40 Best PS3 Exclusives - Why Buy A Playstation 3

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer (Boulder, Colorado)
The list author says: "After a slow start, Sony now delivers on the full promise of the PS3. It plays Blu-Ray movies, up-converts old DVDs so they shine on your HDTV, supports 3D visuals, streams Netflix & other digital content, and so much more.

The PS3 boasts the best multi-platform franchises ever available, including BioShock, Mass Effect, Batman Arkham, Call of Duty, Fallout, Assassin's Creed, Dead Space, Rock Band, GTA, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, and Portal.

And now the PS3 boasts a line-up of Exclusive Games to stand toe-to-toe with anyone and it only gets better each quarter.

This is a list of PS3-exclusive titles you won't find on any other console and reason enough in their own right to own a Playstation 3:"
Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3
1.  Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Third installment to the one of the best-written, most exciting game franchises ever created.  This game is the full package - outstanding single-player, co-op, and multiplayer.  Huge value on this disk.  Every gamer should play Uncharted."
$18.96   Used & New from: $3.59
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,136 customer reviews) | 179 customer discussions

UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves - Game of The Year Edition - Playstation 3
2.  UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves - Game of The Year Edition - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009 / T.  Widely, and rightly, considered among the best games this generation.  There are no weak points in this game - story, gameplay, visual, voice-acting - everything deserves the many GOTY awards it received.  Plus the addition of outstanding co-op and robust online multiplayer modes make this a must-own game.

Metacritic = 96!"
$11.99   Used & New from: $1.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (333 customer reviews) | 27 customer discussions

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Playstation 3
3.  Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Playstation 3 by Sony
The list author says:
  "2007/T.  The closest you can get to feeling like you are actually playing a RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK film.  Appeals to fans of the best Prince of Persia and Tomb Raider games.  Only topped by its own sequel.

Metacritic = 88"
$17.19   Used & New from: $3.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (849 customer reviews) | 42 customer discussions

Resistance 3 - Playstation 3
4.  Resistance 3 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Insomniac finally delivered on the promise of the Resistance franchise and surprised all the critics by delivering a true Game-of-the-Year contender with R3.  The single-player campaign offers a very engrossing, meaningful story and outstanding gameplay and set-pieces.  Then there is the Multiplayer First-person shooting to add more value."
$13.47   Used & New from: $3.96
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (309 customer reviews) | 82 customer discussions

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
5.  Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots by Konami
The list author says:
  "2008 / M.  Possibly the best MGS title yet, but certainly a worthy final chapter to this incredibly cinematic franchise.  It rightfully won many 'Best of 2008' awards.

Metacritic = 94!"
$17.28   Used & New from: $1.95
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (905 customer reviews) | 82 customer discussions

God of War III - Playstation 3
6.  God of War III - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010 / M.  The first PS3 installment of one of the greatest franchises available on the PS2.  GOW has spawned many imitators and the story is what the story is, but it's the tight controls and graphics where this game truly shines."
$17.00   Used & New from: $2.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (836 customer reviews) | 144 customer discussions

Infamous 2 - Playstation 3
7.  Infamous 2 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / T.  Improves on the original in every way - graphics, gameplay, and satisfying ending.  Includes user-created missions to provide additional gameplay value."
$17.98   Used & New from: $4.49
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews) | 88 customer discussions

inFAMOUS - Playstation 3
8.  inFAMOUS - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/T.  A grand sandbox-style adventure from Sucker Punch (famous for their SLY COOPER franchise) with super-heroic powers in a dark, urban landscape with a mysterious, unfolding story.  If you enjoy Prototype, Crackdown (on the X360), or even Red Faction Guerrilla, you'll love Infamous.

Metacritic = 84"
$15.08   Used & New from: $2.66
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (522 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

Killzone 3 - Playstation 3
9.  Killzone 3 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  This is the marquis multiplayer exclusive shooter on the PS3.  The guys at Guerrilla Games improved on everything that was good about KZ2 and pushed it even further.  The single-player campaign is very satisfying, but the stellar multiplayer is where this truly shines.  Many hours of gameplay here."
$14.99   Used & New from: $3.08
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (503 customer reviews) | 127 customer discussions

Killzone 2 - Playstation 3
10.  Killzone 2 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  Sony has yet to find a true 'HALO-killer', but KZ2 has come the closest.  It lived up to its massive hype and delivered more polish and tighter gameplay than most first-person shooters on the market.  Outstanding single and multiplayer gaming experience.

