PS3 Games for an 11 year old

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#1 Edited by RockHardly (6 posts) -

On our office Christmas tree we have tags for kids who live in an orphanage. Each tag has things the kid has asked for for Christmas. I saw one for an 11 year old boy who wants a PS3 controller and "video games". Naturally, I picked this one.

The controller leads me to believe the video games would need to be PS3 games (clearly, this child has some class) - a list which I would readily be able to put together quickly based on what I like, however, these would probably not be appropriate for an 11-year-old (while I let my 10 year old play Dark Souls when he wants, I would feel odd about giving some kid I don't know Dark Souls unless I was sure the kid was either older than 18 or had ready access to a counselor or psychologist).

ANYWAY - I'm thinking of grabbing about 3 games + a controller for him. Easy picks are the Lego games (especially Star Wars, given the time of year) - but I'm wondering if there are other more obscure picks that I could still find, but that this kid would be unlikely to already have.

Any suggestions?

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#2 Edited by Wlleiotl (310 posts) -

Burnout Paradise

FIFA/NHL/Madden from 2-3 years ago

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#3 Edited by paudle (120 posts) -

Rayman is a good one.

I'm trying to remember some other ones.

Little big planet

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#4 Edited by michaelferrari (48 posts) -
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Jak and Daxter
  • Sonic (Not saying they're good but he may like them)/Sonic Racers
  • Crash Bandicoot
  • Skylanders
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Toy Story 3
  • Minecraft
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#5 Posted by liquiddragon (3323 posts) -

I feel like this is a solid list assuming the kid is a boy. Some of it skew a bit older but I think an 11 year old will go for that.

  • Ratchet and Clank: A Crack in Time
  • Saint's Row: The Third
  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Darksiders
  • inFamous
  • Assassin's Creed 2

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#6 Posted by Sahalarious (770 posts) -

Skyrim, Batman Arkham City, any of the Uncharted games, Okami, Ni No Kuni

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#7 Posted by tbk (293 posts) -

Any of the Lego Games. Should be some for the PS3

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#8 Edited by Puchiko (846 posts) -

Ni No Kuni

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#9 Posted by DanishingAct (414 posts) -

Jak and daxter collection would be a great get. Ratchet and clank games are pretty good too.

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#10 Edited by NeverGameOver (902 posts) -

Forget Dark Souls. Get him Demon's.

All kidding aside, I'd say Arkham Asylum/City or Black Flag. Superheros and Pirates sound perfect for an 11 y/o boy.

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#11 Edited by Onemanarmyy (4313 posts) -

Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

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#12 Posted by ArtMaddox (53 posts) -

3D Dot Game Heroes. It’s basically an NES Zelda style game with a cool 3D pixel art style.

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#13 Posted by WrinklyDinosaur (542 posts) -

@liquiddragon: Nice list except for SR3. Definitely not that for an 11 y/o.

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#14 Posted by TopCat88 (371 posts) -

Skate 3

The Orange Box (and/or portal 2)

Burnout Paradise

Assassins Creed 2

Rayman: Legends

The BIGS 2 (Its an excellent arcade baseball game that I loved at the time)

Lego: Anything

Little Big Planet 2


Joe Danger (Not sure if this had a disc release)

Plants vs Zombies

Fall Out: New Vegas

(I didn't play this so I don't know the age appropriate-ness. I played 4 and that would be ok I think.)

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#15 Posted by deactivated-5b031d0e868a5 (935 posts) -
  • Skate 3
  • LittleBigPlanet / LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Modnation Racers / LittleBigPlanet Karting / Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (I remember Vinny's son liked this game)
  • Burnout Paradise
  • Ratchet & Clank (series)
  • Sly Cooper (series)
  • Jak & Daxter (series)
  • Ni No Kuni
  • Minecraft (disc version)
  • Sonic Generations
  • Rayman Origins / Rayman Legends
  • Puppeteer
  • Batman (Arkham series)
  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Collection
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (1 & 2)
  • Portal 2
  • De Blob 2
  • Mass Effect (Trilogy pack)
  • Cartoon Network Punchtime Explosion XL
  • Katamari Forever

Of those my top 3 picks would be:

  1. Burnout Paradise
  2. Skate 3
  3. Ratchet & Clank HD Collection
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#16 Posted by Blu3V3nom07 (4497 posts) -

Lego Batman 3

It's surprisingly funny! :D

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