PS3 Games That Live On My Shelf

The Playstation 3 was and still is one of my favourite consoles that offered a varied and valuable selection of games, from shooters to adventure games I amassed a pretty sizeable collection that brought hours upon hours of brilliant and engrossing game-play goodness. I've not included any digital PSN titles, everything listed are purely physical disc copies.

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  • Promo copy from the good people of Sony, one of my favourite Gran Turismo games in the series with tons of cars and rather beautiful visuals.

  • Worlds better than Far Cry 2 and highly recommended by anyone who enjoyed the more recent Far Cry 4.

  • The last Saints Row game I've bought, just before things went a little too crazy with the games story and content.

  • Surprisingly fun game with hordes of zombies to dispatch with sparkly chainsaw slaughter, brilliant music too.

  • You either love it or hate it, I really enjoyed the original Dead Island and found the co-op to be one of the best around.

  • Just as good as Dark Souls but with more exploring and enemies to dispatch.

  • A must play for gamers who enjoy intelligent story and level design, it also helps if you are a masochist because there is no shortage of pain. I made sure to pick up the special edition with the soundtrack and artbook.

  • More polished than the original but I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

  • A great little game with some really interesting enemy types and a rather unique story.

  • Max Payne is back again only this time he is drunker than ever and balder than Bruce Willis, it more than lived up to my expectations.

  • Not that popular with fans of the series but I loved Absolution, as with most Hitman games there is a huge variety of options available for every budding assassin, though if you are anything like me you just wander the game world trying to quietly take out every single person. The artbook that came with it was also a great little addition.

  • One of my favourite collections to ever get a PS3 release, 3 brilliant Hitman games on one disc, I still play it from time to time.

  • Another example of Sony doing it right, it's worth the price for Snake Eater alone but Peace Walker is a must play to get up to speed on the upcoming Phantom Pain.. and MGS2 is "different".

  • At first I thought it was a no-brainer but only the first game was actually enjoyable, the second was terrible and the third was okay.

  • Up there with the Hitman collection in terms of value for money and time invested in playing each game.

  • It felt like a mix between The Matrix and Blade Runner, but offered different play styles so I did invest quite a bit of time into the game and found it to be solid and engrossing.

  • One of my favourite series of shooters, I just love the gritty realism and fact I can jump into a tank and drive over someone rather than use lighting fast reflexes to shoot them on foot.

  • Having not played the first Blops game I bought the second to play the online with friends, not as bad as I was expecting and the zombies add to the experience.

  • I love anything to do with Alice in Wonderland so it was a must buy, brilliant game and it included the digital version of the previous game.

  • I'm a huge horror movie fan and love metal music so it was a must buy, though a bit mental at times it was a lot of fun and not as bad as it could have been. I think a few of the original titles were included on the disc.

  • I'm a sucker for stealth games and this lets you sneak around in the shadows, I didn't expect much from this game but the story was interesting and the design of the world was very unique.

  • Similar to Heavy Rain when it comes to choices, Rockstar gave it a nice open world feel but it felt like the game never reached it's full potential. I did enjoy the character acting though and facial expressions, visually it was very good.

  • The sequel to Bioshock, I didn't think it would live up to the original but it did and expertly expanded on an already amazing story.

  • One of the best games I've ever played, there was plenty of action, a fantastic story and the art design was out of this world. A must play.

  • When it comes to hours played on any game this has to take the biscuit, infact it devours the biscuit completely in one go. I actually bought two copies, the usual day one release and the game of the year edition with the extra content.

  • Apart from all of the bugs (which have been patched) I really loved the game. So much so I bought the usual day one copy followed by the game of the year edition which included some amazing extra content.

  • Pretty much more Red Dead cowFolk action only this time George Romero has inspired Rockstar to flood the world with zombies.

  • Grand Theft Auto wild west style, one of the best open world experiences available with a wide variety of things to do and people to kill, also some fantastic animals.. that you can also kill.

  • I haven't played the second one but if it's anything like the first I'm sure I'd like it. Slower paced than most games, you have to take your time and achieve good accuracy in order to survive.

  • I imagine this game is rare enough since my local Gamestop only had one copy the day it was released. A decent enough helicopter type shooter with a fun co-op.

  • One of the most aptly named games of all time, this as with most of my collection was a day one buy. There had been so much hype for the game but when I played it and saw how broken it was with the worst screen-tear in history, I too felt the rage and stopped playing.

  • As a big fan of the franchise I was so excited for this game, the footage they showed was mouth watering and everything looked perfect. Then I brought it home and saw how broken it was and how it looked nothing like it had been previously advertised. Probably one of the worst let downs in gaming history.

