PS3 Shooters - Best First & Third-Person Shooters

A Listmania! list by Amazon Customer (Boulder, Colorado)
The list author says: "There is an over-abundance of outstanding options in the first person shooters genre, but does Sony have anything that can match Microsoft's exclusive HALO or GEARS OF WAR franchises?

Sony has yet to release a true, PS3-exclusive "Halo-killer", but some other developers have and the PS3 offers several outstanding options.

This is a list of the best First, Third, Single, and Multiplayer shooters available for the PS3."
Battlefield 3 - Playstation 3
1.  Battlefield 3 - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  The COD series may outpace it in sales, but for my dollar no shooter can match Battlefield.  It is unrivaled.  Where COD is twitchy & lone wolf, B3 strongly encourages squad cooperation to fulfill objectives in its large, wide-open maps."
$16.95   Used & New from: $0.98
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,254 customer reviews) | 261 customer discussions

Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Playstation 3
2.  Battlefield Bad Company 2 - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2010/M.  Wide-open battlefields.  Not twitchy like the COD series."
$17.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (257 customer reviews) | 40 customer discussions

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Greatest Hits)
3.  Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (Greatest Hits) by Activision Inc.
The list author says:
  "2007/M.  Multi-platform.  1st-person.  Won tons of Game of the Year awards for 2007.  The biggest shooter franchise in recent years.  It was the highest-selling cross-platform title of 2007. 

Metacritic = 94!"
$15.67   Used & New from: $3.87
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews) | 10 customer discussions

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3
4.  Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Everybody agrees that Uncharted offers one of the best single-player experiences of this or any console generation, but if you haven't tried the incredible 3rd-person multiplayer shooting, you're missing half the package.  While taking some pages from Gears, it offers its own unique experience."
$21.80   Used & New from: $2.00
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,173 customer reviews) | 179 customer discussions

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Playstation 3
5.  Uncharted 2: Among Thieves - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/T.  PS3-exclusive.  3rd-person.  If you own one PS3 game, this ought to be it.  It features an outstanding online multiplayer aspect in addition to an amazing single-player campaign as well as several robust co-op missions. 

Metacritic = 96!"
$7.77   Used & New from: $0.01
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (919 customer reviews) | 96 customer discussions

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Playstation 3
6.  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Playstation 3 by Activision Inc.
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  Multi-platform.  1st-person.

Metacritic = 95!"
$17.99   Used & New from: $0.84
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (771 customer reviews) | 148 customer discussions

Call of Duty: Black Ops - Playstation 3
7.  Call of Duty: Black Ops - Playstation 3 by Activision Publishing
The list author says:
  "2010 / M.  The best-selling 1st-person shooter of its time, it obviously offers something gamers love.  Personally, I'm put off by Activision's annualization of the franchise & financial milking and think you'd do better with Battlefield."
$22.27   Used & New from: $6.69
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,366 customer reviews) | 167 customer discussions

Killzone 3 - Playstation 3
8.  Killzone 3 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  PS3-exclusive.  1st-person.  Sci-fi.  Improves on the outstanding KZ2 in every way.  One of the best-looking mp shooters available.  Introduces some interesting ideas to multiplayer that keeps the game flowing quickly from round to round."
$11.23   Used & New from: $2.92
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (537 customer reviews) | 127 customer discussions

Resistance 3 - Playstation 3
9.  Resistance 3 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  PS3-exclusive.  1st-person.  Single/Multiplayer.  Alt-history/Sci-fi.  Insomniac finally delivered on all the promise of the Resistance franchise and delivered a genuine Game-of-the-Year contender with this installment.  Compelling campaign with outstanding multiplayer, this is a complete package."
$16.97   Used & New from: $5.45
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews) | 82 customer discussions

Bioshock - Playstation 3
10.  Bioshock - Playstation 3 by Take 2
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  Multi-platform.  1st-person.  Single-player.  Arguably the best NEW single-player shooter franchise in years.  It was an X360-exclusive for 15 months, but PS3 gamers were thrilled when it finally arrived.

