Let's be honest, up until very recently the PS3 hasn't been the most compelling console on the block. Sure, it's a Blu-ray player and has a few great exclusive games, we're thinking Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction and Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, but nothing has been released exclusively for the PS3 that ranks alongside the likes of Halo 3 or Mass Effect in terms of genre leading quality. Now, that looks like changing.

Yesterday we brought you the news that Sony has dated Killzone 2 and LittleBigPlanet for September with Resistance 2 coming in November. This follows Haze, which is coming in May, and Metal Gear Solid 4, which is coming in June. All of a sudden, the PS3 is starting to look like it's worth forking out our hard-earned cash for. With this in mind, we thought we'd bash our Sixaxis pads together and come up with our Top 10: Confirmed PS3 exclusives. Time for all you PS3 owners out there to start salivating, and for those of you umming and ahhing about whether to take the plunge to start saving.

10. Haze, Free Radical Design, Ubisoft - May 2008.

We had the opportunity to get some serious hands-on time with Free Radical Design's much delayed near-future FPS last week and left confident it's going to deliver. We're sworn to secrecy right now, but what we will say is that it's shaping up to be a shooter that should satisfy trigger happy PS3 owners while they wait for Resistance 2 and Killzone 2. Haze sees you play a soldier addicted to a performance-enhancing drug called Nectar. The graphics are nice and shiny, there will be four-player campaign co-op, cool vehicles and enough multiplayer modes to satisfy online FPS addicts. Haze is looking like it's going to be the PS3's best shooter when it comes out in May. Will it shift any PS3s? You'll have to wait for our review to find that one out.

9. LittleBigPlanet, Media Molecule, Sony - September 2008.

We've already managed to get some hands-on time with Sony's quirky DIY platformer, and have brought you more detailed impressions elsewhere, but what we will say here is that LBP, which is beautifully different, could be one of Sony's biggest selling games in 2008, and that's without a muscle-bound marine or a big gun in sight. Sony certainly thinks so. In February Sony's senior product manager Nick Robinson told VideoGamer.com that LittleBigPlanet, which allows users to create and share platform-based levels and objects through PSN, "is potentially our biggest Blu-ray release of 2008. We definitely see it as a triple-A Blu-ray release and will be a full price product." Who are we to argue?

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I simply can not believe that Wipeout HD did not make your top ten list! I am looking forward to this title more than ANY other game...it is what pushed me over the edge to buy a PS3 in the first place! Revise the list....or at least grant it an honorable mention!
Posted 00:10 on 12 April 2008
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hey and lets all not forget that greatest game of the year gta4 ahh, i can't waitto play it. l.A. Noire lost somefunding but im hoping rockstar will keep them afloat.
the reason that gta4 isnt exclusive is becuase its publisher wanted waaay to much for holding it on ps3 so sony pretty much said we don't care you blood sucking vampires!

i havnt played mgs series or gt series but they both look promising enough to buy aswell as killzone 2.
Posted 04:54 on 30 March 2008
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actually its only been out just over a year ?
it looks like the developers are actually getting the hang of the ps3 dev kit now!
Posted 04:42 on 30 March 2008
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What... wait? We're only at the 'beginning' now? The PS3 is almost 2years old already!? ;)
Posted 13:52 on 28 March 2008
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Sony always had in them, developes knew it publishers knew it and these sweet grand PS3 onlys prove it. exclusives bing confidence in the gamers, other developers and publishers... that indeed it can be done, this is just the beginning i tell you watch this space
Posted 13:50 on 28 March 2008
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what a lineup! cant wait for every one of these games. they look sweet.
Posted 12:25 on 28 March 2008
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i think vg is just responding to all the 360 fanboy comments they've been getting with articles like this
Posted 11:35 on 28 March 2008
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Marink@ Wido

Some good game choices in that list. These are the kind of games that the PS3 should've had last year.
Posted 10:15 on 28 March 2008
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Looking good for the station 3, as I'm really looking forward for God of War 3 and MGS4 along side with Uncharted 2. Killzone does look alright, but it has alot to live up to for a FPS. Because of the likes of COD 4 and from now and then there might be a COD 5 so who knows.
Posted 09:23 on 28 March 2008
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Sadly, there's only so many games you can fit inside a 'top 10' list.
Posted 08:37 on 28 March 2008
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Well actually you missed quite a few announced exclusives like infamous, getaway3, white knight story, eight days, heavy rain, Afrika, Coded Arms: Assault , WipeOut , Tekken 6, L.A. Noire(hopefully), Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier and god knows what Sony has instore for this E3.
Posted 03:18 on 28 March 2008
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2 on the list for me. MGS 4 and maybe FF8 but im not a big fan of Final Fantasy games. So probs JUST MGS4.
Posted 00:27 on 28 March 2008
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too many? 10 more like.
Posted 21:48 on 27 March 2008
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And gamers say PS3 has no exclusives, too many to look forward to
Posted 16:17 on 27 March 2008
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All this really confirms is that there is still no need to buy a PS3 for at least another six months or so. To be honest, i'm suprised you could even make a list of ten. However, i do admit MGS looks fantastic..
Posted 16:16 on 27 March 2008

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