Just bought a PS3. Recommend games exclusive to PS3?

#1 Edited by Choi (542 posts) -

Just recently I bought a PS3 bundle with GTA5. I left my 360 at home when I moved to another country (Germany) and didn't want to have to wait to play GTA. Now, I want to play all the other great games I didn't have the chance to before.

I will definitely be getting Journey once my internet connection is set up in the new apartment, I already bought Heavy Rain in Gamestops pre-owned section. I'm also looking forward to playing MGS 4, Uncharted 2, HD remakes of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus etc.

Please, enlighten me on all the other games on PSN and retail that are worth getting and experiencing on PS3.

#2 Posted by Humanity (9604 posts) -
#3 Posted by lightsoda (541 posts) -

I consider The Last of Us to be the best game I've played in a long time, some will probably say the Uncharted series, not a huge fan of those myself.

#4 Edited by Darji (5294 posts) -

@humanity said:

@choi: Here is a list I made a while back!

PS3 Exclusives to own

pretty good list. Definitely get the Last of us. And if you like Japanese games also try out Yakuza 4 and Tales of Xillia. Also the new PSN game Rain seems pretty good has quite a ICO vibe.

#5 Edited by Humanity (9604 posts) -

@darji: Ah yes good point, I should put Yakuza on there.

Edit: I guess lists are still broken..? - nope they work.

#6 Posted by Angouri (233 posts) -

VALKYRIA CHRONICLES.

and everything from Naughty Dog.

#7 Posted by mikey87144 (1797 posts) -

First buy PSN+. You'll get a good amount of games that way. After that:

  • inFamous 1 & 2
  • The Last of Us
  • God of War 3 if you liked the previous 2
  • God of War collection if you didn't play the previous ones
  • Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction & a Crack in Time
  • Flower
  • Guacamele
  • Valkyria Chronicles if you liked X-Com
  • Unfinished Swan
  • Puppeteer
#8 Posted by Nightriff (5156 posts) -

Demon's Souls

#9 Posted by PandaBear (1377 posts) -

Most of the good ones have been mentioned ... though I will say Tokyo Jungle is brilliant and shows you that unique PlayStation-ness at it's best.

#10 Posted by mosespippy (4286 posts) -

Valkyria Chronicles and Pixel Junk Eden are my top exclusives. Demon's Souls is great but Dark Souls is better. DaS has a rather active online community on PSN still so try it out if you haven't already.

#11 Posted by Cerberus3Dog (360 posts) -

Journey, get on that. I also really enjoyed Flower.

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#12 Edited by believer258 (11997 posts) -

@humanity said:

@choi: Here is a list I made a while back!

PS3 Exclusives to own

Resistance 3 is not on that list.

OP should definitely play Resistance 3. Damn shame that game got so underrated.

EDIT: I say this as someone who hasn't really liked anything else that Insomniac has put out since Deadlocked. Those Ratchet games are really good but I'm so burnt out on that formula that I can't make myself play them anymore, and Resistance 1 and 2 are boring at best and really, really bad at worst. Resistance 3 is really, really good, though.

#13 Posted by Castiel (2665 posts) -

The Uncharted trilogy, The Last of Us, Valkyria Chronicles and Journey.

#14 Posted by Humanity (9604 posts) -

@believer258: I haven't played Resistance 3, but as you said yourself the two previous installments of that game looked so boring I'd never think to give the third game a fair shake. I remember playing Resistance 1 over at a friends house when he just got his PS3 and being thoroughly underwhelmed. Also I'm entirely burnt out on anything WWII related.

But if you highly recommend it then maybe the dude should give it a shot if thats something up his alley.

#15 Posted by Karkarov (3185 posts) -

Demon's Souls

What he said. Resistance 1 is also "okay", didn't really enjoy 2 or 3 as much for some reason. Heavy Rain you may want to rent, not buy, unless you can find it cheap. MGS 4 though.... yeah that's where it is at!

#16 Posted by Jeust (10750 posts) -

@castiel said:

The Uncharted trilogy, The Last of Us, Valkyria Chronicles and Journey.

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Heavenly Sword

#17 Posted by mosespippy (4286 posts) -

In my rush to always recommend Valkyria Chronicles and PJ Eden in these types of threads I always forget to mention Motorstorm Pacific Rift. That game is fast and loose arcade racing at it's best. The two DLC packs are the best the series ever got. It really went downhill after that, which is why I'm very skeptical of #Driveclub.

#18 Posted by jayjonesjunior (1090 posts) -

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

#19 Posted by vikingdeath1 (983 posts) -

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

My favorite PS3 game of the year.

