PS3 - 40 Best Games Under $25

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer (Boulder, Colorado)
The list author says: "The PS3 WAS the most expensive console this cycle, but NOW it offers the best value out of the box.

If you're new to the console, there is a huge back catalog of outstanding games to be had for great prices.

Here is a list of some of the best, must have, games under $25 plus a few that just barely over that mark.

* Note: Amazon adjusts prices often and some may have gone up a bit since originally entering this list, especially if they've gone out of print. Look at the "Used & New" price for other buying options."
Burnout Paradise - Playstation 3
1.  Burnout Paradise - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008 /  Rated E10.  Racer.  Tons of value.  Loads of DLC, much of it free, to expand the ample enjoyment even further.  One of the best racers ever and still provides the most value & replay value of any racer this cycle."
$19.95   Used & New from: $4.94
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Rock Band 3 - Playstation 3 (Game)
2.  Rock Band 3 - Playstation 3 (Game) by MTV Games
The list author says:
  "2010 / T.  This is, by far, the best game in the music genre.  Too bad it came after Activision/GH drove the genre into the ground.  Still, this is an awesome game and Harmonix continues to support it.  It requires instrument peripherals that will drive the price over $25 if you don't already own them."
$119.95   Used & New from: $43.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (136 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Playstation 3
3.  Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009 / T.  3rd-person shooter.  U2 is widely, and rightly, considered possibly the best game this console generation.  Every aspect it outstanding, including the co-op and online multiplayer modes."
$10.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (894 customer reviews) | 96 customer discussions

Bioshock - Playstation 3
4.  Bioshock - Playstation 3 by Take 2
The list author says:
  "2008 / Rated M.  Single-player First-Person Shooter.  Fascinating story and setting.  Outstanding "two-handed" fps gameplay."
$14.99   Used & New from: $6.55
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (323 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

Assassin's Creed II - Greatest Hits edition - Playstation 3
5.  Assassin's Creed II - Greatest Hits edition - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2009 / M.  Single-player Open-World Action-Adventure.  It perfected all the elements introduced in the original.  A large world filled with loads of missions provides many hours of replay value."
$15.92   Used & New from: $3.69
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (602 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Playstation 3
6.  Uncharted: Drake's Fortune - Playstation 3 by Sony
The list author says:
  "2007 / T.  PS3-exclusive.  Third-person Action Adventure.  Reason enough to own the PS3."
$16.58   Used & New from: $3.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (850 customer reviews) | 42 customer discussions

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
7.  Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots by Konami
The list author says:
  "2008 / M.  PS3-exclusive.  Stealth-action shooter.  One of the single best exclusives available on the PS3."
$17.29   Used & New from: $2.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (907 customer reviews) | 82 customer discussions

inFAMOUS - Playstation 3
8.  inFAMOUS - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009 / T.  Super-hero Open-World Action-Platformer.  If you're a comic book fan, this game is a no-brainer.  One of the PS3 marquee exclusive franchises for good reason."
$15.08   Used & New from: $3.50
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (523 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

Dead Space (PlayStation 3)
9.  Dead Space (PlayStation 3) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008 / Rated M.  Single-player First-Person Shooter / Survival Horror.  Described as "BioShock in Space" and an amalgam the films "Aliens" and "The Thing".  Very scary game."
$19.32   Used & New from: $11.49
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (374 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3
10.  Grand Theft Auto IV - PlayStation 3 by Rockstar Games
The list author says:
  "2008 / M."
$14.96   Used & New from: $3.38
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (696 customer reviews) | 237 customer discussions

Fallout 3 Greatest Hits - Playstation 3
11.  Fallout 3 Greatest Hits - Playstation 3 by Solutions 2 Go
The list author says:
  "2008 / Rated M.  Sci-fi, Post-Apocalyptic RPG Shooter."
$19.90   Used & New from: $0.43
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (363 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Valkyria Chronicles - Playstation 3
12.  Valkyria Chronicles - Playstation 3 by "Sega of America, Inc."
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Turn-based + Real-time battle sim.  This game re-imagines WW1 with a gorgeous water color art style.  Critically-acclaimed, but commercially this was overlooked.

MC = 86"
$19.70   Used & New from: $11.48
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (422 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

Prince of Persia - Playstation 3
13.  Prince of Persia - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Action-Adventure Platformer.  Outstanding dialogue and enjoyable combo system for combat."
$19.00   Used & New from: $1.45
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (175 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Enslaved: Odyssey To The West - Playstation 3
14.  Enslaved: Odyssey To The West - Playstation 3 by Namco
The list author says:
  "2010 / T.  Single-player Action-Adventure.  Vibrant setting, rich story, entertaining dialogue.  This game was sadly overlooked."
$15.99   Used & New from: $2.92
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (263 customer reviews) | 14 customer discussions

