Posted on Friday, December 28 @ 11:16:21 PST by Alex_Osborn
20. Fallout: New Vegas
While Fallout 3 was groundbreaking in part for its ability to take a classic PC franchise and successfully turn it into a modern first-person RPG, Obsidian Entertainment took it one step further with New Vegas. If you overlook the bugs that plague nearly every Bethesda-published open-world game, what you'll find is a truly compelling role-playing experience that has an incredible world, story, and characters. Fallout 4 truly can't come soon enough.
19. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Say what you want about AC2 or even the third installment for that matter, Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood is easily the best game in the series. This middle chapter in the Ezio trilogy told the best story, had some incredible gameplay and introduced multiplayer to the franchise. Seriously, there's nothing quite like Assassin Creed's multiplayer, and it's all thanks to Brotherhood. Whoever thought quiet, methodical online gameplay could be so much fun?
18. Mortal Kombat
Last year, NetherRealm Studios showed the industry how to do a reboot right with Mortal Kombat. They didn't add some goofy subtitle. They didn't add twenty new gimmicks. They simply went back to what makes the series great and cranked it up to eleven. It's got all the characters you've come to know and love. It's got stunning visuals. And most importantly, it's got blood, blood and more blood. If you enjoyed the original titles during the days of the SNES and Genesis, you'll find yourself right at home.
17. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Sure, the PlayStation 3 version may be a buggy mess and it may not currently have any DLC support, but Skyrim is just so good, it had to be included on this list. After all, the game has got to be incredible if our own Anthony Severino manages to find time amongst his busy schedule to play it to near completion. If you have even the slightest affinity toward fantasy role-playing games, you'd be a fool for passing on this game. Seriously, it has dragons. DRAGONS!
16. Battlefield 3
If you're looking for a military shooter for the PS3, look no further, for DICE's Battlefield 3 is the best the platform has to offer. From its massive scale online battles to its gorgeous visuals thanks to the power of Frostbite 2, you'll forget all about Call of Duty. With an emphasis on team-based gameplay, it goes much deeper than the straight-up run-and-gun gameplay seen in Activision's popular shooter.