It is now 2015. Lists are now appearing and honors are in the process of being awarded. We’re no different, putting together a list of the greatest PS3 games that appeared in 2017.
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Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition
Minecraft is a highly unusual game that is both unique and addictive. Players find themselves lost in a world of textured cubes and asked to survive. Night is the scary time when the monsters come out, so players must hustle and scavenge for resources during the day. It’s also a good idea to build a shelter. It has elements of strategy and simple battle, but the very act of survival is key to the concept. Multi-player options, vast universes and monsters. A great game.
Dragon Age: Inquisition
The Dragon Age franchise are renowned for their history of developing top-notch sci-fi stories with great depth and intricacy. The Mass Effect series was one of the best selling ever. The original Dragon Age set the benchmark as result of it’s commercial and critical success based on your choices making crucial differences to your long and detailed campaigns. Dragon II wasn’t quite as great a success but is still a great game to play. Inquisition carries on this proud history. Designed to be the ultimate RPG fantasy game, it provides a wide and complex world to explore, a superb storyline, and a highly tailorable combat system. Your choices at each stage of the adventure have a profound effect on it’s progress, leading to a deeply satisfying experience.
Overall, great fun and enjoyment.
Dark Souls II
If you play this game, you will probably need to look at our Best PS3 Controller list, because this game has been the death of more controllers that we care to count. Several have hit the wall at speed when playing this game. It follows up on the 2011 release of Dark Souls, an unrepentant game where one simple mistake wipes you out and sends you back to the start. Dark Souls II is no different. It is extremely challenging and infuriating by turn, where one mistake kills you and you get back up and try again. You’ll do that thanks to the sixty-hour campaign length and a supportive levelling system. Nothing beats the feeling of doing-in an opponent after spending many hours and many deaths welded to your game chair trying to beat it With skill and a bit of zen like calm, you will win in the end.
Patience is a virtue and one needed for this game.
Far Cry 4
Tired of sleazy downtown landscapes? Try Far Cry 4 to get a bit of variety. Rather than an urban wasteland, you find yourself fighting in a civil war in the Himalayas. You can hang-glide your way to your safari camp to join the big game hunt, all the while blowing away the baddies. Watch out for distractions from time to time.
One new feature we want, please, please, is to see extended to other games is the ability to invite friend to come into your world to play co-operative games together. Even if they don’t own the full game. More of this brilliant gesture please.
Little Big Planet 3
Little Big Planet has always been about imagination. This is the third release in this franchise, and provides a few new surprises, new characters and a carryover of old favorites. You can seamlessly pick-up where you left off with Little Big Planet 2. Go daft with your creativity, create new levels, chuck stickers around with complete abandon. Run wild through your new levels with your pals plastering everything you can with stickers.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel – Playstation 3
We’re not entirely sure if you are meant to take Borderlands seriously. It is populated with laughable characters, absolutely daft quests, and a range of ridiculous weapons to gather loot across Pandora. Having said that it is a good bit of escapist fun. The story of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequelis a prequel to Borderlands 2 and shows how Handsome Jack turned from hero to villain during his trek across Pandora’s moon. Violence is the theme, but in this variant you have a choice of characters from which you can choose. Sometimes tedious with boring backtracks and minutes spent traveling between waypoints.
Worth a look though, but be aware it’s only for latest generation consoles.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
Tolkein freaks will dive into Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordorwith glee. At some point between The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Talion, a Gondor Ranger goes bananas seeking revenge after his family is murdered by Orcs. The result – a classic revenge action game with added Tolkein. One key feature is that the Orcs are granted military rank, and a result are continually fighting among themselves trying to better each other. The nemesis ability then allows Talion to set Orc against Orc. Each play is therefore totally different. Not just for Hobbits, go buy it now.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Call of Duty is an iron-clad icon of the FPS genre. It’s been around for over ten years, and passed through several console types, three I think, iterating from WW2 style battles to current day combat. This release, Advanced Warfare, moves into the future, introducing new weapons, including hovering grenades like the real-life claymore and personal jetpacks. It may be reminiscent of other similar games, but because of its unique position in the genre,
It will be a success, IGN gave it a 9.1.
Child of Light
Amazing graphics like water colors are the standout feature of this game. One reviewer thought that they looked like they were painted onto his screen. Child of Light does not kowtow to genre standards, but still manages to fit in. The unique storyline and unconventional characters mix real-time and turn-about strategies leading to a game that is deeply satisfying. Perhaps it doesn’t have the RPG depth that it really needs, but overall an excellent game.
One downside – the characters speaking poetry can be really irritating.
Assassin’s Creed Rogue
Assassin’s Creed Roguehit the market last November at the same time as Assassin’s Creed Unity, and is available for last generation consoles only. You are Shay Patric Cormac, an Ex-assassin, now Templar, charged with slaughtering your former colleagues.Set in Northern America (not just the US because of a bit in Quebec) there’s some naval combat to help you get your feet wet. A new weapon is the silent air rifle to take out opponents at long range. A good game, especially in prospect of the updates and upgrades to come. One element that is really missed is competitive multi-player.