen LA Noire which I have heard is amazing in that area.

Arrow headshot.
BEST SOUND EFFECT EVER. Yes, even the Cerebral Bore must bow down.
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LCF  +   1655d ago
The Cerebral Bore From Turok 2 is my all time favorite weapon. I glitch that sucker and launch 3 at a time. Sorry but the sounds from the bore are unmatched. However head and ass shots during twing twang was fun as well.
Bebedora  +   1655d ago
I have to agree. The mo-cap was believable. I have seen that in leisure suit larry though. Not that great graphics though...lol

The visulas was great, the combat was fun at first. Got boring after an hour. Guiding missiles was the best of the combat moments. The story was realy good. I must say, Serkis made the game even more likeabel.
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Selyah  +   1655d ago
Nice list, gotta say I did personally find valkyria chronicles to be a bit of a gem. Warhawk was also epic just wish it was still as good as it was back when it first came out.
Hardedge  +   1655d ago
Folklore was a gorgeous little thing, I love that game to bits.
Bebedora  +   1655d ago
I had it somewhat preordered, but the demo turned me off somehow. Later I tried find it in the barginbin - zilch, nada, gone. =( I still looking for it when browsing a store.
Hardedge  +   1655d ago
Ouch, there's still a number of copies over here at the local BB and FS.
sku7790tz  +   1655d ago
great exclusive is synonymous to ps3
waltyftm  +   1655d ago
No Haze, Seriously this list makes me smile so much, Best console gen of my life.
Gambit07  +   1655d ago
Umm, why would Haze even be there?
Kon  +   1655d ago
Did you saw the hidden /s there?
dkgshiz  +   1655d ago
Not mine. I had more fun back in the PS1/N64/Saturn days. Those were the days when it was all about fun and nothing more and nothing less. Now its...all about comparisons of what version of Crysis 2 is better.
Master of Unlocking  +   1654d ago
No, we're talking about the consoles and the games, here. Not the goddamn internet, that's off topic.
And to me, I can say now that the PS3 is even better than the PS2 or even PS1. I'm a nostalgic freak and have very fond memories of the PS1 era (have plenty of PS1 titles in disc form and digital), and I'm very proud of my collection of PS2 games (exclusive or not), but the PS3 takes the cake for me.

I used to think during the early years (2006-2007-2008) that my PS2, while not as great a system as the PS3 (due to not having a chance to play online with it, much less for free, and having a very simple, almost non-existent dashboard, no wireless controllers, etc), had a better library of exclusives than the PS3...that was until I started counting again my collection of PS3 exclusives: I now have pretty much as many PS3 exclusives as PS2 exclusives, and guess what, they're of a much higher caliber too. Even the multiplatform titles are better than during the previous gen overall, with only a few exceptions (GTA4, SC4).
Add to that the facts that I can now play music, watch my photos, rent a movie, have a store that's open 24hrs a day/7days a week (the PS Store), browse the internet directly from the console, connect to an online social hub, check the news, etc. It's crystal clear the PS3 destroys even the PS1 & PS2 man.
When I was playing my PS2 back in the day I remember I kept thinking more could be done with that dashboard, and how I thought It would be uber-cool if a hardware maker designed their console so that a customer who has just bought the system, but had no funds left to buy a game to go along with it, still had several reasons to turn it on. That was done with the PS3. When I first got it, I had GOW2 (a PS2 game) to play with it! No PS3 game at first! And I still had a blast with my PS3: I could play my PS1/PS2 games, play a DVD... Fantastic system all around.
And now that pretty much all the well-known fan-favorites are back (MGS4, GT5, Twisted Metal...) I really can't see any reason for anyone who played the PS1 and PS2 before to stay on the fence.
Yes, the PS3 is indeed the true successor to the PS1 and PS2 consoles we all loved! :D
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InLaLaLand  +   1655d ago
The list needs Yakuza 3 or 4 (Enjoying Yakuza 4 atm). Great JRPG.
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JusenkyoGuide  +   1655d ago
yakuza 3 and 4 are jrpgs?
no wonder it has so much content and i love the story.
InLaLaLand  +   1655d ago
I think people who played the Yakuza series cannot classify the genre Yakuza fits into. Some say it's a sandbox game, some say it's a brawler. I think it's a JRPG because you get a engaging storyline which comes together at the end. You can upgrade Kiryu with new moves. Plus you got other sub stories/missions and mini games to distract you from the main story path. The only people that classify it as a Japanese GTA are the reviewers (smh).

