Top PS3 Action Games of 2010

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top PS3 Action games of 2010, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! VideoGamer.com is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

  • 30.

    Splatterhouse Review

    Splatterhouse

    It's not a particularly attractive game, the locations aren't especially memorable and the tone is a teenage boy's wet dream. If that sounds like a laugh, you'll probably have a decent time. Blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, and tits. That's Splatterhouse, Namco... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 29.

    TRON: Evolution Review

    TRON: Evolution

    Tron: Evolution is simple fun, but let down by a fairly short campaign that becomes samey far too quickly. The combat stops evolving too soon, and the lightcycles are a big disappointment. Tron: Evolution is Prince of Persia but more neon. There are neon frisbees,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 28.

    Army of Two: The 40th Day Review

    Army of Two: The 40th Day

    Army of Two: The 40th Day is a solid, entertaining third-person shooter, best played with a friend, but it's not quite the big advancement over the original it could have been. Army of Two ended up being a bit of a disappointment on its release in March... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 27.

    After Burner Climax Review

    After Burner Climax

    Afterburner Climax is a great, and reasonably priced way to play the arcade game in the comfort of your own home, but it's a remarkably simple game that will leave some people wanting a lot more. Afterburner was the very first arcade game I completed, and the only arcade... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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  • 26.

    Lost Planet 2 Review

    Lost Planet 2

    As long as you've got some friends, Lost Planet 2 betters the original and features some of the most intense, visually stunning battles we've seen on this generation of consoles. I look back on Lost Planet quite fondly. I remember the great boss battles,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 25.

    DeathSpank Review

    DeathSpank

    DeathSpank might have plenty of things to see and do, but you’ll probably have had your fill long before the game comes to any sort of conclusion. Greetings, humble Reader. I am DeathSpank, a hero of heroes who's come to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 24.

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days Review

    Kane and Lynch 2: Dog Days

    The deranged duo's return is worth experiencing and is far more accomplished than its predecessor, but the gameplay on offer still doesn't match the quality of the characters IO has created. You're running starkers through a city, your skin cut to pieces, a gun in... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 23.

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions Review

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions

    Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a consistent, rugged and undeniably enjoyable romp through some bright colours, excellent set pieces and laugh out loud lines. Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions is a work of pure indulgence, a tapestry of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 22.

    Dead Rising 2 Review

    Dead Rising 2

    It's a worthy sequel in many ways, but despite all the innovative weapon combinations, Dead Rising 2 suggests that Capcom has yet to find its perfect blend. There is something gleefully rebellious about the way Capcom defies the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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  • 21.

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light Review

    Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light

    A few control issues bringing the overall quality of the product down, but that doesn't mean Guardian of Light isn't worth a look. It's quite remarkable that Crystal Dynamics has been able to create a game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PlayStation 3

  • 20.

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 Review

    Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

    Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 does a fantastic job of recreating pivotal moments from the show, the authenticity enhanced with some truly second-to-none visuals. The Nine-tailed Fox is a force comparable to a natural disaster. A single... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 19.

    Dante's Inferno Review

    Dante's Inferno

    With some impressive combat mechanics, an excellent game world, some of the most disturbing enemies ever seen and tight production values, Dante's Inferno delivers the goods. Dante's Inferno, a brand-new franchise from EA and developer Visceral Games,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 18.

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares Review

    Resident Evil 5: Lost in Nightmares

    Whilst there's nothing here for those who didn't enjoy Resident Evil 5, fans should consider Lost in Nightmares as nothing less than an essential purchase. Resident Evil 5 has been on shop shelves for a full year now, and Capcom has... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 17.

    Just Cause 2 Review

    Just Cause 2

    Just Cause 2 is a game that begs to be messed around with, for you to discover new ways to use the tools at your disposal and to take it all in the light-hearted way the developer intended. Sometimes the simplest things can bring about the most fun. Just Cause 2,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 16.

    NIER Review

    NIER

    NIER is, in many ways, the kind of game critics of the Japanese RPG have been calling for: different, fresh, and in parts distinctly un-JRPG. Where to start with NIER, perhaps the most genre-bending game of 2010? This... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 15.