Metacritic = 94!"
$14.99   Used & New from: $6.48
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (335 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

Borderlands - Playstation 3
11.  Borderlands - Playstation 3 by 2K
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  Multi-platform.  1st-person.  4-player co-op is the jem of this great game.  Billed as a "Role-playing Shooter", it features 4 distinct character classes, leveling trees, and additional customization.  This genre-bender heralds a new age in shooter evolution.

Metacritic = 83"
$10.93   Used & New from: $3.39
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

Killzone 2 - Playstation 3
12.  Killzone 2 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2009/M.  PS3-exclusive.  Hard science fiction shooter.  Before it's release, KZ2's predecessor on the PS2 was hailed as a 'Halo-killer' but seriously failed to meet expectations (MC=70).  KZ2 is currently the highest-rated PS3-exclusive first person shooter.

Metacritic = 91!"
$10.85   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (521 customer reviews) | 97 customer discussions

Dead Space (PlayStation 3)
13.  Dead Space (PlayStation 3) by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  Multi-platform.  3rd-person. Single-player.  Described as "BioShock in space" and "a cross between Aliens and The Thing".  Dark in color and content.  This futuristic shooter is seriously creepy and a must-play for every survival horror fan.

Metacritic = 89"
$19.25   Used & New from: $5.36
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (385 customer reviews) | 18 customer discussions

Crysis 2 - Playstation 3
14.  Crysis 2 - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Gorgeous.  Satisfying.  True variety allows you to play the way you want to play - tank, stealth, speed - you choose your playstyle based on your preferences or the needs of the moment.  Few games can match this for true variety in playstyle."
$9.99   Used & New from: $3.07
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (261 customer reviews) | 47 customer discussions

Rage - Playstation 3
15.  Rage - Playstation 3 by Bethesda
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  A long-time coming, this is ID's post-apocalyptic epic that blends a first-person shooter with a driving game."
$13.96   Used & New from: $3.99
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (275 customer reviews) | 55 customer discussions

The Orange Box - Playstation 3
16.  The Orange Box - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2007/M.  Multi-platform.  This is a compilation of 5 games, including one of the best shooters of the last generation - HALF-LIFE 2 plus two HL2 expansions, TEAM FORTRESS 2, and PORTAL.  A great value.

Metacritic = 89"
$74.99   Used & New from: $29.96
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (158 customer reviews) | 22 customer discussions

WarHawk Bundle with Bluetooth Headset - Playstation 3
17.  WarHawk Bundle with Bluetooth Headset - Playstation 3 by Sony
The list author says:
  "2007/T.  PS3-exclusive.  Third person perspective.  This is the highest ranking T-rated (non-mature) shooter available and offers loads of vehicle & aircraft action in addition to tradition FPS game play.

Metacritic = 84"
$21.88   Used & New from: $6.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (106 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

Bioshock 2 - Playstation 3
18.  Bioshock 2 - Playstation 3 by 2K
The list author says:
  "2010 / M.  The single-player story is nearly as good as the original, while the gameplay & graphics are dramatically improved.  It's multiplayer side was overlooked, but had a story of its own and was quite enjoyable for those who gave it a try.  Sadly, this game was in the shadow of the first game and other shooters with more robust mp aspects."
$9.94   Used & New from: $2.09
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (294 customer reviews) | 28 customer discussions

Resistance 2 - Playstation 3
19.  Resistance 2 - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  PS3-exclusive.  Alt-history, sci-fi shooter.  Expectations were high for this one and it surpassed the critical & commercial performance of its predecessor to become the highest rated PS3-exclusive FPS at the time.  It remains one of Sony's best answers to Halo's phenomenal success.

Metacritic = 89"
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (327 customer reviews) | 45 customer discussions

Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3
20.  Resistance: Fall of Man - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2006/M.  PS3-exclusive.  1st-person.  A phenomenal success at release - it was the best exclusive FPS available for a few years.  It's critical and commercial success has since been surpassed by even better exclusive shooters listed above.

