Posted on Friday, December 28 @ 11:16:21 PST by Alex_Osborn
From killer first-party exclusives to the vast array of quality multi-platform titles, there are loads of great games for Sony's Blu-ray gaming machine.
As such, we here at GameRevolution figured there's no better time to look back at some of the best games on each of the major platforms, and we're starting with the PS3. Sure, there are still plenty of great games still on the horizon for Sony's console, but you know what? We don't care! We love games and we love lists, so deal with it.
Note: This list reflects the opinions of the GR staff at large. So if you're looking to pick a fight, you better be ready to take on all of us. But be warned, Mr. Severino is one tough dude.
25. Yakuza 4
If you're looking for a game that not only tells a great story, but also captures the dark and intriguing world of the Japanese Mafia, Yakuza 4 is the game for you. While the series itself hasn't evolved drastically over the years, the game's real strength lies in its intriguing characters and detailed setting that truly feels like Japan. Oh yeah, and did I mention that there are loads of mini-games. Those alone will keep you busy for hours on end.
24. XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Firaxis achieved the near-impossible with XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Trying to revive a PC classic from so many years ago faithfully while making it still feel fresh in 2012 was a major task for the team to take on, but they pulled it off surprisingly well. Perma-death is back and just as brutal as ever. But what is perhaps the most amazing achievement is how well the game plays on consoles. I could almost say it's the best strategy game on the PS3, but alas, this list is far from over.
While a number of role-playing games to come out of Square Enix this generation have been far from impressive, Nier manages to buck the trend thanks to its captivating story and incredible characters. Sure, the gameplay may be a bit shallow and frustrating at times, but the game's tear-jerking narrative makes all the effort totally worth it. If you're looking for an experience that will stick with you long after the credits role, I implore you to give Nier a look.
22. Resistance 3
Forget the Killzone games. Resistance 3 takes the cake as the best PS3-exclusive shooter. Insomniac Games learned some valuable lessons from Resistance 2, and it really shows in the third installment. It's got an incredible arsenal of weapons that each serve a specific purpose and function. The story is much more focused (and ultimately better) this time around, serving as the de facto single-player FPS experience on the PlayStation 3. Let's also not forget how totally awesome the box art is.
21. Mass Effect 3
While BioWare's trilogy capper will forever be marred by its controversial ending, there's no denying the fact that this is one heck of an amazing role-playing experience. Seeing how all of your choices affect not only the the slew of characters you come in contact with, but also crucial plot points that change the flow of the game, is downright astounding. BioWare was given the impossible task of creating a satisfying conclusion that had to live up to the lofty expectations of so many gamers, and in many respects, they succeeded with Mass Effect 3.