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Review

    Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands

    While Forgotten Sands has its fair share of problems, it's one of the best action adventure titles the console has seen. With Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands on Wii, Ubisoft managed to resist... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PlayStation 3

  • 14.

    Transformers: War for Cybertron Review

    Transformers: War for Cybertron

    War for Cybertron is the first Transformers game I've played that nails the personality of the bots and it genuinely delivers a solid gaming experience alongside the nostalgia. Every child of the 80s wants to play a brilliant Transformers video game.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 13.

    Darksiders Review

    Darksiders

    Darksiders deserves attention. It's a highly entertaining adventure, with some gorgeous visuals, devilish puzzles and exciting action. Fingers crossed the sequel will build on this impressive debut. It's Zelda meets God of War meets Tomb Raider meets Soul Reaver. Darksiders... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PlayStation 3

  • 12.

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Review

    Enslaved: Odyssey to the West

    There are certainly better hack 'n' slash games on the market, built around deeper combat, but few games can match Enslaved's excellent fusion of gameplay and storytelling. Movies and games are increasingly crossing paths. We've had games that have... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 11.

    Vanquish Review

    Vanquish

    If you enjoy shooters then you absolutely must experience Vanquish; just know that you're not going to be getting much more than a weekend's play unless you get addicted to high scores and challenges. I recently reviewed Tecmo Koei's terrible Quantum Theory. It was an example... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 10.

    Eat Them Review

    Eat Them

    Eat Them! taps in to what makes mindless destruction addictively fun. Eat who? Them. Oh right, fair enough. The Bristolians of FluffyLogic, the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 9.

    Bayonetta Review

    Bayonetta

    It's fast, thrilling, gorgeous, punishing, rewarding and tremendous fun. It's an old-fashioned game at heart, will test your skills to their limit, and more than lives up to its billing. "Seven years ago I created Devil May Cry. Many of you have said that it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 8.

    Yakuza 3 Review

    Yakuza 3

    Yakuza 3 combines visual splendour with superb sound design to create an unparalleled atmosphere. Yakuza's first outing on the PlayStation 3 feels suitably next generation. The Far East has an undeniably huge influence on video game design; from... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 7.

    Final Fight: Double Impact Review

    Final Fight: Double Impact

    Final Fight: Double Impact is the perfect port of a retro classic; the original game buckles under the pressure of the fan service that's been added to it. If you're a Capcom fan, insta-buy. Final Fight: Double Impact's release on XBLA and PSN this week is well... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 6.

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City Review

    Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City

    PS3 owners can finally get their hands on what is the finest example of DLC we've seen to date. The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony would be worth buying as standalone games. After what must have seemed like a monumental wait, PS3 (and PC) gamers can... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 5.

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Review

    Castlevania: Lords of Shadow

    Lords of Shadow is exactly what the Castlevania franchise needed to find popularity with a new generation of gamers - and us oldies too. One of the best games of 2010. I'm all for a bit of realism in games, but from time to time I want fantasy.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 4.

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare Review

    Red Dead Redemption: Undead Nightmare

    This is a gold standard expansion, one that's briefer than the GTA IV add-ons, but otherwise just as good. Undead Nightmare is one of those games that, when played in a busy office,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 3.

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood Review

    Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood

    Brotherhood's success lies in taking what made Assassin's Creed 2 work and simultaneously making it more coherent and more cinematic. There was a brief period back in 2007 when the marketing of Assassin's Creed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 2.

    Prince of Persia Trilogy Review

    Prince of Persia Trilogy

    If you've never played the PS2 Prince of Persia trilogy before, this is the perfect opportunity to do so. If you have, play it again. Even after seven years, running along walls has lost none of its charm. Nor... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 1.

    God of War III Review

    God of War III

    God of War 3 is a hack 'n' slash video game developed at the very highest level and takes what I thought was possible to new heights. It sits comfortably as one of my favourite games of all time. Let's get this out of the way: the opening 45 minutes of God of War 3 are... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3