Metacritic = 86"
$9.05   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (398 customer reviews) | 26 customer discussions

Unreal Tournament III - Playstation 3
21.  Unreal Tournament III - Playstation 3 by Midway Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2007/M.  Multiplatform.

Metacritic = 86"
$24.50   Used & New from: $0.41
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 21 customer discussions

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Playstation 3
22.  Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2007/M.  Multiplatform.  This first VEGAS installment received higher reviews then its 2008 successor, VEGAS 2, which also rated pretty high (MC=81).

Metacritic = 86"
$8.99   Used & New from: $0.83
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews) | 33 customer discussions

Far Cry 2 - Playstation 3
23.  Far Cry 2 - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  Multiplatform.  Based in Africa.  Ambitious scope.  Anticipation was high and reviews were strong, but it came in just under the high-water mark set but its 2004 PC predecessor's critical success (MC=89).

Metacritic = 85"
$17.80   Used & New from: $3.02
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews) | 8 customer discussions

Battlefield: Bad Company - Playstation 3
24.  Battlefield: Bad Company - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2008/T.  Multiplatform.  DICE's modern-day installment of their incredibly successful BATTLEFIELD franchise.  Bigger and more open than MODERN WARFARE.  Incredible in its own right and now at a bargain price.

Metacritic = 84"
$22.01   Used & New from: $2.30
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (180 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - Playstation 3
25.  Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 - Playstation 3 by UBI Soft
The list author says:
  "2007/T.  Multiplatform.

Metacritic = 84"
$22.95   Used & New from: $0.98
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals - Playstation 3
26.  SOCOM 4: U.S. Navy Seals - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
$10.00   Used & New from: $0.01
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews) | 61 customer discussions

Mag Online Only - Playstation 3
27.  Mag Online Only - Playstation 3 by Sony Computer Entertainment
The list author says:
  "2010/RP.  256 players online in a single game.  Three distinct factions.  Anticipation is high."
$12.99   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews) | 48 customer discussions

The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Playstation 3
28.  The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena - Playstation 3 by Atari Inc.
The list author says:
  "2008/M.  Multi.  1st-person.  This great game includes a complete update to the critically-acclaimed and previously Xbox-exclusive 'Escape From Butcher Bay' (MC=89).  That is reason alone for a Playstation owner to give this a look.

Metacritic = 81"
$20.95   Used & New from: $5.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Army of Two: The 40th Day - Playstation 3
29.  Army of Two: The 40th Day - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2010/M."
$20.90   Used & New from: $4.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Lost Planet 2 - Playstation 3
30.  Lost Planet 2 - Playstation 3 by Capcom
The list author says:
  "2010/RP."
$18.95   Used & New from: $1.89
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Aliens vs Predator - Playstation 3
31.  Aliens vs Predator - Playstation 3 by Sega Of America, Inc.
The list author says:
  "2010/M."
$58.91   Used & New from: $14.15
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (96 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Medal of Honor - Playstation 3
32.  Medal of Honor - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
The list author says:
  "2010 / M.  This reboot took inspiration from both the Battlefield and Call of Duty franchises, but fails to match either.  If it develops a bit more of its own identity, it has a lot of potential to stand out in a packed field."
$14.99   Used & New from: $0.70
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (572 customer reviews) | 77 customer discussions

Bulletstorm - Playstation 3
33.  Bulletstorm - Playstation 3 by Electronic Arts
$14.95   Used & New from: $1.89
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

Brink - Playstation 3
34.  Brink - Playstation 3 by Solutions 2 Go
The list author says:
  "2011 / M.  Promising, but ultimately didn't quite deliver on all it's potential.  Still, this is a very enjoyable shooter that blends the single and multiplayer elements.  I truly hope Bethesda iterates on this and gives a sequel that learned lessons from the first."
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.70
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews) | 25 customer discussions

Vanquish - Playstation 3
35.  Vanquish - Playstation 3 by Sega Of America, Inc.
$34.93   Used & New from: $8.35
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews) | 11 customer discussions

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