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."
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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."
"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.
"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."
"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.
"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.
"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).
"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.
"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.
"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."
"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."