Metacritic = 91!"
$13.27   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (512 customer reviews) | 97 customer discussions

Little Big Planet 2
11.  Little Big Planet 2 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / E.  "Play Create Share" is a philosophy that has revolutionized gaming.  LBP2 is possibly the greatest and certainly the most customizable platformer ever.  Boasting millions, that's right millions, of additional user-created levels."
$27.99   Used & New from: $11.36
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews) | 47 customer discussions

LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition Playstation 3
12.  LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008-09/E.  One of the most entertaining family-friendly games to land this console generation.  If you like platforming or puzzle games, cute or creative characters, you should adore this one.

Metacritic = 95!"
$20.48   Used & New from: $9.86
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (432 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

Valkyria Chronicles - Playstation 3
13.  Valkyria Chronicles - Playstation 3 by "Sega of America, Inc."
The list author says:
  "2008/T.  Turn-based, tactical RPG in an alt-history, 1930s, European, war-time setting.  Revolutionary combination of turn-based + real-time game design for a strategy game.  Unique and evocative watercolor art design.

Metacritic = 86"
$19.70   Used & New from: $11.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (421 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

WarHawk Bundle with Bluetooth Headset - Playstation 3
14.  WarHawk Bundle with Bluetooth Headset - Playstation 3 by Sony
The list author says:
  "2007 / T.  Incredibly addictive, third-person, multiplayer shooter featuring heavy vehicle/aircraft elements as well as traditional shooter gameplay.  3 downloadable expansion packs kept it fresh for years.

Metacritic = 87."
$16.99   Used & New from: $1.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

Demon's Souls
15.  Demon's Souls by Atlus
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  Very tough, hard core combat rpg action.

Metacritic = 89"
$16.00   Used & New from: $9.38
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (619 customer reviews) | 39 customer discussions

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Playstation 3
16.  Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/T.  The conclusion of the "Future" trilogy.  One of the best action platformers available on any console.  Every aspect, of an already tight formula, was improved.

Metacritic = 86"
Used & New from: $12.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

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Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Playstation 3
17.  Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007/E10.  One of the best platformer franchises on any console, surpassing MARIO in both fun and story imo.  This one is fun for gamers of all ages, as is the downloadable QUEST FOR BOOTY game.

Metacritic = 89"
$22.15   Used & New from: $7.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews) | 25 customer discussions

Heavy Rain - Greatest Hits
18.  Heavy Rain - Greatest Hits by Sony
The list author says:
  "2010/M.  More of an interactive cinematic experience than a game by traditional standards, this genre-bender is heavily story-based.  Your actions/choices dramatically affect the outcome.  Appeals to certain gamers while others will hate it.

MC = 88."
$26.99   Used & New from: $8.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (603 customer reviews) | 166 customer discussions

Modnation Racers
19.  Modnation Racers by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010/E.  Cute Cart Racer with robust customizability.  Follows the "Play Create Share" philosophy of fellow console exclusive, LittleBigPlanet."
$21.97   Used & New from: $7.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews) | 83 customer discussions

3D Dot Game Heroes - Playstation 3
20.  3D Dot Game Heroes - Playstation 3 by Atlus
The list author says:
  "2010/E10+.  I wonderful homage to classic Zelda adventure games."
$18.25   Used & New from: $10.28
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Yakuza 4 - Playstation 3
21.  Yakuza 4 - Playstation 3 by Sega Of America, Inc.
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Japanese Criminal Underworld Action RPG.  Outstanding.  It blends part Grand Theft Auto part Shenmue and delivers and outstanding experience.  Incredibly popular in Japan.

MC=83"
$49.99   Used & New from: $19.68
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

Mag Online Only - Playstation 3
22.  Mag Online Only - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010/T.  "Massive Action Game" is a ground-breaking console multiplayer shooter with 3 factions, 256 players, and a persistent online world.  Lots of active objectives and leveling keep this immersive beyond the time most shooters lose their appeal.

MC=86."
$8.89   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (322 customer reviews) | 48 customer discussions

Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3
23.  Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2006/M.  The first PS3 game to sell over 1M copies, this sci-fi, alt-history FPS was a huge hit for Insomniac (of RATCHET and SPYRO fame) and Sony.  Along with WARHAWK, these are the best PS3-exclusive shooters currently available.

