Top PS3 Action Games of 2011

Welcome to's top action games of 2011, 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.

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  • 30.

    Shadows of the Damned

    Shadows of the Damned is easy to criticise, but it's got character - brimming with the stylishness of Suda 51 and the maturity of Mikami. It's a cool game, and is likely to earn a loyal following. Shadows of the Damned is... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 29.


    FEAR 3 is an enjoyable experience, but is sadly lacking in the fear department, and has subsequently lost its defining characteristic. It's 2011, and FEAR 3 is relying on the same scare tactics that the original game did... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 28.

    Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon

    EDF can become monotonous – mindless even, if you let it – but with the right frame of mind, there's a remarkable amount of fun to be had here. It's hard to pinpoint, to convey in words, exactly what makes Earth Defense Force... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 27.

    Captain America: Super Soldier

    Despite signs that this was a slight rush job, Captain America is a fun super hero game. There aren't many you can say that about. Captain America: Super Solider could well end up being the best surprise of 2011. It's quite... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    Call of Duty: Black Ops - Annihilation

    Annihilation presents another batch of consistently entertaining maps built on the solid bedrock of sprawling architectural foundations. Do golfers love sniping or do snipers love golf? I don't know, but Treyarch definitely... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PC

  • 25.

    Dead Rising 2: Off the Record

    If you're a massive fan of the series - and of Frank West in particular - it's still worth picking this up, but even at twenty notes, there's little to make this an urgent purchase. For a game that contained so many wonderful... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    Assassin's Creed Revelations

    Ezio's story comes to a disappointing conclusion in the weakest Assassin's Creed since the original. The Animus is gaming's greatest get-out clause. Invisible walls, erratic NPC behaviour, narrative inconsistencies and technical... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 23.

    Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam

    Vietnam isn't a dramatic reinvention of Bad Company 2, though I doubt anybody would want it to be. The briefing screen to Phu Bai Valley, one of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam's five new maps, informs that the all-important... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    Dead Space 2

    Dead Space 2's phenomenal production values, including perhaps the best use of sound in modern gaming, ensures the game stands tall amongst its peers. Most of the time, anyway. There's a bit where, over the radio, Isaac Clarke... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 21.

    Killzone 3

    As a technical showcase, Killzone 3's campaign is a marvel; as a six-hour slice of interactive entertainment, it's a definite disappointment. Competition is an inherent part of life. By fair means or foul, brute strength... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 20.

    LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    There's plenty of things to like in LEGO Star Wars III, though some of them might be buried a little too deep for younger players. In the interests of full disclosure, here's what I knew about Star Wars: The Clone Wars before... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC

  • 19.


    Brink is a game that deserves a chance, and those with a penchant for the multiplayer shooter owe it to themselves to give it a look. If you believe all the huffing and puffing from this oft-delayed game, Brink has managed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 18.

    Dungeon Siege 3

    Dungeon Siege 3 is noticeably pricier than the competition in the genre, but it's a modernised take on dungeon crawling that brings a few new ideas to the series with superior production values. Dungeon Siege began in 2002... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron

    It can feel a little dated in terms of its approach to combat, but the game is so beautiful, so different, so utterly weird and wonderful that this is of no real consequence. "What the hell!?" is a phrase you'll utter with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 16.

    God of War Collection: Volume II

    The HD remastering has been handled extremely well, and thanks to the improved controls these are the definitive versions of Kratos' smaller outings. I love God of War. I've suffered endless shtick for awarding God of War... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 15.

    Child of Eden

    Miziguchi believes that games can change world, and that the medium is to become more and more of a sensory experience. Child of Eden is a great example of this vision. There are two discernible differences between Child... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 14.


    Rage is a technical powerhouse, and if you can overlook the bits that don't quite work, you'll find one of the most exciting shooters we've had in years. An ominous clanking heralds the arrival of a heavy Gearhead thug -... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 13.

    Battlefield 3

    Battlefield 3 isn't quite the Call of Duty killer many were wanting. EA is at war. Everybody knows this, of course, as an unrelenting year of hype and a multi-squillion marketing budget has made sure of that. Like all wars,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 12.

    The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut

    As long as you're not offended by strong language and an extreme amount of blood, Overkill should be added to your collection as soon as possible. The lightgun shooter genre has, let's be honest, stagnated a little. The glory... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 11.

    Saints Row: The Third

    Ceaselessly crass and juvenile it may be, but then Saints Row: The Third has no higher purpose than to entertain you in the most ridiculous way possible. Three games in, and Saints Row is now much more than a Grand Theft... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 10.


    Given the current landscape of the genre, it's fair to say that Bulletstorm is not only a great game, but an important one, too. Bulletstorm is: a bromantic comedy starring two meat-heads and a chick with huge norks; a lesson... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 9.

    Crysis 2

    Switching to New York gives Crysis 2 what it desperately needed: a credible sense of menace to go alongside gorgeous technical fortitude and impressive artistic direction. New York. The city that never sleeps, though I imagine... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution is reminiscent of the best efforts from the golden era of PC gaming at the end of the 90s. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is the story of a man who gets blown apart, and then put back together again.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 7.

    Resistance 3

    Insomniac has produced one of the biggest surprises of the year. Played alone or with a friend the campaign here is of the highest order. The PlayStation 3's best exclusive FPS. Quite why the Resistance series has wallowed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 6.

    Resident Evil 4 HD

    Resi 4 is easily the best Resident Evil title, and an absolute must-buy for anyone interested in action or horror. Resident Evil 4 remains one of the greats. Having finished Resident Evil 4 twice before (once on GameCube,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 5.


    The console port of Crysis is excellent, so if you've never had a PC up to the job now's your chance to see what all the fuss was about. Back in 2007, Crysis felt like a game from the future. Running on a top-spec rig, no... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

    Uncharted 3's trivial flaws are buried beneath a tidal wave of big-budget spectacle, and a genuine narrative warmth far beyond most blockbuster titles. Let it be publicly known that Nathan Drake is a card-carrying member... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 3.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 doesn't do anything new, but it also doesn't do anything wrong. Do you remember where you were at the start of World War III? I do; getting pounded by some guy with a Striker over and over again... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    L.A. Noire

    We've had games that let us play cop before, of course, but it's hard to remember anything that's ever come this close to making us feel like we're actually doing the job. The following review is spoiler-free. more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 1.

    Batman: Arkham City

    It doesn't take the world's greatest detective to spot that this is an expertly crafted adventure, one that maintains a breathtaking pace and invigorating rhythm from beginning to end. Batman: Arkham Asylum's success hinged... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3