Top PS3 Adventure Games of All Time

Who doesn’t love an adventure? Don’t we all dream of heading off and just exploring the world, seeing where the wind takes us? No? When I was a young lad I loved the film, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen. It took a six-year-old me on a great journey, full of crazy imagery and wild imagination. But I’m not really a big fan of grand adventures, and to be honest I prefer the kind you can have with a controller in your hand a massive TV in front of your face.

Maybe you fancy getting lost in a realistic depiction of one of the world’s many cities or a jungle. Or perhaps you’d rather hop from planet to planet in an intergalactic quest to rid the universe of an ancient evil. Whatever your wish, you’re bound to found what you’re after in this list of the best PlayStation 3 Adventure Games of All Time.

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  • 30.

    Blue Toad Murder Files

    While Blue Toad's first two episodes won't keep you entertained for long, they're both good fun for all the family. Have you got a PS3 Slim sitting under the Christmas tree? Is it teasing you... taunting you? "I'm here",... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 29.

    LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean

    Pirates isn't quite as whiz-bang as LEGO Star Wars III and feels quite formulaic at times, but there's no denying it has charm and widespread appeal. The latest LEGO video game, LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean, takes the now... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 28.

    Alice: Madness Returns

    If you miss the classic 3D platformer and like games with a heavy dose of surrealism, you could do a lot worse than give Alice: Madness Returns a shot. I'm not sure I should like Alice: Madness Returns as much as I do. Spicy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One

    All 4 One feels like it's stuck somewhere in No Man's Land. Fans of the series will feel a little letdown, while everyone else will probably prefer a LEGO title. I'm not really sure who asked for the Ratchet & Clank series... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 26.

    Catherine

    This is a game that'll stick in your brain by virtue of originality alone, then, but if Catherine can't take itself seriously then why should we? I've got a doozy for you: Does life begin or end at marriage? That's one of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 25.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 2: Smoke & Mirrors

    Huffs and puffs, but doesn’t blow us away. As a first introduction to the world of Fables, the first episode of The Wolf Among Us was a fascinating beast. Moving away from the knee-jerk intensity of The Walking Dead to focus... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 24.

    Valiant Hearts: The Great War

    Valiant Hearts is a confused game, but also a brave one tackling difficult subject matter. Valiant Hearts is confused game, and one that seems to have two distinct ideas as to what the Great War was about. On one hand, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U

  • 23.

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments

    A confident reinvention, despite the obviously low budget. Playing at home in Selhurst, down the road from where Conan Doyle once lived, I can almost feel his spectral moustache twitching with exasperation. Despite its obvious... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    Folklore

    Folklore is a beautifully realised faery-filled fantasy which is let down by some poor design and repetitive combat. Time to go fishing for those Ids. What is Folklore? Well it's hard to explain. It starts off a bit like... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 21.

    Tomb Raider: Underworld

    If you're looking for a game heavy on exploration instead of gun-play and don't mind looking at a finely toned arse for 12 or more hours, Underworld comes highly recommended. Lara Croft is one of a dying breed of video game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 20.

    Overlord II

    If you’ve always wanted to command a group of ugly creatures that can sing Ring a Ring o' Roses, Overlord II comes highly recommended. Overlord offered something a little different on its release in 2007. While it didn't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 19.

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 18.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4

    Not only has Harry Potter and Hogwarts School been perfectly captured and recreated in Lego form, but four entire novels of adventure are contained within its walls. We had a bit of a discussion here in the office just a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 17.

    Toy Story 3: The Video Game

    Toy Story 3 is one of a rare breed of kids games that can genuinely be enjoyed by everyone, much like the movie it's based on. Kids games are generally about as well made as the cheap action figures I used to get from the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 16.

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge

    Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge is more of an average 2-disc edition than a deluxe Criterion version. Monkey Island 2 is one of the greatest games of all time: if there were a canon for video games, it... more

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

  • 15.

    Stacking

    Its voice might be weaker than Schafer's work but Stacking is one of few games with its own visual identity. For those of you clamouring for a game that lets you live out your dream of crawling inside dolls and wearing them... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7

    Thanks to the strength of its stories, its fat pack of content and its irresistible charm, even those initially resistant to the prospect of another three terms at Hogwarts are likely to be won over. In the interests of saving... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 13.

    The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy

    This is a trilogy that plays great, looks even better and gels together more seamlessly than any other HD collection I've played to date. The Ratchet & Clank Trilogy is here to remind us the present is far more complicated... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 12.

    The Cave

    Ron Gilbert's latest might have been on his mind for the last 30 years, but The Cave is a deft combination of old and new, classic and modern. Ron Gilbert claims to have had the idea for The Cave bouncing around his skull... more

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

  • 11.

    Rayman Legends

    Rayman Legends isn't perfect, but it's still a cracking game. After shunting the recent efforts of Mario into a lurid green U-bend, Rayman Origins proved a tough act to follow. As a sequel Rayman Legends initially disappoints... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii U, PS Vita

  • 10.

    Puppeteer

    Puppeteer is Sony's best pure platformer on the PS3, delivering the kind of tight mechanics and pin-point controls usually only found in games starring plumbers or apes. Presented as a puppet show, this 2D platformer's original... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 9.

    The Wolf Among Us - Episode 1

    Far better than most of Telltale's output, but time will tell if it can be as good as The Walking Dead. Following The Walking Dead is a tricky proposition, but Telltale seem to have learnt the right lessons. Stepping away... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    Rogue Legacy

    Simple mechanics mix well with a deep levelling system to make for an excellent game that'll keep you coming back for hours. Rogue Legacy grants players control of an entire lineage of knights, and I feel terrible about it.... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PS3, PS Vita

  • 7.

    Heavy Rain

    If you want a true indicator of the PS3's abilities, and of the true potential of what video games can do, I can think of no better candidate. To a greater extent than most games, Heavy Rain is a story-driven adventure. As... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 6.

    Sly Collection

    The Sly Collection is a top-notch compilation of some of the most beautiful platformers ever made. Would somebody in the UK please buy it? Sony's attempts to include PS2 compatibility with the PS3 might have been an unmitigated... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 5.

    Journey

    Journey is an immaculately constructed, expertly choreographed experience that tells a story in an intelligent way, exploring themes of faith and fate, death and rebirth with a rare delicacy of touch. Wonder: that's what... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 4.

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

    A superior episode, and one that bodes well for the rest of the season. You'll be especially thankful for the "Previously on..." introduction in this second episode, as it's been bloody ages (read: three months) since Telltale... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    The Walking Dead: In Harm's Way

    Offers a proper bad guy for you to hate, but also asks how far you’ll go to escape. It's unsettling to look back at the choices I've made throughout my time in The Walking Dead. Over the course of the two seasons thus far... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 2.

    The Last Guardian

    Almost a decade in the making, The Last Guardian has issues but will surely go down in history as one of the best love stories in video games. The Last Guardian: Trico loves me, and I love him. But I also hate him Sony's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS4

  • 1.

    Ico & Shadow of the Colossus Collection

    Invest in each world - in the castle and Yorda, and the Forbidden Lands and Agro - and you'll be rewarded with an experience that will stay with you for a very long time. Back when I was at university, I tackled the subject... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3