  • Lisa there are zombies outside go and kill them? Apparently the game had zombies but I was too busy exploring the various stores and arcades, though the controls felt like they were written by David Lynch it wasn't a bad little game.

  • Not as good as the original games on the PS2. The newer title seemed a lot more serious to the point where I needed a tank of Oxygen to get down one summit. Give me speeding down a city smashing through windows and offices over a mountain any day.

  • One of my favourite Sims games which got countless hours if not days.. perhaps weeks of play.

  • Yes I did technically buy the same game twice, but this time it comes with pets! well not all of them because the console missed out on quite a few, but you can't beat training your cat to hunt ghosts.

  • I really can't remember much about this game, not overly terrible but not very memorable either.

  • The second in the Modern Warfare series was one of those rare COD games that I actually did enjoy, the co-op was excellent and the multiplayer a blast.

  • My favourite COD game of the series, the sniper segment at the start was a defining moment in terms of graphics and gameplay.

  • It's easy to make a bad Batman game especially after following up a good one, luckily Batman Arkham City was just as good if not better than Arkham Asylum.

  • Easily the best ever game based on one of the best franchises ever created, Arkham Asylum proved that licensed super hero games could be amazing when the right people are involved.

  • One of the more so-so games on the PS3, while I did enjoy the game it never felt that engrossing and it was very hard to take seriously. Strong points include some really nice cars and a fairly accurate version of the city by the bay including the usual sights and sounds.

  • As a regular shooter type game Armageddon really works but it didn't feel like a Red Faction game at all. I'm not saying it is a bad game, it's actually quite brilliant but I never saw it as a Red Faction title.

  • I think this was the only Ace Combat game released on the PS3, great visuals and music as usual, I think my special edition is signed and included the soundtrack.

  • A surprise gem, when first released it got a lot of bad press but I really loved it and played through it many times.

  • Shoot..run..get scared to death...repeat all over again, just as good as the first and slightly more action packed.

  • Think Silent hill meets first person shooter. FEAR was one of the only games ever to give me genuine chills, the story is sharp and the action is heavy.

  • Probably the only James Bond game I have on the PS3 but unlike any of it's predecessors it was actually a very good game and felt pretty solid for a licensed game.

  • I know nothing about the Warhammer universe but did make it through to the end of the campaign, I have to say that it was an all around decent game with plenty of hack and slash action.

  • One of the most disappointing first day buys ever, I finished the game in just under 3 hours. The online multiplayer was okay but the campaign was extremely short lived.

  • Fantastic open world action packed edge of your seat all the way extravaganza of epic proportions. Yes I really enjoyed Just Cause 2.

  • Let's see - Half Life 2 with all of the extra content, Portal and Team Fortress all in one box? An absolute must buy.

  • I loved this game to bits and incidentally the game lets you blow a huge open world to bits, it's a crying shame there will never be a third game.

  • Not too different than Dragon Rising, slightly better A.I. and a wider variety of weapons and visuals.

  • A fun and surprisingly addictive tactical action packed game with and almost open world feeling to it, I was happy to see a Flashpoint game finally arrive on PS3.

  • An amazing horror experience for anyone that appreciates Silent Hill and the movie Event Horizon, an absolute must buy/play.

  • I don't remember buying this but I do vaguely remember playing it, my overall impression was not very good.

  • I'm notoriously bad at beat'em ups and Mortal Kombat was no exception, there was a wide variety of characters and moves, I just had no idea how to make any of them work.

  • Not as good as the previous inFamous, but not terrible either. It's more of the same super powered Cole flying around doing his thing.

  • Sony's exclusive super hero series inFamous made a big impact when it originally landed, I'm still impressed by how much fun the game is and how well the open world works.

  • Quite simply I don't know what I was thinking when I bought this game, it's a boring and completely uninspired shooter that controls like a bathtub with brick wheels being pushed up a hill.

  • Before the franchise was tarnished by the recent disaster that was LBP3 this game was one of my most played titles ever, I must have bought all of the dlc too.

  • The first in the series was perhaps one of Sony's best ever exclusive games, simply perfection with an infinite amount of player created online content.

  • The game of the year edition of my favourite ever Elder Scrolls game, seasons passed while I clocked up hours adventuring.

  • I was sure this would be very mediocre but the online was excellent and the single player campaign was extremely playable.

  • With slightly better controls and a little less rage inducing hiccups SAW 2 wasn't too bad, you still need to stomach a lot to complete the game though.

  • I was a big fan of the first few SAW movies so when the tie-in game was released I went right for it, the result was a torturous experience where I had to turn off the game more than once for fear of losing my mind. The controls are dreadful and the enemy A.I. will easily destroy you with one hit, but if you can stick with it the sense of accomplishment is palatable.

  • I forgot I had this, it's not been played yet but I'll get around to it.

