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.

  • 30.

    Destiny Review

    Destiny

    Flawed, yes. Fun? Certainly. A total failure? Not really. For a game of such broad ambition, of literally planetary scale, Destiny... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 29.

    FIFA 15 Review

    FIFA 15

    There's a sublime game of football in here, but overpowered goalkeepers and a lack of innovation sour the experience. FIFA 15 can play a great game of football. The players and pitch look better... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 28.

    Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 27.

    Skylanders: Trap Team Review

    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, it is a kids game, and if you're... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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    Assassin's Creed: Rogue Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 25.

    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 24.

    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes Review

    Metal Gear Solid 5: Ground Zeroes

    Fission Mailed? A superb introduction to Metal Gear Solid 5's world and systems, Ground... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 23.

    Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 22.

    EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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  • 21.

    Dark Souls 2: Crown of the Sunken King Review

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 20.

    Rogue Legacy Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 19.

    Madden NFL 15 Review

    Madden NFL 15

    Madden NFL 15 is an excellent return to form for the series - an essential purchase for longstanding fans and a great starting point for players looking to jump on board. Madden NFL 15 feels like a reboot for the series. Defence, which previously... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 18.

    The Evil Within Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 17.

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Review

    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, after all, a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 16.

    Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 15.

    PES 2015 Review

    PES 2015

    A superb football game held back by a frustrating flaw in its passing game, this is the best football title on new-gen. But it could have been the best of all-time. PES 2015, like Gazza in Euro 96, is inches away from greatness. That... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 14.

    Dragon Age: Inquisition Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 13.

    Far Cry 4 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 12.

    LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 11.

    LittleBigPlanet 3 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 10.

    Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 9.

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

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 8.

    Child of Light Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 7.

    The Walking Dead: In Harm's Way Review

    The Walking Dead: Season 2 - Episode 3: 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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 6.

    Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition Review

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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    The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 5 No Going Back Review

    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 about figuring out... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 4.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Review

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    A triumph of emergent gameplay, slightly let down by a heavily scripted ending. Forget the Tolkien association, and put aside its similarities with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 3.

    Alien: Isolation Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

  • 2.

    Dark Souls 2 Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3

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    Grand Theft Auto 5 Review

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The definitive version of Rockstar's biggest world to date. Editor's Note: Below is a rundown of the technical accomplishments of GTA 5... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3