I forgot to say PS3 owners that like JRPGs should get Yakuza 3 and 4. If you didn't enjoy FF13 for exploration and characters Yakuza 3 has that as well as Yakuza 4. Yakuza series is the best third party exclusive on the Playstation platform.
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SilverSlug  +   1655d ago
Brawler with RPG elements IMO.
Gambit07  +   1655d ago
Switch LBP to LBP 2.
telekineticmantis  +   1655d ago
for me
It's between Infamous, MGS4, LBP2 and God of War3. No one can argue my opinion.
WesMcLaren  +   1655d ago
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Masterchef2007  +   1655d ago
My favs are MGS4, Uncharted 2 and God of War 3.

But i also enjoy Infamous, Killzone 2, Uncharted and Demon Souls.

If it wasnt for Sony i would have been bored this gen.
Master of Unlocking  +   1654d ago
If It wasn't for Sony everyone would have been bored this gen, believe me. Especially game journalists.
Ninty's 3 or 4 franchises can only go for so long.

On topic: nice list. Here's another I'd like to suggest, in no particular order:

-Uncharted 2 among thieves
-Killzone 3
-Wipeout HD
-3D Dot Game heroes
-LittleBigPlanet 2
-Motorstorm (can't tell which one, they're all fantastic!)
-High Velocity Bowling
-Hustle Kings
-...Super Rub a Dub! (yes! I said it!) :)
brew  +   1655d ago
PS3 was an underrated system early on. I think too many were focused on the price and NPD sales rather than the good software available.

Uncharted Drake's Fortune
Resistance Fall of Man
Ratchet and Clank Tools of Destruction
Heavenly Sword
Eye of Judgement

Good software , good variety. I'm sure Sony could have converted God of War II and Socom Combined Assault into PS3 games like other companies did with some of their franchises to pad their early lineups , but they did fine anyway.
JusenkyoGuide  +   1655d ago
in a way
I'm glad the ps3 is underrated rather than people calling it overrated. when people do find games they like on the system, they can fully appreciate it instead of falling into the hype. the ps3 has probably the most diverse exclusive game library out of the big three. i have all three but i get all my games for my ps3. i just love playstation and have been loving it since i was 8 or 9 years old =)
GodofSackboy  +   1655d ago
MGS4. Far and away best game ever (imo)
likedamaster  +   1655d ago
I'd remove Uncharted 2 & GT5, and put in Killzone 2 & Motorstorm. I like the list though.
davidrx7  +   1655d ago
sony has always had a wide array of games for their consoles and to expect any different this generation would be wrong, and it may not be a perfect console and could still use some things, its my favorite console of the three .
PSjesus  +   1655d ago
Folklore is an underrated gem,don't know why many gamers
never heard of it?
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Bathyj  +   1655d ago
"The PlayStation 3 hasn't always been the home of a wide variety of exclusive titles, largely lagging behind the competition throughout the first year or so of its launch."

I'm so sick of hearing that. Mainly because its a bald faced lie.

Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Formula One Championship Edition
Virtua Fighter
Heavenly Sword
Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

were all released with in the first full year of PS3 world wide release.

PS3 never had "No Games."
TheDivine  +   1655d ago
Must play ps3 games for me are
demons souls
uncharted 2
valkyria chronicles
If im bieng honest the only one worth buying was demons souls and kz3 for multi all the rest were rentals.
Oldman100  +   1655d ago
Hot Shots Golf: Out of Bounds

I don't think i've heard anyone mention this exclusive. Greatly under appreciated.

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