Metacritic = 86"
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

Resistance 2 - Playstation 3
24.  Resistance 2 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  Surpassing the critical & commercial success of its predecessor, R2 is the highest-rated 1st-person-shooter exclusive to the console.  So far, this is the closest Sony has come to matching the phenomenal success of Xbox's HALO franchise. 

Metacritic = 87"
$9.68   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (319 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection
25.  The ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011.  HD remake of two of the best PS2 games ever."
$19.99   Used & New from: $13.80
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (348 customer reviews) | 51 customer discussions

Motorstorm Apocalypse
26.  Motorstorm Apocalypse by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / T.  The world's crashing down around you while you race for your life.  Unfortunately, this was lost in the shuffle a bit with a lot of other arcade racers released around the same time (NFS:Hot Pursuit, Split/Second, Blur), but this is the best and most unique of the MS games.  Well worth your time and money."
$19.20   Used & New from: $13.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Playstation 3
27.  Ninja Gaiden Sigma - Playstation 3 by TechnoMarine
The list author says:
  "2007/M.  The first Ninja Gaiden title to appear on a Sony console, this was a huge hit and for good reason.  Outstanding hack-n-slash fighting elements.

Metacritic = 88"
$34.89   Used & New from: $3.80
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3)
28.  Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 (PS3) by TechnoMarine
The list author says:
  "2009/M.

Metacritic = 83"
$36.00   Used & New from: $6.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Heavenly Sword - Playstation 3
29.  Heavenly Sword - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007/T.  Featuring gorgeous cut-scenes and intense, hack-n-slash playstyle similar to GOD OF WAR.

Metacritic = 79."
$37.99   Used & New from: $8.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (285 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

God of War: Collection - Playstation 3
30.  God of War: Collection - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  Sure they're PS2 remakes, but this collection is a high-def, trophy-supported remake of two of the biggest and best blockbusters on any console from last generation. 

Metacritic = 93-94"
$15.96   Used & New from: $4.03
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (465 customer reviews) | 55 customer discussions

The Sly Collection - Playstation 3
31.  The Sly Collection - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010 / E.  HD remastered collection of the all 3 classic PS2 platformers."
$14.28   Used & New from: $7.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (296 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Playstation 3
32.  Motorstorm: Pacific Rift - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008/T.

Metacritic = 82"
$20.95   Used & New from: $8.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (118 customer reviews) | 13 customer discussions

MotorStorm - Playstation 3
33.  MotorStorm - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007/T.  The second PS3 title to sell over 1M copies.  It has gone on to sell well over 3M worldwide (the highest-selling PS3 title to date) and remains the highest rated PS3-exclusive, OTC racing title on the console.

Metacritic = 82"
$21.17   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals - Playstation 3
34.  SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Squad-based shooter.  Satisfying, but buried in a field full of AAA contenders.  Zipper Interactive delivered a very good experience here, but it's hard to recommend it too highly given all the outstanding competitors out there."
$12.49   Used & New from: $3.30
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (206 customer reviews) | 61 customer discussions

Gran Turismo 5 - Playstation 3
35.  Gran Turismo 5 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010 / E.  Storied sim racer.  Too many cars to count.  You know if this is for you or not.  Ridiculous amount of content on the disc and subsequent updates."
$27.49   Used & New from: $3.90
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (604 customer reviews) | 221 customer discussions

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
36.  Gran Turismo 5 Prologue by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008/E.  A mere prologue to the full game in 2010.  This is hardcore driving sim, not arcade racer, so choose according to your preference. 

Metacritic = 80."
$13.93   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (241 customer reviews) | 29 customer discussions

Buzz! Quiz TV - Playstation 3
37.  Buzz! Quiz TV - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008/T.  Trivia can make for a great party game and this one works well.  Great fun if you have up to four people over and family-friendly.

Metacritic = 81"
Used & New from: $4.36
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (124 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

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Katamari Forever - Playstation 3
38.  Katamari Forever - Playstation 3 by Namco
The list author says:
  "2009/E.  If you enjoy quirky Japanese games, you will enjoy Katamari.  And it's family-friendly and kid-accessible.

Metacritic = 74"
$21.71   Used & New from: $19.70
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Twisted Metal
39.  Twisted Metal by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Due Dec 2011."
$13.00   Used & New from: $9.73
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (287 customer reviews) | 77 customer discussions

The Last Guardian - Playstation 3
40.  The Last Guardian - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "Due 201?.  From Team Ico, creative geniuses behind the PS2 sleepers ICO and SHADOW OF THE COLOSSUS."
$59.99
19 customer discussions

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