Top PS3 Games of All Time

Sony’s solid first party lineup meant that some of the greatest games of the past generation were only available on the PS3. Naughty Dog shone with the Uncharted trilogy and The Last of Us, while Sucker Punch produced two stellar InFamous offerings. Insomniac also brought forward the Resistance trilogy, before becoming a multiplatform studio.

The latter stages of the PS3 was also when Sony stood up and took notice of the indie scene, bringing with it some of the very best games on the market. Journey and the Unfinished Swan came as a double pack, the former becoming many people’s game of the year.

There was also the multiplatform games, with the likes of Grand Theft Auto 5, Bioshock, Arkham City and much more to enjoy.

Early stumbles aside, the PlayStation 3 proved to be a great console with some amazing games. Here is VideoGamer’s list of the top PS3 games of all time.

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  • 30.

    Rain

    A beautiful video game. As horrible as it makes me sound to say it, Rain is a beautiful video game. The surreal adventure of a boy who can only be seen in the rain - chasing a girl also suffering from a similar plight... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 29.

    Skylanders: Swap Force

    A brilliant, imaginative game for kids of all ages In the face of strong competition from Disney Infinity, Skylanders really needs to be on its A-game this year. Yet series creator Toys For Bob has taken a back seat, handing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 28.

    Grand Theft Auto Online

    GTA's online offering lives up to its billing. With a launch so devastatingly crippled by server issues, it's fair to say GTA 5's first forays into the MMO mire were about as painless as John McClane's glassy stroll through... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 27.

    Battlefield 4

    Excellent maps, refined balancing and a greater emphasis on destruction set the scene for an exceptional online experience. While the current-gen version of Battlefield 4 fails to match the sleekness and scale of its next-gen... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 26.

    XCOM: Enemy Within

    One of the best games of 2012 is back, and it might be the best game of 2013. Enemy Unknown's replay value wasn't evident until you started playing Iron Man, a mode which would cruelly wipe you out and force you to start... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 25.

    LEGO Marvel Super Heroes

    The strongest Lego title yet, and the best Marvel game ever made. Lego Marvel Super Heroes is, for the most part, plastic proof that familiarity works - providing a game still has the love and imagination to retain the excitement... more

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

  • 24.

    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

  • 23.

    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

  • 22.

    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

  • 21.

    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

  • 20.

    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

  • 19.

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

    There's been a Mordor Forget the Tolkien association, and put aside its similarities with Assassin's Creed (for now). Shadow of Mordor is an Orc army on a disc, packaged with the tools and contextual excuses you need to wage... more

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

  • 18.

    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

  • 17.

    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

  • 16.

    Resident Evil HD Remaster

    Resident Evil remains as odd, unsettling, and unforgettable as its setting, and the HD remaster only emphasises this. Announced last year to an unwarranted - if, given the spate of recent poor HD re-releases, somewhat understandable... more

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

  • 15.

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

    A fitting swansong. Update As you probably know by now Metal Gear Solid 5 ends badly: patently unfinished in its storytelling and unnecessarily punitive in its meting out of final campaign missions. It's a sad end to what... more

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

  • 14.

    PES 2016

    The best football game ever. Update It's been two weeks since PES launched, and what was a joyous celebration of the arrival of the greatest football game of all time has been soured somewhat since the revelation that squads,... more

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

  • 13.

    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

  • 12.

    Grand Theft Auto IV

    We all knew GTA 4 would be a great game and sell millions of copies, but we didn't expect it to shame pretty much every other game we've played this generation. It takes an awful lot for me to spend extended periods of time... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 11.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

    With the best multiplayer shooting that money can buy, an incredibly action-packed campaign and plenty of superb two-player co-op levels, this is without a doubt a real contender for game of the year. I felt like I needed... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 10.

    God of War III

    God of War 3 is a hack 'n' slash video game developed at the very highest level and takes what I thought was possible to new heights. It sits comfortably as one of my favourite games of all time. Let's get this out of the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 9.

    Red Dead Redemption

    So yes, the action rocks bells. But I still can't help but feel that for me, it's the less familiar elements that help to make Red Dead Redemption the best game of 2010 thus far. For years it seemed as if no-one in Hollywood... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 8.

    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

  • 7.

    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

  • 6.

    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

  • 5.

    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

  • 4.

    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

  • 3.

    The Last of Us

    The Last of Us isn't just the PlayStation 3's swan song. It's the best exclusive on the console full stop. The Last of Us is one of the finest game experiences of this generation. Starting a review off with such hyperbole... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 2.

    Grand Theft Auto 5

    The best GTA game ever made. Unless you play it for yourself, it's near impossible to grasp how big GTA 5 is. It's not just the world. It's the gargantuan story, the sheer amount of missions and the variety introduced with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 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