Earlier we brought you our take on the top 10 PC games of this year. Next we have the PS3 on the list with many wonderful titles like “God of War III” and “Red Dead Redemption”. I personally feel that the the PS3 titles compose of just too many sports titles. Anyway, like before we’ll first check what Game Rankings have to say about Sony this year.
According to Game Rankings, the top 10 PS3 games for this year are:
- Red Dead Redemption
- God of War III
- Super Street Fighter IV
- Rock Band 3
- MLB 10: The Show
- NHL 11
- Heavy Rain
- Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- NBA 2K11
Here is our list…
1. God Of War III
God of War III features gameplay similar to previous installments. The player controls the character Kratos in a combination of first-person/third-person combat (including quick-time), platforming and puzzle game elements.
Kratos’ main weapons are the Blades of Exile (initially the Blades of Athena), with other new weapons including the Claws of Hades, the Nemean Cestus and the Nemesis Whip. The Nemean Cestus (a pair of fist gauntlets) and Item the Bow of Apollo are crucial as they are required to advance through certain stages of the game.
2. Red Dead Redemption
Red Dead Redemption is an open world game. Players can interact with the environment and engage in combat with enemies, using various firearms. Different breeds of horses are the main forms of transportation. Swimming is not an option, as the protagonist John Marston cannot swim — he will drown if he ventures too far into deep water.
In addition to following the main storyline, players can take part in random events they encounter as they explore the West. These include public hangings, ambushes, pleas for assistance, stranger encounters, “ride-by” shootings, and dangerous animal attacks.
For example, if a group of people ride into town firing guns in the air, the player can kill them, and will receive a bonus of honor and fame. Players can also take part in optional side activities including duels, herb collecting, gambling, and hunting animals for pelts, meat and other various items.
3. Super Street Fighter IV
Much like Street Fighter IV, Super Street Fighter IV features 3D backgrounds and characters played on a 2D plane. Exclusive additions like “Focus Attacks” and separate meters for both “Super” and “Ultra” combos make a return. The “Ultra Combo” gauge and moves has been left unhinged since Street Fighter IV but players will be able to pick a second Ultra Combo available for both existing and new characters.
4. Heavy Rain
Heavy Rain is akin to many interactive fiction games, requiring the player to move the character and have him or her interact with the objects or other non-player characters on the scene to progress the story. The game is divided into several scenes, each centering on one of four playable characters.
The choices the player makes or the actions performed or not performed will affect later scenes in the game. For example, it is possible that a character dies or becomes detained, and will not be present in a later scene.
There is no intermediate “game over” in Heavy Rain; the game will progress to a number of different endings depending on the sum of the player’s performance even if all the characters become incapacitated in some manner. However, once the game is complete, the player can return to earlier scenes and replay them, possibly altering the events as they play through other chapters.
5. BioShock 2
BioShock 2 is presented as a first person shooter, with the player taking on the role of Subject Delta, a prototype for the Big Daddies approximately 10 years after the events of the first game.
As with BioShock, the player explores Rapture and fights off Splicers, the remaining psychotic human population of the city, using a combination of the environment, weapons, Plasmids and Tonics.
Plasmids and Tonics are special genetic re-encoding liquids that grant the user active or passive abilities, respectively, and include both those introduced in BioShock and new ones for this game.
6. Rock Band 3
Rock Band 3 allows for several players, locally or through online game services, to use various instrument controls to simulate the playing of music.
In addition to the four instruments from previous Rock Band games—lead guitar, bass guitar, drums, and vocals—Rock Band 3 adds support for three additional players, two through backup vocal harmonies with the lead singer (a feature previously introduced in The Beatles: Rock Band), and one playing an electric keyboard.
7. Grand Theft Auto IV: Episodes From Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City is a standalone compilation of the downloadable content (DLC) episodes for the 2008 video game Grand Theft Auto IV, containing both The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony on one disc.
The Lost and Damned otherwise features similar gameplay to Grand Theft Auto IV. Additions to the game include new weapons, such as a grenade launcher, Automatic Pistol, half of a pool cue and pipe bombs, as well as sawn-off and automatic shotguns and new vehicles, such as Johnny’s custom-made motorcycle.
The Ballad of Gay Tony follows the exploits of a new protagonist, Luis Fernando Lopez, an associate of a Dominican street gang, and the personal bodyguard of Anthony “Gay Tony” Prince. Rockstar Games claim in their press release that this episode “injects Liberty City with an overdose of guns, glitz, and grime” and that “players will struggle with the competing loyalties of family and friends, and with the uncertainty about who is real and who is fake in a world in which everyone has a price.”
8. Darksiders: Wrath of War
Darksiders is a single-player action adventure in which the player takes control of War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In third-person perspective, the player engages in combat, puzzles and exploration.
The world is divided into separate locations with many areas at first initially inaccessible until War regains many of his lost weapons and abilities. The center of the world, The Scalding Gallow, acts as a hub where War is given new objectives and paths to further unlock new areas.
Each contains a series of linear and non-linear paths, many of which require large sections of platforming, climbing and swimming along environment-based puzzles that impair progress that require the use of newly-gained abilities.
He fights mainly against Angels and demons, and has a unique way to kill each particular type of enemy, usually tearing them apart painfully.
9. Call of Duty: Black Ops
In Call of Duty: Black Ops, player assumes the role of various characters during the single-player campaign, changing perspectives throughout the story. The playable characters are special forces operatives conducting black operations behind enemy lines.
In this way, the player’s characters have their own traits such as voices and shadows. Each mission features a series of objectives that are displayed on the heads-up display, which marks the direction and distance towards and from such objectives.
The player is accompanied by friendly troops who cannot be issued orders. Although primarily a first-person shooter, the player pilots a Hind helicopter and guides friendly troops from a SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft.
The campaign is filled with scripted cinematic moments. One of them is a bullet time effect during the “Victor Charlie” level, activated when the player fires toward the last enemy of a Viet Cong squad.
10. Final Fantasy XIII
The game takes place in the fictional floating world of Cocoon, whose government, the Sanctum, is ordering a purge on civilians who have supposedly come into contact with those from Pulse, the much-feared world below.
Lightning, a former soldier from Cocoon, begins her fight against the government in order to save her sister, who has been branded a Pulse l’Cie—unwilling servants to the beings known as the fal’Cie, who maintain order on both Cocoon and Pulse—and thus has become an enemy of Cocoon.
Lightning is soon joined by a band of allies, and together the group also become l’Cie after their encounter with a Pulse fal’Cie. Together, they rally against the Sanctum, while also trying to discover their “Focus” as l’Cie—the tasks they must complete before their time comes to an end.