The Greatest Hits: 11 Best PS3 Games Worth Revisiting

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The PlayStation 3 was an absolute game-changer when it hit the market in 2006.

It was a revolutionary gaming console that left an incredible mark on the gaming space and represented a major leap in technological advancement, introducing various groundbreaking features that changed how we looked at gaming.

Out of the many features PS3 came with, Backward Compatibility was the selling point of the console. It’s a feature that allows gamers to seamlessly transition to the PS3 while still enjoying their favorite games from previous PlayStation generations, namely PS1 and PS2. This means you can play games of PS1 and PS2 on your PS3 without any hiccups.

It also had a bunch of exciting games, including exclusive titles like Unchartered: Drake’s Fortune and God of War. Since it showed us all what gaming could truly be, it’s totally worth revisiting some of the games it offers.

These are the greatest hits of PS3 that you need to know about.

Batman: Arkham City – Game of the Year Edition

I was truly eager to talk about Batman: Arkham City because Batman is my favorite superhero of all time.

You might wonder why, particularly Batman when the likes of Superman and Spiderman exist, but it’s because of how ordinary Batman is. He possesses no special powers, yet he manages to bring down the enemies.

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This special Game of the Year Edition of Arkham City is a must-have for all Batman fans, as it includes a special episode on Harley Quinn’s revenge.

We all know how dangerously powerful she can be, and in this game, she’s equipped with a homicidal gang of her own who have joined forces hell-bent on taking revenge.

You can choose to play as Robin or Batman and take new challenges up the stride on a quest for exclusive collectibles available only in this edition.

The game grows in intensity as you step inside the heavily fortified Gotham City. You will enjoy enhanced gameplay, which will leave you in awe of other famous Batman characters besides Batman himself. Of course, the rest of the Batman: Arkham City game is present in its entirety for this version, along with a bunch of other amazing additions!

Developer: Rocksteady Studios

Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: May 29, 2012

Burnout Paradise

Are you able to hold your pace in a race? Besides the fact that it rhymed, Burnout Paradise is an adrenaline-pumping game that will leave you wanting more. 

You can race across the city of Paradise, where you get to break all the street rules and come on top of all the competitors.

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It has over 120 events to conquer with the help of your driving skills. You need to find the fastest routes to the finish line using takedowns, stunts, and shortcuts.

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This ultimate racing game comes with multiple modes, including Classic Race, Burning Route, and Road Rage. You can play single-player or team up with friends to smash challenges by joining forces.

Developer: Criterion Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: January 22, 2008

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

This game needs no introduction because most of us are still hooked on this game to date.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare indulges you in a breathtaking intense action-thriller where you take on the role of a US Marine or British SAS soldier fighting through iconic European cities and the vast lands of the Middle East.

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The global balance of power lies in your decision as you take risks, enter elite missions, and power up with your mates in a story full of twists and turns.

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With a compelling narrative, this action-packed shooter is a delight that you can tune in to any time you feel like you need to blow off some steam.

Developer: Infinity Ward

Publisher: Activision

Release Date: November 5, 2007

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

The fourth part in the series of MSG, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots gives you the perfect finale Old Snake has been looking for.

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In this single-player game, you step into the shoes of Snake for the final mission to assassinate his old enemy, Liquid Ocelot.

The stakes are high in this battle-scarred world as you travel through different stages across the Middle East and South America. There’s only a win on the cards, as you’ll be supported by other characters who will work as your aid in this mission.

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The most exciting feature of this game is the camouflage system called OctoCamo, which allows Snake to blend into his surroundings. Go ahead and give this game a try to explore all the fantastic elements it has to offer.

Developer: Kojima Productions

Publisher: Konami

Release Date: June 12, 2008

Dead Space 2

Play the character of Isaac Clarke, an engineer who wakes up from a coma after a disaster that took place 3 years ago. You find yourself in a space station called The Sprawl, confused and unaware of what happened but equally eager to find the answers.

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As you regain your senses, you’re faced with various challenges involving the aftermath of the alien infestation. The only aim is to save humanity and bring back normality. Dead Space 2 improves drastically upon the mechanics established in the first game.

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This third-person perspective game will give you an immersive experience as you go through the spine-chilling Necromorph outbreak and get past challenges and puzzles using the resources you have.

Start thinking on your toes, as your only chance for survival is improvisation at every step. 

Developer: Visceral Games

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: January 25, 2011

Red Dead Redemption

Red Dead Redemption is an epic open-world action-adventure game in the Wild West. You play as John Marston, an outlaw-turned-gunslinger who has to navigate a huge and immersive landscape filled with breathtaking scenery, treacherous outlaws, and morally ambiguous choices.

