Posted on Friday, December 28 @ 11:16:21 PST by Alex_Osborn
"Play. Create. Share." That has been the mantra of the LittleBigPlanet franchise ever since Media Molecule revealed its creation-heavy platformer several years ago. While Sackboy will never achieve the same level of recognizability as Mario, the cute little creature has gone on to be one of the PlayStation 3's most valuable mascots. Sure, the platforming mechanics are a bit on the floaty side, but what LittleBigPlanet brought to the industry from a creative standpoint was nothing short of revolutionary. What other platformer boasts an active community that's constantly creating new content? Yeah, I thought so.
14. inFamous 2
The guys at Sucker Punch proved to the world that they have what it takes to make an incredible open-world platformer with the first inFamous, and then improved upon it considerably with the sequel. With smooth and fluid gameplay, a sweeping open world, and a compelling story filled with a cast of memorable characters, inFamous 2 is easily the best open-world platforming action game you'll play on not just Sony's console, but any other platform currently on the market.
When gamers think of PlatinumGames, Bayonetta likely comes to mind, but it's their other high-speed action game that has managed to claim a top spot on our PS3 list. That's right, we're talking about Vanquish, a super-fast action game that has some of the best third-person shooting you'll find on the PlayStation 3. If the upcoming release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has you salivating in anticipation, give this game a try. I promise you that it will provide the very fix you're looking for.
12. Valkyria Chronicles
If you're growing sick of all the redundancy that plagues this industry, you'll undoubtedly find Valkyria Chronicles to be a breath of fresh air. This turn-based strategy game boasts some beautiful animé-inspired art that has no equal. It's a successful blend of third-person shooting, role-playing, and tactical action that yields a product that is like nothing else you've ever played. If that weren't enough, Valkyria Chronicles tells an engaging story with memorable characters that you won't likely soon forget. This title is the very definition of an underrated gem.
11. Demon's Souls
Gluttons for punishment swear by FromSoftware's super-challenging action game. Those who look back longingly at the early days of gaming when video games were actually hard will find much to love about Demon's Souls. If dying over and over and over again sounds like a good time to you, then this game will be right up your alley. If not, give it a try anyway, you might just find out that a heavy dose of grueling challenge is just what your thumbs needed.