Ninja Gaiden Sigma
15.  Ninja Gaiden Sigma by TechnoMarine
The list author says:
  "2008 / M.  Very challenging action."
$18.97   Used & New from: $6.25
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Assassin's Creed - Playstation 3
16.  Assassin's Creed - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2007 / M.  Third-person Action-Adventure.  It is beautiful.  The mechanics aren't perfect but it received rave critical and commercial response to become one of the early break-out titles this cycle."
$19.50   Used & New from: $8.72
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (635 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Red Faction Guerrilla - Playstation 3
17.  Red Faction Guerrilla - Playstation 3 by Nordic Games
The list author says:
  "2009 / M.  Open-world, sci-fi, 3rd-person action game.  If you like Infamous, Prototype, Crackdown, or even GTA, you'll probably enjoy this overlooked gem."
$13.66   Used & New from: $3.85
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
18.  Star Wars: The Force Unleashed by LucasArts
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Third-person Action Adventure.  Engaging story and entertaining combat.  Play as a dark Sith apprentice.  Plenty of additional missions available as DLC from Playstation Network."
$17.88   Used & New from: $7.94
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Resident Evil 5 - Playstation 3
19.  Resident Evil 5 - Playstation 3 by Capcom
The list author says:
  "2009 / M.  Fun, especially co-op, but not as good as its now classic predecessor, RE4."
$14.35   Used & New from: $3.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (501 customer reviews) | 80 customer discussions

Tomb Raider Underworld
20.  Tomb Raider Underworld by Solutions 2 Go
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Action-Adventure Platformer."
$18.78   Used & New from: $2.89
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition - PC
21.  The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Game of the Year Edition - PC by Take 2
The list author says:
  "2007 / M.  Epic Fantasy RPG."
Used & New from: $2.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (146 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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The Saboteur - Playstation 3
22.  The Saboteur - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2009 / M.  Fun open-world WW2 game."
$49.99   Used & New from: $8.21
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 6 customer discussions

Street Fighter IV - Playstation 3
23.  Street Fighter IV - Playstation 3 by Capcom
The list author says:
  "2009 / T.  The best 2D fighter on the market."
$14.89   Used & New from: $3.69
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (214 customer reviews) | 55 customer discussions

Modnation Racers
24.  Modnation Racers by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010 / E.  A perfect combat kart-racer.  Fun for all ages."
$21.90   Used & New from: $7.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews) | 83 customer discussions

Warhawk - Playstation 3 (No Headset)
25.  Warhawk - Playstation 3 (No Headset) by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007 / T.  Third-Person Online Shooter."
$13.24   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3
26.  Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2006 / M.  Multiplayer First-Person Shooter."
$9.91   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (386 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

Pure - Playstation 3
27.  Pure - Playstation 3 by Disney
The list author says:
  "2008 / Rated E.  Off-road Racer.

MC=83"
$17.88   Used & New from: $5.70
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

GRID - Playstation 3
28.  GRID - Playstation 3 by Codemasters
The list author says:
  "2008 / E10.  Street Racer."
$54.99   Used & New from: $5.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

Battlefield: Bad Company - Playstation 3
29.  Battlefield: Bad Company - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  First-person Shooter.  Features three different factions, massive battlefields, loads of vehicle combat, and destructible environments to separate it from other marquis shooters."
$20.57   Used & New from: $2.05
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga- Greatest Hits - Playstation 3
30.  Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga- Greatest Hits - Playstation 3 by LucasArts
The list author says:
  "2007 / E10."
$22.52   Used & New from: $10.62
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (249 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

LEGO Batman - Playstation 3
31.  LEGO Batman - Playstation 3 by Warner Bros
The list author says:
  "2008 / E10.  Family Friendly.  Easy drop-in onscreen multiplayer.  Loads of unlockable characters.  A bit shorter than the other Lego adventures, but still very entertaining."
$18.75   Used & New from: $6.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Playstation 3
32.  Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2007 / M."
$13.75   Used & New from: $1.12
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews) | 33 customer discussions

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - Playstation 3
33.  Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2007 / T."
$14.49   Used & New from: $1.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

Soul Calibur IV - Playstation 3
34.  Soul Calibur IV - Playstation 3 by Namco
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Fighter."
$19.50   Used & New from: $4.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (152 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Playstation 3
35.  Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007 / E10.  PS3-exclusive.  Action Platformer.  Family-friendly."
$22.15   Used & New from: $7.00
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (337 customer reviews) | 25 customer discussions

LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition Playstation 3
36.  LittleBigPlanet - Game of the Year Edition Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009 / E.  Cute Co-op Platformer.  There are several million, that's right, million additional player-created levels available online."
$20.48   Used & New from: $8.70
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (433 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Playstation 3
37.  Marvel Ultimate Alliance - Playstation 3 by Activision Inc.
The list author says:
  "2006 / T.  Superhero Action RPG.  Great onscreen co-op.  Discontinued once Ultimate Alliance 2 was released in 2009, so you may have to buy it used."
Used & New from: $25.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Mirror's Edge - Playstation 3
38.  Mirror's Edge - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008 / T.  Action-Platformer.  Ambitious title with some minor flaws, but definitely worth a try unless you get motion sick easily.

MC = 79"
$38.91   Used & New from: $7.97
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Playstation 3
39.  Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack In Time - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009 / E10+.  Insomniac's best installment in the franchise yet.  Improvements to every aspect, which were already tight."
Used & New from: $12.75
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (248 customer reviews) | 12 customer discussions

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Saints Row 2 - Playstation 3
40.  Saints Row 2 - Playstation 3 by THQ
The list author says:
  "2008 / M.  Open-world sandbox crime game.  Described by some as a GTA clone, this one is less Scorcese and more over-the-top crime parody.  Lots of humor."
$42.99   Used & New from: $9.36
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

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