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The game seamlessly blends intense gunfights, gripping storytelling, and rich character development. From bustling towns to desolate plains, this game will change its course every time you make a morally questioning choice.

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One of the many unique features of this game is the Dead Eye targeting mechanics, which increases your chances of survival by helping you slow down time for shooting accuracy.

It also comes with mini-games that you can enjoy, such as gambling, showdowns, hunting boundaries, five-finger fillet, and cattle herding. 

Developer: Rockstar San Diego

Publisher: Rockstar Games

Release Date: May 18, 2010

BioShock Infinite

A US Cavalry veteran Booker DeWitt has a debt with the wrong people and has only one opportunity to clear his name.

He is now hired as a top gun who has set out to rescue Elizabeth, a mysterious girl imprisoned in an airborne city called Columbia. Remember, it’s a do-or-die situation, as he cannot return empty-handed.

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However, when he sets her free and forms a powerful bond with her, they discover some dark truths about the city. 

What moves can help them successfully return home? Whip, Zip, or Kill? Well, play BioShock Infinite to find out. You can choose to manipulate space and time to shape the battlefield in your favor.

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With a gripping storyline and engaging graphics, this is one of the best shooter games for PS3.

Developer: Irrational Games

Publisher: 2K

Release Date: March 26, 2013

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Join Nathan, Chloe, and Elena as they begin their search for the Cintamani Stone and Shambhala. This task isn’t going to be easy, as standing in their way is a militia led by an international war criminal called Zoran.

Thanks to its mesmerizing narrative, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves will keep you hooked and lead you to history’s greatest treasures.

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The game begins with an injured Nathan waking up on a moving train and being asked to steal a Mongolian oil lamp from the Istanbul Palace Museum. He accepts the job after knowing it’ll lead to the famous lost treasure of Marco Polo.

With intricate and cinematic gameplay, you can be assured of an excellent gaming experience that will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Release Date: October 13, 2009

Mass Effect 2

If you choose to be Commander Shepard, get ready to lose everything to save the galaxy.

Mass Effect 2 is a classic role-playing game where you must command an elite squad and utilize over 20 weapons to resist the invading Reapers.

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This intergalactic adventure allows you to visit new planets and go on side missions to unlock the universe’s secrets.

You can customize your character’s appearance and tailor your strengths and abilities for each level, as you’ll be faced with tough choices and stronger enemies.

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This particular edition includes all previously released DLC packs and access to the Cerberus network.

Developer: BioWare

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: January 26, 2010

The Last of Us

One of my all-time favorites, The Last of Us is a game developed by Naughty Dog, and it allows you to explore a post-pandemic world where infected, hardened, and bloodthirsty creatures run rampant.

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The chances of survival are bleak as Joel is hired to smuggle the 14-year-old Ellie from a military establishment.

You must ensure the safety of Ellie and yourself to return alive to where you belong. The mission is to escape across the country using tactical skills, sharp reflexes, planning, and incredible survival skills. 

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This game also gives you access to the prequel chapter – Left Behind, which includes a thrilling backstory to the lives of Ellie and her best friend, Riley.

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

Release Date: June 14, 2013

Deus Ex Human Revolution

What would you do if your life’s reality wasn’t actually real?

Unravel the life choices of Adam Jensen – an ex-SWAT specialist who was hired to protect a high-level experimental biotechnological lab in America.

When an Ops team breaks in and kills the scientists, he stands between lies and reality.

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You must master combat skills to conquer this action-packed adventure, as you’ll be required to battle fiercely with your enemies.

You can customize your appearance, choose your weapons, and increase your strengths to achieve justice.

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Deus Ex Human Revolution is a perfect mixture of an RPG and action that will leave you wanting more. It comes in two versions – Standard and Augmented, each offering a unique experience.

Developer: Eidos-Montréal

Publisher: Square Enix Europe

Release Date: August 23, 2011

Closing Thoughts

There’s absolutely no denying that the PS3 era truly blessed us with some unforgettable gaming experiences.

The games in this post are a reflection of that. Whether you want to relive the post-apocalyptic thrill of “The Last of Us” or get an adrenaline rush of “Burnout Paradise, ” you’ll surely enjoy a fun-filled gaming session. 

From role-playing to action and immersive storytelling, there’s something for everybody. So, dust off your PS3 controller and prepare for a trip down memory lane.

Next, check out these story-driven games to be a part of some unforgettable tales.

Adnan Rehan
Adnan Rehan
Adnan is a BMS graduate and a senior games writer at Sparkian. He's a gaming enthusiast with plenty of knowledge of the gaming world, including the latest games, strategies, and epic adventures. Besides gaming, he loves to write about tech over at Geekflare.

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