Best PlayStation 3 Games of 2014

There’s still life in the old dog yet, as support for the PS4’s older brother shows no sign of slowing down. Sony weren’t joking about that ten year life cycle.

We’ve already seen some huge releases on PS3 this year. The long-awaited Dark Souls 2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 have already been and gone, as has Watch_Dogs, a game far more associated with the PS4. Looking forward, the console will enjoy its own versions of next-gen favourites such as Destiny and Metal Gear Solid V, and you’ll be surprised at just how good they look running on the old hardware. In fact, most of the big next-gen games on the horizon will be cross-gen releases, so while they might be missing out on better graphics, PS3 owners aren’t exactly being left behind yet.

In addition, PS Plus subscribers continue to receive monthly treats which add value to the system and contribute to the wealth of new titles still flowing its way. Have a nose to see which ones have made our list.

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    Dark Souls 2

    A matter of life and death.

    Reviewed on: 11 March 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    The Walking Dead: Season 2 – Episode 3: In Harm’s Way

    “Give in to your anger.”

    Reviewed on: 16 May 2014

    Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Child of Light

    The best children’s book you’ve ever played.

    Reviewed on: 28 April 2014

    Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    There's been a Mordor

    Reviewed on: 26 September 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Alien: Isolation

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    Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    The Walking Dead: Season Two Episode Two – A House Divided

    Carved up.

    Reviewed on: 05 March 2014

    Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow – Mirror of Fate

    Comfortably one of the best Castlevania games ever made

    Reviewed on: 04 March 2013

    Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition

    The best (console) version of Diablo 3 money can buy.

    Reviewed on: 11 August 2014

    Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Lone Survivor

    This indie wonder proves that survival horror isn't dead.

    Reviewed on: 16 April 2012

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U

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    FEZ

    Ultimately, Fez is a game about tinkering around in a labyrinthine world while wearing a funny hat. Maybe you'll stubbornly insist on gathering every collectible, maybe you'll just want to cruise through its cubist countryside.

    Reviewed on: 12 April 2012

    Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Bioshock

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    Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    Sly Collection

    Maxi Cooper.

    Reviewed on: 13 December 2010

    Platforms: PlayStation 3, PS Vita

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    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back

    Who is Clementine?

    Reviewed on: 26 August 2014

    Platforms: iOS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Journey

    Alone or with others, thatgamecompany's latest is an atmospheric triumph.

    Reviewed on: 01 March 2012

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

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    Joe Danger 2: The Movie

    Joe Danger 2 can be an incredibly tricky game, but it’s one that always puts a smile on my face.

    Reviewed on: 14 September 2012

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Borderlands 2

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    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360

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    Madden NFL 15

    Defence!! Defence!! Defence!!

    Reviewed on: 28 August 2014

    Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    PES 2015

    Passed out.

    Reviewed on: 10 November 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    Tournament favourite.

    Reviewed on: 15 April 2014

    Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    The Evil Within

    Paranormal activity.

    Reviewed on: 12 October 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Guacamelee!

    Guacamelee! is a game that's easy to love and, for most of the time, a joy to play but does suffer from a few inconsistencies that detract from the overall experience.

    Reviewed on: 10 April 2013

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

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    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition

    A fantastic Dragon Age game... eventually.

    Reviewed on: 10 November 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Back in the fight.

    Reviewed on: 02 November 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Far Cry 4

    Kyrati Kid.

    Reviewed on: 14 November 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    LittleBigPlanet 3

    Good job the devs didn't get a vasacktomy.

    Reviewed on: 20 November 2014

    Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

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    Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King

    Crowning glory?

    Reviewed on: 24 July 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative.

    Reviewed on: 17 November 2012

    Platforms: iOS, Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360

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    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

    Despite the use of a shrink ray, this is anything but small.

    Reviewed on: 14 November 2014

    Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One

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    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

    A wonderful introduction to Metal Gear Solid 5.

    Reviewed on: 17 March 2014

    Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One