#20 Posted by Choi (542 posts) -

Ok, glad so many of you responded and a lot of expected answers but I see Valkyria Chronicles poping up alot. I played some on my friends PSP and I'm totally itching for some kind of XCOMesque game.
I could go without the all japanese/highschool/teen drama that I'm under the impression that game has :P
I think I'll give it a shot. Thanks everyone ^_^
Any more obscure really good PSN games I should watch for? Noby Noby Boy?? You can buy and download and play PSP games on your PS3 right? Any good PSP games you would recommend for my PS3?

#21 Posted by LoveSpuds (114 posts) -

If you like your sports games then give MLB The Show a look too, absolutely amazing game (and this is coming from a Brit!).

Love to see Valkyria getting some love, just wish more had bought it when it was released, we might have seen the sequels on PS3 instead of PSP then :(

#22 Edited by ll_Exile_ll (1814 posts) -

@choi said:

Ok, glad so many of you responded and a lot of expected answers but I see

Valkyria Chronicles

poping up alot. I played some on my friends PSP and I'm totally itching for some kind of XCOMesque game.

I could go without the all japanese/highschool/teen drama that I'm under the impression that game has :P

I think I'll give it a shot. Thanks everyone ^_^

Any more obscure really good PSN games I should watch for?

Noby Noby Boy

?? You can buy and download and play PSP games on your PS3 right? Any good PSP games you would recommend for my PS3?

Valkyria Chronciles doesn't have any "Japanese teen drama" as you put it. It's a wartime story focusing on a cast of half a dozen or so characters and how they are each dealing with the war that has come to their small country. There is romance (which is done fairly well) and some eye rolling moments (Hans is the worst), but it's much more political intrigue, race relations, and secret history than it is teen drama.

#23 Posted by FTomato (235 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: I think VC2 is actually set at a high school. VC1 doesn't have that though.

#24 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1814 posts) -

@ftomato said:

@ll_exile_ll: I think VC2 is actually set at a high school. VC1 doesn't have that though.

I wasn't aware of that. I don't have a PSP, so I never had a chance to play the sequel. I had always wondered what the second was about though, since the first game is a pretty complete story without much room for a sequel.

#25 Posted by Choi (542 posts) -

@ll_exile_ll: @ftomato:
Ah ok, I only played a bit of the PSP one. If the characters and story are better and more "mature" I would totally give that a shot. Gameplay is still the same though?

#26 Posted by hermes (1539 posts) -

Get PS+. Cool feature for a ridiculous price.

#27 Edited by Veektarius (4922 posts) -

Not to hijack the thread I've been thinking of getting a PS3 sometime in the not-too-distant future for the same reasons. Is there any scuttlebutt on when the price drop is expected?

#28 Posted by Soilworley (3 posts) -

PS+ has been pretty amazing for the amount of money I've spent on it. Plus Ico and Shadow of the Colossus have been for free the past week or so.

Uncharted was pretty mindblowing.

Infamous was pretty brilliant.

Also get Journey and FLOWER.

My gf loves Flower and its a great way to unwind after a rough day.

#29 Edited by AlecOfTheWest (290 posts) -

IMO, Uncharted is the only half-descent exclusive on the PS3. The Last of Us is boring as hell, Infamous gets old about an hour into it, and Quantic Dream titles attempt to sell you on their storytelling, despite being horribly written. Shoulda got a 360.

#30 Posted by Splodge (1769 posts) -

I also just bought a PS3. First thing I did was download and play Journey. IT was in-fucking-credible.

The last of us came with the console, along with GTAV. Last of us seems great, but I only played a couple of hours. I will eventually get back to it, but I have been distracted by FF XIII, XIII-2, and all hte playstation plus games.

#31 Edited by MariusK (13 posts) -

heavy rain and beyound two souls, and last of us, and uncharted 1 2 and 3

#32 Edited by BigDaddyTool (33 posts) -

Haven't seen anyone mention Ratchet & Clank yet. A Crack In Time is the one to get, avoid All 4 One at all costs. (the HD collection isn't a bad choice either if you never played any of the PS2 games)

#33 Posted by mosespippy (4286 posts) -

@ftomato said:

@ll_exile_ll: I think VC2 is actually set at a high school. VC1 doesn't have that though.

I wasn't aware of that. I don't have a PSP, so I never had a chance to play the sequel. I had always wondered what the second was about though, since the first game is a pretty complete story without much room for a sequel.

The second one occurs two years later and is about a civil war caused by the racial tensions from the first game. It takes place at a military academy for the most part. They received a lot of criticism for the teen drama fluff in the second one so they made the third one about a special ops squad and happens concurrently with the first game.

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