Top PS3 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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  • 30.

    Batman: Arkham Origins – Cold, Cold Heart

    The fundamentals are beginning to tire, but this is surprisingly decent DLC. As news of Batman: Arkham Knight lights up message boards, Twitter feeds and YouTube channels, you'd be forgiven for forgetting entirely about Warner... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 29.

    Call of Duty: Ghosts Invasion

    A perfectly serviceable DLC offering. Having seemingly exhausted its supply of character-orientated gimmicks - personally I really wanted to see Ronald McDonald as a playable character - Invasion has instead applied this... more

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

  • 28.

    GRID Autosport

    A love letter to fans, but not one without issues. Codemasters certainly had its heart in the right place with the making of GRID Autosport, pitching it as a thrilling racing experience offering five different disciplines... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 27.

    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

  • 26.

    Destiny

    Flawed, yes. Fun? Certainly. A total failure? Not really. For a game of such broad ambition, of literally planetary scale, Destiny feels curiously small. Limited, even. Not just in the scope of its campaign missions, which... more

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

  • 25.

    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

  • 24.

    Skylanders: Trap Team

    Activision's toys-to-life series is still wonderfully entertaining, but Trap Team's relentless encouragement to buy new toys can be draining on your enthusiasm – and your wallet. As much as I try and tell myself otherwise,... more

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

  • 23.

    Assassin's Creed: Rogue

    Being more of an epilogue than a sequel, Rogue falls short of delivering a full-fat experience. Generalisations incoming: It seems that there are two types of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag fans - those who love it because... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 22.

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

    A nice remaster as well as a comprehensive package, fans of the originals won't feel short-changed. A nifty polish of one of the most popular titles in the most inaccurately-monikered series ever, this remaster of Final Fantasy... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 21.

    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

    Fission Mailed? A superb introduction to Metal Gear Solid 5's world and systems, Ground Zeroes is at once reminiscent of the games that preceded it while also still feeling fresh and worthwhile. Combining MGS2's lack of camo... more

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

  • 20.

    Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut

    Oh winged death, how we’ve missed you... "Take out those turrets!" I swoop toward the underside of the enemy carrier ship, currently preoccupied with pulverising ours, silencing three heavy guns for good with a swarm of space-age... more

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

  • 19.

    EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil

    An enjoyable stopgap which bodes well for the series’ future. EA's international tournament entries are often treated as fun, if disposable, warm-ups for the full FIFA games in September. Which is fair, but to overlook 2014... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 18.

    Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King

    A great amount of content, if a little unbalanced and with a high entry barrier. Crown of the Sunken King fits right into Dark Souls 2: it's infuriating, swear-inducing and takes you to the brink of insanity. Where this DLC... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    The Evil Within

    A Mikami megamix of sorts that doesn't hit the heights of the director's previous work, but is enjoyable all the same. Note: the embargo for media that received The Evil Within from Bethesda is on October 14th, the day of... more

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

  • 15.

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

    Does exactly what a Borderlands game should: offer great shooting and fun looting, and the introduction of moon-based combat has added some spice to general gameplay. It would be very easy to dismiss The Pre-Sequel. It is,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 14.

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

    Mixing futuristic tech with established fundamentals, Sledgehammer has created the first truly impressive Call of Duty in years. Note: This week Activision held a review event for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. VideoGamer.com... more

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

  • 13.

    Dragon Age: Inquisition

    A worthy addition to the Dragon Age series, but it takes some time to prove it. Dragon Age: Inquisition had me worried. As soon as the prologue wrapped up and my newly-made character had been branded the saviour of the entire... more

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

  • 12.

    Far Cry 4

    Evolution rather than revolution, and better for it, Far Cry 4 is the best the series has to offer. A Far Cry 3: Brotherhood of sorts, the latest Open World Ubisoft Game (this one is the Iconic Himalayan Edition, for reference)... more

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

  • 11.

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham

    LEGO Batman 3 starts slow and then gets a lot better, and then overwhelms with so much content it's hard to be disappointed. I don't think I've ever played a game so clearly made with hardcore fans in mind. Not only is LEGO... more

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

  • 10.

    LittleBigPlanet 3

    LBP3 reaches new highs for the series by delivering some of the best levels and gameplay yet seen, but also disappoints with a fleeting campaign. LittleBigPlanet is a strange beast. I've now finished six games starring Sony's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS4, PS3

  • 9.

    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions

    Geometry Wars 3 makes big changes, but retains the excellent core gameplay and delivers another addictive blaster. I stuck my middle finger up at my TV within five minutes of playing Geometry Wars 3. It was a moment of elation... more

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

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    Child of Light

    A beautifully-presented and surprisingly deep RPG that is deserving of everyone’s attention. Child of Light is bloody brilliant. Mixing a wonderful aesthetic with combat that offers both accessibility and complexity, it is... more

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

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.

    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition

    The best (console) version of Diablo 3 money can buy. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition brings a welcome list of new features, alongside the expected visual bump. If you like hitting things by pressing buttons on a controller... more

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

  • 4.

    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back

    Episode five, thankfully, gives you the room to decide where Clementine ends up and suggests that your decisions are going to have a permanent effect on her future. In my mind, this second season of The Walking Dead is all... more

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

  • 3.

    Alien: Isolation

    CA has finally nailed the true horror of Alien in video game form. It's only taken 35 years. A masterwork of atmosphere and environmental design, Alien: Isolation may be standing on the shoulders of giants, but it's also... more

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

  • 2.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    Mais encanto no regresso. Há cerca de um ano, Grand Theft Auto V batia recordes de vendas e era visto como um sério candidato a ocupar a primeira posição das tabelas referentes às melhoras obras do ano. Chegado à PlayStation... more

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

  • 1.

    Dark Souls 2

    A refined, slicker version of one of the greatest video games ever made. Dark Souls. That's the really hard one, right? Sure, but the difficulty is far from why it is so memorable. The freedom of choice when it comes to every... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC