Top PS3 Games of 2011

Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top 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.

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.

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  • 30.

    PES 2012

    This year Konami's cultured approach offers a genuinely worthwhile and distinct alternative – enough, perhaps, to cause some to switch allegiances. The sun is beating down, and the wind is shooting through the stadium. We're... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 29.

    Rage

    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

  • 28.

    Dark Souls

    Dark Souls isn't a game you play for fun. It's something you do to say you've done; like running a marathon or climbing Everest. You won't enjoy it like you will other games, but you won't forget it. It's been twenty minutes... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 27.

    Ace Combat: Assault Horizon

    Assault Horizon can be a frustrating experience at times, but when things are going to plan you'll be left with an intense feeling of satisfaction. Boys have always had a fascination with planes. As kids, we'd hold our arms... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    Disney Universe

    Ultimately, Disney Universe constitutes the ideal family game. It's quick and simple, but has charm, character and inventive little puzzles galore. "Thank you for my birthday money. I spent it on two very good Harry Potter... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, Wii

  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    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

  • 23.

    Sonic Generations

    The blue blur is back, and he's rocking the platforming world once again. For fans of Sonic and platformers alike, this is absolutely essential. To kids, Sonic the Hedgehog is the closest thing to a cartoon rock star the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 22.

    Rayman Origins

    A passionate tribute to the days when platform games ruled the Earth, but beyond that, it's also one of the best examples of the genre we've had in recent memory. Somewhere out there, in a leafy private estate, there's a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 21.

    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

  • 20.

    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

  • 19.

    LittleBigPlanet 2

    LittleBigPlanet 2 is a fun, more accessible sequel that entertains from start to finish with a flurry of creative new ideas. LittleBigPlanet was meant to be the game that got everyone playing together. It was supposed to... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 18.

    Bulletstorm

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    Shift 2: Unleashed

    If you're a serious fan of the genre, know that Shift 2 does several things better than anything else on the market right now, which makes it an essential purchase. My advice? Don't bother with any of the exterior cameras... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 15.

    DiRT 3

    DiRT 3 is hard to pick fault with. It's got the looks, the style, the superb sense of speed, and spot-on handling model that blurs the line between sim and arcade. Codemasters undoubtedly has one of the best racing game development... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    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

  • 13.

    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

  • 12.

    F1 2011

    While casual players might question whether much is different a year down the road after 2010, those in the know will agree that F1 2011 is the most complete representation of the sport to date. You're screaming towards a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 11.

    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

  • 10.

    FIFA 12

    FIFA 12 feels like a brand new and more realistic football experience. The King is dead. Long live the King: FIFA 12. Forget what you know about FIFA. While EA has been keen to highlight how much of a change this year's game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 9.

    Crysis

    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

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

    Skyrim is easily one of the strongest and best examples of the Western RPG, and it further establishes Bethesda's reputation as one of the most talented and creative forces in the gaming industry. Because we at VideoGamer.com... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 5.

    Mass Effect 2

    You say potato, I say potato. It's taken almost a year for Mass Effect 2 to reach the PS3. Now that it's finally here, however, there are only two questions worth asking: "Does the game live up to its reputation?" and "Does... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC, Xbox 360, PS3

  • 4.

    Portal 2

    I think you knew all along this was going to be great. Fantastic, even. All the same, I don't think you'll be prepared for it being this good. The following review is spoiler-free. Fear not: this review has been the subject... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 3.

    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.https://videogamer.com/games/la-noire/screenshots?media%3Db46facbb-6454-4e65-8258-2aeaef326aa8It... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    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

  • 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