  • Ultimate edition with extra content. I forgot I had this, it's not been played yet but I'll get around to it.

  • A pretty good game with a great open world structure and a fairly solid story. First day buy with that elusive topless dlc, really EA? I mean come on.

  • I love all of the Gran Turismo games and 5 was no exception, slick super cars and some really nice tracks and visuals, it's everything you could want in a serious driving simulator.

  • Pretty old now and not as versatile as FC3 and FC4, Far Cry 2's ultimate downfall was a large open world with nothing to do in it, terrible A.I. and wooden feeling action.

  • A nice little gem of a game, it's easy to assume that it was just another badly thrown together licensed cash grab but it had a lot going for it. An engrossing story, fun missions with a GTA feel, the ability to make choices and much more.

  • Not a terrible game but being released around the same time as inFamous did it's sales no favours. The game world was pretty open, the powers were fun enough but in the end things seemed to be very repetitive with missions tripping over each other.

  • A top-class game with a lot going for it, I loved how much work had been put into the level design, characters and story. It was highly engrossing and full of great gaming moments.

  • I mostly bought the game for the mercenaries mode, the story is not completely hopeless but it really wasn't to my taste.

  • I don't remember enough about the game to say whether it was good or bad but I do remember finishing it and going back for some trophies so it couldn't have been all that bad.

  • Rare enough fly here kill that wartime simulator with lots of action and really nice visuals, much better than I expected.

  • The gameplay was fairly unique and the whole experience felt very cinematic, I can't remember ever finishing it but I do remember playing it quite a bit.

  • Though sluggish at times I really did enjoy Killzone 2, there was plenty of action and shooting to be had, but the final boss drove me crazy.

  • One of my favourite Red Faction games, there was a lot to do, a lot to see, and a lot to destroy. Red Faction leant itself perfectly to the power of the PS3.

  • Perhaps one of my favourite games of all time, though at it's release it didn't make too many waves it was and still is an amazing experience that was years ahead of it's time. Dying never felt so good.

  • Bought solely for the online multiplayer this was one of my favourite Battlefield games and clocked up hours of fast firing frenzied play.

  • The original Bad Company, I really enjoyed the main story and it was a nice change from the Call of Duty series.

  • Not a bad game overall but not as good as the older Rainbow Six titles, I do remember enjoying the multiplayer.

  • More of the same except with improved graphics, a wider selection of planes and some nice visuals.

  • The original H.A.W.X game wasn't too ground breaking but it was still fun with engaging missions and a so-so story. It was all about the in air action.

  • While a little more restrictive than most RTS games End War proved to be both fun and challenging, the online wasn't bad either.

  • A little bit more unique than most RTS games the main aim of R.U.S.E. was to use secrecy and misdirection to gain an advantage on the battlefields of wartime Europe.

  • Like many Bethesda games I ended up buying the usual day one copy of Fallout 3 and the extended Game of the Year Edition, but extra content aside Fallout 3 has more than enough fun and action to satisfy any gamer out there. One of my favourite games ever made.

  • This is pretty much Dawn of the Dead done right, legions of zombies, tons of weapons and items to collect and modify. I loved Dead Rising 2 and found myself losing hours chopping down zombies and exploring.

  • Based loosely on one of my favourite poems Dante's Inferno was a solid game with very varied level and enemy design, and plenty of actions and weapons to fight back the minions of hell.

  • They took the formula that worked for the first game and made a sequel, more of the same but with more to do and see. Just as solid and fun as the first.

  • One of the best shooters I've ever played on the PS3. Borderlands won a lot of play time due to it's crazy visuals, crazy characters and crazy game play. Even after all of this time it still stands up to most shooters that have since been released.

  • Another example of a great franchise never really getting the respect it deserves, while the multiplayer was fun at times it never could stand up the expectations placed on it and ultimately failed to impress.

  • The developers were obviously fans of the movie HEAT because the whole game plays out like it was penned by Micheal Mann. I found the game to be a mixed bag, at times it was tense and exciting but sometimes it lost it's way and became slightly unplayable.

  • When it comes to choices affecting real change in a game you can't beat the dark anxiety attack that is Heavy Rain. Every choice I made had some form of consequence on the characters of the story, even going as far as to remove them from the outcome entirely.

  • The main draw to the game for me was the inclusion of Metal Gear Online, I loved the stealth take on multiplayer. The main story like many MGS titles was way out there but it played well and it's only real downfall was the extremely long video sequences.

  • More Nathan Drake action only this time with improved graphics, a brilliant story and some of the best game play to ever grace a console.

  • Humorous at times but with a lot of action and exploring to be done this was Drakes first outing and it made a huge splash. I found the game to be extremely solid with a strong story and a lot to do.