Top 12 PlayStation 3 Games

PlayStation 3, also shortened as PS3, has some of the industry's best and most well-known video games. The availability of so many options can make selection confusing, which this guide aims to resolve. This guide categorises PS3 games according to genre, so you can choose whichever sounds best to you.

PlayStation 3 Games Buying Guide

Although the PlayStation 3 only launched in 2006, a little over a decade ago, it has a huge array of video games to boast of. With gameplay and graphics that were ahead of their time, revisiting these PS3 games are sure to make you fall in love with them all over again.

Time for Action

Arguably the most popular video game genre, plenty of PS3 games fall into this category. Grand Theft Auto is a popular franchise; however, a gripping storyline, unforgettable sequences, and multi-layered heists render GTA 5 the best. Dark Souls is applauded for its challenging gameplay; it has a few bugs and inconsistencies but is an amazing game to master. Red Dead Redemption has an amazing set of characters and optional fun activities. Other notable PS3 action games include Metal Gear Solid 4, Dead Space, God of War III and many more.

Action Adventure for added fun

The Last of Us is defined by its rich visual design, voice acting, mature storytelling and choice-based gameplay. Batman: Arkham City is filled with action and adventure to the brim; it has various side missions, lore that stays true to the comics, and several notable characters from the Batman franchise. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Shadow of the Colossus, Journey, Uncharted 3, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves are just a few more notable PS3 games with loads of action and adventure.

First-person shooter games

For players that enjoy the first-person point of view when playing, PS3 has loads of games in this category as well. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is marked by its class-based system, fine-tuned mechanics, and wonderfully designed maps. It is a leading example of multiplayer shooters. In the Resistance series, Resistance 3 has the best graphics, combat, and storyline. Other great games in this genre include Call of Duty: Black Ops, Battlefield 3, Bioshock Infinite,  Killzone 3, Borderlands 2, Fallout 3, Bioshock, Far Cry 4 and Far Cry 3.

Role-playing games

If you love fictional characters and fantasy settings, role-playing games are the perfect match for you. Fallout: New Vegas is one of the best PS3 RPG's; it has a graphically detailed background with wide-ranging quests and stellar voicing. The option to play in first-person or third-person is an advantage, although it occasionally has some glitches. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is one the best single-player RPG. The fascinating battles and lore provide an immersive experience. Other RPGs include Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Mass Effect, Valkyria Chronicles, Demon's Souls, and NIER.